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The Demise of Travel by Rail makes me sad

I have very fond memories of traveling from LA to Seattle by train with my mom and sister as a kid. It was part of our summer vacation, visiting friends and family. It was great. Watching the landscape fly by from the glass walled observation car. Grabbing snacks at the snack bar. Being able to get up and walk the length of the train whenever I wanted. And, watching some crappy 4 year old movie at night in the obs. car with everyone else (well a small subset of ‘everyone’). It was great. It was slow yes, but that wasn’t the point. It’s less the point now. With 3/4G networks and Mifi devices, time on a train can be (if you want) time spent working. Rail travel’s worst enemy is…

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