One of my favorite lines from a 1930s movie is the young woman telling Clark Gable, do you know what's wrong with you? Absolutely nothing.
So you will hear, for the rest of the century, all about what's wrong with trains. And every problem, a problem to be sure, just reinforces the importance of trains in this century.
Economically for the United States, perhaps the biggest problem is the crowded worn out tunnel from New Jersey into New York City that everyone wants fixed, and no one wants to fund the fixing. But again, thirty years ago no one cared about fixing the tunnel because trains were not important then. Trains are important now.