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SEPTA Begins to Restore Service to Former PRR Branch

September 21, 2020

SEPTA Begins to Restore Service to Former PRR Branch

SEPTA’s $178 million Media-Elwyn Line extension project began in early 2018 and is expected to wrap up in late 2021.


Montana Group Hopes to Bring Back Service to North Coast Hiawatha Route

September 18, 2020

Montana Group Hopes to Bring Back Service to North Coast Hiawatha Route

The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority had an online conference on Thursday about bringing Amtrak back to southern Montana.


Operation Toy Train Acquires 13 Historic Railcars

September 17, 2020

Operation Toy Train Acquires 13 Historic Railcars

Operation Toy Train hopes to move some of the newly-acquired rail cars to the proposed Port Jervis Transportation Museum.


Fires Continue to Impact Railroads in Oregon, Washington

September 16, 2020

Fires Continue to Impact Railroads in Oregon, Washington

As smoke from wildfires spreads across the country, the impact of the blazes is still be assessed in the Pacific Northwest.


CP Opens New Facility in Montreal, Plans Expansion in Vancouver

September 15, 2020

CP Opens New Facility in Montreal, Plans Expansion in Vancouver

Canadian Pacific president says Vancouver expansion will ‘transform’ North American intermodal transportation.


BNSF Names New Chief Executive Officer

September 14, 2020

BNSF Names New Chief Executive Officer

Katie Farmer will be the first woman to lead a Class I railroad when she replaces BNSF Railway’s Carl Ice on Jan. 1.


Company Hired to Develop Uinta Basin Railway

September 14, 2020

Company Hired to Develop Uinta Basin Railway

Drexel Hamilton says operations on the new Uinta Basin Railway could begin as early as 2023.


N&W 611 to Star in Night Photo Session at N.C. Transportation Museum

September 11, 2020

N&W 611 to Star in Night Photo Session at N.C. Transportation Museum

Nickel Plate Road 765 will also be under steam in early October.


Rail Service Around Philadelphia Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

September 11, 2020

Rail Service Around Philadelphia Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

PATCO, SEPTA are both increasing services in Philadelphia and opening more ticket windows after months of a reduced service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


B&O Museum to Host “First Responders Day” This Weekend

September 11, 2020

B&O Museum to Host “First Responders Day” This Weekend

Highlights of the B&O Museum event include a grade crossing collision demonstration and CSX’s first responders locomotive.