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In From The Outdoors: Q&A With Jim McMahon
McMahon’s lifelong interest in trains led him to the Seashore Trolley Museum in Arundel, not far from his Kennebunkport home.
Source: Press Herald, Portland, Maine, USA
Posted on September 1, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Donors Fund Historic Train Station's Move To Fairgrounds
PLEASANT VALLEY – Taxpayers will not be footing the bill to move the town's old train station from Joseph D'Aquanni West Road Intermediate School to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Posted on August 31, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Steam Engine Built In Logansport Stars In Book
One of the stories Mark A. Stevens covered as publisher of The Erwin Record in Erwin, Tennessee, was community members' efforts to bring the Clinchfield No. 1 steam engine back to the town that helped make it famous from where it currently resides in a Baltimore museum.
Source: Westport News, Bridgeport, CT, U.S.A.
Posted on August 31, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Plans Are Underway To Acquire Rail Corridor For Trails
A non-profit organization based in DuBois has applied for funding to acquire the 73.8-mile corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad. Headwaters Charitable Trust and the Headwater Resource Conservation and Development Council intends to convert the vacated corridor into a "rails-to-trails" system. The corridor now is owned by the Kovalchick Corp. of Indiana, Pa. Kovalchick, a large scrap dealer, is in the process of removing rails and ties from the route between Knox in Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
Source: Kane Republican, Kane, PA, USA
Posted on August 30, 2014 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Restored Steam Locomotive Unveiled At TVRM In 1-Week
TVRM Operations Manager Steve Freer said, "This is a dream come true. Many of us grew up riding behind 4501 (often simply referred to as "the 01") and loved every minute of it.
Source: WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, TN, U.S.A.
Posted on August 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Library Embarks On $100,000 Capital Campaign
The legacy which started in 1957 continues at the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library with “The Little Library That Could” capital campaign. The board of directors has established a goal of $100,000 to preserve the 1891 former Western Maryland Railway Station for future generations to come.
Source: Record Herald, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on August 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Crescent City Train Car Renovation Chugging Along
The train car, built in 1949, was originally a luxury passenger car for Southern Railway VIPs in its day. Sellers said she hopes to return it to its former glory and use it as an educational and tourism tool for Dalton.
Source: MySA.Com, San Antonio, Arizona, USA
Posted on August 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Train Station's 100th 'a New Beginning'
The centennial of the Qualicum Beach train station was celebrated in grand style Saturday with hundreds of people enjoying displays and activities.
Source: Oceanside Star, Parksville, BC, Canada
Posted on August 29, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Antique Train Engine And Box Cars Featured At New Location
REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta Cascade Rail Preservation society began to move their two boxcars and steam engine to a new location on Tuesday.
Source: KRCR-TV, Redding, CA, U.S.A.
Posted on August 28, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Maine Museum Preserves Relics From Golden Age Of Public Transport
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Now we look back to what many describe as a golden age of public transport in America. I'm talking about an era when trolleys, streetcars, trams and electric cable cars ruled the road.
Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Bangor, ME, U.S.A.
Posted on August 28, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Frisco Railroad Museum To Begin Walking Tours
Incredible photos of restoration.
Source: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, USA
Posted on August 27, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

McKinney Avenue Trolley Extension Now Set For December
The long-delayed downtown extension of the McKinney Avenue trolley has been delayed once more. Originally scheduled for spring 2013, the opening of the extension was pushed back to this October. City and transit authorities now say the extended line will open to the public in December.
Source: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, USA
Posted on August 27, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Edaville Breaks Ground On Thomas Land To Open In 2015
On August 19th, 2014, ground was broken in Carver, MA for the first Thomas Land in North America
Source: Family Travel Magazine, , ,
Posted on August 25, 2014 by Roger Cole

Zoo Train Restoration
Pacific Power Group is restoring two iconic pieces of zoo history — the Old West-inspired Centennial steam locomotive and the retro-futuristic Zooliner.
Source: Columbian, Vancouver, Washington, USA
Posted on August 25, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Florida Railroad Museum Seals Deal On 11 Acres In Parrish
The Florida Railroad Museum recently purchased 11 acres at 12210 83rd St., opening a new chapter in its 32-year history. "We have been renting this property for a really long time from the Chin family," museum president Pat Masterson said.
Source: Herald, Bradenton, Florida, USA
Posted on August 24, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Carsten's Publications Is Permanently Closing
Carsten Publications, publishers of Railfan and Railroad, Railroad Model Craftsman and Flying Models has permanently closed as of Friday, August 22, 2014
Source: Carsten Publications Website, , ,
Posted on August 22, 2014 by Roger Cole

Carvey G. Davis Jr. R.I.P.
Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of bone cancer Saturday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 90.
Source: Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, U. S. A.
Posted on August 22, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

All Aboard Called For Sept. 13 Train Ride
While the steam engine train ride is not available now, the opportunity came for passenger cars sandwiched between two engines. The 1953 open-window coach cars are the same ones used in the movie “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp in 2009.
Source: Chillicothe Times-Bulletin, Chillicothe, IL, U. S. A.
Posted on August 21, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Group Hires New Director And Plans Museum
In July, the Cedar Park-based Austin Steam Train Association hired new executive director Lil Serafine to help its train-centered tourism stay on track.
Source: Community Impact Newspaper, Pflugerville, TX, USA
Posted on August 21, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

100 Missoula Icons: Streetcar No. 50 Represents Energized Time
t’s hard to imagine a more energized time in Missoula’s 150 years than the electric streetcar era.
Source: Missoulian, Missoula, MT, U. S. A..
Posted on August 21, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss