Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2011


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Amtrak at Milepost 40  by Karl Zimmermann  — Reflecting on 40 years of Amtrak milestones, both at trackside and aboard its trains.

Kevin McKinney Speaks on Amtrak  by Kevin McKinney  — PTJ's founder and one of Amtrak's first employees provides some behind-the-scenes looks at the railroad's first 16 months.

The Amtrak 40th Anniversary Time Line, Part 1  by George Fletcher with Mike Schafer  — A journal of events and other milestones in Amtrak's history and development, 1971-1990.

Trail Blazer: A Loop Trip to Michigan City  by Dave Pedersen  — A day outing from Chicago on Amtrak and America's last interurban," the South Shore Line.

LeisureRail: Five Weeks and 7,400 Miles  by Ted & Sylvia Blishak  — Circling the country on Amtrak in 2010.
Rush Hour: Metro-North M-8s Up and Running  •  by Joseph M. Calisi  — After considerable lead time, M-N's new, state-of-the-art MU electrics are running on the Hudson, Harlem & New Haven lines.


On the Point  by Mike Schafer

The Journal  by George Fletcher

Window on the World  by Kevin McKinney

North American Intercity  by Karl Zimmerman
LeisureRail  •  by Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hour  by Joseph M. Calisi

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