Author Ralcon Wagner reveals an unremarked commuter-rail operation launched in Nashville, Tenn., in 2006, the Music City Star. Also in this issue, we take our readers to Hornell, N.Y., for a virtual tour of the Alstom shops to witness the construction of Amtrak’s new Acela fleet. We follow the revival of Union Pacific’s 4-8-8-4 Big Boy steam locomotive 4014 as PTJ correspondent Karl Zimmermann takes readers for cab ride on and a tour of the stunning Domeliner passenger train it pulled. All this and more, in the Third Quarter 2019 issue of Passenger Train Journal! 3rd QUARTER 2019
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Florida’s Brightline introduced one of the first privately funded, higher-speed intercity passenger services in America. Ride along for a luxury round trip between West Palm Beach and Miami.
On the eve of merger, New York Central launched a program focusing on improved daytime travel across New York State, which would eventually become Amtrak’s Empire Service.
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.
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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June 24, 2019
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit approved a resolution on June 18 to name future service running on the Cotton Belt Commuter Rail as the Silver Line.
April 18, 2019
As the next generation of Trolley cars gears up to begin service on the UC San Diego Blue Line this Saturday, officials with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) unveiled to the public the first vehicle of the new Trolley series as part of a ‘Trolley Open House’ on Wednesday.
March 7, 2019
Former Amtrak CEO Joseph H. Boardman died while on vacation with family on March 7 after complications from a stroke.
January 22, 2019
After years of discussion, Amtrak announced they have reached a tentative agreement to allow Metro-North to expand New Haven Line commuter service from New Rochelle to New York Penn Station.
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