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I never miss the chance to create a podcast title that's just a little too clever and confusing. Yes, I'm still learning how to do this podcast... but this one was actually recorded on a train.
My wife, Cyndi, and I rode the train from Cary to Charlotte for Mother's Day (her folks live there). Cyndi's a veteran - she takes that train several times a month. It was my first time on that route. My frames of reference are the "El" in Chicago, the DC Metro (both 'subway' systems, not long-distance routes), and two legs on the high-speed trains in Europe. We compare and contrast.
We start off the 'cast with a chat with Tim Nickens, a volunteer with the North Carolina Train Hosts. Their web site says "More than 100 volunteers from across the state serve as North Carolina's goodwill ambassadors on board the Piedmont and Carolinian trains. Train hosts volunteer their time to ride the trains to assist passengers, promote passenger services and answer questions about the route, ground transportation and area attractions."
For our YouTube fans, this show doesn't have any video. But I took a bunch of still pictures that I'm using as a slide show while you listen to the chat.