U.S., St. Louis And Kansas City History: Huge, Beautiful Union Stations, But Today Amtrak Offers Just A Shadow Of Past Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 19, 2021 We all have become conditioned to think that Chicago…

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

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 16, 2021 In the third decade of the 21st Century there…

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U.S., Canada: Glimpses Of Future Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 15, 2021 A few random glimpses into the future of passenger…

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U.S., Turning Lines On A Map Into Trains On Tracks

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 9, 2021 “Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Look! That bright…

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U.S., Amtrak, Responding To POLITICO Nightly: We Are The United States of America, Not The United States Of The Northeast

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 8, 2021 Harrumph. Yet another beltway journalist has opined about what…

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U.S., Washington And Virginia: Long Bridge Crisis Solved; A New Passenger Train Bridge Is Coming

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 6, 2021 Just about everyone knows the alleged plight of Amtrak’s…

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U.S., Amtrak Formation History: Which Railroads Were In, Which Railroads Were Out And Which Were Not Invited

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 1, 2021 Who was in? Who was out? Who couldn’t be…

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U.S., Amtrak Cardinal History: Just Sold By CSX, ‘George Washington’s Railroad’ Was Impressive

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 31, 2021 Hyperbole was nothing new for competitive railroads in the…

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U.S., Amtrak History: 22 Years After Dr. Adrian Herzog Wrote How to Save Amtrak, They Still Struggle

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 25, 2021 The following excerpts are from an article published in…

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U.S., The Goodness of Secondary Passenger Trains Before and During Amtrak: Southern Pacific’s Imperial History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 24, 2021 In a land long ago – in the pre-Amtrak…

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U.S., The Sunset Limited History: From Southern Pacific’s Premier Train to Amtrak’s Stepchild

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 22, 2021 The Sunset Limited, often treated as Amtrak’s “stepchild,” is…

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U.S., Terminal Stations History: California Zephyr, City of San Francisco and San Francisco Chief

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 19, 2021 Enjoying the history of the California Zephyr, City of…

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U.S., California Zephyr, City of San Francisco and San Francisco Chief: Prolific Dome Cars, Luxury Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 18, 2021 Of the three post-war rival streamliners for upscale travel…

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U.S., California Zephyr Informal Dining History: One Luxurious Train, Three Railroads

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 17, 2021 The original California Zephyr, a joint operation of the…

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U.S., Great Northern To Amtrak Empire Builder History: With Competition From The North Coast Limited, Mainstreeter and Olympian Hiawatha

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 15, 2021 Amtrak’s Superliner Empire Builder is the only train in…

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U.S., Amtrak: Starting From a Clean Plate, New Food Service Opportunity; Maybe 24-Hour Diner?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 12, 2021 Well. The hour is nigh, the time may be…

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U.S., Illinois Central to Amtrak History: Riding on The City of New Orleans and The Panama Limited

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 10, 2021 The famed-in-song-and elsewhere The City of New Orleans is…

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U.S., Passenger Train Dining Car History: Food Sustains Life. Good Food Makes Life More Pleasant.

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 3, 2021 The year is anytime between 1947 and April 30,…

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U.S., Wabash, Union Pacific and Amtrak History: A Tale of Two Cities, Part Three

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 12, 2021 A Tale of Two Cities Wabash/Union Pacific City of Saint Louis…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Four and the High Cost of Headquarters

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 27, 2021 Part Four Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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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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Canada, Ontario: With or without a new owner, Agawa Canyon Tour Train expected to run next year

By David Helwig, SooToday.com; December 18, 2020 City officials are putting an upbeat spin on yesterday’s news confirming that CN…

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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., New York Central History: Wartime Dining Car Service; Standards Maintained, Menu Shortened

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 16, 2020 World War II called for an all-out, nationwide effort…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: Winter Rivals, Orange Blossom Special and Florida Special had Exceptional Dining Cars

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 14, 2020 The era of all-Pullman sleeping car winter season New…

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