Vol. 43, No. 3 (2019-3)
Issue No. 280
A Passenger Special Like No Other
by Joe Petric — Union Pacific’s newly restored “Big Boy” steam locomotive wowed railroad aficionados and the public alike.
In the Catbird Seat
by Karl Zimmermann — The dream of a lifetime—a cab ride on the world’s largest steam locomotive—comes true.
Nashville’s Music City Star, a Journey of Survival
by Ralcon Wagner — The only commuter-rail operation in the Volunteer State, the Star has become a welcome addition serving downtown Nashville.
Amtrak’s PTC Triple Play
by Al Dicenso — Positive Train Control Amtrak style is explained.
Building the Future: Amtrak’s Acela II Trains
by Mike Schafer — PTJ takes readers on a tour through Alstom’s huge shop facility at Hornell, N.Y., for a look at the next generation of high-speed Acela trains for the Northeast Corridor.
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
by Dale W. Brown — One man’s retrospect on a wonderful trip to Argentina to step back into time riding steam-powered passenger trains.
Rails Around the Northeast
by Joseph M. Calisi — A “new” Penn Station continues to emerge, and other news from New York area.
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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