U.S., Texas: Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is like an Artichoke, Mr. Congressman

By Russell Jackson, Highland Village, Texas, Guest Commentator; January 23, 2022 The Texas Eagle is buried in the secondary of…

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U.S.: Happy New Year Amtrak, here we go again … and remembering John Madden

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; January 5, 2022 The new year opens optimistically just as all the previous ones have…

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U.S., Pre-Amtrak Pennsylvania Railroad: Will There Be Another Broadway Limited?

Holiday Season Rewind: We are featuring reader favorite articles which previously appeared in this space earlier this year. This article…

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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

Holiday Season Rewind: During this holiday season we are occasionally featuring past articles which were reader favorites. This article was…

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U.S., Santa Fe Railway, Part 1: The Santa Fe Chief And The Grand Canyon; What Really Happened

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; November 5, 2021 Into the spring of 1968, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe…

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U.S., Amtrak: Mr. And Mrs. Selden Take A Train Trip; The Harsh Reality Of Differences Between The Lake Shore Limited And Empire Builder

Editor’s Note: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Selden took a train trip home to Minnesota from Springfield, Massachusetts earlier this month.…

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U.S., Amtrak: What Do You Bring In Your Personal Sleeping Car Repair Kit?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; October 9, 2021 Everyone who travels has certain things they do in…

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U.S., Amtrak: Sabotage!? Why Are Southwest Chief And Other Train Consists Designed For Failure?

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; September 7, 2021 Under federal (and many states’) law it is a crime, often a…

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U.S., Creating A New, Better Superliner Sleeping Car Fleet

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; September 3, 2021 It’s past time to reimagine sleeping cars in North…

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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., From Streamliners To Amtrak: How To Define Passenger Train Luxury

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 26, 2021 One thoughtful reader of this space recently commented on…

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U.S., From Santa Fe to Amtrak History: Texas Chief, Part One; Santa Fe All The Way To The Gulf Of Mexico. Why Was It So Easily Overlooked?

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; May 3, 2021 Most people think of Santa Fe as a western transcontinental railroad…

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U.S., Canada: Glimpses Of Future Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 15, 2021 A few random glimpses into the future of passenger…

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U.S., The Excitement Of The Boring Topic Of Yield Management; Amtrak Pricing Schemes

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 13, 2021 Yield management is not a subject which generates great…

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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., Amtrak Cardinal History: Just Sold By CSX, ‘George Washington’s Railroad’ Was Impressive

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 31, 2021 Hyperbole was nothing new for competitive railroads in the…

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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., Illinois Central to Amtrak History: Riding on The City of New Orleans and The Panama Limited

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 10, 2021 The famed-in-song-and elsewhere The City of New Orleans is…

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U.S., Santa Fe to Amtrak History: The Super Chief and El Capitan to the Southwest Chief

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 5, 2021 On the former Santa Fe – now, BNSF –…

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U.S., The Plainsman History: One of the Best Trains You May Never Have Heard About

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator, March 1, 2021 The Plainsman is like one of those pieces of classical music…

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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., The San Francisco Chief History: An Overlooked and Unfairly Forgotten Treasure From the Santa Fe

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 22, 2021 Of all the storied trains running from Chicago to the Pacific…

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U.S., Amtrak Onboard Services History: Here’s a Tip for You

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 8, 2021 There has always been a tradition of tipping onboard…

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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. History: Amtrak’s Lounge Cars are the Dining Car’s Lesser Siblings

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 5, 2021 The streamliner lounge car, once the haven of passengers…

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