U.S., A Primer For How To Plan Passenger Train Expansions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 29, 2021 Thanks to all who so far have responded with…

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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 Empire Builder History: Welsh Rabbit Was on the Great Northern Menu

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 8, 2021 James J. Hill was the Empire Builder by reputation…

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U.S.: Northern Pacific Railway’s ‘Vista-Dome North Coast Limited’ Exceptional Children’s Dining Car Menu History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 5, 2020 Northern Pacific Railway’s Vista-Dome North Coast Limited was perhaps…

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U.S., Great Northern Empire Builder Route History: The Western Star offered superb passenger amenities and food service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 3, 2020 The Western Star, a secondary train of the Great…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Takes Another Big Step Forward

By Will Gordon, KMMS AM 1450; November 19, 2020 Slowly but surely, there could be a new scenic way to…

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U.S., Oregon/California: I Took an Overnight Train During the Pandemic — Here’s What I Learned

By Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure; October 29, 2020 As soon as I stepped into the boarding line at…

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U.S.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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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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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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Maine: Proposed rail service would link Portland and Westbrook

By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald; July 30, 2019 A new study shows that establishing passenger rail…

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Amtrak Downeaster crew didn’t know train struck car in Newton, New Hampshire killing driver, say police

By Jason Schreiber Union Leader Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; July 29, 2019 NEWTON – Personnel aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster were…

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This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

By Kastalia Medrano, Thrillist; July 22, 2019 If you look at the 457 miles of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail…

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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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New England: Amtrak Downeaster turning away passengers

By Bill Green, NBC News Center Maine; June 24, 2019 PORTLAND, Maine — Every train in the country requires government…

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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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Leader of Amtrak Downeaster: No Quick Fix for Crowded Trains in Northern New England

By Ryan Kath, NBC Boston 10; June 12, 2019 The leader of the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster service…

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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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New England: Rail officials seek new Portland station for Downeaster

By David Harry, The Forecaster; April 17, 2019 PORTLAND — A new depot for the Amtrak Downeaster could be coming down…

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Maine: Passenger rail service between Lewiston-Auburn and Portland could cost $300 million

By Matthew Daigle, Sun Journal; March 27, 2019 LEWISTON — A proposed commuter rail service to connect the Twin Cities…

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