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Transit Agencies Ask for $33 Billion to Survive Pandemic

May 12, 2020

Transit Agencies Ask for $33 Billion to Survive Pandemic

Transit providers from coast-to-coast held a press conference to ask Congress for more money amid pandemic.


Montreal’s Mount Royal Tunnel Closed For Three Years

May 12, 2020

Montreal’s Mount Royal Tunnel Closed For Three Years

Canada’s only heavy rail electrified passenger operation is being converted to light rail and the Mount Royal Tunnel will be closed for three years.


UP Puts Cross-Country Reefer Train on Ice

May 11, 2020

UP Puts Cross-Country Reefer Train on Ice

Union Pacific said economic woes brought on by the coronavirus forced it to end Cold Connect service between the West Coast and New York.


Vermont Rail System to Purchase New England Southern

May 11, 2020

Vermont Rail System to Purchase New England Southern

Vermont Rail System officials say New England Southern operations will not change immediately


Acela Returns to Northeast Corridor on June 1

May 8, 2020

Acela Returns to Northeast Corridor on June 1

Amtrak also announces new rules requiring all passengers to wear face masks.


VIA Rail Suspends Transcontinental Passenger Service Until November

May 7, 2020

VIA Rail Suspends Transcontinental Passenger Service Until November

VIA Rail Canada suspends the Canadian and Ocean until at least Nov. 1 due to uncertainty surrounding coronavirus pandemic.


North Carolina Museum Adds Alco, Diner to Collection

May 7, 2020

North Carolina Museum Adds Alco, Diner to Collection

Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum expands collection with an Alexander Railroad Alco S3 and a former Amtrak heritage diner.


Chesapeake & Ohio Caboose Restored in West Virginia

May 6, 2020

Chesapeake & Ohio Caboose Restored in West Virginia

C&O Historical Society, Durbin & Greenbrier Valley partner to restore caboose at Cass Scenic.


Canadian Pacific Roster of SD40-2 Locomotives Continues to Dwindle

May 6, 2020

Canadian Pacific Roster of SD40-2 Locomotives Continues to Dwindle

The Canadian Pacific once had one of the largest fleets of EMD SD40-2 locomotives in North America but in April it was down to just 38.


Gulf Coast Passenger Service Gets $5.45 Million Boost From Feds

May 5, 2020

Gulf Coast Passenger Service Gets $5.45 Million Boost From Feds

Passenger rail service east of New Orleans was suspended following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but could be making a comeback thanks to a $5.45 million grant from the federal government that will cover operating expenses.