U.S., Texas: Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is like an Artichoke, Mr. Congressman

By Russell Jackson, Highland Village, Texas, Guest Commentator; January 23, 2022 The Texas Eagle is buried in the secondary of…

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U.S.: The shameful defeat of Amtrak by Winter weather in Virginia

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 8, 2022 It was a dark and stormy night – actually…

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U.S.: Happy New Year Amtrak, here we go again … and remembering John Madden

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; January 5, 2022 The new year opens optimistically just as all the previous ones have…

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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., 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

Holiday Season Rewind: During the holiday season reader favorite articles are republished. This article originally appeared December 18, 2020. –…

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

Holiday Season Rewind: We are featuring reader favorite articles which previously appeared in this space earlier this year. This article…

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U.S. History, Union Pacific’s City Of Los Angeles: Andrew Selden And Family Enjoy Dinner In The Dome Diner And Other Civilized Delights

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; December 16, 2021 In the Spring of 1970, I was 23 and in graduate school…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: The Palmland was practical, convenient and had a popular heavyweight-era dining car

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.: Riding the Santa Fe’s Famed “El Capitan” … Christmas … and those Hi-Level Deluxe Chair Cars With Every Seat At Dome Car Height

By Russ and Susan Jackson, Guest Commentators; December 9, 2021 The author Paul Theroux wrote many stories about train travel.…

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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

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles which were reader favorites. This article was…

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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. and Canada: There is always something magical about Christmas train travel

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; November 29, 2021 Those who are well informed are aware as of…

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U.S., Passenger Train History from 1830 to Amtrak: An Incomplete List of Things Not Found Today on Passenger Trains

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.: 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., Santa Fe Railway, Part 1: The Santa Fe Chief And The Grand Canyon; What Really Happened

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; November 5, 2021 Into the spring of 1968, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe…

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U.S., Amtrak: Mr. And Mrs. Selden Take A Train Trip; The Harsh Reality Of Differences Between The Lake Shore Limited And Empire Builder

Editor’s Note: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Selden took a train trip home to Minnesota from Springfield, Massachusetts earlier this month.…

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U.S., Santa Fe Railway: The Grand Canyon Was Not A Great Train, But A Nice Train Right To The Last Day Before Amtrak

Editor’s Note: Guest commentator David Peironnet has provided an outstanding view of how a secondary train can still be appealing…

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U.S., Amtrak: Veteran Passengers Comment On Superliner Linens, Doors Popping Open, Faucets, Sudden Flushing Unavailability And Possible Replacement Equipment

Editor’s Note: Frequent guest commentator Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, is joined by…

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U.S., Santa Fe’s El Capitan And Amtrak’s Texas Eagle: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of commentaries by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western…

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U.S., MoPac And Amtrak Missouri River Eagle History: It Went North/South And East/West All At The Same Time, Part II

By David Peironnet, Guest Commentator; September 24, 2021 Missouri Pacific Railroad’s Missouri River Eagle went north/south and east/west all at…

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U.S., Creating A New, Better Superliner Sleeping Car Fleet

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; September 3, 2021 It’s past time to reimagine sleeping cars in North…

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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.: The Lowly, Lonely Baggage Car Deserves Warmth And Affection

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 17, 2021 The lowly, lonely baggage car. It’s either choking on…

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U.S.: Silver Meteor History And Amtrak Needs More Superliner Lounge Car Space

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 16, 2021 Train Number 58, the original northbound Silver Meteor was…

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