|Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder
(train #8) departs Seattle's King Street
Station every day at 4:40 pm. It rolls
north hugging Puget Sound shoreline
until it turns east at Everett to begin its
slow ascent up and under Stevens Pass
via the 7.79 mile long Cascade Tunnel.
|The cars have been
renovated so now
there's power at every seat but the train
remains immune from the internet, which
at first is disappointing as one searches for
a network but in the end turns out to be a
blessing. Being forced to look inward is a
richer experience than going online again.