On July 1, I left NYC on the "Cardinal." After NJ, Baltimore and DC, it travels through VA, WV, KY (south of the Ohio) into the Cincinatti and then up through IL to Chicago.
Leaving Penn Station on July 1:
Not the best view of most cities... starting with Trenton:
And soon to the gloriously restored interior of DC's Union Station:
Between building a peek at the Washington Monument:
And in Alexandria the Masonic Temple
A Farm Market in Massassa. Very attractive Town.
A typical train-side view...
And the view inside:
Stopped in Virginia for some mechanical thingy:
And a stop in Hinton WV
The reason I took this leg was to see the New River Gorge in WV. The train was running late (often a pattern) and it was too dark to see well, but I did pass beneath the New River Gorge Bridge. It is the the longest single span arch in the world. Quite spectacular!
Early Morning in Indianapolis. The construction surrounds the Convention Center and is on the site of the former dome where the Colts played. My first GC was in Indy and GC 2012 will be meeting here.