Monday, March 2, 2009

Track Twenty-Nine's Role in the Obama Administration

I was delighted to see a recent article in the Baltimore Sun. It talks about President Obama's recent journey from Philadelphia to Washington by train. As it so happens, Mr. Obama made his triumphal arrival in Washington on no other than Union Station's Track Twenty-Nine.

I, of course, had nothing to do with it. Track Twenty-Nine at Union Station is not used for regular passenger service, but is apparently available for important people like the President. As I've said before, this blog takes its name not from Washington's highest numbered track, but rather from the fictitous Track Twenty-Nine at New York Penn Station referenced in the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo." But this makes it into a nice double entendre, eh?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the ARC tunnel from NJ to NYC gets completed, there will be a track 29 at Penn Station