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Amtrak trains during the holidays: Passenger railroad faces ridership surge, equipment constraints — from Trains

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

Chart of the day: Amtrak’s officially getting a massive cash boost — from NBC News

Can Amtrak really leave us stranded and refuse our refund request, too? — from Elliott Advocacy

Amtrak expansion in infrastructure bill to connect Dayton to Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus — from WHIO

Amtrak is getting part of $66 billion for rail from the infrastructure bill, but the agency is already debuting new trains that will take travelers across the US — from Insider

Take a ride through history on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad — from KATU

I paid $500 extra to upgrade my room on a 30-hour Amtrak ride, and I thought the additional 20 square feet was worth every penny — from Insider

I spent $500 for a 20-square-foot room on a 30-hour Amtrak ride, where no space was left unused. Take a look inside — from Insider

‘You’ll be changed forever by this journey’: readers’ favourite rail trips — from The Guardian

New U.S. Rail Service Could Be Coming to a Town Near You — from Afar

Cascades Service to Resume on the Point Defiance Bypass — from Amtrak

Amtrak ‘Winter Park Express’ set to return in January — from Trains

How Amtrak Train Travel Could Grow Under Infrastructure Bill — from Yahoo! Finance

Amtrak CEO outlines plans for spending $66 billion from infrastructure funding — from NBC News

Amtrak’s First New Acela Train Leaves Factory — from Jalopnick

Amtrak service to Canadian cities remains on hold — from Trains

I spent $1,000 to have a room to myself on a 30-hour Amtrak ride, and it’s the only way I’d ever travel long distance by train again — from Insider

I spent 60 hours on Amtrak trains with a carry-on bag and a backpack. Here are 7 things I regret not packing and 9 items I’m glad I brought — from Insider

Luxury Train Travel: 6 Trips to Book for 2022 — from AFAR

News Photo: Amtrak Chargers testing in Michigan — from Trains

Heading up the SoCal coast? Amtrak expands Surfliner service out of San Diego — from The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Dining Car Will Soon Return to Amtrak Trains — from Southern Living via Yahoo! News

The Return of the American Rail Dining Car — from Eater

News photo: Amtrak Chargers on the move — from Trains

Why the U.S. needs to get on track with high-speed rail — from GreenBiz

For Rail Buffs: Chinese-built 2-10-2 makes last runs in Iowa before entering storage — from Trains

Brightline West: It’s not just a high-speed train to Victorville — from Las Vegas Review-Journal

I spent 30 hours on an Amtrak from NYC to Miami. Here are 11 ways I made the long ride more bearable — from Insider

Two California Amtrak corridors to add trains, adjust schedules — from Trains

2 historic locomotives headed back home to Ely, Nevada — from Associated Press

Nevada Northern receives $10 million grant to extend route — from Trains

How Amtrak Trains Became One Retired Traveler’s Sanctuary During the Pandemic — from Travel + Leisure

News photos: Amtrak Phase III heritage unit debuts — from Trains

This Train Trip Takes You Through the Arctic Circle Under the Midnight Sun — from Yahoo! Life

I took a 52-hour train ride from Chicago to California. Here are 12 things that surprised me the most — from Insider

Virginia expands Amtrak service to downtown Richmond — from The Washington Post

Pennsylvania: Amtrak aims to add routes, frequencies; raise speeds — from Trains

Ride The Amtrak Through Georgia’s Small Towns And Mountains For Just $25 — from Only In Your State

Meet the U.S. Tourists Who Only Travel by Train — Condé Nast Traveler

6 Beautiful National Parks You Can Explore Via Amtrak — from Travel + Leisure

California Zephyr: Amtrak’s legendary passenger train — from Trains

I took a 52-hour train ride from Chicago to California. Here are 10 of the best parts of the trip — from Yahoo! News

7 Best Amtrak Travel Packages for Visiting Coastal Cities and National Parks — from Condé Nast Traveler

A big bet on Amtrak — from The Week

Another half-off Amtrak flash sale, but act fast — from WTOP

Luxury Train Line Now Operating On One Of The Most Beautiful Routes In The U.S. — from Travel Awaits

8 Spectacular Fall Foliage Train Rides In The U.S. — from Travel Awaits

Viewliner II sleeping cars headed to Lake Shore Limited’s New York section — from Trains

Will Amtrak Make Fares Cheaper as Business Travel Drops? — from Governing

Coast Starlight to resume full-route operation Aug. 23 (corrected) — from Trains

I went on a 19-hour Amtrak train ride with a carry-on suitcase and a backpack. Here are 8 things I wish I’d packed and 4 items I’m glad I took — Yahoo News

10 things to know when traveling long distances by train — from Insider

Amtrak in the infrastructure bill: $66 billion in new funding, and an adjusted mandate — from The New York Times

Amtrak riders will soon be traveling on a brand-new type of locomotive that can go 125 miles per hour: Meet the ALC-42 Siemens Chargers — from Business Insider

Steve Jobs’ yacht designer has created the world’s first private luxury train that could cost more than $300 million — see inside — Business Insider

A Genius Plan for Amtrak — from Slate

Review: Amtrak reinvents ‘traditional’ dining car meals — from Trains

Western Maryland Scenic now operating Amtrak’s last dome car – from Trains

I took a 19-hour overnight Amtrak train for the first time. Here are 14 things that surprised me about the long-haul journey — from Yahoo! News

Northeast Corridor Commission releases $117 billion infrastructure plan — from Trains

I took a 19-hour overnight Amtrak train from New York to Chicago and found it wasn’t worth the $550 price tag  — from Insider

From trains to planes: Your guide to Amtrak stations at U.S. airports — from The Points Guy

I went aboard Amtrak’s new long-distance trains aiming to transform America’s languishing rail network, and now I want to take a cross-country train trip — from Insider

$350M ‘palace on rails‘ luxury train concept unveiled — from CNN Travel

Mount Shasta fire damage forces change to Amtrak Coast Starlight operations until mid-July — from Oregonian/Oregon Live

Amtrak invests $7.3 billion in new fleet of modern trains to service Northeast — from CNBC

Opinion: Should America Invest More in Amtrak? — from The New York Times

Opinion: Why ‘Amtrak Joe’ Should Pull Back on Train Funding — from The New York Times

The World’s 7 Most Luxurious Train Rides — from Travel Awaits

‘Amtrak Cascades’ to add two round trips on May 24 — from Trains

Amtrak warns freight merger could derail New England expansion plans — from Boston Globe

Amtrak comes out against rail deal, cites concerns about Baton Rouge to New Orleans passenger rail service — from The Baton Rouge Advocate

Your Amtrak points might expire on July 1: Here’s how I used 80 points to keep mine — from The Points Guy

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offering expanded service — from Paso Robles Daily News

Amtrak relaunches USA Rail Pass, a ticket that lets you travel the country for 30 days for $299 — from Business Insider

Biden wants to bring Amtrak to a Northeast commuter corridor. Will riders support it? — from NBC News

I took Amtrak for the first time since it started filling trains to capacity and it’s still my favorite way to travel the Northeast — from Business Insider

7 Best American Train Trips Less Than $100 — from BOOTSNALL

Amtrak Restores Daily Long Distance Service To East, Gulf Coasts Due To Funding From Congress — from Yahoo! Finance

Amtrak’s Kansas City to St Louis ‘River Runner’ to resume twice-daily service — from KSHB Kansas City

VIA Rail Canada annual meeting offers few forward-looking details — from Trains

Amtrak’s 15-year, $75 billion proposal includes East-West rail expansion, new round trips between Boston and Springfield — from Mass Live

Pennsylvania cities could see 15 new train round trips as part of Amtrak proposal — from Pittsburgh City Paper

America’s Amtrak moment could finally be here — from CNN Travel

Pennsylvania. cities could see 15 new round trips as part of Amtrak proposal — from the Pennsylvania Capital-Star

High-speed rail can reduce congestion crisis — from the Register-Guard

We Rode Amtrak’s California Zephyr Train Across Colorado. Here’s What We Saw And Who We Met — from Colorado Public Radio

Amtrak loses money on long-distance routes like the Empire Builder, but passengers say they offer a service worth investing in — from The Spokesman-Review

As Biden Pushes Major Rail Investments, Amtrak’s 2035 Map Has People Talking– from NPR

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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