St. Louis, Missouri
August 8, 2003
You need to be patient when riding the train. We are the only Western country where the passenger trains don't have their own tracks. As a result, Amtrak has to pull over anytime there is a freight train coming through. Does that make commerce more important than . . . well . . . people? Everyone on the train had a different answer for that question. Since we had made the train ride a portion of our trip experience, we loved it and will do it again. (Next time I think we'll take the California Zephyr across the Rockies in the winter. It's supposed to be beautiful.) P.S. Plan any train trip 8-12 months ahead. The price goes up the closer to departure you get, and the deluxe cabins will sell out early and quickly.
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