City How NOT to Take a Train to Portland
Yesterday Seattlest had a post about the pleasures of the train to Portland. I concur with Mr. van Baker on all points, but had to point out that the Coast Starlight is the route that is always, but always, late. Never take the Coast Starlight.
I don’t know if NPR is reading Seattlest or what, but today they had a story about the Coast Starlight and its egregious delays. (11 hours!) According to Renée Montagne (side note: what is with radio names? Norr Rom? Remember KUOW’s Spritz Arbegast?), it’s the fault of Union Pacific. More from the Mercury News and a wire story reprinted in, I kid you not, the North Korea Times.