U.S., West Virginia: Legislators seek meeting with railroad execs in effort to salvage idled intermodal complex

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; January 8, 2020 CHARLESTON — A legislative interim committee is calling for a…

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U.S.: Cardinal ridership drops in West Virginia, Manchin blames adverse Amtrak policies

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; December 10, 2019 In a year when Amtrak set overall ridership records, and…

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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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West Virginia: Eastern Panhandle localities come up with tentative plan for saving MARC service

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; October 11, 2019 In a closed-door meeting Thursday evening, representatives of seven Eastern…

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West Virginia: Tickets go on sale Monday for Hinton excursion trains

By BOB WITHERS, The Herald-Dispatch; August 2, 2019 HUNTINGTON — Tickets for the Autumn Colors Express excursion train running from Huntington…

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New West Virginia autumn train excursions to be announced Friday

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; August 1, 2019 CHARLESTON – After innumerable obstacles, setbacks and delays, organizers of…

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West Virginia: Organizers say efforts underway to run New River Train this fall

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; July 9, 2019 CHARLESTON — Despite innumerable delays, organizers of a fall excursion train…

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Editorial: Amtrak must not kill West Virginia’s New River Train forever

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; June 21, 2019 Two trains popular with tourists might not run this year, leaving…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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West Virginia Editorial: Demise of New River Train will hurt Amtrak

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; March 5, 2019 You’ve got to give the guy running Amtrak credit. If he…

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West Virginia: New River Train trips will not run this year, official says

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; February 28, 2019 HUNTINGTON – While there was still some hope that the New River…

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Options being looked at to save West Virginia’s New River Train trip

“Manchin said Amtrak continues to justify its policy changes by arguing that they achieve cost savings and improve on-time performance, but it has failed to provide any statistics that corroborate its argument.”

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West Virginia Editorial: Amtrak should drop opposition to New River Train

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; February 5, 2019 Amtrak has a base of loyal customers that many other businesses…

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West Virginia’s Huntington railroad society’s closing blamed on Amtrak changes

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; February 1, 2019 HUNTINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says Amtrak has created a financial hardship…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin writes Amtrak about New River Train concerns

By Douglas Fritz, WVNS; January 31, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVNS) – Concerns over Amtrak’s policy regarding private and charter trains…

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MARC marketing campaign aims to lift West Virginia commuter train ridership

By Jim McConville, Staff Writer, The Journal; November 17, 2018 MARTINSBURG — The Hagerstown-Eastern Panhandle Municipal Planning Organization is launching…

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New River Train rides again in Huntington, West Virginia

  By DAVE LAVENDER, The Herald-Dispatch; October 22, 2018 HUNTINGTON — With one long and winding scenic train ride, Becky…

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Railroads built West Virginia, and still play a vital role

By James E. Casto, Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail West Virginia; August 23, 2018 The railroads serving West Virginia played an enormously…

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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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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin amends bill to mandate Amtrak station agent

  By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; June 7, 2018 On the day that Charleston’s Amtrak station became unstaffed,…

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Lone Amtrak station agent in Charleston, West Virginia prepares to say goodbye

By LAUREN TALOTTA,FOX 11 Eyewitness News; May 24, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Last month, Amtrak announced its plans to…

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