U.S., Amtrak and others: A primer of best practices for how to plan passenger train expansions

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 29, 2021. It has been updated with photographs and…

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U.S., California, Union Pacific, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific and Amtrak: Los Angeles Union Station stars in the movies

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on April 25, 2021 as the pandemic-era Oscars presentation ceremony telecast…

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U.S., The goodness of secondary passenger trains before and during Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak: Rock Island and Southern Pacific’s Imperial history and more

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 24, 2021. Timetable times quoted are from March 2021…

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U.S., Amtrak: The excitements of a trip on Stephen Gardner’s sold out Silver Star

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; July 26, 2022 Stephen Gardner’s Silver Star is doing yeoman’s work in…

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U.S., Amtrak: What is required from Stephen Gardner’s leadership to move the company forward in these critical times

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; July 22, 2022 How do you define Leadership? Let’s take a crack at it before we…

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U.S., Canada: Beyond Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak, glimpses of hope for future passenger trains

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on April 15, 2021 and has been updated with photographs added.…

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U.S. and Canada; Amtrak, Brightline, VIA Rail Canada, and Rocky Mountaineer: Passenger trains come in all shapes, sizes and colors

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on August 21, 2021. It has been updated and photographs added.…

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U.S.: The lowly, lonely, but necessary baggage car deserves warmth and affection and recognition of the revenues it generates for Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on August 17, 2021. It has been updated and illustrations added.…

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U.S., Paul Theroux – ‘Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories’

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; June 30, 2022 There are moments in time defined by unexpected events…

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U.S., Amtrak: A word about the Southwest Chief’s passengers and crew members

Message from James E. Coston, Executive Chairman, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; June 27, 2002 CHICAGO ‒ Everyone in the passenger…

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U.S.: What about the mob forming to come after the former airline execs running Amtrak?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; June 26, 2022 There is an ugly, militant mob forming. Tar is…

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U.S.: Amtrak has a new president and executive vice president, plus here’s a tip for you at the beginning of vacation season

Editor’s Note: The bulk of this article originally appeared on this platform on February 8, 2021, and has been updated…

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U.S., Amtrak: Silver Meteor history that doomed much of the Heritage Fleet; ‘Kindly flush toilet after each use except when train is standing in station’

Editor’s Note: This article was written in early 2019 and first displayed on this platform on January 13, 2021. It…

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U.S., Canada: Exploding the myth trains must be very fast to be attractive to passengers

By William Lindley, Guest Commentator; June 16, 2022 Key points: • Convenience of use is more important than train speed…

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U.S., Amtrak: Imagine what it’s like for train travel in 2032

By Russ Jackson, 2022 Guest Commentator for 2032; June 13, 2022 Imagine! “Back to the Future?” Cool! That about describes…

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U.S., Amtrak: In 1970, railroads made a deal with the Devil to form what is now Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on February 4, 2021. It has been updated for content and…

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U.S., Ohio: Understanding for Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak and beyond the critical national implications of a Cincinnati route hub with car-lines to both east and west coasts

Editor’s Note: Guest Commentator William Lindley illuminates the concept of a new George Washington as a useful replacement for Stephen…

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U.S.: Several years in the future, Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak Cardinal is retired and Cincinnati becomes a major hub again – as it should be

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on April 21, 2021. It has been revised and updated with…

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U.S.: A Dining Car Primer; the importance of dining and lounge cars to the financial health of any train

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on December 10, 2020. Illustrations have been added to this presentation.…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak ‘supersize’ Silver Star was normal not too long ago; what it was like riding Seaboard’s premier Silver Star in 1967

Editor’s Note: This narrative was first written in 2019 and published on this platform on January 12, 2021. The article…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak isn’t growing and may be shrinking with no way out as it seems to follow a false interpretation of federal law Stephen Gardner himself wrote

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; May 23, 2022 It is widely acknowledged that if a business is not growing, it…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority is doing many of the right things for new passenger train development

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on December 5, 2020. It has been updated and has new…

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U.S., Amtrak: There is a better way to run dining and lounge cars on Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak; look at Brightline’s example

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 16, 2022 We keep hearing whispers that full dining car service…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak lounge cars are the dining car’s lesser but potentially desirable siblings – if only they would allowed to be so

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in this space on January 5, 2021 and has been updated. – Corridorrail.com Editor…

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U.S., Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada: Who are the Denizens of Modern Passenger Trains?

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the Corridorrail.com website in the pre-pandemic world of 2018 and again on February…

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