U.S., Amtrak and others: A primer of best practices for how to plan passenger train expansions

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 29, 2021. It has been updated with photographs and…

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U.S., The goodness of secondary passenger trains before and during Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak: Rock Island and Southern Pacific’s Imperial history and more

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 24, 2021. Timetable times quoted are from March 2021…

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U.S. and Canada; Amtrak, Brightline, VIA Rail Canada, and Rocky Mountaineer: Passenger trains come in all shapes, sizes and colors

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on August 21, 2021. It has been updated and photographs added.…

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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.: Happy New Year Amtrak, here we go again … and remembering John Madden

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; January 5, 2022 The new year opens optimistically just as all the previous ones have…

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U.S., California’s Coast Daylight History: ‘The Most Beautiful Train in the World’ had a Triple-Unit Dining, Coffee Shop and Kitchen Car, Plus Tavern on a Daytime Coach Train

Holiday Season Rewind: During the holiday season reader favorite articles are republished. This article originally appeared December 18, 2020. –…

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U.S.: Riding the Santa Fe’s Famed “El Capitan” … Christmas … and those Hi-Level Deluxe Chair Cars With Every Seat At Dome Car Height

By Russ and Susan Jackson, Guest Commentators; December 9, 2021 The author Paul Theroux wrote many stories about train travel.…

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U.S., Amtrak: Veteran Passengers Comment On Superliner Linens, Doors Popping Open, Faucets, Sudden Flushing Unavailability And Possible Replacement Equipment

Editor’s Note: Frequent guest commentator Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, is joined by…

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U.S., Creating A New, Better Superliner Sleeping Car Fleet

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; September 3, 2021 It’s past time to reimagine sleeping cars in North…

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U.S., Amtrak: Congress gave them the money, the national network will soon be daily, again

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 10, 2021 It’s here – Amtrak announced today, thanks to the…

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U.S.: One Size of Passenger Trains Does Not Fit All

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 25, 2021 Just about everyone (because there is always someone with…

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U.S., History: When Amtrak Had a Late Afternoon Early Dinner Menu in 1978

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 21, 2020 Realizing that Amtrak operations are just a few months…

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U.S., Santa Fe El Capitan History: All-Coach Train, But Both a Dining Car and Lounge Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 15, 2020 In April of 1961, the Santa Fe Railway was…

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U.S., Oregon/California: I Took an Overnight Train During the Pandemic — Here’s What I Learned

By Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure; October 29, 2020 As soon as I stepped into the boarding line at…

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U.S.: Six Stunning National Parks You Can Reach By Amtrak — In Private Rooms

By Lea Lane, Contributor, Forbes; August 20, 2020 As we continue to face international travel restrictions, American travelers are eager…

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U.S., California – SPUR Talk: The Future of Diridon Station

By Roger Rudick, Streetsblog SF; April 8, 2020 A planned top-to-bottom rebuild of San Jose’s main railway station could cost…

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U.S.: See Every Corner of the U.S. With This Cross-country Train Journey That Only Costs $1,000

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 07, 2020 In 2019, more people than ever before took to the railways…

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Hidden nightlife on display at Chico, California train station

By Lindy Hoppough, Correspondent, Enterprise-Record; October 9, 2019 “Oh, that hurts. Oh, that hurts.” The man’s voice was coming from…

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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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Oregon, on the Coast Starlight: Amtrak passenger arrested for threats against passengers and conductor near Odell Lake

From Klamath Falls News; August 4, 2019 Late Sunday morning Amtrak Train 14 the Coast Starlight, Los Angeles to Seattle,…

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

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Amtrak adds funds to Oregon Department Of Transportation Cascades siding project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 31, 2019 Amtrak announced yesterday it is contributing $750,000 toward a project aimed at reducing…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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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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