Passenger Train Journal Fourth Quarter 2020


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Intercity: Time for a Timetable Revivalby Kevin McKinney — Frustrated at trying to plan a rail trip without the help of a timetable? This report explains why Amtrak’s shunning of timetables hurts new business and also frustrates travelers already en route.

Pennsylvania Railroad’s Northern Arrowby Ron Cady — Here’s a PRR train that stood apart from Pennsy’s impressive network of east-west trains, as the Arrow headed due north from Cincinnati to the remote regions of northern Michigan.

Trail Blazer: From the Windy City to the Big Easyby Bruce Stahl — New Orleans is the destination of choice for this Trail Blazer installment. Hop on Amtrak’s City of New Orleans (or Crescent or Sunset Limited) to this amazing city, with ample sightseeing options and some of the best food and drink ever.

Passenger Trains of Cincinnati–Part 1by Jeff Hirsh — The latest in our ongoing “Tracking the Terminals” series points us to the Queen City: Cincinnati, Ohio. Author Jeff Hirsh takes us from Cincinnati’s humble beginnings to the peak of passenger train activity during the World War II years.

Thirty-One’s on the Ground!by Mike Schafer — On November 6, 1965, at the remote village of Lee, Ill., Chicago, Burlington & Quincy’s combined Empire Builder/Afternoon Zephyr derailed at nearly 90 mph. Find out how a 69-cent bolt interrupted lots of travel plans, though thankfully without fatalities.


Capitol Unlimited • by Jim Matthews, NARP President & CEO

Mail, Express and L.C.L.

North American Intercity • by Kevin McKinney

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 Kevin McKinney

Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney

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