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St. Paul Union Depot Train Day to feature night photo session

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The organizers of Train Day to be held at Union Depot in St. Paul next month will offer a night photo session to be held at two locations on the evening of May 4. Union Depot Train Day will be held May 5 at the former St. Paul Union Depot and features railroad equipment, vintage buses, model railroads, nonprofit and government agencies that deal with railroads, and vendors selling railroad souvenirs and merchandise. The night photo session will begin at 8 p.m. May 4 at U...

Report: GE looking to make GE Transportation a separate company

FORT WORTH, Texas — GE Corp. executives are looking to make GE Transportation a separate public company or merge it into another company that will ensure GE shareholders keep control of the business, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources tell the Journal that GE executives may look to GE Transportation — a world leader in manufacturing diesel electric locomotives, large diesel engines, and a supplier of digital services — as a model for restructuring other divisions. Analy...
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Restored FP9 makes Texas debut

PALESTINE, Texas — On Thursday, the Texas State Railroad debuted a newly restored FP9, restored to working condition and repainted in an homage to Texas’ fallen flags. Texas State Railroad general manager Greg Udolph says that the locomotive’s restoration was about a year in the works. “It was quite a process to get all mechanical work done and an extensive amount of body work as well,” he tells Trains News Wire. “The easiest part was putting on the paint. W...


Streamliners at Spencer
Streamliners line up around the turntable.


The full Matt Rose interview from the annual short line conference

Matt Rose, BNSF Railway's executive chairman, answers questions from Linda Bauer Darr, president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association at the association's annual conference held in Nashville, Tenn., in April 2018. Topics include Rose's opinions on positive train control, battery-powered locomotives, and more. See Jim Wrinn's synopsis of Rose's comments online....

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