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GE Transportation and Wabtec to Merge

May 21, 2018

GE Transportation and Wabtec to Merge

Wabtec Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company.


New Book Detailing Life and Legacy of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

April 2, 2018

New Book Detailing Life and Legacy of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

“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.


Amtrak AEM-7 Preserved at Illinois Railway Museum

March 29, 2018

Amtrak AEM-7 Preserved at Illinois Railway Museum

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.


Amtrak Bombshell: No More Charters, Special Trains

March 28, 2018

Amtrak Bombshell: No More Charters, Special Trains

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.


Port Arthur Votes to Keep 503 in Texas

March 7, 2018

Port Arthur Votes to Keep 503 in Texas

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.


Berkshire Scenic Saves Rare Boston & Maine SW-1

February 26, 2018

Berkshire Scenic Saves Rare Boston & Maine SW-1

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.


Rio Grande Caboose Moved to Caboose Train Store

February 20, 2018

Rio Grande Caboose Moved to Caboose Train Store

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.


Aggressive Campaign Launched to Save Texas Ten-Wheeler

February 17, 2018

Aggressive Campaign Launched to Save Texas Ten-Wheeler

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.


Severe Washout Derails Norfolk Southern Train in New York

February 15, 2018

Severe Washout Derails Norfolk Southern Train in New York

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.


Amtrak Collision Investigation Focuses on Improperly Lined Switch

February 5, 2018

Amtrak Collision Investigation Focuses on Improperly Lined Switch

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.