The reports of planes falling out of the sky seems to be coming everyday. All of this has me and my family scared of flying. The next logical option would be to take a train. I mean it is how they traveled in the olden days. Amtrak has long been known as one of the few passenger trains still in existence. It’s not a great deal cheaper than flying, but some say it is a great deal safer. However, just ask those who were stranded for 13.5 hours in Chicago if they will take a train again.
After a ten hour wait, train #48 was ready to go, but then the engine failed. This all makes me wonder if it is not safer to just brave the roads and gas prices and head to a destination with multiple drivers? Yes, car accidents are abundant on the roadways, but they are becoming just as frequent as plane and train issues.