Sunday, June 30, 2019

Railroading to Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NM
Train station, Las Vegas, NM

Railroading to Las Vegas, Part 1
Las Vegas, NM
Antique Store, Las Vegas, NM

Railroading to Las Vegas, Part 2
Las Vegas, NM
Charlie's Spic & Span, Las Vegas, NM

Railroading to Las Vegas, Part 3

Post-Script: I need to remind myself to do more train travel, even if it's a short ride, like this wonderful weekend getaway. The price of the tickets was reasonable, the trip took around 3 hours, and the dining car offered the option of lunch, which we enjoyed. But the destination of a remodeled former Fred Harvey hotel was a great destination. And, though Las Vegas, NM isn't exactly a cosmopolitan getaway, it offered sufficient entertainment in terms of eateries and antique stores, keeping in mind we were on foot - the furthest we had to walk was about a mile.

Yes, trains are also ideal for typewriters. The idea of sitting high up in the lounge car, scenery passing by through the picture windows, is a romantic notion. But alas, our relatively short ride was occupied mainly by a leisurely lunch in the dining car, so no typing was done. But for a longer trip, a typewriter is certainly a requirement.

Here's a video about our weekend:

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3 Comments:

Blogger Bill M said...

Nice trip. Thanks for sharing. The video is great.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Ted said...

That is certainly a more inviting Las Vegas than the one in Nevada (:

12:11 AM  
Blogger Mary E said...

Looks like you had a great trip. I have always wanted to visit Las Vegas, NM. My grandma was born there in the 1890s when Las Vegas, NM was one of the largest and busiest towns in the Wild, Wild West. Her father was proprietor of the Plaza Hotel and I'd like to stay there because I hear it's very haunted.

10:00 AM  

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