Picks and Pans Review: The Blue Ridge Train
A little more than an hour from Washington, D.C. is historic Harpers Ferry, W.Va., which offers a view Thomas Jefferson wrote was "worth a voyage across the Atlantic." It is also the site of John Brown's pre-Civil War raid. On weekends Amtrak offers round-trip excursions there through western Maryland, where passengers can catch glimpses of the Shenandoah River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. From April through October a National Park Service guide (the job may be lost to budget cuts) is aboard to point out landmarks.
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