Summer Train Trip: LA to Chicago


July 15-17, 2017

The second leg of our trip has been on my bucket list since before there were bucket lists –  late 50’s and early 60’s. As I shared before, my Grandpa Baker lived in Winslow, Arizona and we would travel there from Palmdale, California each summer. At that time Winslow was a major train stop for the Santa Fe Railroad between Los Angeles and Chicago. My grandpa would take me down to the train station to watch the Chief, the Super Chief, and the El Capitan stop for refueling and crew changes. It was just awesome for a young boy to watch those big  silver and red Warbonnets come to a stop and release their brake steam and all the other associated train noises. We rode the train over from Pasadena or Barstow a couple of times but I wanted to ride it from start to…

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