Report by Noel T. Braymer Train 571 left San Diego on time at 10:35 A.M. from San Diego on Saturday October 24, 2009. But by the time the train got to San Clemente around 11:40 the brakes locked up on Continue reading What happened on the weekend of October 24-25 on the Surfliners?
Editorial By Noel T. Braymer What rail passengers want is very simple. They want trains that are clean, comfortable, safe and convenient. Convenient means trains that run on time at times people want to travel and arrive at times they Continue reading The Never Ending Battle for Truth, Justice and Rational Rail Service
Reported by Mike Barnbaum, RailPAC Associate Director, Sacramento. NOTE: See a RailPAC photo report on Gene Skoropowski’s Capitol Corridor career on this site. (NOTE: Thanks to BART/CCJPB for the photo of David Kutrosky) The 74th meeting of the Capitol Corridor Continue reading CCJPB November Meeting Report; Farewell to Gene Skoropowski, Welcome to David Kutrosky (photo)
Commentary by Paul Dyson I have previously quoted New Zealand scientist Ernest Rutherford, “We had no money so we had to think”, and this struck a chord with a lot of readers. Regardless of the field of human endeavor to Continue reading WE ARE DEEPER IN DEBT, SO WE MUST THINK EVEN HARDER
January 23, 1999 Report by Steve Grande of Trainweb Today the Rail Passenger Association of California (RailPAC) held its 19th annual meeting/luncheon at the Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant here in Fullerton, next to the Amtrak station. Speaking to the capacity Continue reading 1999 RailPAC Annual Meeting in photos!
Picture report by Russ Jackson Photos by the writer unless otherwise indicated. The rail advocacy community was disappointed to learn that Gene Skoropowski would be retiring from parent organization BART and his position as Managing Director of the Capitol Corridor Continue reading GENE SKOROPOWSKI . . . in RailPAC photos
Reported by Eugene K. Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority October 2009 ridership numbers across the nation are beginning to show a ‘closing of the gap’. During this first month of the new fiscal year, the Capitol Corridor Continue reading CA Corridors stats for October, 2009
Comments and PHOTOS By Russ Jackson, website editor Round trip from Ft. Worth to Oklahoma City on the Heartland Flyer September 30 and October 2, 2009. The Ft. Worth, Texas Intermodal station is a busy place, what with Amtrak’s Texas Continue reading Trip PHOTO Report: On the Heartland Flyer: Nothing to complain about!
PHOTOS . . . and Commentary by Russ Jackson . . . November, 2009. . . . An important observation by RailPAC Sacramento Director, Marcia Johnston: On October 16 I stopped at the Davis Amtrak station to check out the Continue reading Tracking Rail News . . .
Reported by Chris Flescher, RailPAC, Salinas New developments from Soledad, the Coast Daylight, Castroville, and a Projects update. Presentation from City of Soledad representatives Soledad is planning to buy some land from the UP railroad for a future station. Soledad Continue reading TAMC October Meeting Report