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.
(to read more, go to: https://nsjonline.com/article/2021/05/hill-amtraks-got-the-disappearing-railroad-blues/ )
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