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., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Five, Plus What May Have Been a Large Factor Killing Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 29, 2021 Part Five Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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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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Canada, Ontario: With or without a new owner, Agawa Canyon Tour Train expected to run next year

By David Helwig, SooToday.com; December 18, 2020 City officials are putting an upbeat spin on yesterday’s news confirming that CN…

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

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; November 28, 2020 In January of 1962, Seaboard Air Line Railroad’s New…

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Europe: Czech Railways reportedly in talks over Leo Express acquisition

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 24, 2020 CZECH Railways (ČD) is reportedly in talks regarding a potential takeover…

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Finland: VR begins negotiations for purchase of passenger rail services

From Global Railway Review; February 21, 2020 VR, the government-owned Finnish railway company, and Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications…

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U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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Pennsylvania: Scenic Jim Thorpe railway may ride again

By Daniel Patrick Sheehan, The Morning Call, The Citizen’s Voice; November 24, 2019 Last month, the Little Engine That Could…

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Indian Railway: Three Luxury Trains That Make You Feel Royal

By Yash Tripathi, Republic; October 11, 2019 The Indian Railways provides exceptional services to its passengers. The government organization offers luxurious trains which…

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What first class looks like on 12 trains from around the world

By Darcy Schild, Insider; October 10, 2019 There seems something luxurious and old-fashioned about booking a first-class, scenic train trip.…

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Passenger train headed for Russia evacuated after radioactive spike

By Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI; October 9, 2019 Oct. 9 (UPI) — Russian authorities are investigating the cause of a spike…

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Orlando’s Royal Palm Railway: For a spooky ride, all aboard Phantasmagoria’s ghost train | Review

By Matthew J. Palm, Theater Critic, Orlando Sentinel; September 26, 2019 It might seem counterintuitive to tell ghost stories about…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper admits failings after complaints of ‘filthy, disgusting’ cabins

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; August 21, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper chiefs have apologised for repeated cleaning failures after complaints of…

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All aboard! Explore Canada on these 5 memorable excursion trains

By Mark Stachiew, Calgary Herald; August 6, 2019 Crossing Canada by train is one of this country’s greatest travel experiences,…

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Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

By The Associated Press, 660 News City News; June 26, 2019 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch national railway company NS…

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Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019 GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including…

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Japan’s entry into Britain’s rail franchising

From Global Rail News; December 8, 2017 After 10 years of running the West Midlands franchise, London Midland will step…

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