Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2020

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Features:

Virginia Blockbuster!by Kevin Mckinney — The Commonwealth of Virginia introduces a dynamic, sweeping program to vastly improve rail service in the state.

Conway Scenic Revives the Snow Trainby Tom Carver — New leaders at New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad revive an old Boston & Maine tradition.

Intercity/49 Years, Little Visionby Kevin Mckinney — An early Amtrak planner looks back on the first 49 years of the company’s life—forward thinking was not part of the deal.

Amtrak’s Valley Flyerby Scott Ornstein — Amtrak extends its New Haven, Conn.–Springfield, Mass., “Knowledge Corridor” service north almost to Vermont.

Remembering The Gullby Thornton Waite — Boston & Maine, Maine Central, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific’s through train between Boston and the Maritimes.

Capital Commutingby Elbert Simon — The story behind the development of a cohesive commuter-rail system for the nation’s capital.

An Amtrak Adventure—1979 Styleby Neil Lang — Follow the author on a trip planned around the impending discontinuance of the National Limited and Lone Star.

Southern Railway’s “Final Five” F-unitsby Alex Mayes — These stalwart locomotive classics from the 1950s still move passengers.

Departments:

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