For love of the trains

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 | 9:22 p.m. CST; updated 6:34 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Malcolm Epstein was a Boy Scout decades ago when he first rode a train, using it to get to the East Coast where he visited Washington, D.C., and other big cities. Ever since, Epstein has been fascinated with trains. It’s that interest that prompts him to spend his Saturday mornings volunteering at the Jefferson City Amtrak station.