Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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Amtrak City of New Orleans Bourbonnais crash aftermath brought improvements

By John Dykstra, Daily Journal; March 14, 2019 A pair of cement barriers block off the roadway. The first is…

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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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City of New Orleans Amtrak Passenger Speaks Out On Bus Malfunctions

By Rebecca Butcher, LocalMemphis.com; March 3, 2019 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis-bound Amtrak passengers traveling from New Orleans were evacuated…

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Memphis-bound Amtrak City of New Orleans passengers evacuate burning bus in Louisiana

By Luke Jones, News Channel 3 CBS WREG; March 1, 2019 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. – A chartered…

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New Orleans streetcars to run all night along Canal Street, Riverfront

By Beau Evans, The Times-Picayune; September 25, 2018 Streetcars running down Canal Street will soon take a turn and run…

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Opinion: Train service just isn’t arriving at the right time for Gulf Coast

By The Editorial Board, Sun Herald; June 24, 2018 This particular iteration of proposed passenger service is not the big…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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In a car culture, trains like ‘The Crescent’ holding on in Alabama

By Beth Thames, AL.com; April 5, 2018 I’ve always loved trains, even when they’re unpredictable. The train from Birmingham to…

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Discovering the romance of America on an Amtrak train

By Brian Pendreigh, The Herald Scotland; March 10, 2018 IT WAS a little after 8pm and the metallic silver giant…

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How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

By ROBERT SIMONSON, The New York Times; November 1, 2017 Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God!…

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Norfolk Southern begins Hurricane Nate recovery in Louisiana, Mississippi

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 9, 2017 Norfolk Southern Railway has begun recovery efforts to restore service to areas affected…

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New Orleans: Canal streetcar project on schedule, though business owners still feeling construction burden

By Claire Byun, Mid-City Messenger; October 4, 2017 The Cemeteries Transit Center Project has reached its halfway point, and officials…

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