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February 26, 2019
Workers of UE Local 506 and 618 went on strike Tuesday after negotiations with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (Wabtec) broke down late Monday.
January 21, 2019
The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train will no longer operate in 2019 and beyond. This will not affect Union Pacific’s own schedule of special excursion trains operated for the public.
January 21, 2019
The deal to sell 373 miles of CSX track to RailUSA’s Florida Gulf & Atlantic has fallen through, according to officials.
December 13, 2018
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.
December 3, 2018
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.
November 14, 2018
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.
November 12, 2018
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.
November 5, 2018
R.J. Corman has acquired the Nashville & Eastern group of shortlines from the Drunsic family, in a surprise announcement released November 5.
October 10, 2018
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.
August 23, 2018
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.