U.S.: Several years in the future, Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak Cardinal is retired and Cincinnati becomes a major hub again – as it should be

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on April 21, 2021. It has been revised and updated with…

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U.S.: A Dining Car Primer; the importance of dining and lounge cars to the financial health of any train

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on December 10, 2020. Illustrations have been added to this presentation.…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak ‘supersize’ Silver Star was normal not too long ago; what it was like riding Seaboard’s premier Silver Star in 1967

Editor’s Note: This narrative was first written in 2019 and published on this platform on January 12, 2021. The article…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority is doing many of the right things for new passenger train development

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on December 5, 2020. It has been updated and has new…

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U.S., Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada: Who are the Denizens of Modern Passenger Trains?

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the Corridorrail.com website in the pre-pandemic world of 2018 and again on February…

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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., Texas: Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is like an Artichoke, Mr. Congressman

By Russell Jackson, Highland Village, Texas, Guest Commentator; January 23, 2022 The Texas Eagle is buried in the secondary of…

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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., Union Pacific History: A Future U.S. President Enjoyed the City of Los Angeles Dome Diner; a Special Holiday Season Menu

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles which were reader favorites. This article was…

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U.S., Santa Fe’s El Capitan And Amtrak’s Texas Eagle: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of commentaries by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western…

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U.S., From Santa Fe To Amtrak History: Texas Chief, Part Two; A Few Personal Observations From Having Worked That Train In The Santa Fe/Amtrak Transition Period

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; May 13, 2021 Following the advent of Amtrak, the Texas Chief remained a fine…

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U.S., Amtrak’s Silver Star versus JetBlue From Florida to Washington, D.C.

Editor’s Note: Here’s a fun story – the typical train versus plane comparison – about a father and daughter on…

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U.S., The Jackson’s Anniversary Journey Celebrating Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary

By Russ and Susan Jackson, Guest Commentators; April 28, 2021 Editor’s Note: Russ and Susan Jackson chose this year to…

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U.S., The Goodness of Secondary Passenger Trains Before and During Amtrak: Southern Pacific’s Imperial History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 24, 2021 In a land long ago – in the pre-Amtrak…

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U.S., Amtrak: Starting From a Clean Plate, New Food Service Opportunity; Maybe 24-Hour Diner?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 12, 2021 Well. The hour is nigh, the time may be…

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U.S., Wabash, Union Pacific and Amtrak History: A Tale of Two Cities, Part Three

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 12, 2021 A Tale of Two Cities Wabash/Union Pacific City of Saint Louis…

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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., History: Luncheon on The Standard Railroad of the World

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 8, 2020 The once-mighty Pennsylvania Railroad, a company which distributed dividends…

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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., Texas: All aboard Texas Eagle’s last daily departure from San Antonio to Chicago

By Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News; October 11, 2020 The last daily Texas Eagle train from San Antonio to Chicago…

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U.S.: Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Trip on the Empire Builder Instead of Flying or Driving

By Ali Wunderman, Conde Nast Traveler; August 25, 2020 It was hard for me to stay awake as Amtrak’s Empire…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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Canada: I ate 11 meals prepared in a tiny train kitchen during a 4-day journey across Canada, and I was blown away by how delicious they all were

By Rachel Askinasi, Insider; January 7, 2020 I spent four days — and ate 11 meals — onboard VIA Rail’s…

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U.S.: This travel insider offers a peek behind the scenes of the Amtrak Auto Train

By Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post, The Alton Telegraph; December 26, 2019 Somewhere north of Orlando, Florida, and south of…

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Canada: VIA Rail goes cashless, leaving some consumers in the lurch

By Rachael D’Amore, Global News, December 3, 2019 Canadians relying on Via Rail to get home for the holidays may…

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