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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

Lake Shore Electric Interurban Railroad Central To Fremont Area
The Lake Shore Electric interurban railroad was a big part of life in the Fremont area 100 years ago.
Source: Fremont News Messenger, Fremont, OH, USA
Posted on August 20, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historic "Clinchfield 100" Rail Car Open For Tours This Weekend
The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum recently restored it and took it back to Erwin, it's un-official home, on May 7th. It had been 32 years since the rail car rolled out of town.
Source: WFSB, CT, USA
Posted on August 20, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Museum Railroad Exhibit Stirs Memories
It’s been a busy week for the ghosts of history and memories at the Johnson County Historical Museum, a week that’s also seen acquaintances renewed and new friendships forged. “We’ve had people in and out and sticking around to visit for hours,” Johnson County Historical Commission member Sandy Sims said.
Source: Burleson-Crowley Connection, Cleburne, TX, USA
Posted on August 20, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rare Dallas Trolley Cars Spared From The Scrapyard
The ongoing saga of the effort to preserve 3 Stone & Webster standard streetcars that have been deaccessioned by MATA in Dallas, Tx.
Source: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, USA
Posted on August 18, 2014 by Andy Nold

A Ride In History On Blue Comet
The history of the Blue Comet, including a wreck that spilled terrified passengers into the remote wilds of the Pinelands, will be explored at a daylong event Saturday in Chatsworth, a Burlington County village. It's the town's first-ever celebration of the storied train.
Source: Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on August 10, 2014 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Fillmore Railway Trains Free To Run Again
FILLMORE, Calif. - The Fillmore & Western Railway is free to temporarily run its vintage, tourist-oriented trains again.
Source: Ventura County Star, Oxnard, CA, USA
Posted on August 9, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hobo Festival Has Fun Approach To History
Activities include hobo stew samples, a hobo costume contest, vendors and an egg-frying competition on the track.
Source: San Angelo Standard Times, San Angelo, TX, USA
Posted on August 9, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Ulster To Establish Policy For Rail With Trail On Ulster And Delaware Rail Corridor
Committee Chairman Thomas Briggs said the current contract with Catskill Mountain Railway will not be renewed.
Source: Mid-Hudson News, Newburgh, New York, USA
Posted on August 7, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Marking History In Hiroshima: First A-Bomb Dropped 69 Years Ago
Over the years, the Hiroshima Electric Railway has modernized its streetcar fleet, but there are still a number of older trolleys; that has prompted railfans to dub the streetcar system a “Moving Museum.”
Source: Communities Digital News, , MD, U. S. A.
Posted on August 6, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

1892 St. Peter Train Robbery Re-Enactment Debuts At County Fair
The latest entry at this year’s Nicollet County Fair isn’t on the official schedule. But while the 19th century train robbery re-enactment is a last-minute addition to Saturday afternoon's events, the horses, explosions and gunfight in the 30-minute performance are sure to make it a fairgoers' favorite.
Source: St. Peter Herald, St. Peter, MN, U. S. A.
Posted on August 4, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

All Aboard! Ike Back On Track At Railroad Museum
Video/ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — The Dwight D. Eisenhower is ready for its second tour of duty at the National Railroad Museum.
Source: USA Today, McLean, Virginia, USA
Posted on August 3, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Butte In 75, No. 48: Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway
The Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway short-line railroad was founded in 1892.
Source: Montana Standard, Butte, MT, U. S. A.
Posted on August 3, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Meet The Museum Volunteer Who Keeps History On Track
Maxwell said one of the joys of working on the engine is talking to children who come to see an operating steam engine up close.
Source: Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
Posted on August 2, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Bowie Preserves Railroad History With Caboose Upgrade
To the delight of some Bowie-area train enthusiasts, the city’s Railroad Museum is receiving a newly restored caboose car that will help preserve the city’s extensive railway history, and unlike the museum’s current caboose, the new car is one that would have actually run through Prince George’s County.
Source: Gazette, Maryland, USA
Posted on August 1, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Ride The National Capital Trolley Museum’S Streetcars — Don’T Wait For H Street
From left, streetcars from The Hague, Netherlands; Blackpool, England; and Toronto, are all restored with great love.
Source: Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Posted on August 1, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss