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City Interested In Adding Preservation District For Painesville Railroad Museum
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern station
Source: The News-Herald, , OH, U. S. A.
Posted on January 28, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Trolley Cars On Pekin’S Streets
In terms of public transportation in Pekin today, we have the Peoria-based CityLink bus system. But in the past, Pekin was served by its own bus lines — and before that, by street cars. Pekin’s trolley system began as an abortive private venture which was taken over and run by the city.
Source: Pekin Daily Times, Pekin, Illinois, USA
Posted on January 28, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

O&W Station To Be Restored To Authentic Historic Look
The Middletown Community Health Center is working toward securing permanent financing to convert the fire-damaged O&W Station in Middletown into new offices for their healthcare operation.
Source: Mid-Hudson News, Newburgh, New York, USA
Posted on January 28, 2015 by Bill Draper

National Railroad Museum Plots Major Capital Campaign
Frank, the museum's executive director, and her staff will spend the better part of 2015 preparing for a major capital campaign with a goal of raising $15 million to $20 million to improve existing buildings, protect museum collections and build new facilities at the museum, which Congress declared a national museum in 1958. The campaign's proceeds will be used in part to build a large "Smithsonian standard" building that would allow the museum to house most of its rolling stock inside a climate-controlled environment, Frank says.
Source: Progressive Railroading, USA
Posted on January 27, 2015 by Bill Hough

Historical Images Of New York City Subway
slide show of historic New York City subway lines, stations, cars, people 1878-2010
Source: Yahoo News, USA
Posted on January 25, 2015 by Jim Vliet

Steam Train Investigated As Oamaru Fire Cause
Firefighters are battling 19 separate fires around a 12-kilometre stretch of railway track south of Oamaru tonight.
Source: Radio New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Posted on January 24, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Self-Propelled Rail Cars Are Blast From MBTA’S Past
Photo caption: JOHN BLANDING/GLOBE STAFF A restored Buddliner parked near a recreational trail in Bedford is a bit of history the MBTA wants to repeat.
Source: Boston Globe, Boston, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Virginia Museum Of Transportation To Open African-American Railway History Exhibit
The exhibit is called "From Cotton to Silk: African American Railroad Workers of the Norfolk & Western and Norfolk Southern Railways."
Source: WDBJ7.Com, Roanoke, VA, USA
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Join Us To Say ‘Goodbye, Old Friends!’ To The 2400-Series Railcars
Chicago Transit Authority runs farewell trips using 2400 series railcars on Jan 21.
Source: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Posted on January 20, 2015 by bob miller

Ulster County Makes New Move Toward Eviction Of Catskill Mountain Railroad
Ulster County is preparing to file more litigation in an attempt to evict the Catskill Mountain Railroad from county-owned train tracks, according to Ernie Hunt, the spokesman for the railroad, and Ulster County Legislator David Donaldson.
Source: Watershed Post, New Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on January 18, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Inspecting Scranton’S Underground History
SCRANTON — A project to replace the Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton means an inspection Tuesday and Wednesday of a railroad tunnel underneath it.
Source: WNEP-TV, Moosic, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on January 15, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Open House At Trolley Museum
Volunteers and engineering students work on the tracks at the Shore Line Trolley Museum, a National Historic District, in East Haven.
Source: Connecticut Post, , CT, U. S. A.
Posted on January 14, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Century-Old Train Trestle In Tuscaloosa Getting $2.5 Million In Repairs
An estimated $2.5 million in repairs is under way on the railway crossing the historic Mobile and Ohio Railroad train trestle spanning the Black Warrior River.
Source: Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Posted on January 13, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hollywood Movie Producers Film At Severn Valley Railway
“Those we spoke to were quite appreciative of the railway and its facilities. "Many of them were surprised by its size and the fact it is operated by volunteers.
Source: Worcester News, UK
Posted on January 13, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

What Happened To England's Forgotten Railway Stations?
In living memory, hundreds of railway stations have closed across the country and have since been abandoned, demolished or converted to other uses. But many former passengers still remember the days when they were a hive of activity.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on January 11, 2015 by Richard Buckby

Norfolk And Western 611 Should Steam Back Into Roanoke This Spring
The 611 went to North Carolina last year for renovations, and it should return on time.
Source: Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Posted on January 11, 2015 by rock island lines

Rail Cars Donated To Tourism Commission For Planned Railroad Museum
The French Broad River, a 10-6 sleeper car owned by the Cincinnati Museum Center, is being donated to the Corbin, Kentucky, Tourism and Convention Commission for a local railroad museum.
Source: The News Journal, Corbin, KY, U. S. A.
Posted on January 9, 2015 by rock island lines

Obituary: Allan Garraway MBE, Railway Preservationist, Manager And Engineer
Allan Garraway was one of the giants of railway preservation, an expert who was not merely a railway enthusiast but an enthusiastic railwayman, a subtle but a vital distinction.
Source: The Scotsman, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Richard Buckby

Talyllyn Steam Locomotives Get Secret 150th Paint Job
Two locomotives at the heart of a historic preserved railway have been given a secret make-over as the line celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Richard Buckby

North Strabane Man's Love Of Trains Started Early, Shaped His Career
Profile of PA Trolley Museum Executive Director Scott Becker
Source: Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss