Rare Milage in LA, then LAX-DAL 2/5/2020

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Here are a few pics of this mornings excursion on the 1947 Milwaukee Hiawatha car Montana, and a former 1942 Pullman car converted to a business car Yerba Buena. My train tonight, won’t be quite as fancy. Nothing like these open ended observation cars! More tonight, from LA Union Station.
 

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Finished up work, fought the LA traffic (how does anyone live here???? Seriously, traffic at 7 PM going INTO the city?????) and dropped the rental car and bags off at the station. We’re to grab a bite and a beer or 5, before boarding. Have been in and out of here a dozen times, and never made it to Phillipes for a French Dip. Not too bad! I did, however pass, on the pickled pig feet as a side.....

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Nice days work. Never have been a big fan of Phillipes, those pigs feet look a little rude. That's just me though, probably good after a few beers. Have a good remaining trip.
 
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