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Video/'Railroad Days' Coming To Las Cruces Museum
“Railroad Days” are coming to the Las Cruces Railroad Museum this Saturday. Friday will be an open house for students and teachers. Where Las Cruces Ave. ends is a small outpost. "Sometimes trains will be going through while visitors are here," said Director of the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, Garland Courts.
Source: KRWG-TV/FM, Las Cruces, NM, U. S. A.
Posted on April 24, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Video/Como-Harriet Streetcar Line Needs Volunteers
At one time streetcars were a part of the daily life for people in the Twin Cities. Streetcars here date back to the 1900s, the era of electric mass transit.
Source: KSTP, St Paul, MN, USA
Posted on April 24, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Regional Railroad Of The Year
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad named 2014 Regional Railroad of the year
Source: Railway Age, , ,
Posted on April 24, 2014 by Roger Holmes

Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority Working To Save Historic Steam Locomotives
HEBER CITY — Two steam locomotives are surrounded by puddles of oil and large machinery dating back to World War II. Nestled between old wheels and broken bolts, the No. 75 and the No. 618 sit quietly in a workshop — just as they have for years.
Source: Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Posted on April 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

B&O Railroad Roundhouse Authority Authorizes Berkely County Officials To Help With Bank Matters
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The public corporation responsible for restoring and redeveloping the historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse complex in Martinsburg authorized the Berkeley County Council on Tuesday to help with financial matters involving a bank.
Source: Hagerstown Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, MD, USA
Posted on April 23, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

"Main Line" Separates Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum From Regular Runs To The Choo Choo
Getting across the "Main Line" has long kept the popular Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum from regular steam train runs downtown to the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Source: Chattanoogan Dot Com, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Posted on April 22, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

NC's First Theme Park Opens For 58th Year
The park is named for Tweetsie, but the Yukon Queen does most of the work. She has more traction: She’s 20 tons heavier, and has eight driving wheels to Tweetsie’s six.
Source: Times News, Burlington, NC, USA
Posted on April 20, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Lincoln Locomotive Replica Won't Visit Columbus
COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — A full-size replica of a steam locomotive that pulled Abraham Lincoln’s funeral car won’t stop at the Ohio Statehouse as scheduled next week.
Source: News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, USA
Posted on April 19, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

THIS OLD TOWN: ‘The Train That Never Returned’
Why it never returned I can’t remember. But right now I’m looking at Mansfield News clippings and photos of a real train which on April 30, 1966, departed Mansfield on the 130-year-old Taunton Branch and never came back.
Source: Easton Wicked Local, Easton, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on April 19, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Research Group Digs Up Information On Blue Ridge Railroad History
Very few photographs survive of the Blue Ridge Railroad construction and records of the workers are also scarce. Brittingham asked the audience, “If anybody, in any of your attics or grandparents’ houses, has a picture of the bridge [or other construction], we would love to see it.”
Source: Charlottesville Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Posted on April 19, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Steam Locomotive Visits Oklahoma Railway Museum In Oklahoma City
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Source: NewsOK, , OK, USA
Posted on April 19, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Trains Rolled Down Sacramento Street In Early Lodi
The Central California Traction Company rails recently removed from layers of paving under the middle of Downtown Lodi’s Sacramento Street have a long history.
Source: News-Sentinel, Lodi, California, USA
Posted on April 19, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

OT/Former Cape May County Resident's Huge, And Unique, Auto Collection Up For Auction
The museum also had some unique forms of public transportation now on the block, including the San Francisco cable car, a 1925 open-top double decker bus, an 1890 Brill Streetcar and a 1927 Yellow Coach bus. The Baldwin Steam Locomotive will also be auctioned, though it will not be on site. Banner said it, like all items, will be sold to the highest bidder as it’s a “no reserve sale.” He figures the steam engine should bring up to $35,000.
Source: Press Of Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Posted on April 18, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Demolition Starts On Old Depot
The depot was built in 1907 and has been on the National and State Registers of Historic Places since 1976.
Source: Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
Posted on April 17, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

The West Towns Streetcar Rides Again
After 1948, when West Towns scrapped its streetcar fleet in favor of buses, the old streetcars were sold off. Most were junked, but about 20 were distributed to farmers along Route 53 in DuPage County, said Sirinek, serving a variety of uses, from makeshift quarters for migrant workers to storage sheds. Just one of those street cars has survived — Car 141 — thanks in large part to Sirinek, and after more than 60 years, Sirinek, and anyone else for that matter, can again ride a West Towns streetcar. It doesn't run through the Chicago suburbs anymore, but it will begin to ferry passengers around a 1-mile loop of track at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union. At 1 p.m. on June 1, the museum will officially dedicate Car 141 during a ceremony. Sirinek will don his motorman's uniform and take the first lap.
Source: Riverside Brookfield Landmark, Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Posted on April 17, 2014 by o anderson

Illinois Man Recreating Lincoln Funeral Train Car
ELGIN— To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination next year, an Illinois man is constructing a full-size replica of the funeral train car that carried the president's body from Washington, D.C., to his final resting place in Springfield.
Source: Daily Journal, Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Posted on April 16, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Kevin Pharris Remembers And Laments The Loss Of The Denver Streetcar
Long before RTD's light rail system, Denver had another effective and extensive mode of public transit: the streetcar.
Source: Westword, Denver, CO, U. S. A.
Posted on April 16, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Then And Now: Northern Pacific Railway
Many things attracted newcomers to the tiny settlement of Spokane in the 1870s. There was plentiful land, water and timber. But the railroad fueled most of the optimism.
Source: The Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA, USA
Posted on April 15, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Beiseker Railway Museum Remains Stalled
For the last two years, the red building has sat with its faded paint peeling away from charming arches and its windows boarded, sightless eyes staring out onto an empty street. The sight makes former Beiseker councillor Fred Walters shake his head. “We’re at a standstill until we can get it moved onto the foundation,” he said.
Source: Rocky View Weekly, Airdrie, AB, Canada
Posted on April 15, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Logan Square Pothole Reveals Chicago's Streetcar History
"The gauge of the track stayed the same, it's just what was powering it," said Nick Kallas, executive director of the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Ill. "1906 was the last year for any cable cars in Chicago. After that they were electric-powered."
Source: DNAinfo, NY, NY, U. S. A.
Posted on April 15, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss