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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Opinion: It’s Not The End Of High Speed Rail In California – It’s A Change In Direction

By Juan Sebastián Pinto, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) began his State of the…

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‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he intends to scale back California’s…

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Opinion: Why the California Bullet Train Project Failed: 7 ‘Worst Practices’

By Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D)’s announcement yesterday…

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California to pull plug on billion-dollar bullet train, cites ballooning costs

By Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News; February 12, 2019 California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he is pulling the plug on…

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Europe: Dutch extend plans for high-frequency operations

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; February 7, 2019 TRAINS will connect nine major Dutch cities every 10 minutes by…

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Demeaned, overworked and all called George: How Black train porters transformed Canada

By Jennifer Yang, Identity and Inequality Reporter, The Toronto Star; February 1, 2019 During the golden age of North American…

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New York City: Amtrak derails Metro-North progress; MOU still not inked

By Alex Mitchell, Bronx Times; December 15, 2018 “Don’t be a scrooge, Amtrak” said our Santa-hat wearing Borough President Ruben…

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UK: Man broke passenger’s leg on train after he was asked to behave

By Lucy Middleton, Metro; November 17, 2018 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked unconscious on a…

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Book Review: An anti-passenger-rail manifesto

Opinion By David Peter Alan, Chair, Lackawanna Coalition, Railway Age Magazine; November 13, 2018 “Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains…

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From Orient Express to The Railway Children: Top 10 trains in novels

By Sarah Ward, The Guardian; September 12, 2018 I’ve always wanted to put a railway in one of my crime…

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India: 2 held for drugging train passengers and looting them

From TNN, The Times of India; September 12, 2018 MUMBAI: Two men have been arrested from Bengal in connection .. Click…

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Additional services relieve pressure on Norwegian Line

By  David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 2, 2018 THE Norwegian minister of transport, Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen, has announced the…

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Restoring train service to Moosonee a ‘priority’ for Ontario Northland after Polar Bear Express derailment

From CBC News; May 31, 2018 Freight train service between Cochrane and Moosonee is now suspended after a passenger train…

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