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 is eyeing new rail cars for long-distance trains through Chicago

By Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune; January 19, 2023 Amtrak is planning to replace its fleet of train cars used on…

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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.: Is Amtrak advertising too warm and fuzzy or even necessary?

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; December 30, 2022 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson taught broadcast advertising at a California college and…

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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. and Canada: The magic of Christmas train travel on Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 9, 2022 Those who are well informed are aware we are…

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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., Amtrak: The potential of the Meridian Speedway all the way to Fort Worth and El Paso . . . it’s about time, and a new approach

By Russ Jackson and Anthony Lee, Guest Contributors; December 2, 2022 Think about it: 66 billion dollars. In the bill…

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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., National Railroad Passenger Corporation: What’s in a passenger train and railroad name? Much more than you think.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on February 1, 2021. It has been updated with additional material…

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U.S., Amtrak: How can America get to Phoenix again by train?

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator, with Anthony Lee, Richard Strandberg, and William Lindley; October 7, 2022 It’s now been 27…

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U.S., Amtrak: Hurricanes and passenger trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; September 29, 2022 Hello, from warm, sunny Florida. Well, not really, today.…

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U.S., Amtrak: The modern saga of the famed Sunset Limited; facts, dates and conclusions

Editor’s Note: The article first appeared on this platform on August 25, 2021. It has been updated with photos and…

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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: What could have been for the California Zephyr and fondly remembering the Spirit of California overnight train

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; September 6, 2022 Recently Bruce Richardson wrote an article on this platform about the resumption…

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U.S., Amtrak and others: Something cool for the sweltering August dog days of summer

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 19, 2022 This was the way things were when it came…

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U.S., Amtrak: A dismal summer of train and sleeping car cancellations; Stephen Gardner and his executives received more than $2 million in ‘performance bonuses’

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; August 16, 2022 Editor’s Note: Mr. Selden acknowledges the original contribution to part of this…

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U.S., Amtrak: Sabotage!? Why are Southwest Chief and other train consists designed for failure? Revisiting, a year later

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform a year ago on September 7, 2021. Andrew Selden has updated…

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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., 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., Amtrak: A word about the Southwest Chief’s passengers and crew members

Message from James E. Coston, Executive Chairman, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; June 27, 2002 CHICAGO ‒ Everyone in the passenger…

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