3rd QUARTER 2019  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!

2019 Passenger Train Annual Preview

2019 Passenger Train Annual Preview

Passenger Train Annual 2019 features great passenger trains from yesterday and today! Check out this preview of what’s inside…


West Palm Beach to Miami on Florida’s Brightline

West Palm Beach to Miami on Florida’s Brightline

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.


From Empire Corridor to Empire Service

From Empire Corridor to Empire Service

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.


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.


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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