Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2017


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Hell Gate Hits 100by Joseph M. Calisi — This landmark bridge that dominates the East Side Manhattan skyline opened up a through rail passenger route to New England in 1917.

Intercity: Goodbye, Old Friendby Karl Zimmermann — Mourning the loss of Amtrak’s national timetable.

My Life at Amtrakby Ira Silverman — Amtrak (and a little bit of Illinois Central) from the inside over the years as told by retired Amtrak manager Ira Silverman.

Countdown to Brightlineby Kent Patterson — This new privately built and operated intercity rail passenger system is set to revolutionize regional rail travel in the U.S.

Australia’s Sunlanderby Rick Morgan — A ride aboard one of Australia’s most cherished long-distance trains before it was downgraded.

Hoosier Holiday: Let’s Go to Indianapolisby Mike Schafer with Bruce Stahl — The downtown of Indiana’s state capital has been reborn. Take the train to Indy and enjoy the city’s down-home flavor.

Streetcars to Return to Milwaukeeby Otto P. Dobnick — This city’s downtown, once vibrant and alive thanks to an amazingly comprehensive rail transit system that was killed in the 1950s, will soon again witness the rise of the streetcar.

Chasing Spring on Amtrak’s Coast Starlightby Ted & Sylvia Blishak — How our traveling duo beat the winter doldrums by heading south on Amtrak’s most highly regarded train.


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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