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Hitting the Rails

By Linda Tancs

Delayed or cancelled flights.  Lost luggage.  Long check-in lines.  Is air travel leaving you frazzled?  Maybe you’re ready to hit the rails–in a good way, that is.  Rail travel in the U.S. is on the upswing.  Why not wind your way through Montana’s Glacier National Park on an Amtrak train, taking in the sights from the panoramic windows of the observation car.  Or combine your train ride with a sailing on a Rail and Sail package.  Headquartered at Union Station in Washington, D.C., Amtrak began operations in 1971 as an intercity passenger train service.  They’ve glammed things up quite a bit since then, packaging their offerings into escorted journeys and getaways.  Is rail travel for you?

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