Passenger Train Journal Third Quarter 2019


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A Passenger Special Like No Otherby Joe Petric — Union Pacific’s newly restored “Big Boy” steam locomotive wowed railroad aficionados and the public alike.

In the Catbird Seatby 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 Survivalby 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 Playby Al Dicenso — Positive Train Control Amtrak style is explained.

Building the Future: Amtrak’s Acela II Trainsby 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 Argentinaby 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 Northeastby 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

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