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., 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., 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 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., Canada: There Is A Bright Future For Passenger Trains In North America

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on this platform on April 16, 2021 and has been updated. – Corridorrail.com Editor…

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U.S., When It Comes To Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak, Settle For More, Not Less. Demand More.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 16, 2021. It has been slightly updated. – Corridorrail.com…

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U.S., Montana, North Coast Limited: Big Sky rail authority briefed on BNSF-Amtrak relationship, Lake Pend Oreille bridge investment

By Martin Kidston – Missoula Current and 8KPAX; March 11, 2022 MISSOULA – While several host railroads along the Gulf…

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U.S., Andrew Selden: Intercity Passenger Rail Investment Strategy; long distance/inter-regional versus commuter

Editor’s Note: Andrew Selden, in his capacity as President of United Rail Passenger Alliance, submitted official comments in response to…

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U.S., Tennessee: Rising to the challenge of creating a new state rail program

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 22, 2022 News item from Tennessee: Lawmakers push to expand Amtrak…

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U.S., What If – Another View: Thinking about the future of the Midwest through Chicago and Louisville

(Editor’s Note ― In another What If look at the future, William Lindley of Shelbyville, Kentucky shares his thoughts about…

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U.S., WHAT IF: Amtrak riders could find themselves in a pickle after the November 2022 elections

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; February 14, 2022 The chance the U.S. Congress majority will turn from Blue to Red…

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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

Editor’s Note: This is the final Holiday Season Rewind readers’ favorite article. A new article will appear the week of…

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U.S., Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary; Where Were You On May 1, 1971?

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles from earlier this year which were reader…

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U.S., Andrew Selden and Amtrak: Spend Less, Get More; Use $66 Billion Wisely For Network Growth Avoiding Mistakes Of The Past And Squandering It On Random Political Demands

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; November 16, 2021 Investment Opportunities How can Amtrak make the most use out of $66…

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U.S.: Amtrak Gets $66 Billion Of Taxpayer’s Money; Hooray?

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; November 9, 2021 Yes, the big, long-anticipated “Infrastructure” bill finally passed both houses of Congress…

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U.S.: Amtrak And The CSX/NS Gulf Coast Tug Of War

By Paul Wilson, Guest Commentator; October 27, 2021 Editor’s Note: We welcome the first commentary contribution from Paul Wilson, a…

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U.S., Andrew Selden On Passenger Train Funding: Getting The Most From New Rail Capital

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; August 30, 2021 If congress chooses to appropriate new capital to develop intercity passenger rail…

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U.S., History, The Sunset Limited: Facts, Dates And Conclusions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 25, 2021 Many parts of the long, modern saga of the…

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U.S. and Canada: Passenger Trains Come In All Shapes, Sizes And Colors

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 21, 2021 In North America, passenger trains come in all shapes,…

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U.S.: Yes Steven Rattner, Wyoming Needs Passenger Trains

By Dan Bilka, Railway Age Magazine; April 14, 2021 Steven Rattner—the man who spent $82 billion in taxpayer money to bail…

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