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UPDATE: 3 Dead After Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Derails in Missouri

June 27, 2022

UPDATE: 3 Dead After Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Derails in Missouri

Eight cars of the eastbound Southwest Chief left the tracks after hitting a truck near Mendon, Mo.


BNSF Institutes Carload Embargo to Ease California Congestion

June 27, 2022

BNSF Institutes Carload Embargo to Ease California Congestion

This week, BNSF Railway will start limiting certain shipments to California for one month.


East Broad Top 2-8-2 Fired Up For First Time Since 1956

June 24, 2022

East Broad Top 2-8-2 Fired Up For First Time Since 1956

Locomotive 16 is the first steam locomotive to be fired up on the narrow gauge railroad since it shut down in 2011.


Conway Scenic 7470 Back In Steam After Fire

June 24, 2022

Conway Scenic 7470 Back In Steam After Fire

The former Canadian National 0-6-0 is expected to lead excursions on the New Hampshire tourist road in the coming months.


Amtrak Appoints New President, Vice President

June 23, 2022

Amtrak Appoints New President, Vice President

Roger Harris was named president and will report to CEO Stephen Gardner.


Fort Wayne Acquires Former PRR Passenger Cars

June 23, 2022

Fort Wayne Acquires Former PRR Passenger Cars

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will use the two former Pennsylvania Railroad passenger cars on its upcoming Indiana Rail Experience excursions.


Amtrak Ups Acela Speed in New Jersey

June 22, 2022

Amtrak Ups Acela Speed in New Jersey

Acela will now be able to run up to speeds of 150 miles per hour in parts of New Jersey thanks to infrastructure improvements.


Society to Celebrate Canadian Northern’s 125th Anniversary

June 21, 2022

Society to Celebrate Canadian Northern’s 125th Anniversary

The Canadian Northern was the country’s second transcontinental railroad and formed the core of today’s Canadian National.


Shay Locomotive Finds New Home at Oregon Coast Scenic

June 20, 2022

Shay Locomotive Finds New Home at Oregon Coast Scenic

The three-truck Shay is the first locomotive to move to the tourist railroad after it acquired a private collection.


CSX-CN Massena Line Deal Called Off

June 17, 2022

CSX-CN Massena Line Deal Called Off

CSX Transportation’s plan to sell its 280-mile Massena Line in New York to Canadian National is dead.