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VTA's Historic Trolley Returns For The Holidays!
The Historic Trolley, Car 2001, was built in Milan, Italy in 1928 where it originally operated until the mid-1980s when it was donated by the Italian government to the San Jose Trolley Corporation.
Source: SC Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on November 23, 2015 by Bill Hough

NW 611 Produces Millions In Economic Impact
The 65-year-old engine’s restoration and return resulted in an estimated $4.5 to $7 million of total economic impact in the Virginia communities she visited.
Source: The Roanoke Star, Roanoke, VA, U. S. A.
Posted on November 13, 2015 by rypn_reader

Restoration Begins On Nevada Northern #81
Locomotive No. 81 is a 178,000 lb, 2-8-0 Baldwin that was purchased new by the Nevada Northern Railway in 1917 to serve as a mainline freight locomotive from East Ely to Cobre (the interchange with the SP). Restoration is budgeted at $1,200,000.
Source: Ely Times, Ely, Nevada, USA
Posted on November 6, 2015 by rypn_reader

Businesses Team Up To Restore ATSF 4-8-4 #2912
Local contractors and G4 Coatings, Graco, and Rust-oleum, donate material and services to cosmetically restore Santa Fe northern (4-8-4) #2912 at Pueblo Railway Museum. ... ... The new Graco blaster uses high-speed mist instead of water, and garnet dust instead of sand.
Source: Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Posted on October 29, 2015 by rypn_reader

Railfan Raises Concerns About Sale Of Conway Scenic
With the sale of the Conway Scenic Railroad expected to take place in early 2016, concerns have been raised by a Massachusetts-based rail fan who wondered whether the new owners might want to add freight service or other industrial operations to the tourism railroad's operations.
Source: Conway Daily Sun, Conway, NH, USA
Posted on October 29, 2015 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Pacific Imperial Railroad's New Owner To Rebuild Desert Line
The new investment in PIR will help the railroad reconstruct the Desert Line. The project will upgrade a 70.4-mile section of rail line starting at the Mexico/California border and joining with Union Pacific Railroad in Plaster City, Calif.
Source: Progressive Railroading, USA
Posted on October 29, 2015 by Greg Ramsey

Mountsorrel Railway Opens Again After 50 Years
A disused railway in central England is restored by volunteers.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on October 25, 2015 by Richard Buckby

Golden State Diner Under Restoration In Mendota, IL
The car was built in 1949 by the Pullman Co. and used on the Chicago to LA, SP-CRI&P passenger train, The Golden State. Once the car is finished, it will be like stepping back into 1949. The restoration will match the original color scheme both inside and out.
Source: News Trib, , , U. S. A.
Posted on October 20, 2015 by RIL

Twin City Railroad Museum Looking For A New Home
Twin City Railroad museum looking for a new home
Source: Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, USA
Posted on October 18, 2015 by Roger Forman

Model Train Museum Has Chugged Along For Generations, ..
Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum at risk of closing.
Source: Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Posted on October 18, 2015 by Roger Forman

Last Oregon & California Railroad Car In Existence Finds Home At Museum
The last remaining Oregon and California railroad car, vintage 1883, was given to the Douglas County Museum by the Glendale community a year ago. Since then, the museum has been trying to find the money to start the restoration process.
Posted on October 16, 2015 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Train Station Windows Are Object Lesson In Preservation
The Michigan Central Station, enshrined on the National Register of Historic Places, has suffered years of neglect. Now, more than 1,000 windows are being installed, but they are not historically appropriate for the building.
Source: Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Posted on October 7, 2015 by Tim Davis

Old Celanese Line Given New Lease Of Life At Derbyshire Railway
A closed chemical works in Central England, donates rail to a heritage railway.
Source: Derby Telegraph, Derby, Derbyshire, England
Posted on October 5, 2015 by Richard Buckby

Train Headed To New Destination?
The Mayor of Leesburg, FL, would like to see Cummer Sons Cypress Co #104, a 1920 Baldwin 2-6-2, removed from Herlong Park, and a new owner found at no cost to the city.
Source: Daily Commercial, , FL, USA
Posted on October 2, 2015 by RIL

Baltimore And Ohio Caboose Restoration On Track
The 1927 I-5D model at the B&O Railroad Museum's Ellicott City Station was built during a classic period in American railroad history... The museum is partnering with Modern Woodmen of America and entertainer Maggie Thorn to help raise money toward the cost of the restoration project, which has an estimated price tag of $50,000, said David Shackelford, the museum's chief curator.
Source: Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Posted on October 1, 2015 by RIL