U.S.: Should you take the train? Here’s how to decide.

By Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle; January 15, 2020 If you’re visiting Southern California, taking the train…

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Thailand: In praise of Southeast Asia’s old railways

By David Sutton, Nekkei Asian Review; January 15, 2020 Early morning at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station is a busy time…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County still pursuing legal cases against Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; January 7, 2020 VERO BEACH, Fla. — Despite a potentially crippling setback in court,…

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U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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Europe – The Nightjet: One Company’s Big Bet on Travelers Who Take it Slow

By Palko Karasz, The New York Times; December 23, 2019 On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November…

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Europe: Not Exactly the Orient Express, But Europe’s Sleepers Are Back

By Boris Groendahl and Catherine Bosley, Bloomberg News, Financial Post; December 3, 2019 (Bloomberg) — Romanticized by movies like “Murder…

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Europe: Why airlines want you to go by train

From CNN, FOX 22 KQFX and ABC 17 KMIZ; December 3, 2019 We might not all be Greta Thunberg, shunning…

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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Colorado: Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in receivership

From The Valley Courier Alamosa News; November 26, 2019 DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has been a…

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Pennsylvania: Scenic Jim Thorpe railway may ride again

By Daniel Patrick Sheehan, The Morning Call, The Citizen’s Voice; November 24, 2019 Last month, the Little Engine That Could…

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I took the Eurostar underneath the English Channel from Paris to London, and it felt more like taking a flight than a train

By Ben Mack, Insider Lifestyle; November 20, 2019 Using it may seem commonplace now, but there was a time when…

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California: Manager of Valley’s San Joaquin trains may ditch Amtrak as operator

By Dale Yurong, ABC 30 KFSN; November 15, 2019 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Amtrak has provided rail service in the…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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India: IRCTC’s First Private Train-Tejas Earns Rs 70 Lakh Profit In First Month Of Its Operations

By Staff, The Logical Indian; November 11, 2019 The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s first privately run train…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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New York, After Iowa Pacific: Negotiations ended for new rail operator in Warren County

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 31, 2019 The company that was hoping to take over railroad operations in Warren…

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India: Keen airline firms touch down to run trains

By Ajith Athrady, DHNS, New Delhi, Deccan Herald; October 28, 2019 Indian Railways passengers can look forward airline like services…

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The $11 train ride through Japan’s scenic and snowy landscape while you sip sake

By Gina Galetti, dlmag.com; October 24, 2019 Train travel is utterly romantic and can remind us of bygone eras. It…

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A mix of familiar and premiere-run cars, Autumn Colors Express ready to roll

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; October 24, 2019 HUNTINGTON — On the eve of the inaugural run of…

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Austrian Federal Railways to hire sleeping cars

By Erwin Reidinger, International Railway Journal; October 18, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has announced it intends to hire sleeping…

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India: Private players train eyes on berth of a new era

By Ajay Banerjee in New Delhi, The Tribune; October 20, 2019 IN March 1994, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s Cabinet allowed…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Tahawus rail owner will consent to ‘abandonment’

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 21, 2019 The Chicago-based rail company that owns a controversial rail line in the…

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Ontario: Northlander business case coming before years end

By James Wood, Staff, MyMuskokaNow.com; October 18, 2019 NORTH BAY, ON- The hard numbers on the possible return of passenger…

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