1st QUARTER 2019: Walt Zullig recalls the development of one of America’s first true “corridor” services with an exploration of New York State’s Empire Service, while Richard Rudolph examines expanded state-funded Amtrak service in Virginia. Also in this issue, Railfan & Railroad associate editor Otto Vondrak takes us along for a ride on Virgin Trains USA’s Brightline service in Florida. All this and more in the 1st Quarter 2019 issue of Passenger Train Journal!

North Carolina’s Successful Alternative Approach to Rail

North Carolina’s Successful Alternative Approach to Rail

It may not be as well-known as other state-sponsored rail programs, but North Carolina’s approach to rail is one of the most innovative and unique in the country.


All Aboard PTJ’s White River Rocket

All Aboard PTJ’s White River Rocket

Friends and colleagues gathered in Chicago at the end of September for our special event. The White River Rocket was the first-ever chartered train on Metra, operated for White River Productions to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Passenger Train Journal.


Celebrate our 50th Anniversary on board the White River Rocket

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary on board the White River Rocket

Join us in Chicago on September 29 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Passenger Train Journal with a special charter on Metra to Joliet, lunch in Joliet Union Station, and a special evening slide show program at Chicago Union Station.


The Passenger Trains of 1968

The Passenger Trains of 1968

When the first issue of Passenger Train Journal hit the street in 1968, the United States’ intercity rail-passenger network was in free fall and, with just a few notable exceptions, the mode’s future looked increasingly bleak.


Amtrak’s Next President?

Amtrak’s Next President?

My guess is that if he rises to the top, Stephen Gardner will reverse all the bad things CEO Richard Anderson has done to Amtrak in the last few years.


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