Kansas City’s Union Station is a beaux-arts-style building built in the early 1900s at a cost of $6 million.  From its opening in 1914 until air transportation picked up in the 1950s, Union Station was one of Kansas City‘s most critical transportation hubs for more than 40 years, with especially strong rail passenger traffic years […]

I can’t recall if it’s the red “A” line or the yellow “1” line, but one of them rises above ground for a bit as the metro travels eastward.  As the train rises from beneath the streets of Paris, l’Arc de Triomphe is visible at the end of the track where the rider’s line of […]

After a lovely weekend in beautiful Maastricht, I took the train to Paris which was the final destination of this latest business trip.  I took the inter-city train from Maastricht to Liege and then switched to the TGV (train a grande vitesse or high-speed train) which took me to Paris. You Might Also Enjoy: Other […]

Launched back in 1969, “Mind the Gap” is a mantra woven throughout the London Underground warning Tube users to be careful when stepping onto and off of the trains. You Might Also Enjoy: London:  Keep Calm and Carry On Paris:  Metro

At the east end of the Great Overland Station, a state-of-the-art Union Pacific passenger station when it opened back in 1927, is a Railroad Park which includes several historic Santa Fe rail cars.  The one pictured below caught my eye — particularly the balcony — and immediately conjured up an iconic image of Harry S. […]