You have to change in Atlanta…

  • Sep. 21st, 2007 at 12:57 AM
Michel

OK, I don’t usually post twice in one day, but I just had to. Our good friends Taylor & Katie live in Albuquerque, NM. I’m going through a pile of stuff on the floor under my desk and found an ad for Amtrak, which led me to think, “I wonder how long the train ride to Albuquerque is.” So I perused the Amtrak web site. I don’t know if you’ll be able to see this, so I’ll copy it.
Depart Martinez, CA at 7:49am.
Arrive Galesburg, IL at 12:29 pm (50 hours and 40 minutes later)
Depart Galesburg, IL at 5:53pm
Arrive Albuquerque, NM at 4:10pm (23 hours and 17 minutes later)

It brings new meaning to: “You can’t their from here.”

Oh, and the cost of this interesting, educational route: $770.00

Comments

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donnajean2277
Sep. 21st, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)Funny, a coworker was just looking into taking Amtrak yesterday on the theory that it would be cheaper than flying. Turns out A. It’s not, and B. even a “direct” route takes twice as long as even driving would. Then we found out you actually can’t really go cross country on Amtrak as most of their routes run north to south rather than east-west. So actually, you can kind of go cross country, you have to zig zag up and down. But having to go to Illinois to get to New Mexico? That’s pretty absurd. Ouch.

sm00bs
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)Okay, that’s just plain insane.

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