3rd Quarter 2023: The Alaska Railroad celebrates its centennial, and photographer Frank Keller takes us on a tour of passenger railroading in The Last Frontier. Carl Graves recalls his first encounter with Kansas City Southern’s reborn business train, while Ron Cady recalls New York Central’s seasonal resort service to northern Michigan. All this and more in the 3rd Quarter 2023 issue of Passenger Train Journal!

Current Issue

Vol. 47, No. 2 (2023-3)
Issue No. 296


Journal spotlight

36 passenger trains a day on Florida East Coast! • VIA Rail Canada completes Budd HEP fleet testing program.

Alaska 2023

by Frank Keller — Positive outlook as Alaska Railroad marks its centennial year.

Alaska Railroad’s Whittier Shuttle

by Bill Anderson — A look back at America’s first “auto train.”

Black Beauties

by Carl Graves — Close encounters with Kansas City Southern’s business train.

The Michigan Timberliner

by Ron Cady — New York Central’s seasonal train from Detroit to Mackinaw City.

Morocco’s Al Boraq

by Jeff Lunden — Africa’s first high-speed rail line.

The Amtrak Diaries, Part 8

by Mark W. Jones — Memories of becoming a Lead Service Attendant.


On the Point/Editorial by Kevin J. Holland

The Journal/News compiled by Kevin McKinney

North American Intercity/Kevin McKinney

Window on the World/Kevin McKinney

Rail Users’ Network/Richard Rudolph, PhD, Rail Users’ Network

Capitol Unlimited/Jim Mathews, Rail Passengers Association

Rush Hour/Kevin McKinney and Scott Ornstein

Transport Action Canada/Terence Johnson, Transport Action Canada

Mail, Express, and L.C.L./letters from our readers

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