Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2013


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The Lehigh Limited  by Mike Schafer  — The Morristown & Erie Railway celebrates its 110th anniversary with a rare-mileage excursion over the old Lehigh Valley main line.

Too Much of a Good Thing  by Karl Zimmermann  — The Empire Builder grapples with its own success as ridership—and crude-oil traffic—booms.

Distant Memories of the National Limited  by Norbert Shacklette  — A veteran Missouri Pacific/Amtrak conductor reminisces about the good ole days" of Amtrak's late, lamented New York–Kansas City train.

Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor  by C.B. Hall  — When Amtrak was launched 42 years ago, this "corridor" had only a single train a day. Now, with some 30 trains a day, the Sacramento–San Jose corridor is a showcase for other state operations.

L.A.–Las Vegas: Visions… and Revisions  by C.B. Hall  — Sorting out the dizzying number of proposals and contenders for the return of rail passenger service between Los Angeles and "The Entertainment Capital of America."

Major Expansion for Israel Railways  by Walter E. Zullig Jr.  — Modern rail passenger service unfolds in an ancient land.


On the Point  by Mike Schafer

The Journal  by George Fletcher

North American Intercity  by Karl Zimmerman

Window on the World  by Kevin McKinney

LeisureRail  by Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hour  by Kevin McKinney with Joseph M. Calisi

Capitol Unlimited  by Ross Capon, NARP Chairman

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