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VIDEO: Siemens Chargers Tested on Long Distance Trains

July 10, 2020

VIDEO: Siemens Chargers Tested on Long Distance Trains

Amtrak has been using SC-44 locomotives on the Empire Builder, Coast Starlight and California Zephyr.


House Appropriations Committee Proposes $26 Billion for Amtrak, Transit

July 10, 2020

House Appropriations Committee Proposes $26 Billion for Amtrak, Transit

As part of the deal, Amtrak would have to maintain daily service on long-distance routes.


San Francisco’s Iconic Cable Cars Will be Parked Until There’s a Vaccine

July 9, 2020

San Francisco’s Iconic Cable Cars Will be Parked Until There’s a Vaccine

Officials say that because operators are exposed to passengers they will not be able to safely operate the cable cars that are synonymous with the city.


VIA Rail to Lay Off 1,000 Workers

July 9, 2020

VIA Rail to Lay Off 1,000 Workers

Railroad says COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact ridership.


Railfans Raising Funds to Save Santa Fe GP7

July 8, 2020

Railfans Raising Funds to Save Santa Fe GP7

Santa Fe 2651 was the second GP7 built for the railroad and could be scrapped if money is not raised to buy it.


Court’s Decision to Close Pipeline Could Put More Crude on the Rails

July 8, 2020

Court’s Decision to Close Pipeline Could Put More Crude on the Rails

Crude-by-rail hit its peak in 2014 when there was more oil than pipeline space.


Mining Steam Locomotive Back Home in Pennsylvania

July 7, 2020

Mining Steam Locomotive Back Home in Pennsylvania

Wanamie Mine Railroad 0-4-0 locomotive 9 is now on display at Miners’ Memorial Park in Ashley, Pa.


Watco Purchases Rail Assets from Chemical Company

July 7, 2020

Watco Purchases Rail Assets from Chemical Company

Short line company purchases Dow Inc. railroads in Louisiana, Texas and Alberta for $310 million.


D&SNG, Forest Service Butt Heads on Tree-Cutting Project

July 6, 2020

D&SNG, Forest Service Butt Heads on Tree-Cutting Project

Railroad says it’s trying to reduce fire risk but the Forest Service says it did not receive permission to cut so many trees.


Quebec Announces Lac-Mégantic Bypass Construction to Begin Next Year

July 6, 2020

Quebec Announces Lac-Mégantic Bypass Construction to Begin Next Year

Seven years ago today, 47 people were killed and 30 buildings leveled when an oil train derailed and exploded in a small Quebec town.