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., California History: Los Angeles Union Station And The Movies

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 25, 2021 Hooray for Hollywood; everyone there are all headed to…

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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 at 50: Then, and Now What?

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, which he contributed to and…

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U.S., The Sunset Limited History: From Southern Pacific’s Premier Train to Amtrak’s Stepchild

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 22, 2021 The Sunset Limited, often treated as Amtrak’s “stepchild,” is…

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U.S., California Zephyr, City of San Francisco and San Francisco Chief: Prolific Dome Cars, Luxury Service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 18, 2021 Of the three post-war rival streamliners for upscale travel…

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U.S., Amtrak Southwest Chief Route History: From The Super Chief to the Southwest Chief Eclectic Breakfast Menus

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 30, 2020 It wasn’t just any train, it was The Super…

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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

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 22, 2020 Ronald Wilson Reagan, Chicago Cubs radio announcer in Iowa,…

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U.S.: Northern Pacific Railway’s ‘Vista-Dome North Coast Limited’ Exceptional Children’s Dining Car Menu History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 5, 2020 Northern Pacific Railway’s Vista-Dome North Coast Limited was perhaps…

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U.S.: Trains could return to Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, rumble through Leadville under pair of proposals

By Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun; July 6, 2020 It’s been 23 years since trains rumbled through the tunnel atop…

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Opinion: Quality, service, ambience go off the tracks with Amtrak’s ‘flexible dining’

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; October 27, 2019 Throughout the golden era of passenger rail service in the…

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Phoenix, Arizona’s Historic Union Station Goes Up for Sale

By Elizabeth Whitman, Phoenix New Times; June 12, 2019 Phoenix’s historic Union Station is for sale. The property went on…

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From ‘Blade Runner’ to Amtrak, Los Angeles’ Union Station turns 80, boasting a ton of history and scores of film shoots

From Los Angeles Daily News; May 4, 2019 If you’ve ever been to Union Station, you can almost sense the…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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History Abounds Inside and Outside New Orleans’ Union Passenger Terminal

By Matt Haines, Very Local New Orleans; April 25, 2019 It’s likely most New Orleanians know the Union Passenger Terminal…

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The Romance of the Rail in West Texas

By Sterry Butcher, Texas Monthly; March 2019 It began this summer, when we slept with our windows open. The first…

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Utah: Ogden City hopes Golden Spike sesquicentennial will boost long-discussed Union Station renovation plan

By Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner; January 2, 2019 OGDEN — Ogden City hopes a captive audience with Union Pacific’s top executives…

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Fly Amtrak! Uh, Mr. CEO, how’s the Weather and where’s the Food?

Note: This is commentary by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. Jackson has…

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Unique New Orleans moments: Union Passenger Terminal opens in 1954

Staff Report, The New Orleans Advocate; December 27, 2017 The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal replaced five railroad stations that…

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