It's truly a shame that America does not have a real viable rail transport option. What we have is a slow, expensive option in Amtrak. It has been my experience that it's cheaper to fly somewhere than it is take a train, which seems counter intuitive. I have had wonderful experiences riding trains place to place in Europe, both high speed and regular speed and I don't know why such a system can't be implemented in the USA (you know why - ed).
Anyway, I saw this map the other day and it got my mind wandering.
Could you imagine if riding from New York City to New Orleans was as easy as riding the subway from the Upper West Side to Brooklyn. That would really be something.
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider August 27, 1972