I honestly have no idea.
Yeah. You’re missing the photo of 642 pulling into New Rochelle.
Yes, but what's the connection between that and the number 42?
[emoji1]But what's the connection between that and the number 42?
Thanks. I'm looking it up.[emoji1]But what's the connection between that and the number 42?
It’s a reference to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams.
I hereby assign it as summer reading. It’s a classic.
That whole stretch of scenery between Shelby and Williston(aside from noticeable oil fields once you get closer to Williston, North Dakota), is very nice. Aside from the oil fields on the ND side of the border(the only part I didn't care a lot about, but what can you do), you do briefly see the Fort Union Trading Post(a former Native American fur trading post between various tribes, today it's a NPS historic site) right from the train window, along with seeing some interesting rocky cliffs and also a brief part where the tracks get very close to the Missouri River. It really is a great part to travel on by train, and one would better appreciate that stretch via doing an actual Empire Builder train trip this way. Also about the Fort Union Trading Post's location, it's barely east of the ND/MT border. So when you see it going east you will have just crossed into North Dakota for your first time on the train. If you're going west and see Fort Union, that is barely before you leave North Dakota for good, and cross into Montana. As the state border between North Dakota and Montana, is actually BARELY west of where Fort Union is located! Funny enough the parking lot is on the Montana side, while the Fort Union fur trading fort itself is on the North Dakota side.