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., Newton, Kansas: Superliner IIIs And The Year 2026

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; April 26, 2021 Newton, Kansas – July 9, 2026 Train 23, the Grand Canyon, but…

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U.S., Several Years In The Future, The Cardinal Is Retired And Cincinnati Becomes A Major Hub Again

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 21, 2021 It’s several years in the future. C&O’s premier train,…

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U.S., St. Louis And Kansas City History: Huge, Beautiful Union Stations, But Today Amtrak Offers Just A Shadow Of Past Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 19, 2021 We all have become conditioned to think that Chicago…

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U.S., A Sporting Event: How Would You Improve Amtrak’s Scheduling And Equipment Utilization?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 26, 2021 We are going to have a sporting event suitable…

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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., California Zephyr, City of San Francisco and San Francisco Chief: Prolific Dome Cars, Luxury Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 18, 2021 Of the three post-war rival streamliners for upscale travel…

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U.S., California Zephyr Informal Dining History: One Luxurious Train, Three Railroads

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 17, 2021 The original California Zephyr, a joint operation of the…

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U.S., Illinois Central to Amtrak History: Riding on The City of New Orleans and The Panama Limited

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 10, 2021 The famed-in-song-and elsewhere The City of New Orleans is…

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U.S., Rock Island and Southern Pacific to Amtrak History: Traveling From Chicago to Los Angeles

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 9, 2021 Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is a dependable train which provides…

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U.S., Santa Fe to Amtrak History: The Super Chief and El Capitan to the Southwest Chief

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 5, 2021 On the former Santa Fe – now, BNSF –…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Seven

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 4, 2021 Amtrak is 50 years old this May. That’s a…

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U.S., Amtrak’s Empire Builder: A Multi-Tasking Mobility Machine That Baffles The Experts (Including Amtrak)

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this website in 2018. By F.K. Plous, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 26,…

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U.S., The San Francisco Chief History: An Overlooked and Unfairly Forgotten Treasure From the Santa Fe

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 22, 2021 Of all the storied trains running from Chicago to the Pacific…

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U.S., C&NW History: Two Brutes, Resting in Chicago Side by Side

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 21, 2021 It’s a cold, snowy winter’s day in Chicago in…

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U.S., Amtrak Southwest Chief Route History: From The Super Chief to the Southwest Chief Eclectic Breakfast Menus

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 30, 2020 It wasn’t just any train, it was The Super…

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U.S., Capitol Limited History: Domes, Dining Cars and Bacon

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 17, 2020 When the name Capitol Limited is mentioned, travelers of…

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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., North Shore Line Interurban History: Choose between a Milwaukee-Style Liver Sausage or Choice Flavor-Rich Sardines sandwich if not choosing The Electroburger

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 9, 2020 The North Shore Line – Midwest United States version,…

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U.S., New York Central History: Two elegant dining cars on each all-Pullman sleeping car 20th Century Limited consist

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 7, 2020 Think elegance. Think grace. Think Cary Grant and Eva…

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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., Great Northern Empire Builder Route History: The Western Star offered superb passenger amenities and food service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 3, 2020 The Western Star, a secondary train of the Great…

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U.S., Montana – It’s official: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority forms, eyes southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; December 2, 2020 A dozen participating counties spanning Montana from east to west…

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U.S., Illinois/Iowa: Proposals being sought for Rockford-to-Dubuque rail feasibility study

BY BENNET GOLDSTEIN, Telegraph Herald; November 30, 2020 A Dubuque-area committee is looking to study the costs of creating a…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Takes Another Big Step Forward

By Will Gordon, KMMS AM 1450; November 19, 2020 Slowly but surely, there could be a new scenic way to…

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