Over the summer I took an Amtrak train from Alton, IL up to Bloomington-Normal, IL for a band camp. After that trip, I was hooked. I've been on a number of Amtrak trains since then going across the state and up into Illionis. Over the summer I want to take a long distance trip from Saint Louis, MO to Fort Worth, TX or Chicago, IL to Portland, OR. Trains are really a cool experience and seem to be a mostly forgotten form of travel (in the US anyway). Anybody else here ever taken a train trip? What was your experience?