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Nashville Steam Locomotive Move Planned for January

December 13, 2018

Nashville Steam Locomotive Move Planned for January

The Nashville Steam Preservation Society announced today that steam locomotive No. 576 will be moved back to live rails on January 13, 2019, the first step towards restoration to operation.


Union Pacific Takes Part in Bush Funeral Procession

December 3, 2018

Union Pacific Takes Part in Bush Funeral Procession

Union Pacific Railroad will take an honored role in the funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush, who died on November 30 at age 94.


Watco Launches Ithaca Central on Former Lehigh Valley Route

November 14, 2018

Watco Launches Ithaca Central on Former Lehigh Valley Route

According to a November 8 filing with the Surface Transportation Board, Watco will operate 49 miles of Norfolk Southern’s Ithaca Secondary between Sudbury, Pa., and Lansing, N.Y., as the Ithaca Central Railroad.


RailUSA Buys CSX Line Across Florida Panhandle

November 12, 2018

RailUSA Buys CSX Line Across Florida Panhandle

A new RailUSA shortline called Florida, Gulf & Atlantic Railroad will operate the 373-miles of former CSX trackage across the Florida panhandle, according to a November 6 filing with the Surface Transportation Board.


R.J. Corman Purchases Nashville & Eastern

November 5, 2018

R.J. Corman Purchases Nashville & Eastern

R.J. Corman has acquired the Nashville & Eastern group of shortlines from the Drunsic family, in a surprise announcement released November 5.


Photographer and Historian John Gruber Dies at 82

October 10, 2018

Photographer and Historian John Gruber Dies at 82

John E. Gruber, a noted photographer and author who helped move railroad photography into America’s art museums and the founder of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, died on October 9 after a battle with cancer. He was 82.


Rio Grande Tunnel Motor Moved to Colorado Railroad Museum

August 23, 2018

Rio Grande Tunnel Motor Moved to Colorado Railroad Museum

Former Denver & Rio Grande Western “Tunnel Motor” 5401 was retrieved from storage at the MillerCoors plant in Golden, Colo. and moved across the valley to its final home at the Colorado Railroad Museum on August 22.


Pioneering Railroad Photographer Jim Shaughnessy Dies at 84

August 8, 2018

Pioneering Railroad Photographer Jim Shaughnessy Dies at 84

Legendary railroad photographer and author Jim Shaughnessy died on August 7 at age 84 after a months-long bout with illness.


Union Pacific 844 involved in alleged trespasser fatality

July 21, 2018

Union Pacific 844 involved in alleged trespasser fatality

Tragedy touched the Union Pacific steam heritage program on July 21 when a woman apparently using a device to record the approach of Union Pacific 844 was struck and killed.


IRM Debuts Restored Rock Island Geep

July 1, 2018

IRM Debuts Restored Rock Island Geep

Completed by Illinois Railway Museum volunteers and unveiled to the public early this summer, the museum’s new showpiece is Rock Island EMD GP7 4506.