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Matching grant for donations toward Nickel Plate 358 restoration

December 2, 2019

Matching grant for donations toward Nickel Plate 358 restoration

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has stepped forward to offer a matching grant for Project 358, the Society’s restoration of a vintage EMD SD9 Nickel Plate Road diesel locomotive.


Adirondack Scenic Railway responds to New York trail plan: “This Is Not Over”

November 25, 2019

Adirondack Scenic Railway responds to New York trail plan: “This Is Not Over”

The Adirondack Scenic Railway claims New York State Department of Environmental Conservation misled the public in a statement attributing railroad support for the controversial rail trail project that would remove 34 miles of track between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid.


Canadian Pacific to acquire Central Maine & Quebec from Fortress

November 20, 2019

Canadian Pacific to acquire Central Maine & Quebec from Fortress

Canadian Pacific has announced their intention to acquire Central Maine & Quebec Railway from Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC.


Jim Thorpe drops lawsuit against Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

November 20, 2019

Jim Thorpe drops lawsuit against Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

The Borough of Jim Thorpe has withdrawn a lawsuit filed against Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway for roughly $100,000 in unpaid amusement taxes.


3,000 Canadian National Workers on Strike Across Canada

November 19, 2019

3,000 Canadian National Workers on Strike Across Canada

More than 3,000 Canadian National conductors, trainpersons, and yard workers are now on strike, according to labor union Teamsters Canada.


Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to end Jim Thorpe operations in November

October 16, 2019

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to end Jim Thorpe operations in November

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railroad passenger excursion operation based out of Jim Thorpe, Pa., will suspend operation by the end of November in response to the Borough Council’s demand for the payment of an “amusement tax” amounting to nearly $100,000 for the years 2016 through 2018.


Steamtown Begins Cosmetic Restoration of Big Boy 4012

October 2, 2019

Steamtown Begins Cosmetic Restoration of Big Boy 4012

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa., has removed the Union Pacific “Big Boy” No. 4012 steam locomotive from public display for cosmetic restoration work and painting.


Bridge Fire Temporarily Severs Arizona & California Railroad

September 16, 2019

Bridge Fire Temporarily Severs Arizona & California Railroad

A dramatic late-night fire damaged significant portions of the historic Arizona & California Railroad bridge across the Colorado River at Parker, Ariz., on September 14, severing its route between Cadiz, Calif., and Phoenix.


Union Pacific Big Boy to Swing Through Southwest in October

September 5, 2019

Union Pacific Big Boy to Swing Through Southwest in October

Departing Cheyenne, Wyo., on September 27, Union Pacific’s “Great Race Across the Southwest” will have Big Boy 4014 visit several locations across the American Southwest this October.


CSX Donates Last TTI U28B to Illinois Railway Museum

August 2, 2019

CSX Donates Last TTI U28B to Illinois Railway Museum

The last intact and unmodified example of a General Electric U28B has been donated by CSX, and will be on display at the Illinois Railway Museum this season.