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November 30th 2009 - General News

11/30/2009 4:00:00 AM

Watchdog: Gov't may have overpaid to bail out AIG

Jobless benefits could end for many in January

Young Barrack Obama - Pictures


Most Wisconsin Road Projects Done For Year

DOT: Project Along I-94 Will Affect Travel

Military experiment seeks to predict PTSD

Wolf or Wolf Hybrid Captured on Madison's East Side

DNR hunts for solutions of states deer heard

Nov. 16-22: Crashes, Feuds, Rumors & Duets (i.e., Just Another Week In Music News)

Jackson moonwalk glove sells for $350K in NYC

Left off on 2 weeks ago and 3 weeks ago..

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November 30th 2009 - Railroad News

11/30/2009 1:39:00 AM

Car takes wrong turn, crashes into train
My Fox Boston
NORTH ANDOVER (FOX25, myfoxboston) - A car was pinned by a train after the
driver took a wrong turn onto railroad tracks in North Andover. ...

Bomb Explosion Hits Russian Railroad In Dagestan Republic
RTT News
... a railroad connecting the Russian town of Tyumen with the Azerbaijani
capital of Baku on Monday, just minutes before a passenger train passed
over it, ...

Christmas Elves Train O' Lights ready to roll
Nevada Appeal
The historic V&T Railroad is running a very special limited service for the
upcoming Christmas holiday starting this Saturday and then every Saturday
in ...

Union Pacific railroad worker hurt in rock slide
By Ryan Sabalow A Union Pacific railroad worker was seriously injured
Wednesday in a rock slide near Dunsmuir. The conductor of a train spotted
the man's ...

Man Injured In Train Crash Near Baltic
Jack Parliament is president of the D&I Railroad, the owner of the train
involved in Monday's crash. The damage caused when the driver of a semi
truck ...

Buffett should revive Santa train
Railroad rules required regular crews to operate the train. One engineer I
rode with really got into the Christmas spirit. When the train played a
recording ...

'Holiday Express' steam train ride and Branch County Victorian home tour
Battle Creek Enquirer
The Little River Railroad in Coldwater, Michigan will offer a "Holiday
Express" steam train ride on December 5, 2009. The train will depart the
Coldwater ...

Semi driver injured in crash with train
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The engineer was not injured, according to Jack Parliament, president of
D&I Railroad, who added that there was about $75000 worth of damage to the
track ...

Washingtonâ€ôs Newest Gravy Train: High-Speed Rail
... acting federal railroad administrator, among others. And in the nine
months since, leaders on both sides of the aisle have boarded the spending
train. ...

Pittsburgh-area woman died of trauma near tracks
Philadelphia Inquirer
AP PITTSBURGH - A woman 69-year-old woman found dead next to railroad
tracks near Pittsburgh died of trauma injuries, but authorities still don't
know how ...

New book fuels a passion for train history
Here, train enthusiasts can discover a collection of maps and technical
drawings relating to the railroad. "We have open houses but no train rides.

Train meet draws hundreds of enthusiasts to Old Greenwich
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman Michael Micciche and his two sons spent Sunday afternoon
scanning 150 exhibits at the Westchester Model Railroad Club fall train
meet, ...

Russian train toll hits 26; Police release sketch
The Associated Press
Meanwhile, a small explosion early Monday harmed a section of railroad
track in the volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan. There were no
injuries and ...

Tyumen-Baku train to arrive late due to railroad explosion
The railroad was restored at 10.30 am and the train is on the way to
Baku,” he added. According to him, the train will be late for about two
hours. ...

Train, Santa roll into town
Oneonta Daily Star
By Jake Palmateer ONEONTA _ Santa Claus rapped his way into town Sunday
aboard Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train of Lights. In what has become an
annual ...

Russia probes bombing of luxury train
Times of the Internet
Markin said investigators had discovered "elements of an explosive device"
that left a crater beneath the railroad bed, but would not elaborate. ...

Denton, DCTA sorting out A-train issues
Dallas Morning News
The route will follow the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad line. The
city of Denton bought eight miles of that right of way in 1993 for use as
the ...

It's time for better passenger rail service
Philadelphia Inquirer
Congress, at President Obama's request, has given the Federal Railroad
Administration $13 billion in economic recovery and development funds this
year, ...

Older generations share interest in model trains with children
The State Journal-Register
... railroad swap meet held Sunday at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in
New Berlin. More than 100 tables, selling everything near and dear to the
train ...

Hudson Club's train display right on track
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
He recently made a trip to Binghamton, NY, to film a passing Canadian
Pacific Railroad train. Colin Smith manned another remote control making
sure a 70-car ...

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November 29th and 28th railroad news 2009

11/29/2009 12:37:00 AM

November 29 2009 - Railroad News

Brother: Train victim likely fell on tracks
WCNC (subscription)
The Amtrak “Piedmont” hit and killed Billy Richardson, 39, and Randy
Davis, 52, as they crossed the railroad tracks near their assisted living
center on N. ...

Local digest
Washington Post
A freight train struck a car parked on railroad tracks on the western bank
of the Anacostia River early Saturday, but the vehicle's sole occupant
escaped, ...

Model railroad club's final departure?
Philadelphia Inquirer
A freight train might take on a load of coal at a mine and haul it to a
power plant or railroad coaling tower, then return to the mine with
empties. ...

Train kills driver on tracks in Kalama
Longview Daily News
By Amy ME Fischer A 40-year-old Chehalis man died when his pickup was
struck by a northbound Union Pacific Railroad train in Kalama at about 2:10
am ...

November 28th railroad news - continued

All aboard: Santa to visit Tioga Central Railroad
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
After the train picks Santa up from his village, he will walk through the
train to give each child a special gift. Santa Express trains run at noon,
2 pm, ...

Best friends killed by train
... fell while crossing the railroad tracks, his brother said. Davis
appeared to be trying to pull his friend to safety, the train's engineer
said. ...

Rail workers' strike disrupts passenger train services
Yonhap News
... to take a heavy toll on passenger train services nationwide, as the
replacement staff have been rushed to man freight trains, the Korea
Railroad Co. ...

'You get to build your world the way you want it'
Mail Tribune
Mail Tribune Photo / Jamie LuschJamie Lusch By Anita Burke The sleek,
silver and orange Southern Pacific Railroad train pulled out of a siding
and rolled ...

Lind: Railroads got the Scouts to annual Jamboree
It was one of the last great movements of people by train. It took place in
1957, when the Boy Scouts National Jamboree was held in Valley Forge, Pa.

Rush is on for stimulus's high-speed rail dollars
USA Today
That's when the Federal Railroad Administration will start handing out $8
billion in stimulus money, according to spokesman Rob Kulat. ...

Haverhill man killed by train in Newbury
Eagle Tribune
Richard Witkiewicz, 63, of Haverhill was crossing the railroad tracks in a
designated crosswalk at the station and was struck by a train that had left

Rails on Wheels' 11th annual model train show appeals to hobbyists, others
Alex Van Zanten's grandfather worked on the Grand Trunk Railroad from 1909
to 1912, before taking a job a then-fledgling cereal company started by a
man ...

Body of woman, 69, found near Pa. railroad tracks
Philadelphia Inquirer
Authorities say the body of 69-year-old Antoinette Giuliani was spotted by
train crew members near the Norfolk Southern tracks in Bellevue on Saturday

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Railroad News - November 28th 2009

11/28/2009 12:49:00 AM

Train show in Stamford Saturday
Stamford Advocate
STAMFORD -- The Stamford Model Railroad Club will conduct its 70th annual
Holiday Open House Saturday and Dec. 5. The open house, which will be from
1 to 5 ...

Mich. man's model train project wows
The O-scale model railroad Paul Gribbell, 68, of West Bloomfield sets up
every year in a vacant grocery store usually draws 4000 to 5000 fans, ...

Man killed as truck is struck by train near Kalama
Longview Daily News
By The Daily News A 40-year-old Chehalis man was killed when his pickup
truck was struck by a northbound Union Pacific Railroad train in Kalama at
about ...

Woman Found Dead Near Bellevue Railroad Tracks
The crew of a train passing through Bellevue saw a body on the side of the
tracks and called 911. Allegheny County homicide detectives, along with
forensic ...

"blissfield railfans go.. wee!" - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad company to move to Blissfield
Adrian Daily Telegram
By Dan Cherry A Michigan-based railroad company that operates a number of
freight and dinner train companies in southeast Michigan will move its ...

"RIP" - DNatureofDTrain

Body Found Near Railroad Tracks In Bellevue
... the body was found near Ohio River Boulevard and Farragut Avenue. A
person working on a train called 911 after spotting the body as the train
was going by.

"Santa pack is here!" - DNatureofDTrain

Celebrate Christmas at 25th anniversary of Crossroads Village
This holiday fantasyland features thousands of sparkling lights and
Michigan's most spectacular moving light display, the Huckleberry Railroad.

"o/~ I been working on de railroad o/~" - DNatureofDTrain

Work on BNSF railroad bridge at Burlington gets under way
Burlington Hawk Eye
During the construction work, there will be few instances of the train or
barge traffic halting because of the construction. The bridge will be
closed for ...

In Morgan Hill, couple can only watch as train destroys RV
San Jose Mercury News
Their motorhome became stuck across a Caltrain railroad crossing grade and
was struck by an approaching train. Scott and Nelson got out of the
motorhome ...

"come on now.. Railroad tracks are not parking lots for motorhomes or cars.." - DNatureofDTrain

Train hits car parked on tracks in southeast DC
Washington Post
AP Authorities say a CSX train hit a car parked on railroad tracks in
southeast Washington, sending the vehicle into the Anacostia River. ...

"Any time a bomb comes into contact with a train. Terrorist network or not, it is a terrorist attack no matter what" - DNatureofDTrain

Train hits car parked on tracks in southeast DC
Washington Post
AP Authorities say a CSX train hit a car parked on railroad tracks in
southeast Washington, sending the vehicle into the Anacostia River. ...

 Russia: Bomb Caused Train Crash That Killed 26
Enlarge Associated Press Railroad workers stand next to a damaged coach at
the site of a train derailment near the town of Uglovka, some 400 km (250
miles) ...

Russian Officials Say Homemade Bomb Caused Fatal Train Crash
The incident is “very similar” to the explosion in 2007 under a
railroad track that caused the train traveling from Moscow to St.
Petersburg to derail, ...

Russia Probes Terrorism as Cause of Fatal Train Crash
The incident is “very similar” to a 2007 blast, when an explosive
device planted under the railroad track caused the train traveling from
Moscow to St. ...

Russia Probes Terrorism as Cause of Fatal Nevsky Train Crash
“Our main lead is an explosion of an unknown device, in other words
terrorism,” Vladimir Yakunin, the head of OAO Russian Railways, the
country's railroad ...

Train strikes, kills two in Kannapolis
Salisbury Post
Randy Davis, 52, and Billy Richardson, 39, residents of Britthaven of
Kannapolis, died around 6 pm when an Amtrak train struck them near the
railroad ...

Lean economy couldn't feed Dinner Train
The train, which serves elegant dinners in a restored vintage car, is not
just a sentimental favorite for railroad buffs. It's also an anchor for the

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Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! And continued railroad news

11/28/2009 12:46:00 AM

Sorry, I did not tell you ahead of time.. I had a stressful week my mind is going in circles. But regardless of that. I did have a wonderful thanksgiving... The highlight of the moment was my Grandma Fundy telling my mother to stop practicing witchcraft and hocus pocus.. as she demonstrated ear candling.. trying to convince us she is not suffering hearing loss.. but its just wax build up.. None of us were convinced as I warned her if you have hearing damage you are not suppose to do ear candling... But me stubborn mudder won't listen. - DNatureofDTrain

I am discovering that there is a posting character limit..

So some of the news that did not fit entirely on the dated post I will post here:

Novemeber 28th 2009:

Train enthusiasts share their passion
Buffalo News
A volunteer from Rail Barons is always on site to share information about
the display and talk about the region's railroad heritage. In the coming
years, ...

November 27th 2009

'Polar Express' train rides in Ely
The Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely will have their Polar Express
train rides November 27 through the end of December. Listen to readings
from the ...

Now riders and nonriders can add up value of Northstar
Minneapolis Star Tribune
... the railroads while at the same time heavily subsidizing building our
roads and freeways and airports to directly compete with passenger train
service. ...

November 25th 2009

Train museum founder leaves legacy
Alamogordo Daily News
... bought the old Antique Depot, formerly known as the Torrance Railroad
Depot, and moved it to Alameda Park, where he founded the Toy Train Depot
in 1988. ...

November 21 2009

All aboard: Train Depot marks 100 years in Norman
Norman Transcript
Mayor Cindy Rosenthal, whose grandfather was a conductor for an Ohio
railroad, has a fond memory of trains. She noted the 100th anniversary
comes as ...

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Railroad News - November 27th 2009

11/27/2009 1:16:00 PM

Canadian National labor talks break off
The Teamsters Union and CN, the country's largest railroad, had negotiated
throughout Friday with federally appointed mediators who have tried to help
forge ...

At Least 25 Killed as a Train Derails in Western Russia
New York Times
Russian Railways, the state-run railroad company, said that the cause of
the derailment was not yet determined but that one possibility was
sabotage. ...

Couple escapes RV before train obliterates it in Morgan Hill
San Jose Mercury News
For Roger Scott, that moment came as darkness fell Wednesday, as he was
nosing his 28-foot Winnebago over a disused railroad crossing in Morgan
Hill. ...

Model Train Exhibit Open For Holidays
NBC 29 News
The Augusta County Railroad Club is inviting the public to see one of its
holiday mainstays. Folks of all ages came to escape the shopping crowds and
check ...

All aboard! Christmas Train is back at Irvine Regional Park
Total Buzz (blog)
The decked-out Irvine Park Railroad train chugs along festive nighttime
trips through the park every Friday-Sunday through Dec. 20, and on these
weeknights: ...

Prosecutors say 25 dead as Nevsky Express train comes off tracks
RIA Novosti
The Russian Railways (RZD) railroad monopoly said that train could have
been blown up, but power outage on the railroad is also considered a
possible reason ...

Train safety campaign to take life-saving message to area high schools
Contra Costa Times
... but dangerous, occurrence — a teenager walking down railroad tracks
listening to music with headphones on, oblivious to an oncoming train. ...

Model Train Shows Roll Into Huntington
The Appalachian Model Railroad Society kicked off it's 52nd annual show at
the Veteran's Memorial Field House Friday. HUNTINGTON -- Hundreds of Model
trains ...

Holiday Train to return to region on Monday
Glens Falls Post-Star
The train will make stops from Saratoga Springs to Plattsburgh. Times are
subject to change, and the railroad suggests arriving at a stop 15 minutes
early. ...

Report: 10 feared dead in Russia train derailment, about 130 injured
Gaea Times
November 24th, 2009 Utah man makes wrong turn, sees train approachingogden,
Utah — A man whose car became stuck on a set of railroad tracks bailed
out ...

This week in local history
Daily Comet
“Whenever the Lafourche Transfer Line decides to operate between New
Orleans and Thibodaux, the railroad company will be glad to accord us with
the slight ...

A visit to the mother of all Colorado train sets
WESTMINSTER - David Gahagen is the baron of one of the smallest Colorado
railroad empires you'll ever see. On 9NEWS 5 am he invited us into his
Westminster ...

Kickin' it with the Homies in Union Station's model train exhibit
Pitch Weekly
But unlike the multitude of other plastic people in the set, likely
acquired from hobby shops and model-railroad enthusiast kits, these are
Homies, ...

Florida AFL-CIO says it will fight SunRail deal
Orlando Sentinel
“It has become clear that FDOT's primary purpose of the current SunRail
deal is to ensure that federal railroad worker protections including, ...,0,1029623.storylink

Railroad club sets holiday displays
Cape Gazette
The Christmas season open house model train displays will be held from 10
am to 2 pm, Saturdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19. The Historic Georgetown
Association and ...

Kick off your holidays
Michelle Ferguson holds Grace Ferguson, 18 months old, as they look at a
model railroad train at a holiday event last December. ...

Rogue Valley Railroad Show 2009
Mail Tribune
... railroad presentations, a swap meet, door prizes, vendors,
opportunities for the public to operate model trains and raffles for items
such as train kits ...

Get serious about train safety
Opelousas Daily World
If we're serious about reducing train-car collisions without forcing the
railroads to pay for crossing gates at all 5600 crossings, Louisiana should
appoint ...

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Railroad News - November 26th 2009

11/26/2009 2:50:00 PM

'Wayland A-Z': 'R' is for 'Railroads'
Wayland Town Crier
Groups cheered the train at decorated railroad stations along the route.
The Tower Hill flag stop shelter, near James S. Draper's home, was
elaborately ...

Cape railmen take on New Bedford, Fall River
Barnstable Patriot
21, another Cape Rail subsidiary, Cape Cod Central Railroad, operated a
special excursion train to the MBTA's Middleboro/Lakeville station from
Hyannis via ...

Holidays welcomed in America's railroad birthplace
Wayne Independent
... of the Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) said that the train idea
helps celebrate both the Birthplace of the American railroad- Honesdale,
Pa. ...

Dad thinks son was taking shortcut when train hit him
Newsday (subscription)
24, 2009) The grieving father of a Brentwood man killed by a Long Island
Rail Road train said Wednesday he believes his son may have been taking a
shortcut ...

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Railroad News - November 25th 2009

11/25/2009 2:57:00 PM

Streetscapes | Bronx Railroad Stations Where Ghost Passengers Await Very Late ...
New York Times
Two sides of the station are visible from the street, and two sides are
visible on the park side, for a 360-degree view of this train wreck of
decay. ...

Harvest Fair Fun
Dylan can't take his eyes off the track as a model railroad train chugs
along through a tiny village created for the Christ Church Harvest Fair.

Driver unhurt when train severs semi
Great Bend Tribune
He was referring to the unidentified driver, who was only shaken up when
the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad train severed his trailer about 20 feet
behind the ...

Christmas time is toy train time
St. James Plaindealer
Knowing that is true the St. James Model Railroad Club has announced its
hours of operation for the Christmas Season. It is time to show off the
model ...

This Christmas, take a Copper Spike Train excursion
Payson Roundup
The restoration of the historic railroad buildings began in 2005 with the
help of the Historic Globe Main Street Program volunteers who put in
countless ...

Countdown to Christmas
Hartselle Enquirer
The North Alabama Railroad Museum will host Santa Train Nov. 28. The train
is decorated for Christmas and Santa Claus is on board to visit with the
children ...

Rail crossing project sees 22 violators
Le Mars Daily Sentinel
During a safety project, Union Pacific Railroad cooperated with local law
enforcement to promote caution at Le Mars' railroad crossings. Aboard train

More Details In Tragic Train Crash That Killed Pastor And Wife (blog)
The funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 am Railroad companies owe it
to the public to make sure that no one dies in another train crash like
this one. ...

Holiday Train stops here Dec. 8
Brookings Register
The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad and its parent company, Canadian
Pacific, will bring the Holiday Train to Brookings on Tuesday, Dec. 8. ...

Watco launches Idaho railroad, Adrian & Blissfield plans HQ relocation
Progressive Rail Roading
... dinner train reservations, operations, maintenance of way, engineering,
and communications and signals. Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road owns and
operates ...

Man killed by train he may have tried to catch
Newsday (subscription)
(November 24, 2009) A man who police believe might have been running to
catch a train was struck and killed Tuesday evening by a Long Island Rail
Road train ...

Amtrak line may visit Jamestown
Jamestown Sun
The report indicates about one-third of the rural crossings, those with the
standard crossed arms railroad crossing signs, would be upgraded to
automated ...

Car stalls on tracks, grazed by train in St. Louis
LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area motorist is lucky to be alive after a car
got stuck on railroad tracks and was grazed by a freight train. ...

Steam train to run on Friday
Nevada Appeal
The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will run the historic steam
train in honor of Thanksgiving on Friday. The train departs from the
Wabuska ...

Santa Train runs Dec. 5
Bethany Beach Wave
CAPE CHARLES -- The 18th annual Santa Train, sponsored by the Bay Coast
Railroad, Greater Parksley Association and the Delmarva Chapter of the
National ...

Holiday train rides get going after Thanksgiving
Chicago Tribune
AP The Huckleberry Railroad near Flint offers holiday rides on weekends
starting Friday. Thousands of lights decorate a train that takes passengers
past ...,0,1492592.story

Holiday train rides get going after Thanksgiving
Fox 28
AP - November 25, 2009 4:14 AM ET The Huckleberry Railroad near Flint
offers holiday rides on weekends starting Friday. Thousands of lights
decorate a train ...

Train rides will be offered in Milford
Oneonta Daily Star
The Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and the Cooperstown &
Charlotte Valley Railroad will be offering Christmas train rides through
Dec. 13. ...

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November 24th 2009 - Railroad News

11/24/2009 9:52:00 PM

Richmond- Man Hit and Killed By Train
Police are working with CSX Railroad and the county coroner to figure out
how this happened. Police say, for now, that it looks like an unfortunate

Pedestrian killed by LIRR train in Brentwood
Newsday (subscription)
A male pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday evening by a Long Island
Rail Road train near the Brentwood station, a railroad spokeswoman said.

Child's Play: 'Christmas Carol 3D' now showing at IMAX
Annapolis Capital
Santa kicks off the holiday season at the B&O Railroad Museum as he arrives
by locomotive into the historic Roundhouse at 10:30 am Nov. 27. ...

Save Your Life: Railroad Crossing Signals
Union Pacific's Officer on the Train project gives local law enforcement a
chance to witness railroad crossing violations first-hand. ...

Connector track promises fewer train delays
Greenville Daily Reflector
Greenville officials will break ground on a railway connector track Monday
that should relieve the majority of traffic backups caused by the railroad

Utah man makes wrong turn, sees train approaching
The Associated Press
OGDEN, Utah — A man whose car became stuck on a set of railroad tracks
bailed out before a commuter train plowed into it. Danny Ray Olsen, 62, ...

Broken switch cancels trains on lirr's Port Wash. line
Newsday (subscription)
An eastbound and westbound train were canceled. The trains are the 1:40 pm
train from Port Washington and the 1:50 pm train from Penn Station, the
railroad ...

Man bails out of car before it's hit by train
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A Farr West man whose car became stuck on a set of
railroad tracks bailed out before a commuter train plowed into it. ...

Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road to Move Headquarters to Blissfield
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The Charlotte Southern Railroad Company provides freight service in Eaton
County plus The Old Road Dinner Train in Charlotte (MI). ...

No acid leaked in Gilbert train derailment
The State
No sulfuric acid escaped from a 13133-gallon railroad tanker car that
derailed early Sunday morning in rural Lexington County, officials said
Monday. ...

Fifth railroad quiet zone to further reduce train noise in Richmond
Oakland Tribune
Burlington Northern Santa Fe will install railroad crossing signals, gates,
lights and other equipment at crossings to create the fifth quiet zone. ...

Greenville Traffic To Get Train Relief
Here being Greenville, which has been plagued with traffic tie ups because
of a downtown railroad switching yard. On Monday ground will be broken for
the ...

Plans nearly done to reduce train noise in Mokena
Southtown Star
BY ELISABETH MARTIN Plans to build a landscape buffer to shield Mokena
residents from railroad noise are nearly complete. Construction of the
buffer along ...,112409mokenarail.article

Artist engineers long career
Her railroad-themed art has been exhibited around the country, including in
Cincinnati as part of Duke Energy's holiday model train display. ...

Sacramento River Train has holiday excursions
Daily Democrat
The Christmas Train began in 1992 with Santa giving out free gifts to
children while rolling through West Sacramento and Woodland. In 2004 the
railroad ...

Accident still being investigated
Opelousas Daily World
Motorists are required to stop at all railroad crossings not governed by an
active signal that can warn of a train's approach. Trucks carrying toxic or

Meet Santa on train leaving from village
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Friends of the Railroad, a nonprofit group in Victor, earns fundraising
dollars by volunteering on the train.

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November 23rd 2009 - Railroad News

11/23/2009 10:17:00 PM

Tanker filled with poisonous sulfuric acid removed from tracks
... in Gilbert after a train derailed early Sunday morning. Officials say
shortly after five on Sunday morning, eight railroad cars jumped the
tracks, ...

Holiday Train coming to town and food bank will benefit
Mason City Globe Gazette
While most past Iowa trips have been to the eastern and southern areas, the
acquisition of DM&E Railroad a year ago has opened up new vistas for the
train ...

Train with petcoke, chemicals derails in Houston
The train, which also carried polyethylene, ammonium nitrate and railroad
wheels, was headed from Houston to San Antonio. (Reporting by Bruce
Nichols; ...

Holiday happenings in Frisco
Dallas Morning News
There will be carriage rides, snow machines, the Adventure Railroad ride
around Simpson Plaza and a miniature train display from the Museum of the
American ...

Train safety project Tuesday
Le Mars Daily Sentinel
... officers will be watching at the tracks in Le Mars for crossing
violators during an "Officer on the Train" project with the Union Pacific
railroad. ...

Holiday Train coming through North Country
Plattsburgh Press Republican
... that because the Ticonderoga Ferry is still open, they can't block the
railroad crossing on Fort Ticonderoga Ferry Road, where the train usually
stops. ...

Grand Opening of Indoor Train Display 30'x40'
New Jersey Monthly
The much anticipated grand opening of the incredible indoor train display!
The hand built, multi tracked model railroad display featuring LIONEL
trains will ...

Confused DeLand man, 80, found driving on train tracks in SC
Orlando Sentinel
An elderly man from DeLand who vanished Friday was found "acting confused"
while driving his vehicle on railroad tracks in South Carolina, ...,0,4878184.story

South Bend pushes bid for high-speed train line
Wingfield said the Federal Railroad Administration is expected to announce
which states will receive money this winter. If Indiana is one of them, ...

Rail car loaded with acid derails in central SC
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AP GILBERT, SC — Officials say eight railroad cars, one loaded with
thousands of gallons of sulfuric acid, derailed in a sparsely populated
rural area west ... 

"This one I found creepy.. The Pastor warned his congregation of a rrxing with no lights, Then the Train hit their vehicle on the passenger side burst in flames.. and then came to rest as his churches cemetary" - DNatureofDTrain

Train kills pastor and wife
Pastor Fanley Thomas and his wife, Florence, were killed at a railroad
crossing in the town of Le Moyen, which is located in the northern part of
the parish ...

Model train show thrills at MSU
Lansing State Journal
The Lehnerts came from Hartford to East Lansing for the Lansing Model
Railroad Club's annual model train show and sale. "I liked how we could buy
a lot of ...

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November 22, 2009 - Railroad News

11/22/2009 10:40:00 PM

Koons's $25 Million Dangling Train Derailed by Lacma Shortfall
The original train is being restored by the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and
Railroad Historical Society in Albuquerque. The 65-year-old locomotive used
to ...

Polar Swan Express to make another run
... along the railroad tracks. Prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded.
Train departures are on the hour from 2-6 pm on Saturday and 3-5 pm on
Sunday. ...

Freight Train Carrying Sulfuric Acid Derails
Railroad officials say the train was going from Linwood, North Carolina to
Savannah, Georgia. There were no injuries reported. "The concern that we
have is ...

Metro wrestles with growing suicide problem
Washington Examiner
Marshall's researchers teamed up with the Federal Railroad Administration
and the Federal Transit Administration and verified 350 suicides by train

Derailment in Lexington County under control, officials say
The State
Eight railroad cars — one of which is loaded with thousands of gallons of
poisonous sulfuric acid — derailed early Sunday morning near Gilbert in
Lexington ...

Person hit, killed by Amtrak train in Northbrook
Chicago Breaking News - Tribune
A person trespassing on railroad property was struck and killed by a
Seattle-bound Amtrak train this afternoon in north suburban Northbrook, a
railroad ...

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Starts “Officer on a Train” Safety 
Campaign (blog)
According to the Federal Safety Administration, around 2000 people have
died in the past decade in railroad collisions. These train accidents
result from ...

All aboard for the train show
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For those looking to buy or sell, 80 dealers selling everything from model
railroad kits to railroad memorabilia are expected. Among the most prized
trains ...

Atchafalaya Voices
The Daily Advertiser
At 3 pm, the guests boarded the train to return to Algiers, after several
dignitaries delivered their inevitable speeches, and a few railroad
officials ...

Living Desert's train exhibit is large, detailed
The Desert Sun
Excluding the park's train exhibit supervisor, all work, train maintenance,
displays and operation of the model railroad set up is done by volunteers.

Trains rumble through Bishopville basement
Delmarva Daily Times
Ridgeway, a contractor by day, is a railroad fan by night. A longtime train
enthusiast, he has more than 80 model locomotives, 12 of which can be found
at ...

Riding coast to coast, whistling along with the train?
New Haven Register (subscription)
After a trip through Italy, Velvet wrote the song “Ridin' on a Train.”
In his spoken introduction, he says, “The railroad train is a very
sociable way to ...

Dining train rolls into Falmouth
Cape Cod Times
Cape Rail operates two companies: Massachusetts Coastal Railroad hauls
freight, while the Cape Cod Central Railroad provides a dinner train
service between ...

"I know how ya feel.. some of my woes just won't disapear either" - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad woes won't just disappear
Helena Independent Record
Railroads played an integral role in the settlement and development of
Montana. The next time you are idled on Montana Avenue waiting for a train,

Santa Express Train
"The Santa Express is a train ride like none other," said Greksa. "Royal
Gorge Route Railroad's historic cars possess a nostalgic, cozy feeling that
is ...

Holiday festivities cropping up all over New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph
Santa can also be found aboard Conway Scenic Railroad's Valley Train out of
North Conway with a surprise in his bag for each child. ...

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November 21 2009 - Railroad News

11/21/2009 11:39:00 PM

Carrying bundles of gifts, Santa Train rolls through the Mountain Empire
... a 70-year-old former railroad worker who for many years was tasked with
loading the Santa Train before its his daughter, Lesa Stapleton, ...

Let's get on board this train
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
He's been a railroad man his entire life, which means "I've been screwed by
everybody.'' With his old-time railroad bias, he has no love for Maglev,

Enthusiasts describe Train Expo as gift to community
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
By MIKE REUTHER - As the Polar Express train
circled the tracks before her, Cindy Mueller explained how her model
railroad display ...

Runaway Burling: Freight trains' track record
The Union Leader
... take to run a railroad authority?) did not seek multi-millions in
federal funding for passenger service in order to prevent a coal train from
tipping. ...'+track+record&articleId=f818b3ac-1042-46c8-813f-0d6b541d58a5

Railroad hobbyist shows off his model trains
Abilene Reporter-News
Rick Dobbins inspects one of the model trains on display at the Model
Railroad Open House on Saturday afternoon. Ken Riediger opened his model
train room to ...

Thousands line rails as Santa Train makes its 67th annual trip through region
Kingsport Times News
... to work for Clinchfield Railroad (later CSX). Parts of his duties at
CSX were to help load the Santa Train, and for 39 years he did so very
happily. ...

Magical holiday ride
Palestine Herald Press
Children and adults lined the fence along the depot watching as the train
adorned with Christmas lights rolled in and finally came to a stop. ...

Santa's Express Takes Off On the Tioga Central Railroad
TIOGA CENTRAL RAILROAD - Getting into the holiday spirit, the Tioga Central
Railroad has created a new train ride, with a very familiar face. ...

Tickets still available for The Polar Express
Palestine Herald Press
By ANGIE ALVARADO Tickets for The Polar Express train ride still are
available as the popular Texas State Railroad holiday event enters its
third weekend on ...

Little Trains Chug into Warner Robins
The Middle Georgia Railroad Club got rolling on the holiday season with a
miniature train display at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. ...

Motorists receive wake-up call at railroad crossings
Dunn County News
Warning lights and gates at railroad crossings are activated and
deactivated by sensors in the track. If a train stops on the track after
activating a ...

Trains go silent Wedenesday in part of Sauk Rapids
St. Cloud Times
The city has been working for years to revamp its railroad crossings in
hopes of making them safe enough that train whistles could be muted in the
city. ... 

Great escapes and holiday fun
Wisconsin State Journal
National Railroad Museum: It's all-aboard the Polar Express as this Green
Bay museum presents a train ride featuring a dramatic reading of the
classic story ...

Holiday traditions continue at Enchanted Village and Edaville Railroad
Norton Mirror
The train park's annual Festival of Lights is as much a local holiday
tradition as a stroll through the Enchanted Village. The park has been
decked out with ...

Bad economy means fewer passengers
Hanas said other commuter railroads across the country are experiencing
similar downward trends. The decline of employment, particularly in the
financial ...

One hurt as train hits hay truck at rail crossing north of Paul
Twin Falls Times-News
... inspects a damaged railroad crossing sign as Minidoka County Sheriff's
Deputy Sgt. Tim Dudley watches Friday at the scene of a crash between a
train and ...

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November 20th 2009 - Railroad News

11/20/2009 11:54:00 PM

Train vs. car, no one injured
Cullman Times Online
At approximately 3:40 pm, Hart's car was struck by a train engine at the
road's railroad crossing. The engine was not carrying any railroad cars
when the ...

Santa Train coming to Greene County on Dec. 5
Greene County Daily World
Look for the 20th annual Indiana Rail Road Santa Train to make stops
throughout the county during the day. "The Santa Train is our most
treasured tradition ...

Railroad to conduct safety campaign today
Dodge City Daily Globe
By Staff reports Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad is bringing its
"Officer on a Train" safety campaign back to Dodge City. From 11 am to 2 pm
today, ...

Rail workers can report job errors without penalty
In addition, injuries to train, yard and enginemen declined more than 30
percent over the same period, Kulat said. The American Association of
Railroads ...

City Lights will add a twinkle with movie-themed parade, train rides
Times Record News
As always, the Wichita Falls Railroad Museum will be open late the evening
of City Lights with their trains lighted up for the holidays. ...

Chatham Borough parking fees up slightly
Chatham Courier
Borough Administrator Robert Falzarano said the borough has 360 parking
permits for railroad train station parking, 87 permits for the Center
Street parking ...

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November 19th and 18th Railroad News 2009

11/19/2009 11:59:00 PM

November 19th 2009 - railroad news

Some South Florida train-car accidents
19, 2009: A Tri-Rail commuter train plows into a car that witnesses say
drove past dropping railroad crossing arms at a busy intersection, killing
two women ...,0,4079382.story

Victim Identified In Train vs Car Crash
... work Thursday morning when, police say, he ignored the warning lights
at a railroad crossing. Huy Nguyen's car was hit by an Amtrak train,
killing him. ...

Buffett, Railroads, and the Lessons of History
Motley Fool
When Buffett was a little boy, he had only a small, single-oval train set
and used to "drool" every year over the huge, multi-engine railroad diorama
that ...

One Dead in Train-Car Collision
... morning after a car trying to slip through a flashing railroad crossing
was instead smashed by an oncoming Amtrak train traveling 50 miles per
hour. ...

Two die after Tri-Rail train hits car in Oakland Park
BY WALTER MICHOT Two people were killed in Oakland Park Thursday morning
after their car got caught in railroad tracks and a Tri-Rail train hit the
vehicle. ...

November 18th  2009 - Railroad News

Historic Longview tree threatened by age, railroad
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Train tracks that cross Tennant Way and run west into Longview lie just 51
feet from the tree's base, and the switch for the new railroad spur will be

Truck struck by train; driver escapes
The News Journal
9 approaching the railroad tracks, ran over the tracks and was hit by the
train. The driver, who has not been identified, managed to get out of the
wreckage ...

BRIEF: Train halts after man falls on railroad tracks
Trading Markets (press release)
Bobbi mcgraw said that a train had been stopped on the track because train
personnel thought a man had been hit. "The train was stopped as a
precautionary ...

Depot history winners
Norman Transcript
Riding across Norman, from southwest to northeast, I always passed along
the railroad somewhere, from the crossings by the university or on Duffy
Street to ...

Man dies after being hit by train
Daily Mail - Charleston
... along the railroad tracks near the crossing on South Poplar Fork Road
in Teays Valley. He was struck by a passing train about 3 pm, dispatchers
said. ...

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November 17th 2009 and 15th

11/17/2009 2:48:00 AM

General News

"the Army etc needs to have another option for those who are the last moment can not deploy on principle or something.. They need to have another action to allow them to serve on American soil, or have them pay them back money wise for their training in a certain amount of time..On the other hand people should not be joining or signing up without real committment." - DNatureofDTrain

Soldier mom refuses deployment to care for baby

Watchdog: Gov't may have overpaid to bail out AIG

Railroad News

"This goes right up there with the lack of common sense" - DNatureofDTrain

Woman sues RR after train injures leg while she was taking pictures on 
tracks ...
(AP) — Helen Gable was taking pictures on the railroad tracks in Tupelo
in 2006 when a train nearly cut off her leg as she tried to get out of the
way. ...,0,6435389.story

Subway, Rail Accidents Prompt Federal Oversight Plan

Ask a cop: Know rules at all railroad crossings
Whittier Daily News
... a railroad crossing when the rail warning lights and bells are not
activated, and wondered why is this bus stopping here when the train is not
coming? ...

Real Salt Lake on a grand train ride
Deseret News
Speaking of trains, the team's resurrection so inspired Lagerwey that he
referenced the golden spike that joined the transcontinental railroad at
Promontory ...

"Don't Tear it down.. just leave it.. if safety is the worry then hire one of those homeless people to be a guard" - DNatureofDTrain

Train trestle used by homeless should go, city says
Dayton Daily News
Jim Noelker/Staff photographer Cindy Dant and Isaac Black, both of
Cincinnati, are living in a tent on the railroad trestle above South
Patterson Boulevard. ... 

Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic features model train
"Candyland" is the theme of the railroad and countryside where about 800
feet of track lead the g-scale models through the train stations of our
childhood ...

Neb. court says ex-worker can sue Union Pacific
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A Nebraska appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit from a former
Union Pacific Railroad worker who claims the company should have better
protected her ...

Drill simulates train disaster responses (VIDEO)
Baltimore Sun
Kevin Cartwright, said oorganizers were pleased with the "fluid" response
of the multiple agencies that participated in the train wreck simulation.

Winter Park Ski Train Returns to Denver
First Tracks
... made arrangements with all involved parties to run the ski train, which
is operated for RGSR by Amtrak over rails owned by the Union Pacific
Railroad. ...

Railroad museum on track to 20th anniversary
... 2, and Stefan Jacewitz study the detail of Northern Virginia NTRAK's
monthly train display at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on Sunday. ...

Train wreck kills 4 in Hardeeville
The Palmetto Scoop
The car was attempting to cross the railroad tracks at the intersection of
Main Street (SC 46) and US 17 and all inside were killed. ...

Boston commuter train bumps truck
Boston Herald
It had permission to be in the area from the Massachusetts Bay Commuter
Railroad Co., which runs commuter rail for the MBTA. ...

Railroad News - November 15th 

Winter Park Ski Train's return appears likely
Sky Hi Daily News
High-ranking resort officials said in informal discussions Friday night
that all parties to the deal, including the resort, Union Pacific Railroad
and ...

Inaugural train ride helps kick off big weekend for Northstar Commuter Rail
Star News
BNSF Railway provided commemorative railroad spikes, Target provided
boarding pass lanyards and compostable water bottles were provided by
Richardson ...


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November 17th 2009 - Railroad News continue

11/17/2009 12:25:00 AM

Commuter Train Bumps Portable Toilet Truck
Pesaturo told WBZ the truck was there to service a portable toilet that
belongs to the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., the private
consortium that ...

Man Killed in Southeast Missouri Train Accident (blog)
This train crash is a tragic reminder of the dangers of railroad crossings.
There have been several tragic railroad crossing crashes in recent months

Train Station sale still critical
Gettysburg Times
“Legal talks are ongoing,” explained Lawhon, adding that “we're
talking with the railroad company, so that if we obtain (the station), we
can maintain it. ...

Iowa woman escapes car before train collision
Chicago Tribune
... Iowa - Police say a Burlington woman managed to get out of her car that
was stuck on some railroad tracks just before it was hit by a freight
train. ...,0,1258078.story

Railroad club helps create magic of Enchanted Airlie
By Brandon Sneed, Since 2004, the Cape Fear Railroad Society - a group of
29 local model train enthusiasts - has constructed displays for the annual

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November 16th 2009

11/16/2009 4:22:00 PM

General News

Strong Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Tuesday Morning

Railroad News

Railroad robberies lecture Saturday
SW Iowa News
Historical Society President Ryan Roenfeld will give an in depth overview
of some of the more notable train robberies and their connection to Council
Bluffs ...

Scenic railroad seeks to improve bike transport
Washington Examiner
Officials at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad want to improve the way
bicycles are transported on the train. The railroad has one car that can
carry ...

Northstar commuter line hits the (rail) road
Minneapolis Star Tribune
... is retired after a career working for the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
"This is the first time I've ridden a train in 50 something years," he
said. ...

Buffett Knows His Railroad Is 'Not a Bargain'
New York Times
Warren E. Buffett admits that his $26 billion deal to Burlington Northern
Santa Fe railroad is “not a bargain.” But the chief of Berkshire
Hathaway is ...

Train attraction allows visitors to take imaginary trips
Zanesville Times Recorder
Guests were treated to a make-believe ride on the Zane Trace National Trail
Model Railroad during their open house. The club's model train display
fills the ...

All aboard! Northstar glides into the sunrise
Ana Freire, a grad student at the University of Minnesota, was taking her
first train trip ever. "This is a lot better than driving," she said. ...

A tour of LA's rich rail history
Los Angeles Times
... the Movies" from the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation. The
night starts about 5 pm at Philippe's, in the rear dining room (aka the
train room), ...,0,253053.story

Passenger rail ideas for Santa Cruz County track run from dinner trains to ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Sierra Railroad operates the Sacramento River Train, the Sierra Railroad
Dinner Train and the Skunk Train in the Fort Bragg area. ...

Scenic railroad seeks to improve bike transport
Baltimore Sun
AP CUMBERLAND, Md. - Officials at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad want
to improve the way bicycles are transported on the train. The railroad has
one ...,0,7008893.story

Company says new ski train to Winter Park on track to start running next 
Fox 31
By AP DENVER (AP) — A company seeking to keep Denver's ski train going is
selling tickets for the upcoming season. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is

New Rio Grande Scenic Ski Train gears up for this winter
Denver Post
For months, Ellis' company has been negotiating terms of its takeover of
Ski Train service with the Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the track,

Landmark smokestack imploded in West Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Kia Gregory Standing tall within the clouds, the smokestack atop the old
Pennsylvania Railroad steam plant near Amtrak's 30th Street Station was
imploded ...

Train wails lighten up
Monroe News Star
Kansas City Southern Railroad has implemented the quiet zone from the
Ouachita River to North Sixth Street. It's not perfect. Not by a long shot.

Idle trains a hassle in South Side
St. Joseph News-Press
... to the railroad. The code suggests that trains not block crossings for
more than five minutes, except under special circumstances. A disabled
train or ...


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Book Mark this link - November 15th railroad news

11/15/2009 1:20:00 PM

According to the page below it says to book mark a link that is not working to get to this blog.. The correct link to book mark is this one...

I am sorry it is a long link but the short url is used for my main site I will link this to my main website eventually if people do not mind taking that extra click to go from there to here.. they can .. I'll keep you updated about it. I will not be updating much news today I posted quite a bit yesterday.. of older news..and some recent..I busy... with other things today.. - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad News

Collin County envisions massive railroad and trucking hub
Dallas Morning News
"We're talking about a massive train and truck facility," Williams said.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments hasn't formed an opinion yet
on the ...

Official sure lots rides on rail line to nowhere
Reading Eagle
By Mary E. Young The historic short-line railroad, running from Boyertown
to Pottstown, has so much potential its story should be called "The Little

"Not as pathetic as Mispelling Amtrak in your news review, as you ignorantly point out how its pathetic to have a hobby to enjoy that not everyone likes.. I'll tell you what is pathetic here. That you wasted an entire space in your newspaper to write about pathetic rail enthusiasts are instead of writing a good review about the types of videos you enjoyed.. Now that is pathetic." - DNatureofDTrain

Train wreck of a video
University at Buffalo The Spectrum
Train enthusiasts post these clips on youtube so other railroad enthusiasts
can comment on how cool the horn sounds or that they think the engine
pulling ...

Alcohol may be factor in Oakland train death
San Francisco Chronicle
... was walking along the railroad tracks near 50th Avenue and Coliseum Way
just before 8 am when he was struck by a southbound Amtrak train. ...

China's gravy train
Wall Street Journal
Another company is China Automation Group, which makes control systems for
railroad traffic signals. Revenue should grow at a compound annual growth
rate of ...

Man killed by train in Oakland
Inside Bay Area
Oakland police said the man was walking on railroad property near 50th
Avenue and Coliseum Way just after 8 am when the passenger train hit him.

Railroad steam plant is demolished
Philadelphia Inquirer
That technology allowed the train company to electrify its fleet and helped
Market Street to become a mecca for businesses and high-rise office
buildings. ...

Coast to coast in an hour
A train ride. And not just any train ride. A "Two Oceans by Railroad" train
ride. Sure, the ways to see the Panama Canal were plenty and varied: a boat
ride ...

Coast to coast in an hour
A train ride. And not just any train ride. A "Two Oceans by Railroad" train
ride. Sure, the ways to see the Panama Canal were plenty and varied: a boat
ride ...

'Unstoppable' urge
Centre Daily Times
A 20-car train races down the railroad track at high speed while
movie-camera equipped helicopters chase the train at treetop level. ...

Officials see railroad violations firsthand
... a Union Pacific train traveling from Central El Paso to Clint last week
recorded 13 people violating railroad crossing laws at one intersection
alone. ...

Cortlandt train station expansion begins, promising access to west
Lower Hudson Journal news
... 2009 CORTLANDT — Work has begun on an expansion of the town train
station that will improve the railroad's connection to local businesses
while adding ...

TAYLOR: Man killed while standing on railroad tracks
Southgate News Herald
By Rene Cizio TAYLOR — A 46-year-old resident was killed Thursday when he
was struck head-on by a train. Police said Matthew Werstine was standing on
the ...

Northstar Line: Will we make the switch?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"People across the country are saying, 'We have railroad tracks, and the
roads are clogged,'" said Tim Yantos, executive director of the Northstar
Corridor ...

Campbell man killed in car vs. train accident
The patrol says 44-year-old Scotty Davis was headed southbound and failed
to yield to a Burlington Northern Train at the railroad crossing. ...


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What I am doing... Railroad News November 14. continued

11/14/2009 9:47:00 AM

I was having troubles with the catagories I decided instead of having the catagories represent Railroad News, Activist News, Casey Jones new.. what they will be instead of just where I move the news to for archives.. then this blog will have similar format to my original one and if it gets to full relocate the archives to the topica group.. which I'll add to the links and title it archives eventually. I am still waiting for google to reactivate my other blog so I can relocate my posts to here, and then delete everything little by little off of blogger and remove the blog itself so google and blogger no longer have to keep reviewing it and verifying that it is not a spam blog.. which forces me further behind on keeping up to date with the news postings. - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad News

Rockettes ride the train to promote their Christmas show
Connecticut Post
Corinne Tighe, a member of the Rockettes, rides the southbound Metro-North
Railroad train to promote the railroad's "Radio City Christmas Spectacular"

Olivia Garcia: New crossing arms at railroad intersections become reality
Bakersfield Californian
BY OLIVIA GARCIA, Vice president of content It started with a tragic death,
a motorist killed after her car collided with an oncoming train at a
railroad ...

Train soon will stop again in Stanwood
Great Northern Railroad operated passenger rail service to Stanwood until
1971, according to the state Department of Transportation. ...

Construction begins on upgraded Cortlandt train station
Mid-Hudson News
CORTLANDT – The Metro-North train station in the Town of Cortlandt will
undergo almost $35 million in renovations and upgrades and local and
railroad ...

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Railroad News Nov 14 - 12

11/14/2009 4:33:00 AM

"awh, yes drooling over models time.. trains that is" - DNatureofDTrain

"Light Up Night" Laurel Highlands Model Railroad Club
WCBC Radio
Kick off the holiday season by a visit to the model train displays
presented by the Laurel Highlands Model Railroad Club, Inc. (a charitable
non-profit ...

"Tsk tsk tsk I know hoboing may seem fun but no stealing rides now" - DNatureofDTrain

Police: man ran under moving railroad car
Mr. Towles was discovered by a railroad employee hitching a ride on a
freight train that was proceeding along North Mechanic Street about noon
Tuesday, ...

Doug Ring and good deeds
LA Observed (blog)
As a novice lawyer, he went up against the railroad legal heavies and beat
them. The railroads were ordered to make room for the country train. ...

"Glad he was not hurt but a railroad bed is only for sleeping dragons.. or locomotives" - DNatureofDTrain

Man unhurt after train passes over him at fdl crossing
The Reporter
A man who apparently fell asleep at a west-side railroad crossing Thursday
night awoke the morning of Friday the 13th as the luckiest man in Fond du
Lac. ...

"That's an ouch" - DNatureofDTrain

Train And Car Collide In Troy
Troy residents said the railroad crossing is part of a complicated
interchange with one set of warning lights and no gates. Police are
reviewing video taken ...

 China's Gravy Train
Wall Street Journal
Another company looking for rapid growth is China Automation Group, which
makes control systems for railroad traffic signals. With a 30% market share
in ...

"ie ie ie Crazy Children Garden train" - DNatureofDTrain

It's 'All aboard' for Camden Children's Garden train fest
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Camden resident traces his city's railroad resurgence back to 2000,
when the Camden Children's Garden got onboard with the Train Festival, ...

"23 commandment .. er something.. thou shalt not run thee gates into a train and taketh thou life" - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad crossings to be discussed by county
York News-Times
... three young people were killed and one was seriously injured when their
car was struck by a train at the Road V railroad crossing east of Waco. ...

"What do you call the tip of a train tail? The EOT, or caboose.. that lil red thang." - DNatureofDTrain

Collins to speak about 'Kansas Train Tales'
El Dorado Times
The stories include the Andover train robbery and the Victoria Railroad
cemetery, where six of the seven railroad workers killed in an Indian raid
were ...

News & Observer
New Hope Valley Railroad's Santa Train runs Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 and Dec. 12
and Dec. 13 with departures starting at 11 am It's a one-hour journey from
Bonsal ...

"Chicken.. Sqwat stinks again" - DNatureofDTrain

CSX derailment in Henrico blocks Amtrak
Richmond Times Dispatch
According to railroad and state officials, a CSX train traveling westbound
from Newport News to Richmond derailed near Darbytown Road east of Fulton
Yard at ...

"that's a duh moment" - DNatureofDTrain

Train hits car parked too close to tracks
Hickory Daily Record
She was charged with trespassing on railroad property for parking there, he
said. There is no line of demarcation between the parking lot and the
railroad's ...

"hehehe not quietly enough if we are hearing about it" - DNatureofDTrain

 Schwarzenegger quietly quashed effort to get commuter rail funds
Los Angeles Times
... transportation bonds that are earmarked to rebuild the Colton railroad
crossing. If positive train control cannot get enough federal or state
funding, ...,0,6550006.story

School's past comes to light
Chicago Tribune
Now, a recently discovered document gives credence to claims that Blanchard
Hall once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad, a network of people
who ...,0,3128817.story

Driver Error Blamed In Fatal Train Crash
Back in July an eastbound union Pacific locomotive struck a Blue Earth
County work truck heading south over the railroad tracks on County Road
112. ...

Tourism officials showcase resurrected railroad
Below are their responses: "I've never been on a steam train like this, I
really think my customers would enjoy this, it's a tremendous boost to the
city. ...

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General And Railroad News - from November 12th and 14th

11/14/2009 4:28:00 AM

11/12/2009 9:28:00 PM

"This is a test post to see how well this blog will handle my multiple link postings.. But yes this is actual news..  for today as well" - DNatureofDTrain

Fort Hood suspect charged with 13 counts of murder

Volkswagen Steals Toyota's Crown as World's Largest Automaker

11/13/2009 11:24:00 PM

"Many have heard me on and off state Bin Laden was not responsible for 9/11 but he was responsible for a similar attempt it was Khalid running the show.. I am just glad they are gonna be brought to trial I however am not thrilled about them being brought to US soil.. and know in the locations they are.. they have better be on extremely high alert.." - DNatureofDTrain

NYC trial of 9/11 suspects poses legal risks

"goodie on google!" - DNatureofDTrain

Google makes concessions on digital book deal

Railroad  News - November 12th

Train hits disabled truck in Berks; driver had jumped out
Allentown Morning Call
A tractor-trailer was hit by a Norfolk Southern train late Wednesday night
near Fleetwood, Berks County, after the truck got stuck on the railroad
crossing, ...,0,2467448.story

Train accident results in a fatality
Lusk Herald
... Pacific employee was struck and killed by a train east of Lusk.
According to Niobrara County Sheriff Rick Zerbe, the Federal Railroad
Administration, ...

MUTUAL AID SYSTEM: Firefighters train together in drill
Wilmette Life
"The whole crux of this is this could happen in any of our towns; we all
have railroad tracks," said Wilmette Fire Chief James Dominik. ...,wilmette-mutual-aid-fire-drill-111209-s1.article

 Train hits tractor-trailer in Richmond Township
Reading Eagle
The Walnuttown railroad crossing off Park Road in Richmond Township was
closed this morning because a train hit a tractor-trailer that was stuck on
the ...

One is never too old to own a railroad
Escanaba Daily Press
"No train set for my birthday? Fine. But one day, with God as my witness, I
shall become so stinking rich that I'll buy an entire railroad! ...

Author to share railroad takes here Satuday
Augusta Daily Gazette
The book contains several of Collins' railroad articles he authored between
1992 and 2008. They tell of a train robbery at Andover, the construction of
a ...

Train-set tragedy at Union Station
Pitch Weekly
(It can also remind you of your uncle who worked for the railroad and could
never be home on Christmas Eve, but that's another story). Look, here's a
train ...

Buffett to acquire BNSF for $34 billion
Flathead Publishing Group
The railroad company established a division point and railyard in Whitefish
more than 100 years ago. That railyard is now a state Superfund site, ...

Historic Norman train depot turns 100 years old
passenger train came through what would become Norman on June 13, 1887. ...

Alexandria-Arlington County briefs
Washington Post
Bridge replacement aimed at improving train service in Va. Several
organizations have teamed up to construct a third mainline railroad track
between ...

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