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Steam Train To Come Out Of Retirement At Heatherslaw
It had been thought a much-loved steam engine had reached the end of the line when it was put into retirement at the end of last year.
Source: Berwick Advertiser, , , UK
Posted on February 28, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Arvada Streetcar Offers Historic Tie To RTD’S Light Rail Expansion
He then donated the car to Denver Rail Heritage, a preservation group with designs on restoringthe car to its former glory.
Source: KCNC-TV, Denver, CO, U. S. A.
Posted on February 28, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Revisiting The Heyday Of Broome's Streetcar Fleets
It happens every time major work is done on some of our major roadways in the urban corridor: The existing blacktop surface is dug up for some sort of resurfacing or rebuilding, and the remains of old trolley tracks reappear from generations of change and the march of time.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, USA
Posted on February 26, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

New Buffalo Railroad Museum Names First-Ever Executive Director
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Railroad Museum has chosen its first Executive Director, Kimberlee Beck Wendt.
Source: Harbor Country News, New Buffalo, MI, U. S. A.
Posted on February 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

The Horse-Drawn Streetcar, SLO's First Mass Transit System
The last surviving horse drawn streetcar in San Luis Obispo is on display at the Dallidet Adobe. Check their website for hours.
Source: SanLuisObispo.Com, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Posted on February 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Catskill Mountain Railroad, In Business Plan, Says Expansion Is Key To Success
The Catskill Mountain Railroad says it could have a paid staff and a net profit of nearly $1 million by June 2019 if allowed to expand its current operations in the city of Kingston west to the Glenford Dike in Hurley. But according to a 56-page business plan released by the railroad this month, without the extension, it is unclear whether it — or any other train operator — would be able to be successful.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on February 23, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

US Steel Site Cleanup Could Disrupt Or Kill Sightseeing Train
The pending Superfund cleanup of the former U.S. Steel site in Duluth’s Morgan Park neighborhood threatens to derail the the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad’s operations temporarily, and perhaps even end them forever.
Source: Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN, USA
Posted on February 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hugh Reynolds: A Different Track?
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein didn’t mention the Catskill Mountain Railroad at his state of the county address last month. Perhaps he thought he’d put this long-running controversy to bed with his “Hein rail-trail compromise” announced in early December. Not so.
Source: Kingston Times, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on February 22, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Historic Polson Logging Locomotive To Return To Grays Harbor (Hoquiam, WA)
The Polson Museum (Hoquiam, WA) is pleased to announce the upcoming return to Grays Harbor of Polson Logging Company’s #45 locomotive. The 1906 Baldwin 2-6-2 “Prairie” style engine is arguably the most historically significant surviving locomotive to have worked on Grays Harbor as the first purchased-new, purpose-built logging engine bought by the Polson Logging Company.
Source: Grays Harbor Talk, Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States
Posted on February 21, 2015 by rock island lines

Buffalo Creek & Gauley #4 To Return To West Virginia
The North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation has reached an agreement to sell Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 No. 4, a 1926 Baldwin-built steam locomotive with deep West Virginia roots, to the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad for restoration and operation in the Mountain State.
Source: Buffalo Creek & Gauley Website, , ,
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Roger Cole

Photographers Shoot Railroad From Every Angle
So why do photographers from around the world come to Ely, Nevada to experience this very rare opportunity? It’s our authenticity.
Source: Ely Times, Ely, Nevada, USA
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historical Belfast Building Available To Anyone Who Will Move It
BELFAST, Maine — If you’ve always dreamed of owning a 19th century building that has been used as both a railroad freight house and a theater, now is your chance.
Source: Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME, U. S. A.
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

All Aboard The History Train
US passenger and freight trains were a familiar sight on main lines through Southern Ontario. Hamilton’s TH&B Railway was an important part of the network
Source: TheSpec, , , Canada
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Isle Of Man Steam Railway Stations To Lose Their Staff
The heritage railways are within reach of a target to cover half of their running costs. That’s the view of director of public transport Ian Longworth as he confirmed that two further stations on the Steam Railway will be unmanned this year - Ballasalla and Port St Mary - as part of measures to save costs.
Source: Isle Of Man Today, Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rosenberg Railroad Museum Unveils Restored Tower 17
Cold weather didn’t stop the Rosenberg Railroad Museum from celebrating the grand re-opening of historic Tower 17 on Feb. 6. Joined by members of the community, Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales proclaimed Feb. 6 as “Tower 17 Grand Re-Opening Day.
Source: Your Houston News, The Woodlands, TX, U. S. A.
Posted on February 18, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rail Museum Volunteer Restores Dining Car Recipes
One of those dining cars, the Birmingham, was built in 1950 for the Atlantic Coast Line. One night when volunteers had to work overnight, Michael offered to make breakfast the next morning and cooked in the Birmingham. The menu featured sausage and orange muffins that would be served on the Atlantic Coast Line route.
Source: Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
Posted on February 18, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

On Wisconsin: Making Progress On The 1385
When the restoration project is completed, the 1385 will become the only operating C&NW steam locomotive in the country and one of only eight that have been preserved.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, USA
Posted on February 16, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

OT/World's Firstall-Steel Car Ferry Debuted In Michigan
The world's first all-steel car ferry made its maiden voyage from Ludington to Manitowoc, Wis., on Feb. 16, 1897.
Source: Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Posted on February 15, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Officials Tout Benefits Of Danbury Line Extension
DANBURY -- A proposal to provide passenger trains from Danbury to Massachusetts is gaining traction
Source: News-Times, Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Posted on February 15, 2015 by Bill Draper

Full Steam Ahead To Lay Torrington Railway Tracks
Members of the Tarka Valley Railway Group have been busy getting ready to lay tracks in the footsteps of the old Tarka line in Torrington.
Source: Gazette & Advertiser, North Devon, UK
Posted on February 12, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss