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., History: When Amtrak Had a Late Afternoon Early Dinner Menu in 1978

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 21, 2020 Realizing that Amtrak operations are just a few months…

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U.S., California’s Coast Daylight History: ‘The Most Beautiful Train in the World’ had a Triple-Unit Dining, Coffee Shop and Kitchen Car, Plus Tavern on a Daytime Coach Train

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 18, 2020 Before today’s Coast Starlight, Amtrak’s glamour train from Los…

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U.S., History: Once Upon a Brief Time, Amtrak had a 24-Hour Dining Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 11, 2020 Long ago but not far away, just before the…

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U.S.: Amtrak in October… what’s going to happen now?

Commentary By Russ Jackson; October 28, 2020 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail…

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U.S., Arizona: 25 years later, Sunset Limited mystery still unsolved

By Gary Nelson, Contributor, San Tan Sun News; September 24, 2020 A little before midnight on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995,…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak, Tri-weekly, The future, and Yogi

Editor’s Note: The commentary below is by Russ Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of California. Mr. Jackson is the…

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U.S., Commentary: Thoughts about Passenger Rail while sitting at home

Note: This commentary is provided by Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – corridorrail.com…

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U.S.: See Every Corner of the U.S. With This Cross-country Train Journey That Only Costs $1,000

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 07, 2020 In 2019, more people than ever before took to the railways…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Yes, there still is food on Amtrak trains, but …

Commentary By Russ Jackson; October 19, 2019 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail…

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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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Elderly woman stranded in Texas after being kicked off Amtrak train, pastor comes to rescue

By Michael Finney and Randall Yip, ABC 7 News; May 1, 2019 PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) — A pastor in a…

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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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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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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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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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The Daily CSX: CSX selling 373 miles of track in Florida, Georgia

Editor’s Note: The former Seaboard Air Line/Louisville & Nashville track across Florida’s panhandle which is being sold is the route…

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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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Sunset Limited: 25th anniversary of deadliest Amtrak crash in history

Editor’s Note: Two permanent plaques commemorate the tragedy and lives lost when the Sunset Limited plunged from the Big Bayou…

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Getting there is half the fun

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Capital LLC, Railway Age Magazine; June 8, 2018 Almost 20 years ago, there was a…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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