Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2018


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Brightline Beginsby Kent Patterson — The long-awaited new, private rail passenger service begins in South Florida.

Holiday on Rails 2017by various contributors — Railroads and transit companies from all over North America celebrate the holidays with special trains.

The Siemens Diesel-Electric SC-Seriesby Marc Glucksman — Siemens’ new Charger locomotives are beginning to show up all across the country. Are the SCs the E-unit and F40 of the future?

Another Room With a (Railroad) Viewby Karl Zimmermann — Some places where you can catch the railroading action right from your room or balcony.

Penn Central—A Short, Troubled Lifeby Elbert Simon — PC’s passenger network stretched from New York to Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Washington—and eventually led the way to Amtrak.

New Haven’s Owlby Thornton Waite — The first in PTJ’s series of regional overnight trains. The Owl of the late, great New York, New Haven & Hartford was a classic.

The Trans-Mongolian and the Trans-Siberianby Chuck Blardone — A couple embarks on a memorable journey across Siberia and Mongolia. Would they do it again? Yes!


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

Rail Users Network • by Richard Rudolph, Ph.D, Chairman, Rail User’s Network

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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