One morning on the tube from Harrow to a Green Park a lady opposite me opens her brief case and pulls out a full kit of makeup, which she proceeds, with great care and diligence, to apply to her face. When finished she returns the makeup to her case and pulls out several,plastic containers contains her breakfast, which she devours with gusto. Quite an entertaining morning on the tube.
Those died out here after commercial air travel became dominant in the 70's. There is Amtrak which is a gov't funded disaster that has lost money every year of its existence for passenger travel. Because of the wide open spaces here train travel is impractical except in the crowded NE seaboard.