Car vs train across the United States
A modern, decidedly Top Gear homage to the great Blue Train races: a head-to-head between Amtrak and a Bentley Continental...
Posted: 19 Dec 2012
According to our odometer, we've done nearly 1,200 miles in less than 24 hours by the time we reach Winter Park and Fraser. It feels - almost - manageable. An easy thing to say, but it must be pointed out that I fell asleep when we stopped for a 20-minute breakfast/petrol combo.
The train has slowed in the mountains, hemmed by speed-restricted tunnels and tight turns, so we wait by a level crossing until it flows past just outside a ski-resort town called Fraser somewhere up Highway 40, waving to the driver, pleased to finally feel as if we're making headway against such an implacable distance-munching enemy.