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!

Current Issue

Vol. 43, No. 2 (2019-2)
Issue No. 279


Norfolk Gets a Second Train

by Bill Schafer — Amtrak frequency between Washington and Norfolk gets doubled, and at the same time now provides thrice-daily service to the Hampton Roads region.

A Tale of Three Stations

by Karl Zimmermann — Stations along the Santa Fe trail see a revival. Columnist Karl checks out three of particular note.

An Alaskan Adventure

by Frank Keller — Author Frank Keller returns with an update on what’s happening in Alaska for this coming travel season.

Passenger Trains of the Delaware & Hudson

by Elbert Simon — How a modest-size Northeastern carrier made a big splash with its passenger operations.

Trip Report: To Dallas on the Texas Eagle

by Mike Schafer — Two White River staffers—one of them an Amtrak virgin—sample the Texas Eagle and Dallas’ fine transit system.

Trail Blazer: Take a Ride on the (Former) Reading

by Steve Ferrell — Author Steve Ferrell goes trail-blazing again in metro Philadelphia, riding the suburban lines that formerly belonged to the Reading Company.


On The Point/Editorial by Mike Schafer

The Journal/Edited by George Fletcher

North American Intercity/Karl Zimmermann

Capitol Unlimited/by Jim Matthews, NARP President and CEO

Window on the World/Kevin McKinney

LeisureRail/Ted and Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hour/Kevin McKinney

Capitol Unlimited/Jim Matthews

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