> How did America get to where it is today, a country with the
> slowest and most threadbare intercity passenger rail service of any
> advanced nation?
> Not so very long ago, we were not in this humiliating position. In
> fact, we operated trains that amazed and impressed the rest of the
> world. These trains were called streamliners, and their very names
> � Silver Meteor, Flying Yankee, Rocky Mountain Rocket, Denver
> Zephyr � connoted speed and luxury. In the period between 1935 and
> 1950, the 10 fastest scheduled passenger trains in the world were
> all U.S. streamliners.
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