More on High Speed Rail
I'm a bit of a train aficionado. I don't have a scale model of the B&O line in my basement or anything, but I do like trains (and subways and trolleys). I frequently take the Virginia Railway Express from my home in Fredericksburg to the ACCE office in Alexandria, and I'll ride the rails in your city if I visit. I've actually been on several of the world's fastest trains including the 268 mph Shanghai Maglev.
For all the train lovers out there - or just the folks who want to brush up on the topic since President Obama announced his proposed high speed rail corridor project - here is an good article from Time Magazine: A Brief History High-Speed Rail