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TOPEKA, Kansas – An effort to rebuild and modify an historic Santa Fe steam locomotive into the world's first carbon-neutral, high speed engine has been s... More »
PORTLAND, Maine – Volunteers at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum in Portland are starting to repair some historic passenger cars after two tee... More »
WILMERDING, Pa. – Wabtec Corp. reports record second quarter sales and earnings this week. The Pennsylvania based manufacturing company builds locomotives... More »
WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense is conducting a market survey and seeking a request for information about the possible privatization of U.S. m... More »
INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Indianapolis will not provide a $300,000 subsidy for Amtrak’s Chicago-Indianapolis Hoosier State beyond the one-year... More »
LOS ANGELES — Just off celebrating its 75th anniversary in May, Los Angeles Union Station is in the midst of being upgraded to a state-of-the-art facility... More »
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