U.S., Amtrak at 50: Then, and Now What?

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, which he contributed to and…

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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., 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., 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 Stations History: Railroads Built Temples to Themselves

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 5, 2021 Many modern day cities base their civic pride on…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Railroads Made a Deal With the Devil to Form Amtrak

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 4, 2021 In 1970, in the middle of Richard Nixon’s first…

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U.S., Railroad History: What’s In a Name? Much More Than You Think.

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 1, 2021 What’s in a name? A lot, if your were…

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U.S., Union Pacific History: A Future U.S. President Enjoyed the City of Los Angeles Dome Diner; a Special Holiday Season Menu

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 22, 2020 Ronald Wilson Reagan, Chicago Cubs radio announcer in Iowa,…

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U.S.: A Dining Car Primer; History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 10, 2020 Looking into various North American railroad dining car operations…

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U.S.: BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 27, 2020 BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes…

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U.S., New Mexico: George R.R. Martin buys the historic Santa Fe Southern Railway with two other partners

By Abhijeet Singh, Wiki of Thrones; June 1, 2020 Most of us may not remember when exactly we lost interest…

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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Opinion: It’s all about the journey, not the destination

By Debra Karplus, The News-Gazette; July 14, 2019 I like flying. But I especially enjoy train travel. I’ve lived my…

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Phoenix, Arizona’s Historic Union Station Goes Up for Sale

By Elizabeth Whitman, Phoenix New Times; June 12, 2019 Phoenix’s historic Union Station is for sale. The property went on…

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From ‘Blade Runner’ to Amtrak, Los Angeles’ Union Station turns 80, boasting a ton of history and scores of film shoots

From Los Angeles Daily News; May 4, 2019 If you’ve ever been to Union Station, you can almost sense the…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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New Mexico: $800,000 Rail Runner stop sits abandoned

By The Associated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican; February 16, 2019 ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been a decade since the Rail…

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New Mexico Rail Runner Express: Time to reinvent the wheel?

By T.S. Last, Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal; September 21, 2018 Voters in four counties this November are being asked to…

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Lamy, New Mexico Amtrak station losing ticket window

  By Tripp Stelnicki, The New Mexican; April 29  2018 The online list of “features” at the Amtrak station in…

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Fly Amtrak! Uh, Mr. CEO, how’s the Weather and where’s the Food?

Note: This is commentary by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. Jackson has…

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