Category Archives: USA Rail Pass

South of Philadelphia

The next leg on my journey on the Cardinal was from Philadelphia to Charlottesville.  It was overcast in Philadelphia and I’m sure this bridge looks better on a sunny day. By the time we reached Washington, DC it was sunny

South of Philadelphia

The next leg on my journey on the Cardinal was from Philadelphia to Charlottesville.  It was overcast in Philadelphia and I’m sure this bridge looks better on a sunny day. By the time we reached Washington, DC it was sunny

Magical Mosaic

South Street is another part of the City of Philadelphia which was designated for re-development and managed to escape it.  The intention to route a freeway through it in the 1960s meant that people living in the area moved away and buildings were

Magical Mosaic

South Street is another part of the City of Philadelphia which was designated for re-development and managed to escape it.  The intention to route a freeway through it in the 1960s meant that people living in the area moved away and buildings were

Doing Penance

It wasn’t until I read the introductory notes in the guide to the Eastern State Penitentiary that I recognised the root of the word penitentiary.  The building in Philadelphia was designed to enable those who were imprisoned to quietly contemplate

Doing Penance

It wasn’t until I read the introductory notes in the guide to the Eastern State Penitentiary that I recognised the root of the word penitentiary.  The building in Philadelphia was designed to enable those who were imprisoned to quietly contemplate

The streets of Philadelphia

My journey from New York City to Philadelphia on the Cardinal Service with Amtrak was uneventful, so doesn’t warrant its own blog post.  I was staying relatively central in the city so walked to the places I wanted to visit.

The streets of Philadelphia

My journey from New York City to Philadelphia on the Cardinal Service with Amtrak was uneventful, so doesn’t warrant its own blog post.  I was staying relatively central in the city so walked to the places I wanted to visit.

Highlights of the High Line

From the plaques placed in the High Line Park: “The High Line was built by the New York Central Railroad between 1929 and 1934 to lift dangerous freight trains from Manhattan’s streets.  The Highline’s trains carried meat, produce and dairy

Highlights of the High Line

From the plaques placed in the High Line Park: “The High Line was built by the New York Central Railroad between 1929 and 1934 to lift dangerous freight trains from Manhattan’s streets.  The Highline’s trains carried meat, produce and dairy

Made in Chelsea

My accommodation in New York City was the International Chelsea Hostel, right in the middle of Chelsea.  I took a walk around and love all the cast iron railings at on the steps to the houses.  There isn’t much cast

Made in Chelsea

My accommodation in New York City was the International Chelsea Hostel, right in the middle of Chelsea.  I took a walk around and love all the cast iron railings at on the steps to the houses.  There isn’t much cast

Grand Central Terminal

My journey into and out of New York City were both from NYP, New York Pennsylvania Station.  I could not travel through New York City by train and not visit GCT.  Amtrak no longer serves Grand Central Terminal so I

Grand Central Terminal

My journey into and out of New York City were both from NYP, New York Pennsylvania Station.  I could not travel through New York City by train and not visit GCT.  Amtrak no longer serves Grand Central Terminal so I