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!
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.