69. Travel by Train

Flying has become so vulgar these days, what with it’s security checks, standby flights and bankrupt airlines.  Riding the rails is a far more romantic way to get around.

Spend an afternoon in the dining car watching the world pass by and then curl up in the sleeping car and be rocked into a deep slumber as your steel crib trundles down the tracks.  As the preferred choice of land prospectors, boy wizards and hobos alike, the train really is the classiest way to move around the country.

The true magic of riding the train is how it simplifies your travel down to a grade 3 math problem: If  a train from San Jose leaves at 4pm and arrives in El Paso just after midnight while another train, heading in the opposite direction, leaves Albuquerque at noon on the same day……..

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2 Responses to “69. Travel by Train”

  1. Not only does the humiliation of flying (belt and shoe removal, tiny toothpaste, power-tripping security, etc.) make flying uncool, it’s also way bad for the environment. While eco-warrioring isn’t always cool, train travel is quietly pro-active about preserving the future of humanity, without being preachy.

    It also means you’ve got places to be, but you don’t mind taking your time getting there.

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