1st Quarter 2023: In this issue we explore what it means to restore passenger service on lines that haven’t seen a train in generations, while Karl Zimmermann recalls train travel in the era of the Rail Travel Card. Mark Jones recalls memorable trips as a service attendant on Amtrak, and we take a ride on the Hiwassee Loop operated by Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. All this and more in the First Quarter 2023 issue of Passenger Train Journal!
Amtrak Eyes Expansion in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas
Amtrak is partnering with the Southern Rail Commission to apply for federal funds to study an expansion of the Crescent from Mississippi to Louisana and Texas.
Jonesey’s Big Adventure: Part 6
A first trip as Service Attendant on Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited, and a trip on Chicago & North Western’s business train.
Trip Report: Hiwassee Loop
A scenic ride over the former Louisville & Nashville “Hook and Eye Line” operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.
Credit Where Credit was Due
Sampling the last years of pre-Amtrak passenger trains with the Rail Travel Card; a convenient way to pay for travel expenses.
Back on Track
Restoring passenger service after abandonment can mean different things to different people as passenger stations are put back on the map.