U.S.: The Lowly, Lonely Baggage Car Deserves Warmth And Affection

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 17, 2021 The lowly, lonely baggage car. It’s either choking on…

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U.S.: Silver Meteor History And Amtrak Needs More Superliner Lounge Car Space

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 16, 2021 Train Number 58, the original northbound Silver Meteor was…

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U.S., Broadway Limited And Twentieth Century Limited’s Great Rivalry History: Speed, Luxury And Superb Pullman Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 24, 2021 In the pre-Amtrak era – even in the dreary…

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U.S., Amtrak’s Silver Star versus JetBlue From Florida to Washington, D.C.

Editor’s Note: Here’s a fun story – the typical train versus plane comparison – about a father and daughter on…

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U.S., From Santa Fe to Amtrak History: Texas Chief, Part One; Santa Fe All The Way To The Gulf Of Mexico. Why Was It So Easily Overlooked?

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; May 3, 2021 Most people think of Santa Fe as a western transcontinental railroad…

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U.S., The Jackson’s Anniversary Journey Celebrating Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary

By Russ and Susan Jackson, Guest Commentators; April 28, 2021 Editor’s Note: Russ and Susan Jackson chose this year to…

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U.S., Several Years In The Future, The Cardinal Is Retired And Cincinnati Becomes A Major Hub Again

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 21, 2021 It’s several years in the future. C&O’s premier train,…

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U.S., The Sunset Limited History: From Southern Pacific’s Premier Train to Amtrak’s Stepchild

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 22, 2021 The Sunset Limited, often treated as Amtrak’s “stepchild,” is…

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U.S., California Zephyr, City of San Francisco and San Francisco Chief: Prolific Dome Cars, Luxury Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 18, 2021 Of the three post-war rival streamliners for upscale travel…

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U.S., California Zephyr Informal Dining History: One Luxurious Train, Three Railroads

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 17, 2021 The original California Zephyr, a joint operation of the…

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U.S., Great Northern To Amtrak Empire Builder History: With Competition From The North Coast Limited, Mainstreeter and Olympian Hiawatha

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 15, 2021 Amtrak’s Superliner Empire Builder is the only train in…

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U.S., Amtrak: Starting From a Clean Plate, New Food Service Opportunity; Maybe 24-Hour Diner?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 12, 2021 Well. The hour is nigh, the time may be…

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U.S., Rock Island and Southern Pacific to Amtrak History: Traveling From Chicago to Los Angeles

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 9, 2021 Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is a dependable train which provides…

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U.S., Passenger Train History from 1830 to Amtrak: An Incomplete List of Things Not Found Today on Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 8, 2021 The first passenger trains in the United States took…

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U.S., Santa Fe to Amtrak History: The Super Chief and El Capitan to the Southwest Chief

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 5, 2021 On the former Santa Fe – now, BNSF –…

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U.S., Passenger Train Dining Car History: Food Sustains Life. Good Food Makes Life More Pleasant.

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 3, 2021 The year is anytime between 1947 and April 30,…

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U.S., The Plainsman History: One of the Best Trains You May Never Have Heard About

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator, March 1, 2021 The Plainsman is like one of those pieces of classical music…

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U.S., Seaboard’s Silver Meteor and Silver Star History: A Proud Heritage for an Upscale Clientele

Editor’s Note: This material was originally written in 2019 and updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation;…

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U.S., The San Francisco Chief History: An Overlooked and Unfairly Forgotten Treasure From the Santa Fe

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 22, 2021 Of all the storied trains running from Chicago to the Pacific…

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U.S., Wabash, Union Pacific and Amtrak History: A Tale of Two Cities, Part Three

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 12, 2021 A Tale of Two Cities Wabash/Union Pacific City of Saint Louis…

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U.S., Amtrak: Who are the Denizens of Modern Passenger Trains?

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the Corridorrail.com website in the pre-pandemic world of 2018. By J. Bruce Richardson,…

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U.S., Wabash and Union Pacific History: A Tale of Two Cities, Part Two

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 9, 2021 A Tale of Two CitiesWabash/Union Pacific City of Saint Louis and…

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U.S., Amtrak Onboard Services History: Here’s a Tip for You

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 8, 2021 There has always been a tradition of tipping onboard…

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U.S., UP/Wabash/N&W History: A Tale of Two Cities – Wabash/Union Pacific City of St. Louis and Union Pacific City of Kansas City

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; January 28, 2021 A Tale of Two Cities – Wabash/Union Pacific City of St.…

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U.S.: Someone Died and Made You the King of Passenger Trains …

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 26, 2021 Word has come that, indeed, someone did die and…

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