Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2016
Amtrak’s New Niagara Falls Station • by Devan Lawton — Niagara Falls, N.Y., unveils its brand-new Amtrak station, which shares its location with a Civil War-era Customs House.
Amtrak Chooses Alstom’s Avelia Liberty • by Elbert Simon — The next generation of high-speed trainsets that will replace today’s Acela rolling stock will be from Alstom’s catalog.
Amtrak’s 2016 Circle Tour Inspection Train • by Marc Glucksman — Outgoing Amtrak President Joseph Boardman leaves office on a high note with a meet-the-press tour of the Midwest and West.
Anniversaries • by Karl R. Zimmermann — A review of national parks and their lodges served by railroads past and present, plus two anniversaries of note for the author.
Springfield Union Station • by Ellis B. Simon — For decades largely moribund, Springfield Union Station is slated to be a phoenix for the downtown of this Massachusetts city.
Union Pacific’s Butte Special • by Thornton Waite — Overshadowed by its more famous sister trains, Union Pacific’s Butte Special provided yeoman service to three prominent Western cities.
Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express • by Scott Ornstein — This New York City-to-Vermont run celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016.
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