Weird looking train, huh?
Actually, it’s an Amtrak bus. Our local Capitol Corridor Intercity Rail Service uses these buses to extend routes where trains don’t go, and fill in service gaps during off-peak hours. Being of the “Motor Coach” variety, they’re actually pretty nice, though they’re not nearly as nice as our Amtrak trains. The one bad thing about them is that there’s no way to secure your bike in the cargo hold. The first time I stowed away my bike, I kept hearing a low “thump” each time we went around a corner. Only later did I realize the sound was my bike sliding across the steel compartment floor and slamming into the side of the bus… LOL. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to obtain a bike locker shortly thereafter and I didn’t have to subject my bike to the abuse for too long.