January 17th, 2009
11:45 AM ET
13 years ago

Crowley: The Obama Express leaves Philadelphia

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/17/art.boexp0117.gi.jpg caption="President-elect Obama looked out the back of the train as it left Philadelphia Saturday morning. "]
ABOARD THE OBAMA EXPRESS (CNN) - The Amtrak train carrying President-elect Barack Obama and his entourage has left Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.

The 10-car, two-diesel-engine train is carrying 90 members of the media in addition to the President-elect, his family, his entourage and staff, and the Secret Service.

This is not a trip for the claustrophobic or anyone in a hurry. We will be covering 135 miles in approximately eight hours.

Upon boarding the train, most of the media headed for the café car.

As we pulled out of Philadelphia, about two dozen people lined a bridge to wave at the President-elect train as it departed Philadelphia.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. obama made it to the top

    leaving the rest of us behind,

    joining the exclusive club of the super rich and poserful.

    so what?

    January 17, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  2. Kevin Jackson

    Is the observation car at the end of the train the "Ferdinand Magellan" which was the car Franklin Roosevelt travelled in? If so, it would be another interesting sidebar.

    January 17, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |