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Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2014

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A Great Thanksgiving Show for Amtrak, Changes are in the Windby El Simon — Amtrak was again well-prepared to handle its annual biggest travel event of the year," the five-day Thanksgiving weekend rush.

More Rooms with Viewsby El Simon — A whole new fleet of single-level Vewliner cars emerges from a former bridge-component manufacturing plant in Hornell, N.Y.

Acela Sistersby Karl Zimmermann — Compared to their overseas counterparts, Amtrak's Acelas can hardly compete in terms of speed, but they do win on other categories.

Olympic Transcons of The Milwaukee Roadby Greg Stout — Great Northern and Northern Pacific didn't have a monopoly on transcontinental service across the northern tier of the U.S. And Milwaukee Road's entries in the field needed no apologies.

Amtrak Expansion: Not So Bad a Dream?—Part 1by C.B. Hall — With advice from other contemporaries in the field of rail passenger service, PTJ explores options of how Amtrak might expand service with little or no new equipment.


On the Pointby Mike Schafer

The Journalby George Fletcher

North American Intercityby Karl Zimmerman

Capitol Unlimitedby Ross Capon, NARP President & CEO

Rush Hourby Kevin McKinney with Joseph M. Calisi

LeisureRailby Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Window on the Worldby Kevin McKinney

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