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Kevin Cahill Clicks ‘Like’ On Rail-Only Option Up To Glenford
To ride, or not to ride, or maybe to walk. Those are the questions — or at least two of them — surrounding the fate of the Catskill Mountain Railroad for the hearts and minds of railroad enthusiasts, hikers, bikers, politicians, bureaucrats and everyone who wishes to visit or benefit from a trip to the Ashokan Reservoir.
Source: Kingston Times, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on July 25, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Runaway Rail Car
Historic rare NYC Streamer damaged
Source: Daily News, New York, New York, USA
Posted on July 24, 2015 by Steve aresty

Charlotte Trolley Collision
There was a collision July 19 on the new streetcar line in Downtown Charlotte, which just opened. The replica streetcars, built by Gomaco Trolley Company and modeled on the double-truck Birney design from the 1920s, were reported that the operator neglected to switch the controls from one end of the car to the other at the terminal. This Market Street Railway blog posting discusses impacts to heritage street railways in general.
Source: Market Street Railway, San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on July 24, 2015 by O Anderson

Asbestos Lawyer Raises Concerns About Locomotive At Paterson Museum
PATERSON, NJ — An attorney who has handled asbestos-related litigation for more than three decades says he is concerned that one of the two locomotives outside the Paterson Museum may contain the disease-causing mineral. The lawyer, Jon Gelman, said he was photographing the locomotive during a recent visit to the museum when he spotted whitish-grey fibers that he said he believes to be asbestos.
Source: North Jersey Dot-Com, New Jersey, USA
Posted on July 5, 2015 by rock island lines

A Final Farewell To An Old Loop Railhouse
The 119-year-old Loop "L" station house at Madison Street and Wabash Avenue, a Chicago icon to some but a dilapidated eyesore to others, will begin to be taken down this week.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Posted on June 22, 2015 by Boyd Owens

Trolley Fire Shuts Down Portion Of River Street
Clarification of the below article. It was a Tourist Bus, not an actual Trolley.
Source: Morning News, Savannah, GA, USA
Posted on June 22, 2015 by Boyd Owens

Savannah's Ex-Melbourne Trolley Burns
Source: WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA, U.S.A.
Posted on June 16, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Passengers Injured After Scenic Train And Bus Collide Near Cairns
Video of aftermath of apparent hit-and-run
Source: 9News, , , Australia
Posted on June 15, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Local Nonprofit Trying To Bring Trolleys To Belmont
BELMONT, N.C. -- The streets of Belmont could soon be home to a blast from the past. Town leaders and a hometown nonprofit seek to resurrect a trolley system.
Source: Time Warner Cable News, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.
Posted on June 15, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hocking Valley Steam Engine Gets Its Final Touches
NELSONVILLE — After 14 years, dozens of volunteers and countless hours of dedicated work, ol’ Number Three is almost ready to finally head down the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.
Source: Athens Messenger, Athens, OH, U.S.A.
Posted on June 15, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Museum Draws 160 Railroad Buffs To Beaver Lake
The best-kept secret in Beaver Lake subdivision just may be Bill Wimmer’s Railroad Museum off of Rock Bluff Road.
Source: Fremont Tribune - News, , NE, USA
Posted on June 13, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Historic Ambulance Train Transformation On Track For National Railway Museum Commemoration Of Battle Of Somme
Adrian Ashby applies the iconic neutral sign, which has been authorised by the British Red Cross and the Ministry of Defence
Source: Culture 24, Brighton, , United Kingdom
Posted on June 12, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Local Group Hopes To Restore Historic Train Depot
Source: KREX-TV, Grand Junction, CO, U.S.A.
Posted on June 11, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

NY Plans Tourist Train Upgrade And New Trail In Adirondacks
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state regulators are proposing to extend a tourist train route and create a multi-use trail through the heart of the Adirondacks, moves which could boost visitors to remote areas currently accessible only on foot, kayak or canoe, officials announced Thursday.
Source: NewsOK, , OK, USA
Posted on June 11, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

CT Trolley Museum Celebrating 75th Year
On an old tobacco field in East Windsor, the Connecticut Trolley Museum was born.
Source: West Hartford News, Middletown, CT, U.S.A.
Posted on June 11, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

PCCs Go To Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
He said the Branford Electric Railway Association helped them acquire the donated cars.
Source: The Recorder, Greenfield, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on June 11, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Rail Museum Talks Santa Cruz Location
The Golden Gate Railroad Museum will re-show a presentation Tuesday on a possible site relocation to Santa Cruz’s Depot Park, first debuted last week before the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, at its June members meeting. The museum is currently located in Niles Canyon, Sunol. The informational presentation, describing the museum’s mission, activities, collection and future plans, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Peter’s Cafe, 10 El Camino Real, Millbrae. Information: 650-365-2472, ggrm.org or 2472info@ggrm.org. Santa Cruz
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Posted on June 9, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Subterranean Homesick Blues: The Story Of Dupont’S Streetcar Tunnel
Story and PCC pix here.
Source: Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Posted on June 8, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hiroshima Streetcar To Resume Services To Convey Horrors Of A-Bomb
Not mentioned: Seashore Trolley Museum has a car from Nagasaki.
Source: The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, , Japan
Posted on June 8, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Remembering Herndon's History: The Rail Comes To Herndon
History text and photos here. Sorry, no interurban pix.
Source: Herndon Patch, Herndon, VA, U.S.A.
Posted on June 8, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss