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October 16, 2019
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railroad passenger excursion operation based out of Jim Thorpe, Pa., will suspend operation by the end of November in response to the Borough Council’s demand for the payment of an “amusement tax” amounting to nearly $100,000 for the years 2016 through 2018.
October 2, 2019
Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa., has removed the Union Pacific “Big Boy” No. 4012 steam locomotive from public display for cosmetic restoration work and painting.
September 16, 2019
A dramatic late-night fire damaged significant portions of the historic Arizona & California Railroad bridge across the Colorado River at Parker, Ariz., on September 14, severing its route between Cadiz, Calif., and Phoenix.
September 5, 2019
Departing Cheyenne, Wyo., on September 27, Union Pacific’s “Great Race Across the Southwest” will have Big Boy 4014 visit several locations across the American Southwest this October.
August 2, 2019
The last intact and unmodified example of a General Electric U28B has been donated by CSX, and will be on display at the Illinois Railway Museum this season.
July 1, 2019
Accoridng to a report by Reuters, Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management has reached an agreement to purchase Genesee & Wyoming Industries for nearly $9 billion.
June 19, 2019
On June 11, Norfolk Southern presented the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad with its Short Line of the Year award, the second industry recognition for DL this year.
June 13, 2019
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.
June 4, 2019
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.
June 4, 2019
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.