Passenger Train Journal Third Quarter 2014


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A Sentimental Journey?by Karl Zimmermann — A somewhat frustrating trip on Amtrak's Silver Star prompts the author to soul search the whys of rail travel's appeal.

From PRIIA to … What?by C.B. Hall — The Passenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act comes to term this year. PTJ provides its interpretation of the 2008 act and then asks, did PRIIA work and … what's next?

Amtrak and PennDOT's Keystone Corridorby Chuck Crouse — For decades not considered a corridor at all, Amtrak and PennDOT's higher-speed, electrified route between Philadelphia and Harrisburg (with a direct tie-in to New York City) has become a model for future corridors.

A Citadel of Streamlinersby Mike Schafer with Jason Leverton — PTJ travels to Spencer, N.C., to witness a four-day landmark gathering of surviving vintage diesels (and one streamliner-era steam locomotive) from the streamliner era of the 20th Century.

High on Adventureby Ted & Sylvia Blishak — After years of planning and negotiations, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations brings its stunning Rocky Mountaineer tourist train to the U.S.


On the Pointby Mike Schafer

The Journalby George Fletcher

North American Intercityby Karl Zimmerman

Window on the Worldby Kevin McKinney

Rush Hourby Kevin McKinney with Joseph M. Calisi

LeisureRailby Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Capitol Unlimitedby Bill Stewart

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