Travel generally involves perpetual motion. Train travel is no different; only it is you who is still while the world changes around you. The ability to be still inspires contemplation and perhaps that is why people love trains so passionately.
Here’s my Sydney Morning Herald/Melbourne Age August 2, 2014 Traveller story on Australia’s Indian Pacific, which explains why this luxury train reveals the essence of what it is to be Australian:
You can also read it online at: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/on-the-indian-pacific-a-rail-journey-that-is-a-uniquely-australian-experience-20140730-3ct4n.html