What do these lines mean from the song "City of New Orleans"? "And all the towns and people seem To fade into a bad dream And the steel rails still ain't heard the news. The conductor sings his song again, The passengers will please refrain This train's got the disappearing railroad blues." After searching, I came up with nothing other then the cool fact that Amtrak does actually have a train route they call the "City of New Orleans". Same route described in the song as well.