Rail PHOTOS of the Year, another look

By Russ Jackson, RailPAC website Editor
The photos below represent the many of MY PHOTOS that appeared on this site during 2007. They are worth a second look! My thanks to the other contributing photographers this year, including Noel Braymer, Mike Palmer, Mike Barnbaum, and Bob Snow.

PHOTO OF THE YEAR

The Deming, New Mexico Amtrak [...]

POLAR EXPRESS at the Rail Museum

A Trip Report! By Robert F. Mac Donald
The California State Rail Museum ushered in the 2007 holiday season with cookies and hot chocolate. To the delight of kids, young and old, they were invited on board the Museum’s “Polar Express” at the old Central Pacific Depot in “Old Town” Sacramento, CA.

This “Polar [...]

California Amtrak Stats for November

From Capitol Corridor Managing Director Gene Skoropowski
We have just received the November 2007 stats from Amtrak, the second month of the FY08 federal fiscal year.

For the Capitol Corridor, the ridership and revenue numbers again show continue substantial growth. There was also substantial ridership growth on the San Joaquins, and continued modest growth [...]

Rail PHOTOS for the Christmas-Holiday season

From around California and one that’s a bit different!
With MANY GREETINGS of the season from the RailPAC Officers, Directors, and editorial staff.

The California State Rail Museum in Sacramento greets 2007 Christmastime visitors with decorated locomotive 1915 as they enter. (Russ Jackson photo)

The 1992 Chistmas tree at Los Angeles Union Station is one of [...]

Pacific Surfliner – A failing service

Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
24 November, 2007
LOSSAN OTP, AND SCHEDULE ISSUES AND STRATEGIES
COMMENTS ON DRAFT MEMO AND ON MEMO FROM JONATHAN HUTCHISON, AMTRAK
The omissions from these documents are as significant as the content.

As I have mentioned before to the LOSSAN TAC and to the LOSSAN Board, there is no such thing as [...]

Amtrak Long Distance November On Time Performance

The Western trains with PHOTOS! (Don’t all Amtrak trains look alike?)

Reported by Russ Jackson

Here’s our follow-up to the articles we’ve written for the Review and posted on RailPAC.ORG the past few months regarding Amtrak On Time Performance for the western long distance trains. As usual we check the performance at intermediate stations, [...]

Two California rail officials receive Amtrak honors!

Amtrak Honored Caltrans Rail Chief William Bronte and the Capitol Corridor’s Eugene Skoropowski with its prestigious President’s Service and Safety Award.

Also honored was Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA).
Recipients in the State Partner category “must demonstrate extraordinary and creative efforts in developing resources to preserve and expand rail [...]