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Take A Ride On Portland's Trolleys With Rail Historian Richard Thompson: Cedar Mill Library News
Thanks to his local library, Blane was inspired to write what ranks as No. 26 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Greatest Songs in American Films. Video of Judy Garland singing Trolley Song.
Source: OregonLive.Com, Portland, Oregon, USA
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Riders Get Chance To Hop On Historic Restored Trolley Car In Lakewood
Car. No. 25 escaped demolition and is the only known example of an intact, standard gauge, electric interurban railway car of its type designed and built by the Woeber Car and Carriage Company of Denver.
Source: Denver Post, Denver, Colorado, USA
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Train Mail Car Trailered On Joplin's Main Street To Redings Mill
JOPLIN, Mo. — With a police escort leading the way Monday, postal car No. 34 breezed through downtown Joplin en route to its new home in Redings Mill, where it was greeted by a welcome party of local residents and railroad enthusiasts.
Source: Joplin Globe, Joplin, Missouri, USA
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Grafton & Upton Railroad To Host 'Polar Express'
Railroad spokesman Doug Pizzi said this is likely the first time there will be passenger traffic on those rails since the 1930s.
Source: Gatehouse Media, Milford, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

John's Diner In Lakewood Still Thriving In Old Railroad Car
Video: Ex-Nickel Plate car serves as John's Diner for more than 50 years.
Source: WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Museum Offers Railway Time Travel
The Alberta Railway Museum is getting ready to celebrate the Heritage Weekend with an opportunity to travel back to the early days of the Northern Alberta Railways (NAR).
Source: Sherwood Park News, , Alberta, Canada
Posted on July 29, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Jim Kerr: Colebrookdale Railroad Picking Up Steam
It's funny how one dream can be so contagious. A good example is the effort to revive old-time train service between Boyertown and Pottstown, a dream that started a few years ago with Nathaniel Guest, a self-described train buff and volunteer advocate.
Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on July 28, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

ArtBeat: Harding's Train Becomes Christmas Ornament -- But Not Harding's Alaska Train
There was a flurry of excitement in the newsroom when a call came in last month announcing the selection of the 2014 White House Christmas Ornament. It should be exciting to Alaskans, the initial call said, because it will be a miniature version of “the train that brought President Harding to Alaska.”
Source: Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Arkansas, USA
Posted on July 28, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

A Trip Back In Time: Rockhill Trolley Museum Acquires A 1980s Model San Diego Trolley
ROCKHILL FURNACE >> "All aboard," shouts the conductor, prompting the eager crowd waiting to climb aboard the vintage trolley which will escort them through a three-mile trip along the Blacklog Narrows.
Source: Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on July 28, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

City Extends Support Of Railroad Museum
Council voted unanimously to authorize city manager Charlie Barrineau to sign a letter of commitment for a grant award that would allow the continued restoration of rail cars at the museum.
Source: GwD Today, Greenwood, SC, U. S. A.
Posted on July 27, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Throwback Thursday: Trolleys And Streetcars In Ballard
With the Seattle City Council voting earlier this week to select First Avenue as a future streetcar route, and agreeing to seek up to $75 million in federal money to fund the project, this week’s throwback post harkens back to the days when Ballard had streetcars and trolleys running through the neighborhood.
Source: My Ballard, Seattle, WA, U. S. A.
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Tourist Train Derails Near Alaska-Canada Border, Injuring Passengers
A White Pass & Yukon Route Railway train derailed on a routine sightseeing trek from Skagway into Canada.
Source: Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Arkansas, USA
Posted on July 24, 2014 by Evan Jennings

Porter Split Vote Nixes Funds For Trolley/Museum Feasibility Study
The Porter Town Council voted down a $4,300 request to help determine whether historic South Shore passenger cars could be used for an operating tourism trolley or as part of a museum display, perhaps in Porter itself.
Source: Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Indiana, USA
Posted on July 24, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Trolley 505 Hits Road Again
The former Scranton Transit Company Trolley Car 505 is pulled on a temporary track and loaded on to a flatbed truck for a trip from Lackawanna County grounds near McDade Park to a steel restoration shop in Bernville.
Source: Times—Tribune, Scranton, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on July 24, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Helena In 75 Objects: 15. Downtown Trolley Car
A horse-drawn trolley car that ferried railroad travelers between Helena’s train depot and town in the 1800s is now a permanent fixture along the Downtown Walking Mall.
Source: Independent Record, Helena, Montana, USA
Posted on July 22, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rail Fair Raises Money For Copeland Display
Proceeds from the 4000 Foundation's Rail Fair benefit the upkeep and restoration of the La Crosse Short Line display at Copeland Park.
Source: LaCrosse Tribune, LaCroose, WI, USA
Posted on July 20, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Death On Tracks Halts Excursions At Iron Heritage Festival
Officials said a 21-year-old man from Virgina was struck and killed by a train traveling to Bloomsburg as part of the Iron Heritage Festival. The Montour County Corner said the death is being treated as a suicide, following witness reports that the man put his head on the tracks before the train hit him. A watchman at the tracks said he spotted the man Friday night sleeping in a parking lot nearby and noticed him wandering near the tracks before the deadly collision.
Source: WNEP-TV, Moosic, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on July 19, 2014 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Man Killed By Iron Heritage Festival Excursion Train
Three hundred yards into its first trip of the day at the Iron Heritage Festival, an eight-car North Shore Railroad excursion train struck and killed a man believed to be in his early 20s. The body of the man, who has yet to be identified, was discovered shortly after 10 a.m. behind Alpine Animal Clinic, at Route 54 and Route 11. A couple found the body, Danville [Pa.] police said. Police believe the man was in his early 20s. Earlier in the morning he had been seen lying on asphalt behind the animal hospital and near the train tracks.
Source: Daily Item, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on July 19, 2014 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Support For Railroad Museum At Old Plant City Depot Gaining Steam
PLANT CITY The Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum is proving to be a big draw for downtown.
Source: Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, U. S. A.
Posted on July 19, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

It's Super Hero Day At Trolley Museum
Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Batman and Superman will be riding the trolleys at the Shoreline Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Source: Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Posted on July 19, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss