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December 13, 2018
The Nashville Steam Preservation Society announced today that steam locomotive No. 576 will be moved back to live rails on January 13, 2019, the first step towards restoration to operation.
December 3, 2018
Union Pacific Railroad will take an honored role in the funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush, who died on November 30 at age 94.
November 14, 2018
According to a November 8 filing with the Surface Transportation Board, Watco will operate 49 miles of Norfolk Southern’s Ithaca Secondary between Sudbury, Pa., and Lansing, N.Y., as the Ithaca Central Railroad.
November 12, 2018
A new RailUSA shortline called Florida, Gulf & Atlantic Railroad will operate the 373-miles of former CSX trackage across the Florida panhandle, according to a November 6 filing with the Surface Transportation Board.
November 5, 2018
R.J. Corman has acquired the Nashville & Eastern group of shortlines from the Drunsic family, in a surprise announcement released November 5.
October 10, 2018
John E. Gruber, a noted photographer and author who helped move railroad photography into America’s art museums and the founder of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, died on October 9 after a battle with cancer. He was 82.
August 23, 2018
Former Denver & Rio Grande Western “Tunnel Motor” 5401 was retrieved from storage at the MillerCoors plant in Golden, Colo. and moved across the valley to its final home at the Colorado Railroad Museum on August 22.
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.