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America's Risky Rails

Anyone who has boarded an Amtrak train since Sept. 11, 2001, must wonder how long the delusion can last. How easy it is to waltz into a teeming station 10...

The End of the Line for Amtrak?

The news that Amtrak president George Warrington is stepping down to run New Jersey Transit is a serious blow, and it comes at a particularly bad time as the...

Please. Somebody Derail Amtrak

Stop the trains. I want to get off. Amtrak is a disaster. A squeaking, rumbling, stopping-for-no-good-reason failure of a national rail service. How do I...

Is This Any Way To Run A Railroad?

Judging by the gaggle of travelers pouring onto trains over the Thanksgiving holiday, you might think that Amtrak is finally enjoying a smooth ride. But you...

Amtrak's Last Train

As the Acela Express zooms along the New England coastline at up to 150 m.p.h., bare trees and backyards flying by, it's hard to believe that the nation's first...

I'd Love to Love Amtrak — But It's Hard

When I was small enough to find the entire experience extremely exciting, my parents took my brother and me on the Autotrain — from somewhere in northern...

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