I didn’t plan this trip. It had been on my mind for many years. But so had many others. Everything was lined up in my favor. I took the train. And the train took me. And I am glad I did. Wide open windows with an ever-changing landscape felt like a book to me, waiting to be read. The passengers themselves were just as diverse as the landscape we gradually made our way through, over thousands of miles.The photos in this series are from a four-day journey aboard an Amtrak in Autumn 2018. We departed Emeryville, CA on November 14 at 9:00 AM and arrived at Penn Station, NY on November 18 at 11:00 PM.