Passenger Train Journal Third Quarter 2018


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CT rail Rallyby Robert A. LaMay — The State of Connecticut opens its revamped Hartford Line commuterrail corridor under the name of CTrail.

Once Again: Ride ‘em While You Canby Karl R. Zimmermann — A sampling of Amtrak’s new Viewliner diners—but will the company need them after all?

Passenger Trains of Grand Trunk Westernby Elbert Simon — GTW offered a surprising variety of passenger service in the states of Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois until Amtrak, plus through service to Toronto and Montreal.

The “Wabash Cannon Ball” and Other Tales of Train Travel in 1968by Mike Schafer — Join the PTJ editor 50 years back as he sampled a fascinating variety of pre-Amtrak passenger trains.

Tracking the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphiaby Stephen Ferrell — Trailblazer’s guide to riding SEPTA’s former PRR routes serving Philadelphia—all in one day.

Expanding Passenger Rail in Michiganby Richard Rudolph — There are several ambitious plans underway to bolster rail-travel options in the Wolverine State.


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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