Where is he? The woman in carriage 13 surveys her compartment in panic. Actually, nothing is missing: two seats that can be pushed together to form a bed, a small washbasin, towels, a folding table and even a private toilet right next to the seat. But the lady has no eyes for any of this. “Where’s the USB port?” she calls into the corridor before the train has even started.
If you want to experience the diversity of the USA, the best thing to do is board the Silver Star night train. A 32-hour journey with police presence, microwave food and “stretch stops” where no one moves.