In the 1960s, the United States had an extensive network of passenger rail trains. All the major cities in the Midwest and South were linked by regular train service. You could get service on smaller routes, like the one from Boise, Idaho, to Portland, Oregon, three times a day.
Great image. Shows a lot of trackage with passenger services in the USA over an extended period. Some of these routes are still in use by Amtrak.
I never understood why the major railways did not continue passenger services on their own tracks subsidised by the government? Did this all go in the end to Amtrak?