Florida: Former Jacksonville Terminal, now convention center, to mark 100th anniversary

By Staff, Jacksonville Daily Record; November 12, 2019 The Jacksonville Historical Society plans a centennial celebration for the Jacksonville Terminal…

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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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Review: Brightline Florida/Virgin Trains USA

By Ben Schlappig, One Mile At A Time; November 3, 2019 I think I’ve just found the new most economical…

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Billionaire Branson Gets Billions In Bonds To Launch Vegas To California Train Service

By Michael Goldstein, Contributor, Forbes; October 31, 2019 Sir Richard Branson was in the news this week. Virgin Galactic, the…

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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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California: Thousands of jobs and 1,200 news housing units expected to be created as part of Virgin Trains USA

From Victor Valley News; October 24, 2019 APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Virgin Trains USA Vice President Bob O’Malley was…

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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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As his 200th birthday nears, the father of Florida tourism remains a mystery

By Paul Guzzo, Tampa Bay Times; October 24, 2019 TAMPA — Happy 200th birthday to Henry Plant, the man who…

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South Florida: Multi-million deal would run Virgin Trains into Port of Miami

By Jesse Scheckner; Miami Today; October 15, 2019 Less than a week after they OK’d spending up to $76.7 million…

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Massachusetts: No more incrementalism, it’s time for Big Rail

By James Aloisi and Stanley Rosenberg, CommonWealth Magazine; October 12, 2019 EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Global Traffic Scorecard ranked Boston’s…

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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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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Was Inspired by a True Story. Here’s How the Real Bandits Began Their Life of Crime

By Daniel S. Levy/LIFE Books, Time; September 23, 2019 Just after two in the morning on June 2, 1899, two…

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Every Stranger Has a Story in ‘The Coast Starlight’

By Dan Letchworth, San Diego Magazine; September 6, 2019 For Americans, there’s an intrinsic romance to train travel. Trains are…

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Opinion: Trains and rail make more sense than cars and roads

By Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle; September 2, 2019 International travel always makes me think about the choices we’ve made in…

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128 years after horrific wreck, North Carolinians say the ‘ghost train’ still runs

By Hayley Fowler, The Charlotte Observer; August 28, 2019 A passenger train in North Carolina said to be making up…

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Europe’s flight-shame movement has travelers taking trains to save the planet

By Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post; August 2, 2019 STOCKHOLM — If he had hopped on a plane, Johan Hilm…

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California: How to get around wine country without drinking and driving

By Brock Keeling, Curbed San Francisco; July 18, 2019 Once you cross north over the Golden Gate Bridge, it becomes…

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Chicago: What’s the best way to get to O’Hare? We sent reporters by car, ride-share, CTA and Metra to find out.

By Abdel Jimenez, Ally Marotti, Mary Wisniewski  and Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune; July 17, 2019 For more than a decade,…

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Opinion: It’s all about the journey, not the destination

By Debra Karplus, The News-Gazette; July 14, 2019 I like flying. But I especially enjoy train travel. I’ve lived my…

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Train branding a lost tradition in America

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; May 27, 2019 When a fast-moving winter storm was referred to as a “clipper,”…

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Central Florida: The Polar Express Christmas train is returning for a third season to Tavares on the Royal Palm Railway Experience

By Jerry Fallstrom, Orlando Sentinel; May 22, 2019 TAVARES — Train lovers were disappointed recently when the Royal Palm Railway…

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Scotland: ScotRail makes video to explain ‘slam doors’ on 40-year-old trains

Posted by Mike Billings, Hawthorn Caller; April 18, 2019 ScotRail is having to show passengers how to get on and…

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On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

By Amy Virshup, The New York Times; March 27, 2019 The plan was simple: Take the train to the ski…

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Opinion: California just drastically cut its plan for high speed rail — and it’s the latest example of the US failing to do what the rest of the world has already figured out

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; February 13, 2019 In his State of state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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