3rd QUARTER 2017: John Kilbride recalls Pennsylvania Railroad’s South Wind to Florida, while Marc Glucksman and Mike Schafer cover the “Joliet Rocket” NKP 765 excursion to Chicago LaSalle Street Station. Joe Calisi helps us sort out the “Summer From Hell” in regards to Amtrak’s emergency repairs at Penn Station in New York City. All this and more in the #rd Quarter 2017 issue of Passenger Train Journal!

Current Issue

Vol. 41, No. 3 (2017-3), Issue No. 272


Gotham News Round-up

by Joe Calisi — New York City is in the news these days in the realm of rail passenger service. We provide readers with a slice of the current problems and perils of passenger railroading in the Big Apple.

The Joliet Rocket

by Marc Glucksman with Mike Schafer — Nickel Plate Road steam returns to Chicago’s La Salle Street Station for the first time in close to 60 years.

Three Tickets to Pittsburgh

by Bennett Levin — How to win friends and influence state representatives.

The South Wind

by John Kilbride — The Pennsylvania Railroad’s oddball train that went north and south instead of east and west.

Asian Insights

by Kevin J. Holland — How rail transit keeps people moving in Hong Kong and Nagasaki.

My Life at Amtrak–Part 2

by Ira Silverman — A teamlike atmosphere fosters the growth of new ideas and projects—such as Auto Train—at a young Amtrak.

Expanding Passenger Rail in the Pine Tree State

by Richard Rudolph — Rail Users’ Network shares with readers upcoming projects for improved intercity, regional, and commuter services, in this issue focusing on southern Maine


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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