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. 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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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., 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., 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., 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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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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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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U.S., New Jersey: Governor Murphy announces $190 million in major renovations at Newark Penn Station

From New Jersey Transit, Mass Transit Magazine; December 10, 2020 A total of $190 million has been committed for renovations…

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