Found this beautiful article whilst browsing the Telegraph's website. This is for all the Amtrak supporters out there on a.net! This made me REALLY look forward to my upcoming FLG-CHI-WAS-PVD trip home in September (moving back home!) and realize how much we (the US) needs to invest in passenger rail service (and not privatize it).
I knew we would have trouble with Texas Bob. He was pacing the platform at the Amtrak station in New Orleans, tall and rangy in his denim suit and cowboy boots, arguing with the porter about his suitcases. Bob claimed he had been working in the city repairing damage from Hurricane Katrina.
“Show a man some respect,” he said to the porter. Later I heard him telling another passenger about the “important” new job he was heading to in Arizona. But would someone in counter-terrorism really announce the fact to a stranger?