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The Acela Express (colloquially abbreviated to Acela) is Amtrak's flagship service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeastern United States between Washington, D.C. and Boston via 14 intermediate stops including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.
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Air travel is a form of travel in vehicles such as helicopters, hot air balloons, blimps, gliders, hang gliding, parachuting, airplanes, jets, or anything else that can sustain flight.
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An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport.
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The Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) provides funding for the federal commitment to the aviation system of the United States of America through several aviation-related excise taxes.
AirTrain Newark is a 3-mile (4.8 km) monorail system connecting the terminals at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and trains at Newark Liberty International Airport Station on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), where transfers are possible to Amtrak and New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Coast Line As of 2015, the system is slated for replacement.
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Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.
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Alexander K. Kummant (born 1962) was named by Amtrak on August 29, 2006, as the railroad company's new president and chief executive officer effective September 12 of that year.
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The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
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The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, known simply as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), is a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. which researches government, politics, economics and social welfare.
American Premier Underwriters is a property and casualty insurance company which was created from the non-rail assets of Penn Central, which represented a variety of businesses, some of which were sold over the following years.
Amfleet is a fleet of single-level intercity railroad passenger cars built by the Budd Company for American company Amtrak in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Amtrak's Arrow Reservation System is used nationally in the United States by Amtrak employees to take reservations, check train status, and monitor Amtrak equipment throughout the of the Amtrak network.
Amtrak California is a brand name used by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Division of Rail on three state-supported Amtrak rail routes within the US State of California, the Capitol Corridor, the Pacific Surfliner, and the San Joaquin.
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The Amtrak Cascades is a passenger train route in the Pacific Northwest, operated by Amtrak in partnership with the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
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Amtrak Express is Amtrak's freight and shipping service.
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Amtrak has used a variety of liveries on its rolling stock since taking over intercity passenger rail service in the United States in 1971.
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The Amtrak Police Department (APD) is a railroad police agency, security organization that acts as the law enforcement arm of Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation), the government-owned passenger train system in the United States.
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Thruway Motorcoach is Amtrak's system of Amtrak-owned intercity coaches, locally contracted transit buses, through-ticketed local bus routes, and taxi services to connect Amtrak train stations to areas not served by its railroads, or stations which are disconnected temporarily due to service delays or track maintenance issues.
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Amtrak's 25 Hz traction power system is a traction power grid operated by Amtrak along the southern portion of its Northeast Corridor (NEC): the 225 route miles (362 km) between Washington, D.C. and New York City and the 104 route miles (167 km) between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Amtrak operates a 60 Hz Traction power system along the Northeast Corridor between New Haven, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts.
Andrew Mark Cuomo (born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 56th and current Governor of New York, since 2011.
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Railway companies can interact with and control others in many ways.
Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, to reside within the premises of an institution.
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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often referred to as the Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States.
The Austrian Federal Railways (German: Österreichische Bundesbahnen or ÖBB, formerly the Bundesbahn Österreich or BBÖ) is the national railway system of Austria, and the administrator of Liechtenstein's railways.
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Auto Train is an scheduled train service for passengers and their automobiles operated by Amtrak between Lorton, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), and Sanford, Florida (near Orlando).
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Auto-Train Corporation was a privately owned railroad which used its own rolling stock, and traveled on rails leased from major railroads along the route of its trains, serving central Florida from points in the Mid-Atlantic region near Washington, DC, and the Mid-West near Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1970s.
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Back Bay is an officially recognized neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
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Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.
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The Beech Grove Shops is a railway maintenance facility in Beech Grove, Indiana, outside Indianapolis.
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The Big Bayou Canot rail accident was the derailing of an Amtrak train on the CSXT Big Bayou Canot bridge in southwestern Alabama, United States, on September 22, 1993.
The BNSF Railway Company is the largest freight railroad network in North America, followed by the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in second place, its primary competitor for Western U.S. freight.
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Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
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Bourbonnais (pronounced or) is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States.
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A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.
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British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
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Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York and the 81st most populous city in the United States.
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Burbank Airport–South, referred to as Hollywood Burbank Airport by Amtrak and formerly known as Burbank–Bob Hope Airport, is an unstaffed Amtrak and Metrolink rail station at Hollywood Burbank Airport in the city of Burbank, California.
The Burlington Northern Railroad was a United States-based railroad company formed from a merger of four major U.S. railroads.
A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.
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BWI Airport station is a train station located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland near Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is an executive department of the US state of California.
The California Zephyr (the CZ, or "Silver Lady") is a passenger train operated by Amtrak between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area (at Emeryville), via Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno.
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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
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The Canadian National Railway Company (Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada) is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States.
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The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), also known formerly as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881.
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The Capitol Corridor is a 168-mile (275 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California.
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The Capitol Limited is one of two Amtrak trains connecting Washington, D.C., to Chicago, running via Pittsburgh and Cleveland (the other is the Cardinal via Cincinnati and Indianapolis).
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.
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Castleton-on-Hudson is a village located in the southwestern part of the town of Schodack in Rensselaer County, New York.
Cayce (pronounced CAY-cee) is a city in Lexington and Richland counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina, along the Congaree River.
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On February 4, 2018, the southbound Amtrak Silver Star No.
A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business centre of a city.
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Central Station was an intercity passenger terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, at the southern end of Grant Park near Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue.
Charles Wickliffe "Wick" Moorman IV (born 1953 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is an American businessman and railroader.
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Chase is an unincorporated community in eastern Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
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Chicago Union Station is a major railroad station that opened in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, replacing an earlier station built in 1881.
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The Chicago Union Station Company owns Chicago's Union Station and the approach tracks.
Christopher James Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician, former federal prosecutor, and political commentator who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018.
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The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak passenger train which operates on an overnight schedule between Chicago and New Orleans.
Classification of railway accidents, both in terms of cause and effect, is a valuable aid in studying rail (and other) accidents to help to prevent similar ones occurring in the future.
The Coast Starlight is a passenger train operated by Amtrak on the West Coast of the United States.
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A codeshare agreement, also known as codeshare, is an aviation business arrangement in which two or more airlines share the same flight.
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Common stock is a form of corporate equity ownership, a type of security.
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (often referred to as CTDOT or ConnDOT) is responsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways in the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Conrail, the Consolidated Rail Corporation,, was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeastern United States between 1976 and 1999, when its routes were split between the CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway.
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The contiguous United States or officially the conterminous United States consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. on the continent of North America.
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CSX Transportation is a Class I railroad operating in the eastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
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David L. Gunn (born 21 June 1937) is a transportation system administrator who has headed several significant railroads and transit systems in North America.
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Dearborn Station (also referred to as Polk Street Station) was the oldest of the six intercity train stations serving downtown Chicago, Illinois.
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Deferred maintenance is the practice of postponing maintenance activities such as repairs on both real property (i.e. infrastructure) and personal property (i.e. machinery) in order to save costs, meet budget funding levels, or realign available budget monies.
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Delta Air Lines, Inc., commonly referred to as Delta, is a major United States airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Derek Tai-Ching Kan is an American business executive and government official who currently serves as the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
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Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company.
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The Dickey-Wicker Amendment is the name of an appropriation bill rider attached to a bill passed by United States Congress in 1995, and signed by former President Bill Clinton, which prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from using appropriated funds for the creation of human embryos for research purposes or for research in which human embryos are destroyed.
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The Downeaster is a regional passenger train service, managed by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA, created by the State of Maine), and operated by Amtrak.
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DuPont is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States.
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The East River Tunnels are 4 single-track railroad tunnels that extend from the eastern end of Pennsylvania Station under 32nd and 33rd Streets in Manhattan and cross the East River to Long Island City in Queens.
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Elaine Lan Chao (born March 26, 1953) is the 18th and current United States Secretary of Transportation.
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Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) is an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, locomotive products and diesel engines for the rail industry.
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An electronic ticket (commonly abbreviated as e-ticket) is the digital ticket equivalent of a paper ticket.
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The Empire Builder is an Amtrak long-distance passenger train that operates daily between Chicago andvia two sections west of SpokaneSeattle and Portland. Introduced in 1929, it was the flagship passenger train of the Great Northern Railway and its successor, the Burlington Northern, and was retained by Amtrak when it took over intercity rail service in 1971. The end-to-end travel time of the route is 45–46 hours for an average speed of about, though the train travels as fast as over the majority of the route. It is Amtrak's busiest long-distance route.
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The Empire Corridor is a term used to refer to the approximately railroad corridor between Niagara Falls, New York and New York City, including the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Schenectady and Albany.
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The Empire Service is a higher-speed train service operated by Amtrak within the state of New York in the United States.
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).
A fiscal year (or financial year, or sometimes budget year) is the period used by governments for accounting and budget purposes, which vary between countries.
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A for-profit corporation is an organization which aims to earn profit through its operations and is concerned with its own interests, unlike those of the public (non-profit corporation).
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Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.
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Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (January 23, 1924 June 3, 2013) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from New Jersey as a member of the Democratic Party.
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Fred Weiderhold is the former Inspector General of Amtrak and was a 35-year veteran of the agency.
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A frequent-flyer program (FFP) is a loyalty program offered by an airline.
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The Gateway Program (originally Gateway Project) is the planned phased expansion and renovation of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail line between Newark, New Jersey, and New York City, New York.
General Electric Genesis (officially trademarked GENESIS) is a series of passenger diesel locomotives produced by GE Transportation, a subsidiary of General Electric.
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General Mitchell International Airport is a civil-military airport five miles (8 km) south of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.
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George David Warrington (September 19, 1952 – December 24, 2007) was an American transportation official, who served New Jersey Transit for 28 years, latterly in the post of executive director.
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a legislative branch government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress.
Grand Central Station was a passenger railroad terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, from 1890 to 1969.
Grand Central Terminal (GCT; also referred to as Grand Central Station or simply as Grand Central) is a commuter and intercity railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States.
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The Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company is an American subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway operating in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
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Harrisburg (Pennsylvania German: Harrisbarrig) is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County.
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The Hell Gate Bridge, originally the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge or The East River Arch Bridge, is a steel through arch railroad bridge in New York City.
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A heritage unit is a railroad locomotive painted in an honorary paint scheme, usually the paint scheme of a now-defunct railroad that merged with or was acquired by the locomotive's owner.
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Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.
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The High Speed Ground Transportation Act of 1965 was the first attempt by the U.S. Congress to foster the growth of high-speed rail in the U.S. The High Speed Ground Transportation Act was introduced immediately following the creation of Japan's first high-speed Shinkansen, or "bullet train" and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of his Great Society infrastructure building initiatives.
High-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks.
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The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund in the United States which receives money from a federal fuel tax of 18.4 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon of diesel fuel and related excise taxes.
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The inland waterways of the United States include more than of navigable waters.
Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.
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Intermodal passenger transport, also called mixed-mode commuting, involves using two or more modes of transportation in a journey.
The James Whitcomb Riley was a passenger train operated by the New York Central between Chicago, Illinois, and Cincinnati, Ohio, via Indianapolis, Indiana.
John H. Riley (January 19, 1947 – March 6, 1994) was an American attorney and railroad transportation administrator.
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Joseph H. Boardman (born December 23, 1948), also known as Joe Boardman, is the former President and CEO of Amtrak.
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The Keystone Corridor is a 349-mile (562 km) railroad corridor between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that consists of two rail lines: Amtrak's Philadelphia-to-Harrisburg main line, which also hosts SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line commuter rail service; and the Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Line.
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Amtrak's Keystone Service provides frequent regional rail passenger train service along the Amtrak Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line between the Harrisburg Transportation Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
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LaSalle Street Station is a commuter rail terminal at 414 South LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago.
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This is a list of train stations and Thruway Motorcoach stops used by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation in the United States).
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The Long Island Rail Road, legally known as the Long Island Rail Road Company and often abbreviated as the LIRR, is a commuter rail system in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of New York, stretching from Manhattan to the eastern tip of Suffolk County on Long Island.
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Louis Wilson Menk (born April 8, 1918 in Englewood, Colorado, died November 27, 1999) was an American railway worker and executive.
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Loyalty programs are structured marketing strategies designed by merchants to encourage customers to continue to shop at or use the services of businesses associated with each program.
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MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Train Service, known prior to 1984 as Maryland Rail Commuter, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (abbreviated MBTA and known colloquially as "the T") is the public agency responsible for operating most public transportation services in Greater Boston, Massachusetts.
The Metro-North Commuter Railroad, trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad or simply Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), a public authority of the U.S. state of New York.
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Metrolink is a commuter or regional rail system in Southern California; it consists of seven lines and 62 stations operating on of rail network.
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in Downstate New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 850,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday.
The Michigan Central Railroad (reporting mark MC) was originally incorporated in 1846 to establish rail service between Detroit, Michigan and St. Joseph, Michigan.
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The Michigan Line, sometimes known as the Chicago–Detroit Line, is a railroad corridor that runs from Porter, Indiana, to Dearborn, Michigan.
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Mid America Railcar Leasing is a limited liability company that leases private passenger railroad cars, most of which are able to be pulled on the end of Amtrak trains.
Millennium Station (formerly Randolph Street terminal; sometimes called Randolph Street station or Randolph/South Water Street station) is a major commuter rail terminal in downtown Chicago that serves the Metra Electric District to University Park, Blue Island, and South Chicago; and the South Shore Line to Gary and South Bend, Indiana.
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The Missouri River Runner is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak running between Gateway Transportation Center in St. Louis and Kansas City Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States.
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As money became a commodity, the money market became a component of the financial markets for assets involved in short-term borrowing, lending, buying and selling with original maturities of one year or less.
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The Rail Passengers Association (RPA), formerly National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), is the largest advocacy organization for train and rail transit passengers in the United States.
The National Highway System (NHS) is a network of strategic highways within the United States, including the Interstate Highway System and other roads serving major airports, ports, rail or truck terminals, railway stations, pipeline terminals and other strategic transport facilities.
National Rail (NR) in the United Kingdom is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales.
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Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut, southwest to Mount Vernon, New York.
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New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut.
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The New Haven–Springfield Line is a railroad line owned by Amtrak from New Haven, Connecticut, north to Springfield, Massachusetts.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
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New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
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The New York Central Railroad was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States.
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The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
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Newark Liberty International Airport, originally Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport, is the primary airport serving the U.S. state of New Jersey.
Newark Liberty International Airport Station (also known as Newark International Airport Station) is a railroad station on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in Newark, New Jersey.
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.
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Newport News is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
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The Night Owl was a passenger train operated by Amtrak on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston, Massachusetts, via New York City.
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NJ Transit Rail Operations is the rail division of NJ Transit.
The Norfolk Southern Railway is a Class I railroad in the United States.
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The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railroad line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States.
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The Northeast Regional is a regional rail service operated by Amtrak in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.
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The Northeastern United States, also referred to as the American Northeast or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bordered to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United States.
Northern Illinois University Press is a publisher and part of Northern Illinois University.
Northwest Airlines Corp. (often abbreviated as NWA and stylized as nwa) was a major United States airline founded in 1926 and absorbed into Delta Air Lines, Inc. by a merger.
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The station complex of Amtrak's Oakland Coliseum station and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)'s Coliseum station is located in the East Oakland area of Oakland, California, United States.
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Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG) is one of the Inspector General offices created by the Inspector General Act of 1978.
The Official Guide of the Railways, now known as the Official Railway Guide, was originally produced by National Railway Publication Company of New York City, beginning in 1868.
The Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center is a passenger terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, serving the three commuter rail lines of Metra's Union Pacific District, which approach the terminal elevated above street level.
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada.
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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is a department of the state government of the U.S. state of Oregon responsible for systems of transportation.
Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County.
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The Pacific Surfliner is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak, serving the communities on the coast of Southern California between San Diego and San Luis Obispo.
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Palo Verde is a small populated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.
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A passenger car (known as a coach or carriage in the UK, and also known as a bogie in India) is a piece of railway rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers.
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The Penn Central Transportation Company, commonly abbreviated to Penn Central, was an American Class I railroad headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that operated from 1968 until 1976.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
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The PRR GG1 was a class of electric locomotives built for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), in the northeastern United States.
Pennsylvania Station, also known as New York Penn Station or Penn Station, is the main intercity railroad station in New York City.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
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The Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line is a rail line owned and operated by Amtrak in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered railroad train formed of railroad cars permanently articulated together with Jacobs bogies, built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington.
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Politico, known earlier as The Politico, is an American political journalism company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.
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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
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A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words,, p. 644 in which parts of multiple words or their phones (sounds) are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel.
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Positive train control (PTC) is a system of functional requirements for monitoring and controlling train movements and is a type of train protection system.
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The Post Road Branch is a railroad line owned and operated by Amtrak in the U.S. state of New York.
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Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County.
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The presidency of Ronald Reagan began at noon EST on January 20, 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as 40th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 1989.
The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States that spanned from the 1890s to the 1920s.
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Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States.
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The provinces and territories of Canada are the sub-national governments within the geographical areas of Canada under the authority of the Canadian Constitution.
Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.
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The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is a United States federal law, enacted by Congress to improve railroad safety.
The Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976,, often called the "4R Act," is a United States federal law that established the basic outlines of regulatory reform in the railroad industry and provided transitional operating funds following the 1970 bankruptcy of Penn Central Transportation Company.
A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.
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The Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati is a railroad museum in Covington, Kentucky.
Rationing is the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, or services, or an artificial restriction of demand.
Renfe Operadora is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the, the and the networks of the Spanish national railway infrastructure company Adif (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias—Railway Infrastructure Administration).
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Rensselaer is a city in Rensselaer County, New York, United States, and is located on the east side of the Hudson River directly opposite Albany.
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Richard H. Anderson (born May 2, 1955) is an American business executive who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.
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A right-of-way (ROW) is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.
Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.
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Salem is a city in and the county seat of Marion County, Illinois, United States.
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The San Joaquin (sometimes referred to as San Joaquins) is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak in California's Central Valley.
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Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat.
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Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
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Sensational spelling is the deliberate spelling of a word in an incorrect or non-standard way for special effect.
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Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter rail service which operates along the Northeast Corridor through southern Connecticut, US.
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The Siemens ACS-64, or Amtrak Cities Sprinter, is an electric locomotive designed by Siemens Mobility for use on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and the Keystone Corridor in the northeastern United States.
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Silver Spring is a city located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
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The Silver Star is a passenger train route in the Silver Service brand operated by Amtrak, running from New York City south to Miami, Florida via the Northeast Corridor to Washington, D.C., then via Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Orlando, Florida; and Tampa, Florida.
SJ (formally SJ AB) is a government-owned passenger train operator in Sweden.
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The Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF, "French National Railway Company") is France's national state-owned railway company.
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South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
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South Station—officially The Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station—is the largest railroad station and intercity bus terminal in Greater Boston and New England's second-largest transportation center after Logan International Airport.
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The Southern Railway (also known as Southern Railway Company and now known as the current incarnation of the Norfolk Southern Railway) is a name of a class 1 railroad that was based in the Southern United States.
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Springfield is a city in western New England, and the historical seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.
Spuyten Duyvil is an upper middle class neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City.
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Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.
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A state-owned enterprise (SOE) is a business enterprise where the state has significant control through full, majority, or significant minority ownership.
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A streamliner is a vehicle incorporating streamlining in a shape providing reduced air resistance.
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The Sunset Limited is an Amtrak passenger train that for most of its history has run between New Orleans and Los Angeles, over the nation's second transcontinental route.
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The Superliner is a type of bilevel intercity railroad passenger car used by Amtrak, the national rail passenger carrier in the United States.
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Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB, Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses, CFF, Ferrovie federali svizzere, FFS) is the national railway company of Switzerland.
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The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 reduced several federal taxes in the United States.
The Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile (2,102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States.
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The Journal of Politics is a peer-reviewed academic journal of political science established in 1939 and published quarterly (February, May, August and November) by University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Southern Political Science Association.
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The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
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The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States.
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The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.
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The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
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Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
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The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.
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A trade name, trading name, or business name is a pseudonym frequently used by companies to operate under a name different from their registered, legal name.
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Trains is a monthly US magazine dedicated to trains and railroads, and is one of the two flagship publications of Kalmbach Publishing.
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States.
Trenitalia is the primary train operator in Italy.
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Chester Trent Lott Sr. (born October 9, 1941) is an American politician and author.
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The trucking industry serves the American economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in process, and finished goods over land—typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers.
Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States.
Union Station, also known as New Haven Railroad Station or simply New Haven, is the main railroad passenger station in New Haven, Connecticut.
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United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major United States airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.
The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.
The Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory officer and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.
The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation, a member of the President's Cabinet, and fourteenth in the Presidential Line of Succession.
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.
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The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
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Via Rail Canada (generally shortened to Via Rail or Via; styled corporately as VIA Rail Canada) is an independent Crown corporation, subsidized by Transport Canada, mandated to offer intercity passenger rail services in Canada.
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Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.
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A Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response team, sometimes Visible Intermodal Protection and Response (VIPR, or VIPER) is a Transportation Security Administration program.
William Graham Claytor Jr. (March 14, 1912 – May 14, 1994) was an American lawyer, naval officer, and railroad, transportation and defense administrator for the United States government, working under the administrations of three US presidents.
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Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT or WashDOT) was established in 1905.
The Washington Terminal Company is a corporation created in Washington, D.C., United States, to provide support to railroads using Washington's Union Station.
Washington Union Station is a major train station, transportation hub, and leisure destination in Washington, D.C. Opened in 1907, it is Amtrak's headquarters and the railroad's second-busiest station with annual ridership of just under 5 million.
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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
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The West Side Line, also called the West Side Freight Line, is a railroad line on the west side of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
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The Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, commonly called the Whirlpool Bridge, and until 1937, known as the Lower Steel Arch Bridge, is a spandrel braced, riveted, two-hinged arch bridge.
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Wi-Fi or WiFi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
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Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware.
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World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
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Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the western United States.
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Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (born October 5, 1932) is a politician from Los Angeles, California, United States.
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The 1971 Salem, Illinois, derailment occurred on June 10, 1971, when Amtrak's City of New Orleans passenger train derailed near Salem, Illinois.
The 1987 Maryland train collision occurred at 1:30 pm on January 4, 1987, on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line.
The 1990 Back Bay, Massachusetts train collision was a collision between an Amtrak passenger train, the Night Owl, and a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Stoughton Line commuter train just outside Back Bay station in Boston, Massachusetts.
The 1995 Palo Verde derailment took place on October 9, 1995, when Amtrak's Sunset Limited was derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona on Southern Pacific Railroad tracks.
The 1996 Maryland train collision was an opposite-direction collision that occurred on February 16, 1996, when a MARC commuter train collided with Amtrak's Capitol Limited passenger train in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The 1999 Bourbonnais, Illinois, train crash was a collision between Amtrak's southbound City of New Orleans passenger train and a semi-trailer truck in the village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, near the city of Kankakee.
The Chatsworth train collision occurred at 4:22 p.m. PDT (23:22 UTC) on Friday, September 12, 2008, when a Union Pacific freight train and a Metrolink commuter train collided head-on in the Chatsworth district of Los Angeles, California.
On May 12, 2015, an Amtrak Northeast Regional train from Washington, D.C. bound for New York City derailed and wrecked on the Northeast Corridor in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On December 18, 2017, Amtrak ''Cascades'' passenger train 501 derailed near DuPont, Washington, United States.
30th Street Station is the main railroad station of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of the seven stations in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Center City fare zone.
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