Beverly Beyer and Ed Rabey's article on Staunton, Va. ("Staunton Antique Shops Are a Sign of the Times" Jan. 14) was interesting. However, in detailing "getting here" it missed the boat or, rather, the train.
It is a source of continuing amazement to me that those who make so bold as to write articles about interesting destinations constantly neglect to mention trains, the most civilized mode of travel to that destination.
Amtrak's Cardinal travels three times a week from Chicago, stopping at Staunton on its way to Washington, D.C. There are many ways to reach Chicago by air but there are also four completely different routes by rail. You can travel by coach from Los Angeles to Staunton and return for $259 on Amtrak's All Aboard America fare.