[LMB] Long-Haul Trains (WAS OT: Modes of Parental Address)

Claire Nollet cnollet at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 22:53:47 BST 2009


On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> >>Did you know that you can actually own your own pullman car and pay the
> >>rail companies to haul it around for you?
> >>
> >>*sigh* I just wish I had the cash for luxury like that ...
> >
> > If you had that kind of cash, you'd also have the money to buy a private
> jet and make a coast-to-coast trip in 6 hours, instead of 3 days, and you'd
> do it on your schedule, not the railroad's.
>
> That's not the point.  The point isn't speed, it's luxury and
> leisurely watching the scenery and overall coolness.  Kind of like a
> private cruise ship, but on land.


EXACTLY.  The romance of the rails ...

There's no romance on airplanes.



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