ATTENTION! It was brought to our attention that a number of subscribers received the incorrect publication for the December issue. No action is required by you at this time. If you subscribe to Railroad Model Craftsman or Railfan & Railroad, and received the incorrect magazine you will receive the correct publication later this month. They are currently being re-printed and will be distributed in the next few weeks. There is no need to return the magazine you received by mistake. Thank for your continued interest in our publications and we apologize for the inconvenience. Wishing you all the best this holiday season, The White River Productions team

Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2018

$ 8.99


Amtrak: Pinching Pennies Again and Againby Karl Zimmermann — Relentlessly cutting costs to achieve profitability, Amtrak instead chases away passengers as amenities disappear.

Budd Rail Diesel Cars Return to Eastern Pennsylvaniaby Alex Mayes — The Blue Mountain, Reading & Northern reactivates its RDCs for a series of excursions over former Reading, Jersey Central, and Lehigh Valley lines.

Ronald Reagan and the Union Pacific Fleetby Joseph M. Welsh — Surprise! The 40th president of the United States once was an avid fan of rail travel.

The Trains of 1968by Kevin Mckinney, with Joe Mcmillan, Steve Patterson, Mike Schafer, Jim Boyd, and Howard Patrick — A sampler of the wide variety of varnish one could ride (and photograph) in the U.S. during the year that Passenger Train Journal was born.

El Chepeby Bob Schmidt — The last intercity passenger train in Mexico.

The Branson Scenic Railwayby Bob Plough — Buried in the Ozarks along the White River is a jewel of a tourist railway operation.


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