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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

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Offers Unique Way To Experience Fall Foliage Views
Thirty second video of Utica Station as well as some short text.
Source: CNY Central, Syracuse, NY, U. S. A.
Posted on October 14, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Streetcar Enthusiasts Lobby Vancouver Politicians For Olympic Line
Forget the Broadway subway – one group of streetcar aficionados wants Vancouver politicians to revive the Olympic Line along False Creek.
Source: Metro Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on October 14, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

History Takes New Track At Santa Fe Railway
This is the locomotive shop at the Topeka Shops, which has roots to more than 145 years ago, according to Topeka Capital-Journal archives. The locomotive shop, stretching about 1,000 feet long, is the largest building in the Topeka Shops.
Source: Topeka Capital Journal, Topeka, KS, USA
Posted on October 13, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Laurel [MS] Hopes To Restore Steam Locomotive
The city of Laurel is asking the Mississippi Department of Transportation for money to restore a steam locomotive now located at Daphne Park.
Source: WMAC-TV, Memphis, TN, U. S. A.
Posted on October 13, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss

Fall Foliage Tour Also Features Classic Rail
Northern Ohio Railway Museum participates in the 2014 Medina County (Ohio) Fall Foliage tour
Source: Medina County Gazette, Medina, OH, U. S. A.
Posted on October 11, 2014 by steven heister

Kingston Resident Asks Common Council To Oppose Removal Of Train Tracks For Walking/Biking Trail
Mitchell’s proposed resolution also request [sic]that the Common Council vote to abandon legal action against Catskill Mountain Railroad in relation to Midtown property where some unused rail cars sit.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on October 11, 2014 by Sloan Auchincloss