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Sorry to see the dinner train go away

Did anyone actually take the dinner train? The "Spirit of Washington Dinner Train," as it was called? I did, once, for a story. It was a more delightful experience than I could have imagined, running on a rail line that provided a new and terrifically lovely view of Lake Washington, en route to Woodinville.
Did anyone actually take the dinner train? I did, once, for a story. It was a more delightful experience than I could have imagined, running on a rail line that provided a new and terrifically lovely view of Lake Washington, en route to Woodinville. The food was good, too. For a touristy-type excursion, I gave it three and a half choo-choos. But it's all over now. The Associated Press reports after less than three months, a planned 10-month experiment with a dinner train transplanted from Renton to Tacoma has ended with the shutdown of Spirit of Washington Dinner Train service. The Seattle Times has the story, and be sure to check out their home page picture. It's a file photo, and makes it look like the train stopped right in its tracks and made everyone walk home.

Lucy Mohl, associate publisher of Crosscut, founded Film.com and ran the site as a gathering place for critics and audiences from 1994 to 1997. She was also film critic and arts editor for KING-TV from 1984-1995, and most recently worked as a senior online producer for The Seattle Times.


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