I was travelling solo, on a train, in the US on 9/11

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
September 10 2021 - 11:00pm
September 11, 2001: The train that journalist Julia Driscoll was travelling on from Chicago got stuck at a tiny town in Colorado. Photos: Julia Driscoll

September 11, 2001: I am travelling solo on an Amtrak train from Chicago to Las Vegas, New Mexico (not the glitzy gambling hub in Nevada), a little city half the size of Taree on the NSW Mid-North Coast.

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Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll

Journalist

Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.

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