Assembling Amtrak

Joy, Stewart
March 2005
Trains;Mar2005, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p70
Discusses the development of Amtrak, the U.S. government-owned passenger train system. Threat posed by passenger trains to freight operations; Information on why Southern Railway had decided not to join the operation of Amtrak; Views of managers on the development of Amtrak in the 1970s.


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