A Knotts Berry Farm Steam Locomotive Is Reborn
Engine No. 340, the “Green River,” is one of two engines owned by the farm. It and sister engine No. 41 were purchased in the early 1950s by Walter Knott to power the trains of the Ghost Town & Calico Railroad at the theme park.
Source: OCRegister, Orange County, CA, USA
Posted on August 16, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
RFP Process For "Madam Queen" On Track
Earlier this year, the City of Amarillo’s Purchasing department issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) after various groups or individuals expressed interest in the “Madam Queen,” a 1930s Santa Fe 5000 steam locomotive...
Source: Myhighplains.Com, Amarillo, TX,
Posted on August 8, 2016 by Anonymous
Quincy Station: Do You Hear The Whistle?
A brief history of the small Victorian Railroad Station that served Quincy, Pennsylvania along the Cumberland Valley Railroad, and its long journey towards eventual restoration and display as a museum at Norlo Park outside Chambersburg. PA.
Source: Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on August 5, 2016 by James Fouchard
Historic Caboose Arrives At Carrie Furnace Site
Nice photo article about former Unity Railways Caboose 53A arriving at the Carrie Furnace Site. Caboose was donated by the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Park.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on August 4, 2016 by Scott Becker
Rare Caboose Added To Collection
Nice video of Unity Railways caboose 53A being donated by the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Park.
Source: Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on August 4, 2016 by Scott Becker
$2 Million Restoration Of Historic Roanoke Virginian Station Complete
It took 15 years and over $2 million, but restoration of Roanoke’s historic Virginian Railway passenger station is complete.
Source: WSLS TV, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Posted on July 26, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
Railroad Boards Agree To Terms On New Corporation
Faced with threats of resignation from railroad director Mark Bassett and prominent donor and backer John Gianoli, the Ely City Council — acting as the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation Board of Trustees and the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation Management Board — approved a new set of bylaws, articles of incorporation and development agreement for Ely’s landmark attraction.
Source: Ely Times, Ely, Nevada, USA
Posted on July 26, 2016 by Bill Hough
East Troy Train Catches Fire During Birthday Party, Grandfather Says
3-year-old boy's birthday party went awry after a train on the East Troy Electric Railroad caught fire on Saturday, the boy's grandfather said.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Posted on July 25, 2016 by bob miller
Amarillo Plans To Sell Historic Madam Queen Locomotive
City of Amarillo solicits bids to sell Santa Fe 2-10-4 #5000, the "Madam Queen".
Source: Globe News (Registration Required), Amarillo, Texas, USA
Posted on July 23, 2016 by Dan Rohrback
Catskill Mountain Railroad Secures Permit From Ulster County To Resume Scenic Train Rides
Ulster County has granted a permit to the Catskill Mountain Railroad that allows the company to resume scenic train rides in the Kingston-Ulster area starting August 1.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on July 18, 2016 by Ernest Hunt
At The Grand Canyon, A Mechanic’S Love Affair With Locomotives
Brief interview with, and photo of, Eric Hadder, chief mechanical officer of the Grand Canyon Railway.
Source: New York Times, New York, New York, USA
Posted on July 10, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
Gray Getting Railway Project On Track
The Gray Town Council is considering a public-private partnership to help bring the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company to town. The sound of the train in the distance has been tantalizing Gray residents for five years now, since the town was selected from among three other competing municipalities – Bridgton, Monson and Portland – to be the railroad’s new home. At Tuesday’s meeting, the council discussed laying the tracks for the railroad, physically and metaphorically, with half of a million dollars from the town. The funds, however, would first need to be approved by the voters.
Source: Current Publishing, Falmouth, Maine, USA
Posted on July 10, 2016 by O Anderson
Beautiful On The Inside: Preserved Philadelphia PCC Car Undergoing Interior Makeover
Efforts are underway to repaint the 1947 streamlined streetcar’s drab 1980s interior colors so they match up with the recreated late ’50s exterior paint scheme which was applied last year.
Source: Trams Stop Here!, , ,
Posted on July 9, 2016 by Bill Hough
Railroad Museum Struggling Through Tough Times
The Wichita Falls Railroad Museum is going through tough financial times, with its board noting a loss of donor and sponsorship money, fewer grants and family memberships, and an aging volunteer base.
Source: Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Posted on July 8, 2016 by Anonymous
Lee Wesley Gibson, Believed To Be Oldest Surviving Pullman Porter, Dies At 106
Gibson began work as a coach attendant with Union Pacific Railroad in 1936 at the height of the Great Depression.
Source: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted on June 30, 2016 by Ross PINYAN