Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2020
Bennett Levin’s Visit to Pennsylvania Legislators • by Kevin McKinney — Influential Pennsylvania businessman Bennett Levin speaks to the Commonwealth’s House Transportation Committee about taking over Amtrak and SEPTA operations west of Philadelphia.
Pulling the Pin • by Karl Zimmermann — Author Karl Zimmermann reminisces about his long-time career in the travel industry, especially involving rail travel and PTJ as he pens his final North American Intercity column.
Acela Nonstops: Are They Here to Stay? • by Bruce Goldberg — Once again, Amtrak introduces nonstop service between New York and Washington and why it just might work this time.
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad • by Elbert Simon and Mike Schafer — This modest carrier serving only Illinois and Indiana played a major role in Midwest–Southeast rail travel but also offered an interesting if unremarked regional passenger operation.
Saga of the Boston–Albany Beeliner • by Walter Zullig — New York Central/Penn Central tried to keep this operation under wraps.
Trail Blazer: Riding the Old Lackawanna • by Steve Ferrell — How a group of rail-riding friends rode nearly all of New Jersey Transit’s former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western trackage in one day.
Capitol Unlimited • by Jim Matthews, NARP President & CEO
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