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Madison Entrepreneur Breathes New Life Into Historic Train Cars
If you've driven through downtown Madison, Wisconsin, chances are you've seen the historic train cars that rest on W. Washington Ave., but you might not know, they're serving a new purpose.
Source: WKOW TV 27, Madison, WI, USA
Posted on January 27, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Syracuse To Fix Up Old Train Platform
State to Pay to Restore Unused Historic Train Platform
Source: Post, Syracuse, NY, USA
Posted on January 26, 2016 by Steve Aroesty

Los Angeles Mt. Lowe Electric Railway
The story of the Mt. Lowe Railway, opened in 1893 and closed in 1938
Source: Daily Mail, UK
Posted on January 24, 2016 by Jim Vliet

South Gippsland Railway To Close
A heritage railway in Australia is to close after attacks on volunteers.
Source: Railpage, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Posted on January 24, 2016 by Richard Buckby

Isle Of Man Horse Tram Service Ends After 140 Years
The Isle of Man horse tram service is to be terminated after 140 years, Douglas council has confirmed.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on January 24, 2016 by Richard Buckby

Midland Railroad Historical Association Pummeled By Thieves And Vandals
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An association that operates a historical railroad in northeast Kansas has suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damages from vandals and other intruders over the past several years.
Source: KSNT, Topeka, KS, USA
Posted on January 20, 2016 by Anonymous

Locals Shocked By Thunder Mountain Line Shutdown
People who live and work in Horseshoe Bend were surprised to hear the Thunder Mountain Rail Line is suspending its operations. On Monday, Thunder Mountain Line Vice President Chris Bertel posted a message on the company's website saying, "It is with great sadness and disappointment that the Thunder Mountain Line has suspended its 2016 excursion operations."
Source: KTVB, Boise, ID, USA
Posted on January 20, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Campaign Launched To Keep Historic Seattle Waterfront Streetcars
The waterfront streetcars — originally operating along the Seattle Waterfront and the Chinatown-International District — have been stored in a warehouse in the area's Industrial District since being taken out of service in 2005. In support of the citizen-led effort, Seattle has agreed to help store the remaining cars for two years pending the outcome of the private fundraising campaign.
Source: Metro Magazine, Torrance, CA, USA
Posted on January 19, 2016 by Bill Hough

9/11 Train Car To Become Cornerstone Of Memorial At Trolley Museum In Downtown Kingston
More coverage of last month's arrival of PATH car 143 in Kingston NY.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on January 18, 2016 by Evan Jennings

Ulster County Rail Trail Compromise Brings Lengthy Battle To A Close
A years-long dispute, at times heated, over the future of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad corridor ended in late 2015 when the Ulster County Legislature adopted a policy that provides for both tourist train and a recreational trail that will enable hikers, bikers and others to enjoy the scenic vista of the Ashokan Reservoir.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on January 15, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Williams, AZ Officials OK $500,000 State Grant For Railroad Museum
City council members showed their continued support of a railroad museum in Williams when they accepted a $500,000 grant from the state of Arizona during their Dec. 17 meeting.
Source: Williams-Grand Canyon News, Williams, AZ, USA
Posted on January 13, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Indiana Railcar Restaurant To Close
A restaurant in Peru, IN, consisting of two Hiawatha lightweight cars, is closing. The cars are as follows: #1351, a baggage-dormitory converted from the 1947 Touralux Mount Stuart, and 1948 coach #524, converted to leg-rest and renumbered 612.
Source: Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana, US
Posted on January 8, 2016 by Anonymous

Lubricants Company To Help Fund New LMS-Patriot Class Steam Locomotive
The in-progress steam locomotive is currently visiting Tyseley Loco Works... Morris Lubricants has contributed towards the cost of manufacturing the pattern for the bogie centre casing. In addition, the company is providing the metalworking lubricants during the manufacturing stage and all the specialist steam lubricants for the new locomotive when it’s running.
Source: Shropshire Live, , , UK
Posted on January 8, 2016 by Anonymous

Summer Of Crime Hits Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Michael Tarran, one of the directors of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, delivered an alarming catalogue of costly and sometimes dangerous crimes that plagued the railway during the summer of 2015. These included stones hurled at trains, visitors' cars broken into, expensive gas lamps broken, lengths of hose pipe cut up and stolen from Oxenhope Station, brass wheel bearings stolen from Haworth Locomotive Yard and even a beer keg thrown onto the track, which obstructed and delayed a train.
Source: Keighley News, Keighley, UK
Posted on January 7, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Incident At Roaring Trees Narrow Gauge RR
Some minor injuries on Felton, CA narrow gauge steam line.
Source: Ksbw TV, Monteray, CA, US
Posted on December 30, 2015 by Steve Aroesty

Sacramento Wants To Turn Train Tracks Into 4.5-Mile Trail For Bikes, Pedestrians
Sacramento officials have begun laying groundwork for one of the most ambitious “rails to trails” travel corridors in the region, a paved cycling and pedestrian path that would cut for miles through the city’s south area.
Source: Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California, USA
Posted on December 23, 2015 by Bill Hough

Trains And Trails Make Peace In Ulster County
It's a holiday miracle: Railroad fans, trail enthusiasts and Ulster’s County’s executive have decided to end a three-year feud over a county-owned railroad right-of-way.
Source: Watershed Post, New Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on December 21, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Last Surviving Train Car From The World Trade Center Arrives In Kingston
The Trolley Museum of New York will receive the last surviving train car from the World Trade Center Wednesday. As Port Authority employees evacuated the World Trade Center rail terminal on 9/11, one train remained there. The museum’s acquisition, Car 143, is the last car from that train.
Source: Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New York, USA
Posted on December 16, 2015 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Ulster County Lawmakers Amend Rail Trail Policy To Allow Tourist Train Operations
Ulster County lawmakers on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend a formerly trail-only policy for the former Ulster and Delaware rail corridor, setting aside more track for train operations while guaranteeing a connected pedestrian rail trail. The action followed years of controversy over the best use of the 38.6-mile rail corridor, which is owned by the county.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on December 16, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Restoring History
Nice photo piece about Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's shop volunteers.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Posted on December 9, 2015 by Scott Becker