keltik wrote:EDIT: I just looked at Amtrak.com and you are looking at a 19 hour train ride from Denver to Chicago (you didn't give any specifics) and it's only 15 hours to drive from Denver to Chicago.
I take the train a lot in NorCal, instead of driving (I did today, after driving half-way). Driving requires your constant attention, and it can be frustrating if the drivers around you are idiots, or it there is traffic, etc.. When you're riding on the train, you can turn your attention to other stuff, and spend your transit time doing something fun (life is already too short). Hell, on Amtrak you can bring some booze for yourself, and a spread of food too.
So I'll opt for train over driving, even if it takes a little longer.
Unfortunately, the train usually costs more than driving, especially if you have more than one passenger. Amtrak has to pay rent to the railroad barons to use the lines, even though these big railroads were essentially given their rail lines by the US gov't back in the day.