Meet the Midwesterners
They also haven’t met Midwesterners where it’s literally faster to drive 10 hours than to fly because there are no direct flights.
And trains are fun. You see things. You can take a nap, eat a sandwich, drink a beer because you aren’t driving. The experience of getting onto a train is less stressful than planes by a very long way.
And the luggage is so much easier and cheaper.
Also fewer people would get motion sick from a train than a car.
Trains are amazing and as much as I love driving I’d plan a trip JUST to take a train there
I love trains. I wish amtrak had a better way to manage transfers