You ignited great memories for me with your article “Waiting on a Train” in the May/June issue. As a teenager, I worked for the Union Pacific on the main line in Idaho as a telegrapher when all the young men were called to war. It was an exciting time and one I always remember with pleasure. I love trains and hope that we can once again travel the country on them.
I remember a time when Americans were unified and in love with America for the opportunity it provided and for what it represented. My feelings were rekindled after reading “Waiting on a Train” by James McCommons, which outlined why passenger trains have a future in this country and are making a comeback.
I enjoyed the cover story “Waiting on a Train.” Excellent and easy to read. I felt like I was actually sitting in the coach seat with Mr. McCommons, enjoying the picturesque sites from the observation lounge car, and even the aroma of brewing coffee!