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Am new subscriber to fora and glad to have found the site. Train buff here for 60+ years. Rode L&N and Southern and N&W to college. Loved a shrimp cocktail every Sunday evening in the dining car -- my one luxury in lean years of student life.

Live now in Sewanee, TN, about four miles from Cowan Tunnel and listen every night to CSX freights climb mountain to go through the tunnel on way to Alabama and points south or to way north to join up in Nashville.

Confirmed with wife on trip in June via rail (Amtrak) which I hope will be enjoyable and not too much: Atlanta to DC, DC to Chicago, Chicago to Seattle, Seattle to LA, LA to New Orleans, and NO back to Atlanta.

Anyone have any thoughts, cautions, warning, tips for our trip?

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