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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.
March 29, 2018
The Illinois Railway Museum announced this week that Amtrak AEM-7 No. 945 arrived in Chicago as will soon be moved to its new home in Union.
March 28, 2018
In a stunning blow to operators and fans of historic locomotives and passenger equipment nationwide, Amtrak issued a memo to employees on March 28 stating its intent to immediately stop hosting charter excursions, private cars and special trains.
March 7, 2018
The strange saga of Kansas City Southern No. 503 took a rather strange turn Tuesday, with the Port Arthur City Council voting to keep the steam locomotive and seek funding for remediation and cosmetic restoration.
February 26, 2018
One of the last three surviving Boston & Maine EMC SW-1s has been saved by the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum and moved to North Adams, Mass.
February 20, 2018
Rio Grande caboose 01416 has been moved from its long-time home at the Denver & New Orleans Model Railroad Club to the new location of Caboose, an iconic Denver-area train store located in Lakewood, Colo.
February 17, 2018
Preservationists Jason Sobczynski and Nick Hovey are working round-the-clock to raise $50,000 to save a rare Ten-Wheeler from the scrapper’s torch in Port Arthur, Texas.
February 15, 2018
A section of the Southern Tier Line near Attica, N.Y., washed out Thursday afternoon causing a Norfolk Southern train bound for Mechanicville, N.Y., with loaded autoracks to derail and catch fire.
February 5, 2018
According to reports in the Washington Post, federal investigators are focusing on a switch that was improperly lined that sent Miami-bound Amtrak train 91 on a collision course with a parked CSX freight train early Sunday morning near Cayce, S.C.