January 17, 2009

Obama Express Train Tour Photos, Video

This weekend Barack Obama launched his Obama Express train tour through the country towards Washington DC for his inauguration. Photos, video and info below:

Obama Express Train Tour (VIDEO) (SLIDESHOW) link

President-elect Barack Obama, cheered by onlookers along the train route Abraham Lincoln took nearly a century and a half earlier, undertook the final leg of his inaugural journey to the nation's capital Saturday, pledging to reclaim America's spirit but also warning of steep challenges facing the country.

Obama Express Heads To D.C., Michelle Obama Turns 45 (Photos, Video)


A 10-car Amtrak train, dubbed the Obama Express, left Philadelphia this morning. Some 90 members of the media joined President-elect Barack Obama and his entourage on a 135 mile whistle-stop journey to Washington D.C.

The eight hour journey included a stop in Wilmington, Delaware, to pick up Vice-President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden.

Obama started the day with a speech in Philadelphia where he pledged to take up the work that the patriots started. “We are here to mark the beginning of our journey to Washington, and this is fitting because it was here in this city that our American journey began.”

Obama informed the crowd that it was his wife Michelle Obama’s birthday. The 45 year old soon-to-be First lady smiled as the crowd broke into a rousing round of Happy Birthday To You...

Posted at January 17, 2009 7:30 PM