19.6.03

RECOMMENDED RAILROAD READING. Latest edition of The Railway Magazine (no online content, dead trees have been good enough since 1897) shows a test train in English stagecoach yellow that needs just a touch of green to look right, shows an old idea from New England reborn in Russia, reports that railfans are now being treated as security risks at some stations, and covers a new diesel train that offers "the ambience of a traditional hauled coach within an underfloor-engined [set]." Are you listening, Amtrak? A reversible, fast, 200-passenger diesel train might be just the thing for Midwestern corridors. Hourly service, 62 minutes Chicago to Milwaukee, anyone?

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