U.S., Canada: A collection of superb passenger train photography of Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada and before by one of America’s best railroad photographers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 23, 2023 What a gift good photography is for those who…

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U.S., Amtrak and others: For 2023, bring back parlor cars, reinvent sleeping car lounges, remember that train cars have couplers, plus Brightline ridership skyrockets

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 13, 2023 Woulda Coulda Shoulda Those three well-established definitions of what…

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U.S. and Canada; Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada and Brightline passenger trains: We are thankful for railroaders who work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, December 23, 2022 It’s Christmas Eve. Passenger trains are running everywhere today,…

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U.S.: Looking at Amtrak, Brightline, Caltrain, West Central Wisconsin and Montana’s Big Sky Rail at the end of the year

By James E. Coston, Executive Chairman, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 20, 2022 CHICAGO – Those of us with just…

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U.S.: The Winter season rivals to bring cold Northern passengers to Florida; Amtrak still follows the same route

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 16, 2022 It’s December, the start of the Winter snowbird season…

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U.S., Amtrak and before: The City of New Orleans and Panama Limited on the Main Line of Mid-America, the line of Casey Jones

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 6, 2022 The famed-in-song-and elsewhere The City of New Orleans is…

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U.S.: Christmas holiday ads and images from Amtrak and its railroad ancestors

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; November 29, 2022 People who are in the know are aware that…

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U.S., The big railroad Amtrak forgot: The Chicago and North Western System was a huge granger railroad and operated lots and lots of passenger trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; November 23, 2022 The Chicago and North Western System was a major…

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U.S.: After the federal government mortally wounded passenger trains in 1967, Amtrak was created to clean up the mess

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; October 18, 2022 Here is something to consider: Amtrak wasn’t created totally…

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U.S., Amtrak: The baggage car has the potential to revolutionize passenger train travel with a better way of creating supporting revenue

By William Lindley, Guest Commentator; September 9, 2022 The lowly, lonely baggage cars. They have the potential not just to…

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U.S., Amtrak: The excitements of a trip on Stephen Gardner’s sold out Silver Star

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; July 26, 2022 Stephen Gardner’s Silver Star is doing yeoman’s work in…

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U.S. and Canada; Amtrak, Brightline, VIA Rail Canada, and Rocky Mountaineer: Passenger trains come in all shapes, sizes and colors

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on August 21, 2021. It has been updated and photographs added.…

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U.S., Paul Theroux – ‘Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories’

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; June 30, 2022 There are moments in time defined by unexpected events…

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U.S.: What about the mob forming to come after the former airline execs running Amtrak?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; June 26, 2022 There is an ugly, militant mob forming. Tar is…

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U.S., Canada: Exploding the myth trains must be very fast to be attractive to passengers

By William Lindley, Guest Commentator; June 16, 2022 Key points: • Convenience of use is more important than train speed…

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U.S., Amtrak: Imagine what it’s like for train travel in 2032

By Russ Jackson, 2022 Guest Commentator for 2032; June 13, 2022 Imagine! “Back to the Future?” Cool! That about describes…

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U.S., Amtrak: In 1970, railroads made a deal with the Devil to form what is now Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on February 4, 2021. It has been updated for content and…

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U.S., Ohio: Understanding for Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak and beyond the critical national implications of a Cincinnati route hub with car-lines to both east and west coasts

Editor’s Note: Guest Commentator William Lindley illuminates the concept of a new George Washington as a useful replacement for Stephen…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak isn’t growing and may be shrinking with no way out as it seems to follow a false interpretation of federal law Stephen Gardner himself wrote

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; May 23, 2022 It is widely acknowledged that if a business is not growing, it…

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U.S., Amtrak: The sadness of President Joe Biden’s Amtrak Board of Directors nominees; it’s time to go in a different direction for those who want a national system

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 2, 2022 Just about everyone knows the old saying, “be careful…

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U.S., Amtrak: Remembering the man who changed passenger rail journalism, plus two voices on how it was and could be today

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 31, 2022 Word has come from several sources that Jim Wrinn,…

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North America, Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada: Long Haul, Long Distance, Inter-Regional and more trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 23, 2022 Long Distance Trains. Long Haul Trains. Streamliners. Inter-Regional Trains.…

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U.S., Andrew Selden: Intercity Passenger Rail Investment Strategy; long distance/inter-regional versus commuter

Editor’s Note: Andrew Selden, in his capacity as President of United Rail Passenger Alliance, submitted official comments in response to…

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U.S., Texas; Post-pandemic, Amtrak and the A Train ask you: Where are you?

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; March 5, 2022 Here we are with the world in turmoil. Amtrak, we haven’t forgotten…

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U.S., Tennessee: Rising to the challenge of creating a new state rail program

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 22, 2022 News item from Tennessee: Lawmakers push to expand Amtrak…

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