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Montana Short Line to Resume Operations Following Devastating Wildfire

December 7, 2021

Montana Short Line to Resume Operations Following Devastating Wildfire

Dozens of homes were lost in Denton — home to the Central Montana Rail, Inc. — following a late-season wildfire last week.


Former Iowa Pacific E8A Finds New Home at Illinois Railway Museum

December 6, 2021

Former Iowa Pacific E8A Finds New Home at Illinois Railway Museum

The ex-Chicago & North Western E8A arrived at the museum over the weekend and eventually will be repainted yellow and green.


Mississippi Railroad Museum to Reopen in January

December 6, 2021

Mississippi Railroad Museum to Reopen in January

After being closed for a number of years, the Meridian Railroad Museum will open its doors again next month.


Elusive Baldwin ‘Shark’ Emerges After Four Decades in Storage

December 3, 2021

Elusive Baldwin ‘Shark’ Emerges After Four Decades in Storage

On Thursday, Delaware & Hudson RF-16 1216 was pulled from storage in Michigan for the first time in nearly 40 years.


Norfolk Southern CEO to Retire, Vice President Promoted

December 3, 2021

Norfolk Southern CEO to Retire, Vice President Promoted

James A. Squires has been CEO since 2013 and will be replaced by Alan H. Shaw.


VIA Rail Shows Off New Siemens Corridor Trains

December 2, 2021

VIA Rail Shows Off New Siemens Corridor Trains

The new trains are expected to go into service between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont., in 2022.


STB Gives Amtrak Access to CSX Yard on Gulf Coast

December 1, 2021

STB Gives Amtrak Access to CSX Yard on Gulf Coast

CSX had been trying to prevent Amtrak officials from accessing their yard in Mobile, Ala.


RailUSA Sold to Australian Firm

December 1, 2021

RailUSA Sold to Australian Firm

RailUSA owns Florida Gulf & Atlantic in Florida and Georgia and Grenada Railroad in Mississippi and Tennessee.


Canadian National’s B.C. Main Line Closed Again

November 30, 2021

Canadian National’s B.C. Main Line Closed Again

More than two weeks after heavy rain decimated parts of British Columbia, railroads are still trying to resume regular service.


Sugar Express Reveals New Passenger Car Scheme

November 30, 2021

Sugar Express Reveals New Passenger Car Scheme

Earlier this year, the “Sugar Express” acquired some former Great Northern passenger cars from the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.