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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U.S., Amtrak Silver Meteor History: ‘Kindly Do Not Flush Toilet When Train Is Standing In Station’

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 13, 2021 Note: This was written in early 2019. “Kindly do…

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U.S., Pre-Amtrak Streamliner History: What It Was Like to Ride Seaboard’s Silver Star

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 12, 2021 Note: This narrative was first written in 2019. It’s…

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U.S., Amtrak Florida Service History: SCL’s Dining Car Promotions Invited Passengers to Eat a Full Dinner or A La Carte Selections

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 11, 2021 The time span between the creation of Seaboard Coast…

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

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; November 28, 2020 In January of 1962, Seaboard Air Line Railroad’s New…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts interrupt North-South connection for Black Americans

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; September 9, 2020 For nearly 50 years, most of Amtrak’s long-distance trains have operated daily.…

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U.S., North Carolina: Coronavirus pandemic reduces passenger train service in North Carolina again

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; July 06, 2020 RALEIGH Passenger train service in North Carolina is being cut…

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U.S., Florida: Amtrak to reduce New York-Florida trains starting July 6, with more cuts coming Oct. 1

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; June 29, 2020 Starting next week, Amtrak is cutting back service between New York and…

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RIP Amtrak’s Dining Car, a Rolling Delight

By Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg Opinion, Yahoo! Finance; November 23, 2019 (Bloomberg Opinion) — More than 119,000 people have signed an…

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Dining Cars Have Been Around the Since the 1800s. Now They Face Extinction.

By Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics; October 8, 2019 Traveling long distances by rail may be an increasingly old-fashioned mode of…

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Days of the dining car marked special time in travel

By Jim Ridolphi, Contributing Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch; October 6, 2019 Is the Amtrak dining car headed for the same fate…

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The full history of Amtrak’s iconic dining cars, which the company says it is removing to cater to millennial whims

By Brittany Chang, Business Insider; September 24, 2019 Amtrak is doing away with its iconic dining car on overnight trains…

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Opinion: Making it worse to make it better

By Tim Rowland, Herald-Mail; September 23, 2019 I am not a train nut. I want to make that really clear.…

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RIP the Amtrak dining car, done in by murderous millennials

By Aimee Levitt, The Takeout; September 23, 2019 First it was mayonnaise. Then it was Applebees and Hooters. And now…

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Millennials and Amtrak Both Had a Grudge Against the Dining Car… but Who Killed It Off?

By Jenny G. Zhang, Eater.com; September 23, 2019 Amtrak’s dining cars on long-distance trains will soon be killed, the Washington…

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Millennials make Amtrak nix overly cozy dining cars on Penn Station trains

By Jackie Salo, New York Post; September 22, 2019 Amtrak’s traditional dining cars are screeching to a halt on these…

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The end of an American tradition: The Amtrak dining car

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 21, 2019 Harrison Keely’s most fond memories of riding Amtrak all include snapshots…

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Amtrak Dining Car Service Disappearing, They Call It ‘Evolution’

By Colin Miner, Staff, Patch; September 22, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – Amtrak is taking a page out of Charles Darwin.…

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Amtrak rolling out new food options in effort to counter ‘dumbed-down’ image

By Dan Freedman, The Albany Times-Union; September 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — Rail enthusiasts of a certain age may remember the…

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Amtrak reveals details about nonstop New York-Washington, D.C. service, new sleeping train amenities

By David Oliver, USA TODAY; September 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — A series of changes are on track to debut soon…

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Train branding a lost tradition in America

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; May 27, 2019 When a fast-moving winter storm was referred to as a “clipper,”…

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Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

A press release from Amtrak; April 24, 2019 Get carried away and share the experience WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/…

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I spent 23 hours on an Amtrak train from Orlando to New York — and it was a roller-coaster experience with extreme highs and lows

By Áine Cain, Business Insider; April 1, 2019 I’m no Amtrak novice. I’ve taken the train between Williamsburg, Virginia, where…

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Off the Rails: Amtrak station built near Miami International Airport with taxpayer dollars goes unused

By Brian Entin, WSVN 7 News; November 5, 2018 (WSVN) – Millions of taxpayer dollars were used to build a…

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Some North Carolina Amtrak passenger rail service resumes Thursday

By Staff Report, Salisbury Post; September 19, 2018 RALEIGH – Amtrak passenger train service traveling in and through North Carolina will…

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