I'm not exactly sure what it is I love about traveling by train except that I'm just the sort of crackpot who prefers the Sunday paper to CNN online, mint juleps to tequila shooters, three-course sit-downs to In-N-Out Burgers, and all-night poker games to a dose of Mortal Kombat. There's a rhythmic quietude about train travel that encourages schmoozing and sipping and tranquil contemplation, and there's the romance of it, too: the stranger in the dining car, the evening cocktail against an ever-changing backdrop, the... More >>>