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Union Pacific Big Boy Prepares for “Great Race Across the Midwest”

June 13, 2019

Union Pacific Big Boy Prepares for “Great Race Across the Midwest”

The Big Boy No. 4014 is headed back out on the Union Pacific system beginning July 8 for the “Great Race Across the Midwest,” taking it through Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


CSX Panhandle Line Sold to RailUSA

June 4, 2019

CSX Panhandle Line Sold to RailUSA

The on again, off again sale of the CSX Florida Panhandle route to RailUSA LLC subsidiary Florida Gulf & Atlantic finally has been consummated on June 3.


Kansas City Southern Trims Roster in Diesel Auction

June 4, 2019

Kansas City Southern Trims Roster in Diesel Auction

A large group of 20-year-old EMD SD70MAC road engines and much older end-cab switchers will be sold at public auction on June 26.


Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Excursion in July to Benefit Museum

May 21, 2019

Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Excursion in July to Benefit Museum

Union Pacific’s newly restored Big Boy locomotive No. 4014 will pull a special fundraising excursion benefitting the Union Pacific Museum July 15, 2019.


Clinchfield 800 to lead C&O 2716 Move in July

April 17, 2019

Clinchfield 800 to lead C&O 2716 Move in July

Clinchfield 800, a streamlined EMD F7 diesel built in 1948, has been assigned by CSX to lead Chesapeake & Ohio 2716 to its new home in Ravenna, Kentucky, at the end of July.


CSX, RJ Corman to Transport Historic Locomotive through Central Kentucky

April 15, 2019

CSX, RJ Corman to Transport Historic Locomotive through Central Kentucky

Thanks to cooperation from CSX and RJ Corman, Chesapeake & Ohio 2716 will be making a triumphant journey to Ravenna, Ky., July 26 through 28.


Former Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman Dies

March 7, 2019

Former Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman Dies

Former Amtrak CEO Joseph H. Boardman died while on vacation with family on March 7 after complications from a stroke days before.


Emery Rail Heritage Trust Awards $500,00 for Railway Preservation in 2019

February 26, 2019

Emery Rail Heritage Trust Awards $500,00 for Railway Preservation in 2019

The Emery Rail Heritage Trust awarded twenty-nine grants were totaling $500,000 for railway preservation projects across the country.


Wabtec GE Transportation employees on strike at Erie plant

February 26, 2019

Wabtec GE Transportation employees on strike at Erie plant

Workers of UE Local 506 and 618 went on strike Tuesday after negotiations with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (Wabtec) broke down late Monday.


No Cheyenne Frontier Days Train in 2019

January 21, 2019

No Cheyenne Frontier Days Train in 2019

The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train will no longer operate in 2019 and beyond. This will not affect Union Pacific’s own schedule of special excursion trains operated for the public.