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SKAGWAY, Alaska – A tourist train at Alaska’s White Pass & Yukon Railroad derailed two locomotives and four cars while traveling to the Canadian... More »
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CUMBERLAND, Md. – Crews will unload former Chesapeake & Ohio H-6 Class 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on Thursday afternoon.... More »
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Siouxland Historic Railroad Association plans to apply for a National Register of Historic Places listing for the Milwaukee Ro... More »
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OMAHA, Neb. – Union Pacific reports second quarter 2014 net income of $1.3 billion, compared to $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2013. The railr... More »
ATLANTA -- In a broader push by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority to capitalize on transit-oriented development, the agency is moving forward wit... More »
SPENCER, N.C. – Restoration work on Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 No. 611 is proceeding this month at the North Carolina Transportation Museum roundhouse in... More »
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