U.S.: Christmas holiday ads and images from Amtrak and its railroad ancestors

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; November 29, 2022 People who are in the know are aware that…

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U.S.; before Amtrak, Broadway Limited and 20th Century Limited’s great rivalry: Speed, luxury and superb Pullman service

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on May 24, 2021. It has been updated and photos and…

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

Editor’s Note: This article last appeared on this platform on November 22, 2021. It has been updated and photos and…

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U.S., Amtrak and others: Something cool for the sweltering August dog days of summer

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 19, 2022 This was the way things were when it came…

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U.S., Amtrak: In 1970, railroads made a deal with the Devil to form what is now Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on February 4, 2021. It has been updated for content and…

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U.S., Pre-Amtrak Pennsylvania Railroad: Will There Be Another Broadway Limited?

Holiday Season Rewind: We are featuring reader favorite articles which previously appeared in this space earlier this year. This article…

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U.S., Terminal Stations History: California Zephyr, City of San Francisco and San Francisco Chief

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 19, 2021 Enjoying the history of the California Zephyr, City of…

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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., Pennsylvania Railroad History: Discount Full Meals for Dining Outside of Traditional Meal Hours

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 7, 2021 In the 1940s, the dining car department of the…

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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., 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 York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

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U.S., D.C.: 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Washington Union Station

By Morgan Voigt, dcist; December 10, 2019 With its arched exterior, classical ornamentation, and vaulted, gilded ceiling, Union Station appears…

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New Jersey Transit debuting Heritage Coaches

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; July 16, 2019 New Jersey Transit is marking its 40th anniversary this…

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Behind the scenes and into the past at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; July 12, 2019 Philadelphia’s train station, recently renamed the William H. Gray III 30th…

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Vintage rail cars offer a nostalgic view for Hoosier State’s final run Sunday from Indianapolis to Chicago

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; June 28, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Among all the passenger rail fans saying…

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When the Old Penn Station Was Demolished, New York Lost Its Faith

By Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times; April 24, 2019 There was a time when New York City had the…

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Long Island Rail Road has been around longer than airplanes, automobiles, telephones

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 23, 2019 On April 24, 1834, 12 men signed their names on a state charter…

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30th Street Station’s interior is now historically preserved — only the fourth indoor space in Philadelphia

By Caitlin McCabe, Philly.com; April 22, 2019 A little more than a decade ago, when the National Trust for Historic…

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Why Philadelphia’s Suburban Station is in the heart of the city

By Katherine Nails, Staff Writer, Philly.com; July 30, 2018 In late September 1930, Lit Brothers was having a sale. Suburban…

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A Brief History of Luxury Trains Between Washington, DC and New York City

By Benjamin Freed and Elaina Plott, Washingtonian; May 9, 2018 Before speed came luxury. Beginning in 1882, Washington VIPs got…

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New York City: The birth, life, and death of old Penn Station

By Robert Khederian, Curbed New York; November 7, 2017 When Pennsylvania Station first opened in 1910, it was a far…

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