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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum Expands

February 9, 2024

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum Expands

The museum says car barn extension will help it care for two new acquisitions: a line car and a rare parlor car.


Amtrak Begins Painting Older Equipment Into New Phase VII Scheme

February 8, 2024

Amtrak Begins Painting Older Equipment Into New Phase VII Scheme

The new scheme that was first introduced on ALC-42 locomotives is being rolled out on older locomotives and rolling stock.


A Year After Striking Deal, Gulf Coast Service Has Yet to Return

February 7, 2024

A Year After Striking Deal, Gulf Coast Service Has Yet to Return

In an update to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, Amtrak and railroad officials said they were still working out details.


FRA Issues Rare Emergency Order Shutting Down Oklahoma Short Line

February 6, 2024

FRA Issues Rare Emergency Order Shutting Down Oklahoma Short Line

FRA officials said multiple Blackwell Northern Gateway trains have derailed and that management provided false documentation to inspectors.


Pere Marquette 1225 Ready for Busy Season After Running Gear Work

February 6, 2024

Pere Marquette 1225 Ready for Busy Season After Running Gear Work

Last year the locomotive received its first complete running gear overhaul since the steam era.


Rain, Landslides Disrupt Amtrak Service in SoCal

February 5, 2024

Rain, Landslides Disrupt Amtrak Service in SoCal

Amtrak was canceling some ‘Pacific Surfliner’ runs due to the record-breaking deluge.


Reading & Northern See Increase in Freight, Passenger Traffic

February 5, 2024

Reading & Northern See Increase in Freight, Passenger Traffic

Pennsylvania short line moved more than 37,000 carloads in 2023, up from 33,000 the year before.


CN Files Paperwork to Acquire Iowa Northern; Hopes to Complete Deal by Fall

February 2, 2024

CN Files Paperwork to Acquire Iowa Northern; Hopes to Complete Deal by Fall

Canadian National presented a timeline that would see Iowa Northern taken over by the Class I on or after August 25.


Metra to Permanently Allow Bikes on All Trains

February 1, 2024

Metra to Permanently Allow Bikes on All Trains

Bikes have been allowed in the ADA seating area on Metra trains since 2005, but for most of that time they were restricted to non-rush period trains.


CPKC Announces Schedule For 2816 ‘Final Spike’ Tour

January 31, 2024

CPKC Announces Schedule For 2816 ‘Final Spike’ Tour

Canadian Pacific 2816 will kick off its tri-nation tour in Calgary on April 24 and arrive in Mexico City on June 4.