U.S.: Amtrak job offshoring provision questioned

By Douglas Clark, Transportation Today; September 10, 2020 Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) are…

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U.S.: Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Trip on the Empire Builder Instead of Flying or Driving

By Ali Wunderman, Conde Nast Traveler; August 25, 2020 It was hard for me to stay awake as Amtrak’s Empire…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S., Washington State: Plans to beef up Amtrak Cascades service in 2020 beset by multiple uncertainties

By Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, KUOW; December 23, 2019 A holiday wish of many Pacific Northwest rail fans is…

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Oregon group rallies to restore Amtrak rail service through Boise, Idaho

By Don Day, BoiseDev.com, Idaho Press; November 1, 2019 In 1997, the last regular passenger train rolled out of the…

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Baker City, Oregon editorial – Amtrak: Unlikely, but idea has merit

By Jayson Jacoby, Editor, Baker City Herald; October 23, 2019 Enough time has passed — 22 years — since the…

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Northwest rail buffs signal for return of Oregon Trail Amtrak route to Boise, Idaho

By Tom Banse, Spokane Public Radio; October 22, 2019 As scenic train rides go, it would be a plum ticket.…

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Finding ways to keep Amtrak running on time in the Pacific Northwest

By Adam Duvernay, The Register-Guard; August 28, 2019 Eugene may one day be the tail end of a Pacific Northwest-wide…

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Iowa Pacific’s Mount Hood Railroad owes nearly $10,000 to Oregon’s Parkdale museum

By Emily Fitzgerald, Hood River News; August 28, 2019 On April 22, 2017, Mt. Hood Railroad hosted a kickoff celebration…

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Washington Department of Transportation awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; August 20, 2019 SEATTLE – The federal government is helping fund replacements for three older…

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Oregon, on the Coast Starlight: Amtrak passenger arrested for threats against passengers and conductor near Odell Lake

From Klamath Falls News; August 4, 2019 Late Sunday morning Amtrak Train 14 the Coast Starlight, Los Angeles to Seattle,…

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Amtrak adds funds to Oregon Department Of Transportation Cascades siding project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 31, 2019 Amtrak announced yesterday it is contributing $750,000 toward a project aimed at reducing…

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Pacific Northwest: Portland to Vancouver in two hours – by high-speed rail

By Chris McGinnis, Seattlepi.com; July 18, 2019 As California plods along with planning for an intra-state high-speed rail network –…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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Union Pacific storing locomotives in Klamath Falls, Oregon railyard

By GERRY O’BRIEN, Editor, Herald and News; April 2, 2019 Drivers, crossing the South Sixth Street overpass to the Union…

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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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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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‘It feels like a nightmare’: Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck for 36 hours arrives back in Seattle

By Tammy Mutasa, KOMO News; February 27, 2019 SEATTLE — Amtrak passengers who spent 36 hours stranded in the snow in…

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Legislation proposed to establish Cascadia Rail High Speed Rail authority

By Kyra Senese, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; January 29, 2019 A potential plan to bring high-speed rail (HSR) to the…

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12 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the United States

By Meredith Carey and Meg Reinhardt, Conde Nast Traveler; January 15, 2019 Click here to enjoy the 12 stunning photographs.

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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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