So the San Francisco Chronicle is all uplifty this morning with wee less prominent shooting news and this travel piece about trains and wildflowers - silent commentary maybe on the state of trains for actual travel.
Travel is not why we would be caught dead getting out of the pick-up and taking the train in America - its the scenery! Confirming this is that all but one of these trains are vintage - quaint remnant routes of a real rail network.
We think we're so damned advanced and high-tech, but here it is 2009 and I can't take a train from Albuquerque to Denver or El Paso.* That would be unheard of 100 years ago.