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Catskill Mountain Railroad Train Rides Near What Could Be Their Last Stop
A crowd of people came out Sunday to board what could be among the final train rides operated by the Catskill Mountain Railroad.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 29, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Last Stops For The Catskill Mountain Railroad
The last train is leaving the station. The Catskill Mountain Railroad is saying its final goodbyes this weekend, as the expiration of its lease on the scenic railroads around Kingston and Esopus Creek looms May 31.
Source: Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New York, USA
Posted on May 29, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

WWI Locomotives Revisit Battlefield 100 Years After War
British-based narrow gauge steam locomotives traveled to France for a 100-year anniversary of Battle of the Somme offensive. Locomotives included a US-built Baldwin 4-6-0T WDLR No. 778, and West Lancashire Railway’s Kerr Stuart ‘Joffre’ 0-6-0T+WT. The event took place on the last surviving section of rail line built to support the British and French armies for the July 1, 1916 Battle of the Somme offensive.
Source: Rail UK, , , United Kingdom
Posted on May 29, 2016 by Anonymous

Final Kingston And Phoenicia Trains This Weekend
In 1862 Thomas Cornell and partners began building what would become the Ulster and Delaware Railroad. When competed in 1900 it stretched from Rondout to Oneonta and branched from Phoenicia to the Catskill's mountain-top hotels. One-hundred fifty-four years later most of the tracks are still in place from mid-town Kingston to Highmount. Indeed they continue into Delaware County as well. Under Ulster County's controversial trail plan most of these historic Ulster and Delaware Corridor rails in the county are slated for removal.
Source: Watershed Post, New Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 28, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Catskill Mountain Railroad Offers Its Final Rides This Weekend
The Catskill Mountain Railroad will operate both its Kingston City Limited and Esopus Creek Scenic Train this weekend, the railroad’s final days of operation.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 25, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Famous Railroad Preservationist Also Environmentalist
LANCASTER, Pa. — Linn Moedinger's farm has been in his family for 10 generations
Source: Annie Snider Asnider@Politico.Com, , ,
Posted on May 25, 2016 by M Austin

Choo-Choo! MSU Surplus Store Selling Locomotive
The switcher or switch engine was purchased in 2009 and used to pull coal cars at the T.B. Simon Power Plant. MSU’s Board of Trustees voted in 2015 to stop using coal by the end of 2016, but the plant actually stopped at the end of March, well ahead of schedule. And so the switcher was no longer needed.
Source: Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI, USA
Posted on May 16, 2016 by Timothy Davis

Depot Museum Plans Derailed By CP
A Manitoba heritage group's plan to open a rail museum is in limbo because Canadian Pacific Railway told them the company wants the old train station back — after the group spent more than $50,000 renovating the building.
Source: CBC News British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on May 12, 2016 by Anonymous

Hundreds Take Steam Train Rides In Kingston
Jim Ford said he could almost hear the Viscose No. 6 steam locomotive calling out “I think I can, I think I can,” as it chugged along the Ulster & Delware railroad tracks Saturday.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 10, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

County Shuts Down One Of Ulsters Top Tourist Attractions
Just days after Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announced the end of the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s (CMRR) lease on the county owned tracks, effectively shutting down the CMRR.
Source: Examiner, Baltimore, MD, USA
Posted on April 30, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Northern Ohio Railways Have A Rich History: What's Brewing
Reports on a talk one of the Northern Ohio Railway Museum's public speakers gave to the Medina County Historical Society.
Source: Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Posted on April 30, 2016 by steve heister

Catskill Mountain Railroad Settles Lawsuit With Ulster County
Three years of often acrimonious and expensive legal haggling came to an end Tuesday with an agreement announced by Ulster County executive Mike Hein with the Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR).
Source: Woodstock Times, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on April 26, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Redevelopment Authority Approves Sale Of Historic Wilkes-Barre Train Station
After a decade of government ownership, the deteriorating historic Jersey Central train station in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Pa. will be sold to a private developer.
Source: Times-Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
Posted on April 21, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Pacific SW Rwy. Museum Opens New Interactive Exhibit
April 19, 2016. "The hands-on exhibit, valued at $250,000, at the Campo museum just opened to the public thanks to a private party donation. The exhibit’s interpretive mounted placards and videos explain how railroad signals work. Actual hand-controlled, historic railroad signals operate along with the videos. It is expected to be a big draw for the museum, said Jim Lundquist, director of museum services."
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA,
Posted on April 21, 2016 by Anonymous

Cal. State RR. Museum Makes A Tie With A Japanese Rail Museum
Apr 19, 2016 "Last week, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum entered into a sisterhood agreement with The Railway Museum in Saitama, Japan."
Source: Sacramento Press, Sacramento, CA,
Posted on April 21, 2016 by Anonymous

Flying Yankee Could Move To Concord, NH
City of Concord interested in having the train in the city as part of a future transportation museum.
Source: Monitor, Concord, NH, USA
Posted on April 16, 2016 by Anonymous

State Releases New Details On Possible Bullet Train Routes
The California rail authority released four voluminous reports Friday on proposed alternatives for bullet train routes from Bakersfield to Anaheim — providing new details on how the train would traverse the Southern California mountains, cut through downtown Los Angeles, enter Union Station and reach Orange County.
Source: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted on April 9, 2016 by ROSS PINYAN

Transforming Union Station From A Transit Hub To An Urban Destination
Attracting Angelenos for reasons other than catching a train, supporters say, could help transform the 77-year-old building from a transit hub to a destination.
Source: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted on April 9, 2016 by ROSS PINYAN

Catskill Mountain Railroad Among Ulster County’S Top Tourist Attractions
The Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) posted total ridership of 39,359 for 2015. Revenues stayed steady at an estimated $1 million in 2015, similar tothe $1.036 million reported in 2014, according to a statement released this week by the organization.
Source: The Register-Star, Hudson, New York, USA
Posted on April 1, 2016 by Ernest Hunt