2nd QUARTER 2019: Elbert Simon provides readers with an overview history of a modest but popular operator of intercity passenger trains in the Northeast—the Delaware & Hudson Railroad—while Frank Keller gives travelers a rundown on what’s new on the Alaska Rail Road and its remarkable trains. Also in the issue, Trail Blazer’s Steve Ferrell tells us how we can take a ride on the Reading, SEPTA style. And then, PTJ editor Mike Schafer reveals the details of an eyebrow-raising trip on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle. All this and more in the 2nd Quarter 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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