I love travelling by train while vacationing throughout Europe, so I figured it would be nice to do the same on Amtrak (USA) while escaping to the suburbs this past weekend, to visit one of my favorite gals on earth.
So, I bought a round trip ticket and after work on Friday, I took the bus in San Francisco to the train station in Emeryville,( just past the Bay Bridge) for my trip to Sacramento.
The only problem with Amtrak is that, while it stops in most metropolitan cities, getting to the neighboring towns is really difficult unless there is a person picking you up on the other end or there is a connecting bus which is available to drop you off somewhere close to your destination.
Anyway, I got sidetracked. But the reason for this blog entry is to share with you some of the photographs I snapped while the train was in motion (about 50 MPH to be exact) on the way to and from Sacramento. But after I uploaded the photos unto my computer, I realized I had captured images of what America must have been like throughout the middle of the 20th century. I couldn’t believe that I got a glimpse of the past. The experience was a clear reminder of a prosperous time in our country and one lifetime I so wish we could bring back. I loved how the photos turned out. Let me know what you think ?