Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2009


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Maintaining the Mulesby Andy Kirk — Amtrak, Missouri DOT, and Union Pacific work together to smooth the flow of rail traffic between St. Louis and Kansas City.

Debumping" the Mainline of the Long Island Rail Roadby George Povall — How the LIRR handled a necessary, two-day disruption of one of its busiest route segments.

St. Louis Gets a Stationby Ron Goldfeder — Finally, after 30 years, Amtrak discards the "temporary station" description for one of the largest cities it serves.

Amfleet Through the Yearsby Elbert Simon Jr. and David C. Warner — How Amtrak has made good use of its 492 Amfleet cars. And you thought all Amfleet cars were alike!

Rails to the Skyby Richard Thom — By passenger train to Tibet.

Trailblazer: Riding Metro-North's New Haven Branchesby Theodore W. Scull — Here's a day trip out of New York City that will take you up two scenic branches of the former New Haven Railroad.

The Argonaut Rememberedby Thad H. Carter — Recalling Southern Pacific's secondary run between Los Angeles and New Orleans (and later Houston and New Orleans).


On the Pointby Mike Schafer

The Journalby George Fletcher

North American Intercityby Karl Zimmerman

LeisureRailby Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hourby Michael Roberts

Window on the Worldby Kevin McKinney

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