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Town Considers Objecting to Tennessee Pass Reopening

January 20, 2021

Town Considers Objecting to Tennessee Pass Reopening

The town of Avon has decided to pay some of the legal fees for a review of Union Pacific’s plan to lease the Tennessee Pass line.


BNSF, Feds Work Together to Reduce Bear Fatalities Near Glacier Park

January 19, 2021

BNSF, Feds Work Together to Reduce Bear Fatalities Near Glacier Park

BNSF Railway will spend more than $2 million over the next seven years to try and reduce grizzly bear fatalities along Marias Pass.


CNJ Depot in Pennsylvania to be Renovated

January 18, 2021

CNJ Depot in Pennsylvania to be Renovated

A group of developers and investors purchased the South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard property a few years ago for $1.2 million.


Amtrak CEO Wants to Expand “No Fly List” to Passenger Rail

January 15, 2021

Amtrak CEO Wants to Expand “No Fly List” to Passenger Rail

A week after a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn said the railroad is boosting security ahead of the Inauguration.


Brightline’s Miami to Orlando Main Line Half Done

January 14, 2021

Brightline’s Miami to Orlando Main Line Half Done

Brightline tells investors that construction of the main line is coming in on time and on budget.


N&W Business Car Bound For New Home

January 13, 2021

N&W Business Car Bound For New Home

Former Norfolk & Western business car 300 has been stored in a warehouse for three decades but is now on its way to a new home.


Judge Derails Plan MOW Union’s Plan for Strike

January 12, 2021

Judge Derails Plan MOW Union’s Plan for Strike

A federal judge has ruled that the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees will have to sort out their differences through traditional channels.


Reading & Northern Fires Up Restored 4-8-4

January 11, 2021

Reading & Northern Fires Up Restored 4-8-4

Reading & Northern 4-8-4 2102 was steamed for the first time in nearly three decades on Sunday.


Patriot Rail Completes Purchase of Salt Lake Garfield & Western

January 8, 2021

Patriot Rail Completes Purchase of Salt Lake Garfield & Western

Patriot Rail first announced in October that it was going to buy the Utah short line.


AAR: ‘Rail Traffic is Close to Pre-Pandemic Levels’

January 7, 2021

AAR: ‘Rail Traffic is Close to Pre-Pandemic Levels’

U.S. railroads originated 1,101,324 carloads in December 2020, down 3.7 percent, or 42,666 carloads, from December 2019.