One Good Turn Deserves Another … Or Problems Multiply.
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One Good Turn Deserves Another … Or Problems Multiply.

It takes time to turn a train. By that, I mean doing everything that needs to be done to the consist when it arrives at its final destination to get it ready to start out on its return trip. The train must literally be turned around. Then it’s cleaned. Trash receptacles are emptied, carpets vacuumed,…

Amtrak Has Lots of Choices for a Cross Country Train Ride.
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Amtrak Has Lots of Choices for a Cross Country Train Ride.

Planning an extended rail journey is always interesting and fun. At least it is for me. There are several factors to consider: cost is a big one, of course, and the choice of routes is always a consideration because some are more scenic than others. Amtrak long-distance trains can be late – sometimes very late…

More and More Business Travelers Are Discovering Amtrak.
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More and More Business Travelers Are Discovering Amtrak.

Yes, it’s true: trains really can effectively compete with the airlines … even for business travel. That’s already happened on the east coast where Amtrak is now carrying some 75% of the traffic between New York and Washington.  And it makes perfect sense. You get on an Acela in mid-town Manhattan and get off literally within…

Amtrak Long-Distance Trains Score Across-the-Board Increases
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Amtrak Long-Distance Trains Score Across-the-Board Increases

We keep hearing that Amtrak’s long-distance trains are in trouble, that budget hawks in Congress – specifically Republicans in the House – have their knives out and that some of these trains could be terminated. But Americans want these trains. More to the point, Americans need these trains. In fact, I have just received a…