For all you creative types, here's a fun contest from the Missouri Department of Transportation website. (Note: According to the rules posted on the website, anyone can enter, but you must be a legal Missouri resident to win):
"The 'Name The Train' contest will rely on train fans everywhere to pick the best name for the train that runs between St. Louis and Kansas City. The new name will be revealed in January.
There will be three phases to the contest.
*Submit your favorite name online or by mail between Nov. 10 and Dec. 10.
*Contest judges will select five names as finalists.
*Vote for your favorite finalist name online or by mail from Dec. 16 to Jan. 16."
Click here to download complete contest rules, including eligibility requirements and prizes.
So put on your thinking caps (or conductor's hats). Maybe you will be the winner. But you have to act fast; the contest train leaves the station Dec 10.