People have asked me how different train travel is in the USA from the UK and Europe.  In this clip you get a flavo(u)r of it by way of the announcements made pre-trip by Nancy our coach car service attendant and the responses from some of my fellow passengers.  I shot this on The Cardinal, from Chicago to DC – bear in mind that we were about to spend a 23 hour journey together over 922 miles.

While this level of interaction before travelling was not typical in my experience, it does represent well the relationship between travellers and train staff on these long journeys.

Originally posted on Please Look After This Englishman