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12/31/2010 Railroad News

12/31/2010 10:39:00 AM

12/31/2010 Railroad News

Nonprofit group launches rail crossing safety ads
Chicago Tribune
"Where's the Best Man" will target younger motorists to prevent
vehicle-train accidents by urging them to be alert at crossings. ...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-railcrossingsafet,0,7582931.story

LIRR train hits empty car in Bay Shore
Newsday
By YAMICHE ALCINDOR yamiche.alcindor@newsday.com An early morning Long
Island Railroad train struck an empty car left on the tracks east of Bay
Shore,

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/lirr-train-hits-empty-car-in-bay-shore-1.2578942

New governor's adviser: Museum closure unlikely
Nevada Appeal
The steam train makes its way to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in
November. Despite agency recommendations that would shut down four of
Nevada's seven

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20101231/NEWS/101239931/1001&parentprofile=1058

Ticket Machines Not Working At Metro-North Stations
Patch
In a 10 am advisory, the railroad said passengers should purchase tickets
at a station's ticket window or from the conductor aboard a train using
cash.

http://fairfield.patch.com/articles/ticket-machines-not-working-at-metro-north-stations

SAN BERNARDINO: All aboard for museum 'Train Days'
InlandSoCal.com
Railroad fans are invited to visit the San Bernardino County Museum from 9
am to 5 pm on Jan. 15 and 16 for "Train Days." The museum will be filled
with

http://www.inlandsocal.com/iguide/family/content/news/stories/PE_News_Local_N_ntrains01.50e7f70.html

Man struck, killed on train tracks in Reading
Centre Daily Times
Authorities say a man crossing over railroad tracks near Reading was
wearing headphones when he was struck and killed by a train. Wally
Woytovich, a coroner

http://www.centredaily.com/2010/12/31/2427222/man-struck-killed-on-train-tracks.html

"Yay! stick to cash credit cards and debit cards are evil lol" - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad Ticket Machines Still Rejecting Credit/Debit Cards
Patch
The railroad says tickets should be purchased at a station's ticket window
or aboard a train from a conductor, using cash. The railroad has suspended
the

http://westport.patch.com/articles/railroad-ticket-machines-still-rejecting-creditdebit-cards

Overnight train schedule changes for track work
Enterprise-Record
Host railroad Union Pacific is working on projects near Santa Barbara and
Eugene, Ore. The schedule change will remain in effect through April 1. ...

http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_16982692

Taking Metro-North? You better bring cash
Newsday
31, so take the train to the party and get home safe. The ticket problem is
this week's latest problem for the railroad. On Monday, Metro-North's New
Haven

http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/taking-metro-north-you-better-bring-cash-1.2579504

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12/30/2010 Railroad News

12/30/2010 10:51:00 AM

12/30/2010 Railroad News

Car Struck by Train at Ho-Ho-Kus Railroad Crossing
Patch
Passengers aboard the train were able to catch a following train and by
8:30 pm all trains were running through the crossing without issue. "The
railroad

http://ridgewood.patch.com/articles/car-struck-by-train-at-ho-ho-kus-railroad-crossing

Model railroad flea market dates announced
Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown Model Railroad Association will present toy train and model
railroad flea markets from 10 am to 3:30 pm Jan. 9 and March 13 at
McMenamy's Banquet

http://www.vindy.com/news/2010/dec/30/model-railroad-flea-market-dates/

Snow cleared, LIRR ticket prices rise
Newsday
In addition, Metro-North's third rail is less vulnerable because it is
differently made: Metro-North train cars make contact with the electrified
portion of

http://www.newsday.com/news/snow-cleared-lirr-ticket-prices-rise-1.2577162

A train riders stuck on frozen third rail
YourNabe.com
... froze the third rail of the elevated track between the Howard Beach and
Rockaway Boulevard stops and stopped the Manhattan-bound train cold shortly

http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2010/12/30/queens/qns_a_train_stuck_20101230.txt

Preservation effort to save Chuckey train depot
WRCB-TV
(AP) - Discussions are beginning in Washington County toward saving an old
railroad depot. The depot dates from 1906 and was built by the Southern
Railway

http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13759424

Washington Grain Train adds rail cars destined for Ritzville
Ritzville Adams County Journal
The Washington Grain Train Program recently added 29 rail cars to carry
grain from Eastern Washington to ports along the Columbia River and Puget
Sound.

http://www.ritzvillejournal.com/archives/2010/12-2010/WebNews_12-30-2010/News/Washington%20Grain%20Train%20adds%20rail%20cars%20destined%20for%20Ritzville.html

LIRR Rate Increase Takes Effect Today
Patch
By Jeanne Murphy | Email the author | 1:39pm Riders wait for a train at the
Huntington train station. Just a day after the Long Island Rail Road began

http://dixhills.patch.com/articles/lirr-rate-increase-takes-effect-today-2

REDLANDS: Railroad fans make tracks for museum
Press-Enterprise
By JENNIFER DEAN The San Bernardino County Museum is calling all railroad
fans for the annual Train Days weekend Jan. 15 and 16. From 9 am to 5 pm
each day,

http://www.pe.com/localnews/sbcounty/stories/PE_News_Local_D_fam31_train.4252f07.html

NEW: Train derails near Alton Steel
Alton Telegraph
"A Union Pacific Railroad train was taking railcars to customers about 5 pm
last night, when it experienced a derailment off the mainline on a side
track

http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/derails-48871-developing-new.html

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12/28/2010 Railroad News

12/28/2010 10:44:00 AM

12/28/2010 Railroad News

Eugene Kerik Garfield, Auto-Train's creator, dies at 74
MiamiHerald.com
In the age of jet planes and interstate highways, Auto-Train transformed
old-fashioned railroad travel -- considered unprofitable and unpopular
prior to

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/28/1991847/eugene-kerik-garfield-auto-trains.html

Metro-North resumes regular service following blizzard
Danbury News Times
STAMFORD -- Metro-North Railroad expects to restore a normal weekday
schedule beginning at rush hour Wednesday, but is working to prevent the
type of

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Metro-North-resumes-regular-service-following-925137.php

LIRR: Few problems during evening commute
Newsday
And except for congestion caused by a train on the Ronkonkoma branch with
equipment problems, which left delays of 5 to 10 minutes, the railroad said
the

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/lirr-few-problems-during-evening-commute-1.2574863

Dangerous Traffic Violations Occurring at Railroad Tracks
San Leandro Times
There are two sets of railroad tracks, Amtrak and freight train, on Halcyon
Ave. traveling west before you get to Washington Avenue. It is clearly
posted,

http://news.ebpublishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=416:letters-12-30-10&catid=30:san-leandro-letters&Itemid=114

Transit Service
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
The Long Island Rail Road expects to have near normal service. But a
shuttle bus service will be provided in place of train service east of
Ronkonkoma on

http://www.wpix.com/wpix-transit-delays-1229,0,7330559.story

High-Speed Rail: Obama's High-Stakes Gamble
TIME
The first bullet train, an Orlando-Tampa line, has the feel of a glorified
Disney shuttle. The boldest project, a Los Angeles–San Francisco line,

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2039897,00.html

Body near railroad tracks identified, man apparently shot himself
Morgan Hill Times
... to a call of a body near the railroad tracks after a concerned
passenger on a passing Amtrak train called 911 and said they saw a body
outside.

http://www.morganhilltimes.com/news/271479-body-near-railroad-tracks-identified-man-apparently-shot-himself

LIRR Continues to Experience Delays
Patch
The railroad experienced 184 delays and/or cancellations on Sunday. The
worst of which involved the train that remained snowbound near Wyandanch
for over

http://sachem.patch.com/articles/lirr-continues-to-experience-delays

TrainStation Takes Players Back to the Early Days of Rail Travel on Facebook
Inside Social Games
By Chris Morrison Rail travel may not be the choice of most Americans, but
there's still something romantic about a train. Railroad Tycoon, Sid
Meier's

http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2010/12/29/trainstation-takes-players-back-to-the-early-days-of-rail-travel-on-facebook/

Body found near railroad tracks behind Morgan Hill House
Morgan Hill Times
It's unclear if the person was hit by a train or if the person died in
unrelated circumstances. An officer on the scene said the scheduled Amtrak
train had

http://www.morganhilltimes.com/news/271476-body-found-near-railroad-tracks-behind-morgan-hill-house

Truck & Train Collide in Reno County
KNSS
Several pieces of railroad equipment were damaged when the train dragged
the truck along the tracks. The Burrton fire department and officials from

http://www.knssradio.com/Truck---Train-Collide-in-Reno-County/8874697

High winds blamed for Monday's train derailment on Rockville Bridge
Patriot-News
Derailments caused by high winds are not uncommon, though statistics were
not available, said Warren Flatau, a spokesman for the Federal Railroad ...

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/12/high_winds_blamed_for_mondays.html

Airport Railroad Starts Operation
Arirang News
Travelers have two options, a train that stops at all ten stations and runs
every six minutes, or a direct train from Seoul to Incheon that is
available

http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=110875&code=Ne2&category=2

LIRR: 'Near normal' service for morning rush
Newsday
The cancellations and service disruptions also reflected a conscious policy
change by the railroad earlier this year, to halt all train service during

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/lirr-near-normal-service-for-morning-rush-1.2572942

Metro-North Aims To Be Back on Track
The Daily Fairfield
by Casey DonahueToday The Darien train station will be one of many in
Fairfield County that should see more trains on Wednesday.

http://www.thedailyfairfield.com/news/metro-north-aims-be-back-track

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12/28/2010 Railroad News

12/28/2010 12:30:00 AM

12/28/2010 Railroad News

Railroads help NASA reach for the stars


http://www.smartbrief.com/news/aar/storyDetails.jsp?issueid=C1094E46-B206-4CAA-B4AB-93FABEFE611C&copyid=BD7187E4-15BE-47EF-B28B-3ABD12BB1BC6&campaign=facebook&ref=facebookBD7187E4-15BE-47EF-B28B-3ABD12BB1BC6

Progress Rail begins hiring at Indiana locomotive plant


http://www.smartbrief.com/news/aar/storyDetails.jsp?issueid=C1094E46-B206-4CAA-B4AB-93FABEFE611C&copyid=E84B6185-EFCD-488F-B8B5-F184EAAE5F44&campaign=facebook&ref=facebookE84B6185-EFCD-488F-B8B5-F184EAAE5F44

Metro-North Riders Can Expect Crowds, Delays
The Daily New Canaan
See a special New Year's weekend timetable or visit the railroad's online
schedule for details. New Year's Eve train tickets must be purchased in
advance.

http://www.thedailynewcanaan.com/news/metro-north-riders-can-expect-crowds-delays

Incident involving train, truck on the tracks in Asbury Park
Asbury Park Press
NJ Transit police are at the scene and are allowing drivers to cross the
tracks by holding up the railroad crossing gates. Please check back for
updates.

http://www.app.com/article/20101228/NEWS/101228005/Incident-involving-train-truck-on-the-tracks-in-Asbury-Park-

Metro-North riders see jammed trains after blizzard; less crowding seen 
for ...
The Journal News | LoHud.com
As the railroad continues to dig snow from its rail switches and 10 train
yards, the trains continue to run on the Saturday schedule that forced
passengers

http://www.lohud.com/article/20101228/NEWS01/12280357/-1/newsfront/Metro-North-riders-see-jammed-trains-after-blizzard--less-crowding-seen-for-evening-rush

Leaving on a jet-bound train: 43 min. to Incheon
JoongAng Daily
The Incheon International Airport Railroad (AREX) linking Seoul Station to
Incheon International Airport will whisk travelers to their flights in 43
minutes

http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2930255

LIRR: Still in 'triage situation'
Newsday
Still, railroad officials say train service will improve with time. "In
weather like this, there's bound to be some delays. But the main thing is
we're

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/lirr-still-in-triage-situation-1.2572942

Tolls And LIRR Fare To Increase, Again
Patch
By Lori Gross and Adam Lombardi | Email the authors | 1:00pm Just before
the ball drops, Long Island Railroad train fare and tolls for the city's
bridges

http://littleneck.patch.com/articles/tolls-and-lirr-fare-to-increase-again-3

LIRR Service at Port Jefferson Branch Still Suspended
Patch
Port Jefferson is one of many smaller branches still without railroad
service due to the winter storm that froze all train traffic in the middle
of the

http://portjefferson.patch.com/articles/lirr-service-at-port-jefferson-branch-still-suspended

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12/28/2010 General News

12/28/2010 12:07:00 AM

12/28/2010 General News

Alot of these stories we missed on the first time around.. But it a whole collection of goodies on the MSNBC editors pick collection - DNatureofDTrain

Wonderful! Msnbc.com’s happiest stories of 2010


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40609243/ns/us_news-2010_year_in_review/

Several injured as chairs drop from Maine ski lift



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_ski_lift_accident

Why so cold in eastern U.S.? Winter's 'wild card' in play
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/forecast/2010-12-28-whysocold28_ST_N.htm?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

New Metro-North Ticketing Rules Go Into Effect Thursday
Patch
... Email the author | 2:39pm One of the machines on the New York
City-bound side of the Fairfield Railroad Station that sells tickets to
train commuters. ...

http://fairfield.patch.com/articles/new-metro-north-ticketing-rules-go-into-effect-thursday-6

Guymon pedestrian dies after hit by train
Liberal Southwest Daily Times
Police explain that 47-year-old Rhonda Grisham appeared to be on the
railroad tracks waving at the train and attempted to jump out of the way at
the last

http://www.swdtimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3418:guymon-pedestrian-dies-after-hit-by-train&catid=12:local-news&Itemid=40

Transportation Secretary LaHood pleads for his train
Examiner.com
What is the real reason they so desperately want a new passenger railroad?
The proposed train will go twice as fast as the old trains, but…any time
savings

http://www.examiner.com/environmental-news-in-st-petersburg/transportation-secretary-lahood-pleads-for-his-train-1

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12/27/2010 Railroad News

12/27/2010 12:19:00 AM

12/27/2010 Railroad News

Freight Train Cars Damaged In Neenah Derailment


http://www.channel3000.com/news/26295287/detail.html

Train between Luanda and Malanje in Angola re-starts on 13 January
Macauhub
The Luanda railroad started to be built in 1885 and was inaugurated in 1909
covering a total of 479 kilometres, including small branch lines.

http://www.macauhub.com.mo/en/news.php?ID=10703

Nation's largest commuter rail suspended in NYC
Wall Street Journal
At the Jamaica station in Queens, hundreds of travelers dozed overnight in
train cars frozen at the platform. The railroad opened up some cars to
provide

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP9336944e7d374ac3b39342bd2ff5d6ac.html

NJ Transit fares to be hiked for some riders
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
These lines serving Bergen and Passaic counties link to the New York lines
of Metro-North Railroad, which recently raised its fares.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/nj_transit_fares_to_be_hiked_f.html

Subways Experience Major Delays; Airports Still Closed
NY1
LIRR officials said the railroad would continue throughout the morning to
operate equipment trains to clear snow from the tracks. LIRR commuters are
urged

http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/top_stories/131236/subways-experience-major-delays--airports-still-closed

Ring in the New Year Onboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
PitchEngine (press release)
The train will travel 26 miles to Cascade Canyon and back to Durango. New
this year, the railroad will participate in Durango's inaugural “First
Night”

http://www.pitchengine.com/ring-in-the-new-year-onboard-the-durango--silverton-narrow-gauge-railroad/111861/

Long Islanders stay home, dig out from blizzard
Newsday
"We're continuing to work at clearing the third rail and switches." The
railroad suspended service late Sunday night. When service does resume,
Zambuto said

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/long-islanders-stay-home-dig-out-from-blizzard-1.2570800

Storm Cripples New York Subways, Trains
Wall Street Journal (blog)
An A train with 400 passengers on board lost power because of ice on the
third rail and was stranded at the Aqueduct station for seven hours without
heat

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/12/27/storm-cripples-new-york-subways-trains/

Metro-North RR back on track with limited service
Westport-News
Limited hourly train service resumed Monday afternoon on Metro-North
Railroad's New Haven Line, which was shut down about 4 am when the blizzard
caused

http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Metro-North-RR-back-on-track-with-limited-service-922564.php

Train-bridge tender reflects on decades of service
Daily Comet
By Naomi King HOUMA — Twenty-eight of Douglas Trahan's 40 years with
Southern Pacific railroad were spent tending the only train bridge in
Houma.

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20101227/ARTICLES/101229576?Title=Train-bridge-tender-reflects-on-decades-of-service

Trainwreck: Canada's high-speed rail failure
CTV.ca
The Chinese, who are quickly becoming a leader in high-speed rail, had a
recent test of a passenger train that hit 486 km/h on a soon-to-be-opened
link

http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101222/high-speed-rail-101227/20101227/?hub=WinnipegHome

One LIRR train running after 15-hr. suspension
Newsday
27, 2010) The first Long Island Rail Road passenger train in more than 15
hours left Jamaica headed to Babylon just after 1:30 pm Monday, ...

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/one-lirr-train-running-after-15-hr-suspension-1.2570938

Tales of the Trudge into Work for Wall Street
Wall Street Journal (blog)
An equity trader and floor broker for Rosenblatt Securities, Mr. Mauro's
journey from White Plains on the Metro-North Railroad was delayed when the
train

http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2010/12/27/tales-of-the-trudge-into-work-for-wall-street/

LIRR Suspended, Transit Delayed as Result of Storm
AllMediaNY
All Long Island Railroad service has been suspended in both directions due
to the weather. There is no word from officials as to when service will be

http://www.allmediany.com/details_news_article.php?news_artid=491

Storm strands bus, train travelers in NYC
Wall Street Journal
Railroad officials opened two heated trains where passengers could try to
sleep. "That helped," said Rugen, who said he stretched out on two seats
and

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP6e8ad651db55473d990d9eddd7160f25.html

Train Service Suspended in State
The Daily New Canaan
by Staff reportToday Metro-North Railroad has suspended service on the New
Haven Line is suspended in both directions Monday morning due to equipment
and

http://www.thedailynewcanaan.com/news/train-service-suspended-state

Railcars damaged in Neenah train derailment
Appleton Post Crescent
NEENAH — Eleven empty Canadian National railcars were damaged when they
derailed near the railroad yard here Monday morning. The incident happened
about 5

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20101227/APC0101/101227102/Railcars-damaged-in-Neenah-derailment

LIRR Begins Helping Stranded Passengers Get Home
WNYC
By Beth Fertig Long Island Rail Road service was still at a standstill for
Monday evening's commute. But the railroad began moving hundreds of
stranded

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2010/dec/27/lirr-begins-helping-stranded-passengers-get-home/

Railcars damaged in Neenah train derailment
Appleton Post Crescent
NEENAH — Eleven empty Canadian National railcars were damaged when they
derailed near the railroad yard here Monday morning. The incident happened
about 5

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20101227/APC0101/101227102/Railcars-damaged-in-Neenah-derailment

LIRR Begins Helping Stranded Passengers Get Home
WNYC
By Beth Fertig Long Island Rail Road service was still at a standstill for
Monday evening's commute. But the railroad began moving hundreds of
stranded

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2010/dec/27/lirr-begins-helping-stranded-passengers-get-home/

Railroad crews start clearing derailed train from Rockville Bridge
PennLive.com
High winds gusting to 50 mph were blamed for the derailing of a westbound
Norfolk Southern freight train at 4:20 pm on the Rockville Bridge between

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/12/railroad_crews_start_clearing.html

Central Valley farmers take issue with proposed high-speed rail route
Los Angeles Times
The new era of rail development is stirring passions again. After bullet
train surveyors started asking to scope out farmland earlier this year,

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-rail-kings-county-20101221,0,4676136.story

Freight train cars damaged in Wis. derailment
Chicago Tribune
AP Crews are repairing damaged rails after 11 empty Canadian National
freight cars derailed near the Neenah rail yard. Railroad spokesman Patrick
Waldron

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-wi-trainderailment-w,0,7386274.story

Man Killed By Train Identified
KFOX El Paso
Sheriff's deputies were called to the intersection of Grace Street and the
railroad tracks last Thursday morning for a possible accident involving a
train.

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/26293347/detail.html

Metro-North Trains Running; Branch Lines Are Open
The Daily Stamford
by Staff reportsToday Service on the New Canaan and Danbury branch lines of
Metro-North Railroad has resumed as of late Monday afternoon.

http://www.thedailystamford.com/news/metro-north-trains-running-branch-lines-are-open

Model train show at VA this week
Arizona Daily Star
The event, which is open to the public, features replicas spanning more
than 100 years of railroad history. Several trains run simultaneously on
tracks set

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_f9382dbe-0cce-5be9-b313-b96c7531a4a6.html

NSB eyes land for train depot
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The site covers 180 acres of locomotive barns and other timeworn buildings
along with intertwining railroad tracks, mixed in with weed-covered empty
space

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/southeast-volusia/2010/12/27/nsb-eyes-land-for-train-depot.html

Rail, SmartMeters, jobless top 2010
Bakersfield Californian
The $43 billion bullet train project that critics say will never be built
drew lots of attention in Kern County in 2010 -- not because of how it
could help

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x1089549936/Rail-SmartMeters-jobless-top-2010

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12/26/2010 Railroad News

12/26/2010 12:49:00 AM

12/26/2010 Railroad News

Train depot plans derailed
Hudson Hub-Times
"I have contacted the railroad to notify them." A call to Norfolk Southern
Corp., which owns the prairie-style depot, in reference to when the
demolition of

http://www.hudsonhubtimes.com/news/article/4952928

Fire Officials: Train Hits Car In OKC
KOCO Oklahoma City
There are no crossing bars at this railroad crossing, only a sign and
flashing lights to warn drivers. Neighbors said too many people try to
outrun the

http://www.koco.com/mostpopular/26262541/detail.html

Fare increases, new laws, I-287s work marked 2010
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Cold weather fouled a latch on the trains, and the arms had popped up, one
striking a bridge and the other falling off in the railroad's tunnel in
Manhattan

http://www.lohud.com/article/20101226/NEWS01/12260345/-1/newsfront/Fare-increases--new-laws--I-287s-work-marked-2010

Crew rebuilding 100-year-old train engine
Paducah Sun
... its headlight is off and its whistle is quiet as it sits beneath
humming fluorescent warehouse lights at the Tennessee Valley Railroad
Museum. AP Video.

http://www.paducahsun.com/features/life/435074-crew-rebuilding-100-year-old-train-engine

N. Indiana mayor might derail train lease deal
Chicago Tribune
The Mohawk sits at the city's New York Central Railroad Museum. Ron Troyer,
the museum's director, said the Mohawk is rare because most of them were
sent to

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-elkharttrain,0,7135533.story

Victim of Troost Avenue accident identified
Kansas City Star
... and came to rest on railroad tracks below. There was no indication that
any other cars were involved, and the car was not struck by a train, police
said.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/12/26/2542499/victim-of-troost-avenue-accident.html

Officials struggle to keep LA light rail line safe
San Jose Mercury News
Earlier this month, a man walked in front of a moving train and died. A
friend told coroner's investigators that he had problems seeing and
hearing.

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_16946686

Metro-North Adding Trains When Possible
Patch
Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan said the number of extra trains it can run
depends on the availability of train crews. Train conductors have been
radioing

http://newcanaan.patch.com/articles/metro-north-adding-trains-when-possible

No cancellations for LIRR on Sunday
Newsday
26, 2010) The Long Island Railroad will run on a holiday schedule on
Monday, allowing some trains to eke through at the tail end of the
blizzard.

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/transportation/no-cancellations-for-lirr-on-sunday-1.2570199

Amtrak Cancels Train Service amid Blizzard
ThirdAge
The railroad company has canceled five trains from New York to Boston after
5 pm Sunday, AP reports. Three trains departing from Boston for New York
after

http://www.thirdage.com/news/amtrak-cancels-train-service-amid-blizzard_12-26-2010

Fire destroys old train depot
Columbia Daily Herald
The fire was extinguished by about 4:30 am It charred nearby railroad ties
and melted some power lines. Firefighters said the blaze should not affect
rail

http://www.c-dh.net/articles/2010/12/26/top_stories/01depotfire.txt

Train Show Rolls Through Museum For One Last Week
Patch
Members of the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club will be on hand during
exhibit hours to talk about their hobby. By Kristin Bull | Email the author
| 8:57pm

http://rochester.patch.com/articles/train-show-rolls-through-museum-for-one-last-week

Train enthusiasts enjoy Christmas open house at Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum
The Herald-Mail
It was the second Christmas open house at the Antietam train station along
Sharpsburg Pike, which was organized by Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum
Inc. at

http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-train-enthusiasts-enjoy-christ-122610,0,1854792.story

LIRR suspends all service, 11 trains stranded
Newsday
"What we don't want is a train stuck between stations," he said. The
railroad will continue to operate equipment trains through the night in an
effort to

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/lirr-suspends-all-service-11-trains-stranded-1.2570199

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12/25/2010 Railroad News

12/25/2010 12:57:00 AM

12/25/2010 Railroad News

First passenger train in the US ran on Christmas day! Having Rail in the states brings a Merry Christmas in deed! :) . Hope you had a good one for all those who celebrate! also Happy Soltice and Yule! to the pagans, Happy Shabbots to my Jewish friends, and Happy Kwanzaa! Take care everyone, Happy holidays!

- DNatureofDTrain

Casey Jones


TSIMER@JACKSONSUN.COM
Jackson Sun
... remember a Christmas Eve when her family wasn't standing in line,
waiting to be seated for breakfast at the Old Country Store at Casey Jones
Village.

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20101225/NEWS01/12250305/1002

Overlea man repairs electric trains
Baltimore Sun
"He can perform miracles," said Phil "Mack" Meckel, a manager at the MB
Klein model railroad store in Cockeysville, which refers its customers to
Kirsch for

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-electric-train-repairs-20101222,0,5621268.story

All aboard, locomotive available for train safety lessons
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The ties and crossing arms were donated by Norfolk Southern Railroad.
Although the train is out of commission, speakers will produce the sound of
an

http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/all-aboard-locomotive-available-787476.html

* Sri Lanka's tsunami wrecked train to travel to the place of disaster tomorrow
Colombo Page
The incident, the worst rail disaster in railroad history caused greatest
loss of life. More than 1700 people died when two tsunami waves arose from
the

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_10C/Dec25_1293297741KA.php

Deadly Accident Investigated in Kansas City
fox4kc.com
Police responded to 19th & Troost where a car went off the road and flipped
onto the railroad tracks. A train conductor called in the accident around
6:45

http://www.fox4kc.com/news/wdaf-fatal-accident-19thtroost-kcmo-122510,0,6404311.story

Model train displays a holiday mainstay
Monessen Valley Independent
In Penn Hills, people often satisfy their sense of holiday railroad
nostalgia by visiting the train display at the Penn Hills Police
Department.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleyindependent/news/s_715110.html

Man dies from injuries in train-truck collision
Sandusky Register
... an eastbound Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad locomotive smashed into
the passenger side of Haar's Ford F-550. The train dragged the truck half a
mile.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/2010/dec/24/traindeath122510smxml

Amtrak cancels train service in Virginia
Richmond Times Dispatch
Passengers will be accomodated on train #174. Additional announcements will
be made as necessary, Amtrak said. The railroad encouraged passengers to
call

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/weather/2010/dec/25/amtrak-cancels-train-service-virginia-ar-736501/

Norfolk Southern choo-choo on view near White House
The Virginian-Pilot
A company spokesman, however, said the railroad can't "take credit for the
fortuitous placement of its train closest to the public viewing area."

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/12/norfolk-southern-choochoo-view-near-white-house

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12/24/2010 General News

12/24/2010 8:09:00 PM

12/24/2010 General News

Merry Christmas to all my friends who Celebrate! Happy Shabbots!, and Happy Yule, and Belated Solstice! ... I Hope you are all having very good holiday seasons, for those who celebrate and those who do not, I hope every day is going well for you, and that us celebrating are not driving you up the wall to bad :) - DNatureofDTrain

Pope condemns 'oppressors' in Christmas message

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101224/wl_afp/vaticanreligionpopechristmas_20101224232734

The Best Holiday Videos Ever!

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/videogaga/30787/the-best-holiday-videos-ever/

Biden says gay marriage 'inevitable'

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_biden_gay_marriage

10 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Foods

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/10-energy-boosting-breakfast-foods-2429797/#photoViewer=1

Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Alabama-Towns-Failed-Pension-nytimes-93215960.html?x=0

First lady fields kid calls as NORAD tracks Santa

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_top_secret_santa

Mystery of the Magi

http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/mystery-of-the-magi-23613928

Strange Homes For Sale

http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/strange-homes-for-sale.html

Elusive Saharan Cheetah Captured in Photos

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101224/sc_livescience/elusivesaharancheetahcapturedinphotos


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12/24/2010 Railroad News

12/24/2010 1:07:00 PM

12/24/2010 Railroad News

Casey Jones Village

Local Briefs: Christmas Eve breakfast at Casey Jones; Community Kwanzaa event ...
Jackson Sun
The 26th annual Christmas Eve Breakfast at the Old Country Store at Casey
Jones Village will be held today. According to a news release, a $3.99
breakfast

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20101224/NEWS01/12240309

Metro-North announces holiday train schedule changes
Danbury News Times
Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line will follow the traditional "holiday"
schedule -- with variations -- through the Christmas weekend. ...

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Metro-North-announces-holiday-train-schedule-918403.php

Man Crashes Into Railroad Crossing After Shootout
WSB Atlanta
The car smashed into the railroad crossing, stopping all traffic on the CSX
train lines until a tow truck arrived. Police said the victim was taken to
Grady

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/26265288/detail.html

Man Hit By Train In Fitzgerald
13wmaz
Barrs says Melvin Scruggs was attempting to cross the railroad tracks but
didn't make it across before the train reached him. He says it happened
between

http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=106227&catid=175

Ottawa County man dies from train crash injuries
WTOL.com
... injuries he received in last week's crash. Haar was driving south on
Benton Carroll Road and crossed the railroad tracks just as a train was
coming through.

http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13738291

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12/23/2010 Railroad News

12/23/2010 1:13:00 PM

12/23/2010 Railroad News

Kalka-Shimla track gets holiday special toy train
Sify
Each toy train on the 96-km-long railroad has seven wagons and can
accommodate up to 200 passengers. The five-hour journey on the narrow-gauge
rail line is

http://www.sify.com/finance/kalka-shimla-track-gets-holiday-special-toy-train-news-default-kmxl4heiggd.html

Letter: Taxpayers are asleep at the railroad switch
The State Journal-Register
Our tax dollars are not being spent for the benefit of the train traveler,
but for the benefit of the Union Pacific Railroad. We are being railroaded
and we

http://www.sj-r.com/letters/x1651491312/Letter-Taxpayers-are-asleep-at-the-railroad-switch

Official pinpoints cause of train derailment in CR
cbs4qc.com
AP - December 23, 2010 5:34 AM ET CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A railroad
official says a train derailment in downtown Cedar Rapids is blamed on a
combination

http://www.whbf.com/Global/story.asp?S=13731992

Every Metro-North train on time for 2nd day this year
The Journal News | LoHud.com
The railroad considers a train to be on time if it reaches its destination
within six minutes of its scheduled time. The 100 percent record Tuesday
followed

http://www.lohud.com/article/20101223/NEWS01/12230425/-1/newsfront/Every-Metro-North-train-on-time-for-2nd-day-this-year

“New” steam-powered train service planned for railroad
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
Steam engines are coming back to Western North Carolina, thanks to the
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The railroad announced that in coordination
with Rail

http://www.smokymountainnews.com/component/k2/item/2946-%E2%80%9Cnew%E2%80%9D-steam-powered-train-service-planned-for-railroad

North Charleston mayor promises to fight rail plan
Myrtle Beach Sun News
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the state Commerce Department
revealed a rail plan Wednesday to put the train operation in place.

http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/12/23/1884557/north-charleston-mayor-promises.html

Trains Collide in Northern Estonia
ERR News
Two trains collided near the northern Estonian town of Aegviidu, thrusting
six cars off the railroad tracks, and injuring a train conductor and his
coworker

http://news.err.ee/2618a8ff-d412-4995-b685-5e3da1d440a1

The railroad less traveled: Russia by train
GlobalPost
By Maya Dukmasova (Univ. of Rochester) Student Correspondent Corps Over the
past two summers, my family has taken train trips to central and southern

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/study-abroad/101222/russia-train

Rail Officials Investigate How Wheelchair-Bound Man Got Pinned Under Train
KTVU San Francisco
Union Pacific officials were investigating why a wheelchair-bound man was
trying to access railroad property prior to becoming lodged under a freight
train

http://www.ktvu.com/news/26257668/detail.html

Pedestrian Killed By Train In Fabens Overnight
KVIA El Paso
... were dispatched to the intersection of Grace St. and the railroad
tracks in Fabens, Texas in reference to a possible accident involving the
train.

http://www.kvia.com/news/26257513/detail.html

Two railroad crossing collisions in South Island
New Zealand Herald
A car was hit by a train at the Harewood Rd crossing in Christchurch at
2.43am. Three of the vehicle's occupants were taken to hospital with
moderate

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10696353

Rehab planning scheduled for old train depot
ENC Today
According to the North Carolina Railroad and the New Bern Preservation
Foundation, the goal is to safely preserve and protect the historic rail
structure

http://www.enctoday.com/news/new-93419-nbsj-bern-preservation.html

Wenham Museum's 21st Model Railroad and Railfan Meet and Hobby Show in Wenham
North Shore Sunday
Railroad hobbyists can get advice; discuss scenery building and layout
construction with model train and railroad experts on hand at the show and
museum to

http://www.wickedlocal.com/northofboston/entertainment/x1682033154/Wenham-Museum-s-21st-Model-Railroad-and-Railfan-Meet-and-Hobby-Show-in-Wenham

Amtrak train, truck collide near Havre; no injuries reported
KXLH Helena News
At about 4:45, the eastbound train collided with a pickup truck at a
railroad crossing about 30 miles east of Havre. One of the train's
passengers was our

http://www.kxlh.com/news/amtrak-train-truck-collide-near-havre-no-injuries-reported

Train hits car in north Oklahoma City
NewsOK.com
A car attempted to cross railroad tracks in north Oklahoma City, but was
hit by an oncoming train, police said. One person was injured.

http://www.newsok.com/train-hits-car-in-north-oklahoma-city/article/3526400?custom_click=masthead_topten

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12/22/2010 Railroad News

12/22/2010 7:13:00 PM

12/22/2010 Railroad News

Summey promises fight over rail plan
Charleston Post Courier
By Allyson Bird State Department of Commerce officials revealed a rail plan
Wednesday that would place a train-assembly operation on Clemson
University's ...

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/dec/23/summey-promises-fight-over-rail-plan/

No injuries in train-truck accident
Joplin Globe
A truck rig hauling four ski boats was struck by a freight train Wednesday
afternoon after the trailer bottomed out on a railroad crossing in rural
Carl

http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x2018342176/No-injuries-in-train-truck-accident

BRIEF: No one hurt in train-truck collision
Trading Markets (press release)
The railroad engineer in a northbound Norfolk Southern train was Ryan Roush
from the Elkhart rail yard and Goshen utility employee Lyndal Rohn, Goshen,

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/nsc_brief-no-one-hurt-in-train-truck-collision-1383245.html

Commentary: California can thank Ohio, Wisconsin for rail funds
McClatchy Washington Bureau
The California High-Speed Rail Authority initially approved a 65-mile
segment of the train in the Valley. But then the board sent the Valley more
good news

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/12/22/105679/commentary-california-can-thank.html

Official: 'Combination of Factors' Led To Cedar Rapids Derailment
KCRG
"We look at this as an anomaly, and you have to be very careful operating
the train." The railroad has until Dec. 30 to provide its report to the
Federal

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Official-Combination-of-Factors-Led-To-Cedar-Rapids-Derailment-112315389.html

City honors rail depot with historical marker
McKinney Courier Gazette
DART would not have their lines here if it was not for the rail system that
came before it.” For information about the rail and train depot,

http://www.courier-gazette.com/articles/2010/12/22/carrollton_leader/news/159.txt

Christmas Dreams Come to Life on Texas 'Polar Express'
MyFox Houston
Wilson, along with her children, husband and niece, hopped on the Texas
State Railroad The Polar Express™ Train Ride to experience the magic and
excitement

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/entertainment/movies/101222-texas-state-railroad-polar-express

CSX Slams 'Unstoppable' as 'Complete Work of Fiction'
First Coast News
In the movie Unstoppable, CSX is replaced by a fictional railroad company
called Allegheny and West Virginia Railroad. In the movie, the corporate
board

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/mostpopular/news-article.aspx?storyid=182953

Teens escape car before train hits in SW Iowa
KGAN
CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) -- Two teens escaped from their car uninjured before it
was struck by a train on railroad tracks near Crescent in southwest Iowa.

http://www.kgan.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ia/2cd97ffc-www.kgan.com.shtml

SunRail escrow account moves commuter rail one step closer to construction 
phase
Orlando Sentinel
By Dan Tracy, Orlando Sentinel The SunRail commuter train reached a major
milestone Wednesday when the state placed $173 million in an escrow account
to pay

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-sunrail-escrow-money-20101222,0,440400.story

On track for fun
Chicago Sun-Times
... Jaycees and that an agreement with Metra was worked out for use of one
train car this year in Wheaton. “We also have a railroad exhibit at the
museum,

http://wheatonsun.suntimes.com/news/2968004-418/santa-train-express-polar-wheaton.html

County Museum Receives Historic Railroad Display
Valley Voice
The former Joan Madsan spent many hours around the train station and in
later years was dedicated to creating a replica of the rail system, which
became a

http://www.valleyvoicenewspaper.com/vv/stories/2010/vv_electricRR_0785.htm

Transit Perfection: Metro-North's Delay-Free Day
Wall Street Journal (blog)
On Monday — when a broken rail caused delays for the Long Island Rail
Road — only one Metro-North train was late. “We didn't have any sick
customers.

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/12/22/transit-perfection-metro-norths-delay-free-day/

Polar Express now departing from Bryson City
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad's version of The Polar Express™ will
continue running through Dec. 24. The round-trip excursion comes to life as
the

http://www.smokymountainnews.com/component/k2/item/2929-polar-express-now-departing-from-bryson-city

Despite Economic Woes, Spain Continues Investment in Trains
New York Times
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos last
Saturday opened a high-speed railroad linking Madrid, the Spanish capital
and largest

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/business/global/23rail.html?src=twrhp

Summey promises fight over rail plan
Charleston Post Courier
By Allyson Bird State Department of Commerce officials revealed a rail plan
Wednesday that would place a train-assembly operation on Clemson
University's

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/dec/23/summey-promises-fight-over-rail-plan/

No injuries in train-truck accident
Joplin Globe
A truck rig hauling four ski boats was struck by a freight train Wednesday
afternoon after the trailer bottomed out on a railroad crossing in rural
Carl

http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x2018342176/No-injuries-in-train-truck-accident

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12/21/2010 Railroad News

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12/21/2010 Railroad News

Car-train accident closes tracks downtown Farmington
Farmington Independent
An accident involving a car and a train shut down railroad crossings in
downtown Farmington late Monday night. An accident involving a car and a
train shut

http://www.farmingtonindependent.com/event/article/id/16139/

State and Norfolk Southern sign agreement to upgrade tracks
Richmond Times Dispatch
The state hopes to begin the passenger rail service from Norfolk in 2013.
But Virginia does not have a revenue source yet to pay for the train's
operation.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/business/2010/dec/21/tdbiz01-state-and-norfolk-southern-sign-agreement--ar-728286/

Catching the Bamboo Train
Smithsonian
In the 1920s, the French started work on a railroad that would eventually
run 400 miles across Cambodia in two major sections: the first from the
Thai

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/111461474.html

Long-gone Madera Co. town named as start of high-speed rail
Fresno Bee
And it's become symbolic of what critics of high-speed rail call "a train
to nowhere." It's a catchy slogan, but it ignores the reality that there
are no

http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/12/20/2205511/long-gone-madera-co-town-named.html

Santa Express trip a rail treat
Centre Daily Times
The weather was perfect for the 11 am Saturday run of the Santa Express,
leaving from the Bellefonte Train Station at 320 W. High St., Bellefonte.

http://www.centredaily.com/2010/12/21/2413976/santa-express-trip-a-rail-treat.html

Tree trimmer killed by train
Cincinnati.com
Trenton police say Kingrey was crossing a railroad trestle over the Elk
Creek when he was struck by the train just after 9 am on his way to work
trimming

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101220/NEWS01/312200010/Tree-trimmer-killed-by-train

Ritter OKs stimulus repair funds for Cumbres & Toltec railroad trestle
Bizjournals.com
Crews for the line come largely from multigenerational railroad families in
Chama and Antonito. The picturesque train has been featured in a number of

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2010/12/21/cubres.html

Country is ready for more high-speed rail
Philadelphia Inquirer
... a vision and more than 10 years of planning by Amtrak, Congress, and
the Federal Railroad Administration before we could launch the first Acela
train.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20101221_Country_is_ready_for_more_high-speed_rail.html

Man injured in slow-speed railroad crossing accident
WSAU
STEVENS POINT, Wis (WSAU) A 76-year-old driver is in the hospital after his
van was struck by a train. The accident happened at the railroad crossing
at

http://wsau.com/news/articles/2010/dec/21/man-injured-slow-speed-railroad-crossing-accident/

Pedestrian struck by train
Martinsville Bulletin
The train was near the overpass that crosses Fayette Street between Pony
Place and Koehler Road. The woman was not at a railroad crossing, Chapman
said.

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=26643

Mixed news for Minnesota's fast passenger rail
Twin Cities Planet
That's a shame at a time when consumer demand for train travel is rising
just as Washington has reversed years of neglect toward passenger rail.

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/12/20/mixed-news-minnesota%E2%80%99s-fast-passenger-rail

Connecticut's old M-2 train cars contain asbestos lining that make scrapping ...
Mesothelioma.com
According to Metro-North Railroad officials, in just a few weeks,
Connecticut's Kawasaki M-8 rail cars are expected in service.

http://www.mesothelioma.com/news/2010/12/connecticuts-old-m-2-train-cars-contain-asbestos-lining-that-make-scrapping-impossible.htm

Man sighting rifle blamed in accidental shooting
KLFY
DeSoto Parish sheriff's Cpl. Dusty Herring told The Times of Shreveport
that the man said he didn't know that a KCS train was on the railroad
tracks behind

http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=13719745

Railroad Constructor Out Now
IGN
In Railroad Constructor it is your task to clear a path for a train to
reach its destination by constructing a path of travel that is cleared from
obstacles

http://wireless.ign.com/articles/114/1141290p1.html

Suspect found dead on railroad tracks identified by Macon coroner
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News
By Anonymous Macon authorities have identified the suspect believed to have
been killed by a freight train Friday morning as he ran from police
following an

http://www.kirksvilledailyexpress.com/news/x934174390/Update-Suspect-found-dead-on-railroad-tracks-identified-by-Macon-coroner

Man killed by train in east Sacramento near Hyw 50 overpass
Sacramento Bee (blog)
... block of Ramona Avenue when he was hit by a northbound train.
Sacramento police said railroad authorities would handle the investigation
into the death.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2010/12/man-killed-by-t-1.html

CP Holiday Train comes to town
BCLocalNews
By Kirk Verner - Golden Star On the warm, snowy afternoon of December 13th
the railroad tracks that stretch through Golden were transformed into an
image

http://www.bclocalnews.com/community/112253684.html

Santa Express offered a special experience
Foothills Media Group
The Railroad Museum of New England is hosting two train rides — Northern
Lights Limited and the Santa Express. Last weekend was the last chance the
festive

http://www.foothillsmediagroup.com/articles/2010/12/21/thomaston/news/doc4d1128a3decd6984227973.txt

Calif. OKs New Funding to Extend High-Speed Rail Project's First Leg 
Southward
New York Times
... high-speed rail that became available recently when Ohio and Wisconsin
backed out of the race to build what would be the first US bullet-train
project.

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/12/21/21greenwire-calif-oks-new-funding-to-extend-high-speed-rai-53674.html

Virginia's economic development efforts featured in Wall Street Journal
Fredericksburg.com (blog)
... which could allow Amtrak to offer passenger rail service along that
route by 2013. That would allow Fredericksburg residents to take the train
to Norfolk.

http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/businessbrowser/?p=1267388783

Railroad fined $250000 for misreporting on blocked EJ&E crossings
nwitimes.com
Federal regulators fined Canadian National Railway $250000 for knowingly
underreporting train blockages at railroad crossings along the EJ&E line as

http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_292cbdd5-8d4c-54cd-a6ad-b82daa91cd14.html

Train hits car
WAOW
... tried to stop at a railroad crossing stop sign on Rice Street in
Stevens Point, but slippery conditions sent his car in front of an oncoming
train.

http://www.waow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13723840

Calder Avenue railroad crossing now open to traffic
Beaumont Enterprise
By Mike D. Smith The railroad tracks near the intersection of Calder and ML
King is reopened to vehicle and train traffic in Beaumont, Tuesday.

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/transportation/article/Calder-Avenue-railroad-crossing-now-open-to-913733.php

LIRR Wants to Redo Its Penn Station Space
Wall Street Journal
Railroad officials had been delaying major alterations to its concourse in
the nation's busiest train station because of expected disruptions stemming
from

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704851204576034021903116168.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Europe Travel May Ease as Airlines, Rails See 'Near-Normal' Day
BusinessWeek
... as airlines and rail operators work to return service to more- normal
levels after snow and ice grounded jets and snarled train lines for four
days.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-21/europe-travel-may-ease-as-airlines-rails-see-near-normal-day.html

Commonwealth Railway sits idle
WAVY-TV
However, not one train has ever run on those tracks. The project was built
to make several neighborhoods safer and quieter. The issue sounds like a
huge

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/commonwealth-railway-sits-idle

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12/21/2010 General News

12/21/2010 1:45:00 PM

12/21/2010 General News

"Happy Solstice/yule! to all my Pagan Friends!" - DNatureofDTrain
==============
A shared email from the ACLU to celebrate openly Gay and Lesbian people serving our country!
- DNatureofDTrain
====================
FROM: Anthony Romero
SUBJECT: Talk about a hard-won victory

It's done — finally. The Senate just voted to end the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

I realize it's the weekend and many of you are preparing for the holidays. But I couldn't wait to celebrate this victory with you because I know how hard you all have worked to make it happen.

This certainly has been a hard-won victory not only in the work we at the ACLU have done, but in the collective effort across the whole community.

It's been 17 long years of continuous struggle. But knowing that gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the military will no longer face the indignity and injustice of denying who they are or hiding who they love makes it all worth it.

Every time we win a victory like this, I'm reminded that the singular moment of success only comes after years of effort. When we win a lawsuit, it's usually after mountains of legal research, case preparation, court filings, and appeals. And some legislative victories can take years of public education, advocacy and "down in the trenches" organizing.

Sometimes, especially in political climates like this one, it's hard to be hopeful and difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, we always stay in the fight, and sooner or later, the ACLU's persistence and unyielding commitment to principle pays off.

That's what happened today. So, let's savor this victory, then roll up our sleeves and start doing the often-unnoticed but vitally-important groundwork to set the stage for the next one.

Have a great weekend,

Anthony
==================
Today in History Tidbits from this week I was gonna share with you all but did not get around to doing so - DNatureofDTrain
=============

Dec 20, 1941:

Hitler to Halder: No retreat!

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-to-halder-no-retreat

Dec 20, 1803:

The French surrender Orleans to the U.S.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-french-surrender-orleans-to-the-us



Dec 21, 1970:

Nixon meets Elvis Presley

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-meets-elvis-presley

Dec 21, 1988:

Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pan-am-flight-103-explodes-over-lockerbie-scotland
==========

"Bah de dummmyBug!" - DNatureofDTrain

Senator Mitch McConnell Elected 2010 Scrooge of the Year

http://www.jwjblog.org/2010/12/senator-mitch-mcconnell-elected-2010-scrooge-of-the-year/

My Friends forum, I randomly share jokes and other things on lately.. Some things need to be updated and removed of course:

http://dnatureofdtrain.fuzzyworld3.com/4um/viewforum.php?f=13

Major 7.4-magnitude quake hits near Japanese islands: USGS

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101221/ts_afp/quakejapan

Verizon ordered to pay $190,000, reimburse customers in billing dispute

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_93edc7aa-0d36-11e0-9a17-001cc4c03286.html

Census shows slowing US growth, brings GOP gains

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_census2010_count

WikiLeaks' Assange complains he's victim of leaks

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/WikiLeaks-Assange-complains-apf-3619865895.html?x=0

'30 Rock' star Morgan undergoes kidney transplant

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_people_tracy_morgan

Vatican clarifies pope's condom comments

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101221/ap_on_re_eu/eu_vatican_condoms

Flash mob' results in Calif. mall evacuation

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101221/ap_on_re_us/us_flash_mob_evacuation

Obama secures GOP votes for US-Russia nuclear pact

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_us_russia_nuclear

Divided FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101221/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_fcc_internet_rules

More history...

Dec 2, 1804:

Napoleon crowned emperor

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleon-crowned-emperor

Dec 2, 2001:

Enron files for bankruptcy

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enron-files-for-bankruptcy

Dec 1, 1913:

Ford's assembly line starts rolling

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fords-assembly-line-starts-rolling

Dec 1, 1955:

Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-refuses-to-give-up-her-seat-on-a-bus

Nov 30, 1835:

Mark Twain is born

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mark-twain-is-born

Nov 30, 1950:

Truman refuses to rule out atomic weapons

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-refuses-to-rule-out-atomic-weapons


Nov 29, 1942:

Coffee rationing begins

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coffee-rationing-begins

Nov 29, 1963:

LBJ forms commission to investigate Kennedy assassination

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lbj-forms-commission-to-investigate-kennedy-assassination

Nov 17, 1869:

Suez Canal opens

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suez-canal-opens

Nov 17, 1558:

Elizabethan Age begins

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elizabethan-age-begins

Dec 17, 1777:

France formally recognizes the United States

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/france-formally-recognizes-the-united-states

Dec 16, 1773:

Sons of Liberty dump British tea

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sons-of-liberty-dump-british-tea

Dec 16, 1863:

Johnston named commander of Army of Tennessee

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnston-named-commander-of-army-of-tennessee

Dec 15, 1791:

The Bill of Rights becomes law

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-bill-of-rights-becomes-law

Dec 15, 1890:

Sitting Bull killed by Indian police

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sitting-bull-killed-by-indian-police

Dec 14, 1911:

Amundsen reaches South Pole

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/amundsen-reaches-south-pole

Dec 14, 1799:

George Washington dies

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-washington-dies?catId=6

Dec 13, 1918:

President Wilson makes first U.S. presidential trip to Europe

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-wilson-makes-first-us-presidential-trip-to-europe

Dec 13, 2003:

Saddam Hussein captured

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/saddam-hussein-captured

Dec 10, 1915:

Ford builds its 1 millionth car

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-builds-its-1-millionth-car?catId=17

Dec 10, 1917:

Red Cross is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/red-cross-is-awarded-nobel-peace-prize

Dec 7, 1941:

Pearl Harbor bombed

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pearl-harbor-bombed

Dec 7, 1787:

The First State

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-state

Dec 6, 1865:

13th Amendment ratified

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/13th-amendment-ratified

Dec 6, 1884:

Monument to Washington completed

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/monument-to-washington-completed

Dec 2, 1804:

Napoleon crowned emperor

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleon-crowned-emperor

Dec 2, 2001:

Enron files for bankruptcy

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enron-files-for-bankruptcy

Dec 1, 1913:

Ford's assembly line starts rolling

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fords-assembly-line-starts-rolling

Dec 1, 1955:

Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-refuses-to-give-up-her-seat-on-a-bus

Nov 30, 1835:

Mark Twain is born

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mark-twain-is-born

Nov 30, 1950:

Truman refuses to rule out atomic weapons

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-refuses-to-rule-out-atomic-weapons

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12/20/2010 Railroad News

12/20/2010 1:14:00 PM

12/20/2010 Railroad News

New funds will double length of California high-speed rail line
McClatchy Washington Bureau
... of California's high-speed train system from Corcoran toward
Bakersfield, according to a vote Monday by the state's High-Speed Rail
Authority board.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/12/20/105575/new-funds-will-double-length-of.html

TIS THE SEASON
Destin Log
The Miracle Strip Model Railroad Club brings a model train layout to Uptown
Station in Fort Walton Beach from 5 to 9 pm through Dec. 24.

http://www.thedestinlog.com/articles/train-16226-model-club.html

Point man suffers minor injuries after van struck by train
Wausau Daily Herald
... were called to Rice Street just west of Minnesota Avenue just after 11
am for a report of a van that was struck by a train at the railroad
crossing.

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20101220/WDH0101/312200164/Point-man-suffers-minor-injuries-after-van-struck-by-train-

::chants .. Walker Take a Walk! Walker Take a Walk!::: I don't like that man at all" - DNatureofDTrain"

Which came first: megaregions or high speed rail?
Examiner.com
Governor Walker's November 4th statement ensured that all legal options
were explored to stop the train from moving forward and work on redirecting
funding

http://www.examiner.com/infrastructure-news-in-national/which-came-first-megaregions-or-high-speed-rail

Ho-Ho-Kus bridge upgrade nearing completion
NorthJersey.com
... NY, and is likely to have been shipped in pieces from the Erie
Railroad's Narrowsburg, NY, train yard and reconstructed over the waterway
in Ho-Ho-Kus,

http://www.northjersey.com/news/transportation/112171379_Century-old_bridge_ready__to_reopen_with_new_shine.html

Coroner called to scene of train tracks accident
Middletown Journal
21, at East State and Burke streets for a possible accident at a railroad
crossing. The accident was called in about 9:08 am The Butler County
coroner has

http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletown-news/coroner-called-to-scene-of-train-tracks-accident-1034329.html

All aboard on safety
TriValley Central
That program was front and center Wednesday morning as the railroad's
safety train carried a group of elected officials and business leaders from
Casa

http://www.trivalleycentral.com/articles/2010/12/20/front/doc4d0f7599620c9600044803.txt

Phoenixville model railroad club on the right track
The Mercury
... that limited train movement and sound. "This is the first year we are
publicly running DCC. It allows us to have the wonderful sounds of the
railroad.

http://pottsmerc.com/articles/2010/12/20/life/srv0000010138290.txt

Train signals
News & Observer
J ust because the Raleigh City Council likes the idea of commuter rail
doesn't mean highway-frazzled Triangle workers will be relaxing on the
train anytime

http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/20/868690/train-signals.html

Their own little worlds
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Twaddle is one of two women who are members of the Riverside Railroad Train
Club, which held its annual Christmas open house over the weekend at the
Warren

http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/550991/Their-own-little-worlds.html?nav=5021

Economic policy report recommends changes for Ashland
Ashland TAB
The report also brings up some concerns over the town's decision to try to
quiet train whistles at the Main and Cherry street rail crossings.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/ashland/news/x2068982401/Economic-policy-report-recommends-changes-for-Ashland

California to Expand First Segment of High-Speed Rail
Wall Street Journal
Critics had panned the first 65-mile route as the "train to nowhere"
because it would start from the tiny town of Borden, connect to new
stations in

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703886904576032040256328816.html

FOX19.com and FOX19 News, weather, traffic, and sports for Cincinnati and ...
FOX19
Investigators say a tree trimmer for Asplundh was crossing a railroad
trestle when he was struck by a CSX train that was traveling about 50 miles
per hour.

http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=13713526

Man sighting rifle blamed for train employees' shootings
Shreveport Times
Larry Blair told investigators he did not know the KCS train was stationary
on the railroad tracks behind his property. Blair fired several rounds,

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20101220/NEWS03/101220019/UPDATE-Man-sighting-rifle-blamed-for-train-employees-shootings

Sturgeon Train Garden Brings Christmas Cheer
Patch
A stroll down their driveway reveals Christmas decorations, a light show
and a railroad crossing light. But that is just the beginning. The train
garden no

http://pasadena.patch.com/articles/sturgeon-train-garden-brings-christmas-cheer

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12/20/2010 General News and Update

12/20/2010 12:48:00 AM

12/20/2010 General News and Update:

Update:

First off many of you know I care for a feral cat colony on a daily basis as I work to earn their trust and take care of my Cats and Kittens like a lil Babies.. My Cat Garfield had kittens during the first week of November other than being tiny and skinny they appeared perfectly healthy and normal for outdoor farm cats, But when it got cold they started to collapse one by one, I thought at first maybe it was the cold itself but after I lost two and three turned up missing (We assume they passed on in then night and the possums ate their bodies) ... My mother who is allergic to cats agreed to my bringing them inside three little kittens at first I was gonna leave the orange one outside because he appeared healthy to but since my mom said I could bring him in too I was not gonna argue.. I always wanted a cuddly kittens in the house... So I cared for them fed them spoiled them with attention played with them.. But the lil grey one refused to eat or drink no matter what I did.. I had to fool it while it was dreaming to get a little something in its stomach he passed on as we both were looking into eachothers eyes we fell asleep and then I dreamt of him playing with his sister odie.. I told odie if she did not behave and stop biting me every day I was naming her odie :) .. That was a naughty lil poofball... But She loved me and purred when I pet her and knew I was trying to save her... The lil black kitten went into an hour long seizure we are not sure what caused it.. But Garfields Mother, Radar, When she was a kitten used to have seizures... I did as I cleaned the room discovered a cough drop with bite marks on it I believe my kitten found it somewhere and that maybe why he passed..... the lil orange one I named Puss N boots I cared for him for almost two weeks.. he was my baby when he escaped his boxes or cage he would go only one place and that was on my leg or on me... I let him sleep on my for 3-4 hrs yesterday.. I put him down in the bed in his cage he meowed once and curled his paws around my finger tightly... then I let him hold my finger as I stroked his head and he fell asleep... 2 hrs later I came to check up on him found he had passed on with his paws stilled curled up around how he held my finger... I figure his lil spirit jumped out of his body and is still following me around as many of you know I am gifted with psychic ability.. I am definately having spirit kittens jumping on me or brushing up against me as I panick thinking there is a bug on me lol.. I also broke out in hives from spider bites... boxelder bug bites and lady bug bites I just was a bug meal lately.. So I been super sick over that as well as sinuses and broken wisdom teeth bothering me those teeth were busted after lightning struck three feet behind me and rattled me up and down so hard.. I then had corn kernals stuck in them for about a year..  Not having dental or health insurance  I just have to treat myself the herbal and over the counter way... It's been a very hard week part of me Hates G-d', for the last couple of weeks but most of me thanks G-d.. Because I so much need to feel loved and trusted and accepted for who I am, and those lil kittens are like my children, and Puss N Boots when he passed I found myself greiving like a mother who lost their child... I normally with my 6th sense do not greive that hard or long cause I am still in touch with them.. But after two weeks of holding this warm lil kitten that is so loving it will hug you with its paws, hold your fingers, and suck on its paw like a human child, and my favorite surprise me at times rubbing noses.. even if part of me cried ewey gross! since the kittens lil nose was all runny... he'd rub noses then lick all the snot off my face, I'd then wipe my face with a kleenex and some hand sanitizer :) We'd wake up having sneezing fits at the same time.. I never knew I could be so attached so fast to a lil kitten. Puss N Boots was definately my baby..... I went from 13 cats and kittens to 6.. a whole litter of 8 passing on so suddenly without two weeks... I believe they were born premature is why they were so sick all of sudden .. The cold weather is a factor but many of my cats and kittens been born right in the middle of a snow bank and had no health issues all their lives not even frozen ear tips ... Garfield, Koal, Kolette, and Peachy are doing good Trouble Tiger has another home he goes to as she comes up missing during winter months and rainy weather sometimes returns with bows on his ears.. Smokey, I hardly see anymore last I saw he played with his 5 brothers and sisters that are so wild they do not even approach the cat dish usually. He is around I hear him meowing at night sometimes he maybe just under the back porch where its warn we are hoping that is where the missing kittens are and that Garfield is bringing them birds. mice, and chipmunks to eat. As you can tell been a busy and dramatic week for me. RIP my Baby Kitties. The vets just give us eye salve .. and send us home usually they want to put them down on the spot that is how sick they are, but I always work my butt off to give them a chance, and I have had many cats actually beat the odds and make it.. Radar, Garfields mother was on of them. - DNatureofDTrain

General News

"I thought Garfield giving birth to 8 kittens was impressive..the headline below wow.." - DNatureofDTrain

Dog in Germany gives birth to 17 puppies


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101220/ap_on_fe_st/eu_germany_puppies



The 10 Worst States for Retirees


http://finance.yahoo.com/focus-retirement/article/111588/the-10-worst-states-for-retirees?mod=fidelity-readytoretire&cat=fidelity_2010_getting_ready_to_retire


Lunar Eclispe

http://whoknew.news.yahoo.com/?nc&vid=23549392


Philippines defends error-filled peso notes



http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101220/bs_afp/philippinesbankcurrencyoffbeat


Church is labor of love
Jackson Sun
BY TRACIE SIMER Clark and Juanita Shaw huddled close in an old, cold church
that is now part of Casey Jones Village. Clark looked over renovation
photos on ...

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20101211/LIFESTYLE/12110302

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12/19/2010 Railroad News

12/19/2010 1:34:00 PM

12/19/2010 Railroad News

Texas State Railroad plans New Year's Eve Masquerade Dinner Train
Palestine Herald Press
PALESTINE — The Texas State Railroad is holding its Third Annual New
Year's Eve Masquerade Dinner Train on Dec. 31. The evening will begin with
a champagne

http://palestineherald.com/local/x1666507990/Texas-State-Railroad-plans-New-Years-Eve-Masquerade-Dinner-Train

Man, woman struck by train on Houston's south side
abc13.com
... after they were hit by a train on Houston's south side. Investigators
say the woman's SUV got stuck on some railroad tracks at Holmes and
Bellfort.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=7851822

New Eagle model railroad display open through holidays
Monessen Valley Independent
Each Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of Christmas and New Year's
days, from noon until 5 pm train lovers can enjoy the elaborate, detailed
layouts

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleyindependent/news/s_714494.html

Model Railroad Club displays incredible track at Christmas time
KKCO-TV
(KKCO) - This is one train you won't want to miss! The Grand Valley Model
Railroad Club is displaying its incredible replica of the Western Slope
this month

http://www.nbc11news.com/localnews/headlines/Model_Railroad_Club_displays_incredible_track_at_Christmas_time_112160769.html

CSX Train Derails, Sustains Heavy Damage
iSurfHopkins.com
... railway workers were on the scene of a local train derailment this
afternoon, December 19th. Occurring approximately ¼ to ½ mile northwest
of a railroad

http://isurfhopkins.com/local-news/9103-csx-train-derails-sustains-heavy-damage.html

Amtrak apologizes for 'communications breakdown' that led to 11-your D.C.-N.Y. ...
Baltimore Sun
... electric line that had burned out and fallen across the railroad's
catenaries, the overhead wires that power the trains. Now that train, too,
was stuck.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-amtrak-friday-delay-20101219-14,0,67805.story

THIS WEEK: Largest Marijuana Bust in Chicagoland History and It Came via Train
Hispanically Speaking News
The drugs were packed into six railroad cars from Mexico that arrived at a
warehouse in south suburban Chicago Heights earlier this month.

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/this-week-largest-marijuana-bust-in-chicagoland-history-and-it-came-vi/3658

Survey: New Haven line customers satisfaction lags Hudson and Harlem railways
Ct Post
Those on-time performance rates were achieved despite aging M-2 cars and an
ongoing 20-year project to replace the catenary system and railroad
bridges,

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Survey-New-Haven-line-customers-satisfaction-909890.php

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12/18/2010 Railroad News

12/18/2010 1:39:00 PM

12/18/2010 Railroad News

Pickup driver survives crash with train
Windsor Star
"It's an expensive thing and we've been working with the railroad on that.
It's a long process." The Golfview Drive crossing may have moved to the top
of

http://www.windsorstar.com/Pickup+driver+survives+crash+with+train/3997964/story.html

Sunday in Beaverton: Model railroad open house, 'The Nutcracker' and 'Agnus ...
OregonLive.com
Here are a few ideas: Beaverton Model Railroad Annual Open House: See 10
scale-model train layouts depicting regional rail lines old and new.

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2010/12/sunday_in_beaverton_model_railroad_open_house_the_nutcracker_and_agnus_dei_performance.html

On Wisconsin: Focus on Milwaukee-Madison leg of rail proposal ignored bigger ...
Madison.com
Only there never was a train. The $810 million high-speed rail project that
would have connected Madison to Milwaukee, and eventually Minneapolis,

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/columnists/article_bfabe02e-0acb-11e0-85ce-001cc4c03286.html

Arizona sees rise in train injuries, fatalities
AZ Central.com
18, 2010 06:19 PM Veteran Union Pacific Railroad engineer Jackie Gregor of
Mesa has seen some strange sights from the front engine of a train, ...

http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2010/12/18/20101218arizona-train-injuries.html

Holiday season conjures up memory of fabulous gift
San Angelo Standard Times
My grandpa, Daddy Tom, was a railroad builder by profession, and had his
own railroad construction train in the early 1930s that included a tool
car,

http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2010/dec/18/holiday-season-conjures-up-memory-of-fabulous/

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12/17/2010 Amtrak Contest

12/17/2010 5:33:00 PM

While you are all waiting for me to resume normal news posting..
Here is an Amtrak writing contest, for a possible free day and night trip!.

http://amtrak2.votigo.com/perfectday/

- DNatureofDTrain

Man can't save SUV crash victim from train
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Workers had to repair the train engine and crossing equipment, closing
railroad crossings at Herbert, Dunlawton Avenue, Oak Street and
Commonwealth

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2010/12/17/man-cant-save-suv-crash-victim-from-train-1.html

No pain, no train
Minot Daily News
The crowds came out en masse to welcome the Holiday Train to Minot on
Thursday evening. Sponsored by the Canadian Pacific Railroad, the Holiday
Train helps

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/550180/No-pain--no-train.html?nav=5010

Children's Museum Train Garden transformed into Holiday Exhibit
Oak Ridger
The train garden is located in front of the full-size caboose outside the
museum. The garden railroad opened in front of the museum's caboose in
2005,

http://www.oakridger.com/community/x493348080/Childrens-Museum-Train-Garden-transformed-into-Holiday-Exhibit

Santa rolls in
Pittsburg Morning Sun
By WILLIAM KLUSENER In an abundant display of holiday cheer, Kansas City
Southern Railroad's Holiday Express train rolled into Pittsburg Thursday
afternoon.

http://www.morningsun.net/newsnow/x205736904/Santa-rolls-in

Lyons man injured when train collides with garbage truck in Benton
MPNnow.com
... when he crossed a set of railroad tracks, placing him in the path of an
oncoming four-car 300-ton train owned by Finger Lakes Railway, according to
a

http://www.mpnnow.com/topstories/x493348488/Lyons-man-injured-when-train-collides-with-garbage-truck-in-Benton

Paul S. Gilbertson: Walker right to pass on high-speed rail
Madison.com
That proves you have no ego getting in your way and clouding your thinking,
like some of those who were hoping to literally railroad this project down
our

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/mailbag/article_1662851a-09e3-11e0-8010-001cc4c03286.html

Driver seriously injured in attempt to beat train
Toledo On The Move
by Amulya Raghuveer OAK HARBOR, OHIO -- An Oak Harbor man was seriously
injured after attempting to cross railroad tracks in front of an
approaching train.

http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=556152

Police investigating man's death near train tracks
KSPR
(AP) — Macon police are investigating after a man they were seeking in a
possible break-in attempt was found dead near railroad tracks.

http://www.kspr.com/sns-ap-mo--traindeath,0,2740697.story

Man Hit, Killed By Train In Southwest Omaha
KETV Omaha
... the path of the train. The identity of the man was not immediately
available. The railroad tracks run under Harrison Street near a residential
area.

http://www.ketv.com/news/26173783/detail.html

Freight train hits vehicle in Riverdale
WGNtv.com
The accident happened along the CSX Railroad tracks near Perry and Acme
Avenues. Officials did not have details about how the accident happened nor
did they

http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-train-vs-vehicle-ax-riverdale-dec17,0,301612.story

Train maker looking at Illinois relocation
Bloomington Pantagraph
A laborer stands on a crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad between
Williamsville and Elkhart on Monday Dec. 6, 2010 as newly installed
concrete ties and

http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/article_59cc7114-0a22-11e0-82ed-001cc4c03286.html

Iowa Interstate Railroad to Build Locomotive Shops in Homestead
KCRG
By Steve Gravelle, Reporter A train pulling executive coaches from the Iowa
Interstate Railroad pulls up to the old Rock Island line train depot
Tuesday,

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Iowa-Interstate-to-Build-Locomotive-Shops-in-Homestead-112096069.html

Garden scale railroad moves inside to circle AMC Museum Christmas tree
Dover Post
The Shoreline Garden Railroad Club and the AMC Museum Foundation are
organizing a train exhibit, which is slated to run from Saturday, Dec.

http://www.doverpost.com/communities/x493350442/Garden-scale-railroad-moves-inside-to-circle-AMC-Museum-Christmas-tree

Union Pacific brings train safety message
Yuma Sun
“Every year we have at least one from each group involved in a railroad
accident,” Farler said. Every three hours a car or a person is hit by a
train in the

http://www.yumasun.com/news/train-66207-railroad-farler.html

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12/16/2010 Railroad News

SMART train bound for downtown San Rafael
Marin Independent-Journal
By Mark Prado SANTA ROSA -- It looks like downtown San Rafael will end up
as part of SMART's initial rail plan after all. The commuter train plan
took a

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_16868397?source=most_viewed

Maryland Train Garden Top 10 Tour (Plus 4)
Patch
The train garden closes at 4 pm Christmas Eve and is closed Christmas Day.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum; 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore,

http://dundalk.patch.com/articles/choo-choo-all-aboard-the-magical-maryland-train-garden-tour-2

McKeesport model railroad group begins open house
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
One is a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train rolling past miniature
recreations of town landmarks. And, there's a Baltimore and Ohio freight
train pulling

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10350/1111013-56.stm

Kentucky Workers Respond to Train Derailment
The Kittanning Paper
The train was in route from the electric power generating station in
Reesedale to Freeport. Rail cars had been emptied of coal at Reesedale and
were

http://www.kittanningpaper.com/2010/12/16/kentucky-workers-respond-to-train-derailment/12920

High price derails some U.S. bullet trains
CNN International
There are the construction jobs in working on the railroad," Todorovich
said. People in the area are also put to work building the locomotives and
rail cars

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/12/15/high.speed.rail/

MARC 'hell train' report faults MTA, Amtrak
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The report, based on a debriefing held by the Federal Railroad
Administration, concluded thety the June 21 incident aboard MARC Penn Line
Train 538

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/traffic/2010/12/marc_hell_train_report_faults.html

Updates from Alstom, Rail Safety Consulting, Quintiq and Harsco
Progressive Rail Roading
... Metrolink to provide Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) safety
compliance services for the agency's positive train control system in Los
Angeles.

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/Updates-from-Alstom-Rail-Safety-Consulting-Quintiq-and-Harsco--25278

Rail system receiving upgrades
The Prairie Star
Many are now shuttle close to 100 cars per train. The rail consolidation
came at the same time as consolidation at the farm and elevator level, he
adds.

http://www.theprairiestar.com/articles/2010/12/16/headlines/iowa_farmer_today/top_stories/01rail.txt

Lawsuit Blames Potato Flakes Sticking to Wheels For 2009 Train Derailment
Seattle Weekly (blog)
16 2010 @ 8:00AM ​So apparently when rail cars full of dehydrated
potatoes travel by train, the crumbly flakes fly everywhere and can get
stuck to the

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/12/potato_flakes_blamed_for_train.php

Feds bust 'Weed Express,' Mexico-Chicago train
ABC7Chicago.com
December 16, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- It looked like any other freight train
rolling north along rural railroad tracks. But this one was the Weed
Express.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/iteam&id=7847380

Morning buses, trains fared well in snow
Inside NoVA
That's because train engines are powerful enough to plough through and
clear the tracks of snow. Rain, however, is a different story. “The
railroad will put

http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2010/dec/16/morning-buses-trains-fared-well-snow-ar-720439/

Metro-North adds trains on Hudson line
Mid-Hudson News
These trains will operate in the time periods where the railroad had
unexpectedly high ridership the past several Saturdays. One extra
southbound train,

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2010/December/16/MN_moretrains-16Dec10.htm

Fla. man stuck in SUV killed when train hits him
MiamiHerald.com
Police say the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed
into the base of the railroad crossing arm. The train was traveling at 48
mph when

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/16/1976332/fla-man-stuck-in-suv-killed-when.html

Two Sylvania railroad crossings blocked by train
Toledo Blade
Railroad crossings at Brint Road and at Convent Boulevard in Sylvania and
Sylvania Township were blocked Thursday afternoon by a disabled train,

http://toledoblade.com/article/20101216/NEWS16/101219538/-1/SRMAIN

Man injured in truck-vs-train collision
Sandusky Register
A locomotive smashed into a truck at a Carroll Township railroad crossing
Thursday evening, sending the truck's driver to a Toledo hospital to be
treated

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/carroll-township/2010/dec/16/man-injured-truck-vs-train-collision

Garbage Truck Hit by Train; Driver OK
13WHAM-TV
He got stuck trying to cross the railroad tracks. Rosati's truck was hit by
an oncoming four-car train owned by Finger Lakes Railway.

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Garbage-Truck-Hit-by-Train-Driver-OK/omLav_bCREuQ6CQd8epvGQ.cspx

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Model train open house
South Washington County Bulletin
The Newport Model Railroad Club invites families to visit during one of
seven holiday open houses at 600 Seventh Ave. in Newport, Dec. 19 through
Jan. 2.

http://www.swcbulletin.com/event/calendarEvent/id/62213/date/2010-12-19/

Holiday Train passing through North Dakota
Valley News Live
AP - December 15, 2010 7:55 AM ET BISMARCK, ND (AP) - A Canadian Pacific
Railway "Holiday Train" is passing through North Dakota this week. The
railroad's

http://www.valleynewslive.com/Global/story.asp?S=13675733

President Obama speaks with Channel 8's Keith Cate on high speed rail
Examiner.com
He comments on the politics surrounding the infamous train to nowhere in
California, and how even the liberal Washington Post had an article that
“sounded

http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-tampa-bay/president-obama-speaks-with-channel-8-s-keith-cate-on-high-speed-rail

Photo gallery: Amtrak passenger train engine catches fire in Elyria
Chronicle-Telegram
ELYRIA — Elyria firefighters, police and railroad officials are on the
scene of a fire involving a Amtrak passenger train in Elyria.

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2010/12/15/photo-gallery-amtrak-passenger-train-engine-catches-fire-in-elyria/

Holiday Train passing through North Dakota on Wed., Thurs.
Bismarck Tribune
BISMARCK, ND (AP) - A Canadian Pacific Railway "Holiday Train" is passing
through North Dakota this week. The railroad's holiday trains feature
Christmas

http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_80b56318-0864-11e0-9aaf-001cc4c03286.html

Amtrak Begins Letting Firearms in Checked Bags on Some Trains
Fox News
At the direction of Congress, the railroad set into motion a plan that
allows passengers traveling to and from stations with checked luggage
facilities to

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/15/amtrak-begins-letting-firearms-checked-bags-trains

Norfolk Southern's 'Train Your Brain' Public Safety Awareness Program Heads to ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Brainy is a silent safety sentry who without saying a word helps train
people to be smart around grade crossings and railroad property.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/norfolk-southerns-train-your-brain-public-safety-awareness-program-heads-to-ohio-111950514.html

Rollin' on out! AMC greenlights the railroad series 'Hell on Wheels'
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A big train's a-comin' for AMC: On Wednesday, the network announced a full
series order for "Hell on Wheels," a post-Civil War western about a former

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/rollin-on-out-amc-greenlights-the-railroad-drama-hell-on-wheels.html

Drive-by Media: New rail cars delayed AGAIN
Hartford Advocate
It probably won't come as any real surprise to long-suffering train riders
that they won't be coming now until February. So these cars, the first of
more

http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/drive-by-media/drive-by-media-new-rail-cars-delayed-again-052718

Passenger rail service sought for Palmer
MassLive.com
By Lori Stabile, The Republican PALMER – The Palmer Rail Coalition met
Tuesday morning at the former train station to discuss ways to make the
“central

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/passenger_train_service_sought_1.html

PSC Orders Train Whistles Silenced at Bismarck Crossing
KFYR-TV
BNSF Railroad and the city added some safety features to make the crossing
private. "They requested that they come back and show us on the record
exactly

http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=45195

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12/14/2010 Railroad News

Rails repaired in heart of downtown
Roanoke Times
One day after a railroad derailment temporarily closed Norfolk Southern's
main line in Roanoke, crews removed toppled train cars, swapped in new
track and

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/270716

Riders bash Port Jervis train line
Times Herald-Record
... Railroad poor marks on three hallmarks of good train service: on-time
performance, schedules, and communications — particularly in an
emergency.

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101214/BIZ/12140315

NC woman killed after hit by Amtrak train
WRAL.com
KANNAPOLIS, NC — North Carolina police say a woman killed by an Amtrak
train stepped onto the railroad tracks behind a pawn shop. ...

http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/8773096/

BNSF tracks reopened
Jamestown Sun
Cleanup on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway coal train that
derailed in its Jamestown railroad yard Sunday continues and probably will
for several.

http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/125302/

The Score: Diddy/Dirty Money, "Last Train To Paris"
SOHH
... Money (featuring hip-hop mogul P. Diddy alongside singers Dawn Richards
and Kalenna) railroad their debut LP, Last Train to Paris into stores
today.

http://www.sohh.com/2010/12/diddydirty_money_last_train_to_paris.html

Catch a Train at the Greenburgh Nature Center
Patch
Train lovers of all ages will delight in the detail and design of the
handcrafted model trains at the Greenburgh Nature Center's latest exhibit.

http://scarsdale.patch.com/articles/catch-a-train-at-the-greenburgh-nature-center

Why 3 men killed by train were walking on tracks remains a mystery
Los Angeles Times
... train. By Shan Li and Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Investigators were trying to determine Tuesday why three men were walking
on the railroad

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-amtrak-1215-crash-20101215,0,6661564.story

Train cars derail in Hope
Hope Star
Kiamichi Railroad Train Master Pat Lacaze said the incident caused no
incidental damage and no one was hurt. “It should all be cleared up by
noon,” Lacaze

http://www.hopestar.com/newsnow/x2068972738/Train-cars-derail-in-Hope

Blow for local train drivers as contract outsourced
Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury
The new 10-year agreement will see Watco provide a comprehensive rail
logistics planning service including train planning and scheduling,
tracking,

http://www.merredinmercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/blow-for-local-train-drivers-as-contract-outsourced/2026518.aspx


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More than 20 cars in coal train derail in west Jamestown
Jamestown Sun
Twenty-one cars in a 123-car Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway coal
train derailed Sunday on the west side of the railroad yard in west
Jamestown.

http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/125226/

Train derailed in Warren County
WLBT-TV
The bridge did not collapse, but it did catch fire along with one train
car. The train belongs to Vicksburg Southern Railroad, but it is being used
by the

http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13661125

Despite designations and funding, train horns still blowing in South Austin
Austin American-Statesman
Discussion about "quiet zones," railroad crossings where train engineers
are not required to blow their horns, first began in Austin almost a decade
ago.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/despite-designations-and-funding-train-horns-still-blowing-1116148.html

Mudslides interupt train service to Leavenworth
TheNewsTribune.com (blog)
A mudslide six miles north of Vancouver, WA on Saturday evening, December
11, caused the railroad to be shut down between Portland and Seattle.

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/adventure/2010/12/12/mudslides-interupt-train-service-to-leavenworth/

NSBNEWS.NET SPOTLIGHT
NSBNEWS.net
Like the Dubois family, dozens of families lined the FEC rail yard
anticipating Old St. Nick's arrival. Right on schedule, the freight train
engine rumbled

http://nsbnews.net/content/361307-all-aboard-santa-uses-florida-east-coast-railroad-deliver-christmas-presents-children

Train derails and sparks fire
WLBT-TV
The fire was on a wooden frame rail bridge used only by the Vicksburg
Southern Railroad train. The load of paper helped fuel the massive inferno.

http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13661241

Railroad society displays trains, area's past
Standard Speaker
The trains ride on miniature train tracks built by club members, Joe
DeLuca, incoming secretary said. DeLuca picked up tiny pieces of railroad
ties,

http://standardspeaker.com/news/railroad-society-displays-trains-area-s-past-1.1076534

SMALL WORLD: Club shows off miniature railroading hobby
Monterey County Herald
By KEVIN HOWE Geraldine August and her friend Fritz Naef, both of Monterey,
operate their 1930s-Õ60s era trains of various scales at Model Railroad
Train

http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_16845715

Putin, Halonen chat on high-speed train linking nations
AHN | All Headline News
The French-made Allegro train reached the St. Petersburg Finlyandsky
railroad station at 04:50 pm Moscow time. Halonen and Finnish
representatives caught

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7020794923?Putin,%20Halonen%20chat%20on%20high-speed%20train%20linking%20nations

Train, trailer collide near Ross
Minot Daily News
Smith then attempted to cross the railroad tracks before the train reached
the crossing. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train struck the
trailer,

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/550092/Train--trailer-collide-near-Ross.html?nav=5010

Train, trailer collide near Ross
Minot Daily News
Smith then attempted to cross the railroad tracks before the train reached
the crossing. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train struck the
trailer,

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/550092/Train--trailer-collide-near-Ross.html?nav=5010

Mudslides Halt Amtrak Train Service
Centralia Chronicle
One mudslide north of Vancouver, Wash., and another mudslide south of
Tacoma on Saturday evening caused the railroad to be shut down between
Portland and

http://www.chronline.com/article_00e59f00-06c9-11e0-bbf2-001cc4c002e0.html

Families turn out to see Santa train
Ludington Daily News
The Marquette Rail train brought Santa to 15 railroad crossings from Grand
Rapids to Ludington, with Santa and elves to pass out candy canes.

http://www.ludingtondailynews.com/news/54089-families-turn-out-to-see-santa-train?newsgroup_id=

The Runaway Stimulus Train
Human Events
For his part, Walker thought Wisconsin could use the money to address its
aging roads and bridges, but didn't need a railroad boondoggle that would
up

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=40559

Union Pacific on track for train safety today
KVOA Tucson News
Union Pacific Railroad is kicking off a three-day train safety event today.
A safety train will be in operation on Tucson's tracks today, and Union
Pacific

http://www.kvoa.com/news/union-pacific-on-track-for-train-safety-today

High-Speed Rail Little Engine That Could Chug Florida Straight Over the Cliff
Sunshine State News
Railroad rights of way require a significant amount of land. Try to
imagine. What you can't have in building a road for a fast train are a lot
of bends.

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/high-speed-rail-little-engine-that-could-chug-florida-straight-over-cliff

High-speed express train Allegro launched between St. Petersburg and Helsinki
BCM
On December 12, a high-speed railroad service opened between Russia and
Finland. The new train Allegro, manufactured by the French company Alstom,

http://www.newsbcm.com/doc/529

Vicksburg IP without rail service after derailment
SunHerald.com
Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says no one was injured when the
westbound train ran off the track. Workers on Vicksburg Southern Railroad,
which leases

http://www.sunherald.com/2010/12/13/2710030/vicksburg-ip-without-rail-service.html

Train Speed Increase
WCTI12.com
By Erin Butherus / WCTI12.com LENOIR COUNTY -- The North Carolina Railroad
Company has plans to increase train speeds through Kinston.

http://www.wcti12.com/news/26114228/detail.html

Man hospitalized after train hits truck
Wausau Daily Herald
... he backed onto the railroad tracks that intersect his driveway,
Kronenwetter police officer Chris Smart said. The man did not see or hear
the train,

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20101213/WDH0101/101213039/UPDATE-Man-released-from-hospital-after-train-hits-truck

Train delays spread from harsh weather in the West
KPAX-TV
... and overtake railroad tracks. Those issues have caused delays all the
way to Eastern Washington and even some delays into the Whitefish train
depot.

http://www.kpax.com/news/train-delays-spread-from-harsh-weather-in-the-west

Union Pacific Railroad announces Operation Life Saver
KVOA Tucson News
One the biggest challenges? Train crossings. Operation Life Saver, is a
program designed to educate the public about railroad safety.

http://www.kvoa.com/news/union-pacific-railroad-announces-operation-life-saver

Passengers Happy With Metro North Ride
NBC Connecticut
By BOB CONNORS Metro North passengers generally like their ride on the
train each day, according to a new survey. The railroad polls riders on
everything

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Passengers-Happy-With-Metro-North-Ride-111808679.html

Mudslides halt Amtrak service in Pacific Northwest
Reuters
... western Washington state prompted railroad officials to shut down
passenger train service until early Tuesday on several major Pacific
Northwest routes.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BD0KH20101214

Operation Lifesaver, NCRR, DOT, alert drivers to increased train speeds
ENC Today
“That's the main thing that we're trying to tell people, is to be on the
lookout because the train could come through at any time,” he said. Local
rail

http://www.enctoday.com/news/street-70266-kfpress-mph-lifesaver.html

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Operation Lifesaver, NCRR, DOT, alert drivers to increased train speeds
ENC Today
“That's the main thing that we're trying to tell people, is to be on the
lookout because the train could come through at any time,” he said. Local
rail

http://www.enctoday.com/news/street-70266-kfpress-mph-lifesaver.html

Our View: Fund passenger train safety advances
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Often when commuters hop aboard Metrolink or an MTA light-rail train, their
journey takes them through packed urban streets, dense communities and even

http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_16834361

Santa Express pulls into the station in Anderson County
Anderson Independent Mail
Santa sat on a bench inside a caboose towed by Hawkins' train engine. It
was the fourth year that Hawkins' railroad, which runs 12.7 miles of track
between

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2010/dec/11/santa-express-pulls-station-anderson-county/

Editorial: SMART board needs to show more leadership
Marin Independent-Journal
That's the job voters entrusted to Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit leaders
when they overwhelmingly approved a sales tax increase for the train system
two

http://www.marinij.com/opinion/ci_16828889

Edgerton train display to be open more frequently
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
A 60-year-old model train display in Rochester soon will be open more
frequently to visitors. The Edgerton Model Railroad Room, in the Edgerton
Community

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20101212/NEWS01/12120353/1002/NEWS

Train pain: Rails bring big bucks, big headaches to Bellevue
Sandusky Register
Ohio's laws allow a maximum fine of $1000 for each citation -- $5000 if the
crew abandons the train -- but the railroad pays only a tenth of that in

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/2010/dec/12/railroaddisputes121210azxml

Santa Claus chugs his way into Staunton
Staunton News Leader
As the train screeched to a halt, railroad employees pried open the doors
to a train car to produce toy boxes, which the crowd that greeted Santa
quickly

http://www.newsleader.com/article/20101212/NEWS01/12120335

Allegro speed train arrives from Helsinki to St Petersburg strictly on schedule
ITAR-TASS
The train reached the St. Petersburg Finlyandsky railroad terminal at 4:50
pm Moscow time, said an Itar-Tass correspondent who saw the train arrive.

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=15771555&PageNum=0

SMART to consider buying train cars at Wednesday meeting
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
6 meeting, directors decided to build a system running from Railroad Square
in Santa Rosa to the Marin Civic Center and extend the line as more funds
become

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20101212/ARTICLES/12121081/1350?Title=SMART-to-consider-buying-train-cars-at-Wednesday-meeting

2 escape before train strikes cab taxi
KHOU
... railroad tracks and got stuck. The driver and passenger got out of the
car and watched as a train arrived and struck the cab, pushing it off the
tracks.

http://www.khou.com/news/2-escape-before-train-strikes-cab-taxi-111751424.html

Ridley man killed on train tracks
Delco News Network
By Vince Sullivan SHARON HILL - A 25-year-old Ridley Township man was
struck and killed by a freight train last Wednesday on the CSX railroad
tracks that

http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2010/12/11/news_of_delaware_county/news/doc4cfebf4216c00690132281.txt

Coal Train Derailment
KSJB
By Lynn Hopewell, News Director JAMESTOWN - Cars from an eastbound
Burlington Northern Sante Fe coal train left the tracks in the west end of
the railroad

http://www.ksjbam.com/artman/publish/article_2770.shtml

Mudslides disrupt Amtrak service
KOIN Local 6
The rail lines will remain closed through Tuesday morning. The Coast
Starlight (train #1 southbound and train #2 northbound) will originate and
terminate in

http://www.koinlocal6.com/news/local/story/Mudslides-disrupt-Amtrak-service/xmbw4qBAq0WG6E1Q0GJVUA.cspx

Men turn selves in after fleeing truck-train crash
NTV
A Union Pacific Railroad crew member on the train said he saw two people
run from the truck just before it was struck. The Topeka Capital-Journal
reports

http://www.nebraska.tv/Global/story.asp?S=13660468

At Start of Rail Project, a Tussle Over Where to Begin
Wall Street Journal
Proponents of high speed rail say building this portion of track is a good
way to launch a multiyear building program. Critics call the project the
"train

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703727804576011871825514428.html

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12/11/2010 2:46:00 PM

12/11/2010 Railroad News

As Acela turns 10, Amtrak plans high-speed growth
Washington Post
... faster rail service would begin replacing Acela in about 2030. (Nikki
Kahn) By Ann Scott Tyson Promptly at 1 pm, a sleek Acela Express train
glided out

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121007044.html

Jack Mobley: A case against high-speed rail
Merced Sun-Star
For long distances, the advantage of air travel over the train is obvious.
Why would someone ride a train when one can buy a ticket and fly the same
Los

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/12/11/1688825/jack-mobley-a-case-against-high.html

GET UP AND GO!
East Bridgewater Star
Thomas the Tank and dozens of other engines pull scores of railroad cars
through farms and villages at the Model Train Show Saturday and Sunday at
The

http://www.wickedlocal.com/bridgewatereast/fun/entertainment/x1499827647/GET-UP-AND-GO

Tom Richards column: Sunken train story might be off-track
Appleton Post Crescent
The railroad right of way was all laid out, set for the rails to be laid.
In fact, the railroad was fit to be tied. All aboard.

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20101211/APC06/12110333/Tom-Richards-column--Sunken-train-story-might-be-off-track

LI Rail Roaded gal gets 480G
New York Post
By MITCHEL MADDUX A jury awarded a gay Long Island Rail Road train engineer
$480000 yesterday after deciding she was falsely accused of grabbing
another

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/li_rail_roaded_gal_gets_81ZUMFzJUqZZ9FRAwG2IEP

A Connection Missed
New York Times
Brant Sanderlin/Atlanta Journal Constitution, via AP Keith Fitzhugh,
center, with his brother, Toran, chose a steady railroad job in Georgia
over a shot to

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/sports/football/12jets.html

Marquette Rail's Santa Express train makes a stop in Comstock Park
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
COMSTOCK PARK -- While I was out and about on Saturday morning, I saw
several families gathered near the railroad tracks at Dwight Lydell in
Comstock Park.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/12/marquette_rails_santa_express.html

MEDIA ADVISORY - 2010 CP Holiday Train
Trading Markets (press release)
East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed Mill at 8th & Nokomis Detroit Lakes
- 4:30 pm, Holmes St. railroad crossing near the Holmes Community Center,

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/press-release/cp_media-advisory-2010-cp-holiday-train-1362325.html

Officers find occupants who fled truck after train accident
KTKA.com
He says the men got stuck on railroad ties while turning around and fled
the truck before the Union Pacific train struck the truck.

http://www.ktka.com/news/2010/dec/11/officers-find-occupants-who-fled-truck-after-train/?topeka_news

Polar Express Train Ride
Temple Daily Telegram
The Railroad and Heritage Museum is sponsoring a historic Christmas train
ride through the Texas Hill Country aboard the Austin Steam Train.

http://www.tdtnews.com/events/event.php?id=3273

Santa Train embarks on its annual journey
Asbury Park Press
"My father worked for the Raritan River Railroad. When I was a kid, they
used to put me on the train in South River," John Sawicki added. ...

http://www.app.com/article/20101211/NEWS/12110330/Santa-Train-embarks-on-its-annual-journey

Authorities find men who fled crash
Topeka Capital Journal
Deputies were summoned about 5:24 pm after a truck stuck on a Union Pacific
Railroad track right-of-way was hit by an eastbound train.

http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-12-11/authorities_find_men_who_fled_crash

As Acela turns 10, Amtrak plans high-speed growth
Washington Post
... faster rail service would begin replacing Acela in about 2030. (Nikki
Kahn) By Ann Scott Tyson Promptly at 1 pm, a sleek Acela Express train
glided out

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121007044.html

Jack Mobley: A case against high-speed rail
Merced Sun-Star
For long distances, the advantage of air travel over the train is obvious.
Why would someone ride a train when one can buy a ticket and fly the same
Los

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/12/11/1688825/jack-mobley-a-case-against-high.html

GET UP AND GO!
East Bridgewater Star
Thomas the Tank and dozens of other engines pull scores of railroad cars
through farms and villages at the Model Train Show Saturday and Sunday at
The

http://www.wickedlocal.com/bridgewatereast/fun/entertainment/x1499827647/GET-UP-AND-GO

Tom Richards column: Sunken train story might be off-track
Appleton Post Crescent
The railroad right of way was all laid out, set for the rails to be laid.
In fact, the railroad was fit to be tied. All aboard.

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20101211/APC06/12110333/Tom-Richards-column--Sunken-train-story-might-be-off-track

LI Rail Roaded gal gets 480G
New York Post
By MITCHEL MADDUX A jury awarded a gay Long Island Rail Road train engineer
$480000 yesterday after deciding she was falsely accused of grabbing
another

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/li_rail_roaded_gal_gets_81ZUMFzJUqZZ9FRAwG2IEP

A Connection Missed
New York Times
Brant Sanderlin/Atlanta Journal Constitution, via AP Keith Fitzhugh,
center, with his brother, Toran, chose a steady railroad job in Georgia
over a shot to

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/sports/football/12jets.html

Marquette Rail's Santa Express train makes a stop in Comstock Park
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
COMSTOCK PARK -- While I was out and about on Saturday morning, I saw
several families gathered near the railroad tracks at Dwight Lydell in
Comstock Park.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/12/marquette_rails_santa_express.html

MEDIA ADVISORY - 2010 CP Holiday Train
Trading Markets (press release)
East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed Mill at 8th & Nokomis Detroit Lakes
- 4:30 pm, Holmes St. railroad crossing near the Holmes Community Center,

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/press-release/cp_media-advisory-2010-cp-holiday-train-1362325.html

Officers find occupants who fled truck after train accident
KTKA.com
He says the men got stuck on railroad ties while turning around and fled
the truck before the Union Pacific train struck the truck.

http://www.ktka.com/news/2010/dec/11/officers-find-occupants-who-fled-truck-after-train/?topeka_news

Polar Express Train Ride
Temple Daily Telegram
The Railroad and Heritage Museum is sponsoring a historic Christmas train
ride through the Texas Hill Country aboard the Austin Steam Train.

http://www.tdtnews.com/events/event.php?id=3273

Santa Train embarks on its annual journey
Asbury Park Press
"My father worked for the Raritan River Railroad. When I was a kid, they
used to put me on the train in South River," John Sawicki added.

http://www.app.com/article/20101211/NEWS/12110330/Santa-Train-embarks-on-its-annual-journey

Authorities find men who fled crash
Topeka Capital Journal
Deputies were summoned about 5:24 pm after a truck stuck on a Union Pacific
Railroad track right-of-way was hit by an eastbound train.

http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-12-11/authorities_find_men_who_fled_crash

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12/10/2010 Railroad News

12/10/2010 3:05:00 PM

12/10/2010 Railroad News

Railroad fans can board a train in Hones
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Railroad fans can board a train in Honesdale at noon Saturday and, after a
45-minute scenic ride, disembark in the middle of Hawley's Winter Fest. ...

http://www.timesleader.com/features/Railroad_fans_can_board_a_train_in_Hones_12-09-2010.html

Vintage toys, trains to be on display in holiday show at Milltown depot
myCentralJersy.com
The 100-year-old depot will eventually be used as a railroad museum with an
emphasis on the Raritan River Railroad, the last remaining train depot on
the

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20101209/NEWS/12090356/Vintage-toys-trains-to-be-on-display-in-holiday-show-at-Milltown-depot

Holiday Train
Alexandria Echo Press
The Canadian Pacific Rail-way Holiday Train is stop-ping in Alexandria on
Tues-day, December 14 at 1 pm It will arrive at the railroad crossing near
the

http://www.echopress.com/event/calendarEvent/id/61567/date/2010-12-14/

Railroad project worth the wait?
OneNewsNow
Lawmakers are calling California's high-speed railroad project "a train to
nowhere," and one conservative says the train will not even take off after
a huge

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1250020

Other States Provide Most Final Tampa Orlando Rail Money
WCTV
Rail backers in Florida celebrated receiving more of the final money needed
to build a long-sought bullet train along the I-4 corridor between Orlando
and

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Other_States_Provide_Most_Final_Tam-Orl_Rail_Money_111660999.html

Ohio, Wisconsin lose US railroad money
DesMoinesRegister.com
Illinois plans to proceed with train service on its section of the rail
line and has been awarded $148.6 million in federal money. Iowa Gov. ...

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20101210/NEWS/12100346/1001/NEWS/Ohio-Wisconsin-lose-U.S.-railroad-money

Santa train won't stop in Vancouver this year
The Columbian
By The Columbian BNSF Railway won't hold its annual holiday train event in
Vancouver this year, according to railroad spokesman Gus Melonas.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/dec/10/santa-train-wont-stop-in-vancouver-this-year/

Dog survives being hit by train in Riverside
abc7.com
Railroad workers spotted the limping dog on the tracks early in the
morning. The dog had bruises and cuts and had to be stitched up by a vet.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=7836022

Small dog survives being hit by train in Riverside
Los Angeles Times
A small dog struck by a train in Riverside is recovering and may soon be in
need of a new home, Riverside County officials said. Railroad crews
discovered

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/12/small-dog-survives-being-hit-by-train-in-riverside-.html

Rebuilt Railroad Tunnel Becomes Marin Cyclists Dream
KTVU San Francisco
“On one side will be a train operated by SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail
Transit) and on the other a 1.1-mile bicycle and pedestrian facility.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/26089066/detail.html

Santa shows up in style at the Chatham Train Railroad Depot and Museum
The State Journal-Register
Parents also had the chance to enter to win a five-foot stocking filled
with children's toys as a fundraiser for the Chatham Train Railroad Depot
and Museum

http://www.sj-r.com/ourtowns/chatham/x1921993738/Santa-shows-up-in-style-at-the-Chatham-Train-Railroad-Depot-and-Museum

Train engineer reacts fast and avoids striking man on tracks in Stoughton
Boston Globe
On the recording of the emergency call from the train to the railroad
dispatch, Holmes and train conductor John Gibbons can be heard requesting
police

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/12/train_engineer.html

Model train enthusiasts open backyard railroads for tour
East Valley Tribune
There are 13 garden railroads, plus the indoor train display at Cardon
Children's Medical Center in Mesa, on this year's open house tour. ...

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/get_out/article_037bf8ce-049c-11e0-86c4-001cc4c03286.html

Small dog hit by train in Riverside County loses ear
Los Angeles Times
Or the dog may have seen the train coming, ducked below the tracks and
gotten cut up as it lumbered overhead, he said. Vanadestine and some fellow
railroad ...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/12/small-dog-hit-by-train-in-riverside-county-lost-an-ear.html

Train hits garbage truck in Whitehall
WKBT
Witnesses say the railroad crossing signals were activated, and the train
blew it's horn prior to the accident. News 8 contacted Tri-City Sanitation,
...
<http://www.wkbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13652963>

Holiday Train is coming to town Tuesday
DL-Online
14 at Holmes Street railroad Crossing near the Holmes Community Center.
“The Holiday Train's mandate remains strong and that is to help tackle
hunger,

http://www.dl-online.com/event/article/id/57446/

Holiday Model Train Display this weekend in Portland
Middletown Press
See five operating train displays, antique train displays, local area
railroad artifacts, and fire apparatus on display. Be part of the action by
operating

http://middletownpress.com/articles/2010/12/10/news/doc4d029bcd37271512181269.txt

As Acela turns 10, Amtrak envisions high-speed rail expansion
Washington Post
(Nikki Kahn/the Washington Post) By Ann Scott Tyson Promptly at 1 pm, a
sleek Acela Express train glided out of Union Station on a recent weekday
packed

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121006986.html

Occupants flee truck/train wreck
Topeka Capital Journal
Sheriff's Sgt. Danny Lotridge said deputies were called at 5:24 pm to a
railroad right-of-way area about one-half mile west of SW 2nd and Urish
Road.

http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-12-10/occupants_flee_trucktrain_wreck

As Acela turns 10, Amtrak envisions high-speed rail expansion
Washington Post
Eager to expand on the success, Amtrak recently unveiled a long-range
vision for a vastly more ambitious bullet train that would shoot up the
coast at

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121006986.html?hpid=topnews

Truck/train wreck occupants flee
Topeka Capital Journal
... evening for two people who fled from a pickup truck that was hit by a
train after becoming stuck in a railroad right-of-way in western Shawnee
County.

http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-12-10/trucktrain_wreck_occupants_flee

Crew halts train in time to avoid drunk
Boston Herald
By Marie Szaniszlo A quick-thinking commuter rail crew managed to stop a
train from hitting a drunken man who had stumbled onto the tracks late
Thursday in

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20101211crew_halts_train_in_time_to_avoid_drunk_quick-thinking_heroes/srvc=home&position=also

He ho-ho-hopes you're having fun
Press Herald
Santa Claus greets passengers on the Narrow Gauge Railroad train, part of
"The Polar Express Train" experience, in Portland on Friday. The 45-minute
train

http://www.pressherald.com/news/he-ho-ho-hopes-youre-having-fun_2010-12-11.html

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12/9/2010 Railroad News

12/9/2010 4:36:00 AM

12/9/2010 Railroad News

Jets only offered train conductor and free agent safety Keith Fitzhugh place ...
New York Daily News
Fitzhugh decided to keep his job as a railroad conductor rather than sign
with the Jets. As a member of the practice squad, Fitzhugh would have
earned $5200

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2010/12/09/2010-12-09_conductor_is_on_right_track.html?r=sports


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12/9/2010 Today in History

12/9/2010 4:15:00 AM

12/9/2010 Today in History - Railroad news

Texan Army Captures San Antonio

On December 9, 1835, inspired by the spirited leadership of Benjamin Rush Milam, the newly created Texan Army took possession of the city of San Antonio, an important victory for the Republic of Texas in its war for independence from Mexico.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-texan-army-captures-san-antonio

Leaded Gas Reduces "Knock" In Auto Engines

On December 9, 1921, a young engineer at General Motors named Thomas Midgeley Jr. discovered that when he added a compound called tetraethyl lead (TEL) to gasoline, he eliminated the unpleasant noises (known as "knock" or "pinging") that internal-combustion engines made when they ran. Midgeley could scarcely have imagined the consequences of his discovery: For more than five decades, oil companies would saturate the gasoline they sold with lead--a deadly poison.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gm-engineers-discover-that-leaded-gas-reduces-knock-in-auto-engines


Railroad News

Train cars carrying propane derail in St. Albans
BurlingtonFreePress.com
The derailment occurred at about 11:50 pm at the New England Central
Railroad train yard near where the tracks cross Brigham Road.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20101208/NEWS02/101208005/Train-cars-carrying-propane-derail-in-St.-Albans

Bristol Florida's 'Little Railroad Club That Could' Announces the Winter ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The 2010 season marks the first year the train rides will depart from the
New Railroad Depot and Railroad Museum. BRISTOL, Fla., Dec.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bristol-floridas-little-railroad-club-that-could-announces-the-winter-wonderland-express-111590369.html

Parents, kids turn out for Holiday Train
Journal Times
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into its stop at the Sturtevant
Railroad Station Amtrak Depot, 9900 E. Exploration Court on Wednesday,
December 8,

http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_702cbe5a-038d-11e0-bc61-001cc4c03286.html

All aboard: Missouri man has been building model railroad set for decades
Utica Observer Dispatch
Becker Spaun deals with a noisy engine near the head of a train he was
running in the basement of his home Wednesday evening.

http://www.uticaod.com/ghs/features/x1757253041/All-aboard-Missouri-man-has-been-building-model-railroad-set-for-decades

Contra Costa Times editorial: Must put a stop to ridiculous...
Contra Costa Times
The other is the train itself. After spending $3 billion in federal tax
money and perhaps a similar amount of state bond money, California's
high-speed rail

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_16808319?source=most_emailed

Die hard backers mount 11th hour push to save Ohio 3C passenger train plan
Examiner.com
Kasich has promised to kill Strickland's slow 3C train plan, which the
Federal Railroad Administration awarded $400 million out of the $8 billion
in

http://www.examiner.com/government-in-columbus/die-hard-backers-mount-11th-hour-push-to-save-ohio-3c-passenger-train-plan

Big Show for Little Trains
Burke Connection
Frank Hale of Haymarket, a member of the National Capital Trackers, has
four gauges of trains set up for the show, including the miniscule t-gauge
train.

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=346840&paper=61&cat=

'Train Time 16' model train exhibition in Hamilton
North Shore Sunday
Train-fans of all ages experience a rail-adventure featuring 15 model train
layouts ranging in G, O, HO, N, and Z gauges that all operate with the push
of a

http://www.wickedlocal.com/northofboston/entertainment/x1499825302/-Train-Time-16-model-train-exhibition-in-Hamilton

States to Get Railroad Funds
Wall Street Journal
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood rescinded nearly $1.2 billion that
had been allocated to Wisconsin and Ohio for new train lines.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703766704576009662264146004.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Children's Museum opens train exhibit
Utica Observer Dispatch
Children can use a foot pedal to control the movement of the train display.
They also can view photographs of LaPorte and see antique railroad lanterns
and

http://www.uticaod.com/features/x2012970511/Childrens-Museum-opens-train-exhibit

Terrier struck by train in Riverside, survives
Southwest Riverside News Network
The 2-year-old terrier mix was discovered early this morning on railroad
tracks near Chicago and Marlborough avenues. The dog is headed for recovery
and may

http://www.swrnn.com/southwest-riverside/2010-12-09/news/terrier-struck-by-train-in-riverside-survives

Holiday Train stops in Byron
Ogle County News
Once the performance was over, Santa and Mrs. Claus got off the train to
hand out candy canes. A railroad represenative came with a $1000 check for
People

http://www.oglecountynews.com/articles/2010/12/09/69726567/index.xml

Dog Found Injured On Train Tracks
KTLA
RIVERSIDE ( KTLA) -- A dog is recovering at a Riverside animal shelter
after she was found bruised and bleeding in the middle of some railroad
tracks.

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-dog-hit-by-train,0,7758712.story

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12/8/2010 Today in History

12/8/2010 4:06:00 PM

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John Lennon Shot

On December 8, 1980, John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, was shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-lennon-shot

The United States Declares War on Japan

On December 8, 1941, as America's Pacific fleet lay in ruins at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt requests, and receives, a declaration of war against Japan.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-declares-war-on-japan


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12/8/2010 Railroad News

12/8/2010 4:43:00 AM

12/8/2010 Railroad News

City asks UP RR to stop blowing horns
Austin News
... along the tracks say they hear the horns all day, every day. But
ultimately the decision is up to the train conductor and Union Pacific
Railroad officials.

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/city-asks-up-rr-to-stop-blowing-horns

California high-speed rail project slammed by peer review
California Independent Voter Network
3, probably in response to state officials approving a $4.3 billion "train
to nowhere" on Dec. 2 as the initial part of California high-speed rail.

http://caivn.org/article/2010/12/08/california-high-speed-rail-project-slammed-peer-review

Police identify woman who died when her car was struck by train Tuesday
Memphis Commercial Appeal
By Kevin McKenzie A woman who apparently attempted to drive her car on
Tuesday across railroad tracks when the crossing arms were down died after
a train

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/dec/08/police-identify-woman-who-died-when-her-car-was-st/

Vehicle Stops On Tracks; Woman Killed By Oncoming Train
NBC4i.com
By Jason Mays & Donna Willis A 30-year-old woman is killed when her vehicle
stops on railroad tracks and the train hits her car Tuesday night. ...

http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2010/dec/07/6/one-dead-after-train-crashes-car-ar-318792/

Holiday train displays roll on in York County
Yorkdispatch.com
... are part of the Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders' annual
holiday open house at the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad's Red Lion Train
Station,

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ci_16805923?source=most_emailed

Man Dies After Being Hit by Train
WLTX.com
Gary Watts said David Clark Padley was struck by the train at about 5:30 pm
as he and a friend walked across a railroad bridge near Interstate 20 and

http://www.wltx.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=111597&catid=2

Buffett's Request to Move Train Inspections to Mexico Challenged by Unions
Bloomberg
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern
Santa Fe Corp. railroad shouldn't be allowed to have its trains inspected
in

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-08/buffett-s-railroad-should-shun-mexican-inspections-unions-say.html

Tanks derail: Propane worry closes school; work continues
St. Albans Messenger
In April of this year, a train collided with a backhoe on a private
railroad crossing west of US 7, near the St. Albans Town and Georgia
boundary line.

http://samessenger.com/node/876

Holiday train displays roll on in York County
Yorkdispatch.com
--The Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders' eighth annual free holiday
open house at the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad's Red Lion Train
Station,

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ci_16805923

The Train Conductor Who Turned Down a Spot on the Jets Roster
New York Magazine
... very well lose in a matter of weeks — would mean giving up a stable
job, with health benefits, as a train conductor with the Norfolk Southern
railroad.

http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2010/12/the_train_conductor_who_turned.html

16-year-old hit by train, but expected to recover
TriValley Central
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said the Union Pacific Railroad freight
train was traveling about 50 mph when its front cattle guard struck the
teen.

http://www.trivalleycentral.com/articles/2010/12/08/casa_grande_dispatch/news/doc4cffa659d885b689534860.txt

Train passenger group says future of improvements could be bleak if 
state ...
Superior Telegram
The president of the Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers says if
state officials turn down money to build high speed rail, it could be
decades

http://www.superiortelegram.com/event/article/id/48370/group/homepage/

Harford's link to thriller 'Unstoppable'
Explore Harford County
Ahead of the train, just north of the town of Bowling Green, railroad
workers lay steel wedges on the track to try and derail the locomotive.

http://www.exploreharford.com/events-entertainment/7146/harfords-link-thriller-unstoppable/

Car stuck on train tracks leads to two DUI arrests in Fargo
In-Forum
FARGO – Police say a car drove on the railroad bridge over 10th Street
North at Fourth Avenue and became stuck, leading to the arrest of two Fargo
men for

http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/301065/group/News/

Train on CSX tracks strikes car, kills driver
Columbus Dispatch
By Gina Potthoff A woman was killed last night when her car was struck by a
train on railroad tracks in Clintonville. Columbus police were still

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/12/08/train-on-csx-tracks-strikes-car-kills-driver.html?sid=101

Police investigate shotgun found in dumpster
Jackson Sun
The Bridge Academy Student/Family Information Day has been moved to the
Jones Room at the Casey Jones Old Country Store and Restaurant located at
56 Casey

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20101208/NEWS01/101207038

Hold that train, conductor, NFL can wait
TheNewsTribune.com
Free-agent safety Keith Fitzhugh turned down an offer to join the New York
Jets to remain a conductor with Norfolk Southern Railroad and stay on track

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/12/08/1456300/hold-that-train-conductor-nfl.html

Train will collect donations in Dover and Rockaway
NorthJersey.com (press release)
Four railroads are loaning engines, rolling stock and use of their tracks
to Operation Toy Train. They are the Morristown and Erie Railway, New York,

http://www.northjersey.com/community/announcements/111506214_Train_will_collect_donations_in_Dover_and_Rockaway_.html

Want a train for Christmas?
Tbo.com
One gardener I interviewed many years ago for this column had his railroad
with a tunnel in which he could keep the train dry in rainy weather.

http://brandonnews2.tbo.com/content/2010/dec/08/BRNEWSO17-want-a-train-for-christmas/

Train kills man lying on tracks
Florida Today
BY JD GALLOP • FLORIDA TODAY • December 8, 2010 Police say a man lying
across railroad tracks was struck and killed Tuesday by a northbound train
in

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20101208/NEWS01/12080342/1006/Train+kills+man+lying+on+tracks

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12/7/2010 Railroad News

Duluth City Council maintains its commitment to high-speed train
Duluth News Tribune
An effort to remove $40000 in Duluth city funding for the Northern Lights
Express high-speed railroad project failed by a 6-3 vote Monday.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/185670/

OKC Train Show draws crowds
NewsOK.com
“We want to keep this going,” he said. “The kids just loved it.”
Birch said donors hope the free train sets will spark a lifetime interest
in model railroads.

http://newsok.com/thousands-climb-aboard-to-see-trains/article/3521306

Passenger rail backers critical of negative state report
Duluth News Tribune
The board of the proposed Northern Lights Express passenger train line is
reacting this week to a state consultant's report that paints the railroad
as a

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/185663/

Coroner: girl who was struck by train was wearing headphones
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
... a CSX railroad crossing around 10 am near Route 981 and Skyline Drive
in South Huntingdon. A CSX spokeswoman said the train was going from
Baltimore to

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10341/1108796-56.stm

Commuter train strikes car in Braintree
Boston Globe
The Plymouth branch Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad train originated at
South Station and was headed south when it struck the car, Rivera said. ...

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/12/commuter_rail_t_1.html

Ontario youth, 16, struck by train on way to school
Buffalo News
PORT COLBORNE, Ont.—A 16- year-old youth was struck by a train Monday
while crossing two sets of railroad tracks on his way to school, according
to Niagara

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/police-courts/police-blotter/article276744.ece

UP to boost train speed on Wisconsin line
Progressive Rail Roading
Union Pacific Railroad plans to increase train speed from 25 mph to 50 mph
on a 112-mile line between Milwaukee and Adams, Wis. The Class I will boost
speed

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/UP-to-boost-train-speed-on-Wisconsin-line--25199

UP's PRB coal train loadings climbed in November
Progressive Rail Roading
Last month, Union Pacific Railroad loaded 968 coal train in the Southern
Powder River Basin (SPRB) compared with 939 in November 2009.

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/UP%E2%80%99s-PRB-coal-train-loadings-climbed-in-November--25200

Safety Should Be Job 1 for High Speed Rail
California Progress Report
... 2015 is the same year that Positive Train Control (PTC) incorporating
collision-avoidance capabilities, must be implemented by the nation's
railroads

http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/?q=node/8447

Authorities investigating rail car door opening on coal train
Princeton Daily Clarion
At approximately 4 am, according to a report filed with the Mt. Carmel
Police Department, a coal train door came loose on one rail car, and coal
spilled out

http://www.tristate-media.com/drr/news/local_news/article_dde05472-0223-11e0-afc0-001cc4c002e0.html

Train derailment stalls traffic on Hwy 377 in Cresson
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The truck was traveling west through the crossing in Cresson at around 3 am
when a Fort Worth and Western Railroad train backing north struck the left
rear

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/12/07/2685558/train-derailment-stalls-traffic.html

Pinal County teenager hit by train
KTAR.com
by AP (December 7th, 2010 @ 9:42am) The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says
the 16-year-old boy was walking along the side of the railroad tracks in
the San

http://ktar.com/category/local-news-articles/20101207/Pinal-County-teenager-hit-by-train/

They've been working on the model railroad
Newsday
The club moved two years ago into the building near real railroad tracks in
Hicksville. Since then, its 67 members have been working on the new train
layout

http://long-island.newsday.com/recreation/they-ve-been-working-on-the-model-railroad-1.2521615

Little River Railroad offers train rides with Santa Claus
Coldwater Daily Reporter
110 for the Little River Railroad's annual “Holiday Express” train
rides. By Anonymous The Little River Railroad in Coldwater will have its
annual “Holiday

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/business/x561368839/Little-River-Railroad-offers-train-rides-with-Santa-Claus

Upgrades will allow Union Pacific to increase train speeds
Wisconsin State Journal
Recent track improvements will allow the Union Pacific Railroad to increase
its train speeds on the company's 112-mile line between Milwaukee and
Adams.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/article_fd1f53ac-0231-11e0-b3c0-001cc4c002e0.html

Teenager able to walk after hit by train near Florence
Tucson Citizen
The 16-year-old was walking along the side of the railroad tracks in and
apparently did not hear or see the southbound train, authorities said.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/national-news/2010/12/07/teenager-able-to-walk-after-hit-by-train-near-florence/

Leland Stanford's Train Bridged The Nation
Investor's Business Daily
Wikipedia View Enlarged Image Everyone agreed the young nation needed a
railroad linking its east and vast western edge. Stanford (1824-93), a
wealthy

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/556023/201012071807/His-Train-Bridged-The-Nation.htm

Safety turns down Jets to remain a train conductor
ProFootballTalk
Fitzhugh, 24, has worked as a conductor for Norfolk Southern railroad since
getting released by the Jets on September 4. He enjoys the job and more

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/07/safety-turns-down-jets-to-remain-a-train-conductor/

Woman injured after train hits car
The Wenatchee World Online
By Christine Pratt A Ford Explorer sits in a ditch just northwest of a
railroad crossing on Old Monitor Road after a train heading west hit it
Monday

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/dec/07/woman-injured-after-train-hits-car/

CSR, Chinese Train Suppliers Surge on $602 Billion Rail Investment Report
Bloomberg
Jinxi Axle Co., a manufacturer of railroad axles, surged by the 10 percent
daily limit to 13.70 yuan as of 9:43 am in Shanghai trading.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-08/csr-chinese-train-suppliers-surge-on-602-billion-rail-investment-report.html

Woman dies after SUV collides with train in Braintree
Braintree Forum
... Henick went around the barriers at the Grove Street railroad crossing,
turned right onto the train tracks, and was struck from behind, ...

http://www.wickedlocal.com/braintree/features/x2061439854/Woman-dies-after-SUV-collides-with-train-in-Braintree


Duluth City Council maintains its commitment to high-speed train
Duluth News Tribune
An effort to remove $40000 in Duluth city funding for the Northern Lights
Express high-speed railroad project failed by a 6-3 vote Monday. ...

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/185670/

OKC Train Show draws crowds
NewsOK.com
“We want to keep this going,” he said. “The kids just loved it.”
Birch said donors hope the free train sets will spark a lifetime interest
in model railroads.

http://newsok.com/thousands-climb-aboard-to-see-trains/article/3521306

Passenger rail backers critical of negative state report
Duluth News Tribune
The board of the proposed Northern Lights Express passenger train line is
reacting this week to a state consultant's report that paints the railroad
as a

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/185663/

Coroner: girl who was struck by train was wearing headphones
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
... a CSX railroad crossing around 10 am near Route 981 and Skyline Drive
in South Huntingdon. A CSX spokeswoman said the train was going from
Baltimore to

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10341/1108796-56.stm

Commuter train strikes car in Braintree
Boston Globe
The Plymouth branch Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad train originated at
South Station and was headed south when it struck the car, Rivera said.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/12/commuter_rail_t_1.html

Ontario youth, 16, struck by train on way to school
Buffalo News
PORT COLBORNE, Ont.—A 16- year-old youth was struck by a train Monday
while crossing two sets of railroad tracks on his way to school, according
to Niagara

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/police-courts/police-blotter/article276744.ece

UP to boost train speed on Wisconsin line
Progressive Rail Roading
Union Pacific Railroad plans to increase train speed from 25 mph to 50 mph
on a 112-mile line between Milwaukee and Adams, Wis. The Class I will boost
speed

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/UP-to-boost-train-speed-on-Wisconsin-line--25199

UP's PRB coal train loadings climbed in November
Progressive Rail Roading
Last month, Union Pacific Railroad loaded 968 coal train in the Southern
Powder River Basin (SPRB) compared with 939 in November 2009.

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/UP%E2%80%99s-PRB-coal-train-loadings-climbed-in-November--25200

Safety Should Be Job 1 for High Speed Rail
California Progress Report
... 2015 is the same year that Positive Train Control (PTC) incorporating
collision-avoidance capabilities, must be implemented by the nation's
railroads

http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/?q=node/8447

Authorities investigating rail car door opening on coal train
Princeton Daily Clarion
At approximately 4 am, according to a report filed with the Mt. Carmel
Police Department, a coal train door came loose on one rail car, and coal
spilled out

http://www.tristate-media.com/drr/news/local_news/article_dde05472-0223-11e0-afc0-001cc4c002e0.html

Train derailment stalls traffic on Hwy 377 in Cresson
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The truck was traveling west through the crossing in Cresson at around 3 am
when a Fort Worth and Western Railroad train backing north struck the left
rear

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/12/07/2685558/train-derailment-stalls-traffic.html

Pinal County teenager hit by train
KTAR.com
by AP (December 7th, 2010 @ 9:42am) The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says
the 16-year-old boy was walking along the side of the railroad tracks in
the San

http://ktar.com/category/local-news-articles/20101207/Pinal-County-teenager-hit-by-train/

They've been working on the model railroad
Newsday
The club moved two years ago into the building near real railroad tracks in
Hicksville. Since then, its 67 members have been working on the new train
layout

http://long-island.newsday.com/recreation/they-ve-been-working-on-the-model-railroad-1.2521615

Little River Railroad offers train rides with Santa Claus
Coldwater Daily Reporter
110 for the Little River Railroad's annual “Holiday Express” train
rides. By Anonymous The Little River Railroad in Coldwater will have its
annual “Holiday

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/business/x561368839/Little-River-Railroad-offers-train-rides-with-Santa-Claus

Upgrades will allow Union Pacific to increase train speeds
Wisconsin State Journal
Recent track improvements will allow the Union Pacific Railroad to increase
its train speeds on the company's 112-mile line between Milwaukee and
Adams.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/article_fd1f53ac-0231-11e0-b3c0-001cc4c002e0.html

Teenager able to walk after hit by train near Florence
Tucson Citizen
The 16-year-old was walking along the side of the railroad tracks in and
apparently did not hear or see the southbound train, authorities said.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/national-news/2010/12/07/teenager-able-to-walk-after-hit-by-train-near-florence/

Leland Stanford's Train Bridged The Nation
Investor's Business Daily
Wikipedia View Enlarged Image Everyone agreed the young nation needed a
railroad linking its east and vast western edge. Stanford (1824-93), a
wealthy

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/556023/201012071807/His-Train-Bridged-The-Nation.htm

Safety turns down Jets to remain a train conductor
ProFootballTalk
Fitzhugh, 24, has worked as a conductor for Norfolk Southern railroad since
getting released by the Jets on September 4. He enjoys the job and more

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/07/safety-turns-down-jets-to-remain-a-train-conductor/

Woman injured after train hits car
The Wenatchee World Online
By Christine Pratt A Ford Explorer sits in a ditch just northwest of a
railroad crossing on Old Monitor Road after a train heading west hit it
Monday

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/dec/07/woman-injured-after-train-hits-car/

CSR, Chinese Train Suppliers Surge on $602 Billion Rail Investment Report
Bloomberg
Jinxi Axle Co., a manufacturer of railroad axles, surged by the 10 percent
daily limit to 13.70 yuan as of 9:43 am in Shanghai trading.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-08/csr-chinese-train-suppliers-surge-on-602-billion-rail-investment-report.html

Woman dies after SUV collides with train in Braintree
Braintree Forum
... Henick went around the barriers at the Grove Street railroad crossing,
turned right onto the train tracks, and was struck from behind,

http://www.wickedlocal.com/braintree/features/x2061439854/Woman-dies-after-SUV-collides-with-train-in-Braintree

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12/6/2010 Railroad News

Northwood man survives train run-in
Grand Forks Herald
Tim Tveit feels fortunate to walk away from a run-in with a train. Tveit,
38, was crossing the railroad tracks in downtown Northwood, ND, in his
mid-90s

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/185940/group/homepage/

OKC Train Show draws crowds
NewsOK.com
The show was organized by the Oklahoma Railway Museum and three local model
train clubs: South Canadian Model Railroad Club, Oklahoma N Rail and
CONRAIL.

http://newsok.com/article/3521221

Delays Get Ugly On NJ Transit
Wall Street Journal
The incident comes days after overhead wires fell near the same location,
snarling train service for the afternoon rush on Wednesday. NJ Transit's
rail

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704156304576003762499085034.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Why Borden to Corcoran? High speed rail line decision explained
89.3 KPCC (blog)
Other railroads had to be able to use the tracks — so the project had to
be located near existing train services. Here's how LA Times explains it:
To

http://www.scpr.org/blogs/environment/2010/12/06/why-borden-corcoran-high-speed-rail-line-decision-/

Naughty's not nice on the Coopersville & Marne Railway' Santa Train
MLive.com (blog)
View full sizeCoopersville & Marne RailwaySanta makes his way through the
car of the Santa Train, which departs from the Coopersville & Marne Railway
on

http://blog.mlive.com/extra_iddings/2010/12/naughts_not_nice.html

Letter on train liability OK'd
Ventura County Star
Myles recently sent a letter to Moorpark city officials on behalf of the
group Justice and Railroad Safety requesting City Council support for HR
6150,

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/dec/06/letter-on-train-liability-okd/

Chinese Train Breaks Conventional Speed Record, Paves Way for Faster Rail Service
Associated Content
A high-speed rail system in China has topped a record for conventional
train travel. Time magazine reports a new high speed train is being tested
for the

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6090470/chinese_train_breaks_conventional_speed.html

Is High-Speed Rail Becoming More Viable In The Intermountain West?
New West
To make high-speed rail work, say proponents, it can't share tracks with
lumbering freight trains or dawdling Amtrak trains. The new train will need
their

http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/is_high_speed_rail_becoming_more_viable_intermountain_west/C35/L35/

Area rail commuters part of 'quiet car' test
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
In January, the MBTA will begin a three-month "quiet car'' test on the
Franklin commuter rail line, which includes the train stations in Norfolk
and

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2010/12/06/news_update/8508471.txt

Truck and train collide in Garza County
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM
DPS troopers report the truck was crossing the railroad tracks near US 84
and FM 1269 when an oncoming train collided with the vehicle.

http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/mostpopular/story/train-versus-truck-garza-county-bnsf/y8GIiTp20UGyWkBTXKkw-A.cspx

A LIFE LOST IN THE FOG
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Two judges rule BNSF mishandled evidence in fatal two-train crash. Railroad
says it won the case after judge dropped $10 million in sanctions.

http://www.startribune.com/investigators/111265174.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUycaEacyU

Disabled train delaying NJ Transit || CLICK HERE for details
7Online.com
The railroad says it has fixed most switch problems in Summit that caused
trouble. There were delays of up to 30 minutes in both directions on the
Morris

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=resources/traffic&id=7826972

Girl struck by train will go home soon
Columbus Dispatch
... a railroad track toward Olentangy Orange High School after missing her
bus Friday when she was clipped by a northbound Norfolk Southern freight
train

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/12/06/girl-struck-by-train-will-go-home-soon.html?sid=101

Museum given train car
WatertownDailyTimes.com
Mr. Hebda said the rail company appreciates the depot's efforts in helping
to preserve the history of the railroad and said he has developed a
relationship

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20101206/NEWS05/312069956

Train and semi collide in Garza Co.
KCBD-TV
... just as the sun was rising Sunday morning the 18-wheeler drove over the
railroad at the intersection of US 84 and FM 1269 and collided with the
train.

http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=13621406

David Leeson, Special to the Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The railroad blamed his father for the accident. Two judges rule BNSF
mishandled evidence in fatal two-train crash. Railroad says it won the case
after

http://www.startribune.com/investigators/111265174.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUoaK7D_V_eDc87DUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUoD3aPc:_27EQU

Putting the mute in commute
Boston Globe
In January, the T will begin a three-month “quiet car'' test on the
Fitchburg and Franklin commuter rail lines, designating one car on each
train as a

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/12/06/t_rail_lines_to_test_quiet_cars_as_refuge_from_noisy_world/

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12/5/2010 5:51:00 AM

12/5/2010 Railroad News

Kevin Riordan: For Christmas, the joy of a full-scale train
Philadelphia Inquirer
I'm happy to take a deep-blue seat on one of the two 60-year-old former
Pennsylvania Railroad cars. The third and last in the train is a club car
originally

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/nj/20101205_Kevin_Riordan__For_Christmas__they_share_the_joy_of_a_full-scale_train.html

Is new rail tunnel in state's distant future?
Asbury Park Press
Will it be a subway or an Amtrak train that crosses under the Hudson River
in a brand new tunnel? Or will it be neither? Experts interviewed are not
giving

http://www.app.com/article/20101205/NEWS03/101204067/Is-new-rail-tunnel-in-state-s-distant-future-

Train display highlights model railroading, coal region heritage
Republican & Herald
David Cruikshank, Reading, provided some background on one model train he
was operating by remote control. "The last steam train that the Reading
Railroad

http://republicanherald.com/news/train-display-highlights-model-railroading-coal-region-heritage-1.1071930

SPENDING BIG ON SAFETY
Minneapolis Star Tribune
BNSF's accident rate has dropped 28 percent, from 3.6 train accidents per
million rail miles in 2000 to 2.6 accidents per million rail miles in 2009,

http://www.startribune.com/investigators/111318334.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciatkEP7DhUsl

Hundreds roll out for annual model train show
Belleville Intelligencer
Last week, Preston and Visockis were waiting for two VIA Rail caravans to
arrive and leave the Belleville train station. Standing on the North Front
Street

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2876706

Shanghai-Beijing train breaks world speed record
CNNGo.com
Regardless of where the technology comes from, the new high-speed rail line
will cut train travel between Beijing and Shanghai from 10 hours to four,

http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/life/shanghai-beijing-trains-breaks-world-speed-record-796974

Duo of Dems asks Kasich, Walker to sidetrack passenger rail derailment plans
Examiner.com
Spanish train manufacturer Talgo announced that if Walker rejects the rail
funds it would move out of Wisconsin, taking hundreds of high-paying jobs
to

http://www.examiner.com/government-in-columbus/duo-of-dems-asks-kasich-walker-to-sidetrack-passenger-rail-derailment-plans

Railroad firm wants to buy unused line out of North Creek
Glens Falls Post-Star
Jo Ann Smith, a North Creek business owner and longtime railroad supporter,
was excited by the prospect of train traffic resuming into Essex and
Hamilton

http://poststar.com/news/local/article_09cd4a98-00d2-11e0-9752-001cc4c002e0.html

Truck and train collide in Garza County
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM
That's when the truck was struck by an oncoming train. Joe Faust, a
spokesperson for BNSF railroad said the lead locomotive leaked some diesel
fuel,

http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/train-versus-truck-garza-county-bnsf/y8GIiTp20UGyWkBTXKkw-A.cspx

Metropolitan Diary
New York Times
I took the Long Island Rail Road home, and when I changed at Jamaica, I
realized that I had left the shopping bag with the menorah on the train to
Brooklyn.

http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=abbd540179059a117ced6b65f0d96526

Truck and train collide in Garza County
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM
That's when the truck was struck by an oncoming train. Joe Faust, a
spokesperson for BNSF railroad said the lead locomotive leaked some diesel
fuel,

http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/train-versus-truck-garza-county-bnsf/y8GIiTp20UGyWkBTXKkw-A.cspx

Metropolitan Diary
New York Times
I took the Long Island Rail Road home, and when I changed at Jamaica, I
realized that I had left the shopping bag with the menorah on the train to
Brooklyn.

http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=abbd540179059a117ced6b65f0d96526

Shanghai-Beijing train breaks world speed record
CNNGo.com
Regardless of where the technology comes from, the new high-speed rail line
will cut train travel between Beijing and Shanghai from 10 hours to four,

http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/life/shanghai-beijing-trains-breaks-world-speed-record-796974

Duo of Dems asks Kasich, Walker to sidetrack passenger rail derailment plans
Examiner.com
Spanish train manufacturer Talgo announced that if Walker rejects the rail
funds it would move out of Wisconsin, taking hundreds of high-paying jobs
to

http://www.examiner.com/government-in-columbus/duo-of-dems-asks-kasich-walker-to-sidetrack-passenger-rail-derailment-plans

Railroad firm wants to buy unused line out of North Creek
Glens Falls Post-Star
Jo Ann Smith, a North Creek business owner and longtime railroad supporter,
was excited by the prospect of train traffic resuming into Essex and
Hamilton

http://poststar.com/news/local/article_09cd4a98-00d2-11e0-9752-001cc4c002e0.html

Hundreds roll out for annual model train show
Belleville Intelligencer
Last week, Preston and Visockis were waiting for two VIA Rail caravans to
arrive and leave the Belleville train station. Standing on the North Front
Street

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2876706

SPENDING BIG ON SAFETY
Minneapolis Star Tribune
BNSF's accident rate has dropped 28 percent, from 3.6 train accidents per
million rail miles in 2000 to 2.6 accidents per million rail miles in 2009,

http://www.startribune.com/investigators/111318334.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciatkEP7DhUsl

Is new rail tunnel in state's distant future?
Asbury Park Press
Will it be a subway or an Amtrak train that crosses under the Hudson River
in a brand new tunnel? Or will it be neither? Experts interviewed are not
giving

http://www.app.com/article/20101205/NEWS03/101204067/Is-new-rail-tunnel-in-state-s-distant-future-

Train display highlights model railroading, coal region heritage
Republican & Herald
David Cruikshank, Reading, provided some background on one model train he
was operating by remote control. "The last steam train that the Reading
Railroad

http://republicanherald.com/news/train-display-highlights-model-railroading-coal-region-heritage-1.1071930

Kevin Riordan: For Christmas, the joy of a full-scale train
Philadelphia Inquirer
I'm happy to take a deep-blue seat on one of the two 60-year-old former
Pennsylvania Railroad cars. The third and last in the train is a club car
originally

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/nj/20101205_Kevin_Riordan__For_Christmas__they_share_the_joy_of_a_full-scale_train.html

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12/4/2010 Railroad News

Ohio teen survives being hit by freight train
Dayton Daily News
AP 10:25 AM Saturday, December 4, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities say a
16-year-old girl survived being hit by a freight train in central Ohio. ...

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-news/ohio-teen-survives-being-hit-by-freight-train-1020657.html

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad's Christmas Tree Train gives Clark County a choo ...
OregonLive.com
And "just riding the train" isn't all the railroad has on tap for
passengers. A stop at the Moulton Falls Station includes a chance to visit
with Santa,

http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2010/12/chelatchie_prairie_railroads_christmas_tree_train_gives_clark_county_a_choo-choo_christmas.html

Teen killed running across N. Ind. rail crossing
Chicago Tribune
AP Police in northern Indiana say a 15-year-old boy trying to run across
railroad tracks to beat a train was struck and killed. Goshen police say
the boy

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-goshen-traindeath,0,2297444.story

Holiday train to arrive in Lyons on Sunday
Clinton Herald
... start coming as early as 3 pm She said the train will open to the east
side and people need to get across the railroad tracks before the train
arrives.

http://clintonherald.com/lifestyles/x1894463860/Holiday-train-to-arrive-in-Lyons-on-Sunday

Vintage train could chug through Sumner
Trading Markets (press release)
Sumner Communications Director Carmen Palmer is encouraging residents to
vote for Sumner in Union Pacific Railroad's Great Excursion Adventure You
Route the

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/unp_vintage-train-could-chug-through-sumner-1346414.html

Woodburn Man Hit By Train While Crossing Tracks
KPTV Portland
Woodburn police say a man was hospitalized last night after being struck by
a freight train. Luis Median, 26, was trying to cross the railroad tracks
at

http://www.kptv.com/news/26008159/detail.html

Holiday Train arrives Thursday
Wisconsin Dells Events
The railroad company also sponsors the decoratively lit train that is
scheduled to arrive at 2:45 pm and the musicians who perform a 30-minute
show on a box

http://www.wiscnews.com/wisconsindellsevents/news/local/article_c168c8c6-ff29-11df-ba0e-001cc4c002e0.html

Coal Train Railroad Releases Digital EP 'Live In Monophonorama!'
Top40-Charts.com
New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Coal Train Railroad Official Website) - In
response to the enthusiasm surrounding Coal Train Railroad's 2010 Summer
Podcast

http://top40-charts.com/news/Jazz/Coal-Train-Railroad-Releases-Digital-EP-Live-In-Monophonorama!/61565.html

Teen killed running across RR crossing
Journal and Courier
AP • December 3, 2010 GOSHEN - Police in northern Indiana say a
15-year-old boy trying to run across railroad tracks to beat a train was
struck and killed.

http://www.jconline.com/article/20101203/NEWS09/101203006/Teen-killed-running-across-RR-crossing

High Speed Rail Authority approves what critics call 'train to nowhere'
Los Angeles Times
Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced), have dubbed it a "train to nowhere." But board
members said the choice makes the best use of available money, meets
federal

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-route-20101203,0,2569735.story

High Speed Rail Authority approves what critics call 'train to nowhere'
Los Angeles Times
Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced), have dubbed it a "train to nowhere." But board
members said the choice makes the best use of available money, meets
federal

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-route-20101203,0,2569735.story

High Speed Rail Authority approves what critics call 'train to nowhere'
Los Angeles Times
Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced), have dubbed it a "train to nowhere." But board
members said the choice makes the best use of available money, meets
federal

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-route-20101203,0,2569735.story

China's bullet train runs at 486 km per hour
People's Daily Online
Media reports say that once the high-speed railroad comes into use, the
original 10-hour journey will be decreased to less than 4 fours.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7220187.html

The train is a-coming!
Slidell Sentry News
The railroad crew carefully places a piece of the Slidell Christmas Train
and Village display. The train and village will be on display from Dec. 6
to Jan.

http://www.slidellsentry.com/articles/2010/12/03/news/doc4cf8341b22213214626125.txt

Plan B: High-speed track could be used by conventional trains
Bakersfield Californian
California inter-city rail passengers in particular would have to benefit.
Aside from helping train passengers, greater use of rail transportation at
any

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x716461218/Plan-B-High-speed-track-could-be-used-by-conventional-trains

Train Expo at Hanover Center
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
As train usage is utilized more for moving product versus travelling, the
rail system is both practical, romantic and nostalgic.

http://wae.blogs.starnewsonline.com/13829/train-expo-at-hanover-center/

Gaithersburg museum hopes for new model train to depict rail history
Washington Post
The train is owned by the Rockville Model Railroad Society, a model
railroading club, which must take it back after receiving 90 days' notice
from the

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120500179.html

'Pearl Harbor Day' train ride gives a taste of 1941
Los Angeles Times
For passengers on the Pearl Harbor Day Troop Train ride — an annual event
organized by a pair of railroad enthusiasts for the last eight years — it
was a

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pearl-harbor-train-20101205,0,156446.story

Model railroad display excites enthusiasts in Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
His father is a serious train collector with more than 150 trains. More
than 365000 people a year visit the Miniature Railroad and Village, which
features

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_712315.html

12/4/2010 Railroad News

Ohio teen survives being hit by freight train
Dayton Daily News
AP 10:25 AM Saturday, December 4, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities say a
16-year-old girl survived being hit by a freight train in central Ohio. ...

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-news/ohio-teen-survives-being-hit-by-freight-train-1020657.html

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad's Christmas Tree Train gives Clark County a choo ...
OregonLive.com
And "just riding the train" isn't all the railroad has on tap for
passengers. A stop at the Moulton Falls Station includes a chance to visit
with Santa,

http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2010/12/chelatchie_prairie_railroads_christmas_tree_train_gives_clark_county_a_choo-choo_christmas.html

Teen killed running across N. Ind. rail crossing
Chicago Tribune
AP Police in northern Indiana say a 15-year-old boy trying to run across
railroad tracks to beat a train was struck and killed. Goshen police say
the boy

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-goshen-traindeath,0,2297444.story

Holiday train to arrive in Lyons on Sunday
Clinton Herald
... start coming as early as 3 pm She said the train will open to the east
side and people need to get across the railroad tracks before the train
arrives.

http://clintonherald.com/lifestyles/x1894463860/Holiday-train-to-arrive-in-Lyons-on-Sunday

Vintage train could chug through Sumner
Trading Markets (press release)
Sumner Communications Director Carmen Palmer is encouraging residents to
vote for Sumner in Union Pacific Railroad's Great Excursion Adventure You
Route the

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/unp_vintage-train-could-chug-through-sumner-1346414.html

Woodburn Man Hit By Train While Crossing Tracks
KPTV Portland
Woodburn police say a man was hospitalized last night after being struck by
a freight train. Luis Median, 26, was trying to cross the railroad tracks
at

http://www.kptv.com/news/26008159/detail.html

Holiday Train arrives Thursday
Wisconsin Dells Events
The railroad company also sponsors the decoratively lit train that is
scheduled to arrive at 2:45 pm and the musicians who perform a 30-minute
show on a box

http://www.wiscnews.com/wisconsindellsevents/news/local/article_c168c8c6-ff29-11df-ba0e-001cc4c002e0.html

Coal Train Railroad Releases Digital EP 'Live In Monophonorama!'
Top40-Charts.com
New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Coal Train Railroad Official Website) - In
response to the enthusiasm surrounding Coal Train Railroad's 2010 Summer
Podcast

http://top40-charts.com/news/Jazz/Coal-Train-Railroad-Releases-Digital-EP-Live-In-Monophonorama!/61565.html

Teen killed running across RR crossing
Journal and Courier
AP • December 3, 2010 GOSHEN - Police in northern Indiana say a
15-year-old boy trying to run across railroad tracks to beat a train was
struck and killed.

http://www.jconline.com/article/20101203/NEWS09/101203006/Teen-killed-running-across-RR-crossing

High Speed Rail Authority approves what critics call 'train to nowhere'
Los Angeles Times
Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced), have dubbed it a "train to nowhere." But board
members said the choice makes the best use of available money, meets
federal

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-route-20101203,0,2569735.story

High Speed Rail Authority approves what critics call 'train to nowhere'
Los Angeles Times
Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced), have dubbed it a "train to nowhere." But board
members said the choice makes the best use of available money, meets
federal

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-route-20101203,0,2569735.story

High Speed Rail Authority approves what critics call 'train to nowhere'
Los Angeles Times
Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced), have dubbed it a "train to nowhere." But board
members said the choice makes the best use of available money, meets
federal

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-route-20101203,0,2569735.story

China's bullet train runs at 486 km per hour
People's Daily Online
Media reports say that once the high-speed railroad comes into use, the
original 10-hour journey will be decreased to less than 4 fours.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7220187.html

The train is a-coming!
Slidell Sentry News
The railroad crew carefully places a piece of the Slidell Christmas Train
and Village display. The train and village will be on display from Dec. 6
to Jan.

http://www.slidellsentry.com/articles/2010/12/03/news/doc4cf8341b22213214626125.txt

Plan B: High-speed track could be used by conventional trains
Bakersfield Californian
California inter-city rail passengers in particular would have to benefit.
Aside from helping train passengers, greater use of rail transportation at
any

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x716461218/Plan-B-High-speed-track-could-be-used-by-conventional-trains

Train Expo at Hanover Center
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
As train usage is utilized more for moving product versus travelling, the
rail system is both practical, romantic and nostalgic.

http://wae.blogs.starnewsonline.com/13829/train-expo-at-hanover-center/

Gaithersburg museum hopes for new model train to depict rail history
Washington Post
The train is owned by the Rockville Model Railroad Society, a model
railroading club, which must take it back after receiving 90 days' notice
from the

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120500179.html

'Pearl Harbor Day' train ride gives a taste of 1941
Los Angeles Times
For passengers on the Pearl Harbor Day Troop Train ride — an annual event
organized by a pair of railroad enthusiasts for the last eight years — it
was a

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pearl-harbor-train-20101205,0,156446.story

Model railroad display excites enthusiasts in Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
His father is a serious train collector with more than 150 trains. More
than 365000 people a year visit the Miniature Railroad and Village, which
features

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_712315.html

Gaithersburg museum hopes for new model train to depict rail history
Washington Post
The train is owned by the Rockville Model Railroad Society, a model
railroading club, which must take it back after receiving 90 days' notice
from the

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120500179.html

'Pearl Harbor Day' train ride gives a taste of 1941
Los Angeles Times
For passengers on the Pearl Harbor Day Troop Train ride — an annual event
organized by a pair of railroad enthusiasts for the last eight years — it
was a

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pearl-harbor-train-20101205,0,156446.story

Model railroad display excites enthusiasts in Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
His father is a serious train collector with more than 150 trains. More
than 365000 people a year visit the Miniature Railroad and Village, which
features

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_712315.html

Plan B: High-speed track could be used by conventional trains
Bakersfield Californian
California inter-city rail passengers in particular would have to benefit.
Aside from helping train passengers, greater use of rail transportation at
any

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x716461218/Plan-B-High-speed-track-could-be-used-by-conventional-trains

Train Expo at Hanover Center
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
As train usage is utilized more for moving product versus travelling, the
rail system is both practical, romantic and nostalgic

http://wae.blogs.starnewsonline.com/13829/train-expo-at-hanover-center/

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12/4/2010 Railroad News

Springfieldians urged to honor railroad history, vote in online contest
News-Leader.com
The littlest railroad in town could help Springfield win a visit from one
of the largest steam locomotives ever built. That is, if train buffs get
behind an ...

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20101204/NEWS01/12040336/Springfieldians-urged-to-honor-railroad-history--vote-in-online-contest

Editorial: 'Train to nowhere' is leaving depot — ready or not
Record-Searchlight
The California High-Speed Rail Authority's board, bucking widespread
criticism that it was building a “train to nowhere,” voted unanimously
Thursday to

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/dec/04/train-to-nowhere-is-leaving-depot-8212-ready-or/

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12/2/2010 7:23:00 AM

12/2/2010 Railroad News

Olmsted Falls residents say railroad construction causing concerns
Sun Star Courier
However, if a freight train happens to cross or stops in front of the old
Columbia Road rail crossing, vehicular, emergency and fire access is
completely

http://www.cleveland.com/sunpostherald/index.ssf/2010/12/post_12.html

Voinovich Asks Congress to Help Ohio Redirect Train Funds
ForConstructionPros.com
John Kasich (R) has repeatedly said that he would not use the money for a
proposed passenger railroad between Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati and
that he

http://www.forconstructionpros.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=25&id=18671

Body found along tracks in Lamar Co.
WXVT
... of a man found along some railroad tracks north of Purvis. Sheriff
Danny Rigel says the man's body was found Wednesday by a Norfolk Southern
train crew.

http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13602357

Model train show at fairgrounds
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
MARION -- The 25th Model Train and Railroad Artifacts Show and Sales will
be 11 am to 4 pm Saturday at the Coliseum at Marion County Fairgrounds.

http://www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/article/20101202/LIFESTYLE/12020321/1024/Model-train-show-at-fairgrounds

Jingle Bells on the Rails
Las Vegas Review-Journal
... the Santa Train departs the Southern Nevada Railway station for the
North Pole (better known as Boulder Highway near the Railroad Pass hotel).

http://www.lvrj.com/neon/jingle-bells-on-the-rails-111181449.html?ref=449

Train traffic halted after vehicle crash
Staunton News Leader
By Rebecca Martinez/staff • rmartinez@newsleader.com • December 2, 2010
STAUNTON — The Shenandoah Valley Railroad halted train traffic Wednesday
after a

http://www.newsleader.com/article/20101202/NEWS01/12020320/1002/Train+traffic+halted+after+vehicle+crash

Jim Bengert's Railroad Express on track for holidays
Evansville Courier & Press
EVANSVILLE — The train consisted of only one engine and a few passenger
cars, but the Louisville & Nashville Railroad's signature red-and-yellow
cars,

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/dec/01/on-track-for-holidays/

Train, log truck collide in Yazoo Co.
WXVT
Investigators from Canadian National Railroad, the Highway Patrol and the
Mississippi Department of Transportation are working the scene.

http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13603252

National Heritage Museum holds Model Train Weekend
Wicked Local Plainville
The National Heritage Museum will host Model Train Weekend, a model
railroad and train display, on Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. ...

http://www.wickedlocal.com/plainville/fun/entertainment/x1817608189/National-Heritage-Museum-holds-Model-Train-Weekend

High-speed rail could run through Chippewa County — if it is ever built
Chippewa Herald
Still to be sorted out is where the train would stop and how many stops it
would make. The meeting drew its share of backers of high-speed rail, ...

http://chippewa.com/news/local/article_2ae8a342-fe3b-11df-8bed-001cc4c03286.html

First leg of California high-speed rail project chosen, critics call it a ...
Los Angeles Times
Board members said the public should not view the initial section in
isolation and that the intent of the authority is to phase in train service
as the rail

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/12/first-leg-of-california-high-speed-rail-project-chosen-critics-say-its-a-train-to-nowhere.html

Dinner train could arrive in the next two weeks
Columbia Missourian
BY Alejandra Quintela Sanchez COLUMBIA — The Columbia Star dinner train
could arrive in town from Iowa within the next two weeks, Central States
Railroad

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2010/12/02/dinner-train-could-be-arriving-next-two-weeks/

China Bullet Trains Double Rail Stocks as Boom Brings Most Tracks in World
Bloomberg
Zhu Yi used to nap on the five-hour train ride home to Wuhan from Zhuzhou
in central China. Now that a fast rail line has cut the trip to an hour and
40

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-02/china-bullet-trains-double-rail-stocks-as-boom-brings-most-tracks-in-world.html

Train momentarily derails Dillon parade
South Carolina Now
... the railroad crossing guards started to come down at Main Street and
Railroad Avenue. Spectators standing farther from the station could see the
train,

http://www2.scnow.com/news/2010/dec/02/train-momentarily-derails-dillon-parade-ar-1161265/

Train hits and injures man in Woodburn
Statesman Journal
Medina thought the train was on another set of tracks and crossed in front
of the train, Tlusty said. The Willamette Valley Railroad train was moving
about

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20101202/UPDATE/101202050/-1/update

County cuts ties with railroad firm
Glens Falls Post-Star
Jason McKibben - jmckibben@poststar.com An Upper Hudson River Railroad
sightseeing train operated by WJ Riegel & Sons Railroad passes through fall
foliage

http://poststar.com/news/local/article_6f014b8c-fe55-11df-aaf3-001cc4c03286.html

Yazoo City Train Derailment
WLBT-TV
The train crew members, an engineer and conductor were not hurt. There were
no warning lights at the railroad crossing. The driver of the log truck
told the

http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13601999

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12/1/2010 7:28:00 AM

12/1/2010 Railroad News

Train traffic to increase on President Street
Savannah Morning News
(Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News) By Lesley Conn Trains crossing
President Street are going to be more frequent next year, but a railroad
official says

http://savannahnow.com/news/2010-12-01/train-traffic-increase-president-street

Stranding on tracks results in charges for Jeannette man
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By Paul Paterra A Jeannette man who got his Jeep Wrangler stuck on railroad
tracks in Hempfield, causing nearly eight hours of delays in train traffic,

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_711692.html

Statesman Watch: Trains set off bells as neighbors get cross in Smithville
Austin American-Statesman
"We're still a train town," resident Robert Antsey said. Today, Union
Pacific Railroad, based in Omaha, Neb., has a busy rail yard in the middle
of town

http://www.statesman.com/news/statesmanwatch/statesman-watch-trains-set-off-bells-as-neighbors-1087283.html?srcTrk=RTR_729919

Amtrak To Allow Guns On Trains
International Business Times
By Manikandan Raman | December 1, 2010 2:59 AM EST Want to carry your
favorite gun on train? you can do so on Amtrak as a new baggage policy of
the rail

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/87367/20101201/amtrak-guns-on-train-guns-on-trains-railcar-railroad-passenger-train-firearms-baggage.htm

Cameron: Rell Cried Wolf on Train Cuts
The Daily New Canaan
Jim Cameron, chairman of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, believes
Gov. M. Jodi Rell's proposal to close Metro-North Railroad branches to New
Canaan,

http://www.thedailynewcanaan.com/news/cameron-rell-cried-wolf-train-cuts

Annual Santa Train schedule announced
Delmarva Daily Times
The Santa Train is sponsored by the Bay Coast Railroad, Greater Parksley
Association and Delmarva Chapter of the National Railway Historical
Society.

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20101201/ESN06/12010376

Restored railroad signal blinks anew at rail trail
Poughkeepsie Journal
The train signal is along a 2.4-mile section of the Dutchess Rail Trail,
stretching from Morgan Lake south to Overocker Road in the Town of
Poughkeepsie.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20101201/NEWS01/12010328/Restored-railroad-signal-blinks-anew-at-rail-trail

Authorities investigating fatal train wreck involving pedestrian
Peoria Journal Star
Railroad workers told investigators they sounded the whistle of the Norfolk
Southern Railroad train and rang the bell on the engine in an attempt to
get

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1384147728/Authorities-investigating-fatal-train-wreck-involving-pedestrian

Munson: 4 tell of harrowing escape from SUV stranded on tracks as train bore down
DesMoinesRegister.com
It sounded like a cliche action-film sequence: a narrow escape from a
vehicle stranded on the railroad tracks, about to be smashed by a train.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20101201/NEWS03/12010355/-1/WATCHDOG/Munson-4-tell-of-harrowing-escape-from-SUV-stranded-on-tracks-as-train-bore-down

Voinovich calls for 3C train funds redo, stays silent on scope of FRA 
mission
Examiner.com
... be even more important, would be to call for a broadening of train
technologies the Federal Railroad Administration can research, evaluate and
fund.

http://www.examiner.com/government-in-columbus/voinovich-calls-for-3c-train-funds-redo-stays-silent-on-scope-of-fra-mission

Railroad disputes deadly derailment findings
Dickinson Press
BISMARCK (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration says a faulty track
drainage system was the probable cause of a train derailment that killed a
railroad

http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/42464/group/homepage/

Stack denies Norfolk Southern's motion to dismiss injury suit
Madison County Record
The railroad and several of its employees are being sued by John Whitt, who
claims he was injured after a train hit him while he lay unconscious on
railroad

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/231641-stack-denies-norfolk-southerns-motion-to-dismiss-injury-suit

Car crash halts train traffic
Staunton News Leader
The Shenandoah Valley Railroad has halted train traffic after a wayward SUV
damaged tracks in Staunton this morning. Train Master Mark Smith of the

http://www.newsleader.com/article/20101201/NEWS01/101201005/1002/Car+crash+halts+train+traffic

Police: Pa. drunk driver stalled train traffic
Centre Daily Times
State police say a man was driving drunk when he got his Jeep stranded on
railroad tracks stalling train traffic for about eight hours.

http://www.centredaily.com/2010/12/01/2373294/police-pa-drunk-driver-stalled.html

Galesburg man struck by train this morning
Peoria Journal Star
Officers arrived to the scene to find a westbound BNSF train stopped on the
tracks. Railroad employees reported seeing a man standing very close to the


http://www.pjstar.com/news/x999957101/Galesburg-man-struck-by-train-this-morning

City Room: Winds Snarl Transit
New York Times (blog)
... inclement weather or a problem with train equipment. There were no
reports of problems on the subway, Metro-North Railroad or the Long Island
Rail Road.

http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=2f86919922d7184cfa080cdcebb2082d

Breaking News: Teen struck, killed by train in Kyle
San Marcos Mercury
A 16-year-old boy was killed shortly after 9 am Tuesday morning when he was
struck by Union Pacific train as he walked along railroad tracks about a
quarter

http://smmercury.com/archives/15583

Coal Train Railroad Releases Digital Ep “Live In Monophonorama!”
Benzinga
In response to the enthusiasm surrounding Coal Train Railroad's 2010 Summer
Pod-cast Series, Nashville's breakout “jazz-for-kids” quartet has
bundled

http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/10/12/p659213/coal-train-railroad-releases-digital-ep-%E2%80%9Clive-in-monophonorama-%E2%80%9D

The entry titled "Teenager killed by train in Kyle."
Austin American-Statesman (blog)
By American-Statesman staff | Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 03:54 PM A
teenager was struck and killed by a train this morning while walking on
railroad

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2010/12/01/man_killed_by_train_in_kyle.html

Critics pan proposed Calif high-speed rail segment
San Francisco Chronicle
One Democratic congressman from the region who had been supportive of the
bullet train project is threatening to pull the brake. "If they proceed
along this

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fn%2Fa%2F2010%2F12%2F01%2Fstate%2Fn165111S82.DTL

Hannibal native hit by train in East Peoria
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According to the Peoria Jouranl Star newspaper, railroad workers told
investigators they sounded the whistle of the train and rang the bell on
the engine in

http://www.connecttristates.com/news/story.aspx?id=548557

'Every day was a gift' to EP man struck by freight train
Peoria Journal Star
Karl "Bird" Heskett, 32, died Tuesday afternoon after being struck from
behind by a freight train operated by Norfolk Southern Railroad just south
of ...

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x2050933866/Every-day-was-a-gift-to-EP-man-struck-by-freight-train

Casey Jones News

New Tourism Trail Created in West Tennessee
ABC News
AP By ADRIAN SAINZ AP Tourism in West Tennessee, home of Casey Jones, Elvis
Presley and Sheriff Buford Pusser of "Walking Tall" movie fame, may get a
boost

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=12289347

New tourism trail created in West Tennessee
msnbc.com
Tourism in West Tennessee, home of Casey Jones, Elvis Presley and Sheriff
Buford Pusser of "Walking Tall" movie fame, may get a boost from a new
self-guided

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40458058/ns/travel-destination_travel/

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