Passenger Train Journal Third Quarter 2014

$ 7.95

Features:

A Sentimental Journey? • by Karl Zimmermann — A somewhat frustrating trip on Amtrak's Silver Star prompts the author to soul search the whys of rail travel's appeal.

From PRIIA to … What? • by C.B. Hall — The Passenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act comes to term this year. PTJ provides its interpretation of the 2008 act and then asks, did PRIIA work and … what's next?

Amtrak and PennDOT's Keystone Corridor • by Chuck Crouse — For decades not considered a corridor at all, Amtrak and PennDOT's higher-speed, electrified route between Philadelphia and Harrisburg (with a direct tie-in to New York City) has become a model for future corridors.

A Citadel of Streamliners • by Mike Schafer with Jason Leverton — PTJ travels to Spencer, N.C., to witness a four-day landmark gathering of surviving vintage diesels (and one streamliner-era steam locomotive) from the streamliner era of the 20th Century.

High on Adventure • by Ted & Sylvia Blishak — After years of planning and negotiations, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations brings its stunning Rocky Mountaineer tourist train to the U.S.

Departments:

On the Point • by Mike Schafer

The Journal • by George Fletcher

North American Intercity • by Karl Zimmerman

Window on the World • by Kevin McKinney

Rush Hour • by Kevin McKinney with Joseph M. Calisi

LeisureRail • by Ted & Sylvia Blishak

Capitol Unlimited • by Bill Stewart

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