Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Amtrak has got the disappearing railroad blues

Americans love the idea and nostalgia of trains. They just don’t ever buy a ticket and get on a train to go somewhere.

Singer-songwriters love the romance of riding the rails with hobos. Arlo Guthrie’s “City of New Orleans” is a paean to days gone by, which painted a poignant scene of an America left far behind. 

“Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders, three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail” sounds like a typical passenger load on many Amtrak routes today.

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