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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 32, 2002-06-28

June 28th, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 32 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

June 28, 2002
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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 31, 2002-06-21

June 21st, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 31 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

June 21, 2002
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The “Invisible Hand”

June 3rd, 2002 Comments off

by Andrew C. Selden, Minneapolis, MN

Too many rail advocates, private individuals and public sector employees alike, hobble the advancement of rail passenger service in the U.S. by viewing trains from a classic socialist point of view: rail passenger service should be (“must be”) provided in any given market by a single provider, using other peoples’ money, applied through a centralized planning and administrative process. Lip service is paid to consumer preference, but infrequently and grudgingly. The planners “know” that rail is “good” and they know where and how it is best deployed.

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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 30, 2002-05-24

May 24th, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 30 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

May 24, 2002

It’s Friday, May 24th, the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer for many. Don’t forget, it’s also only seven months from today until Christmas Eve! Read more…

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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 29, 2002-05-10

May 10th, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 29 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

May 10, 2002

We’re in the middle of the Stan Bagley’s term as President of Amtrak. Mr. Bagley, who is normally known as an Executive Vice President, has the top spot during the transition between the departed Mr. Warrington and Mr. Gunn’s official arrival next week on the 15th. So far, Mr. Bagley’s presidency seems to be without incident. Best wishes to him during his term in office. Read more…

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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 28, 2002-05-03

May 3rd, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 28 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

May 03, 2002

Many thanks to those who inquired about me during my illness in April. The doctor informs me that I will be on a very reduced schedule for the next period of time, but he’s now smiling at me instead of frowning. Tests that have been completed have shown no complications. Read more…

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British Railway Nationalisation and Privatisation

April 20th, 2002 Comments off

by Dennis McDonald

During the Second World War the British Government took control of the nation’s railways. The first priority was to assist the war effort, and primary function of the railways became to shift men, equipment, or materials to achieve this. Civilian trains did however still run, both passenger and freight, and attempts were made to provide as normal a service as possible to the public.

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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 27, 2002-04-15

April 15th, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 27 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

April 15, 2002
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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 26, 2002-04-05

April 5th, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 26 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

April 05, 2002
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This Was The Week That Was, Vol. II No. 25, 2002-04-03

April 3rd, 2002 Comments off

Volume II Number 25 – This Was The Week That Was – An Amtrak Saga

April 03, 2002
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