The America’s Cup Express train is bound for San Francisco.
The America’s Cup World Series is coming home, with all the cargo departing Newport, Rhode Island, the last stop on the 2011-12 tour, for San Francisco, the host city of the 34th America’s Cup.
The first event of the 2012-13 AC World Series brings the teams to San Francisco Bay from August 21-26. The next event is during Fleet Week in San Francisco, from October 2-7.
On Monday morning the America’s Cup World Series cargo left Newport, bound for San Francisco by train – all 121 cars of it, incredibly making the train 1.49 miles long. This does not include some of the Race Committee boats and team RIBs, which will travel on another train, or by road transport.
The “America’s Cup Express’ train is routed via Vermont and Chicago en route to San Francisco and is scheduled to arrive within 10 days.