Dining Cars Have Been Around the Since the 1800s. Now They Face Extinction.

By Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics; October 8, 2019 Traveling long distances by rail may be an increasingly old-fashioned mode of…

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Days of the dining car marked special time in travel

By Jim Ridolphi, Contributing Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch; October 6, 2019 Is the Amtrak dining car headed for the same fate…

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The full history of Amtrak’s iconic dining cars, which the company says it is removing to cater to millennial whims

By Brittany Chang, Business Insider; September 24, 2019 Amtrak is doing away with its iconic dining car on overnight trains…

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Opinion: Making it worse to make it better

By Tim Rowland, Herald-Mail; September 23, 2019 I am not a train nut. I want to make that really clear.…

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RIP the Amtrak dining car, done in by murderous millennials

By Aimee Levitt, The Takeout; September 23, 2019 First it was mayonnaise. Then it was Applebees and Hooters. And now…

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Millennials and Amtrak Both Had a Grudge Against the Dining Car… but Who Killed It Off?

By Jenny G. Zhang, Eater.com; September 23, 2019 Amtrak’s dining cars on long-distance trains will soon be killed, the Washington…

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The end of an American tradition: The Amtrak dining car

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 21, 2019 Harrison Keely’s most fond memories of riding Amtrak all include snapshots…

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Amtrak Dining Car Service Disappearing, They Call It ‘Evolution’

By Colin Miner, Staff, Patch; September 22, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – Amtrak is taking a page out of Charles Darwin.…

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Amtrak rolling out new food options in effort to counter ‘dumbed-down’ image

By Dan Freedman, The Albany Times-Union; September 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — Rail enthusiasts of a certain age may remember the…

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Amtrak reveals details about nonstop New York-Washington, D.C. service, new sleeping train amenities

By David Oliver, USA TODAY; September 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — A series of changes are on track to debut soon…

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Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

A press release from Amtrak; April 24, 2019 Get carried away and share the experience WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/…

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Opinion: Amtrak forgot trains aren’t planes

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; January 18, 2019 PITTSBURGH — For nearly a quarter of a century Amtrak’s Capitol Limited…

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Hot food returns to Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, Lakeshore Limited for sleeping car passengers

By William C. Vanutono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 After months of having to endure cold boxed food—what…

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Review of Amtrak’s Capitol Limited Between Chicago and DC – Train Across America Series – Part 2

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 20, 2018 Sometimes an 18-hour trip is better than a two-hour one. After a…

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Local Illinois officials share concerns about Amtrak service with Senator Durbin

By Rebecca Susmarski of GateHouse Media Illinois, Journal Star; September 19, 2018 GALESBURG — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin met with…

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Opinion: TWU’s “crappy boxed lunch,” a PTC paper tiger—and silence

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 6, 2018 I don’t need to write much about how the…

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Opinion: Meal service, two concepts

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 28, 2018 I’ll keep my remarks brief—which is unusual for me—and…

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Contemporary Dining Menu Evolves on Two Amtrak Routes

A press release from Amtrak; July 12, 2018: Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited sleeping car customers now have a hot…

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Interested in dining on Amtrak? Better get it while it’s hot

By Ben Wear, Staff, American-Statesman; July 6, 2018 The idea of taking a cross-country Amtrak trip, booking the sleeper compartment…

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Andrew Selden Opinion: No way to run a passenger railroad

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; July 6, 2018 What does a deflated balloon look like? That is becoming an…

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Americans need passenger rail that serves entire nation — not just the East and West coasts

By Larry Willis, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; July 3, 2018 Amtrak, America’s national passenger rail service, was created to do…

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Transport Workers Union to Amtrak’s Richard Anderson: ‘Stop these cuts!’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; June 4, 2018 Amtrak’s just-instituted practice of providing sleeping car customers, beginning…

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Unions call for Amtrak to restore full dining-car service

By David Patch, Staff Writer, The Toledo Blade; May 31, 2018 A coalition of Amtrak employee unions has called on…

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Boxed meals replace dining car on overnight Amtrak train Lake Shore Limited

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; May 30, 2018 Hot breakfasts and dinners will disappear from the Lake Shore Limited…

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Commentary: Amtrak passengers will get fed up with cold food service

By Carl H. Fowler, Commentary, The Albany Times-Union; May 30, 2018 When Amtrak was created in 1971, one of its…

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