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Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2021


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Moynihan Train Hall Opensby Marc Glucksman — After years of controversy, planning, and finally rebuilding, what had been New York City’s Farley Post Office Building has been transformed into Moynihan Train Hall—a stunning tribute to the original Penn Station razed in 1963 that now provides Amtrak and New Jersey Transit passenger an open, airy place to await trains.

Intercity: The Trains We Rodeby Kevin McKinneyPTJ founder Kevin McKinney looks back on the trains he rode growing up in the 1950s and 1960s—the last hurrah for traditional passenger train travel.

Passenger Trains of Cincinnati–Part 2by Jeff Hirsh — The heyday of American passenger trains—particularly those that served the City of Cincinnati—are covered in this second (of three) installments of pre-Amtrak trains of the Queen City.

Trail Blazer to South Central Pennsylvaniaby Mike Schafer — PTJ takes you to Altoona and environs, including “World Famous Horseshoe Curve,” Cresson, and Gallitzin and its Gallitzin Tunnels. Looking for a multi-faceted getaway destination as COVID 19 clears? Hop on the Pennsylvanian and check this one out.

Rail User’s Network: Will Passenger Rail Ever Return to Rockford, Ill., and Dubuque, Iowa?by Richard Rudolph — Return to Rockford, Ill., and Dubuque, Iowa? The latest news involving the twisted, ongoing, multi-year saga of re-establishing passenger service between Chicago and the State of Illinois’ second-largest urban area—and perhaps beyond to Dubuque, Iowa.


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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