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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

Century Old Chicago Trolley Found
1905 St Louis Car Co trolley used in Chicago was built into Wisconsin shed and recently re-discovered.
Source: ABC 7 News, Chicago, Illinois,
Posted on March 28, 2016 by Steve

CNW 1385: Rebuild Chugging Along
“It’s been a very long, long process,” said Peter Deets, a volunteer with the museum and the last person to fire up the locomotive’s engine before it was taken out of service in 1998. “Everything that’s been done here has equaled if not surpassed original build. And that’s really what our aim is, to return the engine to original build specifications.”
Source: LaCrosse Tribune, LaCroose, WI, USA
Posted on March 28, 2016 by Anonymous

Southern RR Signal Bridge Saved
A signal bridge that once stood at Rosemont Garden in Lexington is now controlling trains at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles.
Source: Kentucky.Com, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Posted on March 24, 2016 by Anonymous

Disney & Railroads – The Ward Kimball Connection Continues
A look at the Nevada Central number 2, now known as the "Emma Nevada" - a project underway at the Orange Empire Railway Museum.
Source: Roger Colton, Livermore, California, United States
Posted on March 18, 2016 by Roger Colton

Grove Farm Museum’S Railroad
Grove Farm Museum’s Railroad
Source: The Garden Island, Lihue, Hawaii, USA
Posted on March 14, 2016 by M Austin

Man Crushed Between Steam Locomotive And Its Tender At West Somerset Railway Suffers Cracked Ribs
A WEST Somerset Railway staff member cheated death after being crushed between a steam locomotive and its tender. A 69-year-old senior member of staff was rushed to Musgrove Park Hospital with broken ribs following the incident at Bishops Lydeard station on Friday, February 26.
Source: Sommerset County Gazette, Taunton, England, UK
Posted on March 11, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV