Pierre's Train Excursion Continue's Thru The Cascades
The Portland-Seattle route featured a train I had not seen before--the Cascades. With the financial help of Oregon and Washington, Amtrak bought a few of these trains for the Northwestern route in 1998. The term "update" is somewhat of an understatement for the Cascades. The new cars feature leather seats, TV's, classy glass electric doors that separate cars, cleaner and nicer bathrooms, and a lounge/dining area that appears to be taken out of a city restaurant.