american train woes and wonder

nyt op-ed Trouble on the Tracks .. flooding following last week’s storm causes beleaguered amtrak to cancel some trains .. in more positive directions new trains an organization committed to promote new train systems across America. .. horseshoe curve has some of the best train spotting (*) in the north east (imho) and steamtown is just amazing. over a month since i visited and i still can’t find the proper words to describe my feelings.

while i insist i am *not* foaming, i will admit to some drool: wikipedias otto perry images.

* def of trainspotting .. i do not like the term railfan even though I live in the states.. oh and I do like the term Ferroequinology ;)