A couple of my readers gave me some grief about the column item praising train travel.
They found it a bit too rah-rah for their taste.
Fair enough. But let me just state, for the record:
I realize Amtrak's service record isn't perfect.
I am aware that the railroads have caused some environmental problems. (Name a transportation industry that hasn't.)
And, yes, I'm glad Riverfront Park is no longer a tangle of tracks.
I don't see how you can live in Spokane and not feel a connection to rail travel. Perhaps it would be overreaching to make the claim now. But this was a Train Town.
And in some hearts, it always will be.