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., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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Amtrak Downeaster crew didn’t know train struck car in Newton, New Hampshire killing driver, say police

By Jason Schreiber Union Leader Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; July 29, 2019 NEWTON – Personnel aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster were…

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Amtrak to pay for next step in possible return to Wichita, Kansas

By Pilar Pedraza, KAKE ABC; March 14, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – “I think that it would be really cool…

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Wichita, Kansas city leaders in Washington to talk about funding and Amtrak

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; March 12, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Mayor Jeff Longwell and city council members are…

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Kansans optimistic on passenger rail to Oklahoma, Texas

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; January 28, 2019 Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – You can get on a train in Newton…

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Can Wichita, Kansas get Amtrak train service back? Backers’ hopes ride on next year

By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle; December 10, 2018 Chime Onwugbufor lives in Wichita, works in Chicago and commutes on…

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Opinion: Improved passenger rail important

By The Editorial Board, The Kansan; October 7, 2018 This week Bob Myers, city manager for the City of Newton,…

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Uncertainty around Amtrak’s Southwest Chief holds up Heartland Flyer extension

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 5, 2018 Deborah Fischer Stout, the president of the Northern Flyer Alliance, had the…

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‘Rail summit’ seeking to bring together civic leaders

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; August 8, 2018 Invitations have been going out for a passenger rail summit, set for…

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Amtrak considering buses for part of Southwest Chief

From The Kansan; June 25, 2018 There is a new threat to the Southwest Chief, a long distance Amtrak train…

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Kansas Senate committee looks at passenger rail

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Ottawa Herald; January 26, 2018 Led by Sen. Carolyn McGinn (R-Sedgwick), the Kansas Senate…

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