Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2015


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Brave New Worldby Karl Zimmermann — Finally, PTJ gets a look at VIA Rail’s newly remodeled Prestige Class equipment for the Canadian.

The Vermonter Comes Homeby C.B. Hall — After a lapse of 17 years, Amtrak’s Vermonter returns to its original route through Northampton and Greenfield, Mass.

Housatonic Passenger Rail • by C.B. Hall — A move is under way to restore service between New York City and Pittsfield, Mass, via Danbury and Canaan, Conn.

Alaska Update 2015by Frank Keller — The Alaska Railroad’s ever-evolving passenger operations, tailored to visitors but also serving the local population, keep the ARR at the forefront of the U.S. passenger-train scene.

15 Years of Passenger Service on the Erie Lackawanna—Part 2by El Simon — EL offered a comprehensive network of suburban/commuter service in northern New Jersey and Orange County, N.Y.

All Aboard Florida Moves Forwardby El Simon — Construction of new depots is about to start on the Florida East Coast at Miami, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.


Capitol Unlimitedby Jim Matthews, NARP President & CEO

LeisureRailby Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Mail, Express and L.C.L.

North American Intercityby Karl Zimmerman

On the Pointby Mike Schafer

Rush Hourby Kevin McKinney with Joseph M. Calisi

The Journalby George Fletcher

Window on the Worldby Kevin McKinney

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