1st QUARTER 2021: We visit Amtrak’s new gateway to New York City nearly three decades in the making, taking a tour of the dramatic and spacious Moynihan Train Hall. PTJ founder and columnist Kevin McKinney recalls some of his postwar and pre-Amtrak train trips, while Jeff Hirsh continues with Part Two of his feature on the pre-Amtrak operations in and around Cincinnati Union Terminal. Our TrailBlazer feature takes us to Central Pennsylvania, and a trip around historic Horseshoe Curve. All this and more in the 2021-1 issue of Passenger Train Journal!
I’m not old enough to have experienced the era of link-and-pin coupling. Still, I know that the term “pulling the pin” is railroaders’ slang for “retiring,” which is what I’m doing from the “North American Intercity” column, though not from the magazine, at least not entirely.