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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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 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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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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Denver and the Winter Park Express: How to Make the Most of the Ski Train’s New Lounge Car Before Hitting the Slopes

By Josie Sexton, Denver Eater; February 18, 2019 A hand-held, Executair brand travel bar late last week was discovered on…

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California’s Pacific Coast Highway Is an Iconic Road Trip — but It’s Even Better by Train

By Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure; January 2, 2019 There’s one thing I love about road trips: when they’re over.…

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An Introductory Guide to Train Travel in the United States

By Nathaniel Adams, The Manual; December 10, 2018 It’s sad, but true, that the golden age of rail travel has…

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Explore the West by rail on Amtrak’s California Zephyr

By Mike Coppock, Special Contributor, Dallas Morning News; October 2, 2018 As I looked around the observation car of Amtrak’s…

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From Chicago To The West Coast On Amtrak’s Coach Seats – Part 4

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 29, 2018 Riding Amtrak for two days in coach sounds rough, but it’s unexpectedly…

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Review of Amtrak’s Capitol Limited Between Chicago and DC – Train Across America Series – Part 2

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 20, 2018 Sometimes an 18-hour trip is better than a two-hour one. After a…

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The journey is the vacation on this 35-hour train trip on the Coast Starlight

By Nicole Evatt, Associated Press, The Register Citizen; July 30, 2018 LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was late Friday night…

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Why a Train Trip Across the U.S. Is the Fastest Way to Slow Down

By Eric Weiner, AFAR, March/April 2018 Issue; March 5, 2018 One afternoon, I find myself at Union Station in Washington,…

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