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Louisville & Indiana Buys Southern Indiana Assets

May 19, 2022

Louisville & Indiana Buys Southern Indiana Assets

Southern Indiana Railway traced its history to the 1905 expansion of the Louisville & Northern Electric Traction Company. It last ran in 2020.


Durango & Silverton Temporarily Suspends Operations Due to Fire Danger

May 18, 2022

Durango & Silverton Temporarily Suspends Operations Due to Fire Danger

As part of a settlement with the federal government, the iconic narrow gauge railroad agreed to not operate during high fire danger.


Robert Earl Bryant, Buckingham Branch Founder, Dies at 87

May 17, 2022

Robert Earl Bryant, Buckingham Branch Founder, Dies at 87

Bryant founded Buckingham Branch in 1988 when he purchased a 16-mile branch off CSX Transportation’s James River Subdivision.


UPDATE: BNSF to Revise ‘Hi-Viz’ Attendance Policy

May 16, 2022

UPDATE: BNSF to Revise ‘Hi-Viz’ Attendance Policy

BNSF Railway changes its controversial attendance policy after being criticized by unions, railroaders.


MUNI Heritage Day Returns June 4

May 16, 2022

MUNI Heritage Day Returns June 4

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Market Street Railway team up to bring out rarely seen, historic streetcars and cable cars in San Francisco.


Railroading Heritage of Midwest America Launches Fundraiser for Restorations

May 13, 2022

Railroading Heritage of Midwest America Launches Fundraiser for Restorations

The non-profit plans to restore two legendary Union Pacific locomotives, 4-6-6-4 3985 and 2-10-2 5511


Pennsylvania’s ‘The Station Inn’ Sold

May 13, 2022

Pennsylvania’s ‘The Station Inn’ Sold

The Station Inn in Cresson, Pa., long a popular railfan destination, has been sold to the Lang family.


North Shore Railroad Adds New Branch

May 12, 2022

North Shore Railroad Adds New Branch

North Shore Railroad took over a section of former Pennsylvania Railroad trackage in Snyder County this month.


End of an Era: China’s Last Steam Railroad Closes

May 11, 2022

End of an Era: China’s Last Steam Railroad Closes

The Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway operated its last steam-powered coal train on April 25 and began ripping up the track last week.


Amtrak to Increase Northeast Corridor, Long-Distance Services

May 10, 2022

Amtrak to Increase Northeast Corridor, Long-Distance Services

This summer, Northeast Regional service will return to 80 percent of its pre-pandemic level.