Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2022


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PTJ Rides the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louisby Mike Schafer — This railroad has a long history in terms of passenger trains serving metro St. Louis and welcomes “rare mileage” collectors.

The Michigan Corridors and Beyond–Part 1by Kevin McKinney — In our ongoing coverage of North American rail passenger corridors, here’s an updated history of Amtrak’s Chicago–Detroit/Grand Rapids/Port Huron routes.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroadby Karl Zimmermann — This spectacular former Denver & Rio Grande Western narrowgauge line celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.

The Wreck of the City of New Orleansby Robert P. Schmidt — Amtrak was less than two months old when the newborn carrier experienced its first major wreck. For want of a simple nail, ten lives were lost.

Jonesy’s Big Adventure—Part 2by Mark Jones — In this second installment of Mark Jones’ career with Amtrak, readers will join him on some of his early runs as a dining-car waiter and car attendant.

Trip Report: North Carolina north to New York and south to Tampaby Kevin McKinney — PTJ’s founder travels to Washington and New York as well as to Tampa starting on Amtrak’s 50th birthday.


Capitol Unlimited • by Jim Matthews, NARP President & CEO

Intercityby Kevin McKinney

Mail, Express and Mike Schafer

On the Pointby Mike Schafer

Rush Hour • by Kevin McKinney

The Journal • by Kevin McKinney

Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney

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