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August 21, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts are sponsoring the sixth annual “Fall Circle Tour” over the Providence &... More »
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DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the North Shore Scenic Railroad transported the anchor from the U.S. Navy vessel USS Duluth to a permanent display site along D... More »
GATINEAU, Quebec – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released its 2013-2014 Annual Report this week. It highlights the work the agency does to... More »
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GULFPORT, Miss. – Kansas City Southern will increase train speeds on portions of its line in Mississippi between Gulfport and Hattiesburg beginning next m... More »
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Chicago might have more trains, and St. Louis a big shiny arch, but Kansas City is the ton-mile king, with over 1 billion tons passing through the city (or above it, on flyovers) in 2003. That is 15 percent more tons than Chicago. What is remarkable... More »
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On July 11 and 12, 2014, Amtrak President Joe Boardman hosted a four-car passenger extra between Kan... Read more »
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Rock Island Requiem: The Collapse of a Mighty Fine Line By Gregory L. Schneider University Press of ... Read more »
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