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Rolling low and slow across the real America

Rolling low and slow across the real America

By Chris Bateman Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is on the outskirts of San Marcos, getting gas. It isn’t a scheduled stop. “But our locomotive is low on diesel and now we’re waiting for a tanker truck,” the conductor tells us over

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A training guide for first-timers

A training guide for first-timers

Something went wrong with the dining car north of Eugene. “A mechanical problem,” said the steward. “We should have it repaired in Portland and be ready to serve you dinner.” But they didn’t, and instead we Amtrak passengers got take-out

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