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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

Arizona State Railroad Museum Acquires New Train Car
The latest addition to the Arizona State Railroad Museum was donated by the GATX Corporation.
Source: Williams-Grand Canyon News, Williams, AZ, USA
Posted on March 4, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

2nd Classic Trolley For Silver Line Honors Balboa Park Centennial
Centennial Car 530, a 68-year-old PCC-style trolley used in Minnesota and New Jersey, was completely restored over three years and painted in the San Diego transit system’s original green, yellow and brown color scheme.
Source: Times Of San Diego, San Diego, CA, U. S. A.
Posted on March 3, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

The Old Millersville Trolley
In the years before they used autos and shuttle buses, Millersville University students often relied on trolley cars to take them to and from Lancaster and other nearby hubs.
Source: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, USA
Posted on March 1, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Steam Train To Come Out Of Retirement At Heatherslaw
It had been thought a much-loved steam engine had reached the end of the line when it was put into retirement at the end of last year.
Source: Berwick Advertiser, , , UK
Posted on February 28, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Arvada Streetcar Offers Historic Tie To RTD’S Light Rail Expansion
He then donated the car to Denver Rail Heritage, a preservation group with designs on restoringthe car to its former glory.
Source: KCNC-TV, Denver, CO, U. S. A.
Posted on February 28, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Revisiting The Heyday Of Broome's Streetcar Fleets
It happens every time major work is done on some of our major roadways in the urban corridor: The existing blacktop surface is dug up for some sort of resurfacing or rebuilding, and the remains of old trolley tracks reappear from generations of change and the march of time.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, USA
Posted on February 26, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

New Buffalo Railroad Museum Names First-Ever Executive Director
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Railroad Museum has chosen its first Executive Director, Kimberlee Beck Wendt.
Source: Harbor Country News, New Buffalo, MI, U. S. A.
Posted on February 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

The Horse-Drawn Streetcar, SLO's First Mass Transit System
The last surviving horse drawn streetcar in San Luis Obispo is on display at the Dallidet Adobe. Check their website for hours.
Source: SanLuisObispo.Com, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Posted on February 25, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Catskill Mountain Railroad, In Business Plan, Says Expansion Is Key To Success
The Catskill Mountain Railroad says it could have a paid staff and a net profit of nearly $1 million by June 2019 if allowed to expand its current operations in the city of Kingston west to the Glenford Dike in Hurley. But according to a 56-page business plan released by the railroad this month, without the extension, it is unclear whether it — or any other train operator — would be able to be successful.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on February 23, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

US Steel Site Cleanup Could Disrupt Or Kill Sightseeing Train
The pending Superfund cleanup of the former U.S. Steel site in Duluth’s Morgan Park neighborhood threatens to derail the the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad’s operations temporarily, and perhaps even end them forever.
Source: Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN, USA
Posted on February 22, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hugh Reynolds: A Different Track?
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein didn’t mention the Catskill Mountain Railroad at his state of the county address last month. Perhaps he thought he’d put this long-running controversy to bed with his “Hein rail-trail compromise” announced in early December. Not so.
Source: Kingston Times, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on February 22, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Historic Polson Logging Locomotive To Return To Grays Harbor (Hoquiam, WA)
The Polson Museum (Hoquiam, WA) is pleased to announce the upcoming return to Grays Harbor of Polson Logging Company’s #45 locomotive. The 1906 Baldwin 2-6-2 “Prairie” style engine is arguably the most historically significant surviving locomotive to have worked on Grays Harbor as the first purchased-new, purpose-built logging engine bought by the Polson Logging Company.
Source: Grays Harbor Talk, Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States
Posted on February 21, 2015 by rock island lines

Buffalo Creek & Gauley #4 To Return To West Virginia
The North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation has reached an agreement to sell Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 No. 4, a 1926 Baldwin-built steam locomotive with deep West Virginia roots, to the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad for restoration and operation in the Mountain State.
Source: Buffalo Creek & Gauley Website, , ,
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Roger Cole

Photographers Shoot Railroad From Every Angle
So why do photographers from around the world come to Ely, Nevada to experience this very rare opportunity? It’s our authenticity.
Source: Ely Times, Ely, Nevada, USA
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historical Belfast Building Available To Anyone Who Will Move It
BELFAST, Maine — If you’ve always dreamed of owning a 19th century building that has been used as both a railroad freight house and a theater, now is your chance.
Source: Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME, U. S. A.
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

All Aboard The History Train
US passenger and freight trains were a familiar sight on main lines through Southern Ontario. Hamilton’s TH&B Railway was an important part of the network
Source: TheSpec, , , Canada
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Isle Of Man Steam Railway Stations To Lose Their Staff
The heritage railways are within reach of a target to cover half of their running costs. That’s the view of director of public transport Ian Longworth as he confirmed that two further stations on the Steam Railway will be unmanned this year - Ballasalla and Port St Mary - as part of measures to save costs.
Source: Isle Of Man Today, Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
Posted on February 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss