From around California and one that’s a bit different!
With MANY GREETINGS of the season from the RailPAC Officers, Directors, and editorial staff.
The California State Rail Museum in Sacramento greets 2007 Christmastime visitors with decorated locomotive 1915 as they enter. (Russ Jackson photo)
The 1992 Chistmas tree at Los Angeles Union Station is one of our most popular photos. (Russ Jackson photo)
In 2004 this tree greeted passengers entering the Amtrak station in San Luis Obispo. The decorations are old baggage tags! (Russ Jackson photo)
Amtrak train #6, the California Zephyr, in the Sierra near Donner Lake in January, 2007. Photos from the window of a train in the snow always make a good way to extend greetings. So far going into winter 2007-08 there isn’t much snow up there. (Bob Snow photo)
What has this photo to do with either Christmas or rail? Well, it’s RailPAC President, Paul Dyson astride Tom the mule, Paul’s “alternate transportation,” extending his Holiday greetings. Paul says, “I think Tom could certainly make the time that some of the Surfliners make. Metrolink is faster, south of Los Angeles, with 6 more stops!” There’s your connection to Paul’s commentary that follows this post. (Lisa Dyson photo)