Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2020


Please note, many of the mail services we use to ship our products have reported delays. More information can be found on the FedEx, UPS, and The Mail Group websites.


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.


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

Related Products