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Something To Sing About On The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
"City of New Orleans" is not only the song's name but also the name of the train on which these cars once saw service.
Source: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted on June 19, 2016 by Ross PINYAN

Historic Depot To Be Moved
On Tuesday May 31, Livermore’s Planning Commission gave the final approval for the relocation and refurbishment rehabilitation of the historic railroad depot. The depot, which sits in the parking lot at L-Street and Railroad Ave., will be relocated to the transportation center, adjacent to the railroad tracks. It will be returned to service as Livermore’s depot for ACE trains and LAVTA (Wheels) buses.
Source: The Independent, Livermore, CA, USA
Posted on June 16, 2016 by Bill Hough

Landmark 100-Year-Old Railroad Watch Tower Taken Down For Makeover
After about 100 years of guarding a railroad crossing on Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a dilapidated wooden shack was gingerly lifted from its 50-foot base and placed on a trailer for a long overdue makeover on Thursday, June 9.
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Posted on June 11, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Engineer Torched Railway Which Inspired Thomas The Tank Engine Books Then Raised Alarm To Play The Hero
Benjamin Taylor, 24, caused almost £600,000 of damage during three arson attacks on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in the Lake District [England] - because he wanted to raise the alarm and get praise from his bosses.
Source: Mirror, London, England, UK
Posted on June 8, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Amid Filming For Morgan Freeman Series, Small Fire Breaks Out At Baltimore Streetcar Museum
A small fire was quickly extinguished while a film crew was working at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.
Source: Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Posted on June 7, 2016 by T

New Kyoto Railway Museum (Photo Gallery)
Kyoto Railway Museum, which opened in April, presents the history of the Japanese rail network. Enjoy a virtual visit with our selection of images.
Source: Nippon.Com, , , Japan
Posted on June 6, 2016 by Anonymous

First Ever History Day: N.O.R.M. & Chippewa Lake Historical Society
Story about the first ever Medina County (Ohio) History Day and Northern Ohio Railway Museums participation.
Source: Http://Medinacountylife.Com/Articles/2016/06/04/Wr, Medina, Ohio, United States
Posted on June 5, 2016 by Steve Heister

CMRRs Train Rides Over
For the Catskill Mountain Railroad, this past Monday could well mark the end of an era.
Source: The Catskill Mountain News, Arkville, New York, USA
Posted on June 2, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Oak Ridge's "Secret City" Excursion Train To End
The Secret City Excursion Train, an Oak Ridge tourist attraction, is shutting down. The owner of the rail line — Utah-based EnergySolutions — said Thursday it will no longer allow passenger traffic because of liability concerns. The change is effective May 31.
Source: News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Posted on May 30, 2016 by Anonymous

Catskill Mountain Railroad Train Rides Near What Could Be Their Last Stop
A crowd of people came out Sunday to board what could be among the final train rides operated by the Catskill Mountain Railroad.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 29, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Last Stops For The Catskill Mountain Railroad
The last train is leaving the station. The Catskill Mountain Railroad is saying its final goodbyes this weekend, as the expiration of its lease on the scenic railroads around Kingston and Esopus Creek looms May 31.
Source: Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New York, USA
Posted on May 29, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

WWI Locomotives Revisit Battlefield 100 Years After War
British-based narrow gauge steam locomotives traveled to France for a 100-year anniversary of Battle of the Somme offensive. Locomotives included a US-built Baldwin 4-6-0T WDLR No. 778, and West Lancashire Railway’s Kerr Stuart ‘Joffre’ 0-6-0T+WT. The event took place on the last surviving section of rail line built to support the British and French armies for the July 1, 1916 Battle of the Somme offensive.
Source: Rail UK, , , United Kingdom
Posted on May 29, 2016 by Anonymous

Final Kingston And Phoenicia Trains This Weekend
In 1862 Thomas Cornell and partners began building what would become the Ulster and Delaware Railroad. When competed in 1900 it stretched from Rondout to Oneonta and branched from Phoenicia to the Catskill's mountain-top hotels. One-hundred fifty-four years later most of the tracks are still in place from mid-town Kingston to Highmount. Indeed they continue into Delaware County as well. Under Ulster County's controversial trail plan most of these historic Ulster and Delaware Corridor rails in the county are slated for removal.
Source: Watershed Post, New Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 28, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Catskill Mountain Railroad Offers Its Final Rides This Weekend
The Catskill Mountain Railroad will operate both its Kingston City Limited and Esopus Creek Scenic Train this weekend, the railroad’s final days of operation.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 25, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Famous Railroad Preservationist Also Environmentalist
LANCASTER, Pa. — Linn Moedinger's farm has been in his family for 10 generations
Source: Annie Snider Asnider@Politico.Com, , ,
Posted on May 25, 2016 by M Austin

Choo-Choo! MSU Surplus Store Selling Locomotive
The switcher or switch engine was purchased in 2009 and used to pull coal cars at the T.B. Simon Power Plant. MSU’s Board of Trustees voted in 2015 to stop using coal by the end of 2016, but the plant actually stopped at the end of March, well ahead of schedule. And so the switcher was no longer needed.
Source: Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI, USA
Posted on May 16, 2016 by Timothy Davis

Depot Museum Plans Derailed By CP
A Manitoba heritage group's plan to open a rail museum is in limbo because Canadian Pacific Railway told them the company wants the old train station back — after the group spent more than $50,000 renovating the building.
Source: CBC News British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on May 12, 2016 by Anonymous

Hundreds Take Steam Train Rides In Kingston
Jim Ford said he could almost hear the Viscose No. 6 steam locomotive calling out “I think I can, I think I can,” as it chugged along the Ulster & Delware railroad tracks Saturday.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on May 10, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

County Shuts Down One Of Ulsters Top Tourist Attractions
Just days after Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announced the end of the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s (CMRR) lease on the county owned tracks, effectively shutting down the CMRR.
Source: Examiner, Baltimore, MD, USA
Posted on April 30, 2016 by Ernest Hunt

Northern Ohio Railways Have A Rich History: What's Brewing
Reports on a talk one of the Northern Ohio Railway Museum's public speakers gave to the Medina County Historical Society.
Source: Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Posted on April 30, 2016 by steve heister