July 22, 2014

VIA F40 - Russ Joys
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – VIA Rail Canada has resumed passenger service between Gillam and Churchill after a nearly two-month disruption. The line was closed to passenger service June 2 when 13... Read more
WENATCHEE, Wash. – Multiple wildfires throughout the Columbia River area of central and eastern Washington have been burning for days. Preliminary damage assessment indicates that Washington&rsq... Read more
KCS Steve Schmollinger
LOUISIANA, Mo. — Kansas City Southern's line to St. Louis is shut down following a barge strike on its Mississippi River bridge near Louisiana, about 75 miles north of St. Louis. The swing bridg... Read more
FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth Transportation Authority board has unanimously authorized its president to sign agreements to allow the new TEX Rail commuter line to operate on track owned by D... Read more
TERMINAL ISLAND, Calif. – Caterpillar subsidiary, Progress Rail Services, is currently under criminal investigation by a federal prosecutor regarding the credibility of railcar repairs at the co... Read more
NEW YORK - Long Island Rail Road workers will now earn 17 percent more in wages over six-and-a-half years thanks to a last-minute concession that prevented a system wide strike this weekend. Labor lea... Read more
MINNEAPOLIS – A full-length Budd-built dome car owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings has been added to the Friends of the 261 steam excursion operating between Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn., in S... Read more
HONOLULU – Local officials are touting plans for the $23 million Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation elevated train station at the Honolulu International Airport, Pacific Business News r... Read more
DALLAS – Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s rail service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will provide travelers with direct access to many of the area’s destinations, the agency ... Read more
SEATTLE – Sound Transit’s Link light rail service in Seattle is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month. Link has seen double-digit annual ridership growth since opening. In May... Read more
Rochelle webcam screen grab
ROCHELLE, Ill. — Trains Magazine has launched its newly upgraded webcam at the Rochelle Railroad Park. The new camera features a higher resolution, real-time view with sound of the diamond cross... Read more
TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma Rail will host an open house on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year the railroad is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Activities include train rides, a large mo... Read more
ST. LOUIS – Staff at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation have moved Norfolk & Western Y6a No. 2156 from its display at the museum’s Roberts Building. The locomotive now sits at the ... Read more
WENATCHEE, Wash. – Short lines and Class 1 railroads alike are battling the wildfires that are ripping across the Pacific Northwest this week. The Carlton Complex in the Okanogan-Wenatchee Nati... Read more
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. and Watco Cos. have formed GBW Railcar Services LLC, a 50/50 joint venture creating the largest independent freight car repair shop network... Read more
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