A few miles to the south of our house, lies Corinth Mississippi. That town was once one of the major Railroad hubs of the State. There is still quite a bit of rail traffic that comes through there.
The kids around our house (son, niece, nephew) absolutely love trains. It may have something to do with a certain tank engine and his entertainment empire.
Today we drive or fly everywhere, trains are often thought of as little more than freight haulers. However, the passenger train is still out there. My parents just rode one from Memphis to New Orleans. While the romanticism of train travel has changed since the days of Express travel to the Orient, there is still something to be said for this reliable, comfortable, and fuel efficient means of travel.