May 8 is National Train Day. It’s a coast-to-coast celebration of America’s love of trains. Or at least, that’s what the front of my ticket book for the “Hiawatha” train between Chicago and Milwaukee says it is.
New Mexicans, still suspicious about the Rail Runner, may not even notice the passing of National Train Day. Here, as in most places in the US, “America” and “love of trains” don’t really go together.