4th QUARTER 2018: Karl Zimmermann offers his praise for the durable Amtrak Amfleet cars, while Tom Carver takes us aboard the White River Rocket celebrating the 50th anniversary of PTJ’s founding. All this and more in the 2018-3 issue of Passenger Train Journal! Elbert Simon explores the end of Pullman operations at the end of the 1960s, and Andrew McBride takes a closer look at Union Pacific’s streamliner advertising. All this and more in the 4th Quarter 2018 issue of Passenger Train Journal!
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.
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.
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.