Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2016


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Miracle on 33rd Street: The Empire Station Complexby Joseph M. Calisi — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveils the latest plan for developing Penn Station and the Farley Post Office Building into a world-class transportation center.

Meals on (Flanged) Wheels: Why Dining cars?by Karl Zimmermann — Looking into Amtrak’s dining-car situation and why dining cars play a key role to the success of long-distance trains.

The Fast Act—A Glass Half Fullby C.B. Hall — Finally, Congress realizes that rail has a role in U.S. transportation, but it still has a way to go before it understands it.

Coal Country Queen: The Pocahontasby Willie Davis — How Norfolk & Western’s Number Two train serving Norfolk and points west became Number One.

Conrail Passenger Serviceby Elbert Simon — Created to revamp rail freight service in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, the new carrier got stuck with some passenger trains, too.

LRT Growth Continues in Kevin McKinney, Joseph M. Calisi, Steve Morgan — ... and other Rush Hour reports and updates on transit in North America.


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

Rush Hour • by Kevin McKinney with Joseph M. Calisi

The Journal • by George Fletcher

Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney

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