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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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief lives to ride the rails another day

By Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times; September 2, 2019 “I stay positive,” said Mary Lou, the sleeper attendant on Amtrak’s…

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Is Train Travel Your Next Adventure?

By Celina Colby, Exhale Lifestyle; August 7, 2019 Train travel may seem like an old-school, fanciful idea. Something your grandmother…

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Europe: Strong case for overnight trains to Amsterdam

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; July 17, 2019 A study by the Institute of Mobility Policy (KiM), part of…

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Amtrak Facing Rural Backlash Over Proposal to Cut Long-Distance Routes

A Video Report By Jason Bellini, The Wall Street Journal; July 16, 2019 Amtrak’s proposals for altering or eliminating some…

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Discover Turkey with overnight trains

From DAILY SABAH; July 13, 2019 In the 19th century, whenever European travelers wanted to discover new places, they hopped…

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Riding the Canadian rails: 2 experiences on different tracks

By TravelSquire Staff, Ladders; June 21, 2019 “All aboard,” announces the service manager, and we’re off from Vancouver. Making our…

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Swiss night trains: past, present and future

By Thomas Stephens, swissinfo.ch; June 13, 2019 The Swiss Federal Railways is discussing re-investing in sleeper trains, reacting to a…

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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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UK, Scotland: New Caledonian Sleeper carriages get off to bumpy start

By Alex McWhirter, Business Traveller; June 11, 2019 It was launched with fanfare six weeks ago between London Euston, Edinburgh…

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Amtrak As A Summer Travel Alternative

By Michael Goldstein Contributor, Forbes: June 5, 2019 Another spring weekend has come and gone, and summer vacation is just around…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper launches new CAF coaches

From Railway Gazette; April 29 2019 UK: London to Scotland overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper put the first of its…

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First train on new-look Caledonian Sleeper service after trouble-plagued £100m upgrade arrives over three hours late

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent.co.uk; April 29, 2019 The saga of Scotland’s much-delayed flagship link with London, the new…

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New Caledonian Sleeper trains to make passenger debut tonight

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; April 28, 2019 Brand new Caledonian Sleeper trains are due to carry their first passengers…

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UK: New Caledonian Sleeper trains carry first passengers

From Herald Scotland Online; April 11, 2019 A new fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains, with double beds and en-suite bathrooms,…

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The best European sleeper trains

By Francesca Street, CNN; April 8, 2019 (CNN) — As the train pulls out of the station, you slowly drift…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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More options for travel: Locals in Port Arthur, Texas join cause to bring daily passenger train service to area

By Mary Meaux, The News; March 11, 2019 Local, area and statewide entities are getting behind a push to ask…

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How to Save the Most on an Amtrak Trip If You’re 65+

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 21, 2019 Traveling by train around the United States is romantic, convenient, and…

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Demeaned, overworked and all called George: How Black train porters transformed Canada

By Jennifer Yang, Identity and Inequality Reporter, The Toronto Star; February 1, 2019 During the golden age of North American…

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California’s Pacific Coast Highway Is an Iconic Road Trip — but It’s Even Better by Train

By Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure; January 2, 2019 There’s one thing I love about road trips: when they’re over.…

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Explore the West by rail on Amtrak’s California Zephyr

By Mike Coppock, Special Contributor, Dallas Morning News; October 2, 2018 As I looked around the observation car of Amtrak’s…

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Opinion: What, ANOTHER positive Amtrak Trip Report? Yes!

Editor’s note: Russ Jackson is the retired distinguished editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson reside…

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Open letter to Richard Anderson

By John Heffner, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill Strasburger, Railway Age Magazine; August 27, 2018 Dear Mr. Anderson: I am writing you both…

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THEN AND NOW: Photos that show how glamorous traveling on trains used to be

By Zoë Miller, Thisisinsider.com; July 30, 2018 Planes may get you where you’re going more quickly, but there’s something to…

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