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North-Central Illinois City To Sell Rail Line
PERU, Ill. (AP) - The north-central Illinois city of Peru is selling its more than three mile stretch of rail line for $1.25 million.
Source: KWQC-TV, Davenport, IA, U. S. A.
Posted on October 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Trains Nearly Repaired Following Arkansas Crash
WINSLOW, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas & Missouri Railroad spokesman says two trains involved in a crash that injured more than a dozen people could soon be up and running again.
Source: WMAC-TV, Memphis, TN, U. S. A.
Posted on October 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Corwen Welcomes First Train For 50 Years
It is full steam ahead at last for railway enthusiasts who are celebrating the first trains to visit Corwen in nearly half a century. The Denbighshire town saw its last service in 1964 after rail cutbacks.
Source: BBC, London, , UK
Posted on October 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Washington’S Streetcars In The Post, Then And Now
The Post’s Michael Laris on Thursday updated the status of the District’s effort to return streetcars to the city.
Source: Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Posted on October 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Texas Electric Railway
Early 1900s train cars helped Plano flourish
Source: Community Impact Newspaper, Pflugerville, TX, USA
Posted on October 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

What Should Happen To The Old Red And Orange Line Trains?
"........we also like to preserve a bit of MBTA history by donating a retired car or two to the Sea Shore Trolley Museum in Maine,” said T spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
Source: Boston Magazine, Boston, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on October 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Beloved Pumpkin Train Going Up For Auction
However, if you have the interest and the means, not to mention land for the track, the 2-foot narrow gauge railroad could be yours. It will be sold Thursday at auction -- including locomotives, train cars, a historic depot and a half-mile of track.
Source: News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, U. S. A.
Posted on October 22, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Railroad Group Hopes To Soon Restore Old Locomotive In Waterville
The group’s president, Richard Glueck, said members have raised $50,000 so far to buy and restore the locomotive, and they plan to move it in the spring to Ellsworth for the majority of the restoration work.
Source: Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME, U. S. A.
Posted on October 22, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Asheville's Roundhouse Matters To Many
ASHEVILLE – The roundhouse is missable. The 90-year-old building appears as an undistinguished structure of glass and brick from the lanes of busy Meadow Road in Asheville's River Arts District.
Source: Citizen Times, Asheville, North Carolins, USA
Posted on October 22, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Old ‘Boss’ Reflects On Railroad Museum’S Artifacts
GALESBURG — Jim Clayton says there’s a great story to tell if visitors would check out the Galesburg Railroad Museum.
Source: Galesburg.Com, Galesburg, IL, USA
Posted on October 20, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Old ‘Boss’ Reflects On Railroad Museum’S Artifacts
GALESBURG — Jim Clayton says there’s a great story to tell if visitors would check out the Galesburg Railroad Museum.
Source: Galesburg.Com, Galesburg, IL, USA
Posted on October 20, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

All Aboard The Lebanon Express
Nostalgia and a desperate need could revive the Arab world’s first railway
Source: Craven Herald, Skipton, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posted on October 20, 2014 by Richard Buckby

Volunteers On Board With Caboose Rescue
LaMoille’s mayor was helping with a roofing project on village property this week, but it wasn’t tax dollars at work. Instead, volunteers came to the rescue of a nearly 140-year-old wooden caboose and 19th century railroad building in LaMoille. When it rains, it also rains inside the southern half of the old Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad depot/freight house that the village of LaMoille owns on the abandoned railroad right of way.
Source: News Trib, , , U. S. A.
Posted on October 18, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Next Train To Iran: British Firm Launches 'new Orient Express'
A British company hoping to recapture some of the romance of the original Orient Express has launched a new service taking passengers on a fortnight's journey that will carry them from Hungary to Iran. Video of steam train too!
Source: Daily Telegraph, London, England, UK
Posted on October 18, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Colebrookdale Railroad Prepares For Opening Weekend
Video
Source: WFMZ-TV, Allentown, PA, USA
Posted on October 18, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

The Florida Railroad Museum Holds Hidden Treasure
Rare is the kid who never had a passing wish to run away from home by hopping the rails and riding across the countryside to someplace else. The fascination with choo-choos begins in infancy as dad guides the spoon of strained peas into the train tunnel that’s your open mouth.
Source: Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, U. S. A.
Posted on October 18, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Group Reminisces About Des Moines' Streetcar Era
He hopes to one day open a streetcar museum in Des Moines.
Source: Quad City Times, , IA, USA
Posted on October 18, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Elmira History: Elevated Railroad United City In 1934
Chemung County Historian Tom Byrne wrote that "the elevation of the railroads in the early 1930s was an immense project, comparable to the long-discussed north-south arterial highway (Clemens Center Parkway) of the 1970s."
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY, USA
Posted on October 17, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rotary Gives $35,000 To Railroad Museum
Subscription required for full article The McComb Rotary Club presented a $35,000 check Tuesday to the McComb Railroad Depot Museum to aid in improvements and projects. Pictured are, from left, front row, Museum Director Winnie Len Howell, Museum Board President Ganeath Brewer, Rotary Club long-Term project chairman Landon Woodall and Rotary Club President Jose Simo.
Source: Enterprise-Journal, McComb, Mississippi, USA
Posted on October 16, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rare NYC Subway Car On Sale In Brooklyn
NYC R-6 subway car up for sale that was part of a deli.
Source: Daily News, New York, New York, USA
Posted on October 16, 2014 by Evan Jennings