Excellent point. This ultimate time freedom, escape from the pressures of
the outside world is the chief benefit of train travel today.
I think I'm going to write an article on that.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Elena Williams" <eclaire1972@...>
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 7:36 AM
Subject: RE: [carfree_cities] Air VS Rail
> --- Louis-Luc <exqmtl@...> wrote:
> > > That 20 hour escape is the most valuable part of
> > the trip. Until your
> > > friend sees that, he will continue to think you're
> > travel mode is crazy.
> ...And what an endorsement for trains J.K. Rowling
> gave when she created Harry Potter on a commute train
> ride. If she had been driving she would have had her
> mind mostly on operating the wheel. If she had been
> flying the time wouldn't have been there for
> cultivating all the wonderful characters in her story.
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