I <3 Amtrak

Originally uploaded by mrtoastey

Lucy and I are riding Amtrak’s no. 50 Cardinal to NYC for
thanksgiving. "It a different world on the train," says Lucy. I agree.
This conductor pictured has spent 15 minutes chatting with some recent
boarders, who coincidentally were childhood acquaintances of his.

There’s so much special about riding the train; The riders are
friendly and relaxed. It’s not flying. And it’s not the bus. People
ride the train because they want to. Not because it’s fast or cheap.
People on the train talk to each other. Which seems rare and cool in
today’s travel climate. Lucy’s right: it is a different world on the

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