Traveling by train is not a thing of the past, but is still alive and well in many areas of the U.S., although there are not as many companies as before. Not only is it cheaper to travel by train than it is to fly, there is no baggage fees for most trains and the accommodations or much more comfortable.
The history of train travel in the U.S. began in the early 1800s and the addition of many miles of track throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century, gave many people across the country a way to travel to their destinations in more luxury than they had experienced in the past.
Check out the video in this article, and consider taking a train on your next continental vacation.
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