The future of Amtrak was guaranteed with the passing of the Amtrak Improvement Act of 1973. In addition, the energy crisis and the support of the Nixon Administration have added to the importance of Amtrak. As a result new cars have been ordered and some will become available in 1975. Two basic designs will be used; a Metroliner style for inter-city service and a bi-level design for long haul routes. The French turbo has also been accepted as part of the Amtrak plan. Considerable improvement remains to be done in train service and in improving the working relation with the railways. But given time, Amtrak will be successful.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 62-66
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM