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Jan. 22 Over-Sea Railroad Centennial Parade to Highlight ...
23, 1912, in a parade to honor the Key West arrival of Henry Flagler's
first Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad train. Photo courtesy of the Monroe
County Public ...

EMD E6 - A Locomotive Profile - Model Railroad Trains -
Prototype history of EMD's E6 diesel locomotive and a list of available
scale models.

Herhold: BART, high speed rail lack credibility
San Jose Mercury News
It might have to with my family's life in big cities when I was very young,
before we moved to the place I consider my hometown, Tucson. I grew up with
the sounds of the elevated railroad. One of my greatest treats was taking
the train with my dad. ...

South Korean container has small chemical leak at Union Pacific rail yard in ...
Al Ortiz, Jr. and other firefighters arrived on the scene about 9:30 am
Ortiz said a rail yard employee noticed the spill after the container was
taken off a train. As per protocol, the employee was checking to make sure
the container's back door tag ...

NTSB issues safety recommendations to address rear-end train collision concerns
Progressive Rail Roading
Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued two
safety recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration to address
five rear-end collisions that occurred last year because crew members
failed to operate trains at required ...

Call Out for Railroad Museum Volunteers!
The Sacramento Press
Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and
school groups? The California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento
State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are
interested in volunteering in ...

Derailment aside, trains now on time
Views and News from Norway
The derailment of a cargo train over the weekend has disrupted a line over
the mountains known as Dovrebanen, but otherwise there's been a lot of good
news for rail passengers this winter. For the first time in a long time,
most trains are running on ...

Model Railroad Club Announces Ski Train Raffle Prize Winners
Kishwaukee Valley–Eakin Creek Model Railroad Club announces three winners
of the Rio Grande Ski Train sets. Sun City resident Caesar Baldacci was one
of three winners of the Rio Grande Ski Train sets. The raffle drawing was
hosted by the Kishwaukee ...

Upper Egypt train movement remains stalled due to protests
Al-Masry Al-Youm
Upper Egypt-bound trains are stalled for a second day due to protests
blocking railroads in Qena and Sohag governorates, Egyptian National
Railways head Hany Hegab said Monday. The protests are staged by people who
are unhappy with elections results ...

Letter of the Day: Rail's return
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Fortunately, relief is at hand. The plan is both old and cutting edge:
SMART trains will roll next to a pedestrian/bike pathway. Rail is
transformative. The coming of the railroad changed the orientation of Santa
Rosa. Before, Santa Rosa's business ...

Family, friends mourn Liberty High School student killed in auto-train collision
Your Houston News
13, at the railroad crossing on FM 1909 at US 90 east of Liberty when the
vehicle in which he was a passenger was struck by a train. On Sunday,
several friends and family members returned to the site of the catastrophic
crash. Nestled among debris left ...

As diesel costs rise, railroads turn to technology, training and 
procurement ...
Progressive Rail Roading
The system takes into consideration horsepower tonnage and the amount of
power on locomotives to ensure the railroad isn't using more power — and,
therefore, fuel — than needed. For example, if a train had two
locomotives but could be pulled by one, ...

Quiet life in Hickman? Hardly
Omaha World-Herald
The parade of daily trains and the cadence of horns have made for a lot of
shaking windows, sleepless nights and fed-up residents. Federal law
requires railroad engineers to sound a train's horn four times per crossing
as a safety warning to drivers. ...


Finding Minnesota: Model Railroad Museum
CBS Local
“In fact, the fastest trains in the world from 1936 to 1972 ran between
St. Paul and Chicago,” said Paul Gruetzman, a volunteer at the Twin City
Model Railroad Museum. The museum has smaller versions of those trains,
still chugging along six days a ...

Oneida's Third Rail draws railroad enthusiasts
Oneida Dispatch
“Third-rail systems allowed trains to run much faster and more
efficiently by using electric traction power to propel railway trains,”
Taibi said. This technology involved constructing an additional metal rail
on either side of a train track to provide ...

Crest Hill residents content with railroad quiet zones
Chicago Sun-Times
Per an agreement with Canadian National, the railroad company paid for all
the improvements except a concrete median on Gaylord Road south of the
crossing. Despite the quiet zone label, train engineers are allowed to blow
the horn if they feel it is ...

Training a new generation
Utica Observer Dispatch
KESHIA CLUKEY / Observer-Dispatch Jacob Wojciechowski, 7, of Floyd, and his
father Dan, look on as Dave Schulz, of the Bullthistle Model Railroad
Society, works on their toy train Sunday, Jan. 15 at the 32nd Annual Toy
Train Show held at Union Station ...

Anaphylaxis & Food Allergy Association Night Trains Fundraiser ...
The Twin City Model Railroad Museum is teaming up with the Anaphylaxis &
Food ... This event will be at the museum during the January 28, 2012 Night
Trains ...

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John Danielson's Photo Album: CSX Rail Train. ... Title: CSX 7341.
Description: A CSX rail train sits near the Pavonia engine house. Photo
Date: 1/12/2012 ...

High-speed rail around the world
Washington Post
Arnold Schwarzenegger, then-governor of California, center, speaks with
Chung Mong Koo, left, chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor and Sim Hyeog Yun,
vice president of Korea Railroad, during an inspection of South Korea's
high-speed train operations at ...

Nebraska town looks to silence blare of train horn
Such quiet zones can be established if additional safety improvements are
put in place at railroad crossings. Under the measure, trains can blow
their horns only in emergencies. City Administrator Silas Clarke says an
average of 43 BNSF trains pass ...

Perfect pit stops: You'll be glad the train is delayed on America's Pacific ...
Daily Mail
While telling us this, he scoops up a piece of litter, as if keeping a
spotless train is in the job description. We are riding America's
born-again railroad on Amtrak's Pacific Northwest route. The USA and the
Iron Way go back a long way. ...

It's safety versus personal liberty on revising rail crossing law
Chicago Daily Herald
The proposal would amend the Illinois Vehicle Code to allow pedestrians at
stations to use a walkway crossing at a railroad track in order to reach a
waiting train, provided it's stationary and no other trains are
approaching, and that the pedestrian ...

Two Burlington Men Killed by Amtrak Train
My Fox 8
When officers arrived at the scene in the 1900 block of N. Park Avenue,
they found that a southbound Amtrak train on the way to Charlotte had
struck the two pedestrians near the S. Glen Raven Rd. railroad crossing.
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1/31/2012 4:56:00 PM

I had a bad start this year at posting railroad news.. Health issues, fatigue and irritated eyes are really getting in my way of keeping this blog updated.. I would hate to discontinue it but, I am trying to keep running it.. I hope you understand and forgive my delays. - DNatureofDTrain


Great Train Expo pleases crowds, vendors during annual visit to Louisville
Louisville Courier-Journal
Mike Farner of Shepherdsville, a sports writer for the Pioneer News in
Bullitt County and a Great Train Expo exhibitor, is partial to the
two-rail, 3/16 gauge American Flyer, a popular brand of toy train and model
railroad during the 1940s to the ...

Key West Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Over-Sea Railroad ...
By cbs4maclauchlan
Exactly 100 years after Henry Flagler was greeted by a Key West parade
celebrating his first Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad train's journey from
mainland Florida to the island city, a similar parade was held Sunday to
commemorate the ...

Train panel wants closer look at survey
Ct Post
Members of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council asked Metro-North Railroad
officials last week to see raw customer responses gathered by the railroad
to study a sharp drop in commuter satisfaction measured by an annual
survey. Jim Cameron, chairman of ...

Mechanical Failure Blamed for Friday's Stalled Train
A Canadian National spokeswoman said the blockage was 'unavoidable' due to
the train's air system. By Jason Alley A stopped train blocked a railroad
track at Ford Avenue and Sixth Street for six hours Friday. Canadian
National, which owns the track, ...

Key West celebrates OverSea Railroad centennial | TBOcom
KEY WEST — One hundred years after Henry Flagler's first Florida Keys
Over-Sea Railroad train steamed from mainland Florida to Key West, railroad
centennial ...

Key West celebrates Over-Sea Railroad centennial
One hundred years after Henry Flagler's first Florida Keys Over-Sea
Railroad train steamed from mainland Florida to Key West, railroad
centennial celebrations are culminating with a parade through the island's
Old Town. Eighty-seven-year-old Key West ...

UI part of railroad-engineering research consortium
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Research projects are expected to include track and structures, train
control, rolling stock, human factors and other priorities of the Federal
Railroad Administration and the Association of American Railroads. The UI's
Chicago campus is also part of ...

VDOT may examine Gainesville rail crossing
Inside NoVA
With two accidents involving trains and vehicles on the Norfolk Southern
railroad crossing in Gainesville in the past 45 days, Virginia Department
of Transportation officials said it would appropriate to review whether
something else needs to be done. ...

Spending money on a high-speed rail system in Michigan is an ill-conceived idea
Indeed, someday in the future, cars will be able to drive themselves (the
technology is already here with Google's driverless car) and at that point,
the train will be completely obsolete. What's worse is when I actually look
at MDOT's high-speed rail ...


? First abandoned railroad? - Forums - Trains Magazine - Online ...
What was the first railroad to be abandoned? Looking for co-writers for a
comedy movie about trains. Must be creative and communicative, live near
St.Paul, ...

Express train crash in Taiwan kills 1, injures 26
According to Taiwan Railway Administration, the train's locomotive was
completely destroyed and a section of railroad and a rail switch were
damaged. The truck was also totaled. Security cameras show the gravel truck
driven by Peng entered the level ...

Schumer calls for new rail regulations
According to the policy of the Norfolk Southern train company, a derailment
does not need to be reported unless it involves five rail cars or more. So
last November, when a single rail car jumped the tracks in Elmira, city
officials and first ...

Jupiter's price tag for moving Henry Flagler's train depot up to $150K
Palm Beach Post
By Bill DiPaolo JUPITER — Spending up to $150000 to move a train depot
once part of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad to Sawfish Bay
Park was approved tonight by the town council. "We originally figured the
cost would be about $50000. ...

Five charged with railroad theft
Post Searchlight
The train was located off Back Street, near its intersection with Vada
Road, Deen said. Five people — four men and one woman — were taken into
custody for questioning. Deen said a CSX Railroad police officer visited
Bainbridge to investigate. ...

Tye woman is most recent train-related fatality in Big Country
Taylor County has 105 train crossings. Eighty-two of the crossings operate
with gates, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Since 2002, a
10-year accident overview shows 32 train-related accidents have been
reported in Taylor County. ...

Quieter railroad crossings coming soon to LaFox
Kane County Chronicle
By law, locomotive engineers are required to blow their horns as they
approach each rail crossing. However, the noise produced by the train horns
can travel a great distance beyond the rail crossing, creating a racket
miles away that can wake people ...

DCTA showcases new rail facility and vehicles
Lewisville Leader
The opening of the $17 million rail facility is the last remaining
component of the A-train construction project. The A-train opened for
revenue service in June 2011 and has already carried over 200000
passengers. "DCTA just adopted its long-range ...

Schumer Pushes for High Speed Rail Plan so Project can Begin
Specifically Union Pacific railroad in Illinois is onboard with running
their freight trains next to rails carrying 110 mph passenger service.
Norfolk Southern Railroad is operating in a similar arrangement in North
Carolina, Chicago, and Michigan as ...

Rail history group bringing passenger trains to Cedar Rapids
Eastern Iowa Life
The non-profit group supports and promotes educational programs and train,
railway and station preservation projects with grants, research, and
volunteer labor. The convention will also feature seminars and tours of
area historic sites including Kalona ...

Driver killed as train plows into truck
Taipei Times
Records from the TRA showed there were two trucks passing through the
railroad crossing at the time. Prior to the arrival of the Taroko Express
train, a commuter train passed through the same railroad crossing and left
at 8:29:28am. ...

Halethorpe MARC Station construction chugging along
Baltimore Sun
... project to build a new MARC railroad station. Construction began in
spring 2011, and once the project is completed, it will feature two
700-foot raised platforms that will provide cover for the 2000 daily
commuters as they wait for their train. ...,0,1459717.story

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Welcome back, Congress: A 2012 transportation to-do list - Mica backs 
Mitt ...
Two accidents were fatal and four occurred on tracks that run Amtrak
passenger trains
. “Because these accidents occurred on different
railroads and under different circumstances, the NTSB is concerned that
noncompliance with restricted speed ...

Police await toxicology results for train death investigation
Burlington Times News
Burlington police, Norfolk Southern Corp. and the Federal Railroad
Administration are continuing to investigate the death of two people who
were struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Burlington Saturday evening.
Burlington police are still awaiting ...

Key West celebrates Over-Sea Railroad centennial
On Jan. 22, 1912, the first train steamed into Key West via Henry Flagler's
Over-Sea Railroad, linking the Florida Keys to the mainland for the first
time. By 1935, the railroad was bankrupt and a devastating hurricane ended
its run for good. ...

South Side area could get relief from noisy trains
San Antonio Express
... where three lines of railroad tracks wind near the homes, schools,
businesses and churches. “Every night, my sleep is disrupted because you
hear every train passing by,” said Susan Powers, president of the Lone
Star Neighborhood Association. ...

Railroad tracks an important part of Palmer
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Since then the railroad has wisely said that it wants a clear resolution as
to what the people of Palmer want. I know what I want. I want trains and
the prosperity they bring. The Colony Christmas train alone was a symbol, a
very special symbol, ...

Answer Girl: Casper-Lander train history
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Chicago and North Western Railroad Engine 1210 was the first to enter
Lander during construction of the Chicago and North Western Railroad route
from Casper to Lander in 1906. The first passenger train arrived in Lander
Oct. 17, 1906. ...

Tracking the Old Trains
LA Downtown News Online
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - When it opened in the spring of 1939, Los Angeles
Union Passenger Terminal was the state of the art in passenger train
service. The soaring building on Alameda Street was the last of the great
railroad stations built in the ...

1 killed, 23 injured in Taiwan railway accident
Focus Taiwan News Channel
17 (CNA) The driver of a Taroko Express train was killed and 23 people were
injured Tuesday morning when the train struck a gravel truck at a railroad
crossing near Puhsin station in Taoyuan County in northern Taiwan. Tsai
Chung-hui was pronounced dead ...

S. Side area could get relief from noisy trains
San Antonio Express
By Vianna Davila Rare is the quiet night in the Lone Star neighborhood
south of downtown, where three lines of railroad tracks wind near the
homes, schools, businesses and churches. “Every night, my sleep is
disrupted because you hear every train ...

Next stop on Northstar line: Development
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Along Northstar line, train is seen as ticket to development. When
Indianapolis developer David Flaherty proposed his housing project in
Ramsey, he looked beyond the city's mostly vacant 400-acre development area
and focused on the railroad tracks in ...

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Railroad working on transload site
Janesville Gazette
31, 2012 The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad is building a new train and
truck transfer facility on this land adjacent to Delavan Drive in
Janesville, just west of Wright Road. A spokesman for the railroad said
three companies will use the rail service,

It's 1952 on the New York Central Railroad in This Tribeca Loft
Tribeca Trib
Gerry Weinstein holds a controller, watching one of his trains chug past.
Gerry Weinstein in the Walker Street loft where he has been building his
model railroad for 15 years. He says he needs a space about four times
bigger to build his dream history ...

NB man injured in Grandy train crash
East Central Minnesota Post Review
Photos by Greg Hunt of the Isanti County News A privately-owned dump truck
crossing the railroad tracks on the north side of Grandy collided with a
Burlington Northern Sante Fe train late Monday morning, Jan. 30. The Isanti
County Sheriff's Department

Railroads to invest $13 billion this year, hire 15000 workers
Los Angeles Times
The AAR said the upgrades will include intermodal terminals that support
truck-to-train cargo delivery, new track, bridges and tunnels, modernized
safety equipment, new locomotives and rail cars, and more. One of the
biggest efforts will come from ...,0,566873.story

Scenic spring railway excursion scheduled by WVRHS
Elizabethton Star
By Staff Reports Spring is in the air, and there's no better way to
celebrate the season's arrival than by taking a train ride through the
Southern Appalachian Mountains. Photo Contributed - The Watauga Valley
Railroad Historical Society & Museum will ...

Driving 'Having Some Fun' Delays Trains for Hours
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Fort Worth police say a man out "having some fun" is responsible for a
traffic mess and a hours-long train back up after getting his SUV stuck
near railroad tracks. According to police, at about 2 am Tuesday the man
took his vehicle off-roading near ...

Railroads Pushing to Repeal Safety Laws
This fatal accident spurred the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which
mandated a $13 billion project; nearly the entire cost to be covered by the
railroad companies. The law requires installation of a technology known as
“Positive Train Control” ...

Trains Puffing Bullish Smoke Signals
What's better than a model train set? How about a real train set that makes
a lot of money? That's the trend in railroad stocks as of late, and parsing
some earnings reports tells us that not only are railroads a good place for
your investment dollars, ...

Woman Hurt When Train Hits Car
LEX18 Lexington KY News
A woman suffered injuries when a train hit her car at a railroad crossing
in Pulaski County Monday afternoon. Police say Mary Rutherford, 53, was
driving along Freedom Church Road just north of Somerset around noon when
her car stopped on the tracks.

APNewsBreak: Calif. rail crash is system's worst
San Jose Mercury News
The collision between a Sacramento commuter train and an SUV that killed
three people over the weekend is the worst rail-crossing accident in the
25-year history of the capital city's light rail district, a system
executive said Monday, adding that the ...

New sidings coming at Staunton rail yard to speed service
Staunton News Leader
Nolen said the sidings will allow railroad crews to park rail cars and
rearrange their place in a train in the Staunton yard. Now, the juggling
often has to be done farther up the line, at customers' facilities, which
can be cumbersome and slow ...

Working on the railroad
New York Daily News
Amid contentious labor negotiations, Samuelsen called on subway drivers to
enter stations “with extra care,” raising the possibility of slower
trains and longer trips for riders. The union said it was handing out
flyers only because three people had ...

Calif. rail crash is system's worst - Associated Press
A light-rail train passes by a teddy bear and flowers, Monday, Jan. 30,
2012, near the crossing where three people were killed in a crash between a
light-rail train ...

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APNewsBreak: Calif. rail crash is system's worst
San Francisco Chronicle
By TOM VERDIN, AP The collision between a Sacramento commuter train and an
SUV that killed three people over the weekend is the worst accident in the
25-year history of the capital city's light rail district, a system
executive said Monday, ...

Loveland transportation meeting focuses on future train line
Area residents and traffic officials emphasized at a meeting with
Transportation Commissioner Kathy Gilliland that Northern Colorado
residents are clamoring for a rail line between this region and Denver as
an alternative to Interstate 25.

Construction begins at New Braunfels 'quiet zones'
KSAT San Antonio
Construction began Monday to increase the safety at railroad crossings for
"quiet zones" in New Braunfels. "The train and the whistle from the train
have been very bad for a long time,” said Henri Farmer, who sees trains
pass right in front of the New ...

Police focus on SUV in fatal N. Calif. train crash - National News | Tri ...
Authorities said six of the roughly 50 passengers on the light rail train
were taken to ... The light rail train passed through the intersection
after two Union Pacific ...

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Collision between train and truck closes Hahn Road in Westminster
Baltimore Sun
Just before 11 am this morning, Carroll County sheriff's deputies responded
to 911 calls reporting a collision between a tractor-trailer and a train at
the Hahn Road railroad crossing north of the intersection with Route 27,
near the Westminster ...,0,6485622.story

Organizer of the Great Scale Model Train Show, Howard Zane knows his stuff
Baltimore Sun (blog)
And, four times a year, for 30 years now, he has organized the Great Scale
Model Train Show and Railroad Marketplace. The next one is scheduled for
Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 4-5) at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in

Class I railroads are on track to spend $13 billion in 2012 capital ...
Logistics Management
And they explained that these investments have gone towards things like
intermodal terminals that facilitate truck to train transport; new track,
bridges, and tunnels, modernized safety equipment; and new locomotives and
rail cars, among others.

No one hurt when train, truck collide
ABC2 News
WESTMINSTER, Md. - No one was hurt when a tractor trailer and a train
collided Monday morning in Westminster. It happened just before 11 am at
the Hahn Road railroad crossing just north of the Route 27 intersection.
Witnesses told police the truck ...

Man IDs family members killed in SUV-train crash
Sacramento Bee
It's still unclear why the driver of a sport utility vehicle drove around a
downed railroad crossing arm with flashing lights before it was struck by a
Sacramento commuter train. Three people were killed in Saturday afternoon's
collision and a woman ...

Did You Know... Railroad Companies Are Fighting Safety Improvements?
According to the US Department of Transportation, some 40% of railroad
accidents are caused by human error. Starting in 1990, to mitigate these
human error accidents, the NTSB put a new system called “Positive Train
Control” or PTC on its Most Wanted ...

Railway's concerns pose new threat to Red Line plan
Mooresville Tribune
Boosters of the proposed commuter train line between Charlotte and Mt.
Mourne, still reeling over harsh criticism of the project from Iredell
County commissioners, have suffered another blow – this one from the
railroad itself.

Police: Motorist Hit After Driving Around Railroad Gates
Police say a driver's vehicle was hit by a train after he disobeyed a
railroad crossing gate early Monday morning. According to a report, around
4:36 am Monday Marion police responded to the 600 block of Bellfountaine
Avenue on a report of a ...

Asheville history columnist Rob Neufeld on the journey of Forrest Jarrett
Asheville Citizen-Times
Tales of moving coal, grain, automobiles and dried coconut; of protecting
railroad property from vandals, thieves, striking mine workers, and angry
truckers; of investigating train wrecks; of winning over local police and
Washington bureaucrats; ...

Phase 1 of New Braunfels Railroad Quiet Zone Project Begins Today
KGNB 1420 AM
Approved by New Braunfels City Council in 2009, the project will add new
safety measures at railroad crossings throughout the city, which must be in
place before train engineers are told to not blow their horns as they
travel through New Braunfels.

Freight Railroads Expect to Spend a Record $13 Billion on Capital Expenditures ...
Sacramento Bee
These investments include expenditures such as intermodal terminals that
facilitate truck to train freight transport; new track, bridges and
tunnels; modernized safety equipment; new locomotives and rail cars, and
other components that ensure the US ...

Pemberton Twp. mayor, historic trust agree to terms on train museum
Cherry Hill Courier Post
He said the rail equipment must be moved by May. “We did agree with a
broken heart to leave only two of the train cars there,” said trust vice
president Adrienne Leonard, “and and we are hoping that will help solve
the problem and we will be able to ...

Lohmann: Saving the old train station in Rural Retreat
Richmond Times Dispatch
Credit: BOB BROWN/TIMES-DISPATCH Famed railroad photographer O. Winston
Link took this photo in 1957 of the Birmingham Special steam engine at the
depot. Credit: O. WINSTON LINK MUSEUM The trains still rumble through town,
sometimes more than a dozen ...

86-year-old OK after stalled car hit by train
Bryan College Station Eagle
By CASSIE SMITH An 86-year-old College Station woman whose car stalled at a
railroad crossing as a train was coming Sunday escaped moments before the
engine hit her Cadillac. Police shut down the intersection of Wellborn Road
and eastbound Holleman ...

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TX: Denton's New A-train Cars May Help Expand Regional Rail
The Denton County Transportation Authority has received its first shipment
of a new generation of rail cars that officials say could help expand
public transit ...

Model Railroad Show and Marketplace Largest Regional Event for ...
The Great Scale Model Train Show and Railroad Marketplace arrives at the
Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturday and Sunday February 4
and 5 2012

Train hits tractor-trailer in Md., no one hurt; driver charged
The Republic
Authorities say the 15-car Maryland Midland Railroad train struck the rear
of the trailer driven by 63-year-old Thomas Taylor, of Biglerville, Pa. The
Carroll County Times reports that the locomotive crushed the back of the
nearly empty container and ...

Train Versus Car Victim Talks to News 3
Bell said, "I just saw that train coming pretty close and I knew I had to
get outta there." She says she was in line, to turn right onto Wellborn
Road when she saw the train coming, but she couldn't move. She was
sandwiched between cars and a railroad

Semi-truck, train accident in Hereford
Hereford, TX - A semi-truck driver can consider himself lucky after jumping
from his rig just seconds before a train plowed into it. BNSF Railway
officials say the train was going around 60 miles per hour when it struck.
Fortunately, no injuries were

18-wheel truck hit by train in Westminster
Carroll County Times
No one was injured in a collision between a tractor-trailer and a Maryland
Midland Railroad train just before 11 am Monday on Hahn Road in
Westminster. The 15-car train was heading north toward Manchester when it
struck the trailer of the truck that

Railroads Get 5 More Years to Add Crash Systems in Proposal
A 2008 law enacted after a California train collision killed 25 people
requires railroads to install technology to stop or slow trains to prevent
crashes on lines used to transport passengers or toxic chemicals by the end
of 2015.

Driver Gets Stuck On LIRR Tracks, Nearly Gets Hit By Train
A woman driving in Bay Shore, Long Island got her car stuck on Long Island
Rail Road tracks yesterday afternoon—and narrowly missed getting hit by a
train. Suffolk County police officers were able to rescue Laurie Foulke
from the Volkswagen Jetta ...

Railroad Hobby Show Attracts Thousands
One of the biggest railroad expos makes a stop in west Springfield this
weekend. The Railroad Hobby Show brought thousands of model train
enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada, to the Big E. “There's a
little bit of everything here for everybody ...

The Potential for a Train Wreck
ChicagoNow (blog)
The photo was taken soon after the recent train derailment in Yorkville.
Whether or not fishermen and hunters should be wandering along railroad
tracks in order to gain access to where they want to fish and hunt along
the Fox River is a discussion that ...

Train derails in Washington County
The Augusta Chronicle
The accident occurred about 10 pm Friday and involved the drailment of five
train cars, of which one tipped over completely and spilled its load of
wood chips onto the railroad's main track line, the report said.The cause
of the accident was listed as ...

'Getambe Jones' and the lost Railway halt
Then there was Hiram Bingham who “discovered” and plundered the “Lost
City” of Macchu Picchu in Peru and is now immortalised in having a
touristy and expensive train named after him, the train that runs from
Cuzco to Aguas Caliente in Peru.

2012 Railroad Hobby Show held at Big E
WWLP 22News
It wouldn't be quite as much fun if dad didn't bring their kids to the
Eastern States Exposition buildings where the trains always run right on
time. These dads who made sure to share the day with their kids, remember
coming along for the ride with ...

Police save intoxicated woman who drove onto railroad tracks from 
oncoming ...
The Republic
AP BAY SHORE, NY — Authorities say two police officers saved an
intoxicated woman from being hit by a train after she drove onto the Long
Island Rail Road tracks in Bay Shore. Police say Suffolk County Police
Officers Christopher Palazzo and Jereme ...

TSA Rail, Subway Spot-Checks Raise Privacy Issues
"We were pleased with the way O'Connor responded," said Sean Jeans-Gail of
the National Association of Railroad Passengers, who fears that the
searches might affect a more than century-old tradition in America's train

Woman Saved From Oncoming Train, Car Dies
Truth About Cars (blog)
A woman made a wrong turn and was pulled out of her car moments before a
train smashed it. Yesterday afternoon, a woman from Islandia, Long Island,
drove down Brentwood Road in Bayshore in her Volkswagen Jetta. After
entering the railroad crossing of ...

Frac Sand Supplier Launches Unit Train To Serve Marcellus Shale ...
Frac sand and proppant company Preferred Sands has launched a unit train
service between its Genoa, Neb., silica sand mine and a 14000-ton storage

A Trio of Alaska Railroad Coal Trains
Western Railroad Discussion > A Trio of Alaska Railroad Coal Trains ... I
thought I would share a few views of some current coal trains in Alaska.
Coal is on the,2671631,2671653

Train cars gone from tracks in Ashland's Railroad District
Ashland Daily Tidings
By Sam Wheeler The lengthy line of dormant train cars once being stored
along A Street in Ashland's Railroad District have vanished. That doesn't
mean more unused cars won't take their place in the near future, though,
said Steve Hefley, ...

Feinstein Boxer Call for Review of Life-Saving Train Technology (press release)
this week called on the Federal Railroad Administration to review railroad
industry efforts to implement lifesaving positive train control (PTC)
technology. In a letter to FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo, the senators
wrote: “We know that the Federal ...

Atkinson residents fight proposed train facility
Eagle Tribune
They also say the trains' fumes pollute their neighborhood. One of the
project's biggest proponents is Plaistow Town Manager Sean Fitzgerald. He
has said the commuter rail line would help revitalize Plaistow. But if
Atkinson residents want to fight the ...

Cops rescue LI woman before speeding train destroys her car
New York Post
By JOSH SAUL Suffolk County cops rescued an allegedly drunken woman who had
driven onto railroad tracks seconds before a speeding train destroyed her
car yesterday, authorities said. The 43-year-old Islandia woman
accidentally turned onto the Long ...

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Rail task force labels worst crossings
Oak Park Leaves
Vander Woude said a group of stakeholders, including railroad industry
representatives, local government officials and planners came together to
review data and identify troublesome crossings. They took into account
train, car and truck volumes and a ...

Cops, firefighters join CN staff in brightening day of train-loving kid ...
GRIFFITH | What started as a plan by Canadian National Railway police to
decorate the hospital room of a train-loving 3-year-old patient quickly
gained steam. Led by the Pipes and Drums of the Lake County Sheriff's
Department, a caravan of more than 20 ...

Les Standiford opens Flager series with 'First Train to Paradise' lecture
Palm Beach Daily News
Author Les Standiford opened the Flagler Museum's 2012 lecture series
Sunday afternoon with an overview of his book First Train to Paradise: The
Building of the Over-Sea Railroad. “There are no more men like Henry
Flagler,” Standiford noted in his

Car and Train Collide In College Station
The investigating officers learned that a silver 2004 Cadillac Deville
driven by 86 year old Mary Bell of College Station, was stopped for a red
light on the railroad tracks, eastbound on Holleman Drive West. Mrs. Bell
was first alerted to the train's ...

Train, vehicle collide at Beebe railroad crossing
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Man Killed on Railroad Tracks
Authorities say 74-year-old Hubert Cole was sitting in his pick-up on the
tracks when the train hit him. It happened before 10 Saturday morning at
the the Grand Avenue Extension railroad crossing. Investigators say they're
trying to figure out why Cole ...

Moving truck crashes onto train tracks, injuring 1
CARBON COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A man was recovering Sunday after the
moving truck he was operating crashed through a guard rail, down an
embankment before crashing onto a railroad track. Utah Highway Patrol tells
ABC 4 News that Michael Porter, ...

Counting railroad cars, traveling back in time
Belleville News Democrat
So, as I always do when I'm stopped by a train, I started counting cars.
Counting railroad cars has a similar effect on me to counting sheep. No, it
doesn't put me to sleep, but it calms me down and puts my mind on automatic

Hockey Night in CanadaElliott bounces back all the way to Ottawa
No wonder he draws strength from Casey Jones, the vigilante teenage mutant
ninja turtle who wears a goalie mask and whose image adorns Elliott's mask.
"I grew up watching guys like Felix Potvin, Curtis Joseph and Ed Belfour,"
Elliott said.

John R. Pulliam: Like the railroad, dislike delays
Galesburg Register-Mail
I understand the importance of the railroad to this city and I'm happy BNSF
is here and busy. However, I wonder if most people are like me and grow
weary of rarely being able to make a trip without waiting on a train.
Granted, for the most part, ...

Train, car collide at Ark. railroad crossing
Entertainment News from AP BEEBE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a train has
collided with a vehicle in White County. KTHV-TV
( reports that police received a call at 6 am
Saturday of an abandoned vehicle on the railroad crossing ...

Conducting magic
The Register-Guard
By Matt Cooper Colin Clark (left), 5, his father, Wayne Clark, and brother
Aidan Clark watch a model train go by during a visit to the 33rd annual
Model Railroad Show on Saturday at Valley River Center. The show continues

Deadly New Market wreck still echoes through area
Knoxville News Sentinel
Known as the New Market Train Wreck, the accident killed at least 64 people
and injured more than 100 others. The creek rambles along what is today the
mainline of Norfolk-Southern Railway's Tennessee Division, about 23 miles
east of Knoxville in ...

Speed record will be just start of Amtrak upgrades
The Journal News |
Around Rhode Island, the train hits 150 mph for about 35 miles. But with
$450 million in federal high-speed-rail money, Amtrak plans to upgrade the
24-mile section of track in New Jersey on which trains would top the
current highest speed by 10 mph.

3 killed in Sacramento SUVlight rail train crash | Nation World ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The driver of an SUV veered around a crossing arm and
ignored flashing warning lights before the vehicle was struck by a
light-rail ...

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Three Killed After Light Rail Train Hits Vehicle
Three people have been killed and many more injured after a light rail
train struck an SUV on the railroad crossings at 25th Street and 26th
Avenue in South Sacramento. The details are unclear as to how the accident
happened, but Sacramento City Fire ...,0,5085069.story

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Cops pull 'drunk' woman from car lodged on tracks SECONDS before it is ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter A woman who drove her car on to railroad tracks has
been pulled from the vehicle just moments before it was destroyed by a
speeding train. Laurie Foulke, 43, had allegedly been drinking when she
accidentally turned on to the Long ...

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1/27/2012 4:23:00 PM


Worthington Driver Dies After Crash With Train
A Worthington woman dies after police say she disobeyed a railroad signal
and a train hit her SUV on the tracks. Crystal Keller, 45, of Worthington
was driving her 2000 Jeep eastbound on East Lincoln Avenue at about 6:07 pm
Monday, Jan. 23.

Railroad Association Says Hack Memo Was Inaccurate
Wired News (blog)
“There was no targeted computer-based attack on a railroad,” according
to spokesman Holly Arthur. “The memo on which the story was based has
numerous inaccuracies.” Asked if there was an “untargeted” incident
that disrupted train service nonetheless, ...

UNK Student Killed in Car-Train Collision
The eastbound train dragged the pickup about 3/4 of a mile east before
coming to a halt. Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Mark Davis says no one
on the train was injured. The crossing had white X markings and stop signs,
but no gates or flashing lights ...

Railroad Says 1 Killed In Nebraska Accident
KETV Omaha
Buffalo County authorities have released the name of a 19-year-old man who
was killed when the pickup he was driving was rammed by a train at an
Odessa crossing. The accident occurred about 8:40 pm Wednesday when the
Kansas-bound coal train struck the ...

Railroad Says 1 Killed In Nebraska Accident
KETV Omaha
Union Pacific Railroad said one person has been killed in a south-central
Nebraska train accident. Railroad spokesman Mark Davis said the accident
occurred about 8:40 pm Wednesday when the Kansas-bound coal train struck a
pickup at a crossing in Odessa ...

Wireman remembered as writer, train enthusiast
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
A conductor with the Walkersville Railroad for 15 years, Wireman was a
lifelong lover of trains, including model trains. He was generous with
other model train enthusiasts, opening his home to anyone who wanted to
look at his exhibit, which occupied a ...

Police: Woman Disobeyed Railroad Signals, Hit By Train
Police say a woman who's SUV was hit by a train after she disobeyed a
railroad signal has died in the hospital. On Monday around 6:07 pm
45-year-old Crystal Keller of Worthington was driving her 2000 Jeep
eastbound on Lincoln Avenue.

Deadly train, car crash in Stoddard County
A train hit a car crossing railroad tracks just west of Dexter, killing the
driver. Missouri Highway Patrol Troopers responded to the scene of a deadly
car and train crash in Stoddard County. Stoddard County Sheriff's Carl
Hefner says it happened on ...

Blood on the Tracks, Part II: Two Deadly Crashes
The only cause of the accident given was "a misunderstanding between the
officials and employees, as in the rules of running trains." The railroad
superintendent failed to appear at the inquest to testify before the
coroner's jury, ...

Man hurt in car-train wreck lobbies for better signals
Mason City Globe Gazette
A train struck Neil Francois' vehicle on Sept. 4, 1999, as he drove across
a rail crossing. The crash left him in a coma for five months and led to a
lifetime of recovery plus more than $1 million in medical bills. Francois
speaks by typing into a ...

Elmwood Park accident sends car onto train tracks
We are certain the railroad crossing did not malfunction causing this
accident," commented Detective Capt. Tom Johnson. After the accident took
place one of the cars was pushed onto the railroad train crossing. Drivers
who witnessed the accident tried ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Tanks On Train Explained
Interviews with military officials and a railroad representative delivered
some answers and interesting factoids. "In the case of the recent train
that was seen moving through the Watsonville area, Union Pacific made the
shipment from Southern ...

Railway honored as 'Attraction of the year'
Ely Daily Times
And, added Toll, "The Nevada Northern Railway in Ely is a must see - not to
be missed." Nevada Northern Railway Museum's "2012 Attraction of the Year"
Award by the Nevada Travel Network includes the following description: "The
Ghost Train of Old Ely" ...

Tri-Rail's Board of Directors is set to discuss a controversial agreement 
to ...
Board members expressed no concern about taking over dispatching, which
would mean the most to passengers because it would give commuter trains
priority over freight service. Tri-Rail and CSX have squabbled over the
years about dispatchers' letting ...,0,1288961.story

Songs, Some Coded, of Liberation
New York Times
Ms. Okoye, 39, an adjunct assistant professor of music at Hofstra, is
hosting the event and will provide some narration. “I'm going to take you
through a ride on the Underground Railroad,” she said. “A lot of people
think it was an actual train.

Gov. Jerry Brown: Bullet train will keep US out of Third World
Los Angeles Times
Jerry Brown is on a mission to prevent the United States from becoming a
Third World country, and he says the solution is a high-speed railroad in
California. "We're not going to be a Third World country if I have anything
to do with it," Brown said in ...

DuPage cops taking greater role in promoting rail safety
Chicago Daily Herald
By Marie Wilson Advocates for railroad safety say there are three ways to
prevent needless deaths along train tracks: education, engineering and
enforcement. Police can help with two of them and there are indications
officers' efforts, ...

Western Springs stars in train safety video
The Doings Western Springs
“We've also had a couple of inquiries from private corporations, who want
to use it to train their people,” he said. The DVD was funded through
part of a $7277 grant from the Illinois Commerce Commission and Federal
Railroad Administration.

Discovering the Civil War by Train
NBC4 Washington (blog)
By Jocelyn Rubin Railroads have undoubtedly shaped the course of American
history -- but have you ever thought about their effect on the Civil War?
The War Came By Train at the B&O Railroad Museum (901 West Pratt St.,
Baltimore, Md.) explores the first ...

Officials break ground for SunRail
WKMG Orlando
Newly hired employees will start modifying the existing track from DeBary
to Sand Lake Road to accommodate a train every 30 minutes. 14 rail cars
will be used and nearly a dozen stations will be built. The construction
will provide nearly 250000 jobs

Police official: City of Syracuse to lower West Genesee Street at train 
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – According to a Syracuse Police Department spokesman,
the city intends to lower West Genesee Street where a railroad bridge
crosses it near an intersection with Erie Boulevard. However, Syracuse
Police Public Information Officer ...

SunRail construction underway, I-4 expansion grows near
WFTV Orlando
FDOT says the SunRail train should be rolling down the tracks in Altamonte
in about two years. Mica says the construction of phase one and phase two
of the commuter rail project should put 10000 to 15000 people to work each
year over the next four ...

Train model brings boys' creativity to life
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Companies can, as F&M Bank has done, rent space on the model railroad
layout for diminutive versions of their buildings. At 5:30 pm, Monday, Jan.
23, the two boys got to meet the train crew and see the unveiling of the
five-story hotel model.

Rail cars are gone, but more may come
Mail Tribune
Steve Hefley, general manager of CORP, says since the company no longer
uses the Ashland section of track for hauling freight, the railroad charges
leasing companies and other train car owners a fee for storing cars there.
Since there are up to 50000

Car-train victim was UNK freshman
Kearney Hub
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA at Kearney student Jimmy Ray Barnett, 19, died
around 8:45 pm Wednesday night after the pickup he was driving collided
with an eastbound Union Pacific Railroad train four miles west of Kearney
near Evergreen Road.

A Trio of Alaska Railroad Coal Trains
I thought I would share a few views of some current coal trains in Alaska.
Coal is on the uptick in Alaska all of the southbound coal bound for the
export market. 1.,2671631,2671686

The Year of the Dragon and the world's greatest migration
Daily Maverick
Whether it is across the continental US or the island of Java via the night
express, down the spine of the Malay Peninsula, to anywhere via speedy
bullet trains and locals in South Korea and Japan, up the funicular
railroad to the top of Victoria Peak ...

SunRail is as much about buses as trains, builders say
Orlando Sentinel
If there is no connection, they will just be moving through," said
Altamonte Springs City Manager Frank Martz, whose city will hold a ceremony
Friday to commemorate the train's groundbreaking. The focus of the
festivities will be "railroad themed," ...,0,2137596.story

City Officials to Discuss Train Derailment Response
By Jillian Duchnowski Rail cars sat on their side west of Poplar Drive on
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, about two days after they were derailed near
Hoover Forest Preserve. Freight trains are running along the track that saw
a derailment Monday near Hoover ...

Trackside Developments Catch On
New York Times
... plenty of it was being built in Westchester: clusters of housing, shops
and sometimes industrial buildings close to railroad stations. Now, after
decades in which proximity to a train station was the last thing on most
developers' priority lists, ...

Tourism board hears report from rail passenger group
La Junta Tribune Democrat
LA Rail also wants a package tour worked out, but leaves it to the city to
arrange all the details. European visitors are especially interested in
steam train travel, which is available at several locations in Colorado (La
Veta, Antonito, Cripple Creek ...

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Casey Jones and Diego VS Captain Spaulding and Otis B Driftwood ...
My next of battles has Arnold "Casey" Jones from the 2003 TMNT cartoon and
Diego from the Ice Age trilogy taking on Captain Spaulding/Johnny Lee Jones
and ...

Metro-North/LIRR Pledge Safe and Reliable Ride
The Daily Briarcliff
The pledge will be posted at various train stations and leaflets with the
information will be provided in train cars. Each railroad's pledge
guarantees accurate and timely information, courteous employees, and a
clean transit environment.

SCADA Systems in Railways Vulnerable to Attack
Train service on the unnamed railway was "slowed for a short while" and
schedules delayed for 15 minutes on Dec. 1, according to a Transportation
Security Administration memo obtained by Nextgov. A "second event" occurred
just before rush hour the next ...

UP railroad crossing enforcement
24, in an effort to educate drivers and enforce railroad crossing laws as
part of the UP Cares Program. The UP Cares Program works to reduce the
number of train collisions through law enforcement partnerships. Police
officers on Tuesday watched for ...

High Speed Rail: 5 Things to Know About Proposals To Install it in the US
International Business Times
High-speed trains are more efficient than either planes or road vehicles on
trips of 200 miles to 500 miles in distance, according to the Federal
Railroad Administration. One of the reasons for the superiority of
high-speed trains for trips of such ...

Auburn man injured in Kent after truck collides with train
PNW Local News
By Steve Hunter A 46-year-old Auburn man suffered minor injuries after the
tow truck he was driving collided with an Amtrak train in downtown Kent.
The collision occurred at 5:57 pm Tuesday at the West Smith Street railroad
crossing, according to a ...

Train horns are silenced as quiet zones go into effect in Tempe
The startling horn of a Union Pacific train chugging through Tempe will be
silenced Wednesday morning as Railroad Quiet Zones go into effect. For most
of the day, the train tracks that run through Tempe sit quiet, going
unnoticed by the thousands of ...

Cooking on the rails
Glens Falls Post-Star
Proctor prepares fresh meals for the weekend riders on the snow train. As
the chef on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, Larry Proctor tries to keep
order at 35 miles per hour. Plates are stacked on shelves with metal
flanges and economy-size plastic ...

Hackers Attack US Rail Computers
Car Rentals
According to a government memo, hackers attacked the computers of a
Northwest rail company two days in a row in December, disrupting railway
signals. Train services on the unnamed railroad were slowed down for a
little while on December 1, ...

Where Art Plays Its Part: Volume XIII: Railroad Writer David Messer
“The New Haven Railroad had a rail line about two blocks away from our
house.” Back then in 1944 with him being so young, Messer's parents
wouldn't allow him to run down to the train tracks. “At that time, there
were still steam engines on the line, ...

St. Paul: City sued over site along train line
Pioneer Press
Meridian maintains the council's requirements are not in keeping with
zoning for the site and would force the company to build next to railroad
tracks, making it next to impossible to attract tenants. Neil Polstein of
Minneapolis, Meridian's attorney,

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Hackers Breached Railway Network, Disrupted Service
Wired News (blog)
By Kim Zetter Hackers attacked computers at an an unidentified railway
company, disrupting railway signals for two days in December, according to
a government memo obtained by Nextgov. According to the memo, train service
on the unnamed railroad ...

Rail delays drive USC students to illegal actions
The Gamecock
There are nearly 30 railroad crossings condensed within a 1-mile radius,
woven among the university and nearby off-campus housing. And there are no
laws enforcing the number of cars a locomotive can haul, nor the timely
removal of trains at crossings.

Tow truck, train collide in Wash.; minor injuries
Police in Kent, Wash., say a southbound passenger train collided with a tow
truck at a railroad crossing, causing minor injuries to the tow truck
. The Associated Press KENT, Wash. — Police in Kent, Wash., say a
southbound passenger train ...

Second train derailment spurs questions in Yorkville
Chicago Sun-Times
Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media YORKVILLE - A combination of issues may
have come together to cause this week's derailment of an Illinois Railway
freight train coming through town. Johnny DeClue, a general manager for the
railroad, told city officials ...

Spring announcement expected on train corridor, mayor says
The State Journal-Register
'Railroad relocation is an issue that will come to a head very soon,”
said Houston. “I suspect a vast majority of us here tonight are in
agreement that increasing the frequency and speed of trains on Third Street
would create major problems for ...

DHS denies rail attack despite detailed TSA memo
The railroad industry also commented, calling the TSA memo "inaccurate."
"train service on the unnamed railroad "was slowed for a short while" and
rail schedules were delayed about 15 minutes after the interference,
according to the government memo.

Metro-North posts ridership gain
Ct Post
"This has contributed to much of the outlying office development in and
around train stations and residential development around stations." In
2011, Metro-North Railroad faced several service crises, including
equipment shortages last winter due to ...

Operation Lifesaver Safety Check Results In Citations Local News ...
During the operation a sheriff's deputy rode on a KCS train to observe ...
gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train2 a crossing
gate is ...

Clean-Up Efforts Continue Two Days After Train Derailed
By Jillian Duchnowski Gravel sat on Poplar Road south of the railroad
tracks Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. A handful of rail cars derailed nearby
Monday evening. A railway official predicted the track work associated with
a train derailment near Hoover ...

Police step up enforcement at railroad crossings
Bonner Springs Chieftain
By Staff Report Some area motorists ignoring railroad crossing gates
prompted local police and Union Pacific law enforcement officials to step
up enforcement Tuesday. The Union Pacific Railroad brought its Officer on a
Train program and a Union Pacific

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Two dead after train hits car near Kenner - St. Charles line
An Amtrak train struck a vehicle near the St. Charles Parish line, killing
two people who were inside the vehicle, according to Kenner Police. The
accident occurred around 2:45 pm near the Kenner - St. Charles Parish line
and the CN railroad tracks off ...

Police Warn Against Racing to Beat the Train
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog)
By Mola Lenghi Local police teamed up with UP Railroad Police to warn
drivers of the dangers of trying to beat the train. Waiting can be
frustrating. Waiting on a train is no different, especially when you have
somewhere else to be.

Byron Train Depot has a rich history and a new life
Macon Telegraph (blog)
By ANGELA WOOLEN BYRON -- Built circa 1870, One and a Half Station was the
stop on the Central of Georgia Railroad between Macon and Powersville. Now
known as the Byron Train Depot or Jackson's Station, the train stop located
at 101 East Heritage was ...

Editorial: Keeping trains safe -- Train operators wary of cost, tight deadlines
Los Angeles Daily News
Southern California continues to mourn the victims of two of the worst
train disasters of the past decade. This makes railroad safety not only an
emotional topic but an all-too-real issue for people here. It means that
when it comes to new safety ...

Union Pacific invests $4M in SA
San Antonio Express
A significant number of Union Pacific tracks zigzag through the
councilman's district, where he has pushed for more railroad quiet zones in
order to reduce train noise. At least one District 5 constituent also is
spearheading a grassroots effort to ...

Crews work to clean up site of Yorkville train derailment
Chicago Sun-Times
Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media YORKVILLE — For the second time in the
past year-and-a-half, train cars have derailed on the Illinois Railway
tracks on the west side of Yorkville. Trucks, bulldozers and other heavy
equipment were in operation for much ...

Central Railway Model and Historical Association train show set for Feb. 4-5
Anderson Independent Mail
Train enthusiasts from across the Southeast will find their way to Easley
early in February where the annual Central Railway Model and Historical
Association train show will again be housed in the JB Owens Sports Complex,
Bagwell Gymnasium at ...

Casey Jones | The Memory Blog
The legend of Casey Jones is known throughout America, as a train driver
whose death in a 1900 crash became the basis for a popular song. This song
then ...

US gov't security site hacked & TSA claimed railway suffered cyberattack
Computerworld (blog)
DHS and the FBI stayed in communication with the railway which sent alerts
to the "transportation community of the anomalous activity as it was
occurring." On Dec. 1, train service on the unnamed railroad "was slowed
for a short while" and rail ...

Train derails in Inola, closes highway exit
Heavy equipment is being used to clear the Union Pacific Railroad train
cars. There were no injuries. The Rogers County sheriff's office, state
Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Highway Patrol representatives
went to the scene, ...

Railroad Industry Claims Mandated Safety Technology is Too Expensive
Twenty-one railroad accidents since 2001 could have been prevented with new
safety technology that the industry is fighting against adopting. Using
GPS, wireless communications and central control centers, Positive Train
Control (PTC) automatically ...

Understanding Model Railroad Switches - Model Railroad Trains ...
A guide to model railroad switch (turnout) basics and sizes.

Ten new Volkswagen Passats wrecked after rail car derails in Chattanooga
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Ten new Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passats were damaged Saturday when the
Norfolk Southern rail car in which they were being carried derailed and
fell on its side. Railroad workers were building a train and another
slow-moving outbound train hit the ...

Train derails north of Inola in Rogers County
Tulsa World
Railroad authorities were not sure what caused the derailment. The track
speeds in the area are 49 mph, but investigators did not immediately know
how fast the train was going, Union Pacifc spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza
said. The train was headed from ...

Train pain on Calder could improve soon
Beaumont Enterprise
By Dan Wallach (409) 838-2876 The railroad
tracks near the intersection of Calder Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Parkway can create quite the bottleneck at times. A new railyard at the
Port of Beaumont could ...

Hackers hijack US trains
Foreign hackers apparently took control of the US Northwest rail company's
computers and played trains with the railway signals twice in December.
Apparently the train service on the unnamed railroad "was slowed for a
short while" and rail schedules ...

Train Hits Car in South County
By Ali Pfauser - email GREENFIELD, Calif. - A 20-year-old Greenfield man is
recovering in a hospital, after he rolled his car down an embankment. The
car flipped upside down on the railroad tracks. It was later hit by an
Amtrak train.

Metro-North ridership grows, surpasses LIRR for first time
The Journal News |
Evening commuters board a southbound train Monday at the White Plains
Metro-North station. For the first time ever, Metro-North has passed the
Long Island Railroad for the number of train passengers. / Seth
Harrison/The Journal News Evening commuters ...

Train hits SUV at North Side crossing
Columbus Dispatch
Police said Keller was traveling east on Lincoln Avenue, and witnesses said
she went around the lowered railroad-crossing gates. Keller't ts SUV was
struck by a northbound train on the Norfolk Southern track. The train hit
the vehicle on the passenger ...

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1/23/2012 4:37:00 PM


More trains to impact traffic, emergency services
Chippewa Herald
Over the last couple months, county highway records show only two accidents
have involved railroad crossings. One involved a driver not slowing for the
line of cars waiting for a train. “We need to deal with this before it
becomes an issue,” Stelzner ...

Site of railroad crossing crash was OK'd for gate
Dayton Daily News
By Andy Sedlak, Staff Writer 11:56 PM Monday, January 23, 2012 MIAMISBURG
— A man was severely injured Monday when a train hit his truck at a
railroad crossing where state money had been allotted to install a gate.
Ronald Morris, 61, was flown by a ...

Train and apple truck collide near Route 191; driver injured
Allentown Morning Call
The collision happened at 10:15 am as a 55-year-old trucker drove the big
rig west on Brodhead Road and onto the railroad, as the Norfolk Southern
train approached from the south. The train crashed into the truck's
refrigerated trailer, ...,0,7555724.story

Metra Train Service to Huntley: Not In Near Future
Huntley Village Board members on Thursday had their first look at a 2010
feasibility study considering the costs and obstacles of extending railroad
service to Huntley, and towns beyond. Village officials have been trying to
get their hands on the ...

Train Traffic To Be Suspended For Super Bowl
WRTV Indianapolis
"There will be train traffic through the week prior to the game, but it
will be screened and CSX police officers will be monitoring that every
day." On game day, CSX police will take up positions along the railroad
tracks along the downtown rail line.

Model Train Background – Background Ideas Sure To Make Your ...
Backdrops for style railways must enhance your railroad's landscape and
prepare the best surroundings for managing and showing your railroad. Train
style ...

Train traffic along 16th Street to decrease, but timeline unclear ...
It's currently co-owned by three freight railroad companies — Canadian
National Railway, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. Three Amtrak
trains — Illini ...,_but_timeline_unclear

Events in the Village!: Casey Jones Museum Announces Traveling ...
The enhanced exhibition will debut at the Casey Jones Home and Railroad
Museum on Friday, February 3rd and be on view through March 20th, 2012 as a
part ...

Buffett's Railroad Among Winners From Keystone Denial
Enlarge image Warren Buffett Warren Buffett Nati Harnik/AP Berkshire
Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett with model railroad featuring BNSF
trains in Omaha. Enlarge image Buffett's Burlington Northern Among Winners
From Keystone Buffett's ...

Metro-North ridership up; crime on the railroad also increases
The Journal News |
Passengers get on the Metro-North train to Manhattan at the White Plains
station. / File photo by Ricky Flores/The Journal News More passengers rode
Metro-North Railroad trains last year than the year before, making 2011 the
second busiest year ever ...

Railroad Quiet Zone Expected in July
The City of Industry has applied with the Federal Railroad Administration
to designate the crossings at Brea Canyon Road and Valley, Old Benton Way,
and Lemon and Fairway as quiet zones. That would exempt train operators
from the federal requirement ...

Hackers manipulated railway computers, TSA memo says
1, train service on the unnamed railroad "was slowed for a short while" and
rail schedules were delayed about 15 minutes after the interference, stated
a Transportation Security Administration summary of a Dec. 20 meeting about
the episode obtained by ...

Railroad operator CSX posts increase in 4Q profit on higher freight prices
19, 2012 photo, a CSX locomotive pulls past storage cars in their train
yard, in Tampa, Fla. CSX Corp, reports quarterly financial results Monday,
Jan. 23, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freight railroad ...

Alaska Railroad - Anchorage Nordic Club Ski Train
Ski train sponsored by Anchorage Nordic Ski Club.

Three People Injured When Train Strikes Truck in Cedar County
By Dave Franzman, Reporter By Aaron Hepker DURANT, Iowa - An Iowa
Interstate Railroad train heading west out of Durant struck a pickup truck
at a private crossing injuring three people. Durant is located in Cedar
County near the Scott County line.

Bulgarian Railways Announce Train Fare Hike
Focus on Travel News
The labor unions staged the strike after the early November notice of the
management of the heavily indebted state-owned railway company BDZ Holding
that it intended to lay off 2 000 workers, and reduce the number of trains
in operation by 150 (later ...

Nevada Northern Railway Announces Annual Winter Steam Locomotive Photo Event
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
A variety of interactive, engaging railroad experiences take visitors back
a century, as they climb aboard a narrated steam or diesel-powered
passenger train. One can also "Be the Engineer" and operate an historic
steam locomotive - the only place in ...

Train Roof Riders Deterred by Balls: KAI
Jakarta Globe
(JG Photo/Yudhi Sukma Wijaya) State railway company Kereta Api Indonesia is
claiming that the installation of hanging concrete balls above railroad
tracks has been effective in deterring train rooftop riders. The company
last week began installing rows ...

Who's running the regional railroad? (blog)
Ramsey County will soon have a renovated depot with virtually no trains,
while Hennepin County has hundreds of trains with no depot. It makes you
wonder who the heck is planning our rail transit system. The answer is that
rail transit planning in the ...

Long-time friends build massive model train
Shots of the train Jim Young, Dixie Young and Len Bojanowski have been
building since 2005. By Andy Harris Jim Young and his wife Dixie haven't
been working on the railroad “all the live long day,” but they have
been at it since 2005.

Concerns over railway's future not affecting heritage project
By Robert Barron, Daily News January 23, 2012 The $2.4-million heritage
restoration project at Selby Street's historic train station continues,
despite concerns that plans to revive the ailing rail line on Vancouver
Island may be in jeopardy. ...

Our view: Keep train horns quiet at night
La Crosse Tribune
If reasonableness and logic were used, suggesting that we spend $3.2
million on a rail line used once a day by a small train traveling 10 mph
would be dismissed faster than Gov. Scott Walker eliminating the notion of
high-speed rail from Milwaukee to ...

Canadian Pacific Railway announces billion dollar improvements ...
The Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) announced plans to invest more than $1.1
billion CAD in renewal, enhancement and expansion projects through the ...

100 Years After Keys Over-Sea Railroad Debut, Flagler 'Flower Girl ...
22, 1912, when the first Over-Sea Railroad train arrived in Key West from
the Florida mainland, thousands of Key Westers greeted Flagler, his wife
and other ...

Eric Siegel's O-Scale Model Railroad Updates | Model Trains For ...
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1/22/2012 5:44:00 AM


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Greenberg Train Show in Fredericksburg, VA - Washington DC ...
The Greenberg Train and Toy Show will be at the Fredericksburg Expo Center
in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This is one of the largest model train shows
in th.

Scenic railroad to get $3.25 million in upgrades
Tallmadge Express
Photo By RPC Photo / Ken LahmersA Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train
cruises through a portion of its route in Akron. Brecksville -- The
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will get $3.25 million in upgrades via the
National Park Service, park officials ...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Maglev gone, but high-speed rail remains
The nearly $525 billion plan focuses heavily on increasing maintenance of
the existing road and rail network while adding toll lanes to many regional
freeways and expanding bus and train service across the area. Part of that
approach includes spending ...

Model train show draws thousands to Thanksgiving Point
Daily Herald
The Ophir-Tintic & Western Model Railroad Show brought dozens of
intricately modeled train sets to the public on Friday, continuing through
Saturday. The sets feature handcrafted landscapes of rocky cliffs, forests,
farms, and cities featuring tiny ...

Train hits MnDOT snowplow in southern Minnesota
Duluth News Tribune
A Union Pacific Railroad train collided with a Minnesota Department of
Transportation snowplow Friday afternoon near the Iowa state line, pushing
the plow three-fourths of a mile down the track before stopping. The driver
was critically injured. ...

"I know for a fact, that a poorly maintained signals, and engineers being allowed to break the rules would have NOT prevented this wreck with the installation of PTC.. I knew the LA train wreck engineer for years.. The Employers however are far more at fault than he ever was in this particular wreck" - DNatureofDTrain

Railroads pushing to repeal safety laws passed after Metrolink crash
Contra Costa Times
The Rail Safety Improvement Act, passed in late 2008 soon after the
disaster, mandated the $13 billion project and stuck railroad companies
with nearly the whole cost. The law calls for installation of a technology
known as Positive Train Control that ...

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1/21/2012 5:58:00 AM

1/21/2012 Origins: Casey Jones
Just heard a special on Casey Jones on KMUN Astoria OR USA. They said the
original song was written by a Saunders, his assistant engineer. Saunders
was ...

Railroad tracks getting $17 million upgrade
Janesville Gazette
FULTON TOWNSHIP — The train wreck of 2007 was terrifying for neighbors
and expensive for the railroad. But bad memories fade with time. A new set
of tracks helps, too. The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad announced Thursday
that it soon will complete an ...

Friday was full of auto troubles
Albert Lea Tribune
The day included a train that hit a snowplow and a school bus that hit a
young driver, among others. A Union Pacific Railroad train struck a
Minnesota Department of Transportation snow plow Friday afternoon, injuring
the plow driver and pushing the ...

Henry Flagler's dream, the Over-Sea railway, came true 100 years ago ...
Flagler being Flagler, he built the grand Hotel Ponce de Leon (now Flagler
) and acquired a railroad. He spent the next decade extending tracks
south so tourists could take the new train to any number of new Flagler
hotels under construction. ...

Sweet rides through islands' sugar cane era
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Modern replicas of railroad cars from the late 1800s pick up passengers at
the Kaua'i Plantation Railway depot. Photo by Jeanne Cooper / Special to
SFGate The narrow-gauge train tracks at Kilohana were the first ones to be
laid on Kaua'in 100 years.

Freight train hits car in Boca Raton
A freight train smashed a car at a railroad crossing in Boca Raton tying up
traffic for hours, Friday night. "We heard a big crash but we weren't sure
what it was at first," he said. "Then we heard the air brakes on the train
and this car got dragged ...,0,3151381.story

Freight train hits car in Boca Raton, ties up traffic for hours
Palm Beach Post
By Wayne K. Roustan and Larry Barszewski A freight train smashed a car at a
railroad crossing in Boca Raton, tying up traffic for hours, Friday night.
Witness Jeff Johnson was at the Nakava Bar at 140 NW 20th St. near North
Dixie Highway when he heard ...

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad receives grant to improve safety, upgrade trains
Plain Dealer (blog)
Park and railroad representatives joined with Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-10,
Rep. Betty Sutton, D-13, Valley View Mayor Randall Westfall and
representatives from the offices of Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rep. Tim Ryan,
D-17, and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-11, ...

Bulgarian Railways Announce Train Fare Hike
Bulgarian labor unions staged a mass strike after recent announcement of
the management of the state-owned railway company BDZ that it intended to
lay off 2 000 workers by January 2011. Photo by BGNES Train fares in
Bulgaria are going up, ...

Trains on fire – Pennsylvania Railroad 1955 – “What in Blazes ...
A safety film produced by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1955 that discusses
fighting fires on locomotives and teaches railroad employees about the type
of fires...

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California Rail Fail: Captain Brown and the Great White Train | Via ...
California Rail Fail: Captain Brown and the Great White Train. Walter
Russell Mead. California's bullet train is going off the rails, and the
overseers are running ...

15th Annual Artic Run Model Railroad Show & Sale
Enjoy a convention center full (8000 square feet) of trains, trains and
more trains. Featured are operating model railroad layouts (some as large
as 24' x 52'), a hands-on Thomas the Tank Engine layout for the children,
swap/sales tables,

Miami to Keys Over the Sea railroad turns 100
“Passengers were able to get on a train with their winter coats from New
York, Boston or Washington and the next day they were in Florida where it
was sunny and warm.” Flagler died 18 months after the railroad's
completion. Thousands of people took the ...

Semi driver crossing railroad tracks struck by train
Rockford Register Star
By Anonymous OREGON — A semi driver tried but failed to beat a passing
train early this morning at a railroad crossing. Ogle County sheriff's
deputies were dispatched about 2:30 am to a semi-versus-train accident at
the Devil's Backbone Railroad ...

Warren County supervisors want rail service resumed to old mine in Tahawus
Glens Falls Post-Star
Using trains to remove the material would be the best way to clean up the
site, and railroad company executives believe they can sell the tailings.
But despite the chorus of local government support for a resumption of
train traffic, ...

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1/20/2012 6:13:00 AM


Snow plow hits train in Kiester
Austin Herald
KIESTER — A Minnesota Department of Transportation snow plow reportedly
collided with a Union Pacific Railroad train Friday afternoon. The
Minnesota State Patrol lists the crash as a “broadside.” No other
information has been released. ...

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hanging in my youngest's room. I'm wondering if it's time to redecorate?
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to world of his newly teen ...

Vehicle, train collide at Scholl Road railroad crossing
Iowa State Daily
In the early hours of Friday morning, ISU Police Department, Ames Police
Department and the Ames Fire Department responded to a collision at the
Scholl Road railroad crossing. Russell's injuries were believed to be
non-life threatening.

Metra train derailment leaves Chicago morning commuters stranded in the cold
At many Metra stations, there is little in the way of shelter for
commuters, who must stand beside the railroad tracks to await their trains.
So far there has been no word from Metra when they think normal times and
conditions will be restored. ...

Miami to Keys 'over the sea' railroad turns 100
Ct Post
Photo: J Pat Carter / AP In this undated photograph courtesy of the Monroe
County Library, the Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad train on
the Seven Mile Bridge is shown near Marathon, Fla. The centennial
anniversary of the first train's ...

Police: Pickup left dangling on Ga. Train bridge
Seattle Post Intelligencer
A Norfolk Southern employee inspects a pickup truck that became wedged on
the Sixth Street railroad bridge, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 in Augusta, Ga.
Police say a man tried to drive his pickup truck on the train tracks across
a narrow railroad bridge from ...

Miami to Keys 'Over the Sea' Railroad Turns 100
ABC News
22, 1912, as they arrived by train in Key West. "It was the most exciting
thing that had ever happened," said Claudia Pennington, executive director
of the Key West Museum of Art & History at The Custom House. "Everybody
from schoolchildren who had ...

Response to 'rail with trail' letter
Lake Placid News
The operators of the Lake Placid-Saranac railroad deserve credit for their
dedication and perseverance. They have given the tourist train a true test
over the past eleven years. But the conclusion is inescapable: the
hoped-for economic benefits have ...

Ames Woman Injured in Train Collision
By Jessica Miller An Ames woman was injured in a collision with a train
early Friday. Laurel Russell, no age available, of 1713 Amherst Drive, was
headed south on Scholl Road about 3 am when she crossed lowered railroad
crossing arms, stopped and was ...

USDOT grants target three rail, intermodal research centers
Progressive Rail Roading
Research projects will focus on track and structures; train control;
rolling stock; human factors; and other topics identified based on Federal
Railroad Administration and Association of American Railroads priorities.
Goat Hill Junction train rides free this weekend
Do you have childhood memories of playing with electric trains or singing
“I've been working on the railroad …”? Trains are something that
everyone plays with at one time or another. Plus, riding on a real train is
an exciting experience. ...

New rail bridge construction over Fox River in Oshkosh to begin this month
The Oshkosh Northwestern
Canadian National Railroad spokesman Patrick Waldron said the new bridge
will allow train speeds to increase through the city and reduce traffic
congestion at railroad crossings. He said the goal is to move trains
through Oshkosh at 40 mph, ...

New layouts will operate at Model Railroad Days
Times Press Recorder
A new addition this year will be the Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical
Museum's operating 15-foot-long HO-scale module depicting the original
Santa Maria Valley Railroad train yard. Oceano Depot's recently restored
1907 wooden caboose, which houses ...

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Historic train car moved to local railroad museum
Bradenton Herald PARRISH -- For the past 35 years, the 1925 Pullman
sleeper car was part of Church Street Station, a train-themed downtown
Orlando dining and entertainment district. But with the decision to add a
SunRail commuter rail line ...

Railroad eyes commuter options
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
For years the railroad has been straightening its track, slowly shaving
down the time to run between Anchorage and Mat-Su. "Ten years ago it took
90 minutes to get a train from Anchorage to Wasilla," said Tom Brooks, the
railroad's chief engineer.

Tonawandas - Model Railroad Club of Buffalo to showcase models at the Boys 
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21, 22, 28, and 29 to view model trains created by the Model Railroad Club
of Buffalo. Visit The Boys and Girls Club on Jan. 21, 22, 28, and 29 to
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Los Angeles Railroad Heritage - in Alhambra?
Alhambra Source
“Not just railway trains, but also street cars, interurban cars and
today's city rail transportation.” As an archive, LARHF (
is not open to the public on a walk-in basis, but visitors and researchers
are welcome if they call for an ...

Injuries in train accident not life threatening
Yakima Herald-Republic
A pedestrian was struck by a Burlington Northern Railway train just off
West Bartlett Place in north east Yakima, Wash., the evening of Jan. 18,
2012, said Lt. Jeremy Rodriguez from the Yakima Fire Department. Burlington
Northern employees reported to ...

Houston: Troopers set up sting operation to crack down on railroad 
crossing ...
by staff HOUSTON, Texas – Officials took action Thursday to
bring awareness to the dangers along train routes. The Texas Highway Patrol
in Houston partnered with the Union Pacific Railroad Law Enforcement
Officers to enforce violations at ...

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A forum for trail runners to share tips, stories, and advice.

100 years ago, new railroad started South Florida growth spurt
Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the first passenger train's arrival
in Key West via a railroad extension built over the sea. By Christina Veiga
During the Gilded Age in America, anything seemed possible. Skyscrapers
popped up in New York, ...

Clare will put stop signs at Dunlop Road railroad crossing
Clare County Review
Kristine Hubel, 42, was crossing the railroad tracks westbound on Dunlop
Street December 27 when she was hit by a Great Lakes Railroad Train
traveling northbound. Hubel was taken to Mid Michigan Medical Center –
Clare by Mobile Medical Response

Rail's return subject of Fresno biz breakfast
Fresno Business Journal
Regarding California's high-speed rail plan, Cunningham said BNSF is not
opposed, though the railroad is concerned about preserving its
rights-of-way, and said bullet-train system interference with BNSF trains
could hurt local economic growth. ...

Chasin' trains
Effingham Daily News
The train passed through Effingham at about 1 pm Wednesday, and Blough was
among a handful of railroad buffs in the Bob's Salvage parking lot near
where trains headed east to the Newton power plant make a turn off the
Canadian National tracks. ...

Union Pacific 4Q profit up 24 pct on higher prices
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit jumped 24
percent as the nation's largest freight railroad operator increased prices
and hauled more cargo. This Jan. 4, 2012 photo, shows a Union Pacific train
as it goes through a ...

Chuck Sweeny: Rockford train station could spur rail yard development
Rockford Register Star
Railroad stations have always been intermodal. People come to the station
in a car, a cab, a bus, or they walk. They get on a train. When they
return, the process is reversed. So let's be clear: This is a railroad
station. Now, on to the uncomfortable ...

Rail Delivery to Close Railroad Crossings Saturday
Local police, fire and first-aid officials and NJ Transit employees will
manually open and close the gates as the train goes by, officials said. The
work will temporarily close 22 railroad crossings in Spring Lake,
Manasquan, Sea Girt, Point Pleasant ...

Train crossing near fairgrounds to get safety gates, signal lights
Ron Pickworth, a member of the Lorain County Fair Board, said he was
unaware of the pending project but acknowledged the crossing carries a good
number of freight trains. “It's kind of a surprise to me, but it connects
with other rail lines as it goes ...

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As Rail Tragedies Fade From Memory, Resistance to Safety Rule Gains Steam
FairWarning (blog)
Less than four years after a California train disaster spurred passage of
major safety legislation, railroad companies are pushing hard to relax the
law's chief provision. They have won over key Republicans, and extracted a
major concession from the ...

Recommended: Railroad companies fight safety rules, with help from GOP and Obama
By Justine Sharrock, Laurie Udesky and Stuart Silverstein Less than four
years after a California train disaster spurred passage of major safety
legislation, railroad companies are pushing hard to relax the law's chief
provision. ...

Train traffic along 16th Street to decrease, but timeline unclear
Chicago Journal
It's currently co-owned by three freight railroad companies — Canadian
National Railway, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. Three Amtrak
trains — Illini, Saluki and City of New Orleans — use it to travel to
and from Union Station six times a ...,_but_timeline_unclear

Son Says Unsafe Railroad Crossing Killed his Mother
Since then the railroad has bulldozed the trees but there still aren't any
lights or crossing guards; that's a costly addition. Plus officials say
fatal train-car and train-pedestrian collisions happen everywhere. "They're
almost 50-50 but really it's,0,1228725.story

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Minot's Train Derailment: 10 Year Anniversary
But before some victims could hire an attorney, CP Rail was offering a
deal. If Minot residents signed a contract saying they couldn`t sue the
railroad for damages, they would receive $250 cash that day. A move Larson
calls genius. ...

What Happens to Rail When the Money Runs Out?
Bacon's Rebellion
A round-trip train will bring intercity passenger rail to the city for the
first time since 1977, linking Hampton Roads to Richmond, Washington, DC,
and the northeastern corridor!! “The Commonwealth's Virginia Department
of Rail and Public ...

Villa Park man 'grazed' by freight train
Chicago Sun-Times
The two-engine Union Pacific freight train, on its way from Denver to
Chicago, struck the pedestrian at 10:54 pm Tuesday, said Mark Davis, a
spokesman for the railroad. The 28-year-old Villa Park man suffered minor
injuries after the train grazed him, ...

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Effort to Silence Train Horns in O.C. Complete
The program, led by the Orange County Transportation Authority, enhanced 52
railroad crossings and helped silence train horns for local communities –
making Orange County one of the quietest counties in the United States.
“OCTA's countywide approach to ...

Will this Railroad Raise the Bar for the Industry?
Motley Fool
By Isaac Pino | More Articles Johnny Cash once said about the train near
Folsom State Prison, "When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and
cry." When the largest US railroad delivers earnings results on Thursday,
shareholders are hoping for a ...

NJ Transit to close railroad crossings Saturday from Spring Lake to Bay Head
Asbury Park Press
Drivers in communities from Spring Lake to Bay Head may want to avoid NJ
Transit railroad crossings this Saturday, which may be blocked while a rail
delivery train is unloaded. The deliveries will take place between 7 am and
5 pm, starting in Spring ...

Iowa DOT director: No danger of losing $87 million federal grant for Iowa City ... (blog)
... to run a train from Chicago to the Quad Cities by 2015. While the Iowa
DOT proceeds with its study, Iowa remains in a good position to eventually
establish additional passenger rail service because of the work being done
in Illinois, Trombino said.

Railway services return to normal following crash
Taipei Times
Railway services returned to normal in Taoyuan County yesterday after a
deadly collision between a train and a truck on Tuesday, but railway
officials said the accident could reverberate in eastern Taiwan for months
to come. The section between Pusin ...

Marion County deputy lifts car off tracks moments before train passes
WKMG Orlando
A Marion County sheriff's deputy lifted and dislodged a vehicle driven by a
suspected drunken driver that became stuck on some railroad tracks moments
before a train passed by, authorities said. According to the Marion County
Sheriff's Office,

Will this Railroad Raise the Bar for the Industry?
By Isaac Pino, The Motley Fool Posted 11:28AM 01/18/12 Investing Johnny
Cash once said about the train near Folsom State Prison, "When I hear that
whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry." When the largest US railroad
delivers earnings results on ...

Freight train 'grazes' pedestrian near Villa Park
Chicago Sun-Times
A pedestrian who was “grazed” by a freight train in west suburban Villa
Park Tuesday night suffered a broken arm and possibly some broken ribs in
the incident, a railroad spokesman said. Metra trains that use the Union
Pacific tracks in that area were ...

Coatesville RDA seeking deal for train station
Daily Local News
Redevelopment Authority is going to begin negotiations with Amtrak to
obtain the current city train station. Authority Chairman Joseph "Zeke"
Disciullo said the railroad company will ...

Historic Church Street train moves to make way for SunRail stop
WFTV Orlando
Downtown Orlando's historic Church Street train, The Orange Blossom
Special, will make its final move Wednesday morning as crews work to remove
it one car at a time to make way for a SunRail stop. The locomotive is
being moved to the Florida Railroad ...

Wellington railroad bypass pushed back 5 years
Scheduled to begin in 2013, the state is looking to push the Wellington
rail project's construction back to 2018, another delay in a project that
at its core is intended to prevent delays. According to Fire Chief Robert
Walker, about 70 trains pass ...

The Daily Home Woman injured in car versus train accident
TALLADEGA Police are investigating a Monday morning collision between a
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT and a Norfolk Southern railroad train consisting
of four ...

Services resumed after deadly train crash
Focus Taiwan News Channel
18 (CNA) Railway services returned to normal in Taoyuan County in northern
Taiwan Wednesday after a deadly collision between a train and a truck a day
earlier, but railway officials said the accident could reverberate in
eastern Taiwan in the coming ...

Schumer to CSX: Foot-dragging unacceptable
The Daily News Online
By the tracks With a train in the background, Sen. Charles Schumer holds a
news conference Tuesday in Bergen to talk about high-speed passenger
trains. BERGEN — United States Sen. Charles Schumer had a simple message
for CSX Railroad Tuesday. ...

Rail tunnel had austere beginnings
Poughkeepsie Journal
In 1930, the hamlet's railroad operation went through a dramatic change
when the new sets of tracks were added. “The railroad kept expanding
train traffic along the line and eventually they had four sets of
tracks,” railroad historian and author Bernie ...

Talks held on South Side quiet zones
San Antonio Express
Meeting attendants groaned and booed when he mentioned the number – more
often than not, they said, the train engineers lean on the horn for what
seems like many minutes at a time. But before the Federal Railroad
Administration will approve a quiet ...

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Once again I apologise for falling so far behind. Health issures make it hard to keep up with my ework as I am sleeping 9-12 hrs at this time of the year.. My energy is about to improve in a few weeks, and I will be back to my normal 2-3 times a week and daily railroad news updates! Thanks, for your patience! - DNatureofDTrain

Train derails in Wausau, hits terminal

Ghost train' stops traffic on Richardson Highway

Wisconsin and Minnesota ponderAmtrak Service

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Man with 'Railroad' tattoo struck by train ladder | Statesman Journal ...
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A homeless man with the word 'Railroad' tattooed
on his chest is expected to survive being struck by a ladder attached to
the side of ...

NJ river bridge fixed, train service resumes
Sacramento Bee
It took more than three hours before trains could cross the Portal Bridge
on Wednesday night. There were no problems during Thursday morning's rush.
Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says the bridge, which was built by the
Pennsylvania Railroad and opened in ...

REDLANDS: Train days coming to county museum
The San Bernardino County Museum has set Train Days for Jan. 14 and 15.
Visitors will see the restoration progress being made on the museum's
Southern Pacific locomotive 2825 and AT & SF caboose 1333 in the courtyard.
Railroad fans of all ages are ...

New rail safeguards where 3 died in Wash.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The Daily News of Longview, Wash., also reports that the Federal Railroad
Administration's investigation into the crash should be ready for public
release in the next two months. Killed in the crash at the Kelso train yard
were Coach America shuttle ...

North Ridgeville works to clear traffic flow near train tracks
“Cars going south on Root stack up when trains pass, and once the train
clears, there's a mass of vehicles all moving at once to the
intersection.” As long as drivers keep the Root Road railroad tracks
clear, there should ideally be no problems. ...

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Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Announces Proposed ...
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Announces Proposed Enhancements to
Passenger Train Emergency Systems.

US Rail Regulator Deceived Congress, California's Denham Says
5 (Bloomberg) -- The top US railroad regulator was accused by a House
member from California of misleading Congress to promote the state's
proposed high-speed train network, which President Barack Obama's
administration supports as cost estimates ...

Man With 'Railroad' Tattoo Struck By Train Ladder « CBS Seattle
By petermilo1025
(AP) - A homeless man with the word "Railroad" tattooed on his chest is
expected to survive being struck by a ladder attached to the side of a
moving train hours after he was released from an Oregon prison and began
drinking alcohol.

Subway, rail delays vex shivering commuters
The Boston Globe
By Eric Moskowitz Several thousand commuters were delayed yesterday as
frigid weather thwarted subway cars and commuter rail trains just one day
after the MBTA announced a potentially steep fare increase and dramatic
service cuts that officials say are ...

Safeguards installed at site of fatal BNSF train collision
Longview Daily News
20 where three people died in March when a freight train struck their van,
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Federal Railroad
Administration's investigation into the March 23 accident should be ready
for public release in the ...

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Court orders new environmental review for Tongue River Railroad ...
Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary
on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive
technology, ...

Train derails in Steuben County
News 10NBC
Officials say six train cars carrying propane came off the tracks while the
train was in transport through the Dresser Rand Operations property. But
none of the cars tipped over, and air tests by firefighters and railroad
officials showed no leaks or ...

Suicidal man talked off of train tracks
Mukilteo Beacon
Mukilteo police talked a reportedly suicidal man armed with a knife off of
the railroad tracks on Dec. 29. Around 8:15 am, a local man called 911 to
report that he had stabbed himself and was hoping to get hit by a train.
“He said he just wanted us to ...

Driver, 16, Ticketed in Train-Car Collision; Trenton Neighbors Vent About Crossing
Residents speak their frustrations about getting stuck at a train in
Trenton after a boy's car hits a train. By Nate Stemen A Trenton railroad
crossing at Fort Street and Van Horn was the scene of a car, train
accident. A 16-year-old Trenton boy driver ...

Tempe establishes railroad quiet zone
KPHO Phoenix
Don't be tempted to try to beat a train. An approaching train may be closer
and traveling faster than it appears. The Quiet Zone was established in
conjunction with the Arizona Corporation Commission, Union Pacific Railroad
and Federal Railroad ...

Opposition growing to trains, mining in Adirondacks
Glens Falls Post-Star
The recent flair-up over the Saratoga and North Creek Railway's plans to
reopen the Tahawus Line between North River and Newcomb only adds to an
accelerating Adirondack Park-wide debate over the future of trains and
mining in the state preserve. ...

UPDATE: Police Determine Cause of Light Rail Death
12 by allowing herself to be hit by an oncoming light rail train. She
reportedly purchased a coffee at the Royal Farms store located at the
intersection of Seminary and Railroad avenues before walking several
hundred yards along the tracks, ...

Court orders new environmental review for Tongue River Railroad ...
Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary
on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive
technology, ...

Train derails in Steuben County
News 10NBC
Officials say six train cars carrying propane came off the tracks while the
train was in transport through the Dresser Rand Operations property. But
none of the cars tipped over, and air tests by firefighters and railroad
officials showed no leaks or ...

Suicidal man talked off of train tracks
Mukilteo Beacon
Mukilteo police talked a reportedly suicidal man armed with a knife off of
the railroad tracks on Dec. 29. Around 8:15 am, a local man called 911 to
report that he had stabbed himself and was hoping to get hit by a train.
“He said he just wanted us to ...

Driver, 16, Ticketed in Train-Car Collision; Trenton Neighbors Vent About Crossing
Residents speak their frustrations about getting stuck at a train in
Trenton after a boy's car hits a train. By Nate Stemen A Trenton railroad
crossing at Fort Street and Van Horn was the scene of a car, train
accident. A 16-year-old Trenton boy driver ...

Tempe establishes railroad quiet zone
KPHO Phoenix
Don't be tempted to try to beat a train. An approaching train may be closer
and traveling faster than it appears. The Quiet Zone was established in
conjunction with the Arizona Corporation Commission, Union Pacific Railroad
and Federal Railroad

Opposition growing to trains, mining in Adirondacks
Glens Falls Post-Star
The recent flair-up over the Saratoga and North Creek Railway's plans to
reopen the Tahawus Line between North River and Newcomb only adds to an
accelerating Adirondack Park-wide debate over the future of trains and
mining in the state preserve. ...

UPDATE: Police Determine Cause of Light Rail Death
12 by allowing herself to be hit by an oncoming light rail train. She
reportedly purchased a coffee at the Royal Farms store located at the
intersection of Seminary and Railroad avenues before walking several
hundred yards along the tracks,

Norfolk Southern launches 2012 hiring in Harrisburg
Norfolk Southern is seeking applicants to fill about two dozen positions as
train conductors based in the Harrisburg region. Applicants should arrive
by 7:45 am and expect to spend the entire day. The railroad anticipates
adding 2600 new employees in,0,3958303.story

Car/train accident sends driver to hospital
WNEM Saginaw
Entertainment News from AP By Wesley Goheen, Operations Manager Newsradio
1250 AM - email Police are trying to figure out how a driver ended up
hitting a train Tuesday night. It happened at a railroad crossing at
Carrollton Rd. and Stoker Rd. in ...

Pacific National Freight Train - Australian Railways, Railroads ...
The Pacific National freight trains running between Melbourne and Adelaide
usually have two

The Model Railroad Trains Have A Resemblance To The Real ...
Replica trains is an alternative name utilized for model railroad trains.
The reason for this really is as a result of the reality models of real
trains. The.

Lansing Model Railroad Club Train Show 2011 layouts - YouTube
Layouts en escala HO, N, G y Lego's en el Train Show del Club de Modelismo
de Lansing

FRA proposes changes to passenger train emergency systems
Progressive Rail Roading
Yesterday, the US Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) announced proposed improvements to existing passenger
train emergency system regulations that could better protect train riders
during emergencies. ...

While states roll ahead with high-speed rail plans, Wisconsin idles
"It's become an issue like abortion," says Nona Hill, president of ProRail,
the Madison-area chapter of the Wisconsin Association of Railroad
Passengers. "I mean, who'd have thought that passenger trains would become
a hot-button issue. ...

Raleigh City Council agrees to transform warehouse into train station
The vacant warehouse, built in the 1940s and called the Dillon Viaduct
Building, will house the train station component of Raleigh's proposed
Union Station. The warehouse, which already sits near railroad tracks, is
owned by Triangle Transit . ...

3 A wayside horn is a "stationary horn located at a highway-rail grade
crossing, designed to provide, upon the approach of a locomotive or train,
audible warning to oncoming motorists." 49 CFR § 222.9. The horn is a
digital recording of an actual train ...

Working on the railroad
Bluffton Today
Until the recent renovations, the doorway to the train room was in the
woodshop. One of the changes made was to remove the door, make a solid wall
and create an entrance to the railroad room through the main lobby. The new
layout allows for more

Review urges delay in borrowing billions for bullet train
Los Angeles Times
The panel, known as the California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group,
emphasized that it supports the bullet train concept. But starting the
project in the Central Valley "maximizes the risk to the state," the report
said. Nearly 28 million people use ...,0,3258448.story

Freight train derails but nothing spills when section of track breaks in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette -
By Simon A. Thalmann Enlarge Fritz Klug | The Kalamazoo Gazette A Grand Elk
Railroad freight train with tank cars carrying liquid clay detailed Tuesday
afternoon after a rail broke at Myrtle and Porter streets in Kalamazoo. ...

Experts: Don't build $99 billion California bullet train
San Jose Mercury News
But in a 10-page response, the California High-Speed Rail Authority
attacked the credibility of the peer review panel and called the analysis
"by and large deeply flawed." They accuse the group of holding the bullet
train to an impossible funding

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Arizona, December 29 ...

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Medfield to 'Keep an Eye' on Commuter Rail Expansion Proposal
Medfield Town Administrator Michael Sullivan says the town will continue to
monitor the proposed commuter rail expansion that would run trains through
Medfield enroute to Foxborough or Worcester. By Jeremie Smith A pilot
railroad study for the I-495 ...

Shots fired at passing train in Helena
KXLH Helena News
McGee said, "Around 10:00 last night, at the railroad crossing on National
Avenue, we had the train going through and the engine and someone, it
appears, fired a shotgun at it and it hit the windows on the engine and
shattered the windows. ...

State Sen. Boucher Supports Metro-North Passenger 'Bill of Rights'
The Bill of Rights includes a section in which the railroad promises to
provide timely information and if needed prompt medical assistance to
passengers on board disabled trains — such as when a train became
disabled in the 100-plus degree heat in ...

State, Railroad Officials: Trenton Crash Site Does Not Need Upgrades
By Nate Stemen A Trenton railroad crossing at Fort Street and Van Horn was
the scene of a car, train accident. The crossing at Van Horn and Fort
Street was the subject of a diagnostic review in 2009. The railroad
officials examined the volume of car ...

Metro North Launching 'Quiet Car' Program
Rail commuters, tired of hearing noisy cell phone chatter while taking your
morning ride on the Metro North line? Well, the train company has a new car
for you. Metro-North Railroad, a division of the New York-based
Metropolitan Transit Authority, ...

SMART could start work on rail project Tuesday
Marin Independent-Journal
By Mark Prado Work on the controversial Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
train could start as soon as Tuesday if the agency's board approves a
construction contract when it meets Monday. SMART officials made the
announcement Thursday, saying they are ...

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Meteorites Shower!

New Train Tours for 2012
Leisure Group Travel
It visits Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut by
coach, lake cruises and scenic trains, including the Maine Eastern
Railroad, Conway Scenic Railroad and Cape Cod Central Railroad. 2012 marks
the 100th anniversary of the Calgary

Editorial: Bullet train is a misfire
Los Angeles Daily News
Pushing ahead with the first segment will likely throw $5.5 billion of good
money into a train to nowhere. One million jobs was a strong selling point
for a state with 11.3 percent unemployment, far higher than the national
average. When rail ...

Gore Mountain Snow Train sells 75+ tickets on inaugural weekend
Albany Business Review
The private railroad company needs much stronger sales in weeks to come to
get anywhere close to the success of the just-completed, inaugural “Polar
Express” train. That trip sold 35854 tickets during its nearly six-week
run from mid-November to late ...

The railroad to watch in 2012 - Fred Frailey - Trains Magazine ...,, trains, model trains, model railroading, toy
trains, garden railways, ctt magazine, CTT, mr magazine, model railroad
magazine, model ...

Csx railroad 2011 year end review of trains on the ce&d sub | Train ...
Some clips I put together from this past year of trains on the CE&D sub. A
couple highlights are of some re-route trains. The BNSF intermodal train
was a.

Historic Moon Glow seems destined to rust away
After Train of Tomorrow's two national tours, the Union Pacific Railroad
purchased it and put it into regular service between Los Angeles and
Chicago, then in the northwest. In the early 1960s, as rail passenger
trains were cut back, ...

Police Say Train, Car Involved in Wreck in Trenton
A passenger car hit a train at the railroad tracks at Fort Street and Van
Horn. By Nate Stemen A man walked away after crashing his car into a train
at Fort Street and Van Horn. No one was injured after a man crashed his car
into a train at Fort Street ...

Train noise coming to an end in Jamestown
Valley News Live
City Administrator Jeff Fuchs tells KQDJ radio that BNSF Railway trains
were to stop sounding their horns at three downtown crossings effective
Tuesday. Horns will continue to be sounded at another crossing where the
railroad has concerns about safety. ...

Arizona appeals court upholds regulatory commission's authority over railroad ...
The Republic
... two railroad crossings as part of a quiet zone. Burlington Northern
Santa Fe had challenged the authority of the commission in Maricopa County
Superior Court, saying the federal Train Horn Rule did not allow the
commission to consider the matter. ...

Man hit and killed by freight train in West Charlotte
By Kristy Etheridge, Reporter - email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was
found dead near some railroad tracks in West Charlotte Tuesday morning.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police believe he was hit by a CSX train. Lozano
Polio Charles, 38, was found lying ...

Derailment of Grand Elk Railroad freight train is company's first in 
Kalamazoo ...
Kalamazoo Gazette -
KALAMAZOO — The derailment of a Grand Elk Railroad freight train this
morning is the company's first such incident in the Kalamazoo area in its
three years here, General Manager Joe Forchione said. The train derailed
about a mile short of its ...

Arizona appellate court upholds train horn ruling (KNXV-TV)
The railway argued that the federal Train Horn Rule did not allow the
commission to take up the matter and contended that the commission's
procedure was more judicial than administrative and, therefore, was not
exempted under federal law. ...

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New Train Exhibit at Library Offers Window to City's Rail Past
“Bells and Whistles: Railroads in the Bay Area,” features model trains,
photographs, and other memorabilia, offered by a partnership of the
library, the Cupertino Library Foundation and the Cupertino Historical
Society, called the Santa Clara Valley ...

Mall railroad reaches end of tracks
(wOOD) - Model trains run on tracks that lead nowhere -- except in the
imaginations of little boys like Isaac Henion and his brother Jackson. Or
in the memory of 85-year-old Beatrice Dalman. "It brings back memories, at
least for me, from olden days, ...

Guest View: Taken in steps, train can get us to Boston
By Scott W. Lang For more than 30 years, New Bedford has waited for the
train — a commuter rail line that will link the city, along with Fall
River, to Boston. Right now, we have a governor who is a true friend of New
Bedford. In fact, Gov.

This week in North Fork history: LIRR train crashes into Greenport man's 
The Suffolk Times
Joseph Farrell was on his way home in a blizzard when his truck skidded and
got caught on the railroad tracks at about 7 pm He knew the 4:07 train from
long Island City was due to arrive soon so he ran to a nearby house and
called Southold Police, ...

tri-rail train - Rossman Baumberger Reboso Spier & Connolly, P.A.
Law office of Rossman Baumberger Reboso Spier & Connolly, P.A. is located
in Miami, Florida providing the highest level of trial advocacy in the area
of ...

Model railroad show coming to Palmer in 2014
Blake E. Lamothe, a town councilor who also owns the Steaming Tender
restaurant, which is in the former train station, said the convention will
be like "the Big E railroad show" that is held every year. At the Dec. 14
School Commitee meeting when the ...

Railroad enthusiasts love seeing tiny replicas roll by
Great Falls Tribune
Five-year-old Dylan Tanner of Great Falls watches his train drive around
the tracks at the Montana Museum of Railroad History at the Montana
ExpoPark Sunday afternoon. TRIBUNE PHOTO/JOSHUA KODIS Collecting and
running HO scale model trains might seem ...

Man has continued railroad passion
Times and Transcript
Just as there was no interest in trains growing up, he felt the same
ambivalence about model railroading until he helped a friend who was into
it, with his basement layout. The two decided to look for a local club,
found the Moncton Model Railroad ...

Report Blames Control System Flaws for Chinese High-Speed Rail Crash
Occupational Health and Safety
The second train rammed into it, causing four cars to derail and fall from
a bridge. The Dec. 28 final investigative report blamed flaws in the
trains' operational control systems and inadequate emergency response by
railroad authorities, according to ...

Train strike kills 23-year-old man
Merced Sun-Star
A 23-year-old man was killed Saturday after being struck by an Amtrak train
on the Santa Fe Drive railroad track, about a half mile west of Highway 59,
the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported. The coroner's office
hasn't released the victim's ...

Man shares passion for trains with others
Detroit Free Press
The enormous display of model railroad trains is custom-made from around
the world with exquisite historical details. Chi-Town Union Station, set up
in a 10000-square-foot former grocery store in Commerce Township, features
40 or so trains that rumble ...

Celebrating the New Year at railroad
Russia Beyond The Headlines
Several minutes later we are dodging our way past snowy potholes in the
back of a rickety Lada en route to the bustling central train station with
its usual eclectic cross section of Russian society. I've always been a fan
of Russian railway stations ...

A Look Ahead: Railroad developments on track for Valley
It's still up in the air exactly where the train will stop as it passes
through the Valley, but it looks like plans to upgrade the railroad service
through the area's so-called Knowledge Corridor will proceed. A nearly $73
million federal project to ...

Genesee & Wyoming Update on Edith River Derailment
MarketWatch (press release)
Train services departing Adelaide for Darwin have continued throughout this
period. Rail services terminate at Katherine and Alice Springs, and freight
is then moved to Darwin by road. Due to the remoteness of the area, the
accident site could not be

For High-Speed Rail, Support in the Past From GOP Presidential Hopefuls
New York Times
He has spoken and written admiringly of China and France, and how far ahead
of the United States they were when it comes to high-speed rail. He has
opined that high-speed train lines would make sense in Florida and
California — places the Obama

Mall railroad reaches end of tracks
Wood TV8
The model train set has been a Grand Rapids icon for almost 25 years.

Roaring Camp Railroads names new CEO; it's all in the family
Santa Cruz Sentinel
By Jondi Gumz - Santa Cruz Sentinel FELTON — A new chief is taking the
helm at Roaring Camp Railroads, the local tourist attraction where Norman
Clark ran the first steam train ride in 1963. It's Melani Clark, Norman's
daughter, who has been working ...

Nazareth Area Society of Model Engineers enjoy 'workin' on the railroad'
The Express Times -
By Pamela Sroka-Holzmann | The Express-Times View full sizeExpress-Times
Photo | JIM MIDDLEKAUFFJeff Gromlowicz and his wife, in the background,
with their sons Luke, 7, left, and Joe, 8, visit the model train display
Wednesday set up by the Nazareth ...

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1/01/2012 Happy New Years! Sorry no footprint in the snow, I was to exhausted to do my snow dance tonight, But this is me howling in the new year! 30 seconds into the year!

Then Singing Auld Lang Syne or well I cry to it every new years! :) I hope you all have a great one! Thanks for being loyal readers, after this hard year.. 2011 .. Hopefully things continue to improve for all of us! So it gets better N better! - DNatureofDTrain ps. I do not own the next video just a goodey from youtube.

And my New Happy New Year Song I wrote, yes all voices in this recording are me.. and yes some parts are very poor quality ... but hope you enjoy it anyhow! I also apologise for my cold..

Fireworks New Years 2012

London Fireworks 2012 New Years Eve Full Version (HD)

Hong Kongs Fireworks 2012

Chinese New Year - Year of the dragon (just the countdown)

Taiwan 2012

New Zealand 2012

Sydney Australia

Happy New Years 2012

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Branding team's suggestions ride the rail
Eastern Wake News
The focus on trains and the railroad received both positive and negative
responses at the December meeting. Ray Hinnant, who could not attend the
October meeting, said he was amazed the railroad was emphasized to promote
the town, “since the train ...

Annual Train Fun Run Chugs Along
KFBB NewsChannel 5
This year was no different and NewsChannel 5's Ashlie Rodriguez was among
the many that enjoyed the Museum of Railroad History's Open House. From
little people…to big, the Annual Train Fun Run is a New Years Day event
everyone looks forward to. ...

Train hits abandoned car in Mishawaka
Police were called to the Southern Railroad Crossing at Main Street just
before midnight. An eastbound Norfolk Southern Train had hit a car and
pushed it to the Union Street under pass where it caught on fire. The
Mishawaka Fire Department quickly put

2012 Dinosaur Train | Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ...
Join us for the inaugural year that the D&SNG will host The Dinosaour
Train! It is based on the PBS children's favorite show starring Buddy, the
funny, curious ...

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Man withRailroad tattoo hit by train cited | kgwcom Portland
A man was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct after he was
sideswiped by a train near Hood River Friday afternoon.

Rail bridge still keeps us talking
Port Huron Times Herald
No Name: "I'm calling in response to Linda from Port Huron, who asked how
many people we know of in our lifetime who have fallen off the train bridge
or even gotten hurt. I am 47 years old, and I remember a schoolmate who
accidentally fell off the ...

Westward ho!
Plattsburgh Press Republican
The California Zephyr, the train that most closely replicates the route of
the original Transcontinental Railroad, left precisely on time at 2 pm We
took a diagonal course southwestward toward Omaha. Urban skyline gave way
to suburbs and then the ...

Cognitive Dissidence: State Reps Ask Feds To Delay Possible Train ...
Last week, I reported about Scott Walker flaunting his corruption by having
a model of a Wisconsin and Southern Railroad train going around the holiday
tree in ...

Train track photograph railroad crossing red by ReflexionPhoto
I shot this in the SODO district of Seattle, just south of downtown....I
like the blur of the train rushing past the crossing sign, the solid red.

Train crashes into car near downtown Mishawaka
ABC 57 News
By Brian Dorman By Jessie McDonough MISHAWAKA, Ind. - A train slammed into a car at the
railroad crossing on Main Street in Mishawaka Saturday night. The point of
impact was at Main Street, the vehicle was ...

Fare Hike On New Haven Line Takes Effect Jan. 1 « CBS New York
By skschust
Fare Hike On New Haven Line Takes Effect Jan. 1. December 31, 2011 9:00 PM.
Share this. No comments. A New Haven Line Metro-North Railroad train is
seen at the Cos Cob station – Greenwich, CT – Sep 22, 2011 (credit:
Paul Murnane ...

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