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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Millennials make Amtrak nix overly cozy dining cars on Penn Station trains

By Jackie Salo, New York Post; September 22, 2019 Amtrak’s traditional dining cars are screeching to a halt on these…

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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 Facing Rural Backlash Over Proposal to Cut Long-Distance Routes

A Video Report By Jason Bellini, The Wall Street Journal; July 16, 2019 Amtrak’s proposals for altering or eliminating some…

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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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The 5 Most Scenic Amtrak Train Routes for Unparalleled Views of the United States

By Nathaniel Adams, The Manual; December 10, 2018 One of the great advantages of American rail travel — what makes…

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Some North Carolina Amtrak passenger rail service resumes Thursday

By Staff Report, Salisbury Post; September 19, 2018 RALEIGH – Amtrak passenger train service traveling in and through North Carolina will…

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Amtrak begins to resume service after Hurricane Florence

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 18, 2018 Amtrak today resumed its regular scheduled Northeast Regional service in Virginia and cities…

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Trains canceled, airlines waiving fees as East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 10, 2018 Hur­ri­cane Florence is rap­id­ly ap­proach­ing the East Coast — and on…

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Amtrak northbound Crescent train derails outside Washington Union Station; no injuries reported

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; August 2, 2018 An Amtrak train derailed Thursday afternoon just outside Washington’s Union Station, but…

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Amtrak to passengers: Keep Out!!

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; July 26, 2018 A reliable rail industry source who wishes not to…

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Getting there is half the fun

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Capital LLC, Railway Age Magazine; June 8, 2018 Almost 20 years ago, there was a…

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Virginia: Architectural design for Charlottesville train station addition clears hurdle

By CHRIS SUAREZ, Reporter, The Daily Progress; November 22, 2017 The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review on Tuesday approved preliminary…

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HEY, Amtrak (and others)…Let’s get some things DONE

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Ccrail.com Editor By Russ…

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How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

By ROBERT SIMONSON, The New York Times; November 1, 2017 Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God!…

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