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.; before Amtrak, Broadway Limited and 20th Century Limited’s great rivalry: Speed, luxury and superb Pullman service

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on May 24, 2021. It has been updated and photos and…

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U.S., Passenger Trains from 1830 to Amtrak: An Incomplete List of Things Not Found Today on Passenger Trains

Editor’s Note: This article last appeared on this platform on November 22, 2021. It has been updated and photos and…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner’s Amtrak Empire Builder in past better days competed spiritedly with the North Coast Limited, Mainstreeter, Olympian Hiawatha and Western Star

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on March 15, 2021. It has been updated and photographs and…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority is doing many of the right things for new passenger train development

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on this platform on December 5, 2020. It has been updated and has new…

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U.S., Montana, North Coast Limited: Big Sky rail authority briefed on BNSF-Amtrak relationship, Lake Pend Oreille bridge investment

By Martin Kidston – Missoula Current and 8KPAX; March 11, 2022 MISSOULA – While several host railroads along the Gulf…

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U.S., Great Northern Empire Builder Route History: The Western Star offered superb passenger amenities and food service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 3, 2020 The Western Star, a secondary train of the Great…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Takes Another Big Step Forward

By Will Gordon, KMMS AM 1450; November 19, 2020 Slowly but surely, there could be a new scenic way to…

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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.: Montana delegation, governor lend support for passenger rail across southern tier

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 17, 2020 Most of Montana’s congressional delegation signaled their support for the Big Sky…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard: Summit reflects support for passenger rail through Montana’s biggest towns

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian; September 17, 2020 A county-driven passenger rail authority, the first concrete step toward restoring passenger rail…

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U.S.: BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 27, 2020 BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes…

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U.S., Montana: ‘Breadth of representation’ a good start for Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; August 9, 2020 Late last year, Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier sat in a coffee…

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U.S., Montana: Butte-Silver Bow becomes third county to formally join passenger rail effort

By Mike Smith, Montana Standard; August 6, 2020 Butte-Silver Bow has officially joined a multi-county authority to help facilitate and…

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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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U.S., Montana: ‘We can bring it back:’ City of Missoula backs Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 21, 2020 The Missoula City Council placed its unanimous support behind a growing effort…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard? Butte-Silver Bow could join push for passenger rail

By Mike Smith, Montana Standard; July 9, 2020 Butte-Silver Bow might join several other counties in trying to restore passenger…

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U.S., Montana: Gallatin, Broadwater counties join push for passenger rail service; members now at 7

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 7, 2020 With the deadline nearing, the coalition of counties looking to bring passenger…

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U.S., Montana: Missoula County urges Senators Daines, Tester to back passenger rail in surface transportation bill

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; June 30, 2020 Missoula County is asking the state’s congressional delegation to back elements of…

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U.S., Montana: County Commissioner Strohmaier says rail service idea viable even in face of Amtrak cuts

By Dennis Bragg, KPAX 8; June 30, 2020 MISSOULA — Even with Amtrak announcing major service cuts, Missoula County Commissioner…

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U.S., Commentary: We need a better Amtrak for post-pandemic America

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; June 26, 2020 Airlines aren’t the only passenger transportation systems in trouble because of…

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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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Montana: Missoula County lobbies for costly return of passenger rail service

By Dave Stalling, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; October 4, 2019 Missoula County commissioners on Thursday expressed their interest in restoring…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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Could Amtrak Ever Return To Bismarck, North Dakota?

By Robert Suhr, KXnet.com; February 26, 2019 Bismarck – We all know the weather in North Dakota can change in…

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