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March 16, 2020
Two railroads meet in Clifton, Arizona, to serve the vital copper industry, Arizona Eastern Railway and Freeport-McMoRan Industrial Railroad, making the small town one of the busiest interchanges in the Southwest.
March 2, 2020
By 1976, Burlington Northern had reduced the EMD F-unit fleet to 115, which was still the largest concentration of cab units in America.
February 24, 2020
Moving to the Pacific Northwest was not just about Southern Pacific’s past; it was about rediscovering the present. Genesee & Wyoming’s Portland & Western operation keeps SP’s style of branchline railroading alive in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
February 24, 2020
The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation mission to restore Chesapeake & Ohio 2716 is as much about historic preservation as it is about economic development.
February 14, 2020
Pennsylvania’s three-foot gauge East Broad Top Railroad will reopen this fall under the management of a new non-profit foundation including Wick Moorman, Bennett Levin, and Henry Posner III.
February 4, 2020
Part Great Northern, part Milwaukee Road, the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad celebrates forty years of serving industry in eastern Washington State.
January 28, 2020
White River Productions has added Railpace Newsmagazine to the company’s family of publications. The agreement between Railpace, Inc., and WRP was completed Monday, January 20, 2020.
December 19, 2019
The low price of natural gas forced the closure of the coalfired Navajo Generating Station in the northern Arizona desert, spelling the end of the line for the isolated Black Mesa & Lake Powell Railroad.
November 27, 2019
Despite trains like the Metroliner and later Acela reaching regular speeds of 150 m.p.h., no one has broken the American record set on a straightaway in Ohio 50 years ago by New York Central M-497.
November 18, 2019
The venerable Budd Rail Diesel Car soliders on in regular commuter service in Portland, Oregon. What led TriMet to choose this robust, classic design over more modern offerings?