U.S., Amtrak, Passenger Trains and Dining Cars: What has History Taught Us?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 31, 2020 As 2020 mercifully and thankfully comes to a close,…

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U.S., Amtrak Southwest Chief Route History: From The Super Chief to the Southwest Chief Eclectic Breakfast Menus

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 30, 2020 It wasn’t just any train, it was The Super…

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U.S., Lehigh Valley History: 1953 Menu With Lamb Chops, Omelettes and Sardines, Washed Down With Knickerbocker Beer

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 29, 2020 The Lehigh Valley Railroad, dating to its earliest times…

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U.S., Amtrak History: 1972 Dinner Menu Offered Shrimp Appetizer, Roast Rib-Eye of Beef, and Baked Florida Grapefruit, Plus Cold Duck

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 28, 2020 At the tender age of just over six months,…

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U.S., Railroad History: Trains Still Run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, December 24, 2020 It’s Christmas Eve. Passenger trains are running everywhere today,…

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U.S., Central Florida: Brightline sets potential timetable for Disney Springs train station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2020 Brightline has set a potential timetable for the completion of…

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U.S., Florida: Related Group proposes office, residential tower near Brightline station in Miami

By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; December 23, 2020 The Related Group has filed plans for an office…

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Canada, Ontario: With or without a new owner, Agawa Canyon Tour Train expected to run next year

By David Helwig, SooToday.com; December 18, 2020 City officials are putting an upbeat spin on yesterday’s news confirming that CN…

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Canada, Ontario: CN to sell Algoma Central Railway

By Staff, SooToday.com; December 17, 2020 CN Rail has confirmed it intends to sell the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) that…

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U.S., New Haven History: Afternoon Tea in the Dining Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 23, 2020 The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, commonly…

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U.S., Union Pacific History: A Future U.S. President Enjoyed the City of Los Angeles Dome Diner; a Special Holiday Season Menu

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 22, 2020 Ronald Wilson Reagan, Chicago Cubs radio announcer in Iowa,…

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U.S., History: When Amtrak Had a Late Afternoon Early Dinner Menu in 1978

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 21, 2020 Realizing that Amtrak operations are just a few months…

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U.S., California’s Coast Daylight History: ‘The Most Beautiful Train in the World’ had a Triple-Unit Dining, Coffee Shop and Kitchen Car, Plus Tavern on a Daytime Coach Train

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 18, 2020 Before today’s Coast Starlight, Amtrak’s glamour train from Los…

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U.S., Capitol Limited History: Domes, Dining Cars and Bacon

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 17, 2020 When the name Capitol Limited is mentioned, travelers of…

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U.S., New York Central History: Wartime Dining Car Service; Standards Maintained, Menu Shortened

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 16, 2020 World War II called for an all-out, nationwide effort…

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U.S., Santa Fe El Capitan History: All-Coach Train, But Both a Dining Car and Lounge Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 15, 2020 In April of 1961, the Santa Fe Railway was…

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U.S. – Air Force One to Amtrak One: Joe Biden can accelerate economic recovery by renewing America’s rails | Opinion

By Stewart Mader, For The Philadelphia Inquirer; December 14, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden has an answer for our most pressing…

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Canada, British Columbia: Luxury Train of the Year – Rocky Mountaineer named World’s Leading Luxury Train for 2020

By Brendan Kergin, Castanet.net; December 13, 2020 B.C.’s Rocky Mountaineer has another accolade to add to its awards cabinet. The…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: Winter Rivals, Orange Blossom Special and Florida Special had Exceptional Dining Cars

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 14, 2020 The era of all-Pullman sleeping car winter season New…

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Canada, Ontario: Huron Central Railway will continue operating least until June 30, company announces

By Darren MacDonald, Northern Ontario Digital Content Producer, CTV News; December 11, 2020 SUDBURY — After announcing plans to cease…

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U.S., Missouri: Jefferson City committee considers Amtrak station relocation

By Emily Cole, News Tribune; December 11, 2020 The temporary Amtrak station in the parking lot of the Jefferson Landing…

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Canada: VIA Rail opens Canadian route from Winnipeg to Vancouver amid coronavirus

By Shane Gibson, Global News; December 11, 2020 Winnipeggers can once again take a train to Vancouver amid the ongoing…

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Asia, Japan – Making their mark: hunt for ink stamps boosts Japan rural trains

By ERI SUGIURA, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asia; December 12, 2020 CHIBA, Japan — In late November, Kenichi Kitayama, 74, was…

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U.S., History: Once Upon a Brief Time, Amtrak had a 24-Hour Dining Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 11, 2020 Long ago but not far away, just before the…

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U.S., Virginia: Rail advocates hope Virginia’s new authority will take ‘politics out of our rail policy’

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Fauquier Times; December 9, 2020 When former Gov. Doug Wilder sold off the state’s interest…

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