Well, we're nearly to Chicago. We're a bit late because of freight traffic, but it looks like we'll arrive safely. all-in-all, this is a very relaxing way to travel across country.
You certainly get a different view of the country from the train tracks. Many communities locate recycling centers near the tracks, and there are a lot of junk yards along the route. It's a different view of the country than you get from the average freeway.