U.S., Amtrak: The modern saga of the famed Sunset Limited; facts, dates and conclusions

Editor’s Note: The article first appeared on this platform on August 25, 2021. It has been updated with photos and…

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U.S., Amtrak: Sabotage!? Why are Southwest Chief and other train consists designed for failure? Revisiting, a year later

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform a year ago on September 7, 2021. Andrew Selden has updated…

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U.S., Amtrak and others: A primer of best practices for how to plan passenger train expansions

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 29, 2021. It has been updated with photographs and…

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U.S., The goodness of secondary passenger trains before and during Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak: Rock Island and Southern Pacific’s Imperial history and more

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 24, 2021. Timetable times quoted are from March 2021…

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U.S., Amtrak: The excitements of a trip on Stephen Gardner’s sold out Silver Star

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; July 26, 2022 Stephen Gardner’s Silver Star is doing yeoman’s work in…

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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: 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., 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., Amtrak’s Silver Star versus JetBlue From Florida to Washington, D.C.

Editor’s Note: Here’s a fun story – the typical train versus plane comparison – about a father and daughter on…

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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., 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., 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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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.: 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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South Carolina Amtrak crash: Why train rammed into CSX freight cars, killing 2 and injuring 91, per National Transportation Safety Board

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; September 30, 2019 A fatal Amtrak train accident in South Carolina that killed two and…

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