Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2019


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Holiday on Railsby PTJ contributors — How some railroads celebrated the spirit of the 2018 holiday season.

What’s Missing?by Karl Zimmermann — Remember when railroads and even Amtrak used pomp and panache to catch the eye of the traveling public?

West Palm Beach to Miami on Virgin Trains USAby Otto Vondrak — Our Trail Blazer series shows you how modern rail passenger service should be done.

The Empire Corridorby Walter E. Zullig — How New York Central and the State of New York launched an operation that today garners much praise.

PTJ Reader Survey: The Resultscompiled by Kevin Holland — A review of what PTJ readers chose as their favorite trains, locomotives, rolling stock, and operators.

The Commonwealth’s Record of Successby Richard Rudolph — The Commonwealth of Virginia marches forth with aggressive plans to continue growing its network of rail passenger service.


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

The Potomac Pundit • by Don Phillips

Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney

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