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He missed an obvious one, at least for now.

Seattle to Portland or Portland to Seattle on either the Coast Starlight and/or one of the Amtrak Cascades.

The trip is an easy day trip, and you can also add a visit to destination city and still make it home in one day.

For now, the scenic highlight of the run is the trip along Puget Sound south of Tacoma (Also a possible endpoint for those coming from Portland) with amazing views of the fjord like Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Sadly, a plan is in the works to re-route the trains to a line that bypasses the scenic trip along the sound, instead offering a view of Interstate 5 and strip malls. The reason is a single track tunnel on the existing line that frequently backs up trains in both directions as they take turns passing through. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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