Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2017


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Holiday on Rails 2016by Various Contributors — A look at rail-related celebrations and special trains during the 2016 holiday season.

Transforming the Long Island Rail Roadby Ellis Simon — New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ambitious infrastructure improvement plans for its Long Island Rail Road.

Intercity: CZ by KZby Karl Zimmermann — Reminiscing the California Zephyr, then and now.

Rail Transit Returning to Kitchener-Waterlooby John D. Thompson — The twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo in southern Ontario are returning electric rail transit to their streets.

Pennsylvanian in Progressby Ken Joseph And Michael Alexander — A report from the Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail shows how a brighter future is possible for this state-supported service.

Passenger Trains of the Lehigh Valleyby Elbert Simon — The Lehigh Valley Railroad exited the intercity passenger business in 1961, but went out with a colorful legacy.

Trip Report: By Viewliner New York to Floridaby Mike Schafer — The PTJ editor and a friend take two rides on Metra, two on NJ Transit, two on the Capitol Limited, three rides on the Silver Meteor, and one ride on a bus to get from the Midwest to Florida and back.

A SunRail Synopsisby Mike Schafer — The past, present, and future of Orlando’s new commuter-rail system.


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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