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Rail - Passenger Train - Diesel - Modern
Name Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Modern
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Train
SubType Diesel
Variety Modern
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Source of Text Wikipedia



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History: The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) was formed in 1967 to lobby for the continuation of passenger trains. Its lobbying efforts were hampered somewhat by Democratic opposition to any sort of rail subsidies to the privately owned railroads, and Republican opposition to nationalization of the railroad industry. The proponents were aided by the fact that few in the federal government wanted to be held responsible for the seemingly inevitable extinction of the passenger train, which most regarded as tantamount to political suicide. The urgent need to solve the passenger train disaster was heightened by the bankruptcy filing of the Penn Central, the dominant railroad in the Northeast U.S., on June 21, 1970.

The original working brand name for NRPC was Railpax, which eventually became Amtrak. At the time, many Washington insiders viewed the corporation as a face-saving way to give passenger trains the one "last hurrah" demanded by the public, but expected that the NRPC would quietly disappear in a few years as public interest waned. However, while Amtrak's political and financial support have often been shaky, popular and political support for Amtrak has allowed it to survive into the 21st century.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-12-03 18:18:29. Last edited by gdm on 2018-12-03 18:21:17

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