Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2012


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Illinois in the Spotlight of Passenger Railby Mike Schafer and Bill Navigato — Two recent events propel the Prairie State into the limelight of advances in rail passenger service.

Florida Intercity Passenger Railby C.B. Hall — As Amtrak fumbles its strategies in one of its most potential markets, Florida East Coast sets out to do it right.

Chicago–Springfield–St. Louisby Kevin McKinney with Mike Schafer — PTJ's corridor series continues with a look at one of the busiest travel corridors in the Midwest and how it has become a rising star in the nation's quest for higher-speed rail passenger service.

American Originalby Joe Welsh — The passenger-train artistry of J. Craig Thorpe.

Portland's New Central Loopby Steve Morgan — Oregon's world-class premier city opens yet another segment of its growing network of light-rail and streetcar lines.

A Steam Engine—Just in Time for Christmasby Ted & Sylvia Blishak — Two steam engines, in fact, play a part in spreading holiday cheer in the Pacific Northwest.


On the Pointby Mike Schafer

The Journalby George Fletcher

North American Intercityby Karl Zimmerman

Window on the Worldby Kevin McKinney

Going Fasterby Ernest H. Robl

LeisureRailby Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hourby Joseph M. Calisi

Capitol Unlimitedby Robert J. Stewart, NARP Chairman

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