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Amtrak is sending out free passes to visit its new flagship lounge — from The Points Guy

5 Of The Best Day Trips From Anchorage — from Travelmag

Amtrak’s money mystery – Why we don’t really know how trains perform financially — from Trains

The History of the Alaska Railroad — from Model Train Stuff

Behind Amtrak’s new locomotive designs — from Trains

Amtrak Releasing Six 50th Anniversary Commemorative Painted Locomotives — from Amtrak Media Center

Why a Winter Trip on the Alaska Railroad Is Worth It — from  Travel Pulse

European Rail Guide Predicts Revival of Train Travel on Continent — from The Independent

Amtrak asks STB to require CSX, NS to allow Gulf Coast service (updated) — from Trains

The CEO of Amtrak Thinks Americans Are Ready for Trains Again — from Slate

Amtrak to resume daily train service through Flagstaff ahead of summer — from Arizona Daily Sun

Amtrak’s now allowing pets on weekday Acela trains — from  The Points Guy

Explore Europe in luxury as the Orient Express unveils new routes — from Lonely Planet

The summer of train travel: Amtrak to restore daily service on 12 long-distance routes — from  The Points Guy

Amtrak goes all-in on dogs (and pet fares add up) — WTOP News

Brightline expansion timeline — WPTV News

Brightline preparing to restart service — WPTV News

New Orleans-Mobile Amtrak Service in Development — from Railway Age

Amtrak set to return to Gulf Coast in 2022 with 4 stops in South Mississippi — from

Maine DOT recommends relocating Portland’s Amtrak Downeaster station — from

As Brightline plans to resume service, Boca Raton remains on track for a new station — from

No agreement between Amtrak and CSX for passenger rail in Mobile — from

South Floridians are halfway to Orlando, according to Brightline Florida — from

‘Please come to Hamilton’: City urging Amtrak route expansion in Ohio — from Journal-News

5 New Train Routes We’re Excited About — from  Condé Nast Traveler

Effect of Railroads on the United States — from Thought&

COVID Relief Bill: What’s in it for Passenger Rail? — from Railway Age

VIA Rail provides flying between Toronto and Montreal a competitive alternative – especially in business class — from Distant Points

I rode on Amtrak’s Acela for the first time, and while it wasn’t the high-speed journey I expected, I can’t wait to see what’s next — from the Insider

Amtrak Proposes Plan For New Corridor Service Through Ohio —  from Eagle County Online

I ate 11 meals prepared in a tiny train kitchen during a 4-day journey across Canada, and I was blown away by how delicious they all were — from the Insider

Saving passenger trains could be a small, but real, bipartisan step — from Los Angeles Times

News Photos: Testing begins for new Amtrak cars — from Trains

3 things I wish I knew before boarding a cross-Canada train for 4 days — from the Insider

7 Coast To Coast Train Journeys You Must Experience In Your Lifetime — from Amtrak Vacations

Beautiful but eerie abandoned railway stations — from

Spain launches low-cost bullet train between Madrid and Barcelona — from CNN

Amtrak clarifies what emergency funding would mean for frequencies, furloughs — from Trains

Brightline trains are on the move in South Florida once again — without any passengers — from Miami Herald

You won’t want to miss a moment of this unforgettable and luxurious Canadian train journey –from USA Today

Renfe to launch Avlo low-cost, high-speed service in June — from International Railway Journal

Europe By Train: Five Great One-week Rail Trip Routes — from On The Luce

Analysis: Amtrak CEO Flynn sets company priorities for legislation — from Trains

New York’s new Moynihan Train Hall is dazzling but flawed. Philly should do better. — from Philadelphia Inquirer

I traveled from London to Paris on an underwater train, and I’d choose it over a flight in a heartbeat — from

News Photo: Amtrak anniversary engine — from Trains

COVID-19 has Eurostar on the railroad to ruin. But should the UK help save the French-owned company? — — from EuroNews

Crossing The Canadian Rockies Via Train Or Car: 7 Key Differences To Know — from Travel Awaits

Scenic rail journeys: 16 of the world’s greatest train journeys — from  World Travel Guide

11 Top-Rated Train Trips in the USA — from PlanetWare

In Rural Montana, a Hope That Biden Will Reopen the Rails — from New York Times

Brexit effects delay freight, could damage Eurostar service beyond repair — from Trains

Unions Petition FRA for Emergency Order — from Railway Age

Analysis: Coach sellouts hinder Amtrak long-distance travelers — from Trains

Pathway to Normalcy Remains Uncertain — from Railway Age

Moynihan Train Hall Opening Jan. 1  — from Railway Age

Aboard Amtrak’s Crescent, surprising comfort and welcome seclusion on a slow train to Mississippi — from the Washington Post

Magnificent and necessary: A salute to the Moynihan Train Hall —  from the New York Daily News

Bucket List Travel: The 15 Best US Destinations For 2021 — from Forbes magazine

NYC design group: New Amtrak train hall only a partial solution for Penn Station’s issues — from Planet Princeton

The Best Train Trips to Take Across America — from Travel & Leisure

International rail‘s overlooked stories — from Trains Magazine

Who Takes the Eurostar? Almost No One, as the Pandemic Fuels a Rail Crisis — from The New York Times

VIA’s Canadian resumes service on the shortened route — from Trains Magazine

Six of the best new train journeys in Europe for 2021 — from The Guardian

20% off all Eurail Passes … 5-day Japan discount ticket … Grand Canyon getaways — from Train Traveling

A beginner’s guide to train travel in the USA . . . — from The Man in Seat Sixty-One

America’s best train journeys, ranked — from USA Today

Switzerland-Italy train travel to be suspended amid pandemic — from KHON2 News

11 facts about trains we bet you didn’t know — from


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