Passenger Train Journal Third Quarter 2020


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Congressional Proposals Boost Fundingby Kevin McKinney — Despite widespread pandemic issues, a bipartisan Congress proposes several programs to advance rail passenger service.

The Semaphores’ Last Standby Cody Suddeth — Classic century-old block signals protecting a long stretch of the Southwest Chief’s route in New Mexico are coming down.

Train Travel Could Lead the Wayby Kevin McKinney — A trip through the West gets good marks and why “long-distance" trains are also important for intermediate travel.

Santa Fe’s Grand Canyon Limitedby Thornton Waite — The story of Santa Fe Railway’s most diverse transcontinental passenger train.

Britain’s Hythe Pier Railwayby Kevin Holland — The story of an obscure and yet historic tramway that rides over water—and it’s still in operation!

Mail & Expressby Kent Patterson — Despite Amtrak’s checkered history handling mail & express, is there still a way it could benefit both Amtrak and its host railroads?

The Ongoing Saga of Restoring Service to the Quad Cities and Beyondby Richard Rudolph — The long, drawn-out efforts to restore rail passenger service between Chicago and Davenport/Rock Island/Moline/Bettendorf and possibly beyond are back in the limelight.


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

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