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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.


Amtrak train collides with CSX freight in South Carolina, two killed, dozens injured

February 4, 2018

Amtrak train collides with CSX freight in South Carolina, two killed, dozens injured

Amtrak Train 91, the Miami-bound Silver Star, collided with a CSX freight train near Cayce, S.C., around 2:45 a.m., killing two and injuring more than 100.


Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad adds Two Santa Fe GP35s

February 1, 2018

Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad adds Two Santa Fe GP35s

Donoley, a former Rock Island employee, said the ex-Santa Fe GP35s will soon wear AOK’s red and yellow paint scheme, very appropriate to the former Rock Island tracks they’ll be running on.


New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad Sold to New Owners

January 30, 2018

New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad Sold to New Owners

New Hampshire’s Conway Scenic Railroad has been sold to Profile Mountain Holdings Corp., according to a report in the Conway Daily Sun.


South Shore expands in Gary, Indiana

January 29, 2018

South Shore expands in Gary, Indiana

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad has leased an additional five miles of track on the northeast side of Gary, Ind., designed to help improve interchange with Canadian National.