Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2016


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Gulf Coast Reconnaissanceby Marc Glucksman — Amtrak finally acknowledges the call to revive service between New Orleans and Florida by running a highly successful inspection trip.

Karl and Mike’s Most-of-the-Time Excellent Adventureby Karl Zimmermann — Columnist Zimmermann and the PTJ editor sample travel from the Northeast to and from Florida, with mixed yet similar results.

Chicago’s Highliners Bow Out on a High Noteby Elbert Simon — Metra’s veteran, ex-Illinois Central electric bilevel commuter cars ride into the sunset as new bilevels arrive from Nippon’s plant at Rochelle, Illinois.

Metro-North Railroad, Part 1by Kent Patterson — The rags-to-riches story of the nearly impossible task of revamping north-of-New York City commuter-rail operations.

Trip Report: Northward to Hudson Bayby James Armstrong — One couple’s account of traveling to the most remote outpost of VIA Rail Canada’s system.

Streetcars roll again in the nation’s capitalby Kevin Mckinney, Joseph M. Calisi — ... 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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