4th QUARTER 2017: Unlike the Penn Central and Burlington Northern mergers, the 1967 consolidation of Seaboard Coast Line actually benefitted passengers traveling to Florida destinations. W. Reid Adams explores this short-lived era of passenger operations prior to Amtrak. We also review Amtrak’s summer at Grand Central Terminal, Chicago Transit Authority’s 70th anniversary celebrations, and more in the 4th Quarter 2017 issue of Passenger Train Journal!

Current Issue

Vol. 41, No. 4 (2017-4), Issue No. 273


Amtrak’s Summer of Grand Central

by Marc Glucksman — Amtrak for a time returns to the hallowed halls of New York’s Grand Central Terminal. How it worked and might have to work again.

Autumn Express 2017: Hudson River Loop

by Chris Jagodzinski — Amtrak’s Autumn Express for 2017 hugged both shores of the Hudson River.

An Amtrek

by Karl Zimmermann — New York–Washington–Chicago–Portland–Seattle: It could be better, it could be worse.

My Life at Amtrak–Part 3

by Ira Silverman — New equipment, new ideas, and new names change the face of Amtrak.

Seaboard Coast Line Passenger Service

by W. Reid Adams — Unlike Penn Central and Burlington Northern, a merger that worked well for passengers.

Chicago Transit Authority at 70

by Lou Gerard — A colorful history, a variety of operating venues, and constant change make this transit system one of the most fascinating.


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 & CEO

Window on the World/Kevin McKinney

LeisureRail/Ted and Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hour/Kevin McKinney

Capitol Unlimited/Jim Matthews

Mail, Express, and L.C.L.

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