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Court Rules City Within Right To Revoke A Use Of Atlantic Ave. Subway Tunnel
The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association (BHRA) is still prohibited from using the long-abandoned, circa-1844 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tunnel under Atlantic Avenue as part of a historic preservation effort, an appellate court has ruled.
Source: Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

San Pedro's Red Cars Might Be Disappearing Forever
Although the line is popular among San Pedroans and visitors alike, for some reason "no provision for a future Red Car line was indicated on initial renderings for Sampson Way."
Source: Curbed Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, U. S. A.
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

A Look Back: Streetcars And Interurbans
From horse-drawn carriages to bicycles, boats and buses, people throughout history have devised faster and easier ways of getting from place to place.
Source: Tribune, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Posted on March 24, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Allman Film Director: Ga. Train Crash 'My Responsibility'
A judge sentenced him to two years in jail in rural Wayne County, where 27-year-old Sarah Jones of Atlanta died in the train crash Feb. 20, 2014. Six others also were injured.
Source: ABCNews.Com, USA
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historic Taipei Railway Yard To Be Turned Into Museum: Minister
Taiwanese minister of culture Hung Meng-chi confirmed on Monday that the ministry has plans to turn the Taipei Railway Workshop into a museum and is currently in the process of outlining a long-term plan to preserve the site.
Source: Want China Times, Taipei, , Taiwan
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Trolley Museum Receives State Grant
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Arden has been awarded a $9,847 grant by the state’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program, state Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-South Fayette, announced.
Source: Observer-Reporter, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Has San Pedro’S Waterfront Red Car Reached The End Of The Line?
San Pedro’s charming waterfront Red Car rail trolley took years of planning, design and construction delays — and $10 million — to finally become a reality along the waterfront 12 years ago. Now, like the vast system of Red Cars that once crisscrossed Los Angeles, it may not survive.
Source: Daily Breeze, Torrance, California, USA
Posted on March 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

PCC Graveyard
It’s in tiny Windber, Pa., tucked away in the woods. Some internet commenters say the owner of the impressive collection of shabby rail cars doesn’t want the attention.
Source: Technically Philly, Philadelphia, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on March 19, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

'World's Oldest Railway Tunnel' Awarded Protected Status
A tunnel dating from 1793 in Derbyshire, Central England, is believed to be the World' oldest.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on March 19, 2015 by Richard Buckby

New Locomotive En Route To Shipyard
A new, bright yellow locomotive is bound for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard — on a flat car.
Source: Kitsap Sun, WA, USA
Posted on March 16, 2015 by Greg Ramsey

Istanbul’S Historic Train Station To Be Converted Into Museum
Moreover, following the rehabilitation of the railway between Yenikapı Station and Sirkeci Terminal Station, the historical station will continue to operate in emergencies.
Source: Focus On Travel News, , , Turkey
Posted on March 13, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Railway Museum Fire Engulfs Carriage
A fire at the Railway Museum in Kingston on Thursday afternoon has left a rail carriage damaged.
Source: Canberra Times, , , Australia
Posted on March 12, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Opens For 50th Season
The sound of train whistles once again echoed through Fish Camp last weekend as one of Madera County’s most loved attractions - the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad - kicked off its 50th year of operation - an operation started by a Swiss immigrant and his family in 1965.
Source: Sierra Star, Oakhurst, CA, USA
Posted on March 12, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Spring Trains Ready To Roll At Western Railway Museum
RIO VISTA — Warming weather has wine lovers and wildflower watchers looking forward to April. Tickets are now on sale for the annual Scenic Limited and Vintage Comet trains at the Western Railway Museum. Powered completely by clean electricity, both historic trains return next month.
Source: Manteca Bulletin, Manteca, CA, U. S. A.
Posted on March 12, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Stewartstown Railroad To Offer Train Rides With Locomotive 'Mighty Mo' And A Passenger Coach Again
Stewartstown Railroad Gets Ready For Big Train Operations
Source: York Daily Record, York, PA, USA
Posted on March 10, 2015 by Mike Ruane

‘Roosevelt’S Ride’ To Be Restored
KENNEBUNKPORT — Generally speaking, one does not expect to find a place listed on the National Register of Historic Sites under a tarp, buried in the snow. And yet, that’s where the “Narcissus” sits at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, 46 years after it was acquired with an eye towards full restoration.
Source: Kennebunk Post, Kennebunk, ME, U. S. A.
Posted on March 7, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Train Buffs Visit Classic Steam Engine At Site Of Makeover
SPENCER, N.C. Not every rail fan wants to wait for the Norfolk & Western J Class 611 to roll back into Roanoke before seeing it again. A group of train buffs from all over Virginia and even out of state packed a charter bus to North Carolina in late February to visit the classic steam engine at the site of her makeover.
Source: Raleigh News, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Posted on March 7, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Severn Valley Railway Crowned ‘Heritage Site Of The Year’
Whistles will be tooting in celebration on the tracks of the Severn Valley Railway this weekend following news that the attraction has been named the nation’s best-loved heritage site in a national awards scheme.
Source: Shropshire Live, , , UK
Posted on March 5, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

1949 Diner-Lounge Railcar Arrives At New Council Bluffs Home
A historic railcar’s journey ended Wednesday at RailsWest Railroad Museum. The 1949 Chicago & North Western diner-lounge car was donated to the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County almost two years ago.
Source: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Posted on March 4, 2015 by rock island lines

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Seeks Managing Director
Post vacant due to retirement
Source: Railnews, London, England, UK
Posted on March 4, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss