U.S., Amtrak: Silver Meteor history that doomed much of the Heritage Fleet; ‘Kindly flush toilet after each use except when train is standing in station’

Editor’s Note: This article was written in early 2019 and first displayed on this platform on January 13, 2021. It…

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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.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak ‘supersize’ Silver Star was normal not too long ago; what it was like riding Seaboard’s premier Silver Star in 1967

Editor’s Note: This narrative was first written in 2019 and published on this platform on January 12, 2021. The article…

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U.S., Amtrak: Your summer plans may not fit with Stephen Gardner’s summer plans; the war on passengers is in full swing even though passengers mean no harm

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 22, 2022 The making of and taking of a reservation is…

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U.S., Amtrak: Stephen Gardner’s 2022 summer of discontent; intentionally not operating trains in the busiest travel season

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 18, 2022 More word has come that Amtrak chief Stephen Gardner…

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U.S., Amtrak: Remembering the man who changed passenger rail journalism, plus two voices on how it was and could be today

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 31, 2022 Word has come from several sources that Jim Wrinn,…

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

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles from earlier this year which were reader…

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U.S., Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary; Where Were You On May 1, 1971?

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles from earlier this year which were reader…

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

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles from earlier this year which were reader…

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U.S., History, The Sunset Limited: Facts, Dates And Conclusions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 25, 2021 Many parts of the long, modern saga of the…

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U.S. and Canada: Passenger Trains Come In All Shapes, Sizes And Colors

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 21, 2021 In North America, passenger trains come in all shapes,…

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U.S.: Silver Meteor History And Amtrak Needs More Superliner Lounge Car Space

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 16, 2021 Train Number 58, the original northbound Silver Meteor was…

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U.S., Broadway Limited And Twentieth Century Limited’s Great Rivalry History: Speed, Luxury And Superb Pullman Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 24, 2021 In the pre-Amtrak era – even in the dreary…

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U.S., Florida, Virginia and Tennessee: The Sad Beginning For Intentionally Planning Too Small Amtrak Stations

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 17, 2021 All diseases start somewhere, and Amtrak’s Too Small Station…

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U.S., Florida: The Butchering Of Tampa Union Station

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 6, 2021 The Federal Railroad Administration and Amtrak have been butchering…

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U.S., Andrew Selden: A Primer For Maximizing Return On Federal Investment Of New Passenger Rail Capital

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; April 7, 2021 Occasionally, it is useful to go back to basics. A moment when…

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U.S., Three Steps To Fix American Passenger Trains Now While The $80 Billion Plan Is Debated

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, April 5, 2021 As we further examine Amtrak’s letter to Santa Claus…

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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., The Goodness of Secondary Passenger Trains Before and During Amtrak: Southern Pacific’s Imperial History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 24, 2021 In a land long ago – in the pre-Amtrak…

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U.S., Amtrak: Congress gave them the money, the national network will soon be daily, again

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 10, 2021 It’s here – Amtrak announced today, thanks to the…

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U.S.: One Size of Passenger Trains Does Not Fit All

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 25, 2021 Just about everyone (because there is always someone with…

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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., More Amtrak and Brightline History: Remaking Passenger Rail in Florida

Editor’s Note: Parts of this history article were first written in 2018 and 2019; updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson,…

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U.S., Amtrak and Brightline South Florida History: Two Railroads, Two Very Different Results for Stations

Editor’s Note: This story was originally written in early 2019 and was updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail…

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U.S., Amtrak History: The Financial Calamity of the First Too Small Viewliner Order and Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Three

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 22, 2021 Amtrak is like any other company or major organization…

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