The reputation of the rail road is all of the place. Once for the wealthy, going on long journeys to visit family, have a vacation, or do business, the train was an iconic image of power and glamour.
Later, during war times, trains were used to transport everything from weapons to slaves.
Now there are many abandoned rail roads around the world. It's as if people have stopped appreciating the simple things in life. What world great will we forget next?