The Coast Starlight [February 2001]

On my way back from a business trip to Portland, I caught up with the Coast Starlight at Union Station. My car's attendant, Ettore, had the step box out and ready to go.
Part of the ritual of the southbound Starlight seems to be spending some time buried in the Oakland coachyard while a crew removes a few boxcars of express freight from the rear of the train.
Fortunately, we arrived right on time in Emeryville. Maybe the good dispatching fairy was visiting Omaha that night.

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