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 […]

Rail PHOTOS for November

The Sprinter; The Sacramento RT; and A Metrolink locomotive in need.

Oceanside and Folsom in these photos.

A Sprinter trainset is at the Amtrak/Sprinter station in Oceanside. Testing of the line is in progress toward a December 28 dedication and opening of service. (Noel Braymer photo)

A Sprinter at the new Oceanside Transit Center […]

Another close call and Metrolink comes through again

Editorial by Noel T. Braymer
On a wet Friday October 12th night we relearned how vulnerable California’s transportation system is. In a truck by-pass tunnel underneath the I-5 freeway one truck hit another truck which created a chain reaction causing several trucks to catch fire. The good news was “only” three people were killed. Working feverishly […]

Well we made it!!! A trip report on the Coast Starlight, the Cascades, and the Empire Builder

Travel was from Los Angeles to Portland on October 15-16, then Portland to Seattle on October 17, and Seattle to Spokane October 18, 2007. Here are some notes about our “little” journey, with a few comments about the California Zephyr, too!
By John Dornoff, RailPAC/InterMountainRail Associate Director

Our Coast Starlight ended up arriving in Portland […]