1st QUARTER 2021: We visit Amtrak’s new gateway to New York City nearly three decades in the making, taking a tour of the dramatic and spacious Moynihan Train Hall. PTJ founder and columnist Kevin McKinney recalls some of his postwar and pre-Amtrak train trips, while Jeff Hirsh continues with Part Two of his feature on the pre-Amtrak operations in and around Cincinnati Union Terminal. Our TrailBlazer feature takes us to Central Pennsylvania, and a trip around historic Horseshoe Curve. All this and more in the 2021-1 issue of Passenger Train Journal!

Current Issue

Vol. 45, No. 1 (2021-1)
Issue No. 286


Moynihan Train Hall Opens

by Marc Glucksman — After years of controversy, planning, and finally rebuilding, what had been New York City’s Farley Post Office Building has been transformed into Moynihan Train Hall—a stunning tribute to the original Penn Station razed in 1963 that now provides Amtrak and New Jersey Transit passenger an open, airy place to await trains.

Intercity: The Trains We Rode

by Kevin McKinneyPTJ founder Kevin McKinney looks back on the trains he rode growing up in the 1950s and 1960s—the last hurrah for traditional passenger train travel.

Passenger Trains of Cincinnati–Part 2

by Jeff Hirsh — The heyday of American passenger trains—particularly those that served the City of Cincinnati—are covered in this second (of three) installments of pre-Amtrak trains of the Queen City.

Trail Blazer to South Central Pennsylvania

by Mike Schafer — PTJ takes you to Altoona and environs, including “World Famous Horseshoe Curve,” Cresson, and Gallitzin and its Gallitzin Tunnels. Looking for a multi-faceted getaway destination as COVID 19 clears? Hop on the Pennsylvanian and check this one out.

Rail User’s Network: Will Passenger Rail Ever Return to Rockford and Dubuque?

by Richard Rudolph — Return to Rockford, Ill., and Dubuque, Iowa? The latest news involving the twisted, ongoing, multi-year saga of re-establishing passenger service between Chicago and the State of Illinois’ second-largest urban area—and perhaps beyond to Dubuque, Iowa.


On The Point/Editorial by Mike Schafer

The Journal/Compiled by Kevin McKinney

North American Intercity/Kevin McKinney

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

Rail User’s Network/Richard Rudolph

Passenger Train Journal

Subscribe to Passenger Train Journal!