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Rare ‘Baby U Boat’ GEs to Be Replaced in Central America

January 6, 2021

Rare ‘Baby U Boat’ GEs to Be Replaced in Central America

New DMUs bound for Costa Rica will allow the country to modernize its commuter equipment in and around the capital of San Jose.


Catskill Mountain Railroad Renews Lease, Looks to Brighter 2021

January 5, 2021

Catskill Mountain Railroad Renews Lease, Looks to Brighter 2021

New York’s Catskill Mountain Railroad recently renewed its lease on a former New York Central branch.


Not So Fast: Third Party to Challenge Tennessee Pass Lease

January 4, 2021

Not So Fast: Third Party to Challenge Tennessee Pass Lease

Colorado Pacific officials say they object to a proposal for Union Pacific to lease the iconic mountain railroad to Rio Grande Pacific.


C&O 1309 Moves Under Its Own Power For First Time in 64 Years

December 31, 2020

C&O 1309 Moves Under Its Own Power For First Time in 64 Years

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s 2-6-6-2 was fired up on New Year’s Eve following a multi-year restoration.


UPDATE: Rio Grande Pacific to Lease Tennessee Pass Route

December 31, 2020

UPDATE: Rio Grande Pacific to Lease Tennessee Pass Route

Rio Grande Pacific announced it had entered into an agreement with Union Pacific to lease the iconic mountain railroad.


Amtrak to Open New Station in New York City on Jan. 1

December 31, 2020

Amtrak to Open New Station in New York City on Jan. 1

The $1.6 billion Moynihan Train Hall has been constructed across the street from New York Penn Station.


Railroads Complete ‘Landmark’ Achievement with PTC Installation

December 30, 2020

Railroads Complete ‘Landmark’ Achievement with PTC Installation

Class I freight railroads spent more than $11.5 billion to install the crash prevention technology.


MOW Union Threatens Strike Against UP Over Virus Handling

December 29, 2020

MOW Union Threatens Strike Against UP Over Virus Handling

Union Pacific has obtained a restraining order against the union preventing its members from walking off the job before Jan. 8.


Steve Schmollinger, Noted Western Photographer, Dies at 67

December 28, 2020

Steve Schmollinger, Noted Western Photographer, Dies at 67

Steve Schmollinger, who authored four books about western railroading, died on Dec. 24.


Historic Pennsy Keystone Added to SEPTA Station

December 28, 2020

Historic Pennsy Keystone Added to SEPTA Station

A local historical society has added some Pennsylvania Railroad “keystone” signs to the platform at St. Davids.