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Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2015

$ 7.95


Vermonter vs. Rock Slide: 1/0by C. B. Hall — In one of those “it could have been worse” wrecks, Amtrak train 55 finds itself between a rock and a hard place.

A Revived Denver Union Station; a Familiar Amtrakby Karl Zimmermann — A Colorado Jewel has been splendidly polished, while Amtrak remains like a comfortable old shoe but in need of a polish.

Iron and Fire: Iowa Pacific’s Ed Ellisby C. B. Hall — The CEO and President of Iowa Pacific is one of the few visionaries left in the realm of passenger railroading in the U.S., but it hasn’t been an easy trip.

Cape Cod Codicilby George Fletcher — Additional insight and information regarding Cape Cod passenger service as featured in PTJ 2015–2.

Passenger Trains of Peoria/Part 2by David P. Jordan — Peoria once was a major railroading hub in the Upper Midwest and fielded a diverse network of rail passenger service.

Eight Mattresses for Missanabieby Charles W. Bohi and Leslie S. Kozma — Riding VIA Rail Diesel Cars through the Ontario wilderness.


Capitol Unlimited • by Jim Matthews, NARP President & CEO

LeisureRail • by Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Mail, Express and L.C.L.

North American Intercity • by Karl Zimmerman

On the Point • by Mike Schafer

On the Property • by Kevin Burkholder

Rush Hour • by Kevin McKinney with Joseph M. Calisi

The Journal • by George Fletcher

Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney