U.S.: Silver Meteor History And Amtrak Needs More Superliner Lounge Car Space

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 16, 2021 Train Number 58, the original northbound Silver Meteor was…

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U.S., From Streamliners To Amtrak: How To Define Passenger Train Luxury

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 26, 2021 One thoughtful reader of this space recently commented on…

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U.S., From Santa Fe To Amtrak Texas Chief History, Part Three: Why There Was An Inglorious End To A Proud And Busy Workhorse Train

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; May 19, 2021 Amtrak’s management team on May 1, 1971 was dominated by people…

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U.S., A Primer For How To Plan Passenger Train Expansions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 29, 2021 Thanks to all who so far have responded with…

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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., 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., Passenger Train Dining Car History: Food Sustains Life. Good Food Makes Life More Pleasant.

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 3, 2021 The year is anytime between 1947 and April 30,…

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U.S., The Plainsman History: One of the Best Trains You May Never Have Heard About

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator, March 1, 2021 The Plainsman is like one of those pieces of classical music…

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U.S. History: Amtrak’s Lounge Cars are the Dining Car’s Lesser Siblings

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 5, 2021 The streamliner lounge car, once the haven of passengers…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: Winter Rivals, Orange Blossom Special and Florida Special had Exceptional Dining Cars

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 14, 2020 The era of all-Pullman sleeping car winter season New…

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U.S., History: Once Upon a Brief Time, Amtrak had a 24-Hour Dining Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 11, 2020 Long ago but not far away, just before the…

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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.: How to Master the Art of Amtrak Travel

By Corina Quinn, Travel + Leisure. msn.com; February 26, 2020 Riding the rails — it’s a beloved experience that many…

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More options for travel: Locals in Port Arthur, Texas join cause to bring daily passenger train service to area

By Mary Meaux, The News; March 11, 2019 Local, area and statewide entities are getting behind a push to ask…

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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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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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