The railways opened America more than a century ago. Some of today’s long-distance trains continue to follow the original pioneering routes. They also use many of the great stations built during the golden age of passenger journeys.
An impressive example is and stands in Washington, DC, decorated with a gold leaf and restored to its original grandeur with dozens of shops, restaurants, and cinemas with multiple screens.
The Chicago Union Station has a marble and brass waiting room, as large as many Catholic cathedrals. They say that Al Capone stayed here dressing his daily shoes, washed in the shower room, stayed for the night to rest.
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