Romance of the Rails http://www.kunc.org en Waiting For The Union Pacific Streamliner http://www.kunc.org/post/waiting-union-pacific-streamliner <p>It's an early Saturday morning and a handful of spectators are poised near a railroad crossing at 120th Ave and U.S. 85 in Henderson, Colorado. They're waiting to see a piece of history, a vintage Union Pacific Streamliner as it sets off from Denver bound for the "Daddy of 'em All," the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Wyoming.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:16:45 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58941 at http://www.kunc.org Waiting For The Union Pacific Streamliner Romance Of The Rails: The Train Keeps A-Rollin' http://www.kunc.org/post/romance-rails-train-keeps-rollin <p>I can't tell you how many times I've been asked, "Why did you take the train?" I guess it's a fair question. One can drive from Denver to Chicago in roughly 16 hours and fly there in 2 hours.</p><p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:20:17 +0000 Nathan Heffel 34097 at http://www.kunc.org Romance Of The Rails: The Train Keeps A-Rollin' Romance Of The Rails: Love Lost & Found http://www.kunc.org/post/romance-rails-love-lost-found <p>As my morning grogginess and grumpiness subside, I turn my attention to the Iowa countryside out my window. We pass a wind farm, with hundreds of tall wind turbines.</p><p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:07:26 +0000 Nathan Heffel 34039 at http://www.kunc.org Romance Of The Rails: Love Lost & Found Romance Of The Rails: All Aboard For Dreamland http://www.kunc.org/post/romance-rails-all-aboard-dreamland <p>There's two ways to travel on the California Zephyr: in coach and in a sleeper car. The <a href="http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?c=AM_Content_C&amp;pagename=am%2FLayout&amp;cid=1241267298665" target="_blank">sleeper car</a>? First class. Turn down service, a mint on the bed, a dedicated attendant. Nice, right?</p><p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:02:33 +0000 Nathan Heffel 34036 at http://www.kunc.org Romance Of The Rails: All Aboard For Dreamland Romance Of The Rails: Diner Cars & Drinking Companions http://www.kunc.org/post/romance-rails-diner-cars-drinking-companions <p>Community seating is a unique concept in the California Zephyr dining car. You have no choice, if you're traveling alone, of who you sit with. Truly, it’s a roll of the dice.</p><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:37:58 +0000 Nathan Heffel 34005 at http://www.kunc.org Romance Of The Rails: Diner Cars & Drinking Companions