Wednesday, July 25, 2007


2247 MDT Wednesday, 25 July 2007

We boarded the west-bound Empire Builder at East Glacier Park, MT about 1950 (only about an hour late, which isn't bad considering the co-usage of tracks).

The good news: we had dinner reservations for 2000, which worked out well. The toilets worked in the sleeping car (and elsewhere in the train, I presume).

The bad news: no hot water for showers. Ugh. Maybe we'll get hot water by morning, and maybe we won't. The water wasn't as cold as the glacier-fed streams we'd been swimming / soaking in, but it was plenty cold anyway.

I've developed a new-found curiosity about transportation subsidies. Perhaps if Members of Congress were encouraged to patronize our National Railroad Passenger Corporation, the subsidy situation would change...certainly worth pursuing.

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