TV Movie | TV-G | | Drama, Romance
A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard.
Max discusses being put on trains by his dad with Tom, and then mentions having had a partner. Danny Glover played a serial killer that had been a railroad man in Switchback (1997), and he is well known for being Mel Gibson's partner in the Lethal Weapon series of films.
The train they would be on to Los Angeles would be the Southwest Chief. The Southwest Chief does not go through the Colorado mountains. It goes south from La Junta, Co to New Mexico, through Arizona to LA.