is a screen shot of my iWatch. In this report I will insert these
shots that I took while on the trip to: Remind me of the Day,
Date, Time, Location, and
Weather. However, other items that I have chosen to show on my
iWatch for home use are the mileage on my Tesla in the garage at home,
and the sunrise or sunset, whichever is coming up next. This first
iWatch screen shot was to
remind me when we left home. (Screen shots on an iWatch can be
taken by pressing the two buttons on the right side.)
The journey begins at the Fullerton, California, Amtrak Station where
board a connecting Pacific Surfliner to Los Angeles where we board the
Coast Starlight Train #14.
Plenty of train traffic to watch while waiting since both southbound
Yours Truly and Don Roe ready to board Pacific Surfliner No.
763 for Los Angeles. Right, onboard - Step one complete.
L.A. "River" with one of many ornate bridges.
With my TravelScoot, I got a limo and driver for the trip to the
Metropolitan Lounge to await boarding for the Coast Starlight.
Photo Credit: Don Roe
Good to see Eric Smith's paintings in the Metropolitan Lounge where
they serve pastries, juice, and coffee from a cart now rather than
LA to Seattle via Amtrak Coast Starlight
Back to platform 8 to board the Coast Starlight and
meet our Room 5 Car Attendant Dean.
= 2 facing seats in the day, made into a lower bed at night with a
tilt-down upper bunk.
Room H, is the full width of the car. Dean suggested that I put
TravelScoot in there since it would not be occupied for the trip.
L.A. past the favorite, San Antonio Winery.
Soon Dining Car Attendant, Frankie J, came through to get lunch and
dinner reservations. We were pleased that during COVID-19,
it was still possible to eat in the Diner, at every other table.
Strawberry fields near Oxnard. A later October growing season
than farther south where we live.
Another feature on my iPhone is Speedometer, right.
Crowne Plaza overlooking the pier.
Beach side camping nearing Santa Barbara. Cactus on
Santa Barbara lagoon with the zoo on the right.
State street toward Stearns Wharf
For Lunch during the
stop at Santa Barbara, I had "Shrimp in
Lobster Sauce". Pan seared shrimp with Parisian
carrots, haricot verts, and confetti rice. Served in a brandied
lobster sauce. Served with a side salad and a specialty dessert.
(Vanilla pudding.) It looked better after discovery. Same menu for lunch
and dinner, different items for breakfast.
Breakfast menu, click for a larger image. Or, you could get a
slip from the Dining Car Steward for breakfast in the Cafe.
I usually had
apple walnut oatmeal and breakfast sandwich; Don preferred breakfast
sandwich and yogurt. One thing the Cafe
had that was different was a small pizza.
Sunny ocean views before Hollister Ranch and Vandenberg AFB.
Refugio State Beach
Jalama Beach County Park and campgrounds
Former life saving station where Queen Elizabeth landed for her visit
at the nearby Reagan Ranch.
Still sunny at Surf the closest Amtrak Station to Lompoc.
You might see some wildlife.
Canada Honda Creek outlet.
Sand dunes at Ocean Beach Park reflecting in freshwater pool with ocean
Salad Bowl of America
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Starlight was in SLO Station, so we took track 2. The
Southbound soon left.
Over Cuesta Grade Horseshoe
Trestle and avocado groves toward San Luis Obispo
Don studying Hwy. 101 over Cuesta Grade.
Oilfields between Paso Robles and King City, California
Express Menu arrives like a pile of aluminum, left, but looks better
This menu was the same for lunch AND dinner both ways...for 8
We heard that we could get a voucher from the Diner for a meal in the
Cafe, which we did a couple of times for variety.
over the farm land of Gonzales, California.
Wind turbines near Gonzales. The color of the sky changes as you
pass the same two turbines from facing west to facing south.
San Jose I stepped off for an outside shot. Our room 5 upstairs
First sight of the day, Klammath Lake and Mount McLaughlin beyond.
Freights look different in the northwest with lumber products headed
Site of years-ago landslide that put the RR out of business through
here for months. Right, fog among the pines.
SP Caboose as a yard space for outdoor workers in winter. UP
helpers ready to go.
Office Bridge across Middle Fork of Williamette River at Oakridge,
A couple of Oregon towns we passed through without taking photos.
Portland, OR, Union Station
Columbia River between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.
Vancouver, Washington, Amtrak Station.
arrived in Portland about 8 pm and called for our first Uber XL, large
enough to carry my TravelScoot. At the Best Western Plus Pioneer
Square, 77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104, Room 315 was a nice
room with 2 queen-sized beds. It included "Grab and Go" (water,
sweet roll, and Nature Valley bar) but no breakfast seating because of
COVID-19. We also learned after the first day that there would be
no room make-up during our 3-night stay. There was a a 7-11
about 1 1/2 blocks up 1st Street. The Washington State Ferry
docked less than a block to the west down Yesler Way.
The street is downhill to the piers. It was Skid Road, when they
skidded logs down to boats.
Building across the street from our hotel, shot from our room 315
before our Uber ride to Pikes Market for our Shutter Tour.
Ubers had plexiglass between passengers, who were instructed to only
use the back seats, and the driver.
Seattle Shutter Tour of the City and
We were to meet the Shutter Tour at
9:45 at Pikes Market, near the
clock and information booth. We arrived early to take some photos
before the crowd arrived.
Bought Sue a souvenir from Chukar Cherries and made a mental note to
eat at Lowell's after the Shutter Tour.
North, in the center of the market, is a less flashy fish market,
perhaps with lower prices.
After my photo loop through the market before the 9:45 meeting
time, I had several opportunities to photograph the iconic
entrance without delivery trucks and visitors.
Back at the meeting point next to the Information Booth, I took some
photos from my cane/stool which you can see 2 legs of above.
This location is good for people watching as well. I have seen
the football passer in other folk's photos of the market. Orange
pants means an employee of the Pike Place Fish Company.
For the last few shots, I was around the "?" at the upper left of the
map. These maps were in a newspaper available at the Information
Last photo of the drive down to
lower level before our
tour. Rebecca was having some trouble getting to the tour having
missed a ferry connection.
Tour of Seattle and Snoqualmie Falls
I purposely booked the
of Seattle and Snoqualmie Falls because son Mathew and I
had taken this tour 4 years ago on our "American by Amtrak" train
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Meeting spot for the Shutter Tour from Terry's website.
Terry walked us about
a block to his bus and one of the first sights of the tour was
Seattle Art Museum's Hammering Man
48 feet in the air and weighing in at 26,000 pounds, Hammering Man
labors for 20 hours a day, with a rest from 1 to 5 a.m. and on Labor
Day. Designed by sculptor Jonathan Borofsky, Seattle’s Hammering
Man sculpture was built to honor the working class men and women of the
world. In the words of Borofsky, “he or she is the village craftsman,
the South African coal miner, the computer operator, the farmer or the
aerospace worker—the people who produce the commodities on which we
depend.” He pounds his
hammer four times every minute.
This is one of several Hammering Man sculptures around the
Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Mariners
Terry took I-90 east to Snoqualmie where Maple
trees had turned red.
At the Falls, Terry taught us the Rule of Thirds, left. Center,
typical photo at the falls. Right, using the rule of thirds and
the subject on the left third and facing open space in the photo such
as the falls.
Another rule-of-thirds with Portrait Mode. I missed taking the
words of inspiration photo.
He also mentioned getting the entire height of the falls with the lodge
as size indicator. And, Terry mentioned panoramic mode to get the
falls and river.
Live view allows the use of Long Exposure, as above, Loop to make the
waterfalls seem to be a video
Then Terry turned us loose to see if we could get some photos like his,
following the tried and true rules. Or, just to enjoy the
Left, My attempt at a long exposure . Right, I made a loop of the falls
but it can't be viewed in a web page.
My panorama of the falls and valley below.
Terry, under terrible conditions of the rising mist from the falls
falling as rain, still did a normal shot, left, and portrait mode,
The right one made a great loop making it look like a video of rain on
Terry finally took a more distant shot of us.
We walked back to the Lodge to check out the gift shop. Do you
recognize this side of the lodge from being used in Twin Peaks?
Gift shop in the Salyh Lodge.
Noticed this Audi after I noticed the fall-color tree reflecting on the
bonnet...reversed in the photo on the right.
We passed the
Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie.
Snoqualmie Centennial Log
Back across another floating bridge to Seattle.
Tallest Building in Seattle. Google home office.
Fremont section has 90 art installations. Also, it has floating
homes in the range of $500,000 to $5 million and Drew Carey owns one.
Fremont Bridge Troll with a VW bug under his left hand, left, and his
view of the bridge.
1989, the city asked the Fremont Arts Council to launched an art
competition to rehabilitate the area under the bridge, which was
becoming a dumping ground and haven for drug dealers. Later that year a
team led by sculptor Steve Badanes won the competition and was inspired
by the folktale Billy Goat’s Gruff. It is made from rebar steel, wire
and 2 tons of messy ferroconcrete, 18 ft tall with a shiny metal eye
and crushing a Volkswagen Beetle in his left hand (which was a time
capsule for Elvis Memorabilia for a while until vandalized).
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Don, right, seemed to have empathy for the Troll stuck under a bridge.
More of Fremont's art including Lenin.
Next stop where we got out for a stretch - Fishermen's Terminal
I purchased some smoked salmon here.
Fishing boats near the memorial.
This image makes a nice loop photo with the water constantly moving.
Kerry Park for the best overlook of Seattle.
Another professional photo by Terry of me and Don.
Terry took Rebecca's photo as well, while I was taking a panorama of
Seattle and the sound.
Terry pointed out the electric buses using centenary from earlier
The Shutter Tour ended
where it had begun, Pikes Place Market, in time for lunch at Lowell's.
during COVID-19 are as above left, and they can be viewed on one's
iPhone, it works as a touch less menu. Second, homeless man stepped in
front of my camera then sat beside me and chatted. I gave him $3
when our name was called at Lowell's and he asked for "a couple more".
That seemed to be the modus operandi for beggars in
Seattle. Third, the weather during our meal. Right, Don had
given a homeless-looking lady come cash and she asked for a $10 or $20.
Right, Don at Lowell's.
market across from Lowell's. While we were waiting 10 minutes for
Lowell's has sound-view seating on 2nd and 3rd levels.
Lowell's Hot Dungeness Crab Melt: Dungeness crab, mozzarella cheese and our
homemade Bacon-Tomato Jam on rustic rosemary bread grilled on the flat
After lunch, we walked north for a photo of the second Public Market
sign and s stop at the original Starbucks.
The line at Starbucks was the shortest of any time I had been there, so
I had a Frappucino, and a souvenir for Matt. There was no
seating, so I walked across the street and sat on a wall to enjoy the
While enjoying my coffee drink, I noticed the whimsical painting above
Starbucks, then the two mannequins above that.
While waiting for Uber to return us to our hotel, I took the photo
above with lots of information in one shot.
A final shot of the Public Market clock as sundown was approaching.
The light was better this afternoon on the buildings across the street
from our hotel, so I took some more shots with my iPhone XS Max out our
room 315 window.
Beautiful former trolley stop in Pioneer Plaza and glass bricks in the
sidewalk allowing light to the underground section of Seattle.
We learned from the desk clerk that there was a 7-11 about 1 1/2 blocks
up 1st Street, so we journeyed there. As we returned back to the
Pioneer Square Hotel, I liked the light for some more shots.
The last time I stayed here, the red Saloon light was on as well. But
it has gone out of business.
Best Western Plus Pioneer Square lobby.
State Ferry Seattle to Bainbridge Island Round Trip.
Left, From the ferry terminal, you can see our "HOTEL" sign at the
bottom of Yesler Way, just across the street from the Ferry Pier
50. Center, from top of the new elevator for those who don't want
to navigate the stairs. Right, view from the top of the elevator
and my scooter crossing the pedestrian bridge, over the vehicles also
taking the ferry, to the terminal and loading lounge.
I had taken the Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry round trip a few times
previous, I thought Don might like the trip on a Washington State
Ferry. I knew there was seating exactly like what he likes -
window, table, with his book and underlining pen. He knew I would
be all over the ferry with my TravelScoot taking photos. I did
not tell him about small craft warnings because of the wind, but with
these giant ferry boats I figured he wouldn't feel the rough seas, and
This was a 35 minute ride both ways with 20 minute layover on
Bainbridge, for a round trip Senior ticket of $4.50.
The Wenatchee was the ferry we boarded for the round trip to Bainbridge
This is one reason for the ferry ride - an excellent afternoon view of
Seattle. The wheel was not there the last time I visited Seattle,
and it was under repair this day.
Even though every other seat was marked off, there were not enough
passengers to even use them.
The onboard cafe was closed so no passengers in sight in the middle 1/3
of the ferry.
Motorcycle ready to disembark first, current weather, looking back to
the Seattle skyline from the back of Wenatchee.
On board was a map of the whole Washington State Ferry System. I
photographed the part Sue and I and our family had taken several times
from Anacortes to Friday Harbor to visit our niece and husband when
they lived on Friday Harbor.
In sight of Bainbridge Island and several ferries docked there. Cars
lined up to board for Seattle.
Landing on Bainbridge. All passengers had to get off even if it was a
round trip. Display in Bainbridge Island Terminal.
Poster in Bainbridge Island Terminal. View from Bainbridge Island
back to Seattle.
Heading back to Seattle and passing the Tacoma heading to Bainbridge
Seattle Space Needle and Seattle Seahawk and Mariners stadiums.
Left, walking back to the hotel we walked over a tunnel that has
replaced a double-deck freeway. Right, a mural on the building
across the street from our hotel that had been in the shade always
Coast Starlight Seattle
to Los Angeles
October 14, 2020,
time to head south on the Coast Starlight back
home. Because of our enjoyable dining experience the previous
evening at 13 Coins, just steps from the Amtrak Seattle Station, we
checked out of the hotel, got an Uber XL to the restaurant which opened
at 7 a.m. They too have the
touchless menu that you can bring up on your phone.
The waitress might have thought we couldn't handle the touchless
method, so offered us paper menus, but I managed to get the menu on my
iPhone. Click here for their menu.
beautifully restored Seattle King Street Station.
It is always nice when your train appears on the schedule board.
Also note that the Empire Builder leaves later and there are Cascades
Time to go to our sleeper car in the center train. Empire Builder on
the left, Cascade on the right at
King Street Station.
Interesting poster on the platform. Coast Starlight
on left, Empire Builder
on right. King Street Station and downtown.
Interesting that Locomotive No. 2 had this sticker on its side.
Thomas was our 1131 Car Attendant* as we headed out of Seattle past the
Mariner's and Seahawk's stadiums.
had been assigned to 2 coaches, which is the norm these days, but
someone called in sick so he was our sleeping car attendant, and the
remaining car attendant had to care for 4 cars. A replacement
coach car attendant was flown in to Sacramento and was assigned the 2
coaches that Thomas had to leave to care for our sleeper.
Seahawks stadium's multi-ton roof can move off the field in 10 minutes.
Amtrak yard southern Seattle
Starbucks home office. Logo below the flag.
After COVID-19, you will be able to take a Shutter Tour to
the Boeing plant.
Often other railroads wye into our mainline and this one came across a
traditional bridge on the Puyallup River.
It may take a while to get to the same elevation. Tacoma Junction, I-5
in the distance.
A bit of a different design on this bridge.
Nice clean looking switch engine.
Internet Information: BNSF 2790
Description: Rebuilt / repainted (updated to GP50)
Location: Vancouver, WA
We do not see entire
trains of wood products in So.
Arriving in Tacoma, I recognize the Museum of Glass and this unique
Hwy. 509 bridge to I-705.
Port of Tacoma lift bridge, E. 11th. Street, and giant grain elevators
for storing grain from rail cars that will be loaded onto ships in
SS Cape Island (AKR-10)
was originally laid down for commercial service in 1976 as Illinois, a
Type C7 ship for the States Lines. It was launched and then needed to
be used for military service transferred into the Naval Vessel Register
(NVR) as the USNS Mercury, as transport ship for vehicles, and other
goods. The ship was returned to Crowley Liner Services of Jacksonville,
Florida. In 1993 the ship was permanently transferred to the navy's
roll as a ready reserve ship, and renamed Cape Island (T-AKR-10).
The Cape Island remains laid up in a ready reserve state so that it may
be activated in five days, if called upon. The ship is currently moored
in Tacoma, Washington.
Fireboat on Commencement Bay next to Duke's Seafood and Chowder on
Ruston Ferry. Before being acquired by Point Ruston in 2007, the
Point Ruston Ferry had already lived a full life as navy vessel
Aquidneck YFB-14 and civilian ferry. Built in Maine in 1936 by
the Bath Iron Works Corporation, it was put to use ferrying men and
materials back and fourth between Newport and Goat Island. The
ferry was named after a small island in Narragansett Bay that had been
called Aquidneck by the Native Americans that had lived in the area.
Aquidneck was retired from naval use in October of 1971 and transferred
to Washington five years later to serve as a ferry between Stielacoom
and Anderson Island as part of the Pierce County Ferry System.
Here it performed its final years in public transportation before the
state sold the vessel. Purchased by Haldo Inc.’s R.T. Wallace,
the ferry sat for only a few short months before the Point Ruston Team
found it listed on Ebay priced as “negotiation only.”
Moving quickly, Mike Cohen bought the ferry as a potential showroom for
the Point Ruston development, appropriately renaming the ferry the
The boat is moored on the Tacoma Waterfront in front of the Point
Ruston site just a few minutes further down the canal from its younger
(but bigger) brothers, the SS Cape Intrepid and the SS Cape
Island. The Point Ruston occasionally patrols the Sound and makes
trips up to Seattle as a moving showroom. Next time your on the
waterfront, come down and check out Ruston’s newest tourist attraction.
The Washington Hwy. 16 bridge over the Tacoma Narrows.
Low tide in the Tacoma Narrows. Day Island waterfront buildings
at low tide with grounded boats.
Driftwood at Chambers Regional Park. Sunnyside Beach Park
Pierce County Ferry to Anderson
Ketron Island with Anderson Island beyond.
Away from the water, at Centralia, time to work on more photos, with
Sue-made mask for trips to the diner.
Saw a sign, "Swing Nose Frog" along the right of way and the left photo
might be that frog. Right, elevated RR bridge at Kelso.
After lunch, I took a look into the scarcely used Sightseer/Lounge Car
which has a cafe on the lower level. Don likes to spend time here
working at one of the tables.
Vancouver, Washington, Amtrak Station.
Upstream Columbia River with Vancouver, Washington on the left.
We crossed to Tomahawk Island
Houseboats on North Portland Harbor with Tomahawk Island on the right.
BNSF 2628 awaits our passing so it could be switched onto the mainline
Portland Station. A 25-minute stop giving Don time to go to the
souvenir shop inside for a tee shirt.
Portland's TriMetMax trolley south of the Amtrak Station.
PG&E plant on right.
Williamette Falls Dam on the Williamette River and West Linn hill where
our niece Andrea and husband Paul Cunningham live.
Salem Amtrak Station and Honeywood Winery, south of town, where I have
purchased fruit wines online.
Homeless encampment along the tracks. Not an uncommon sight in
any US city.
Someone once said that traveling by car you see the fronts of city
buildings and the front yards of homes, but traveling by train you see
the back yards and alleys.
Morning in Emeryville after a night in a sleeper which I relate to as a
constant 3.0 Richter scale as you sway side to side in bed.
Commuter train in Emeryville.
Oakland Yard which I toured at a California Passenger Rail Conference
in 2019. Click here for that report with more photos of the
The only place that the Coast Starlight does street running is in
Most streets that cross the tracks go to the harbor.
Sign lists the San Joaquins and Capitol Corridor trains that stop
here. Oakland Stadium still has the Raiders logo even though they
are in Las Vegas now.
an Amtrak Superliner Roomette these are the controls. The left is
next to the window, above the seat with a directional reading light at
the top with the white button to turn it on and off. In the
middle is the temperature control, which, one car attendant said would
change the temperature one degree. Sleeping on this level, I did
feel some heat coming from the register below the window one time, but
a second blanket did a better job. At the bottom is ONE 120 volt
outlet for the room. The only plug is labeled, "Razor Only". At
one time, it did not charge anything that was plugged in and neither
did the adjoining room 's outlet. I mentioned it to Thomas and he
quickly fixed the outlet. During the night, on the
lower level, there was a door open next to the exit and I noted a large
panel of breakers inside.
seat on the other side of the roomette is the same top light, but in
the middle is "Music Control". Of all the times I have traveled
in a Superliner I have never had music in the room, so bring your own
music with headphones. At the bottom is the yellow call button
for the car attendant to make up our bed at night, or set it up for day
use in the morning. If he is in your car at the time, he will
hear your call, since it actually rings throughout the car. He
usually stays in Room 1 on the upper level. The white switch is
3-way. Middle is off, left is white ceiling light, right is a
blue night light. The upper bunk has a reading light as well.
always take a "Bestek SuperCharger" (mine is labeled ISELECTOR on the
front) which allows for 2-120 volt plugs and 5-usb outlets. Take
your own cords for your devices. I use this at home as well as on
car and train trips. Source.
Some Amtrak riders do not realize there is a cooler in the
roomette. It is cleverly labeled TRASH, but with a clean liner
and a self contained bag of ice from the car attendant, it kept wine
and smoked salmon cool for the entire journey.
is a stop for several commuter trains.
On Board Supervisor, Melody Wooten, and Conductor Derek Diep.
Derek works out of Sacramento and Melody calls him the best dressed
Conductor on the Coast
Starlight. He says, "I try."
Nicely manicured fields around an old farmstead near Watsonville where
it was 77 degrees and sunny.
Elkhorn Slough Marine Reserve which connects to the ocean at Moss
MSVRR Historical Society has a museum at the Salinas Station
including: Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive 1237, Southern
Pacific Caboose 726, and a Southern Pacific Railway Express Agency/Post
Office Car, Fruit Growers Express Refrigerator Car.
Salinas has had these nice pieces of artwork honoring the local economy
for several years.
I'm sure these workers don't think much about it, but this Salinaa
produce field has a beautiful backdrop.
By this time we had the menu, or what we wanted from the menu,
memorized. Don doesn't look like he is headed into a gourmet
I had several cups of the sugarless, odorless, flavorless pudding
rather than a Blondie or Brownie.
An excellent work
space for processing my photos in a Roomette along the Salinas River,
south of Bradley.
Santa Ynez River nearing the ocean outlet.
Ocean-Beach Park and Hwy. 246 along the far hills to Lompoc.
Lompoc-Surf platform and parking lot for Surfliner stops.
SpaceX building, which I had missed
on the way up, within the huge
Vandenberg AFB .
Vehicle Assembly Buildings where perhaps some SpaceX rockets are shot.
Former Life Saving Station and dormitory.
Jalama Beach County Park and Jalama Beach Camping
A view only had from the Coast Starlight or
- Hollister Ranch's solitary beach, between Pt. Conception and
Gaviota. Access only by boat or walk from Gaviota State Park.
sunset at 6:25 pm, I did not take any more photos as we passed
Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Van Nuys, Burbank and into Los
Angeles. In LA, we had a red cap ride to the Metropolitan Lounge
where we had light refreshments, then back to a Pacific Surfliner
for our 1/2 hour trip back to Fullerton where we arrived about 10:53 as
scheduled. Sue and son Matthew picked us up with the luggage and
my TravelScoot. We dropped off Don and ventured on home after a
fantastic round trip to Seattle.
Don and I enjoyed the trip very much. It reminded us of past
train trips in the Great Northwest to the Izaak Walton Hotel, in Essex,
Montana, and Glacier
National Park. The earlier trips there were in 2012 (http://trainweb.org/carl/IzaakWaltonInn2012/),
2008 (http://trainweb.org/carl/IzaakWaltonInn2008/), and