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RUTLAND, Vt. – The National Railway Historical Society has released the schedule of trips for its 2015 annual convention to be held in Rutland. The conven... More »
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SHELTON, Wash. – Eight months after a train snagged a power line and left hundreds of people in the dark, the future of America's last logging railroad is... More »
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico's Rail Runner commuter service has received $8 million in insurance settlement benefits through the state without paying an... More »
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LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec – Eighteen different factors led to the deadly Lac-Mégantic oil train wreck, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s final report that was issu... More »
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GOLDEN, Colo. – Recently restored former Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge 2-8-2 No. 491 will make its first public appearance at a special &ld... More »
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CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority board has awarded a $40.3 million contract to Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to overhaul elevated tracks between t... More »
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