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A Monumental Project
On Sunday, May 17th, the CBS news magazine covered the new Smithsonian Museum being built in Washington, D.C. A short segment covers the restoration and transport of Southern 1200, a Jim Crow car, from Kentucky to D.C.
Source: 60 Minutes, , ,
Posted on May 23, 2015 by sc 'doc' lewis

Scenic Railroads Set To Chug
Saturdayís opening-day activities include a visit from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez in Chama at 9:45 a.m. In Antonito, state lawmakers and local officials will make brief remarks before boarding at 10 a.m.
Source: Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Posted on May 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Railroad Museum Is All Aboard For Move To Tomball
The Tomball City Council has approved a contract with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society that will move the Texas Railroading Heritage Museum from downtown Houston to the depot.
Source: Houston Chronicle, Houston, Chronicle, USA
Posted on May 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Daytrippers: A Memorable Ride Down The Shore Line
Text and video
Source: WTIC-TV, Hartford, CT, U. S. A.
Posted on May 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Largest Collection Of Historic Trains Planned For Kyoto Railway Museum
KYOTO--Fifty-three historically significant trains from the early days of steam power to sleek Shinkansen will be exhibited at the Kyoto Railway Museum that opens in spring 2016.
Source: The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, , Japan
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historic Glenbrook Locomotive Set To Steam Back To Life
For 140 years, the Glenbrook locomotive has helped write the history of Nevada and Lake Tahoe.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada, USA
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Coins Commemorate Railroad
The set of three coins this year honor John W. Barriger III, who ran the Katy Railroad and brought it back from the brink of financial disaster.
Source: Parsons Sun, Parsons, Kansas, USA
Posted on May 20, 2015 by Sloan Auchinclo

A Long-Forgotten, Underground Tunnel In D.C. Is Finally Getting Some Fresh Air
Somewhat OT/The 75,000-square-foot space underneath the city's Dupont Circle will become an impressive new art space.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine - Jan. 2011, Washington, DC, USA
Posted on May 19, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Could Boone, Scenic Valley Railroad Rule Stop Future Big Crashes?
Video & text on link
Source: KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA, U.S.A.
Posted on May 16, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Salamanca Rail Museum Seeking Volunteers To Fill Void
SALAMANCA ó After the passing of longtime Salamanca Rail Museum director Jerry Fordham, the local historical hub has struggled to fill the void.
Source: Salamanca Express, Salamanca, NY, U. S. A.
Posted on May 16, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Black River And Western Railroad Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Current restoration projects undertaken by the Black River Railroad Historical Trust, Inc include restoration of CNJ Coach No. 1009, rehabilitation of Black River & Western Railroad's Alexauken Division, and improvements to Black River & Western Railroad's Ringoes Station.
Source: The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Posted on May 14, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rare Work By Prominent Railroad Artist Gets Wheels Turning For Union Pacific Museum Show
A couple years ago, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum took a call from a supporter interested in donating some items to its collection. It turned out he had something of note: a midcentury oil painting by the esteemed railroad artist Howard Fogg.
Source: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Posted on May 14, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Royal Station In Ballater Destroyed By Fire
"Although the restaurant has largely been destroyed we were able to save a good bit of the museum. "The crews worked exceptionally hard in arduous, dangerous conditions and managed to save the carriage."
Source: BBC, London, , UK
Posted on May 12, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Shelburne Falls Museum Plans Hands-On Day
Some time will be available in the afternoon for hands-on requalification and training. Lunch will be provided for all registered participants.
Source: The Recorder, Greenfield, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on May 12, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Isle Of Man Railways Receives Red Wheel Honours
Isle of Man Railways received three Red Wheel plaques last weekend. The Red Wheels bestowed by The Transport Trust are the equivalent in railway terms to blue heritage plaques.
Source: Manx Telecom Trading Ltd., Braddan, Isel of Man, UK
Posted on May 11, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

West Pittsburg Exhibit Takes Railroad Enthusiasts Back In Time
The historic West Pittsburg train station is surrounded by vendor tables at Saturday's Railroad Heritage Day Celebration.
Source: New Castle News, New Castle, PA, U.S.A.
Posted on May 11, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Double Book Release Set For May 17 At Whippany Railway Museum
Authors Richard King of Union and Rudy Garbely launch double book release on railroad history on May 17. Pictured are Richard King (left) and Rudy Garbely, with Rahway Valley Railroad locomotive No. 16 and Morristown & Erie Railway locomotive No.18. (courtesy photo)
Source: The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Posted on May 9, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Streetcar History Takes Shape In Upcoming Book
May 10, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of mass transportation in Grands Rapids. Carl Bajema brings the details and history to life in his second book to be published within the next year, "The History of Grand Rapids Street Cars."
Source: The Rapidian, Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.
Posted on May 9, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Trolley Museum Partners With KHS Program
Seashore Trolley Museumís volunteers have a new lounge area, thanks to the efforts of students in Kennebunk High Schoolís Alternative Education Program, and their teacher Ed Sharood.
Source: SeaCoastOnline, Plaistow, New Hampshire, USA
Posted on May 9, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Celebrate Whippany Railway MuseumíS 50 Years Of Riding The Rails
MCC steam locomotive No. 4039 is also owned by the Museum and is currently undergoing a complete restoration to full operation later in 2016.
Source: North Jersey Dot-Com, New Jersey, USA
Posted on May 6, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss