West Virginia: Organizers say efforts underway to run New River Train this fall

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; July 9, 2019 CHARLESTON — Despite innumerable delays, organizers of a fall excursion train…

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Editorial: Amtrak must not kill West Virginia’s New River Train forever

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; June 21, 2019 Two trains popular with tourists might not run this year, leaving…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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West Virginia Editorial: Demise of New River Train will hurt Amtrak

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; March 5, 2019 You’ve got to give the guy running Amtrak credit. If he…

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West Virginia: New River Train trips will not run this year, official says

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; February 28, 2019 HUNTINGTON – While there was still some hope that the New River…

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Options being looked at to save West Virginia’s New River Train trip

“Manchin said Amtrak continues to justify its policy changes by arguing that they achieve cost savings and improve on-time performance, but it has failed to provide any statistics that corroborate its argument.”

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West Virginia Editorial: Amtrak should drop opposition to New River Train

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; February 5, 2019 Amtrak has a base of loyal customers that many other businesses…

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West Virginia’s Huntington railroad society’s closing blamed on Amtrak changes

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; February 1, 2019 HUNTINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says Amtrak has created a financial hardship…

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New River Train rides again in Huntington, West Virginia

  By DAVE LAVENDER, The Herald-Dispatch; October 22, 2018 HUNTINGTON — With one long and winding scenic train ride, Becky…

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Officials: Amtrak will preserve West Virginia train excursions

From Staff, The Herald-Dispatch; April 12, 2018 HUNTINGTON — Amtrak is committed to working to preserve the New River Train,…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin reaches out to Amtrak

By Andrea Lannom, Reporter, The Register-Herald; April 7, 2018 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin sent a letter urging Amtrak’s CEO to…

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Editorial: Reversal of Amtrak’s charter train decision a must

The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; April 5, 2018 West Virginia’s tourism industry last week suffered an apparent blow, courtesy of…

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Amtrak asked to continue charter, special service trains

By The Associated Press, Miami Herald; April 2, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia congressman says a decision by…

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Amtrak will no longer operate charter services, special trains

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; March 30, 2018 HUNTINGTON – By the end of April, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad…

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