My Uncle, and to a slightly lesser extent my Dad, was a big train nut. I remember going to some Rail museums when I was younger. Of course, the model trains and electric trains were always fascinating.\n\nWhile I know some Gen Xers and younger folk that are into trains, it seems more a generational thing with the gap occurring after the Boomers. I always attributed this to the changes that happened after WWII with the spread of automobiles and television becoming more and more common as the years progressed.\nTrains became an afterthought in society rather than a romantic possibility. The younger generations didn't look at a passing train and ask, "where can it take me?" (Instead, we looked to the sky and passenger planes and rocket launches. (A generalization to be certain. ;) )\n\nOf course, growing up in Wichita like Danzilla... well, just short of hijacking a combine, the train was probably the only escape! :D :D :D\n*blows kiss\n\nThat said, I think of growing up and watching old westerns. A western without a Train just seems wrong. ;)\n\nOr else I think about some old Tom Waits...\n\n:cool:\n\nWhaaat???What???? You grew up in my home town. You mean we were neighbors???? Cool! :D \n\nThey're are trains all over here in San Antonio Texas sometimes when your down town you get stopped I love standing or waiting in front of the train and trying to guess how long it was or how long it would take \n\nSometimes when I walked when I lived downtown I would walk on the tracks or just stand as the trains go by\n\nAlways reminded me of that scene in One Perfect Day an underground Australian movie about the rave scene that I loved had a killer soundtrack when he pulls that stunt with the train! I'd never have the cajones to do that! But it sure looked cool!