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Conway Scenic to Celebrate Half Century of Service on Aug. 3 and 4

July 19, 2024

Conway Scenic to Celebrate Half Century of Service on Aug. 3 and 4

New Hampshire tourist railroad plans to operate special excursions, photo freight on former Boston & Maine branch.


MUNI Acquires Third ‘Boat Tram’

July 18, 2024

MUNI Acquires Third ‘Boat Tram’

San Francisco’s unique “Boat” tram from Blackpool, England, will run every Sunday through October 13.


End Nears For Northern Pacific Signals in Montana

July 17, 2024

End Nears For Northern Pacific Signals in Montana

Replacements for classic searchlight signals dating back to the Northern Pacific days have been installed west of Missoula, Mont.


Norfolk & Western 611 Won’t Run in 2024

July 16, 2024

Norfolk & Western 611 Won’t Run in 2024

The decision not to run the locomotive this year comes as its owner deal with turmoil on its board of directors.


Amtrak ‘Borealis’ Ridership Tops 18,500 in First Month

July 15, 2024

Amtrak ‘Borealis’ Ridership Tops 18,500 in First Month

The new service between Chicago and the Twin Cities began operating in May.


VIA Historical Associations Completes Passenger Car Restoration

July 12, 2024

VIA Historical Associations Completes Passenger Car Restoration

In late 2023, the non-profit dedicated to preserving the history of Canada’s national passenger carrier acquired two Dayniters and a baggage car.


Canadian Pacific 2816 Returns Home After Historic Tour

July 11, 2024

Canadian Pacific 2816 Returns Home After Historic Tour

On Wednesday, the “Final Spike Steam Tour” arrived back in Calgary following 76 days on the road.


Apache Railway Donates Rare Alco RS-36

July 10, 2024

Apache Railway Donates Rare Alco RS-36

The locomotive, Apache 800, will be put on display at the historic Navajo County Courthouse in Holbrook, Ariz.


Metra’s SD70MACHs Perform Well in Chicagoland

July 9, 2024

Metra’s SD70MACHs Perform Well in Chicagoland

Metra officials tell Railfan & Railroad that 14 SD70MACH locomotives are on the property and in service.


Great Northern 4-6-2 to be Restored in Iowa

July 8, 2024

Great Northern 4-6-2 to be Restored in Iowa

Great Northern H-5s 4-6-2 1355 once led the railway’s finest passenger trains in the Pacific Northwest.