As the son of a new York Central employee who worked the barges on the Hudson River, was fortunate enough to ride numerous NYC, Long Island, Erie Lakawanna, Seaboard and C &O name trains. As a yound adult rode The California And Denver Zephyrs, City of Los Angeles, Twin Star Rocket (and other Rockets). Continued riding the rails with Amtrak. Revisited the newer CZ in 2001. New age people asked me how long it took to go to Osceola, Iowa to Emeryville. Not long enough wwas my response.