U.S., Canada: Exploding the myth trains must be very fast to be attractive to passengers

By William Lindley, Guest Commentator; June 16, 2022 Key points: • Convenience of use is more important than train speed…

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U.S., Amtrak: Imagine what it’s like for train travel in 2032

By Russ Jackson, 2022 Guest Commentator for 2032; June 13, 2022 Imagine! “Back to the Future?” Cool! That about describes…

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U.S., Amtrak: Riding the Texas Eagle to Tucson while waiting for a cow to leave the tracks for Amtrak’s stepchild

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; March 28, 2022 It was a great trip . . . The future of Amtrak…

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U.S., Amtrak: Seeing America First; the travel adventures of Andrew Selden’s invisible 3,593 mile trip

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; March 18, 2002 Can there be too much of a good thing? Based on my…

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U.S., Texas; Post-pandemic, Amtrak and the A Train ask you: Where are you?

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; March 5, 2022 Here we are with the world in turmoil. Amtrak, we haven’t forgotten…

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U.S.: Amtrak is asleep at the switch; a letter to Congress and Amtrak

By Robert P. Snow, Guest Commentator; February 9, 2022 Editor’s Note: This is the first guest commentary by Robert P.…

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U.S., Amtrak at 50: Then, and Now What?

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, which he contributed to and…

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U.S., Santa Fe to Amtrak History: The Super Chief and El Capitan to the Southwest Chief

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 5, 2021 On the former Santa Fe – now, BNSF –…

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U.S., Arizona: 25 years later, Sunset Limited mystery still unsolved

By Gary Nelson, Contributor, San Tan Sun News; September 24, 2020 A little before midnight on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995,…

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U.S./Canada: 9 Grand Railroad Hotels In North America And Why You Should Visit

By Cindy Barks; Travel Awaits; August 24, 2020 From beachside beauties to desert oases to mountaintop chateaus, historic railroad hotels…

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U.S., Arizona: Hundreds of people will go pantsless on Phoenix light rail trains this Sunday. Here’s why

By KiMi Robinson, Arizona Republic; January 9, 2020 Imagine dozens of passengers boarding light rail trains across metro Phoenix acting…

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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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Phoenix, Arizona’s Historic Union Station Goes Up for Sale

By Elizabeth Whitman, Phoenix New Times; June 12, 2019 Phoenix’s historic Union Station is for sale. The property went on…

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Dozens of light rail riders shed pants in annual Phoenix, Arizona tradition

By Lauren Aguirre and Ali Phillips, Arizona Republic; January 13, 2019 Dozens of people, coaxed into action by a group…

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Group in Arizona hopes private company will lead to rail service between Tucson and Phoenix

By Shaq Davis, Arizona Daily Star; December 17, 2018 A group is hopeful that Arizonans will see a new passenger…

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Orlando SunRail and Phoenix Valley Metro: A tale of 2 passenger trains

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; October 10, 2018 Orlando and Phoenix are twins separated by humidity. Both are creatures…

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Streetcar projects flourish as cities seek to attract businesses, millennials

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2018 When Oklahoma City opens its OKC Streetcar service later…

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Amtrak train breaks down in Tucson, Arizona for 5 hours; passengers overheat

Written By Kendra Hall, Multi Media Journalist, KOVA News 4 NBC; July 16, 2018 It gets extremely hot in Southern…

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Changes to Amtrak’s Southwest Chief could mean fewer visitors to Flagstaff, Arizona

By Adrian Skabelund, Staff Reporter, Arizona Daily Sun; June 26, 2018 Flagstaff could see fewer tourist dollars coming through the city if…

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Heading by train to Grand Canyon? Williams Amtrak station closes, forcing shuttle from Flagstaff, Arizona

  By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press, Arizona Daily Sun; January 3, 2018 WILLIAMS  — The train rolled in well past…

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Phoenix, Arizona: Everything You Need to Know About the No Pants Light Rail Ride 2018

By Benjamin Leatherman, Phoenix New Times; January 2, 2018 Phoenix’s annual No Pants Light Rail Ride started out in 2009…

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