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Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2009

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Minnesota's Rail Service Prepares to Shineby Steve Glischinski — Beginning with new commuter trains, plans for new rail service in the Land of 10,000 Lakes" are off to a bright start.

Along the Oregon Trailby Thornton Waite — Attached to Amtrak's reauthorization bill was the requirement to research a return of this long-dormant route.

Pioneer Possibilitiesby Kevin Holland — A look at portions of Amtrak's draft report on the route of the Pioneer and a few suggestions from an interested third party.

The Many Faces of Metrolinkby Dave Crammer — A regular following of passengers on a pair of trains between San Bernardino and Oceanside, California and how they have become "family."

A Forgotten Corridor: Chicago-Madisonby Mike Schafer — An historical artery of competing railroads, each with a variety of trains and routes.

Wisconsin and Amtrak: Heading for Madison?by Stephen Karlson — With cars already purchased, it looks as though this corridor will eventually return.


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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