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Wabtec GE Transportation employees on strike at Erie plant

February 26, 2019

Wabtec GE Transportation employees on strike at Erie plant

Workers of UE Local 506 and 618 went on strike Tuesday after negotiations with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (Wabtec) broke down late Monday.


No Cheyenne Frontier Days Train in 2019

January 21, 2019

No Cheyenne Frontier Days Train in 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.


No Deal for CSX Florida Panhandle Line

January 21, 2019

No Deal for CSX Florida Panhandle Line

The deal to sell 373 miles of CSX track to RailUSA’s Florida Gulf & Atlantic has fallen through, according to officials.


Nashville Steam Locomotive Move Planned for January

December 13, 2018

Nashville Steam Locomotive Move Planned for January

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.


Union Pacific Takes Part in Bush Funeral Procession

December 3, 2018

Union Pacific Takes Part in Bush Funeral Procession

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.


Watco Launches Ithaca Central on Former Lehigh Valley Route

November 14, 2018

Watco Launches Ithaca Central on Former Lehigh Valley Route

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.


RailUSA Buys CSX Line Across Florida Panhandle

November 12, 2018

RailUSA Buys CSX Line Across Florida Panhandle

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.


R.J. Corman Purchases Nashville & Eastern

November 5, 2018

R.J. Corman Purchases Nashville & Eastern

R.J. Corman has acquired the Nashville & Eastern group of shortlines from the Drunsic family, in a surprise announcement released November 5.


Photographer and Historian John Gruber Dies at 82

October 10, 2018

Photographer and Historian John Gruber Dies at 82

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.


Rio Grande Tunnel Motor Moved to Colorado Railroad Museum

August 23, 2018

Rio Grande Tunnel Motor Moved to Colorado Railroad Museum

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.