U.S.: A Dining Car Primer; the importance of dining and lounge cars to the financial health of any train

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on December 10, 2020. Illustrations have been added to this presentation.…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority is doing many of the right things for new passenger train development

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on December 5, 2020. It has been updated and has new…

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U.S., Amtrak: There is a better way to run dining and lounge cars on Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak; look at Brightline’s example

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 16, 2022 We keep hearing whispers that full dining car service…

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U.S., Amtrak: Stephen Gardner’s hospitality desert Capitol Limited was once a great, premier train

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 5, 2022 The once-great Capitol Limited, first a premier inter-regional passenger…

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U.S., California’s Coast Daylight History: ‘The Most Beautiful Train in the World’ had a Triple-Unit Dining, Coffee Shop and Kitchen Car, Plus Tavern on a Daytime Coach Train

Holiday Season Rewind: During the holiday season reader favorite articles are republished. This article originally appeared December 18, 2020. –…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: The Palmland was practical, convenient and had a popular heavyweight-era dining car

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles from earlier this year which were reader…

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U.S., Creating A New, Better Superliner Sleeping Car Fleet

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; September 3, 2021 It’s past time to reimagine sleeping cars in North…

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U.S., History, The Sunset Limited: Facts, Dates And Conclusions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 25, 2021 Many parts of the long, modern saga of the…

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U.S. and Canada: Passenger Trains Come In All Shapes, Sizes And Colors

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 21, 2021 In North America, passenger trains come in all shapes,…

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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 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., Canada: Glimpses Of Future Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 15, 2021 A few random glimpses into the future of passenger…

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U.S., France: Banning Planes For Trains; Think Twice

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 14, 2021 Word has come the French – known for great…

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U.S., Three Steps To Fix American Passenger Trains Now While The $80 Billion Plan Is Debated

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, April 5, 2021 As we further examine Amtrak’s letter to Santa Claus…

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U.S., New Haven History: Afternoon Tea in the Dining Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 23, 2020 The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, commonly…

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U.S., History: When Amtrak Had a Late Afternoon Early Dinner Menu in 1978

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 21, 2020 Realizing that Amtrak operations are just a few months…

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U.S., Santa Fe El Capitan History: All-Coach Train, But Both a Dining Car and Lounge Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 15, 2020 In April of 1961, the Santa Fe Railway was…

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Canada, British Columbia: Luxury Train of the Year – Rocky Mountaineer named World’s Leading Luxury Train for 2020

By Brendan Kergin, Castanet.net; December 13, 2020 B.C.’s Rocky Mountaineer has another accolade to add to its awards cabinet. The…

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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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Europe: ÖBB, DB, SBB, and SNCF announce Nightjet collaboration

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; December 8, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB), German Rail (DB), Swiss Federal Railways (SBB),…

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U.S., North Shore Line Interurban History: Choose between a Milwaukee-Style Liver Sausage or Choice Flavor-Rich Sardines sandwich if not choosing The Electroburger

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 9, 2020 The North Shore Line – Midwest United States version,…

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U.S., History: Luncheon on The Standard Railroad of the World

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 8, 2020 The once-mighty Pennsylvania Railroad, a company which distributed dividends…

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U.S., Northeast: I paid $20 to ride Amtrak’s famed high-speed Acela train for the first time during the pandemic and it was the perfect alternative to flying

By Thomas Pallini, Business Insider; December 6, 2020 Amtrak’s Acela trains are the closest thing Americans have to European-style high-speed…

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U.S., New York Central History: Two elegant dining cars on each all-Pullman sleeping car 20th Century Limited consist

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 7, 2020 Think elegance. Think grace. Think Cary Grant and Eva…

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U.S., New England: The New Haven Railroad Offered a ‘Sturdy’ Dining Car Menu History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 6, 2020 The New Haven Railroad – or, as it was…

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