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BackRhodes

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A very RARE opportunity...!!! Sat, 02/11/12 5:25 AM (permalink)
Do you want lunch with a VERY rare view...???
 
Amtrak train #14 (the northbound Coast Starlight) is being detoured over the Tehachapi Pass & Loop Feb 16th - 19th due to track work on the normal route...
 
It will leave at LA-Union Station and to to Oakland NON STOP...
 
This is a detour that normally only sees freight traffic...Cajon Pass, Mojave, Tehachapi, Buckersfield, etc  offer some scenic views that normal passenger trains don't ever see...
 
IF the track work (replacing ties) ends sooner than expected then it's possible Train #14 will resume it's normal northbound route before the 19th... 
 
Lunch in the Mojave while in motion...
 
Ok, Amtrak food might not be the best in some opinions, other might think it's great...and the California Parlor Car offers a seperate menu for those with sleeper car tickets as an alternative...(menus are posted on the Amtrak webby site)
 
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