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April 16, 2014
GASPÉ, Quebec – Seasonal excursions along one of Eastern Canada’s most scenic branch lines are set to begin this summer. The Admiral Tourist ... More »
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the “Detroit Arrow” excursion trains pulled by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historica... More »
PHILADELPHIA – SEPTA plans to restore all-night subway service on Fridays and Saturdays, at least temporarily, beginning in June, the Philadelphia In... More »
SPENCER, N.C. – The North Carolina Transportation Museum’s Streamliners at Spencer event will offer train rides behind several historic diesels duri... More »
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DARIEN, Conn. – Genesee & Wyoming reports increase traffic volumes for the month of March. The regional railroad company moved 167,933 carloads syste... More »
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A harsh winter and declining coal traffic have resulted in lower first quarter net earnings for CSX Transportation. The railroad repo... More »
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