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Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2018

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Assessing the Situation and Praising Amfleetby Karl Zimmermann — Reporting on Amtrak’s “fresh and contemporary” food services. Plus, an overdue tribute to Amtrak’s stalwart Amfleet coaches.

All Aboard the White River Rocketby Tom Carver — Passenger Train Journal concludes its 50th Anniversary celebration with a special train for readers and staffers.

North Carolina’s Successful “Alternative” Approachby Kevin Mckinney — The Tar Heel State has done its homework and gets an “A” on a wisely planned and executed regional passenger-rail system.

Pullman Goes to Sleepby Elbert Simon — The closing of Pullman Company operations in August, 1968 marked the loss of an institution that had been serving the traveling public since the late 1800s.

The Union Pacific Streamliner Era in Advertising: 1933-1964by Andrew Mcbride — UP’s passenger-train magazine advertisements from the 1930s into the 1960s were in a class of their own.

Events in the Tri-State Regionby Joseph M. Calisi — A new section of our Rush Hour commuter and transit report focuses on the metro New York City area.


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 Kevin McKinney

The Potomac Pundit • by Don Phillips

Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney