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Features:

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.

Departments:

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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