Every Stranger Has a Story in ‘The Coast Starlight’

By Dan Letchworth, San Diego Magazine; September 6, 2019 For Americans, there’s an intrinsic romance to train travel. Trains are…

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Del Mar, California is weak link in San Diego’s coastal railroad

By Phil Diehl, Del Mar Times; July 28, 2019 Only one set of railroad tracks on a fragile sandstone bluff in…

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California’s Pacific Surfliners: Amtrak boosts capacity to handle travelers flocking to Comic-Con 2019

A Staff Report, The Orange County Register; July 16, 2019 Amtrak is anticipating one of the busiest weeks of the…

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Surfliner’s up! David Allen rides Amtrak to San Diego

By David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin; July 6, 2019 Usually I go car-free on vacation. This time, I went…

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Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time…

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Opinion: How rail could play a role in Southern California infrastructure improvements

By Marc Joffe, Redlands Daily Facts; February 23, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to pause the most expensive portions of…

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12 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the United States

By Meredith Carey and Meg Reinhardt, Conde Nast Traveler; January 15, 2019 Click here to enjoy the 12 stunning photographs.

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After announcing rebrand, Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, files to go public

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; November 16, 2018 On the same day it announced a major rebranding as Richard Branson’s…

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Caltrans Introduce New, Cleaner Locomotives at Los Angeles Union Station

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; October 1, 2018: More reliable, greener Siemens Charger locomotives will power passenger trains…

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EDITORIAL: High-speed rail in California has become a slow-motion train wreck

An Editorial From The Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 10, 2018 High-speed rail in California has turned into a slow-motion train…

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Cost effective proposal for rail in California and from Boston to Washington

By Brian Wang, Next Big Future; July 31, 2018 Significant improvements to the trip times of the San Diego to…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Is Terrible, But It’s Not (Entirely) Amtrak’s Fault

By Geoffrey Morrison, Contributor, Forbes; March 15, 2018 Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner runs from San Luis Obispo northwest of Los Angeles,…

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JOE MATHEWS Opinion: Losing my children to California’s overcrowded train

By Joe Mathews, Bakersfield Californian; February 22, 2018 If California’s train deniers are right — that no one ever rides…

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Will century-old Impossible Railroad finally thrive, delivering billions in economic activity?

By Joshua Emerson Smith, The San Diego Union-Tribune; January 15, 2018 In Jacumba Hot Springs, less than a mile from…

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Extra Amtrak Railcars Onboard for Thanksgiving Travel for California’s Pacific Surfliners

A press release from Amtrak: Reservations required for Pacific Surfliner service between San Diego and San Luis Obispo; Additional capacity…

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San Diego: Sale of historic Santa Fe Depot completed

By Roger Showley, San Diego Union-Tribune; October 11, 2017 The Santa Fe Depot was sold Wednesday with plans announced for…

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San Diego: Historic Santa Fe Depot Reportedly Sold to Private Investor

By Toni McAllister, Times of San Diego; October 4, 2017 The 102-year-old Santa Fe Depot in downtown is about to…

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