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
East. It's heading east. Which is when I remember that the Zephyr is a two-train service every 24 hours. One each way: while we've been congratulating ourselves on being so very clever, ‘our' Zephyr has been heading inexorably on towards Emeryville. Oh, and indeed, sh*t.
A hurried call to Marc from Amtrak, which Dan takes as I floor the Bentley towards the coast and through the edges of Sacramento: "Yep, we're just passing through Sacramento now," says Dan, with only a slight edge to his voice. "Uh-huh, yes. Ok. Ah. Half an hour ahead of schedule, you say. Um."