I was on the Spirit of Washington in WA some years ago and it was quite nice, good scenery, decent trip miles, and good food.
Not sure how wide spread the news was, but....
The Spirit of Washington
Diner Train has shut down due to trackage problems. The trackage the Spirit of Washington
was on was owned by BNSF. BNSF has shut down the line and it is now to become a hiking trail. The Spirit of Washington
has planned on moving its operations to another area, but has yet to do so.
Thank you Washington Legislator Ron Sims for your great Rails-to-Trails program that has destroyed many jobs as well as hurt the local economy. The Spirit of Washington
was not the first and sadly will not be last.