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Alan S. Boyd, First DOT Secretary and Railroad President, Dies at 98

October 20, 2020

Alan S. Boyd, First DOT Secretary and Railroad President, Dies at 98

President Lyndon B. Johnson picked Boyd to lead the new U.S. Department of Transportation in 1966. He later was named president of Amtrak.


Non-Profit Acquires Historic N&W Business Car

October 19, 2020

Non-Profit Acquires Historic N&W Business Car

Business car 300 has been in storage since 1991 and will be moved to Indiana, Michigan in the coming months.


EBT Gets Grant to Stabilize Carpenter Shop

October 16, 2020

EBT Gets Grant to Stabilize Carpenter Shop

The Friends of the East Broad Top will give $86,000 to the group restoring the iconic narrow gauge railroad.


Metra Sues UP For Breach of Contract

October 15, 2020

Metra Sues UP For Breach of Contract

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, UP has refused to let its conductors and other onboard employees on Metra collect fares.


Reading & Northern F9s to Make Public Debut on Autumn Excursion

October 14, 2020

Reading & Northern F9s to Make Public Debut on Autumn Excursion

The Oct. 31 and Nov. 14 Reading & Northern excursions will run round trip from Reading, Pa. to Jim Thorpe.


Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum Gets CARES Grant

October 13, 2020

Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum Gets CARES Grant

Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is one of a number of institutions across the country to get emergency funding in response to COVID-19.


Panama Canal Railway Resumes Operations After Bridge Hit By Ship

October 12, 2020

Panama Canal Railway Resumes Operations After Bridge Hit By Ship

The Panama Canal Railway bridge over the Rio Chagres near Gamboa was struck by a ship, closing the railroad for three months.


CN Lends a Hand to Steam Locomotive Restoration in Nova Scotia

October 12, 2020

CN Lends a Hand to Steam Locomotive Restoration in Nova Scotia

Canadian National built a short stretch of track so the town of Middleton, N.S. could display its steam locomotive.


Cosmetic Restoration of UP Big Boy Nears Completion at Steamtown

October 9, 2020

Cosmetic Restoration of UP Big Boy Nears Completion at Steamtown

Steamtown has been working on a cosmetic restoration of Union Pacific “Big Boy” 4012 since last year.


Quebec’s Orford Express Calls it Quits

October 9, 2020

Quebec’s Orford Express Calls it Quits

Officials cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for ending the Orford Express after 14 years.