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Tears As Our Boys Train From Canberra Railway Museum Proves Too Real
The Our Boys Train re-enactment stirred some powerful emotions among the steam train passengers.
Source: Canberra Times, , , Australia
Posted on April 27, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

A $500K Windfall For Train Museum
Mr. Fisher said about $100,000 of the bequest will go toward the ongoing restoration of a steam locomotive.
Source: Riverbed News-Review, , New York, U.S.A.
Posted on April 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

More Talk, More Time, More Money Devoted To Ulster County Trail Issue
The Ulster County Legislature has created a new committee, and committed tens of thousands of dollars, to look anew at the county’s policy calling for a recreation trail along the former Ulster & Delaware rail corridor.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on April 22, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Railway Museum Seeks New Volunteers
ALNA — The Wiscasset Waterville & Farmigton Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road, will hold its annual spring work weekend Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26.
Source: Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME, U. S. A.
Posted on April 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Old Needham Trolley Near New Life
Trolley 41, left, is shown here on the day it was taken out of storage in November 2010. The streetcar ran between Needham and Wellesley from around 1912 to 1918. Courtesy Photo / Douglas Carrier
Source: Wicked Local, Waltham, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on April 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hertz Rental Building Once Housed Trolley Cars
ASHLAND A building that once served as a fire department in the days of horse-drawn fire trucks when trolley cars roamed the streets of Ashland will soon become history.
Source: Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, U. S. A.
Posted on April 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Railways Win Job Cut Appeal
Interesting article on Court of Appeals decision to cut "featherbedding" rules for the railroads.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on April 21, 2015 by James Reaves

Kingston NY Council Leaders, In Speeches, Focus On Rail Vs. Trail
The Common Council’s majority and minority leaders say court battles should be stopped and a compromise reached on efforts surrounding the expansion of a tourist rail line and recreational trails in the area.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on April 9, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Romance Rides The Rails Of Rolling-Stock Museum
November 9, 1962 Article about the Illinois Railway Museum, then located at a foundry's backlot in North Chicago, describing its progress and visions for the future.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on April 8, 2015 by o anderson

Abandoned Underground Railway Preserved In 3D Scan
The segment of [London's Royal Mail railway, ] the world's first driverless, electrified railway has remained untouched since the site shut down, strewn with personal items left behind by workers including dartboards, tools and calendars.
Source: New Scientist, London, , UK
Posted on April 7, 2015 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Network Rail Suspends West Coast Railway Trains
A recent incident prompts a ban on many British steam hauled main line excursions.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on April 3, 2015 by Richard Buckby

Shock After Hardcore Porn Filmed At Epping Ongar Railway
Famous for its popular Santa Specials and Peppa Pig meet-and-greets, thousands of families visit every year to travel on the [English] heritage railway. But bosses gave [an] American adult film company permission to shoot a porno, which has been seen more than 235,000 times online.
Source: Brentwood Gazette, Brentwood, Essex, UK
Posted on April 1, 2015 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Court Rules City Within Right To Revoke A Use Of Atlantic Ave. Subway Tunnel
The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association (BHRA) is still prohibited from using the long-abandoned, circa-1844 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tunnel under Atlantic Avenue as part of a historic preservation effort, an appellate court has ruled.
Source: Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

San Pedro's Red Cars Might Be Disappearing Forever
Although the line is popular among San Pedroans and visitors alike, for some reason "no provision for a future Red Car line was indicated on initial renderings for Sampson Way."
Source: Curbed Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, U. S. A.
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

A Look Back: Streetcars And Interurbans
From horse-drawn carriages to bicycles, boats and buses, people throughout history have devised faster and easier ways of getting from place to place.
Source: Tribune, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Posted on March 24, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Allman Film Director: Ga. Train Crash 'My Responsibility'
A judge sentenced him to two years in jail in rural Wayne County, where 27-year-old Sarah Jones of Atlanta died in the train crash Feb. 20, 2014. Six others also were injured.
Source: ABCNews.Com, USA
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historic Taipei Railway Yard To Be Turned Into Museum: Minister
Taiwanese minister of culture Hung Meng-chi confirmed on Monday that the ministry has plans to turn the Taipei Railway Workshop into a museum and is currently in the process of outlining a long-term plan to preserve the site.
Source: Want China Times, Taipei, , Taiwan
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Trolley Museum Receives State Grant
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Arden has been awarded a $9,847 grant by the state’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program, state Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-South Fayette, announced.
Source: Observer-Reporter, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Has San Pedro’S Waterfront Red Car Reached The End Of The Line?
San Pedro’s charming waterfront Red Car rail trolley took years of planning, design and construction delays — and $10 million — to finally become a reality along the waterfront 12 years ago. Now, like the vast system of Red Cars that once crisscrossed Los Angeles, it may not survive.
Source: Daily Breeze, Torrance, California, USA
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

PCC Graveyard
It’s in tiny Windber, Pa., tucked away in the woods. Some internet commenters say the owner of the impressive collection of shabby rail cars doesn’t want the attention.
Source: Technically Philly, Philadelphia, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on March 19, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss