My Grandpa Clarence retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. I contribute my feeling of nostagla and my aesthetic love for trains, and all things associated with the railroad because it reminds me of a time when life was simpler, Americans were hard working, infrastructure was growing because so were American dreams. Americana. The train symbolizes so many things. It seems foolish to even attempt to list them. For me, one of my favorite things is though, is that it symbolizes the journey.