Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2020
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 Train • by Tom Carver — New leaders at New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad revive an old Boston & Maine tradition.
Intercity/49 Years, Little Vision • by 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 Flyer • by Scott Ornstein — Amtrak extends its New Haven, Conn.–Springfield, Mass., “Knowledge Corridor” service north almost to Vermont.
Remembering The Gull • by Thornton Waite — Boston & Maine, Maine Central, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific’s through train between Boston and the Maritimes.
Capital Commuting • by Elbert Simon — The story behind the development of a cohesive commuter-rail system for the nation’s capital.
An Amtrak Adventure—1979 Style • by 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-units • by Alex Mayes — These stalwart locomotive classics from the 1950s still move passengers.
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