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Amtrak funding in play... Dining on the world's rails... FDR's secret train... more

Amtrak Funding: Rail advocates to Congress: Don't cut Amtrak funding [thehill.com]

Amtrak Funding: Amtrak overhaul approved by House panel [poughkeepsiejournal.com]

Amtrak Funding: Don't Look Now, But the House Amtrak Bill Actually Has Some Good Ideas [streetsblog.org]

Amtrak Funding: Amtrak Bill Strikes Tough, Yet Bipartisan, Tone [nationaljournal.com]

Dinner Trains Around the World [wsj.com]

FDR's 'secret' train at Grand Central [chron.com]

Korea: Train ride to the DMZ [koreatimes.co.kr]

UK: Belles & Whistles: Five Journeys Through Time on Britain's Trains [theguardian.com]

End of the line for Europe's iconic night trains? [theguardian.com]


Latest News Links

Amtrak Funding: Rail advocates to Congress: Don't cut Amtrak funding [thehill.com]

Amtrak Funding: Amtrak overhaul approved by House panel [poughkeepsiejournal.com]

Amtrak Funding: Don't Look Now, But the House Amtrak Bill Actually Has Some Good Ideas [streetsblog.org]

Amtrak Funding: Amtrak Bill Strikes Tough, Yet Bipartisan, Tone [nationaljournal.com]

Korea: Train ride to the DMZ [koreatimes.co.kr]

Miami yearns for streetcar's return [miamitodaynews.com]

The cult of the Amtrak Quiet Car [fortune.com]

Exploring the Art Along Detroit's People Mover [citylab.com]

Seattle First Hill streetcar launch inches closer [railwayage.com]

Don't Look Now, But the House Amtrak Bill Actually Has Some Good Ideas [streetsblog.org]

Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System [citylab.com]

How San Francisco Is Designing Its Metro Train of the Future [citylab.com]

Next Up For Brooklyn, an Urban Gondola [citylab.com]

Sydney's rapid transit trains to run every four minutes [commbank.com.au]

US: Poll shows 68 percent want more transit spending [thehill.com]

Colorado: Georgetown train also gives you a cool look at mining's past [latimes.com]

Amtrak funding hearing set for Wednesday [thehill.com]

FDR's 'secret' train at Grand Central [chron.com]

Baltimore-DC High Speed Train Secures $5bn in Funding [archinect.com]

Japan: 50 years of the bullet train [telegraph.co.uk]

Canberra's $750m light rail line gets final go ahead [smh.com.au]

With bullet trains as a new Silk Road, China tightens embrace of its restless West [helsinkitimes.fi]

Train service from Islamabad to all major cities of country demanded [nation.com.pk]

A life of luxury, all thanks to French trains [my.telegraph.co.uk]

California: Discoveries: Sugar Pine Railroad ride is crazy good fun [sacbee.com]

Queensland: Second tourist train touted between Cairns and Kuranda [cairnspost.com.au]

Morocco: A day on a train [moroccoworldnews.com]

Dinner Trains Around the World [wsj.com]

Australia: An epic train journey [stuff.co.nz]

UK: Belles & Whistles: Five Journeys Through Time on Britain's Trains [theguardian.com]

End of the line for Europe's iconic night trains? [theguardian.com]

Travelling with kids: A clever train of thought on a British rail journey [thenational.ae]

Semi-high speed train covers Agra-Delhi route in 103 minutes [indiatimes.com]

The Top 5 Train Journeys to Take in India [aluxurytravelblog.com]

Amtrak readies 'Great Dome' car for six-week run on Adirondack service [progressiverailroading.com]

Follow Me: A sentimental journey on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad [ruidosonews.com]

Riding Beijing's subway end to end: 55mi of queues and crushes on a 35˘ ticket [theguardian.com]

A short history of world metro systems ­ in pictures [theguardian.com]

A grand journey from Stockholm to Copenhagen on an Orient Express trip into a lost golden era [dailymail.co.uk]

Why the People in Charge of Transit Systems Should Be Required to Actually Ride Transit [citylab.com]

High-speed Shinkansen train raced to its place in Japanese culture [chicagotribune.com]

Amtrak Guest Rewards Members Earn Double Points [travelpulse.com]

Transformative transit: a look at Ottawa [edmontonjournal.com]

East Japan Railway targets Californian high speed contracts [railwaygazette.com]

Heritage railroad offers scenic ride through Arizona's Verde Canyon [reviewjournal.com]

Thousands of migrants fleeing bloodshed in Syria pass through Milan's central station in hope of finding safety in Europe [independent.co.uk]

Train station's amusing tribute to Joan Rivers [itv.com]

Switzerland's Golden Pass: Three train trips in one [commdiginews.com]

Review: Los Angeles Metro Art Tour [neontommy.com]

The rail thing: from Venice to Scandinavia on the Orient Express [standard.co.uk]

Pullman Rail Journeys Launching Chicago-to-Madison Run For First Time in 44 Years [travelpulse.com]

Iowa: Dinner Train Survival — Tale of Two Trains [whotv.com]


Recent News Links

Backers of high-speed 'maglev' train to Washington claim $5 billion in funding [baltimoresun.com]

Kenya: Construction of Mombasa high speed railway to start in October [coastweek.com]

Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit [citylab.com]

How Should Streetcars and Bikes Interact? [streetsblog.org]

Dubai gives high five to Metro [gulfnews.com]

Deccan Odyssey gets on popularity track, to extend holiday tours from October [indiatimes.coms]

How to Navigate Los Angeles Without a Car [cntraveler.com]

Riding the Russian Rails: Traveling aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway [heraldextra.com]

Eurail and Grimaldi Lines' Ferries Offer Discounts [travelpulse.com]

China inaugurates new rail-lines in Tibet [thehindu.com]

A New Penn Station Wing for Amtrak in New York May Be Closer Than We Thought [citylab.com]

Sacramento light rail headed off to college [sacbee.com]

England: Bluebell Railway extension attracts thousands more visitors [bbc.com]

The overnight train in Spain [ft.com]

Chengdu-Shanghai High-Speed Train - Guide and Review [gochengdoo.com]

My best train journey in France [connexionfrance.com]

France ­ Germany HS services carry 10 millionth passenger [railjournal.com]

Delivering Korea's railway vision [railjournal.com]

Downtown Miami's "Grand Central" Station Will Change It All [miami.curbed.com]

The enduring allure of steam trains: A nostalgic journey back in time [cnn.com]

Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad [chattanoogan.com]

Ride the Amtrak Downeaster along Maine's coast [bostonherald.com]


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