U.S., Passenger Trains from 1830 to Amtrak: An Incomplete List of Things Not Found Today on Passenger Trains

Editor’s Note: This article last appeared on this platform on November 22, 2021. It has been updated and photos and…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak Empire Builder in past better days competed spiritedly with the North Coast Limited, Mainstreeter, Olympian Hiawatha and Western Star

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 15, 2021. It has been updated and photographs and…

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U.S.: BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 27, 2020 BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes…

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U.S., Commentary: We need a better Amtrak for post-pandemic America

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; June 26, 2020 Airlines aren’t the only passenger transportation systems in trouble because of…

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Remembering Shep, the ‘forever faithful’ dog of Fort Benton, Montana

By John Riley, MTN News, KRTV 3; September 6, 2019 FORT BENTON — On the banks of the Missouri River…

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King Street Station was Seattle’s long-awaited link to the rest of the nation

By Meg van Huygen, Curbed Seattle; July 19, 2019 They called him the Empire Builder. James Jerome Hill was born…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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One of the last great Washington State train rides is coming to an end

By Craig Sailor, The News Tribune; December 8, 2017 For more than a century, train passengers have traveled along Tacoma’s…

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