U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Five, Plus What May Have Been a Large Factor Killing Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 29, 2021 Part Five Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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U.S., UP/Wabash/N&W History: A Tale of Two Cities – Wabash/Union Pacific City of St. Louis and Union Pacific City of Kansas City

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; January 28, 2021 A Tale of Two Cities – Wabash/Union Pacific City of St.…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Four and the High Cost of Headquarters

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 27, 2021 Part Four Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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U.S.: Someone Died and Made You the King of Passenger Trains …

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 26, 2021 Word has come that, indeed, someone did die and…

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U.S., Kansas City Southern History: ‘The Sweetheart of American Trains’

Editor’s Note: On this day which is only 11 months until Christmas Day in 2021, we are pleased to welcome…

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U.S., Virginia and Southeast Opinion: Let’s think big on Amtrak expansion

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; January 23, 2021 Gov. Ralph Northam has proposed spending $50 million to extend…

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U.S., Amtrak History: The Financial Calamity of the First Too Small Viewliner Order and Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Three

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 22, 2021 Amtrak is like any other company or major organization…

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U.S., C&NW History: Two Brutes, Resting in Chicago Side by Side

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 21, 2021 It’s a cold, snowy winter’s day in Chicago in…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Two

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 20, 2021 Part Two Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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U.S., History: Night Trains, Past and Future

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 19, 2021 The Greatest Generation’s road warriors traveled in Pullman comfort…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part One, Plus the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 18, 2021 Part One Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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U.S., Travel and Train History: 20th Century Limited, Overseas Railway, Amtrak, Auto Train, The Love Boat, Brightline and Disneyland’s Santa Fe Railway Train

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 15, 2021 Railroads were the first in the transportation industry to…

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U.S., Pre-Amtrak Pennsylvania Railroad: Will There Be Another Broadway Limited?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 14, 2021 Note: This article was originally written in 2010; updated…

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U.S., Amtrak Silver Meteor History: ‘Kindly Do Not Flush Toilet When Train Is Standing In Station’

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 13, 2021 Note: This was written in early 2019. “Kindly do…

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U.S., Pre-Amtrak Streamliner History: What It Was Like to Ride Seaboard’s Silver Star

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 12, 2021 Note: This narrative was first written in 2019. It’s…

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U.S., Amtrak Florida Service History: SCL’s Dining Car Promotions Invited Passengers to Eat a Full Dinner or A La Carte Selections

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 11, 2021 The time span between the creation of Seaboard Coast…

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U.S., Amtrak Empire Builder History: Welsh Rabbit Was on the Great Northern Menu

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 8, 2021 James J. Hill was the Empire Builder by reputation…

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U.S., Pennsylvania Railroad History: Discount Full Meals for Dining Outside of Traditional Meal Hours

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 7, 2021 In the 1940s, the dining car department of the…

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U.S., Illinois Central History: A Menu Saying Thank You to the Military With Free Meals

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 6, 2021 We are well into the 2021 new year and…

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U.S. History: Amtrak’s Lounge Cars are the Dining Car’s Lesser Siblings

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 5, 2021 The streamliner lounge car, once the haven of passengers…

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U.S., Amtrak Crescent History: A Southern Dining Car Menu

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 4, 2021 In 1973, The Southern Crescent was still operating as…

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