Enjoyed a trip up the Potomac River through the Harper's Ferry Civil War battlefield. You could still see remnants of the canal that was a few inches too narrow for the canal boats McClellan tried to send to reinforce the area. Modern passenger service seems on the rise, the train was packed, but coach service lacks a lot of conveniences that would be simple to provide, such as good food. The industrial side of America is also great to see, awesome bridges around Pittsburgh, etc. The route of the train is quite curvy, the work to cut the roadbed must have been tough with the methods of the day. All in all a great experience for someone interested in the history and not in a hurry. Next time I'll splurge on a sleeper and will take the time to stop for a day to view the area by car and on foot.