I certainly enjoyed the cameraderie of coach, and have met some very interesting folk. I discovered Amtrak around 2003, and for the next 6 or 7 years the coach ridership was fairly light, so I enjoyed most times a double seat to myself to sleep. Since the last recession, I notice that the trains are much more popular, so a double coach seat to sleep in is very rare now.
I have never exchanged contact info, although I did get an invite to visit and stay at a Menonite farm.
I like to engage with folk when I travel, it seems silly to visit America, and try to avoid Americans. Then again...
Edited by caravanman, 30 November 2017 - 05:13 AM.