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August 8, 2018
Legendary railroad photographer and author Jim Shaughnessy died on August 7 at age 84 after a months-long bout with illness.
July 21, 2018
Tragedy touched the Union Pacific steam heritage program on July 21 when a woman apparently using a device to record the approach of Union Pacific 844 was struck and killed.
July 1, 2018
Completed by Illinois Railway Museum volunteers and unveiled to the public early this summer, the museum’s new showpiece is Rock Island EMD GP7 4506.
June 28, 2018
Damaged by fire in 2004, the former Ontario & Western headquarters in Middletown, N.Y., is now back in the hands of the city, seeking a redevelopment proposal.
June 19, 2018
Ford Motor Company announced their plans today to renovate the landmark Michigan Central Station as part of a program to not only relocate various engineering divisions but also to create a new beacon for community development on Detroit’s south side.
June 13, 2018
According to a report published by KRDO-TV, a plan to repair and reopen the legendary Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been released by owner Broadmoor Hotel.
June 7, 2018
Steam-powered operations are temporarily suspended on the Durango & Silverton and sister Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad as a consequence of a forest fire north of Durango, Colorado.
June 4, 2018
The Friends of the 261 have launched a campaign to raise funds for the installation of the Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on Milwaukee Road steam locomotive No. 261. The federal government has mandated PTC be installed on locomotives by December 2018.
May 21, 2018
Wabtec Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company.
April 2, 2018
“Beebe and Clegg: Their Enduring Photographic Legacy”, a new book from the Center for Railroad Photography and Art, details how partners Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg introduced railroad photography and the world of railroading to the popular audience beyond railfans.