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NS Donates SD60I to Penn State Rail Program

August 3, 2020

NS Donates SD60I to Penn State Rail Program

Locomotive 6721 will see new life as a teaching tool at Penn State program and has been renumbered “PSU 2020.”


Report: Private Equity Firms Eye Kansas City Southern Takeover

July 31, 2020

Report: Private Equity Firms Eye Kansas City Southern Takeover

KCS stock jumped 14 percent at the news that two firms were looking to take the railroad over.


NS Execs Mum on Possible Pan Am Sale

July 31, 2020

NS Execs Mum on Possible Pan Am Sale

CEO James Squires says NS is committed to staying in New England and that he’ll “leave it at that.”


R&N 425 to Lead Lehigh Gorge Excursions Aug. 14-16

July 30, 2020

R&N 425 to Lead Lehigh Gorge Excursions Aug. 14-16

Steam locomotive will lead first public excursions in Jim Thorpe since railroad resolved tax issue with town.


First Caltrain Electric Built in Utah

July 30, 2020

First Caltrain Electric Built in Utah

The commuter line will be electrified by 2022, displacing the agency’s fleet of F40 locomotives.


Union Pacific Bridge Collapses in Fiery Derailment in Arizona

July 29, 2020

Union Pacific Bridge Collapses in Fiery Derailment in Arizona

Officials say no one was injured and the cause of Wednesday morning’s derailment is under investigation.


Wisconsin Short Line Buys CB&Q Mark Twain Zephyr; Hopes to Run in 2021

July 28, 2020

Wisconsin Short Line Buys CB&Q Mark Twain Zephyr; Hopes to Run in 2021

Part of the Mark Twain Zephyr will be moved by truck this week from the St. Louis area to its new home Wisconsin.


Cindy Sanborn, UP, CSX Vet, Hired for Top Job at NS

July 28, 2020

Cindy Sanborn, UP, CSX Vet, Hired for Top Job at NS

Cindy Sanborn will take over as executive vice president and chief operating officer for NS on Sept. 1.


Reading & Northern to Resume Excursions at Jim Thorpe

July 27, 2020

Reading & Northern to Resume Excursions at Jim Thorpe

Railroad announces that Lehigh Gorge Scenic excursions will begin on Aug. 14.


SMS Railroad Paints B23-7 in Nod to Conrail Heritage

July 27, 2020

SMS Railroad Paints B23-7 in Nod to Conrail Heritage

SMS Railroad recently purchased a former Conrail B23-7 and painted it in tribute to its former owner.