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 5 Most Scenic Amtrak Train Routes for Unparalleled Views of the United States

By Nathaniel Adams, The Manual; December 10, 2018 One of the great advantages of American rail travel — what makes…

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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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Amtrak’s Texas Eagle Is A Weekend Winner

By Scott Laird, Travel Pulse; May 17, 2018 Amtrak’s long distance train services can be a conundrum for some travellers,…

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Why the makers of Texas’ high-speed rail line want to connect to Amtrak

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; May 9, 2018 Texans who look forward to the day when they can take…

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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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Discovering the romance of America on an Amtrak train

By Brian Pendreigh, The Herald Scotland; March 10, 2018 IT WAS a little after 8pm and the metallic silver giant…

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Amtrak considering Marfa, Texas stop for the Sunset Limited

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA, bigbendnow.com; February 8, 2018 MARFA – Thanks to a letter writing campaign from San Antonio resident…

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San Antonio, Texas: SunsetStation has been a transportation hub for more than a century

From San Antonio Express News; January 29, 2018 A century-old train station east of downtown was renovated during the late…

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HEY, Amtrak (and others)…Let’s get some things DONE

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Ccrail.com Editor By Russ…

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Sunset Limited stranded for hours after swing bridge breaks in Louisiana

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; November 5, 2017 WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — Officials say a passenger train carrying…

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