Reviving the once-mighty railroad

April 14, 2016

By Vincent Dowd,  BBC World Service reporter, BBC News

At 1745 daily an Amtrak Cascades train pulls out of Vancouver and heads south to the US. Website Insert Real Numbers copy

It is scheduled to arrive in Seattle, in Washington State, four hours and 20 minutes later. Even allowing for customs at the border it is hardly a speedy way to cover 157 miles (252km), although the scenery is nice.

But if Washington State’s Department of Transport succeeds in grabbing some of the cash on offer from the other Washington – 2,300 miles away – the Pacific Northwest could yet see some of the best rail services in the US.

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