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UP Releases Detailed Schedule as Big Boy Prepares for Tour

August 4, 2021

UP Releases Detailed Schedule as Big Boy Prepares for Tour

Union Pacific “Big Boy” 4014 will leave its home base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at 8 a.m. Thursday.


Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Spar Over Shareholder Vote

August 3, 2021

Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Spar Over Shareholder Vote

While CP, KCS trade barbs over upcoming shareholder vote, STB rules the railroads must share information.


Union Pacific Rebuilds Fire-Damaged Bridge a Month Early

August 2, 2021

Union Pacific Rebuilds Fire-Damaged Bridge a Month Early

Union Pacific’s Dry Canyon Bridge in northern California was damaged back in June by the Lava Fire.


Kentucky Steam Gets Pandemic Grant

August 2, 2021

Kentucky Steam Gets Pandemic Grant

Kentucky Steam was one of 51 cultural organizations in the state to receive federal funds recently.


California Fire Causes ‘Significant’ Damage to BNSF Line

July 30, 2021

California Fire Causes ‘Significant’ Damage to BNSF Line

The Dixie Fire near Keddie has burned nearly a quarter-million acres and is only 24 percent contained.


Mississippi’s Rock Island Buys Obs Car, Preps New Operation

July 30, 2021

Mississippi’s Rock Island Buys Obs Car, Preps New Operation

The Rock Island will start service on the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad in Gulfport is expected to begin in August.


STB Accepts CSX’s Revised Application to Acquire Pan Am

July 29, 2021

STB Accepts CSX’s Revised Application to Acquire Pan Am

A review of CSX’s plan to acquire Pan Am is expected to take eight months.


With Santa Fe 2926 Ready to Roll, New Mexico Group Turns to Track

July 29, 2021

With Santa Fe 2926 Ready to Roll, New Mexico Group Turns to Track

New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society says the group needs to work on the track at its facility to get the 4-8-4 onto the main.


South Park Steamer Sidelined in Colorado

July 29, 2021

South Park Steamer Sidelined in Colorado

South Park Rail Society announced that its 2-6-2 will not be running for the rest of the season.


Ohio’s Cincinnati Scenic Restores GP10 into Conrail Blue

July 28, 2021

Ohio’s Cincinnati Scenic Restores GP10 into Conrail Blue

Originally an Illinois Central locomotive, the Cincinnati Scenic decided to paint its new GP10 into Conrail blue in a nod to local history.