U.S.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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U.S.: Efforts to restore passenger rail in southern Montana, Northern Rockies gain momentum

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 When the Big Sky Passenger Rail Summit kicked off in Missoula on…

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U.S., New York Governor Cuomo: Old train cars to be dropped off Long Island coast to boost artificial reef

By Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; September 15, 2020 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will be dropping…

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Canada, British Columbia: Rocky Mountaineer expecting it to take years to rebuild business battered by pandemic

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Vernon Morning Star; September 3, 2020 The president and CEO of the Rocky Mountaineer…

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U.S./Canada: 9 Grand Railroad Hotels In North America And Why You Should Visit

By Cindy Barks; Travel Awaits; August 24, 2020 From beachside beauties to desert oases to mountaintop chateaus, historic railroad hotels…

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U.S., West Virginia: Autumn Colors Express announces 2021 Rail Excursion Season

By Tyler Barker, WOAY ABC 4; August 17, 2020 WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – ​The Rail Excursion Management Co. (website: railexco.com),…

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Canada, Alberta Opinion: Take Alberta back to the future by expanding passenger rail service

By Jacquie Fenske, Edmonton Journal; August 13, 2020 To empower our communities, unite our province, and grow our economy, Alberta…

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U.S., Montana: Passenger rail in Missoula is now one step closer to becoming a reality

By Tessa Nadeau, ABC FOX Montana, KHQ NBCX Q6; July 30, 2020 MISSOULA — The Missoula County Board of Commissioners…

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Canada, British Columbia and Alberta: Rocky Mountaineer cancels 2020 season

By James Peters, CFJC Today; July 22, 2020 VANCOUVER — It’s a big blow to the Kamloops tourism sector. Rocky…

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All aboard: 5 picturesque train journeys across Eastern Europe

By Lucía de la Torre, The Calvert Journal; July 14, 2020 As borders slowly reopen and tourists start to consider…

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Canada, Saskatchewan and Manitoba – Betsy Kennedy: Laying the tracks for future prosperity in the North

By Betsy Kennedy, Special to the National Post; July 7, 2020 The Bayline railroad has been a part of our…

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North, Central and South America: Seven train trips through the Americas, from Canada to Peru

By Tim Pile, South China Morning Post; July 3, 2020 From luxurious tourist trains to sugar-cane railways, heritage steam lines…

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Canada, Nova Scotia: Cape Bretoners call for repairs to crumbling rail line

By Tom Ayers ,CBC News; June 16, 2020 Some Cape Bretoners are calling for immediate repairs to the crumbling rail…

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U.S.: New Amtrak CEO William Flynn on What a Post-Covid-19 Railroad Might Look Like

By Robert Klara, Adweek; April 24, 2020 Many companies allow a new CEO to take a few weeks to ease…

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Europe: FlixTrain halts plans to launch open access service in France

From Railway Gazette International; April 15, 2020 FRANCE: FlixMobility GmbH has decided to postpone indefinitely its plans to launch open…

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Asia: Japan’s bullet trains face 90% drop in Golden Week passengers

By SHOHEI NOMOTO, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; April 15, 2020 TOKYO — Ridership on Japan’s shinkansen bullet trains…

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U.S., Virginia Governor Ralph Northam: Passenger rail to Bristol ‘logical step,’ but not soon

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; January 10, 2020 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that Amtrak passenger service to the…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S.: 4 Reasons To Travel By Train

By Jill Dutton, Travel Awaits; January 1, 2020 Five years ago, I set out to explore the United States by…

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U.S., Florida: What a Virgin Trains station at Disney may mean for Orlando biz

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2019 Virgin Trains USA‘s plan for a station at…

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Alabama: Study examines feasibility of train service from Montgomery to Mobile and reactions are mixed

By Sara MacNeil, Montgomery Advertiser; November 27, 2019 A study on the feasibility for a train from Montgomery to Mobile…

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A mix of familiar and premiere-run cars, Autumn Colors Express ready to roll

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; October 24, 2019 HUNTINGTON — On the eve of the inaugural run of…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Company hopes rails will survive Tahawus route abandonment

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; October 22, 2019 Johnsburg They’ve drawn 40,000 people to the Adirondack community of North…

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Scenic train ride operator says it’s shutting down in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

By Kurt Bresswein For lehighvalleylive.com; October 16, 2019 Diesel and coal smoke wafted skyward as train whistles sounded and hordes…

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Full steam ahead: Grand Canyon Railway celebrates 30 years

By Wendy Howell, Williams News; October 1, 2019 In 1984, the city of Williams went down in history as the…

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