By Rebecca Ostriker
From The Boston Globe, February 21, 2010
Riding the rails from Boston to Chicago.
Are we going to go nuts in there?
I couldn't help thinking that as we walked along the platform at South Station, peering at the Amtrak train we were about to board. My husband, Ian, and I had overnight reservations on the Lake Shore Limited, bound for Chicago. We were sharing a Viewliner Roomette, the smallest sleeper space possible, and through the train's wide windows we could see all the compartments lined up inside, looking tiny, even toylike...