1st QUARTER 2022: In this issue, we take a ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad as they celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2022. Kevin McKinney explores Michigan’s passenger corridors, while Robert Schmidt examines the 1971 wreck of the City of New Orleans. All this and more in the 2022-1 issue of Passenger Train Journal!

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Vol. 46, No. 1 (2022-1)
Issue No. 290


PTJ Rides the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

by Mike Schafer — This railroad has a long history in terms of passenger trains serving metro St. Louis and welcomes “rare mileage” collectors.

The Michigan Corridors and Beyond–Part 1

by Kevin McKinney — In our ongoing coverage of North American rail passenger corridors, here’s an updated history of Amtrak’s Chicago–Detroit/Grand Rapids/Port Huron routes.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

by Karl Zimmermann — This spectacular former Denver & Rio Grande Western narrowgauge line celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.

The Wreck of the City of New Orleans

by Robert P. Schmidt — Amtrak was less than two months old when the newborn carrier experienced its first major wreck. For want of a simple nail, ten lives were lost.

Jonesy’s Big Adventure—Part 2

by Mark Jones — In this second installment of Mark Jones’ career with Amtrak, readers will join him on some of his early runs as a dining-car waiter and car attendant.

Trip Report: North Carolina north to New York and south to Tampa

by Kevin McKinney — PTJ’s founder travels to Washington and New York as well as to Tampa starting on Amtrak’s 50th birthday.


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

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