4th QUARTER 2018: Karl Zimmermann offers his praise for the durable Amtrak Amfleet cars, while Tom Carver takes us aboard the White River Rocket celebrating the 50th anniversary of PTJ’s founding. All this and more in the 2018-3 issue of Passenger Train Journal! Elbert Simon explores the end of Pullman operations at the end of the 1960s, and Andrew McBride takes a closer look at Union Pacific’s streamliner advertising. All this and more in the 4th Quarter 2018 issue of Passenger Train Journal!

Current Issue

Vol. 42, No. 4 (2018-4)
Issue No. 277


Assessing the Situation and Praising Amfleet

by Karl Zimmermann — Reporting on Amtrak’s “fresh and contemporary” food services. Plus, an overdue tribute to Amtrak’s stalwart Amfleet coaches.

All Aboard the White River Rocket

by Tom Carver — Passenger Train Journal concludes its 50th Anniversary celebration with a special train for readers and staffers.

North Carolina’s Successful “Alternative” Approach

by Kevin Mckinney — The Tar Heel State has done its homework and gets an “A” on a wisely planned and executed regional passenger-rail system.

Pullman Goes to Sleep

by Elbert Simon — The closing of Pullman Company operations in August, 1968 marked the loss of an institution that had been serving the traveling public since the late 1800s.

The Union Pacific Streamliner Era in Advertising: 1933-1964

by Andrew Mcbride — UP’s passenger-train magazine advertisements from the 1930s into the 1960s were in a class of their own.

Events in the Tri-State Region

by Joseph M. Calisi — A new section of our Rush Hour commuter and transit report focuses on the metro New York City 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 & CEO

Window on the World/Kevin McKinney

LeisureRail/Ted and Sylvia Blishak

Rush Hour/Kevin McKinney

Capitol Unlimited/Jim Matthews

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