Railways are irresistible bazaars, snaking along perfectly level no matter what the landscape, improving your mood with speed, and never upsetting your drink.

~Paul Theroux

Train travel is by far my favorite way to travel. I rode the train yesterday from NYC to Buffalo. It’s a trip I have taken dozens of times which began about 30 years ago when I was in culinary school. Whenever I take this particular route, and whichever direction I am heading, I try to sit on the west side of the train as it offers such beautiful views of the Hudson Valley. These photos were shot during the morning and early afternoon. Click any for slightly larger views.

Urban Simplicity.

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