U.S., Pre-Amtrak Streamliner History: What It Was Like to Ride Seaboard’s Silver Star

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 12, 2021 Note: This narrative was first written in 2019. It’s…

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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

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 22, 2020 Ronald Wilson Reagan, Chicago Cubs radio announcer in Iowa,…

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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.: A Dining Car Primer; History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 10, 2020 Looking into various North American railroad dining car operations…

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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.: Northern Pacific Railway’s ‘Vista-Dome North Coast Limited’ Exceptional Children’s Dining Car Menu History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 5, 2020 Northern Pacific Railway’s Vista-Dome North Coast Limited was perhaps…

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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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For views of the Rockies you can’t see any other way, ride Amtrak’s California Zephyr

By Rachel Schnalzer, Audience Engagement Editor, Los Angeles Times; November 1, 2019 DENVER — “Welcome to Moooooon River,” the conductor announced as…

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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief lives to ride the rails another day

By Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times; September 2, 2019 “I stay positive,” said Mary Lou, the sleeper attendant on Amtrak’s…

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So you want to see the country by train? Here are some tips.

By Dave Murphy, Contributor, Greater Greater Washington; August 2, 2019 If you can spare the time, a long distance trip…

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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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Opinion: It’s all about the journey, not the destination

By Debra Karplus, The News-Gazette; July 14, 2019 I like flying. But I especially enjoy train travel. I’ve lived my…

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UK, Scotland: New Caledonian Sleeper carriages get off to bumpy start

By Alex McWhirter, Business Traveller; June 11, 2019 It was launched with fanfare six weeks ago between London Euston, Edinburgh…

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Ontario Northland adds refurbished dining car to Polar Bear Express

By Linda Holmes, BayToday.ca; June 10, 2019 Passengers travelling on the Ontario Northland’s Polar Bear Express will benefit from a…

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Amtrak As A Summer Travel Alternative

By Michael Goldstein Contributor, Forbes: June 5, 2019 Another spring weekend has come and gone, and summer vacation is just around…

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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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I spent 23 hours on an Amtrak train from Orlando to New York — and it was a roller-coaster experience with extreme highs and lows

By Áine Cain, Business Insider; April 1, 2019 I’m no Amtrak novice. I’ve taken the train between Williamsburg, Virginia, where…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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