Amtrak? Good luck
I would love to take advantage of Amtrak's service to points west of McCook ["Amtrak fan urges public to speak out" (http://www.mccook gazette .com/story/1113283.html).] My wife and I have attempted to arrange a carefree journey to Denver via train several times. Unfortunately, the typical boarding time in the area seems to anywhere from 2-5 a.m. (good luck trying to get an Amtrak representative to be more precise than that). If one is not prepared to devote a sleepless pre-dawn looking for a train which may-or-may-not arrive, train travel is not practical.