John Dickerson is a CBS senior national correspondent and Chief Political Analyst. He is also a Contributing Writer to The Atlantic and is co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.
In my new life the afternoons are full of new adventures. Last week I spent the day tiptoeing around creosote puddles while a crane hurled squares of metal crushed to the density of a Bouillon Cube. More on why I was there tomorrow, but for now join me in looking at this pretty refurbished train from a generation ago.