Passenger Train Journal First Quarter 2024


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Journal spotlight

  • RA’s massive investment in passenger rail. 
  • Amtrak ridership rebounds in FY2023. 
  • Former N&W Class J 611 returns to Virginia. 
  • Rail passenger rebirth in Mexico.

Trailblazer: The Lure of the North • by Ken Goslett — Cochrane to Moosonee aboard ONR’s Polar Bear Express.

Remembering the Northlander • by Kevin J. Holland — Four little Ontario Northland trains with an impressive pedigree.

The Utah Parks Special • by Thornton Waite — Traveling with Union Pacific to the national parks of southern Utah.

Harley’s Hornet • by Bill Anderson — The politics and legacy of Amtrak’s Potomac Special and its kin.

The Amtrak Diaries, Part 10 • by Mark W. Jones — Jonesy’s big adventure continues with a 1988 “busman’s holiday.”


On the Point

The Journal

North American Intercity  The effort required to start anything

Window on the World Britain retrenches on high-speed rail

Rail Users Network — Are the stars aligned for East-West Rail?

Capitol Unlimited — Passengers to Amtrak: Dream Big dreams

Transport Action Canada — Canada must look beyond HFR

Rush Hour

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