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11/30/2010 Railroad News

11/30/2010 2:04:00 PM

11/30/2010 Railroad News

Virginia and Norfolk Southern sign agreement to restore passenger rail to Norfolk
Virginia Business Magazine
The round-trip train would link Norfolk to Richmond, Washington, DC and
cities as far north as Boston. The trains will be part of Amtrak Virginia

SMART Train Headed Off The Rails ?
... to run from Santa Rosa's Railroad Square to the Marin Civic Center,
would do little to benefit Marin County. SMART had expected that the train
would get ...

Verbatim: Santa to return by rail
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog)
... the Santa Train will operate December 4th, 11th, and 18th at 15808
Edgerton Road in New Haven. Departing the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical

Cheapest Rail Fares (press release)
... people do and acquired a feel for the gorgeous and scenic countryside
or just save a while and cash on an overnight train, rail travel may be for

Vacations By Rail Announces Top Rail Vacations of 2010
PR Leap (press release)
COM) Chicago, Illinois — Chicago-based tour operator and rail travel
specialist Vacations By Rail has announced the top train vacations of 2010.

Train Displays featured at ELHS Museum
The Luminary
The Polar Express plus Williamsport & North Branch railroad will be
featured in displays at the East Lycoming Historical Society, starting
Thursday, Dec.

Trackside discounts meals during Jingle Bell Express Friday & Saturday
VillageSoup Belfast
The Kiwanis Club of Rockland is taking over the annual family Christmas
train ride aboard the Maine Eastern Railroad following five years of

Editorial: High-speed boondoggle could derail
... shamelessly offered to take any high-speed rail money other states
reject. By spending as much as soon as possible, train-backers (and
recipients of

Frustrated motorist documents time waiting for train to move
"The train has been holding more than an hour." Police eventually got the
train to move. The railroad said the train broke down, so it was legally

Railroad brings 'Santa Express' back
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
WELLSBORO - Tioga Central Railroad again is offering its popular "Santa
Express" excursion train rides again this year through Dec. 12. ...

Passenger rail proposed for Auburn, Paris, Bethel
Lewiston Sun Journal
A five-car train requires a 400-foot platform. Steve Wight, a former Newry
selectman, suggested that proponents for rail service work with the

All Aboard in Cincinnati?
Soapbox Cincinnati
"When Kasich said, 'The train is dead,' the leading Charlotte paper said,
'Fine, North Carolina would like to have the money for the high-speed rail

11/30/2010 Railroad News

Six Ames Train Crossings Now 'Quiet Zones'
KCCI Des Moines
AMES, Iowa -- The city of Ames has designated six railroad crossings as
Quiet Zones starting next Monday. The move means train engineers will no
longer be

Ride a vintage train to visit Santa Claus
Danbury News Times
The short train ride in a fully restored 1953 New Haven Railroad rail
diesel car, will take you through the railyard, and past the only powered
turntable in

East Peoria man killed on train tracks
East Peoria Times-Courier
By Anonymous A 32-year-old East Peoria man was hit by a train and died on
the railroad tracks located just south of Farmdale Road.

Railroad disputes accident findings
Bismarck Tribune
These were replaced and the embankment reinforced; 15 days after the
accident the railroad resumed operations. The brakeman, who was shadowing
the train's

Model train set for holiday giveaway
The Tennessean
By Herald Staff • November 30, 2010 The Dickson Model Railroad Club
recently announced a holiday giveaway. The club will be giving away an HO
scale train

Congressman demands investigation into California high speed rail authority
San Jose Mercury News
Critics are calling the proposal from the California High-Speed Rail
Authority the "Train to Nowhere," and they're urging federal authorities to
stop it.

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11/29/2010 Railroad News

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11/29/2010 Railroad News

Rell backtracks from rail cuts
Ct Post
Bob Godfrey, speaks at a press conference he called at the Danbury train
station to address recent remarks by Gov. M. Jodi Rell about closing the

Rell backtracks from rail cuts
Ct Post
Bob Godfrey, speaks at a press conference he called at the Danbury train
station to address recent remarks by Gov. M. Jodi Rell about closing the

More progress needed to reduce Metrolink collisions, experts say
Whittier Daily News
According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis,
there were 88 train collisions in Los Angeles County between 2007 and

Dubuque Family Tells Miraculous Story of Survival
... when their SUV hit a patch of ice and rolled onto nearby train tracks.
“We were completely upside down, sitting on the railroad tracks,” said

London's latest transit strike hobbles commuters
USA Today
University student Elizabeth Bajomo normally would've taken the Tube to a
downtown railway station to catch her train. Shunted onto the bus Monday,

All aboard the Polar Express
Shelby County Reporter
The railroad museum still has tickets available for Santa Special, a train
ride with Santa Claus. For more information visit or call

MTA finances still precarious
Times Herald-Record
For Metro-North Railroad customers, parking fees will jump an average of
14.5 percent and fares an average of 9.6 percent in December.

Historic Haydarpaşa railway station in Istanbul, damaged by blaze 
(Breaking ...
The station was the starting point of the historical Istanbul to Baghdad
railroad line. In recent years there have been plans and discussion to

Middlebury orders study to pin down rail station location
Addison County Independent
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury is applying for a $15000 federal
grant to plan for a local, passenger rail station in anticipation of
ramped-up train

Train show draws fans
Greenwich Citizen
Lucas was among hundreds of people who attended the annual Westchester
Model Railroad Club Train Show at the center Sunday. In addition to a
Thomas wooden

UP Train Contest
Trenton Republican Times
Railroad fans can vote early, vote often and are encouraged to rally
friends and family to do the same as part of Union Pacific's “Great
Excursion Adventure

Holiday Train makes 2nd area trek
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
For the second time since Canadian Pacific acquired the DM&E Railroad, CP
will bring its popular Holiday Train through the area. * Saturday, Dec.

Cement truck driver sues over railroad crossing injuries
St. Clair Record
Construction Co., Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Shane Hubbard,
claiming the cement truck he was driving was struck by a train at a private

Railroad Worker Injury Clash Draws US Supreme Court Review
... during a day at the helm of a train. The case centers on the test for
determining whether a railroad's negligence was the cause of an employee's

VIA Rail teams up with Communauto, VRTUCAR to provide car-sharing services
Progressive Rail Roading
VIA Rail passengers can register online with Communauto or VRTUCAR to
purchase a train ticket and reserve a vehicle. At the end of their train

Car lands on Monona train tracks; 3 manage to escape
Two men and a child were able to escape from their vehicle that had rolled
onto railroad tracks before the vehicle was hit by a train, authorities

Toys, T-shirts fuel enthusiasm for trains
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Bryan Lee points out a train to his 4-year-old son, Gavin Lee, during the
Appalachian Model Railroad Society's model train show Sunday, Nov. ...

Children Search for Santa on the New Tygart Flyer Train
So, I'm sure they're happy for the train ride. But then again, there here
to see Santa Claus,” Lars Byrne of Mountain Rail Adventures said.

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11/28/2010 Railroad News

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11/28/2010 Railroad News

Small Train Holiday delights railroaders of all ages
The Sacramento Press
by Ron Nabity, published on November 28, 2010 at 6:01PM The Sacramento
Railroad Museum hosted its annual Small Train Holiday on Friday and
Saturday after ...

Woman killed by train near downtown Tucson
Captain Trish Tracy with the Tucson Fire Department reminds the public to
be careful around railroad crossings. " It can take at least one mile for a

2 escape crashed car before train collision
Chicago Tribune
AP Authorities say a man and child were able to escape from their car that
had rolled onto railroad tracks before the vehicle was hit by a train.,0,3856567.story

Model Train Show Rolls Into Huntington
State Journal
The 53rd Annual Appalachian Model Railroad Society Show took place at
Veterans Memorial Field House. By Brooks Taylor HUNTINGTON -- Trains are a
part of

Fire breaks out in Istanbul's historical Haydarpaşa train station
Hurriyet Daily News
Built in 1908 as the starting point of the Istanbul-Baghdad railroad, the
Haydarpaşa station was previously damaged by fire in 1917 after ammunition

KOLD News 13Pedestrian struck, killed by train
It happened just before 9:30 am at 5 th Street and the railroad tracks,
Tucson Fire Department spokeswoman Capt. Trish Tracy said. The train

Best Bet: Choo-choo convention chugs into Del Mar
North County Times
The annual two-day model railroad gathering will feature elaborate,
operating train setups by groups such as North County Model Railroad

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to stop in Saratoga Springs Monday
The Saratogian
The train that will arrive in Saratoga Springs on Monday left Steamtown
Railroad Museum in Scranton, Pa., Saturday morning and stayed overnight in

Letters: State does not need proposed rail line
Oshkosh Northwestern
elect Walker but the voters of the State of Wisconsin who have objected to
spending money on the new Italian-import passenger train.

The Train Gang
Mail Tribune
... Medford reacts as a caboose rolls by at an exhibit from the Southwest
Oregon Large Scale Train Club Saturday at the annual Rogue Valley Railroad

The Garden Spot Train Club opens its model railroad layout to the public
The Garden Spot Train Club opens its model railroad layout to the public
View article at

Lighted Christmas train arrives Dec. 15
Neosho Daily News
The Kansas City Southern Railway Holiday Express train is scheduled to make
a stop in Neosho at 4 pm Wednesday, Dec. 15, on the railroad tracks near

Garden Spot Village station reopens to train enthusiasts of all ages
Lancaster Newspapers
Black, 72, is one of 21 "vice presidents" of the Garden Spot railroad, the
New Holland retirement community's train club that opens its doors to the

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11/27/2010 Railroad News

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11/27/2010 Railroad News

Model-railroads show returns after a year's hiatus
Richmond Times Dispatch
Today, there's a special tour of the historic Car One, a former Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad presidential train car.

Light at the tunnel's end
News Virginian
Credit: Chase Purdy/Staff A model train rushes past a miniature station at
the Augusta County Model Railroad Club building. If You Go: What: Augusta

Seashore Lines to Run Santa Express
Cape May County Herald
The train is pulled by vintage diesel locomotives," he added. The Santa
Express departs the Tuckahoe Village train station, Routes 659 / Railroad
Avenue and

Families brave the elements to see Santa at Riverfront
Statesman Journal
Hands waved and chants of "Santa, Santa" filled the air as the rotund
fellow rolled into town aboard a Portland & Western Railroad train, whose

Scarborough station gets upgrades, but parking still draws criticism
The Journal News |
... Railroad from there say it is congested and not well planned. That will
soon change with Metro-North finishing major renovations to the train
tracks and

Holiday train trips will roll this year
Danville News
Area railroad officials recognized just how much passenger train excursions
were missed when historical groups and other interested parties near the

Holiday Train Expo open from 2 to 5 pm today
The annual Holiday Train Expo presented by the Cape Fear Model Railroad
Club is under way. This year it's housed at a new warehouse space behind

Young and fascinated by model trains at Santa Clara depot
San Jose Mercury News
Members of South Bay Historical Railroad Society meet to run their model
railroads on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. (Jim Gensheimer/Mercury News)

Baltimore Museum Opens Holiday Festival Of Trains
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum is hosting its
Holiday Festival of Trains for the next month, featuring train rides with
Santa or

Santa Express, bazaar, fireworks on tap at Pioneer Park today
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Santa will retreat into the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad is behind
the Santa Express. “People who come need to be bundled up — I mean, the

Shopping Train adds experience to gift buying
The Maine Eastern Railroad has been doing this event for seven years. After
boarding in Brunswick passengers ride to Rockland where merchants were

For some, childhood train hobby still rollin' along
The Herald-Mail
... Lionel passenger train set with a steam engine that he bought Saturday
in his vehicle at the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum's winter model train

Childhood memories flourish at a model train garden
Washington Examiner
However, DC residents might wish to explore a little farther to the north
where the railroad was born -- Baltimore, MD. The B&O Railroad Museum is
home to

Train Displays
Allentown Morning Call
Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum's 13th Annual Christmas Open
House: More than 4000-square feet of train layout highlighting the
railroads of,0,687533.story

Model train extravaganza
AUBURN, ME (NEWS CENTER) -- The Great Falls Model Railroad Club held their
annual Christmas train extravaganza this weekend. The event gives club
members a

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11/26/2010 Railroad News

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11/26/2010 Railroad News

Jogger Fatally Wounded by Train
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY—Around 8:20am yesterday morning, November 25th, a
Hopkins County resident was struck and killed by a train while jogging down

WOMAN KILLED BY TRAIN IN SEATTLE Was wearing headphones, evidently 
listening ...
Sky Valley Chronicle
... A woman that witnesses told police was wearing headphones and singing
while walking along some railroad tracks in Seattle was hit and killed by a

Train hits car in Gwinnett County
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Larry Hartstein A 23-year-old woman's car got stuck on railroad tracks
in Gwinnett County Thursday night, but she was out of the car long before a

Spirit of the CP Holiday Train Shines Brightly for 12th year
PR Newswire (press release)
Each Holiday Train has 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of
festive lights. Included is a modified box car that has been turned into a

No. 7 train tunnel to Jersey too rich for MTA officials
Christie last month vetoed another bigger project to build a railroad
tunnel linking New Jersey and Manhattan, saying it was too expensive and
that his

Caltrain kills man on tracks in Burlingame
San Francisco Chronicle
A pedestrian was hit and killed this morning by a Caltrain locomotive at a
railroad crossing in Burlingame, the 10th fatality this year on the
commuter line

NBC29Augusta Railroad Museum Needs Funding
NBC 29 News
Augusta County Railroad Club Member Jack Ward said, "Ninety percent of the
people that end up with it started out with a train around the Christmas

Santa Claus makes yuletide appearance at Carousel
Statesman Journal
... were wide open and shouts of “Santa,” “Santa,” filled the air
as Santa Claus rolled into town aboard a Portland & Western Railroad train
earlier today.

Bringing back Petaluma's historic trestle
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By LORI A. CARTER The rotted plywood and railroad ties lie forsaken along
Petaluma's waterfront train trestle. Pedestrians are warned of danger

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11/26/2010 Black Friday!

11/26/2010 6:13:00 AM

My Family left for the black friday at 11 pm last night.. it is 8:13am and I gotta say this.. Black Friday Hunters, beaware my family is still out there muwhahaha! .. Must be some good deals to wait in line for today.. :) ...

But Happy Belated thanksgiving! And I thank Spirit he made all you readers out there! :) Thanks for being patient on the days I lag behind on things, Enjoy this Youtube video of Johnny Cash singing a Thanksgiving song!

Now what is with this bs? I say boycott the entire airline company send a message, that we do not want to lose our rights to privacy in the name of over invasive security! Come on they can read a persons brain by satellite do we really have to have our bodies touched and brushed! Don't touch me EVER! As a little book called Indian in the cupboard once said... "You touch I kill!

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11/25/2010 Railroad News

11/25/2010 12:44:00 AM

Wow, A happy Thanksgiving to these Lotto Winners! the Iron god, Ogun, smiled upon them alright! .. :)

15 Amtrak co-workers from Indianapolis claim $34.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot,0,4935164.story

Walker's pledge to kill high-speed train could cost Minnesota theirs too
Capital Times
Train boosters in Wisconsin aren't the only ones frustrated with Gov.-elect
Scott Walker's promise to kill the proposed rail link between Madison and

Today in History: Nov. 26, 2010
In 1910: The agricultural demonstration train by the University of
California and Southern Pacific Railroad was going to make its first trip
of the season.

'Unstoppable' Review
She and her superior at the railroad company, Michael Galvin (Kevin Dunn),
fight about how to stop the train. The company's plan of stopping the

Let North Pole Express entertain on Christmas-themed excursion
Daily Herald
She did a commendable job of entertaining a train packed with young,
pajama-clad children. (The railroad encourages kids to wear pajamas as part
of the

Santa to stop at model train show
The Virginian-Pilot
The museum and the model railroad group forged a bond when museum owner
Gerald Yagen attended a model train show at the Virginia Beach Convention

BNSF: Woman killed by train in Seattle
Seattle Post Intelligencer
AP SEATTLE -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe says a woman has been struck and
killed by an Amtrak train in northwest Seattle. Railroad spokesman Gus

Unstoppable – review
The Guardian
Just two regular guys, railroad employees, each with a big heart, an
enormous concern for passenger well-being, and a pair of balls the size and
weight of

Christmas Model Train Village
Temple Daily Telegram
The Railroad and Heritage Museum at 315 West Avenue B, Temple, TX will host
a very special Christmas train exhibit located on the 2nd floor Museum. ...

Nortonville man, 22, killed while jogging on railroad tracks
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (WFIE) - A 22-year-old man was killed Thursday morning
after being struck by a CSX train while jogging on railroad tracks in

Train derails in Grand Forks, spilling 1000 gallons of diesel fuel
A BNSF train engine derailed Wednesday near the Grand Forks rail yard,
spilling about 1000 gallons of diesel fuel, railroad spokeswoman Amy McBeth

Stemmons closes near downtown as authorities repair derailed train cars
Dallas Morning News
At 7:30 pm Wednesday Dallas Police and Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a
call about a three-car train derailment near Dallas County Jail.

Ski train to make its return (in miniature)
Sky Hi Daily News
For three years, the Grand County Model Railroad Club has been setting up a
holiday display in Granby Town Hall. The exhibit delights children and

'Suspicious' man just wanted photo of train
Fond du Lac Reporter
Nehls said railroad workers alerted Quad/Graphics officials shortly before
8 pm that a man who spoke in a foreign accent was found on company property

Railroad to deliver Santa to carousel on Friday
Statesman Journal
Train travel aboard one's own private car is so elegant, no? It's no wonder
that Santa would choose no other conveyance for his official appearance in

With new leaders, a revival of maglev high-speed rail?
Las Vegas Sun
elect Brian Sandoval come down on the duel between competing high-speed
train proposals to join Las Vegas with Southern California?

Model train club public hours begin
News Virginian
By News Virginian Staff The Augusta County Railroad Museum and Model
Railroad Club will be open Friday through Sunday and then all weekends
through the end

Injured Man Initially Thought Hit By Train on San Antonio Street
KGNB 1420 AM
... a pedestrian had been struck by the oncoming train. The incident
happened at the intersection of West San Antonio Street and the railroad

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11/24/2010 Railroad News

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11/24/2010 Railroad News

E-mails reveal clashes over high-speed rail project
Los Angeles Times
Increasingly, cities along the bullet train's San Francisco-to-Anaheim
route are sounding off about what they do and don't want to happen as the

28th annual Holiday Train Show to be held over Thanksgiving weekend
North Fort Myers Neighbor
They said many have spouses who have passed away and donate train sets. One
of the big parts of the weekend is a raffle giveaway for a full model

Dump truck driver, passenger recovering after being hit by train
... the train sound a whistle. The track also does not have guard rails or
lights. So far we are still waiting to hear back from Norfolk Southern

Oceano teen falls on trestle
Santa Maria Times
The teen, identified as Kerry Eddy, and a younger brother were reportedly
on the railroad tracks at about 3:30 pm when a train was approaching.

JR Central Says It May Take 30 Years to Pay for Nation's First Maglev Line
... (312 mph) on a maglev train at JR Central's test track in May. The
model has run at a world-record 581.7 kph, according to the railroad.

Grant to help police heighten train safety
By CATHRYN GRAN The village has submitted a grant
application to the Illinois Commerce Commission and Federal Railroad

Train display on track to open for the holidays
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
One level down, a P&LE Railroad commuter train, two freight trains and a
circus train chug past a Steelers football game, a working drive-in theater

Hayes Train Special hits track at museum Sunday
Fremont News Messenger
The Hayes Train Special is a 16-year tradition at the center and continues
to evolve. Great Lakes Model Railroad Association members, who organize the

Amtrak schedule disrupted after Wauseon train derailment
Toledo On The Move
WAUSEON, OH -- Officials remain on the scene of the biggest train
derailment in Wauseon in decades. Twenty freight cars went off a railroad
track in

Train Derails in Logan County
A train derailed in Logan County, closing a portion of state Route 44,
according to emergency dispatchers. The derailment happened at about 9 am
near the

32nd Annual Model Railroad Show
32nd annual Model Rail Road Show – at The Science Museum of Virginia: the
largest model train display in Central Virginia. It's filled with hundreds

Boy Critically Injured After Falling From A Railroad Bridge
The victim apparently fell as the train went by and was found lying near
the tracks with a head injury. Another 14-year-old who didn't know the
victim saw

Transit Schedules Beefed Up for Holiday Rush
Staten Island Railroad will have extra express train service from the St.
George Ferry Terminal beginning at 2:30 pm You may now flee to your

Crash blocks Napa Valley Wine Train tracks
Contra Costa Times
The 10:15 am crash also blocked the railroad tracks used by the Napa Valley
Wine Train. At least one occupant of the Lexus was taken to the Queen of

Train vs.Vehicle Accident in Taylor County
FHP say the Mercedes came to finally reast facing eastbound on the shoulder
of the railroad tracks. FHP say Wood was wearing a seatbelt, but suffered

Two hurt when truck hits train in Worden
Alton Telegraph
A freight train operated by Norfolk-Southern Railroad hit the rear of the
truck. The passenger suffered a slight injury and was able to get out of
the truck

Runaway train follows familiar thriller script
Santa Ynez Valley News
But with the help of Connie's constant speed updates and a railroad welder
chasing the train in a truck, Frank and Will ultimately find the common

2 Central Valley towns picked for high-speed rail
San Francisco Chronicle
Artist's rendering of the future Transbay Terminal in SF shows a high-speed
train in the station. Construction of California's 800-mile high-speed rail

Model railroad helps local food bank
Whidbey Examiner
This tiny slice of rural Colorado includes a replica of the Glenwood
Springs train station Tingstad built using plans he obtained from the
Colorado Railway

Justices to review case in fatal rail crash
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court ruling in a
case involving the deaths of four young people in a 2003 car-train
collision in

Birdsboro couple seek gate at railroad crossing on Route 724 in Cumru
Reading Eagle
A Birdsboro couple involved in an accident with a train on Route 724 in
Cumru Township is pushing for improvements to a railroad crossing they
believe is

All aboard! Railroad society show comes to Huntington
Ironton Tribune
... people selling and trading different train memorabilia and books. CSX
will also be at the show teaching children about railroad safety with their

Train festival chugs into Science Central
News Sentinel
Dave Miller's childhood was spent two blocks from the railroad yards in
Salina, Kan. Friday through Sunday, these three will join other model

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11/23/2010 Railroad News

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11/23/2010 Railroad News

Cape Fear Railroad Society kick starts holiday train expo
WWAY NewsChannel 3
The Cape Fear Railroad Society kicked off their holiday train expo Monday
night. Train lovers and makers showcased their work at Hanover Center

QC gears up for 'Year of the Train'
Quad City Times
Several area organizations are making tracks to prepare for 2011 and the
“Quad-Cities — Year of the Train.” Several railroad and train-related
events are

Ipswich grad struck by train, dies
Gloucester Daily Times
By Bethany Bray Staff Writer LYNN — A man with ties to Ipswich died after
being struck by a Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail train in Lynn on

Train derailment leaks chemicals
The Augusta Chronicle
"We will be working overnight to rerail the remaining cars or moving them
off the railroad track so we can clear the tracks," said Susan Terpay,

Rail Commission OKs Loan for Turnout Switch, Spurs
Wheeling News Register
... Erie Railroad line onto its property, where workers will be able to
load and unload products from barge onto train cars and from trains onto

Train Day is Friday at Historical Society
The Daily News Online
Since 1990, the Historical Society's Model Train Display has been worked on
and cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers known as the Rail Barons.

Arsons to S. Ind. train trestles worry railroad
Chicago Tribune
AP A series of fires set to train trestles in southern Indiana has prompted
a railroad company to offer a reward in the search for the arsonist.,0,941821.story

Train plows into SUV in Visalia teens' game
Visalia Times-Delta
... 2010 A Visalia teen's sport utility vehicle left on the railroad track
in north Tulare was totaled when it was struck by a freight train early

Union Pacific urging railroad safety in Yuma
Even if a train engineer sees someone on the track, it takes them a full
mile to bring the train to a stop. Some trains are the length of 18
football fields

BRIEF: Ipswich grad dies after commuter train hits him
Trading Markets (press release)
A man with ties to Ipswich died after being struck by a commuter rail train
in Lynn on Thursday night. Adam "AJ" Pike, 24, a 2003 graduate of Ipswich

Boosting the train museum
Milton Daily Standard
Roy had lived along Route 15, near West Milton, and enjoyed collecting
signs, particularly railroad signs. The sign that Matt donated to the
museum was one

Bayard Taylor Library will host seminars for unemployed
southern chester county weeklies
Reservations for the workshops are required with Casey Jones, workshop
presenter, at or at 610-707-1494 and should be made as soon

RV Collision with Train Kills One
... Carolina Highway Patrol, one person was killed after an RV that failed
to yield for a railroad crossing lights was hit by a CSX train Monday

Region 8 man hit and killed by train while walking along tracks
... Department around 5am Tuesday morning, John Conaster was walking along
the railroad tracks at Cash Road and Old Bay Highway when he was hit by a

Political gridlock railroads high-speed trains
Walker has called the proposed Milwaukee to Madison high-speed rail line an
"$810 million boondoggle train," emblematic of "out of control taxing and

Fatigue an issue in train crash
Houston County News
The impact sent one of the smaller train's locomotives into the Mississippi
River and left tracks strewn with the wreckage of mangled railroad cars.

Man's Body Found On Railroad Tracks
... Bertie County are investigating a dead body that was found on railroad
tracks Tuesday morning. Authorities say the man's head was severed by the

Body discovered on Aulander railroad tracks
... man was found on the railroad tracks in Aulander on old business
Highway 11 at 9:30 AM The man's head was severed by train traveling the

Accident in Oceano
Santa Barbara Edhat
... falling from a rail road bridge in Oceano on Monday afternoon. He and a
younger brother were on the train tracks when a train was approaching.

Highway open, rails clear after Burke train accident
The Augusta Chronicle
Efforts continued today to clean up a chemical train derailment in southern
Burke County. View from the air shows railroad cleanup near Midville, Ga.

Two train horns stolen
The Herald Argus
A train horn was reportedly stolen between Nov. 12 and Nov. 15 from the
railroad while a train sat at 900 South and Long Lane outside Union Mills.

Va. commuters derailed for hours
Washington Examiner
Meanwhile, Train 332's passengers were stuck on the tracks behind all the
action because a disabled Norfolk Southern Railroad freight train was
blocking the

Train derails in Wauseon; no one hurt
Toledo Blade
The Norfolk Southern freight train was bound for Chicago. Rudy Husband,
railroad spokesman, said the train originated Morrisville, Pa.

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Carson City lights up for the holidays with ice skating, ballet, train rides ...
Carson Now
Meanwhile, the Nevada State Railroad Museum will be steaming up the
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Engine No. 25 for Thanksgiving Weekend,
chugging around the

Railroad crossing safety
A person or vehicle is hit by a train about every three hours. To promote
safety for drivers crossing at railroad tracks the Joplin Police Department

Fitchburg Line sked changed, according to officials
Belmont Citizen-Herald
... Railroad Company last week updated schedules on the Fitchburg commuter
rail line. Beginning on Nov. 22, the Saturday-Sunday inbound train,

MainStreet depot project on track
Quay County Sun
Lake said the state Department of Cultural Affairs has made arrangements
with Union Pacific Railroad to run a steam train from the railroad's
Heritage Fleet

High-Speed Rail Takes a Shellacking
Wired (blog)
That train is dead.” He was referring to the planned 3C line that would
link Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio's three largest cities

Rail supporters rally
Watertown Daily Times
He also said the train would be another step in getting away from our
reliance on oil from foreign countries. David, Krueger and others urged
those at the

One dead after RV collision with train
GEORGETOWN, SC (WCIV) -- One person is dead after a CSX train hit an RV
that failed to yield for railroad crossing lights on Monday morning.

Train and bus schedules to change this week
Times Herald-Record
Starting Wednesday, NJ Transit, Metro-North Railroad and Short Line will
make extensive changes to their schedules, beginning with extra service to

New Railroad Jobs to Be Posted
Hiring staff with the Union Pacific Railroad are in the early stages of
preparing to solicit workers for a signal helper, train service positions,

Letters: Don't let high-speed rail pass by Wisconsin
Appleton Post Crescent
High-speed rail is being talked about as a luxury we cannot afford instead
of a train that's on its way across the country. High-speed rail could

'Unstoppable' is a thrilling movie experience
... The Book of Eli) plays veteran railroad engineer Frank Barnes and Chris
Pine (Star Trek) is his partner, rookie train conductor Will Colson.

Will a rail transport renaissance lower greenhouse gases? (blog)
If the train does more, the reduction can be more. What are some of the
logistical challenges with shipping by rail? Transit time and service are

The little town that could
Regina Leader-Post
Serving points along the community-owned Red Coat Road & Rail, a
115-kilometre section of track from Pangman to Assinboia, the little train
will sport the

Amicus brief to be filed in opposition to $6.5 million Cook County award; Teen ...
St. Clair Record
(which patrolled the railroad right-of-way), and the Baltimore and Ohio
Chicago Terminal Railroad Co. At trial, Choate conceded that he was
trespassing on

Train and bus schedules to change this week
Times Herald-Record
Starting Wednesday, NJ Transit, Metro-North Railroad and Short Line will
make extensive changes to their schedules, beginning with extra service to

/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - VIDEO B-ROLL AVAILABLE via CNW - Canadian ...
Trading Markets (press release)
Canadian Pacific ( CP | PowerRating: TSX/NYSE) operates a North American
transcontinental railroad providing freight transportation services,

Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Recipients of New Railroad Safety ...
PressZoom (press release)
PTC systems use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to monitor and
control a train's movements, in order to enforce speed limits, prevent

Woman dies after vehicle is hit by train
... after the motorhome she was traveling in ran through the crossing guard
arms at a railroad crossing and was hit by a train in Georgetown County

Planes and Trains on display at Museum this week
The Warner Robins Patriot
by SPECIAL TO THE PATRIOT The Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club will kick
off the 2010 holiday season with large model train displays set-up at the

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11/21/2010 Today in History and Railroad News

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Today in History - Did you know?
On November 21, 1877, the American inventor, Thomas Edison, announced his invention of the phonograph, a way to record and play back sound.

11/21/2010 Railroad News
Republican business owner pleads with Walker at pro-train rally in downtown ...
Isthmus Daily Page
Mark Pocan (D-Madison), echoed Lien's remarks but in the language of
metaphorical train quips, increasingly popular with the pro-rail crowd. ...

Holiday train rides magical journeys for all ages
Las Vegas Review-Journal
While waiting for departure, visit the toy train display in the station,
take a ride to the nearby storage yard for a view of some of the railroad's

Silencing train horns is too costly
Contra Costa Times
... for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad. Federal law also
requires train engineers to hold the horn down once they enter a train

Cows on the line trigger Lisbon to Madrid train derailment
THREE cows that wandered onto railroad tracks triggered the derailment of
an overnight train heading from Lisbon to Madrid and caused major
disruption for

Seibu lets dogs on train for day of amusement
The Japan Times
The railroad said it was the first time it had organized an event of this
kind in Tokyo. Mitsuyo Nagashima, 34, who went with her husband and two

Tony Scott, Denzel Washington an "Unstoppable" Team
The Trades
by Darren Goodhart Thanks to the carelessness of two slacker railroad
employees, a half-mile long freight train loaded with explosive chemicals
is now

Train and Toy Show attracts some with deep rail roots
Buffalo News
"My wife, Polly, had never really gone anywhere by train. I introduced her
to rail travel when she was in her 20s, and she immediately fell for it as

Union Pacific, Model Railroaders encourage train safety
Yuma Sun
BY CHRIS McDANIEL - SUN STAFF WRITER Many kids living near the Arizona
Western College area have been seen playing on or near active railroad

"Officer on a Train" Coming To Joplin
Starting Monday, Joplin is getting an extra focus on railroad safety with a
project called 'Officer on a Train'. A spokesman for Operation Lifesaver

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TRAIN TICKETS: Local police issue citations and warnings for cars that violate ...
Des Moines police, Polk County Sheriffs and Union Pacific police increased
supervision of railroad crossings Friday, and they will continue to do so

Train strikes stalled car at Palo Alto crossing; none hurt
San Jose Mercury News
A Caltrain struck a stalled car at a Palo Alto railroad crossing Friday
night, a spokeswoman for the agency said. No one was hurt in the collision,

Chris Rickert: Madison woman is still awaiting her train ride, and other may ...
... state railroad commissioner Rodney Kreunen and the late WIBA
personality and fellow train fanatic George "Papa Hambone" Vukelich,
Kreunen told me.

Toot-toot! Train bridge leaving Houma
Train and railway enthusiast Lee Gautraux says that Louisiana Delta
Railroad owned the rail line when the bridge was abandoned.

Safety upgrades coming to area railroad tracks
Bloomington Pantagraph
A Union Pacific Railroad freight train loaded with concrete railroad ties
is shown at Lincoln on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010. The concrete ties will

Toot-toot! Train bridge leaving Houma
Houston Chronicle
The bridge closed in 1991, when Louisiana Delta Railroad abandoned that
rail line, said Train and railway enthusiast Lee Gautraux, who runs a

"Rail has a deep hatred for walker too.. blech ::expletive beep::" - DNatureofDTrain

Wisconsin Gov-elect Walker has deep hatred for rail
Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper
(Photo by Robert A. Bell) Hatred of rail most logically explains Wisconsin
Gov.- Elect Scott Walker's torpedoing the planned high-speed train between

Annual Santa Train makes Christmas run today
With nine railroad cars and weighing tons, the CSX Santa Train may be the
world's biggest Christmas sleigh. And with its cargo of 15 tons of toys,

First Santa Train helped promote rail route to Kingsport
Kingsport Times News
By Vince Staten I'd always heard that the Santa Train began as a way for
Kingsport's merchants to thank the people of Southwest Virginia for
shopping in

Schedule changes for Providence-Boston trains
Providence Journal
The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. said Train 816, which departs
Providence, will leave the station at 11:40 am Monday through Friday,

Restored 1922 rail car provides link to Stafford' Township's past
Press of Atlantic City
Regardless of how the train car is utilized, the train's mere presence in
the township is significant. Built in 1922, it was part of the Central
Railroad of

Going to the Army-Notre Dame game? You could take the train Army Football ...
Daily Shopper News
You could take the train Metro-North Railroad is offering extra service to
get college football fans to the big game Saturday

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DOT says train engineer and conductor to blame for derailment
It also shows the conductor didn't take appropriate action to ensure the
train stopped before the collision. The railroad says the crash caused
"Yeah, but.. Did you fix your signals yet metrolink? Crash Savvy is no good in unclear signals!" - DNatureofDTrain

Metrolink adding to fleet of crash-savvy cars
Los Angeles Times
Bolstering the effort to improve safety at Metrolink, directors of the
commuter railroad on Friday agreed to buy 20 more state-of-the-art train
cars that,0,939252.story

All aboard: Fever River Railroad hosts annual open house
Freeport Journal-Standard
Fred Smith of Freeport sets the train cars on it's track in the chip yard
in the Chippewa Falls model train display for the Fever River model
railroad open

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11/18/2010 Railroad News

'Unstoppable' keeps the action on track with strong acting, directing
Columbia Daily Tribune
... myriad railroad personnel, the tension is allowed to build slowly, from
anger and annoyance to full-on panic, including live media coverage of the

LP resident testifies in Albany against state funding of scenic railroad
Lake Placid News
“It has not created one job,” other than those on the train itself,
“and has cost the taxpayers millions.” McCulley mentioned that some
local governments,

Train to Tote Togus the Cat to Tout Coats & Toys for Kids Campaign
Freepress Online
To help families in need, Maine Eastern Railroad has added a special event
to its annual holiday train schedule. Invited by the News Center teams at

Pedestrian struck by train in Arlington Hts.
... reporter Today at 12:43 pm A shoe lies on the railroad tracks in
downtown Arlington Heights near where a man was struck by a train this

Jamestown gets federal OK for train 'quiet zone'
... free of train horns. City voters approved the move in May 2009, but the
Federal Railroad Administration has to give final approval for such

CATS will scale back plans to expand light rail
Charlotte Observer
By Ely Portillo A man rushes to catch the train at the Lynx light-rail
485/South Blvd. station Wednesday morning. Today is "Don't Drive Day," for

Swampscott train schedule to make small changes
Swampscott Reporter
By Anonymous The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company today
announced updated schedules on the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line
that runs

NYC Rarity: College Football by Commuter Train
Wall Street Journal (blog)
4 or D trains to the stadium on Saturday, the day also marks the first time
in recent memory that the Metro-North Railroad will offer a direct link to

Movie Review - "Unstoppable" can't get out of its own way at times
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Only here, the train is AWVR (Allegheny and West Virginia Railroad) and is
speeding through the southern region of Pennsylvania.

Movie Reviews by Reel People: 'Unstoppable'
Friday Flyer
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as a veteran railroad engineer
and rising star Chris Pine (Captain Kirk on “Star Trek”) is his rookie

Train Hits Truck, Causing Morning Rail Delays
KPTV Portland
A train owned by Portland and Western Railroad struck a semitrailer that
had become stuck on the tracks near Wilsonville on Friday morning.

Medora's quiet zone not so quiet
Grand Forks Herald
Train horns are still blowing in Medora even after $196000 was spent and
months of work went into a railroad crossing “quiet zone” which began
Aug. 6.

Historic Houma train bridge is leaving town
Houma Courier
The bridge's departure marks another piece of history, like the old
railroad line, that's leaving Houma, something local residents said is
tragic to see.

High-speed rail advocates plan Saturday rallies
Milwaukee Small Business Times
... of Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers. Another event is also
planned for Tuesday night at the Talgo Inc. train-making facility in

Broken LIRR rail holds up Montauk branch
Newsday (subscription)
The 9:34 am train from Patchogue, due to arrive in Babylon at 10:04 am, was
canceled because of the broken rail near Brentwood Road.

Train collides with tractor trailer stuck on tracks in Wilsonville
KOIN Local 6
The Portland and Western Railroad train sheered off part of the tractor
that stalled on the tracks, said Brian Barker, a Tualatin Valley Fire &

Some service on Northeast Corridor rail line back on schedule
WOODBRIDGE — About 100 passengers stranded on a commuter train in New
Jersey have been transferred to another train. They spent more than two
hours after

Downed wires strand rail passengers in NJ; Amtrak back on schedule after 
The Journal News |
WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, NJ (AP) — About 100 passengers stranded on a
commuter train in New Jersey have been transferred to another train.

Going to the Army-Notre Dame game? You could take the train
Times Herald-Record
Metro-North Railroad is offering extra service to get college football fans
to the big game Saturday. The Yankees-East 153rd Street station sits on the

Fire Calls
Jackson Sun
Oct. 10: 61 Casey Jones Lane, smoke detector; 98 Melwood St., passenger
vehicle; 359 Ridgecrest Road, alarm sytem; 3 Westwood Gardens Drive,
excessive heat;

Train strikes person or fewer, in notesface
Newsday (subscription)
A Long Island Rail Road train struck a person near the Auburndale station,
the railroad reported Friday. The accident suspended service on the Port

Model Railroad open house appeals to 'kids' of all ages
Zanesville Times Recorder
Justin and his mother, Sherry Baker, attended the Zane Trace National Train
Model Railroad Club Open House on the third floor of the old Business

Model train show at coliseum
Marion Star
MARION - The 25th Model Train and Railroad Artifacts Show and Sales will be
held from 11 am to 4 pm Dec. 4 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion County

European Group Gears Up Florida High-Speed Rail
Sunshine State News
Virgin's train division is Britain's fastest-growing rail company, serving
London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow with 73 lines.

Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria Dec. 14
Alexandria Echo Press
The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train is stopping in Alexandria on
Tuesday, December 14 at 1 pm It will arrive at the railroad crossing near

Blaze destroys restaurant in Vandalia railroad depot
Herald & Review
VANDALIA - Fire for the second time has claimed a downtown restaurant
situated in a former train depot for the Illinois Central Railroad.

Report: Human error cause of '08 derailment
La Crosse Tribune
... Pacific train slammed into another train merging onto the main line at
47 mph, according to a Federal Railroad Administration report obtained

Public won't shoulder all costs if rail stalls
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jim Doyle's administration says would be tossed in their laps by the
cancellation of a federally funded high-speed train project, a Journal
Sentinel review

A thriller that threatens to derail
The Jeju Weekly
... an unmanned train to begin hurling down the mainline early one morning
in Pennsylvania. Mr. Washington stars as the grizzled railroad veteran

Fire stops Metra trains on North Side
The fire started around 1:30 pm Thursday near the Union Pacific railroad
tracks in the 3200-block of North Normandy, which is also adjacent to the

Extending a Subway Line, Linking 2 Worlds
New York Times
Chris Christie of New Jersey scuttled a plan to dig a new commuter railroad
under the river. “Sounds like a great idea to me if you live in New

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Midterms Threaten Administration's Rail Plans
New York Times
“The train has left the station,” Mr. LaHood proclaimed. “High-speed
rail is coming to America.” But the debates over high-speed rail have
highlighted the

26 rail cars jump tracks in Sheffield Village
The Morning Journal
Miller Road has been closed at the railroad crossing since Tuesday morning
and will remain closed until the train can be moved, according to Avon Lake

'Unstoppable' Doesn't Brake for the Box Office
The Rotunda
Meanwhile, a series of unfortunate events at the rail yard in Fuller,
Pennsylvania leads a hostler named Dewey (Ethan Suplee) to vacate his
moving train.

Gladewater woman killed while crossing train tracks
By Lacy Beavers - KETK News GLADEWATER - Tuesday evening, Gladewater Police
got a call that a train hit a pedestrian at the Union Pacific Railroad

Remembering the Dinner Train
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
The power for the Dinner Train came from a pair of EMD FP7 diesel
locomotives, which had been at one time power for the Baltimore & Ohio

Reaction varies to rail options
The State Journal-Register
In preparation for upgrading to high speed rail, Union Pacific Railroad's
Track Renewal Train was replacing old rails and ties on Nov. 3, 2010.

Plain Talk: Killing train is 'economic treason'
Capital Times
Most haven'ta clue that the rail beds that trains traverse are owned by
private railroad corporations, which are not only responsible for their

Train derails: No injuries reported as 26 rail cars jump tracks
The Morning Journal
No hazardous materials were involved in the derailment, according to
firefighters, but a propane leak related to the railroad's switching
heating system was

Use rail funds for deficit?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Walker transition spokesman Cullen Werwie responded, "Governor-elect Walker
is pleased that these three leaders understand that the train between

Busy Railroad Club will be part of first Dunham Farms festival
Macon Telegraph (blog)
So the members of the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club keep busy, not
only with their personal train sets but with a large train set that they
set up and

The success of this fall thriller is going to be unstoppable
Cardinal Courier
Due to a bad judgment call made by Dewey, a railroad attendant played by
Ethan Suplee, he finds himself in a deep load of trouble as he watches
train 777

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It took five years, but Rell gets to ride new rail car before leaving office
M. Jodi Rell stepped aboard a train bearing her name Monday morning as the
outgoing Republican took a test ride on one of the new M8 rail cars she

Northstar marks a year of commuter rail
Minnesota Public Radio
Still, commuters who use the line are happy that they can take the train
instead of driving. "Traffic's pretty bad, and the train is a lot easier,"

Pawling man killed by train in Wingdale
Poughkeepsie Journal
... Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line should run on regular schedules
following the death of a 23-year-old Pawling man who was struck by a
southbound train

Shell Point model train room attraction open for visitors
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
The Gulf Coast Model Railroad at Shell Point Retirement Community is now
open for tours. Last year thousands of visitors toured the train room

Most advanced rail cars in world get test run; to go in service on Metro ...
New Haven Register (subscription)
Rell, state Transportation Commissioner Jeffrey A. Parker and Hiroji
Iwasaki, CEO of Kawasaki Rail Car US, were among those riding the four-car

1 dead after train hits truck on railroad tracks
Lexington Herald Leader
One person is dead after a train collided with a truck at a railroad
crossing near Corbin. According to a news release from the Kentucky State

Man Killed When Train Hits Pickup Truck
LEX18 Lexington KY News
Police say Terry Elliott, 26, drove his pickup around the railroad crossing
arms into the path of an oncoming train where the track intersect KY-26 and

Train Ride to Visit Santa at Travel Town
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
... then get back on the train to return home along a decorated and music
filled track. This event is operated by Travel Town Railroad in cooperation

New rail cars go for a test run
Wilton Villager
"The Department and Metro-North Railroad are aggressively working to place
a set of M-8 rail cars in regularly scheduled train service in December,"

The runaway train that could
In a Pennsylvania rail yard, human error (Ethan Suplee plays the railroad
schmo who causes the problems) sends a 39-car freight train loaded with

20+ train cars derail in Lorain County
Railroad workers and cleanup crews are at the scene. NewsChannel5 has a
crew at the scene. Keep checking for more information.

Lorain County: Train derailment clean-up almost completed
SHEFFIELD VILLAGE -- Clean-up efforts are almost complete after about 28
Norfolk & Southern railroad cars traveling eastbound derailed just after 7

Derailment causes 26-car pileup at Sheffield rail yard
Plain Dealer (blog)
SHEFFIELD, Ohio -- Twenty-six cars on a Norfolk Southern railroad train
derailed and crashed at the railroad's yard near Abbe Road early Tuesday,

Amtrak's Heartland Flyer is on the Best Inventions list!
Amtrak received a $274000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to
carry out the research project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department

Nine cars jump track, derail in Roodhouse
Jacksonville Journal Courier
"The railroad told me anywhere the train was blocking a roadway crossing
they had uncoupled the cars to allow road traffic access," Speeks said.

China Leads World In High-Speed Rail Tracks
Today, he's a pet food salesman travelling at 160 miles per hour on a shiny
new train heading west from Shanghai.� Mr. GENG ZENGMIN (Pet Food

First responders train for petro-chemical incidents
On Tuesday, they spent some time at the Canadian National Railroad yard to
learn how to identify and react to spills, leaks and anything that could go

Freight train speeds to increase through Dillon, Mullins
South Carolina Now
7, train speeds will increase from 35 to 40 mph from Dillon to Mullins. The
speed increases will help reduce wait times for motorists at highway and

All aboard for ... Action-packed train ride
Wilson County News
In 2001, a train in Ohio did manage to pull out of the rail yard without an
engineer, a conductor or anyone else on board. It was carrying more than 40

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11/15/2010 and 11/14/2010 Railroad News

Runaway train
Sunday Paper
777 narrowly misses a trainload of 150 school kids on a field trip to learn
about railroad safety (slight pause to let the irony sink in), ...

Railroad workers who helped film have front row at city's premiere
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
It centers on a runaway train pulling tanker cars loaded with toxic and
combustible chemicals. Washington and Pine portray two railroad workers who

America: a road and rail trip from Boston to Savannah
... built on old railroad tracks in Manhattan's Lower West Side. The train
ride from New York to Washington was in stark contrast to the one from

This week in Michigan history Irate farmers burn freight house in 1850
Detroit Free Press
They were upset that the railroad didn't reimburse them when their animals
were killed by a train speeding by, according to the book "The Great

Trains featured in movie starring Denzel Washington
Wooster Daily Record
Photo By Paul LocherJohn Harding, president of the Orrville Railroad
Heritage Society, shows off one of the train cars recently used in the
big-screen movie

Vintage locomotive stops in Grand Island
Grand Island Independent
The westbound train was an excursion run from Omaha to North Platte and
back, designed to raise funds for the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in

Sharing Laramie's railroad history
Laramie Boomerang
The Lego train on display at the Laramie Train Depot open house Saturday
and today from noon-4 pm is just one way of doing that. “You can't beat
that Lego

500 railroad museum donors ride across Nebraska
Chicago Tribune
AP About 500 people enjoyed a train ride across the central Nebraska
prairie as part of a fundraiser for the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in
Council Bluffs,0,1097026.story

Man Killed By Train In Catoosa Identified
News On 6
... had been called to the tracks on Denbo Street between Cherokee and
Shawnee early Saturday morning after railroad workers noticed Lewis riding
the train.

Norborne woman hurt in car-train accident
Kansas City Star
She stopped at the railroad tracks on County Road 161, eased her car over
the first set of tracks and looked west to see if a train was approaching.

Bealeton Depot back in service
Culpeper Star Exponent
... board members prepare to cut the ribbon on the recently restored
Bealeton train depot Saturday. By Nate Delesline Invoking a little railroad

Electioneering blamed for sending second Auburn Capitol Corridor train off 
Auburn Journal
Plans were to construct track improvements between Roseville and Donner
Pass, with Union Pacific Railroad contributing $10.3 million in matching

Fremont's Niles District honors history of film, trains and more
San Jose Mercury News
In November and December, hundreds of lights decorate Niles Canyon
Railway's "Train of Lights," which run in the evenings and find passengers
sipping on hot

Time to Derail the Dems' Bullet Train Dreams
Most of all they fret that the spending of federal money on upgrading their
tracks will lead the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the industry

Train and car collide in Oldsmar
10 Connects
Investigators are trying to figure out if 70 year old Daniel Diaz, of
Tampa, was trying to beat the train across the railroad tracks in his 2009
Audi Q5.

“Unstoppable” is Surprisingly Good
Suffolk Voice
The two are having a usual day on the railroad when one train gets lose of
its handler, Dewey (Ethan Suplee, "My Name is Earl"), and sets off on a

Batavia Train Show puts visitors on right track
The Daily News Online
The Heldsons middle child is the railroad buff in the family. “He likes
Thomas the Train, all trains in general. We've been to see Thomas the Train

Accident victims remain critical
Enid News & Eagle
Schartz and a passenger, Robert Ukena, 31, were in the first car struck in
a chain-reaction collision at the railroad tracks. The train was not

Relocated rail lines may lead to Sioux Falls Riverwalk
There were once the life blood of Sioux Falls: the rail lines that brought
business and new residents to the city. Now, many of those familiar train

Girl in hospital after truck hit by train
The Detroit News
Taylor— A girl remains hospitalized after her uncle allegedly drove
through safety arms at a railroad crossing Sunday and was struck by an
oncoming train,

Study of Cedar Rapids' train traffic 'on to-do list'
Mason City Globe Gazette
``The railroad's been here a very long time, and the city's been built
around it,'' said Josh Sabin, spokesman for the Iowa Northern Railway.

Men's Icers Notch First Home Win Against Quinnipiac
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
“We were excited to get back here to Lynah tonight and after what
happened a couple of weeks ago,” said associate head coach Casey Jones

Expo gives kids an intro to railroads
Poughkeepsie Journal
Kingston Model Railroad Club member Bill Brandt of Woodstock agreed. He
said the decline might be one reason interest in trains and train societies

SMART plan faces problems in Marin
Marin Independent-Journal
But two years later, the planned Cloverdale-to-Larkspur, 70-mile train
system is unraveling; Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency finances have

Train festival chugging to the QC
Quad City Times
This is the third train festival he has organized. He got the idea in 2003
when, as operations manager for the Ohio Central Railroad, he attended a

Retired prof supports Indy-Muncie rail transit
Muncie Star Press
Growing up in Milwaukee, a railroad-oriented community, my parents took me
on train trips across the country, when I was seven, eight years old,

Model train show: 'A lot of kids don't want to leave'
Welland Tribune
... STAFF FENWICK -- Members of the Greater Niagara Model Railroad
Engineers have spent thousands of hours perfecting their scenery and train

Plans for fast passenger rail between the Twin Cities and Chicago hit a few ...
Talgo, a Spanish train manufacturer, recently opened a plant in Milwaukee
in part because of the prospect of building train sets for the

Quinn courts Wisconsin train money
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
It's not just Wisconsin's high speed rail money that Gov. Pat Quinn wants
— Illinois is also reaching out to Wisconsin's train manufacturers.

9 railcars veer off tracks near LR's Central High
Arkansas Online (subscription)
The 32-railcar Union Pacific Railroad Co. train had nine cars derail near
West 17th Street about 10:20 am .,Little Rock Fire Department Capt.

Today in History
27, 1910, New York's Pennsylvania Station officially opened as it became
fully operational with regular through train service from the Pennsylvania

Why We Need High-Speed Rail and Why Trains Are Needed Now
California Progress Report
US high-speed rail has had much support but at the same time it's been the
target of much criticism. The only train that America has that even

Movie Review: Unstoppable
MovieRetriever (blog)
... train movies), Tony Scott has Denzel Washington. In Unstoppable,
Washington stars as Frank Barnes, a railroad employee with over 20 years of

TAYLOR: Driver of struck vehicle in custody for dodging lowered safety bar 
at ...
Southgate News Herald
By Ben Baird TAYLOR — Police have a driver in custody whose vehicle was
struck by a train after bypassing a lowered safety bar at train tracks on

Railroad Crossing Crashes Highlight Need For Better Train Safety
Everyone should be cautious when approaching a railroad crossing. Because
it is difficult for trains to stop, the railroad company and train crew are

TEST DRIVE: New Metro-North rail cars go for a spin
New Haven Register (subscription)
... other employees of the DOT, Metro-North Railroad and Kawasaki and a
contingent of journalists. The four-car train included two cars undergoing

Denzel shines in action-packed 'Unstoppable'
Quad City Times
... elsewhere along the railroad when a careless move by another worker
(Ethan Suplee, television's "My Name is Earl") results in a train literally

Ohio 3C rail backers launch Facebook petition, ignore Ohio Hub Study facts
The train project that must share low-rated rails with very slow moving
freight cars was awarded $400 million in February by the Federal Railroad

New Rail Cars Hit the Tracks Next Month
The Daily Easton
M. Jodi Rell tells a crowd at the Fairfield train station that the new M-8
rail cars will go into service in December. Gov. M. Jodi Rell tells a crowd

Four injured in vehicle crash with train
Tampa Bay Newspapers
According to deputies, a 2009 Audi Q5 SUV driven by Daniel Diaz, 70, of
Tampa was struck by a CSX locomotive at the railroad crossing.

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11/13/2010 Railroad News

Kansas train tales featured at museum program
Newton Kansan
Collins also will share items from his other train publications titled
“Ghost Railroads of Kansas” and “Kansas Railroad Attractions. ...

Frequent train crashes spark investigation
Norwich Bulletin
By JAMES MOSHER The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating three
train accidents, including a derailment this week, on a stretch of track

Real 'Unstoppable' event anti-climactic
The movie plotline focuses on a railroad company frantically working to
prevent an unmanned freight train carrying combustible liquids from wiping
out a

Next stop, Chelsea station
Ottawa Citizen
The $32 million proposal comes at a time when ownership of the troubled
steam train could change. The non-profit company that manages the rail line

Sounder station construction to impact Railroad Avenue, Senior Center
My Edmonds News (registration)
Beginning Monday or Tuesday, excavation and trenching work on the Edmonds
Sounder commuter train station will impact traffic on Railroad Avenue and

Train Hits Abandoned Car in Palmdale
PALMDALE ( KTLA) -- A train smashed into a vehicle that appeared to be
abandoned on railroad tracks early Saturday morning. Investigators with the
LA County,0,4257876.story

Movie review: Denzel Washington's Unstoppable follows right tracks
The Province
The actions of a few brave railroad men found a way to stop the train,
using their veteran smarts and some well-timed brawn. Unstoppable cranks up

Man Killed, Pinned Under Train In Catoosa
News On 6
Catoosa police and firefighters were called to the railroad tracks just
north of West Denbo Street at about 6 am to get the man off the train but

Amtrak prepared for Thanksgiving travel
On what is anticipated to be the heaviest single travel day of the year for
Amtrak—the Wednesday before Thanksgiving— America's Railroad expects

'All aboard' The Santa Train is coming through town
Canton Daily Ledger
The second Canton stop is at 2:45 pm near the former TP&W Railroad office
on Second Ave. Everyone is asked to arrive about 15 minutes prior to each

Movie Review: Unstoppable
California Literary Review
So here's the trouble: a shiftless rail yard engineer accidentally puts the
throttle to an unmanned, fully loaded freight train carrying, among other

Santa's on board for fun in Litchfield Hills
On weekends, you can join Mr. and Mrs. Claus taking a break for a fun ride
aboard the Santa Express, a restored 1920s train from the New England

STARRING: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, 
Kevin Dunn
Primary Ignition
You know, “Runaway train never goin' back/Wrong way on a one way
track.” It was weird. When a railroad company loses control of a train
filled with

Trains and the looting of strangers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This applies still more to rail's future costs. The Madison train is a mere
bud of a much longer, costlier branch to Minneapolis that backers call

Train Track Troubles
The Zane Trace National Model Railroad Club held it's annual open house
Saturday afternoon. The public was invited to explore the intricate
railroad track

Dreams realized, on a small scale
Boston Globe
Along the way were several train depots, signs of the yesteryear of the
railroad; today they're rest rooms and steak houses. The experience, at
this speed

New 'Unstoppable' Movie Delivered Edge Of Your Seat,Thrill Ride & More
The train eventually gets away from him with the air breaks detached and
the controls set to full throttle. Railroad controller Connie (Rosario
Dawson) is

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11/12/2010 Railroad News

Hackensack crossing guards are added near train tracks
... asked the traffic division to study the Railroad Avenue intersections
after 12-year Cesar Muloki was struck and killed by an NJ Transit train on

New Train Technology Implemented To Keep Riders Safe
KGTV San Diego
Metrolink will be the first commuter rail system in San Diego County to use
positive train control, a computer system that brings a train to a

Don't give up on Ohio rail plan
Toledo Blade
High-speed rail lines are seamless to provide a smoother ride, banked in
curves to counteract the centripetal force of a curving train, and built
with a

At times, "Unstoppable" goes off track from reality
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
According to a Federal Railroad Administration report, the real train was a
yard-switching job whose engineer approached a misaligned track switch at

Gary Thompson: Director Tony Scott studied Rust Belt and rail workers for ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
So it was with "Unstoppable," his new runaway-train thriller starring
Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as railroad workers who try to stop an

Pennsylvania man lived the drama that inspired 'Unstoppable'
Philadelphia Inquirer
It was a railroad worker's worst nightmare: a runaway train. Hosfeld
dropped his lunch. He and a coworker jumped into a silver Dodge Dakota
pickup and took

Santa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Other Holiday Fun 2010
The Star-Ledger -
The North Pole Express, sponsored by the Black River Railroad Historical
Trust, offers an evening train ride to the North Pole Station to visit
Santa & Mrs

Amtrak has no interest in NJ Transit tunnel
Wall Street Journal
... potential joint rail project would require NJ Transit's commitment to
"fully fund all costs associated with creating additional commuter train

Hi-speed rail conference planned
Current estimates indicate that traveling on a High Speed Rail passenger
train from New York City to Albany could take as little as 45 minutes.

Brewster makes the big screen in 'Unstoppable'
Canton Repository
Once the Brewster Railroad YMCA, it is now a train museum and restaurant.
Village officials hope the film attracts some notoriety and more tourism.

Woman Hit By Train and Killed
West Virginia MetroNews
Police say 44-year-old Marsha Craun of Harpers Ferry and her husband were
taking a walk at around 10:00 when they tried to cross the railroad tracks.

Metro-North surpasses LIRR ridership in September
NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Long Island Rail Road is the nation's largest
commuter railroad. But for perhaps the first time, its sister train line
has surpassed

Hope Mills man killed by train
A CSX train hit and killed a man who was standing on the rail tracks
between Cumberland and Camden roads. The incident was reported at 1:55 am,

Fire on train car hospitalizes 2
Journal Inquirer
Noga said the fire was confined to the third car of the train, which had
old railroad ties inside. He said there was speculation the fire was caused
by the

Felled tree blocks tracks; train blocks crossings
Youngstown Vindicator
Drivers will have to find alternate routes in the city after a train hit a
downed tree at 10:12 am today. The train is blocking the railroad crossings

Petition seeks walking route over Ashland rail tracks
Mail Tribune
A path crossing over train tracks in the Railroad District would provide
connection between A and Hersey streets, business owners say.

Walker Too Pushy Before Being Sworn In?
Germantown Now (blog)
Our current governor did the Talgo train deal on his own with no oversight
and bound us to that while he was in Spain. What makes us think this
leopard has

Slow-moving train hits truck in DeLand
Orlando Sentinel
The accident occurred about 11:45 am at the railroad crossing on N. Orange
Avenue, DeLand police Sgt. John Anderson said. The CSX freight train
consisted of,0,5356707.story

BRIEF: Statewide Rail Passenger Group to Meet in Centralia
Trading Markets (press release)
... mission is to advise people to "take the train," is holding a meeting
Saturday at the downtown Centralia Union Depot train station at 210
Railroad Ave.

"Unstoppable" heroes based on local men
We talked about that day, how they managed to stop the train and what they
think of the movie. It all started at a CSX rail yard in Walbridge.

Rail arguments more about geography than right or left
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sixty years ago, part of what is now my yard in Cedarburg actually belonged
to the "Interurban" railroad. Passengers on the old train that ran every

German soldier impersonators on train spark historical debate
Baltimore Sun
It was billed as light entertainment, a ride back to the 1940s on the
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad complete with Abbott and Costello

Clock running out on Montebello railroad crossing project
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The city's project was to be one of the first in a 20-project line-up for
railroad projects by ACE. The project would include upgrades to train
crossings at

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11/11/2010 General News Mix

11/11/2010 11:21:00 AM

11/11/2010 General News Mix

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Two arrested for multiple tavern and home break-ins

DeMint takes heat for gays, unwed moms comment

Opt Out of a Body Scan? Then Brace Yourself

NASA Deep Impact spacecraft flies by small comet

Nicest Canadian couple in world dole out lottery winnings

Minnesota Mom Hit With $1.5 Million Fine for Downloading 24 Songs

Financial Dangers Women Face

7-Eleven May Capitalize on Obama's Slurpee Drink Remarks

The Acid Test for Enamel-Saving Toothpastes

The Secrets Behind Black Friday Leaks

The simple secret to great sleep

5 signs your date can’t commit

Jobs That Let You Flex Your Freedom

Norway best for the good life: UN report

Rescued Chilean miner breaks out into Elvis-inspired song and dance on ‘Letterman’

Milton Teen, Two Others Arrested In Connection With Pipe Bomb

Firstwatch: Is the train running on (daylight savings) time?

MSNBC suspends Olbermann over political contributions

Melster Candies comes to Janesville!

Students taking dangerous chances at congested rail crossing
Students scramble across the coupling of a train blocking a railroad
crossing near Skyline High School. by GARY REAVES DALLAS — It's a
dangerous problem

Alcohol may have played role in Maine train death
The chief said it appears Bourisk was lying on a railroad track when the
train came along, but the conductor didn't have time to stop.

American-Girl themed train rides take passengers through history
Middletown Journal
File photo Flagg Coal Company #75 steam engine returns to the Lebanon
Station after making a preview run on the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad on
June 11,

Opponents spew myths about high-speed rail
Milwaukee Small Business Times (blog)
A commonly heard statement is "Nobody wants to ride a train between
Milwaukee and Chicago." Rail ridership statistics from around the US and an

Derailed: Why High-Speed Trains Haven't Caught On in the US
According to data from the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the entity
charged with the state's massive 800-mile rail project, the Golden Coast's

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Railroad Men Race to Stop Runaway Train in 'Unstoppable'
Voice of America
Oscar-winner Denzel Washington and Star Trek's Chris Pine co-star as
railroad men in a desperate race to stop a runaway freight train and avert
a disaster.

Randy's Ramblings: Who'll stop the train?
Hudson Star Observer
Since then, Minnesota has added the Northstar commuter train and is working
on a light-rail line between downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Driver dies after slamming into train
Police say the crossing arms were down, and the railroad lights and sirens
were working. It's unclear why the driver didn't see the train.

Steam train pulls into Bluffs
Omaha World-Herald
Union Pacific Railroad's legendary steam locomotive No. 844 arrived in
Council Bluffs from Cheyenne, Wyo., on Wednesday, pulling a special train

'Unstoppable': Thrill ride on a runaway train
Buffalo News
Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson in Tony Scott's action
thriller about a couple of railroad men trying to stop a runaway train

Driver dies after his car rams halted train in SW Houston
Houston Chronicle
By DALE LEZON HOUSTON CHRONICLE A driver died after his car plowed into an
idle train at a railroad crossing in southwest Houston late Wednesday

Chris Pine is Humbled to Work With Denzel Washington and Director Tony Scott ...
The film is based on a true story of two railroad workers who go on a
mission to stop a train that contains hazardous chemicals from reaching a
small town

Report: High-speed rail could help conserve energy, reduce congestion
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
You know, rail lines with overhead posts to supply power to trains. Beyond
the major East Coast cities, and a few interurban train lines here and

Meeting fosters discussion about high-speed rail
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"We'd love to see things like high-speed rail, and we'd love to see the
train station connected to other assets in downtown," said Mike Governale

Crews work all night on overturned rail cars in Willimantic
Mansfield Today
Tuesday's incident is the second train derailment in Windham this year. In
March, a Providence & Worcester Railroad train carrying ethanol derailed in

MBTA operators detail '09 crash
Boston Globe
He originally faced a charge of gross negligence while controlling a
“railroad train,'' under a seldom-used 19th century statute providing a
fine of up to

Doyle leaves rail supporters puzzled
Daily Cardinal
... originally covered by federal stimulus funding to renovate the
Milwaukee train station and the Hiawatha line. Moreover, Wisconsin and
Southern Railroad

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11/10/2010 Railroad News

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11/10/2010 Railroad News

Walker holding firm on the wrong side of the tracks
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As Arlo would sing, our train's got the disappearin' railroad blues. The
high-speed rail plan was chugging along, and then Governor-elect Scott
Walker said

Train Carrying Ethanol Derails, Overturns in Conn.
Police in Willimantic said a train has derailed near the intersection of
Railroad Street and Main Street. Officials from the Department of

Man hit by Caltrain in Redwood City, taken to hospital
San Jose Mercury News
A southbound Caltrain hit the man at about 10:20 am in the Whipple Avenue
railroad crossing. The at-grade crossing has a pedestrian crosswalk and

Monroe City Council accepts bid for zoo train repairs
Monroe News Star
The lowest bid came from Alpha Railroad, and the company estimated it would
cost $160000 to complete the repairs. The train rides at the zoo were

In brief: Teenager killed by train
Fresno Bee
A BNSF train hit and killed a 15-year-old Tuesday afternoon in central
Fresno, authorities said. The teenager was hit while walking along the

Praise for Antioch 911 dispatchers
Chicago Daily Herald
... for quickly resolving a potentially lethal situation for a Zion couple
who stopped their car on railroad tracks with a freight train bearing down.

Man hit by train is hospitalized
The man eventually climbed onto a railroad bridge, and was hit by an
oncoming train. Medics took him to the hospital in serious condition.

Train hits herd, killing 20 cows
Columbus Dispatch
"An average freight train requires more than a mile to come to a complete
stop," said Rudy Husband, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern Railroad. The

Vermont rail improvements begin
Instead, the banner collapsed before the train arrived, and the engine ran
over it as it lay on the tracks. Railroad officials noted the loads of

Olympia transient hit by train has arms amputated
A man who was struck by a train while he was lying in a railroad tunnel
downtown early Tuesday morning will survive but has lost both arms,

Construction starting on West Haven rail station
Meriden Record-Journal
Construction is starting on a new Metro-North Railroad commuter train
station in the Connecticut shoreline city of West Haven. Gov.

Man hit by train
... it started out as a domestic dispute and have not released his name.
The man eventually climbed onto a railroad bridge, and was hit by an
oncoming train

Train Derails In Willimantic
Hartford Courant
The derailment happened in the area of the intersection of Railroad Street
and Main Street just before 9:30 am, according to Department of

Train Derails In Willimantic
Hartford Courant
The derailment happened in the area of the intersection of Railroad Street
and Main Street just before 9:30 am, according to Department of

Train kills 20 cows
CNN (blog)
A herd of cows wandered onto a railroad line at the wrong time Tuesday, and
it did not end well. A 6700-foot Norfolk Southern train plowed through the

Construction starting on West Haven rail station
Wall Street Journal
Construction began Wednesday on a new Metro-North Railroad train station in
West Haven, a project that Connecticut officials say will give more

Railroad to offer discount train tickets to locals
The Durango Herald
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering local
appreciation tickets for its runs to Cascade Canyon from Nov. 28 through
Dec. 17.

Q&A with Chris Pine: After 'Star Trek,' 'Unstoppable?'
"Unstoppable," in which Pine and Washington play railroad workers trying to
stop an unmanned runaway train before it wipes out a city with its

Counselors Help Grieving Fresno High School Students After Train Accident
KMPH Fox 26
Railroad officials say if you or your child absolutely must be near train
tracks during the day, their best advice is to stop, look, listen and think

In The Public Interest : Fast Trains Don't Belong to Either Party
Huffington Post (blog)
... by a train manufacturer that will most likely be forced to leave the
state. Still, high-speed rail enjoys strong political support around the

Rail riders lose in ARC tunnel fight
The Times of Trenton -
Equally important is the predicted increase in value for New Jersey homes
where people would have gotten a one-seat train ride to Manhattan for the

$38 Million Awarded To Implement Positive Train Control Through South OC
Capistrano Dispatch
... Southern California will benefit from the more than $38 million awarded
by the Federal Railroad Administration to help implement positive train

A Quiet Success: New Jersey Commuters Embrace Silence
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Andrew Grossman New Jersey Transit has succeeded at a once-daunting
task: quieting down a few train cars full of people from New Jersey. The

Man who lost arms in Olympia train tunnel identified
The Olympian
OLYMPIA – A man whose arms were crushed by a train while he was sleeping
in a railroad tunnel has been identified as Jeremiah Roberts, originally

Pedestrians find own way over, under and through stalled train
After about 10 minutes, railroad officials said pedestrians began climbing
aboard the train, walked between cars, or ducked under them, to get to the

NJ Transit director touts $2.5B in construction projects after scrapped ARC 
The Star-Ledger -
In the spring, NJ Transit imposed a record-tying fare hike of 25 percent
for train and interstate bus commuters and 10 percent for light rail and
local bus

Fresno High grieving death of student killed by train
Teachers also took time to speak to the teens about railroad safety.
Meanwhile, Damien Montenegro's family was still stunned by their loss.

Railroad caboose rolls again
Topeka Capital Journal
By Steve Fry A railroad caboose and a train depot together with a convoy of
support vehicles made its own novel train as the caboose and depot were

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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani: A life in the Balance (Amnesty International)

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11/9/2010 Railroad News

Olympia police: Train runs over transient's arms
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Olympia police say a 22-year-old transient man survived being run over by a
train while sleeping next to a railroad track early Tuesday morning. ...

LaHood to GOP Governors: No Trains, No Money
ABC News
... train project on other projects like road construction or freight
lines. "I would like high-speed rail to be part of Ohio's future," LaHood

High levels of soot; Chicago train investigation underway
He is asking the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Transit
Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration and the assistant
secretary for

Train carrying ethanol derails in Willimantic
Mansfield Today
In May, four cars on another Providence & Worcester Railroad train derailed
in Lisbon and Gov. M. Jodi Rell asked responding crews to track expenses so

Police Scanner: Person May Have Jumped From Bear Mountain Bridge, Been 
Struck ...
... an individual leaped from the Bear Mountain Bridge—located in Stony
Point—and landed on the railroad tracks below. They may have been struck
by a

NEWS ALERT: Freight train derails in Willimantic
Hartford Inquirer
(WTNH) - A freight train has derailed in the area of Railroad St. and Main
St. in Willimantic. The 80 car train was traveling southbound when the

Cattle killed in collision with train
Columbus Dispatch
By Frank Thomas A 6700-foot freight train struck a herd of cattle in Clark
County early this morning, leaving railroad employees unharmed but about 20

Riding the rails at the Depot: Model railroad layout is transformed for Halloween
Naples Daily News
Turning into the Depot off 10th Street South, progress was brought to a
halt by the familiar clang of a train crossing bell, and the striped gates

Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train to roll into Monroe Nov. 27
Monroe News Star
Look for the red caboose to enter and then take the tour of up to six
Christmas Museum Railroad cars. Admission is free and children will get
gift bags.

Train derails in Willimantic
Norwich Bulletin
Two railroad cars completely derailed and four more partially derailed on a
train coming through Willimantic Tuesday. By JOHN PENNEY A crew to upright

Freight Train Collides With Cattle In Clark County
The conductor for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad told deputies the 6700
foot-long train was doing about 38 miles per hour when they passed the

Man sleeping in Olympia tunnel hit by train, airlifted to Harborview
Olympia police say a man who was sleeping in a railroad tunnel was hit by a
train early Tuesday morning. Despite serious injuries, the man was able to

Cattle killed after herd struck by train in Clark Co.
WHIO Radio
Due to the size and speed of the train, the engineer was unable to stop the
train prior to the railroad crossing at State Route 54 near Plattsburg.

Train Cars Carrying Alcohol Tip in...
NBC Connecticut
Several buildings are on standby to be evacuated, according to the town's
public information officer. The train was on Providence-Worcester Railroad

Germany: Greens Rise as the Left Party Struggles . . . with Itself
Monthly Review
by Victor Grossman Using ropes, some young people descended halfway from
railroad bridges to force the train to stop. Others hastily grabbed stones
out from

VIA Rail to improve Montreal, Vancouver stations
Progressive Rail Roading
VIA Rail also plans to spend $5.1 million to rehabilitate the Heritage
train station in Vancouver. To be complete next year, the project calls for

Moscow to the Way End of the Line
The Moscow Times
Photographer Irina Beck, 46, who took the inaugural train on the restored
route between Moscow and Nice, said rail travel offered a vacation all in

State's passenger rail project appears dead
Chippewa Herald
Taxpayers would also be on the hook for an additional $83.4 million in line
upgrades, which include renovations to the Milwaukee train station,

Unstoppable: Denzel Washington and Chris Pine save small-town USA
Miami New Times
Train movies are as old as the movies themselves, and it's almost
impossible to make a boring railroad flick. We expect — and Scott duly
delivers — scenes

Man hit by train while sleeping in Olympia tunnel (blog)
A 22-year-old man was seriously injured early today when he was hit by a
train while sleeping in an Olympia railroad tunnel. The man has been
airlifted to

Union Pacific Rallies Railroad Fans to Vote Early and Often to Bring 
Steam ... (press release)
... Iowa, to special train service out of Cheyenne, Wyo. Steam Locomotive
No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad.

California High Speed Rail to Break Ground in Central Valley in 2011 (press release)
The newly elected Governor of Ohio John Kasich said via news reports that
“the train is dead” He was referring to the Ohio slow passenger train

Train ridership to New Meadowlands Stadium increases 50 percent
The Star-Ledger -
NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll tells The Record newspaper the
railroad has changed operations to improve flow. Not every train returning

CSX lawsuit against Alabama before Supreme Court; could cost state schools ...
Press-Register - (blog)
... CSX train travels through the Alabama Cruise Terminal on May 18, 2009.
CSX is suing the state over a diesel fuel exemption for its non-rail

Leading article: Private greed and public incompetence
Many long distance train times were faster under BR than they are now. Who
knows what it could have done given the public investment in rail of the
last few

First class tour rolls through train depot
Aiken Standard (subscription)
By AMY BANTON Like a railroad conductor who guides a train crew and looks
after its passengers, 10-year-old DJ Spence led a group of children though
a tour

Historical museum preserves model train display
Sauk Prairie Eagle
Broderdorf said the 50-state train was too long for Armin to run at home,
but he got the chance to see it run, thanks to the Beaver Dam Model
Railroad Club.

Track the history of city's railroad depot as it turns 100
The Free Lance-Star
The first RF&P train arrived in Fredericksburg in late January 1837. As for
the first passenger depot, no physical description survives. .

Train collides with herd, killing 20 cattle
Urbana Daily Citizen
... freight conductor for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad advising of a
collision between his train and a herd of cattle east of South Buena Vista

Dispatchers' actions prevent possible derailment
"We don't know what the rail train was carrying. There's businesses in that
area. Who knows what could have happened?" said Winandy.

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11/8/2010 Railroad News

Massive equipment aids high-speed rail upgrade project
The State Journal-Register
The approach of the train-sized rail replacement machines also draws
railroad buffs and the simply curious. “I'ma railroader.

Doyle: Canceling rail line will cost $100 million, cut 400 jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
LaHood had previously said the train could not be stopped. But during the
campaign, his office declined to comment on Walker's ability to use the
rail money

Hollywood movie took local train engineer on a thrill ride
Massillon Independent
Stertzbach, who invested six months of his life to the movie, is listed as
a railroad engineer/remote operator in the film credits. “Every time a
train is

Review: Unstoppable
Inspired by true events, the film follows an out-of-control train as it
tears through the Pennsylvania countryside and the two mismatched railroad

Dispatcher stops train in Lake Villa
Chicago Sun-Times
Before officers got to the scene, Antioch police dispatchers, who dispatch
calls for Lake Villa, had called the railroad company's dispatch to alert
them to

North county bemoans decision to postpone SMART train
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The Cloverdale train station, shown in this 2005 file photo, has not served
rail passengers since it was dedicated in 1999. By BOB NORBERG A decision

Fallen power line causes train delays
Chicago Sun-Times
GENEVA — A power line that fell across Randall Road near the Union
Pacific Railroad bridge Monday afternoon has been repaired, according to

Amtrak, NJ Transit discussing Hudson rail tunnel
Wall Street Journal
AP TRENTON, NJ — Amtrak and NJ Transit have begun discussing the
possibility of partnering to build a second train tunnel under the Hudson
River just weeks

Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express Hood River Adventure Package!
KPTV Portland
... and listen to the Polar Express story read aloud as the Mt Hood
Railroad chugs toward the "North Pole" . Once the train arrives at the
North Pole,

Chaos in Morning Rush at Train Station to be Replaced by Drop-Off Procedure ...
The upcoming procedure for dropping off rail commuters is in response to a
survey of train commuters, in which they cited as a main concern the lack
of a .

Great Train Expo brings small-scale enthusiasts to Denver in a large way
Denver Post
Pedri is a model-railroad enthusiast and builds scenery through which his
electrically powered trains travel. "I've been into it since I was a baby,"

Despite Protests, Train Hauling Nuclear Waste Arrives in Germany
New York Times
And for three decades, protesters have tried to block transport of that
waste, blowing whistles and chaining themselves to railroad tracks.

As Hannibal lobbies for Amtrak service, its original Mark Twain Zephyr gathers ...
Quincy Herald Whig
Through an odd series of events over the intervening half-century, the
train is now sitting on the tracks at Gateway, a passenger rail repair
company just a

Train Derailment Aftermath in Graniteville, SC
The Cutting Edge
The Federal Railroad Administration estimates roughly a third of all train
accidents are caused by human error, exactly the type of mistakes positive

Coming down the rail
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
By BILL ARCHER Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD — There was a party
going on Sunday in Bluefield, and 850 visitors who rode the rail excursion

Great Train Expo brings small-scale enthusiasts to Denver in a large way
Denver Post
... engineer and train conductor. He also mows lawns for extra cash. Pedri
is a model-railroad enthusiast and builds scenery through which his

Fostoria sets meetings on train-watching park
Toledo Blade
FOSTORIA — Artist's renderings of a proposed train-watching park amid
Fostoria's three railroad junctions will be available for viewing during
two town

Train-truck crash kills driver
An 83-year-old Cincinnati man died Sunday after the 1995 Ford dump truck he
was driving was struck by a train at a railroad crossing on Taylor Road

Rail connector to NYC holds promise for economy
Berkshire Eagle
Housatonic Railroad officials anticipate train stops in Sheffield, Great
Barrington, Lee, Stockbridge, Lenox and Pittsfield.

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Casey Jones Village News

Celtic society hosts annual fest
Jackson Sun
BY LAUREN FOREMAN The Celtic Society of West Tennessee hosted its 5th
annual Celtic Fest on Saturday at the Casey Jones Amphitheater. ...

11/7/2010 Railroad News

Protestors chained to rails halt German nuclear train (Extra)
Monsters and

In other locations, police had managed to remove people before they
attached themselves to the railroad. The radioactive cargo came to a halt
roughly 100

East Lansing is destination for big model train show
Lansing State Journal
21 as one of Michigan's largest model train shows steams into East Lansing.
The Lansing Model Railroad Club is hosting its annual "Train Show and

Railroad Show draws hobbyists, sellers to Fairplex
Contra Costa Times
POMONA - One of the biggest train shows in the country made a stop at
Fairplex on Saturday. About 2000 people attended the Southwest Garden
Railroad Show

'Era hobby' enthusiasts flock to train show at Lakeland (video)
That love of trains translated into a hobby for Shumaker and several other
enthusiasts who gathered for the annual 2 Rail O Scale Train Show of the

Bald Eagle Valley set to take star turn when 'Unstoppable' rolls into town
Centre Daily Times
Normal rail traffic on the Milesburg-to-Tyrone line, including the Norfolk
Southern dedicated coal train, was forced to run at night.

'Unstoppable' most expensive film shot in Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The two are making their first run together on Engine 1206 when they learn
that an unmanned train is headed their way. Thanks to a careless railroad

It's Harder to Run the Marathon When the LIRR Barely Runs
New York Times
... as he waited for a train to Manhasset so he could drive to his home in
Glen Head. “I heard the railroad's president say, 'We don't see a marked

Police Clamp Down Against Activists Over N-Waste Train
AHN | All Headline News
Earlier, the police used pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon against
nearly 250 anti-nuclear activists to stop them from sabotaging the train

Driver hurt in train-truck crash
A man was flown to University Hospital after the dump truck he was driving
was hit by a train at a railroad crossing on Taylor Road in Oxford

Driver flown to hospital after train struck vehicle
Oxford Press
A man was flown to the hospital today after he was seriously injured when a
train struck the vehicle he was driving across the railroad crossing on

SMART votes to start train, delay Cloverdale, Larkspur legs
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By BOB NORBERG Sonoma-Marin Area Rail District directors, facing a $350
million funding gap, chose Saturday to build an initial line from Railroad
Square in

SMART votes to start train, delay Cloverdale, Larkspur legs
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By BOB NORBERG Sonoma-Marin Area Rail District directors, facing a $350
million funding gap, chose Saturday to build an initial line from Railroad
Square in

Phenols in train-ing?
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
... kind of tongue in cheek) that the softness of the tannins was a result
"train settling, " Because our barrel room is located under a railroad

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Daylight Savings Time begins 2am sunday morning.. Fall Back Spring Ahead.

Don't forget to change your clocks or you will be one hour early! :)

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There has never been a more important time than now to stand up for trains and make your voices heard.

Today, Wisconsin Governor Doyle suspended the Milwaukee–Madison Amtrak extension project. Transportation Secretary Busalacchi issued the following statement: "At the Governor's request, I have asked contractors and consultants working on the high speed rail project to temporarily interrupt their work for a few days. In light of the election results, our agency will be taking a few days to assess the real world consequences, including the immediate impacts to people and their livelihoods, if this project were to be stopped."

Two media outlets have polls asking if the project be halted.  They can be found at:

In Ohio, Governor-elect Kasich reconfirmed his position on the 3-C corridor saying "That train is dead. I said it during the campaign. It is dead. Passenger rail is not in Ohio's future." A story on the press conference can be found here:

But this re-commitment to the automobile is not well-timed. Just last week, the United States Geological Survey cut the estimate of undiscovered oil in the Alaska Oil Reserve by 90%, and in the previous week, Goldman Sachs predicted substantially higher oil prices in 2011/2012.  It is urgent that we create other ways to get around.

You can let your elected officials know that you want more trains, not less, at:

Rick Harnish
Executive Director
Midwest HIgh Speed Rail Association
4765 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625


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11/6/2010 Railroad News

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11/6/2010 Railroad News

Train Day!
San Francisco Chronicle
Sonoma County Model Railroad Society, with an HO switching layout and
decorating the HobbyTown USA layout. * Thomas the Train and Lionel coloring

Stuttgart, Union Pacific police investigating death of Arkansas woman who was ...
According to the Stuttgart Daily Leader, officers say 58-year-old Flora
Smith died about 2 am Thursday when a Union Pacific train hit her on some

Anti-nuclear protesters block French nuclear waste train
TopNews United Kingdom
... themselves to the railroad tracks. As per the local police, the
protesters have blocked the railway track completely on which the train was

West Bridgewater Times
Watch trains ride the rails in displays from The South Shore Hi-Rail and
Cape Cod Model Railroad Clubs at the Brockton Train Show. ...

Belt's wooden train car heads to railway museum
Great Falls Tribune
Her father, Jack Hoover, a retired Milwaukee Railroad signal maintainer,
restored and maintained it. Over the years, it served as his getaway.

City's first Lionel train exhibit opens Sunday
BY KAMANA SHRESTHA Lionel Electric Trains is bringing its famous miniature
railroad to Paterson for the first time, to the very building in which some

Choo choo: Museum offers plenty of exhibits for train lovers
The museum offers a train lover's dream of exhibits all year around, with
more than 90 pieces of railroad equipment displayed on its 30-acre site,

SMART train to skip downtown San Rafael and Larkspur Ferry Terminal
Marin Independent-Journal
The total cost of the SMART rail and pathway project is now estimated at
approximately $695 million, up from the $540 million projected when the
train tax

San Bernardino celebrates rich railroad history
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Even though the first passenger train came into San Bernardino in September
of 1883, San Bernardino became a major hub on the railroad map 125 years

Heritage train set sale
ABC Online
He says the company also purchased carriages from Great Southern Railway,
West Coast Railway, SteamRanger Heritage Railway and Northern Rivers
Railroad in

Report: No Clear Upward Trend In Train Suicides
The study also found that peak periods of suicides correlate fairly well
with the peak periods of train operations. The report, Suicides on Commuter

Report: No Clear Upward Trend In Train Suicides
The study also found that peak periods of suicides correlate fairly well
with the peak periods of train operations. The report, Suicides on Commuter

Trains Show Rolls Into Town
... Saturday afternoon, families from across the valley stopped by the
Youngstown Model Railroad Association to catch a glimpse of their favorite

New Ohio Gov Kasich asks Strickland to stop work on 'dead' dog 3C rail plan
Kasich has made clear from the start of his campaign that should he be
elected governor, the 3C passenger rail train project now-defeated Gov. ...

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11/5/2010 9:11:00 AM

Save Sakineh

Iranian woman could be stoned Wednesday

Guardian article on Avaaz emergency campaign:

Brazil President Elect speaks against Iran stoning

Sarkozy threatens to suspend dialogue if Sakineh was executed.

Canada condemns possible execution:

UK calls for halt of execution

US demands no execution:

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani: A life in the Balance (Amnesty International)

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11/5/2010 Railroad News

11/5/2010 7:01:00 AM

11/5/2010 Railroad News

Suicide study reveals patterns of deaths on Caltrain tracks
San Jose Mercury News
He takes a few hundred steps down the rail line, steps on the tracks,
closes his eyes and waits for a train to take his life. ...

HUNTINGTON, W.Va (WSAZ) - A train has hit an SUV on the railroad tracks
near the intersection of 8th Street and 23rd Avenue in Huntington. ...

Local rail projects get $50.3M in fedral funds
San Diego Union Tribune
North County Transit District will receive $24.9 million for safety
equipment designed to reduce train collisions, derailments and worker
injuries. ...

Train runs over, kills man near I-10 & Speedway
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Detectives worked Friday evening investigating what led
up to a train versus pedestrian accident on the railroad bridge near

Report: Possible train derailment in NE (blog)
UPDATE 9:38 am: The Washington Post is reporting a MARC train derailed
after a collision with a freight engine in a Union Station rail yard. ...

Protesters block French nuclear waste train
CNN International
... France (CNN) -- Anti-nuclear protesters blocked a train carrying
nuclear waste in northwestern France Friday, chaining themselves to the
railroad tracks ...

All Aboard! Polar Express to North Pole starting Nov. 12
Palestine Herald Press
The train will depart the Texas State Railroad's Palestine Depot for the
North Pole beginning Nov. 12 and continuing through Dec. 27, on select

Railroad officials say woman threw herself in front of train
... Bankhead-Vieth Union Pacific Railroad officials confirmed Friday that a
woman who was found dead Oct. 30 threw herself in the way of an oncoming

Amtrak train kills man walking on tracks in Albany
San Francisco Chronicle
An Amtrak train has struck and killed a man walking with a friend on
railroad tracks in Albany. KTVU-TV says the accident, reported about 6 am

Federal grant would refurbish Dillard train depot
The first train arrived at the Dillard depot in 1883. The railroad brought
growth. Within two years of that first train rolling through Dillard, ...

Hitch a ride with the North Alabama Railroad Museum
The Huntsville Times - (blog)
View full sizeDave Dieter/The Huntsville TimesThe Santa Train is sponsored
by the North Alabama Railroad Museum on Chase Rd. There were three trips

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11/4/2010 Railroad News

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11/4/2010 Railroad News

Crackdown raises railroad-crossing safety
You'd think people would get the message not to try and beat the train. But
in recent years officers say they've noticed a steady number of accidents

California's first high-speed rail segment may run through the Central Valley
Los Angeles Times
"There's no real market there," said Rich Tolmach, director of the
California Rail Foundation and a critic of the project. "The train won't
even go between ...,0,2504200.story

Newsradio 620
By Charlie Sykes The state Department of Transportation has told
contractors on the high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee to
stop work on the ...

REDLANDS: Calling all train enthusiasts
By JENNIFER DEAN The San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands is looking
for railroad enthusiasts willing to share their train artifacts, model

Celebrating the rails
Redlands Daily Facts
Steel rails through the Cajon Pass made San Bernardino a "Railroad Town"
125 years ago, according to Steven Shaw, president of the San Bernardino

Holiday train display hopes to get restoration of Milltown depot on right track
... he and his friends spent their days playing on the nearby railroad
tracks, hoping one of the engineers would let them take a ride on the

Lisbon train cleanup not on track
(WTNH) - Months after several freight cars jumped the train tracks in
Lisbon the area is still a mess. Crews from Providence and Worcester
Railroad were

North Liberty Leader
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY - The last regularly scheduled passenger train pulled out of Iowa
City back in the early 1960s as the Rock Island Railroad, like many others,

Hazardous Rail training in Old Town
A train carrying hazardous material derails in old town. That's what
emergency responders learned today at a rail safety course. The training
sponsored by

Dayton Train Show set for Nov. 6 & 7 at Hara Arena
Times Community Newspapers of Greater Dayton
The National Model Railroad Association will present its 35th annual Dayton
Train Show Nov. 6 & 7 at Hara Arena in the East Hall and Ballarena. ...

YourNews: Railway Museum will run excursion train Nov. 26-27
Knoxville News Sentinel
Each trip lasts about one hour and includes a short narration on the
historic railroad and the monumental WWII Manhattan Project which it
served. The train

Feds push to start bullet trainbuild in Central Valley
Central Valley Business Times
Construction of the long-proposed Caifornia high-speed passenger train
system should be started in the Central Valley, the Federal Railroad

Several events planned for Mexico for holiday season
Mexico Ledger
What would have been the 10th anniversary of Kansas City Southern Railroad
Company bringing its Holiday Express Train through Mexico will not occur,

San Diego's underground railroad
Washington Post (blog)
It's unclear how the train was powered. More than 24 tons of marijuana
connected to the tunnel, accessible via a warehouse, was confiscated
Tuesday and

Peninsula Denied Billions In HSR Funding By Feds
By Aaron Selverston | Email the author | 12:07pm A rendering of the
proposed bullet train traveling through the Bay Area. California High-Speed

HILLSBOROUGH: Eric Vanbiervliet, 19, killed by train
Packet Online
He was struck by a westbound CSX Railroad freight train. Police responding
to an initial report said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman found dead in Texhoma was recently divorced
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL TEXHOMA — A recently divorced Kansas woman whose body
was found near the railroad tracks in Texhoma jumped in front of a train,

Cravaack would put brakes on train and trails
Duluth News Tribune
Railroads are great,” he said. “But unless they can pay for themselves,
I just don't see it being practical. … The majority of these types of
trains have

C. Kalimantan to build railway network
Jakarta Post
It will take a train 10-12 hours to make a round trip, faster than truck
(15-16 hours) and barges (7 days), he added. In terms of capacity, a train
has a

Ad'k Scenic Railroad celebrates one-millionth passenger
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Utica offers a '50s-themed Doo Wop train and the Polar Express, which drew
about 11000 people to Utica last year during the Christmas season. The
railroad ...

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11/3/2010 Railroad News

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11/3/2010 Railroad News

Region's Santa trains are a popular holiday outing — now's the time to book
Seattle Times
17 pulls the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad's Santa train near Elbe, Pierce
County. The Santa Express trains of the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad offer

FELA suit filed against KCS, UP over train wreck
Southeast Texas Record
... Railway employee has filed suit against the company and Union Pacific
Railroad, claiming he injured his back and neck when a KCS train derailed

SMART shortfall reaches $350 million
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The Cloverdale train depot awaits construction of the SMART commuter rail
line. Funding problems could delay construction 3 to 5 years.

Flower Mound: Argyle woman killed in train crash
Dallas Morning News (blog)
An Argyle resident was killed around 8:15 pm Tuesday when her car was
struck by a freight train at a railroad crossing in Flower Mound.

Train collides with semi-truck
... in some loose dirt on the railroad track on US Highway 20. Daniels says
Halser saw the oncoming train, and managed to get out of his truck before
the crash

US gov't awards $2.4 billion for high-speed rail
CNET (blog)
In this round of funding, Florida received $800 million to build a
high-speed railroad connecting Tampa and Orlando with train speeds reaching
up to 168 mph

Quiet Zone approved at rail crossings
By Amy Alderman TribLocal reporter Today at 3:00 pm Residents will no
longer hear the train whistle at most rail crossings between Libertyville

TxDOT trailer hit by train
A TxDOT equipment trailer got caught on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks
in Hondo Wednesday morning and was hit by a train. No injuries were

Argyle motorist struck by freight train
The Cross Timbers Gazette
A 44-year-old Argyle woman was killed Tuesday night when her car was struck
by a train at the railroad crossing on Stonecrest Road and Hwy 377 in far

Farmer killed when train slams into tractor he was on
Bowling Green Daily News
... driving was struck by a train. Jimmy Wilson, 49, of Smiths Grove, was
crossing the railroad tracks on Vine Street in Oakland when the accident

No one injured in Hondo train-truck crash
San Antonio Express
... predicting it could be early afternoon before a second engine being
dispatched by Union Pacific Railroad officials arrives at the scene and the
train is

WK&S Railroad celebrates Halloween with free rides
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers
By Jennifer Hetrick Little ones galore hopped up on the train at the
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad this past weekend to enjoy Halloween
with free

Four train cars derail in Leonard, ND
Agents from Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co., which is responsible
for the railcars, also responded and are investigating the derailment,

Winter should silence horns at Twinsburg Road quiet zone
Photo By Jeff SaundersThis mid-road barrier on Twinsburg Road is designed
to prevent cars from driving around the railroad crossing gates at the

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11/2/2010 Railroad News

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11/2/2010 Railroad News

Witnesses say fight preceded train accident
Daytona Beach News-Journal
A witness to the accident, 21-year-old Jasmine Williams of Daytona Beach,
said she saw a woman walking alongside the railroad tracks and a little

Model train enthusiasts to open their Gloucester County homes to guests
Gloucester County Times -
Something in a corner of his basement in his Woodbury home, where he could
test his HO scale trains in advance of Silver Valley Railroad train club

Holiday events bring Bellefonte's Victorian spirit alive
Centre Daily Times
Just in time for Christmas, the Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society will
offer train rides Dec. 18 and 19 aboard a beautifully restored circa 1940s

Holiday Train visits Steamtown on Nov. 27
Scranton Times-Tribune
Afterward, the train will travel to Binghamton, NY, on the former
Lackawanna Railroad main line. It is expected to cross the historic
Tunkhannock Viaduct in

Chet Culver takes his message to train tour
Known as the "Culver Victory Express," the Iowa Interstate Railroad
passenger train stopped at nine towns Monday, beginning in Davenport and
ending in

Explore Durango, Mesa Verde
St. George Daily Spectrum
Incredible scenery has replaced gold and silver as the draw to the Durango
and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Boarding the train in the cowboy town

Model railroad show rolling into Normal library
Bloomington Pantagraph
So it's appropriate the Normal Public Library will celebrate National
Railroad Month by having its third annual model railroad train show
Saturday and

Buildings to fall in Albany to help with future high-speed rail
Amtrak and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
recently announced that the demolition of the old Albany/Rensselaer train

Vallejo's: Historic railway station Mexican food
The Scribe
It was Colorado Spring's passenger train station, back when people used to
ride trains. Vallejo's sits just to the south and west of the old train

The Hoax of (Not Really) High-Speed Rail
Greentech Media
If the train wasn't weighted heavily in the front to meet Federal Railroad
Administration demands for safety because it operates on tracks that

Warren County leaders like one rail line proposal
Glens Falls Post-Star
Warren County supervisors decided Tuesday to interview only one of three
companies that has applied to run train service on the county-owned rail

Seaview Stories: Tales of the rails
Chinook Observer
His company laid the first rails in 1888 and the first railroad train to
serve our Peninsula started in Ilwaco almost exactly a year later, reaching
the end

Wisconsin Advances High-Speed Rail Plan
Wall Street Journal
... agreements with Canadian Pacific Railway and the Wisconsin Southern
Railroad," which own some of the tracks that the passenger train will use,
she said.

Deadwood train engine sold for $100
Black Hills Pioneer
... 25-ton train engine from a Denver salvage yard and brought it here to
become a tourist railroad that was supposed to operate between Deadwood and

Hillsborough teen killed by freight train
The Star-Ledger -
Hillsborough Police responded to the CSX rail line beneath the Homestead
Road Bridge at 5:45 pm Monday after a man was reported struck by a freight

Rail proponents will regroup after tax defeat
A train approaches a light rail station in Tempe, with a mountain near
Arizona State University in the background. By TED JACKOVICS | The Tampa

Police investigate man struck by train in Hillsborough
It remains unclear why Vanbiervliet was at the railroad tracks at the time
of the incident, police said. The westbound train stopped and was present

A Transit Bargain, Truly Underground
New York Times
“It's cheaper than taking the 1 train,” she said. The idea for an
underground railroad across the Hudson River dates back to the Gilded Age,
but PATH,

Friends remember young men killed by train
MONTREAL — MONTREAL — Days after the tragic deaths of three young men
who were hit by a Via Rail train in the Turcot yards, friends of one of the

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11/1/2010 Railroad News

11/1/2010 11:27:00 AM

11/1/2010 Railroad News

Train Derailment Update
Highway 273 is closed to traffic today, as officials with CSX Railroad
continue their investigation into the cause of the accident and remove the
cars from

"Well.. Hope all who celebrate had a good Halloween, Happy all souls day, and Happy all Saints Day. and if I forget Happy Diwali coming up :) . Hope everyone is doing well. Sorry, I have slacked off so bad in updating this blog, I am involved in numerous projects at once, and also got a new job as a chatroom moderator, it is volunteer work, but the chat pays for participation.. So I been enjoying chatting there to make up for some of my earnings I fell behind in.. I am doing well, struggle with allergies from the invasion of the Asian Lady Beetles :) .  But so far this year it has not been that bad, and the local birds started to eat them lil buggers.. So, I hope it is the end of the worse of the invasions." - DNatureofDTrain

Dead bodies found near Texas-Oklahoma border
Jessica Brown, an OSBI spokeswoman, said Texhoma law enforcement officials
found the woman dead near railroad tracks after receiving a report of a

Train death was accident: coroner
Chicago Sun-Times
“There's no reason for anyone to be on railroad tracks when the lights
are flashing, period,” Reile said. Illinois is ranked the third-highest
state in the

Woman dead, child injured after being hit by train
Authorities say the woman and child were about 30 yards north of a railroad
crossing. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the child

Is rail expansion in Iowa worth the wait?
By WILLIAM PETROSKI • • November 1, 2010 The Amtrak
passenger train that could be hauling travelers between Iowa City and
Chicago within

Rail fans and Scranton model train show have long-lasting hobby
Scranton Times-Tribune
Model railroad enthusiasts and dealers attended the twice-yearly model
train show, browsing through stacks of boxed model railroad cars, miniature

South Korea's bullet-train on target
Asia Times Online
Each of the gleaming new stations on the way had special Korea Railroad
greeters and journalists on hand to welcome both the sunrise and

Bodies of woman, child found in Okla. Panhandle
Houston Chronicle
... Globe-News that Texhoma authorities found the woman dead near railroad
tracks Saturday night after they received a report of a train hitting

Kiwanis kicks off holiday train event
VillageSoup Belfast
The Kiwanis Club of Rockland is on track to take over the annual family
Christmas train ride aboard the Maine Eastern Railroad following five years

Missouri Gets $4.1 Million for High Speed Rail Development
Kansas City infoZine
As some projects have been completed, train service has improved
significantly. One example is the new rail siding near California, Mo. that
eliminated a

Last whistle of the season
The Durango Herald
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's last summer season train
leaves the Durango depot Saturday morning. The railroad's Polar Express

Bodies of woman, child found in Oklahoma Panhandle
Rose Irene Warner, 31, of Topeka, Kan., was hit by a Union Pacific Railroad
train about 9 pm Saturday. The body of her daughter, Alexandria Leigh
Warner, 5,

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