U.S., From Santa Fe To Amtrak History: Texas Chief, Part Two; A Few Personal Observations From Having Worked That Train In The Santa Fe/Amtrak Transition Period

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; May 13, 2021 Following the advent of Amtrak, the Texas Chief remained a fine…

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U.S., Wabash, Union Pacific and Amtrak History: A Tale of Two Cities, Part Three

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 12, 2021 A Tale of Two Cities Wabash/Union Pacific City of Saint Louis…

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U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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Amtrak won’t restore ticket agent to Topeka, Kansas station

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Topeka Capital-Journal; May 8, 2019 Topeka city manager Brent Trout recently sent a letter…

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‘Rail summit’ seeking to bring together civic leaders

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; August 8, 2018 Invitations have been going out for a passenger rail summit, set for…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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Topeka, Kansas to seek Congress members’ help in keeping Amtrak agent

By Tim Hrenchir,The Topeka Capital-Journal; May 15, 2018 Topeka’s city government is seeking help from members of Congress in asking…

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Kansas: Amtrak to lay off ticket agents in Topeka and Garden City

By The Associated Press, WIBW News; April 30, 2018 Amtrak ticket agents in Topeka and Garden City will lose their…

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