I remember catching the train. It was fun. You saw the country. It was elegant. I was a kid and I learned geograpy. If you ask a kid what is the capital of their state they don't know. If ask kids from where they live what is the distance to Washington. They don't know. I remember taking the train with my Mother and Grandfather. I was given a map and a compass. It was cheap and educational. Every country makes sure their mass transit locally and national is used and taken care of. We are stupid to forfeit our use of mass transit. Even in the UK you take the bus, train or trolley. Gas has gone up because we don't use mass transit. I ride mass transit in every city and country I go to. I can see the world better that way with less cost.