10-4, I used to take the train between MPLS and Chicago in the '50s.
Except then it wasn't the Amtrak.
It was the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Pacific RR and the train was the Hiawatha, or
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy RR and the train was the Zephyr.
They had real dining cars and we would have roast beef dinners cooked on board and white tablecloths with real flowers.
Had real club cars with bartenders and ............
Wooo..woooo, all aboaaaarrrrdddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hear the train a'comin', it's comin' 'round the bend.
it's the Orange Blossom Special, bringin' my baby home,
I'd make a compilation/mix CD of Box Car Willie train songs to play on the trip.
Furthermore, you'll need a new handle: RailroadWiz