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Historical Images Of New York City Subway
slide show of historic New York City subway lines, stations, cars, people 1878-2010
Source: Yahoo News, USA
Posted on January 25, 2015 by Jim Vliet

Steam Train Investigated As Oamaru Fire Cause
Firefighters are battling 19 separate fires around a 12-kilometre stretch of railway track south of Oamaru tonight.
Source: Radio New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Posted on January 24, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Self-Propelled Rail Cars Are Blast From MBTA’S Past
Photo caption: JOHN BLANDING/GLOBE STAFF A restored Buddliner parked near a recreational trail in Bedford is a bit of history the MBTA wants to repeat.
Source: Boston Globe, Boston, MA, U. S. A.
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Virginia Museum Of Transportation To Open African-American Railway History Exhibit
The exhibit is called "From Cotton to Silk: African American Railroad Workers of the Norfolk & Western and Norfolk Southern Railways."
Source: WDBJ7.Com, Roanoke, VA, USA
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Join Us To Say ‘Goodbye, Old Friends!’ To The 2400-Series Railcars
Chicago Transit Authority runs farewell trips using 2400 series railcars on Jan 21.
Source: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Posted on January 20, 2015 by bob miller

Ulster County Makes New Move Toward Eviction Of Catskill Mountain Railroad
Ulster County is preparing to file more litigation in an attempt to evict the Catskill Mountain Railroad from county-owned train tracks, according to Ernie Hunt, the spokesman for the railroad, and Ulster County Legislator David Donaldson.
Source: Watershed Post, New Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on January 18, 2015 by Ernest Hunt

Inspecting Scranton’S Underground History
SCRANTON — A project to replace the Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton means an inspection Tuesday and Wednesday of a railroad tunnel underneath it.
Source: WNEP-TV, Moosic, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on January 15, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Open House At Trolley Museum
Volunteers and engineering students work on the tracks at the Shore Line Trolley Museum, a National Historic District, in East Haven.
Source: Connecticut Post, , CT, U. S. A.
Posted on January 14, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Century-Old Train Trestle In Tuscaloosa Getting $2.5 Million In Repairs
An estimated $2.5 million in repairs is under way on the railway crossing the historic Mobile and Ohio Railroad train trestle spanning the Black Warrior River.
Source: Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Posted on January 13, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Hollywood Movie Producers Film At Severn Valley Railway
“Those we spoke to were quite appreciative of the railway and its facilities. "Many of them were surprised by its size and the fact it is operated by volunteers.
Source: Worcester News, UK
Posted on January 13, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

What Happened To England's Forgotten Railway Stations?
In living memory, hundreds of railway stations have closed across the country and have since been abandoned, demolished or converted to other uses. But many former passengers still remember the days when they were a hive of activity.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on January 11, 2015 by Richard Buckby

Norfolk And Western 611 Should Steam Back Into Roanoke This Spring
The 611 went to North Carolina last year for renovations, and it should return on time.
Source: Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Posted on January 11, 2015 by rock island lines

Rail Cars Donated To Tourism Commission For Planned Railroad Museum
The French Broad River, a 10-6 sleeper car owned by the Cincinnati Museum Center, is being donated to the Corbin, Kentucky, Tourism and Convention Commission for a local railroad museum.
Source: The News Journal, Corbin, KY, U. S. A.
Posted on January 9, 2015 by rock island lines

Obituary: Allan Garraway MBE, Railway Preservationist, Manager And Engineer
Allan Garraway was one of the giants of railway preservation, an expert who was not merely a railway enthusiast but an enthusiastic railwayman, a subtle but a vital distinction.
Source: The Scotsman, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Richard Buckby

Talyllyn Steam Locomotives Get Secret 150th Paint Job
Two locomotives at the heart of a historic preserved railway have been given a secret make-over as the line celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, U.K.
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Richard Buckby

North Strabane Man's Love Of Trains Started Early, Shaped His Career
Profile of PA Trolley Museum Executive Director Scott Becker
Source: Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Ffestiniog Railway Workshops Set For Major Upgrade
Work to upgrade the oldest operating railway workshops in the world is set to start in the next few weeks. Once the work at Boston Lodge near Porthmadog is completed the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway (F&WHR) will be able to store all its locomotives under cover for the first time.
Source: Daily Post, Llandudno Junction, UK
Posted on January 5, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Old Trolley Taking Shape Again
Without the original blueprints to guide him, Keith Bray had to coax many of the nuances of Scranton Transit Co. No. 324’s construction from the old trolley car itself. It helped that No. 324 is not his first streetcar restoration.
Source: Times—Tribune, Scranton, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on January 5, 2015 by Sloan Auchincloss

Diminutive Swanton Pacific Railway Loaded With Local Lore
Up on a back road in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains is one of the most unusual small railroads anywhere. Not only is the Swanton Pacific historic, but it is a railway in miniature, built to one-third the size of a conventional railroad.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California, USA
Posted on January 2, 2015 by Bruce Compiano

Queensland Rail Celebrates 150 Years With Steam Train Journeys Between Brisbane And Cairns
Thousands of hours of labour at QR's Ipswich workshop have gone into restoring the BB18 one-quarter 1079 and 1089, and the nine wooden carriages capable of carrying 300 passengers. The entire trip from the Queensland capital to the far north and back will take two months but is broken up into separate journeys, stops at major towns and day trips in different regions along the coast.
Source: ABC New England North West NSW, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Posted on January 1, 2015 by Bill Hough