I was wondering the same thing.....sometimes I remember what I THOUGHT I saw/did/heard when I was a kid. BUT....then I also remembered this little song my mom must have taught us, and looked it up just now:You gotta be pulling my leg!!!
Trains are BS. It is not even worth it to take them nowadays. Karina and I were going to take the trains to Santa Barbara a couple weeks ago and bike around for the heck of it. It was going to cost us $160 round trip for something that would've been half a tank of gas round trip. I can't justify wasting that much cash.
When planes typically cost about 2/3 or less of what a train costs, I can't see why anyone takes the train anymore. Amtrak, you suck.
I don't get my mom anything for moms day, but I try to make sure to give her a call and tell her I love her!