UK: New Caledonian Sleeper trains carry first passengers

From Herald Scotland Online; April 11, 2019 A new fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains, with double beds and en-suite bathrooms,…

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The best European sleeper trains

By Francesca Street, CNN; April 8, 2019 (CNN) — As the train pulls out of the station, you slowly drift…

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At Amtrak, it’s no longer 1950

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 9, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, MARCH 2019 – Amtrak…

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How to Save the Most on an Amtrak Trip If You’re 65+

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 21, 2019 Traveling by train around the United States is romantic, convenient, and…

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Amtrak: Number-crunching doesn’t do it justice

Opinion By Joseph A. Boardman, Railway Age Magazine; December 21, 2018 Today, as well as for most of its existence,…

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Delicacies of the Dining Car

A Book Review By Corby Kummer, The New York Times; November 28, 2018 FOOD ON THE MOVE Dining on the…

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California commentary: Amtrak Comes to Vacaville and maybe Marfa!

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. His columns appear here occasionally.…

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Rail GD of New Richmond, Quebec to renovate VIA Rail Canada dining cars

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 10, 2018: NEW RICHMNOND, QC, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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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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Open letter to Richard Anderson

By John Heffner, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill Strasburger, Railway Age Magazine; August 27, 2018 Dear Mr. Anderson: I am writing you both…

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THEN AND NOW: Photos that show how glamorous traveling on trains used to be

By Zoë Miller, Thisisinsider.com; July 30, 2018 Planes may get you where you’re going more quickly, but there’s something to…

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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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Rail fine dining in Europe: the best and worst in on-board catering

By Eva Grey, Railway Technology; July 11, 2018 For train operators, on-board food catering is often a tough call: do…

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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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Why Your Next Vacation Should Be by Train

By Mary Melton, Washingtonian; June 20, 2018 For the last couple of decades, I’ve spent much of my vacation time…

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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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End of line for Sleeper trains in Scotland that go bump in the night

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 5, 2018 Passengers on the Caledonian Sleeper’s brand new trains are promised a “silky…

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Fly Amtrak! Uh, Mr. CEO, how’s the Weather and where’s the Food?

Note: This is commentary by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. Jackson has…

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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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