Passenger Train Journal Third Quarter 2019
A Passenger Special Like No Other • by Joe Petric — Union Pacific’s newly restored “Big Boy” steam locomotive wowed railroad aficionados and the public alike.
In the Catbird Seat • by Karl Zimmermann — The dream of a lifetime—a cab ride on the world’s largest steam locomotive—comes true.
Nashville’s Music City Star, a Journey of Survival • by Ralcon Wagner — The only commuter-rail operation in the Volunteer State, the Star has become a welcome addition serving downtown Nashville.
Amtrak’s PTC Triple Play • by Al Dicenso — Positive Train Control Amtrak style is explained.
Building the Future: Amtrak’s Acela II Trains • by Mike Schafer — PTJ takes readers on a tour through Alstom’s huge shop facility at Hornell, N.Y., for a look at the next generation of high-speed Acela trains for the Northeast Corridor.
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina • by Dale W. Brown — One man’s retrospect on a wonderful trip to Argentina to step back into time riding steam-powered passenger trains.
Rails Around the Northeast • by Joseph M. Calisi — A “new” Penn Station continues to emerge, and other news from New York 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 George Fletcher
The Potomac Pundit • by Don Phillips
Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney