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Illinois Railway Museum Saves the Bacon (Boxcar)

June 23, 2021

Illinois Railway Museum Saves the Bacon (Boxcar)

Illinois Railway Museum a rare 36-foot billboard refrigerator car built more than a century ago.


White Pass & Yukon to Resume Regular Service in July

June 22, 2021

White Pass & Yukon to Resume Regular Service in July

The narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Railroad has not operated since 2019.


San Francisco’s Cable Cars Giving Free Rides in August

June 22, 2021

San Francisco’s Cable Cars Giving Free Rides in August

Mayor says San Francisco “isn’t the same without cable cars” and that the icons will return to the rails this summer.


Santa Fe, Southern Pacific Cabooses Saved in Arizona

June 21, 2021

Santa Fe, Southern Pacific Cabooses Saved in Arizona

Five historic cabooses have been moved in Tempe, Ariz., to make way for new development.


James J. Hill’s Private Car Acquired by Minnesota Museum

June 18, 2021

James J. Hill’s Private Car Acquired by Minnesota Museum

James J. Hill’s great-grandson purchased the car in California and donated it to the Minnesota museum.


Amtrak 50th Anniversary Unit on Display at B&O Museum

June 18, 2021

Amtrak 50th Anniversary Unit on Display at B&O Museum

Amtrak P42 100 was moved into the B&O Railroad Museum grounds on Thursday.


Amtrak Begins Multi-Year Effort to Refurbish Long-Distance Equipment

June 18, 2021

Amtrak Begins Multi-Year Effort to Refurbish Long-Distance Equipment

Amtrak’s bi-level Superliners will get new upholstery, carpet, tables, lighting and more as part of a multi-million upgrade.


Caltrain Electrification Delayed Until 2024

June 17, 2021

Caltrain Electrification Delayed Until 2024

Caltrain cited a number of issues including the interruption of its construction supply chains because of the COVID-19 pandemic


Colebrookdale Puts 90-Year-Old Brill Motorcar into Service

June 16, 2021

Colebrookdale Puts 90-Year-Old Brill Motorcar into Service

The M-55 motorcar worked for Sperry Rail Service and Remington Arms before entering tourist service in the 2000s.


Metra Increases Service, Reworks Schedule for Changing Needs

June 15, 2021

Metra Increases Service, Reworks Schedule for Changing Needs

This month, ridership on Chicago’s Metra reached 17 percent of its pre-pandemic levels.