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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Austrian Federal Railways’ Nightjet passenger traffic up 10%, says ÖBB’s CEO

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 15, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) CEO, Mr Andreas Matthä, says Nightjet overnight…

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Scenic train ride operator says it’s shutting down in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

By Kurt Bresswein For lehighvalleylive.com; October 16, 2019 Diesel and coal smoke wafted skyward as train whistles sounded and hordes…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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Indian Railway: Three Luxury Trains That Make You Feel Royal

By Yash Tripathi, Republic; October 11, 2019 The Indian Railways provides exceptional services to its passengers. The government organization offers luxurious trains which…

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Progressive Railroading’s Passenger Rail at a Glance 2019: Preface

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2019 Americans took more commuter-rail trips last year than they…

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What first class looks like on 12 trains from around the world

By Darcy Schild, Insider; October 10, 2019 There seems something luxurious and old-fashioned about booking a first-class, scenic train trip.…

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Passenger train headed for Russia evacuated after radioactive spike

By Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI; October 9, 2019 Oct. 9 (UPI) — Russian authorities are investigating the cause of a spike…

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Australia: Gastro outbreak strikes more than 100 passengers on Sydney to Perth train

By Helen Davidson, The Guardian; October 6, 2019 A transcontinental Australian tourist train has seen more than 100 passengers in…

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Federal Railroad Administration offering grants for passenger rail repairs

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 8, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is seeking applications for a grant program…

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For Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield, it’s full brakes ahead for high speed rail

By Peter Schorschon, Floridapolitics.com; September 30, 2019 Sen. Debbie Mayfield appears determined once again to pass her Florida High-Speed Passenger…

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Full steam ahead: Grand Canyon Railway celebrates 30 years

By Wendy Howell, Williams News; October 1, 2019 In 1984, the city of Williams went down in history as the…

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Orlando’s Royal Palm Railway: For a spooky ride, all aboard Phantasmagoria’s ghost train | Review

By Matthew J. Palm, Theater Critic, Orlando Sentinel; September 26, 2019 It might seem counterintuitive to tell ghost stories about…

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UK: Oops, wrong cleaner damages Caledonian Sleeper’s on-board toilets

By Alastair Dalton, Edinburgh Evening News; September 9, 2019 Water pipes on the Caledonian Sleeper’s £150 million fleet were seriously…

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Another summer of record growth for Dutch cross-border passenger traffic

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 29, 2019 FOR the third successive summer, international train services between the Netherlands…

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Fall foliage: Take a train

By Ed Perkins, Chicago Tribune; September 3, 2019 Fall foliage is traditionally a windshield tourism activity, but lots of folks…

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Norway reviews overnight services as sleeper train fleet ages

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; August 23, 2019 THE Norwegian Railway Directorate is undertaking a review of the country’s…

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UK: ScotRail slated as passenger journeys fall by 1 million

By David Leask, Chief Reporter, The Herald; August 28, 2019 Rocked by a historic cold spell and major engineering disruption,…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper admits failings after complaints of ‘filthy, disgusting’ cabins

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; August 21, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper chiefs have apologised for repeated cleaning failures after complaints of…

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Europe: Leo Express moves into the black

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 16, 2019 CZECH train and bus operator Leo Express generated a profit for…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

From Railway Gazette; August 19, 2019 EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first…

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All aboard! Explore Canada on these 5 memorable excursion trains

By Mark Stachiew, Calgary Herald; August 6, 2019 Crossing Canada by train is one of this country’s greatest travel experiences,…

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

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