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Adirondack Mountains

Adirondack Mountains – Amtrak’s Adirondack train links New York’s Penn Station to Montreal’s Grand Central. Multi-seasonal glimpses of a wonderful eleven hour train ride along the Hudson River, through the mountains and right next to Lake Champlain

White Out

Stillness through motion. The world outside the train is white. Light snow has been falling since we hopped off Manhattan. Hours stretch into one another. Short stops in small towns break the rhythm of blurred fields, skinny trees, icy water and dull skies. Penn Station was true to itself, a zoo, wild characters and wandering travelers. […]

Wintertime Train Ride Through the Adirondacks

Here are more shots taken from the Amtrak train through the Adirondack Mountains, New York-Montreal in eleven hours of very pleasant railroad time. Little snow, unfortunately this year, and spotty wi-fi. I guess one can’t have it all. But I found beautiful conditions on a trail run up Mont St-Hilaire and will post about it soon. […]

From the Amtrak Adirondack Train

The train left New York’s Penn Station on time and is rolling north at a good speed. Marie had packed me a delicious breakfast and lunch, complete with wine and a glass. While waiting in the station hall, I knocked the picnic bag down from my suitcase and the glass shuttered loudly as the Amtrak […]

Adirondack Tracks

With eleven hours to kill, one’s rhythm slows down spectacularly when traveling by train to Montreal. Much time spent on the computer working, some reading, coffee, meals and lots of staring out the windows at hypnotic but ever-changing scenery. Here are some more snapshots of yet another round trip on Amtrak’s Adirondack train, taken with the […]

Live from Amtrak’s Adirondack Train from New York to Montreal

A sign of unstoppable progress, Amtrak now features wireless internet access on its trains. As the Adirondack to Montreal rushes through the state of New York, the Hudson River long left behind in Albany, Marie writes in her comfortable seat, I sit in the café car, comfortably rocked by the train’s uneven ride on endless […]

March of the Blizzards: First we Take London, Then we Take Manhattan

On the morning of Sunday December 26th, when I left Montreal on the Amtrak Adirondack train – a day early because a blizzard was forecast to strike New York at a critical time that evening – the weather was fair and despite some snow on the ground, Canadian winter was playing nice. That fairness lasted […]

Back on the Adirondack Train

The Adirondack train has done its magic once more and taken me from New York’s Penn Station to Montreal in some eleven hours and exactly sixty-two dollars. Can’t beat that deal. And it’s such a sweet ride! Ice fishing or meditation? Shot from the Adirondack train Some of you might already have guessed (!) that […]

Winter railway magic on the Adirondack train

On December 20th, 2009, Marie and I set out on a holiday trip to the Frenchie side of the family. These were my second and third rides on Amtrak’s Adirondack train between New York’s Penn Station and Montreal – and return. Catching that train the morning of NYC’s first snowfall of the season was a […]

The Adirondack Train to New York

July 15th, 2009 A coffee at my side, I’m sitting in the almost deserted café car of Amtrack’s Adirondack train to New York, pondering how much more comfortable than planes these trains are… A wide table all to myself that could sit four people easily, the smell of coffee and breakfast, the gentle rocking – […]