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Nevada Northern Offering Photo Shoot Scholarship

November 25, 2020

Nevada Northern Offering Photo Shoot Scholarship

For 10 years, the Nevada Northern Railway has offered two young photographers the chance to go to their annual winter photo charter for free.


Amtrak CEO Says More Cuts Ahead if Congress Doesn’t Act

November 24, 2020

Amtrak CEO Says More Cuts Ahead if Congress Doesn’t Act

Amtrak will have to make more cuts if it doesn’t get supplemental funding, but the railroad is optimistic about a Biden administration.


Arcade & Attica Hopes to Start Reassembly of 2-8-0 in 2021

November 23, 2020

Arcade & Attica Hopes to Start Reassembly of 2-8-0 in 2021

New York’s Arcade & Attica Railroad 2-8-0 18 was last under steam in 2018.


Rocky Mountaineer to Launch U.S. Route in 2021

November 20, 2020

Rocky Mountaineer to Launch U.S. Route in 2021

The Canadian tour company Rocky Mountaineer will operate a train over the former Rio Grande in Colorado, Utah.


With Six Weeks to Deadline, NJT Lags Behind On PTC Installation

November 19, 2020

With Six Weeks to Deadline, NJT Lags Behind On PTC Installation

FRA says Positive Train Control technology has been installed on 99.6 percent of all mandated route miles.


FRA Rules Freight Roads Can Be Fined For Delaying Amtrak

November 18, 2020

FRA Rules Freight Roads Can Be Fined For Delaying Amtrak

Feds institute a minimum standard that 80 percent of Amtrak customers on a train should arrive at their destination within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival.


Canadian National Puts New Heritage Units into Service

November 17, 2020

Canadian National Puts New Heritage Units into Service

More than a month after the first one was spotted, Canadian National releases an official portrait of the five heritage units representing GTW, WC, IC, EJ&E and BCR.


Cumbres & Toltec Scenic President Retires

November 17, 2020

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic President Retires

John Bush has been the president and general manager of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic for eight years.


Construction Underway for Long Awaited Amtrak Station

November 16, 2020

Construction Underway for Long Awaited Amtrak Station

The new station along Amtrak’s Keystone Line in Middletown is expected to cost upwards of $24.4 million.


Update: CP Fires Up Steam Locomotive For First Time in Eight Years

November 14, 2020

Update: CP Fires Up Steam Locomotive For First Time in Eight Years

Spokesperson says Canadian Pacific 2816 was fired up for a mechanical assessment but that there are no plans to operate it on the main line.