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9/30/2010 Railroad News

9/30/2010 1:50:00 PM

9/30/2010 Railroad News

Five injured, none killed, in Minnesota train collision
Grand Forks Herald
... Boomers Road Railroad Crossing on Highway 2 about 15 miles north of Two
Harbors. The witnesses showed photographs of train cars piled on one
another and

Train cars headed north
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By GUY KOVNER Two vintage railroad cars departed Thursday from Santa Rosa's
Railroad Square, bound for Samoa, a tiny town across Humboldt Bay from

More federal money for California bullet train
Central Valley Business Times
The proposed California high-speed passenger train system has gotten
another infusion of cash from Washington. The California High Speed Rail
Authority on

BNSF asks to void awards, sanctions in fatal crash
The BNSF Railway Co. is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn $28
million in penalties for a 2003 car-train crash in Anoka that killed four

Rell Opposes End of Train Discounts
The Daily New Canaan
Rell said the proposed changes would discourage train use at a time when
her administration has made "unprecedented investments" in the state's

St. Matthews hopes for train horn waiver next week
Louisville Courier-Journal
... next week whether it will be granted a waiver by the Federal Railroad
Administration to stop train horns from sounding at six crossings in the

MBTA track work to cause delays on Needham Commuter rail
Needham Times
Train 609 will arrive at West Roxbury Station at 9:05 am Passengers for
Hersey, Needham Junction, Needham Center and Needham Heights will then
board a

Amtrak's High-Speed Rail Plan: Can't We Do Better?
It will link the East Coast with a futuristic, 220-mile per hour bullet
train, employ thousands of people, and generate an estimated $900 million
per year.

China Breaks Its Own Train Speed Record, Will Spend 1 Trillion USD on High ...
China currently has 4300 miles of railroad track -- the most of any nation
in the world. While its trains aren't quite as fast at top speed compared

U.S. Development Group Begins Operations at Louisiana Crude Oil Rail Terminal
Business Wire (press release)
... and terminal facilities, announced today that its St. James Rail
Terminal has begun to receive and offload shipments of crude oil via unit

Vermont receives funding for Amtrak
Brattleboro Reformer
... thanks to the good performance of the New England Central Railroad,
over which the train runs for much of its route," Parker said in the

Future on right track for Amtrak line
Staunton News Leader
... long-distance train would step up to daily service in Staunton under a
performance improvement plan released by the passenger railroad Wednesday.

Hike to Mossbrae Falls raises safety issues
Gorchol's remarks came last week during a promotional train ride organized
by the railroad's public relations department. Reporters and local
officials were

Rail groups finding more ways to stress safety
Chicago Daily Herald
He also pointed to the environmental benefits of proposed projects like a
high-speed rail system between Chicago and St. Louis, saying one train on

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9/30/2010 8:15:00 AM

Save your smile boost your health

9 signs you are happier than you might think

Big Lizard on the Loose in Janesville, WI

Could 'Goldilocks' planet be just right for life?

Gliese 581g, a new planet like Earth: Could humans live there?

Strangest alien planets

Suicide sparks outrage on Rutgers campus

Outrage, remorse after Rutgers student's death

State attorney launches bizarre Internet war on openly gay college student

Death of California youth puts focus on rise in antigay bullying

Dozens In NYC Charged In Computer Virus Scam

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9/29/2010 Railroad News

9/29/2010 1:38:00 PM

9/29/2010 Railroad News

Fatal train wreck in Mossy Head
Walton Sun
Sheriff's Office dispatch received a call at 7:21 pm from a CSX railroad
dispatcher who reported that the chief engineer believed the train had
struck a

Motorists urged to respect rail crossings
Opelousas Daily World
... signs saying railroad crossing. Herring said those should be considered
as a yield sign and drivers should look and listen for a train before

Inspectors sign off on Durango train trestle
The Durango Herald
by Dale Rodebaugh Nathan Marshall with Martin/Martin Inc. climbs around on
the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad bridge that crosses the

Man arrested for Sept. 10 train wreck
The Daily Advertiser
Broussard was driving an 18-wheeler on American Legion Drive, and while
crossing a railroad track, he was struck by an Amtrak train that split the

Princeton planners weigh Dinky train fate
The Times of Trenton -
Operated by NJ Transit, the little train line was established in 1865 and
provides the shortest regularly scheduled commuter rail trip in America at

Amtrak agent's retirement ends family's railroad legacy
Seattle Times
The passengers riding the train are telling you that," she says. She's 60
and counting down the hours until she retires Thursday as station agent at

Crawling in, on and under trains ... not so smart
As obvious as it may seem ... people shouldn't attempt to cross railroad
tracks when a train is present. Not in a car ... not on a bike ... and most

Police Look To Curb Dangerous Railroad Crossings
KGTV San Diego
In the footage, several people were seen crawling underneath the stopped
train, and one person climbs over it to make his way across. "I think it's

Big model train show Oct. 2-3 in Lynden
Bellingham Herald
LYNDEN - The Lynden Lions Club will hold its 26th annual International
Model Railroad and Circus Builders Show Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct.

Man Hit By Freight Train
A man standing on the CSX railroad tracks in northwestern Walton County was
struck and killed by a freight train shortly after sunset last night.

HSR could get you to Boston in 3 hours, but it's pricey
Greater Greater Washington
A train will never beat that. Instead of spending money on rail, why not
take the money and: by urbaner on Sep 29, 2010 11:16 am Personally not a

Ohio Republicans tie Strickland to tracks of slow 3C train, ask AG for help
Ohio rail officials recently announced that new calculations show the
average speed of the train can be increased from 39- to 50-mph.

Historic locomotive brings circus to town
Denver Post
By Mike Peters The Ringling and Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Union Pacific
Railroad's "Challenger," No. 3985 join together to celebrate railroad

Historic locomotive brings circus to town
Denver Post
By Mike Peters The Ringling and Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Union Pacific
Railroad's "Challenger," No. 3985 join together to celebrate railroad

$50 million confirmed to speed "Vermonter" rail line
With subsequent funding outlays, the Federal Railroad Administration aims
to spur high-speed train traffic between Montreal and New York City.

China's Super Train Trounces Speed Records
The Railroad Ministry expects to have 68350 miles of railway track by 2012,
8078 of which will be high-speed rail. These achievements have also led to

Canadian National Railway, Union Resume Labor Talks
Wall Street Journal
(CNI) has offered some room for compromise on a key labor issue with the
union representing its train conductors, yardmen and traffic coordinators,

A Train's Life 2: The Disneyland Railroad
Chip and Co
I hand held the camera set at a slow shutter speed while moving (panning)
it with the speed of the train. I like this technique because it makes the

Driver who challenged Amtrack charged with DUI
... train on September 10 is being charged with driving under the influence
of a controlled dangerous substance and failure to stop at a railroad grade

Wyoming briefs
Casper Star-Tribune Online
GUERNSEY -- A BNSF Railway locomotive derailed in the Guernsey rail yard
early Tuesday after one train side-swiped another, according to a railroad

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9/28/2010 Railroad News

9/28/2010 1:29:00 PM

9/28/2010 Railroad News

China unveils latest high-speed train
The Railroad Ministry said by 2012, it expects China to have a railway
network of 68350 miles, 8078 miles of which will be high-speed rail

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and Union Pacific Celebrated Railroad 
PR Web (press release)
History was made today when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
train and Union Pacific Railroad's “Challenger,” No.

LIRR To Limit Service to NYC Marathon
NBC New York
LIRR train service will be "extremely" limited on race day, as the railroad
finishes a project to modernize its outdated signal and switching system in

LIRR To Limit Service to NYC Marathon
NBC New York
LIRR train service will be "extremely" limited on race day, as the railroad
finishes a project to modernize its outdated signal and switching system in

Hackensack school collecting funds toward burial costs of boy killed by 
“Also, children should not be engaged in telephone conversations,
texting, or using headphones when crossing streets or railroad crossings.

Research campus boosts local rail traffic
Concord Independent Tribune
In the future, Charlotte's train station, now located at 1914 North Tryon
St., will move to uptown Charlotte to complement the city's light rail

Amtrak Sets $118 Billion Cost on High-Speed Rail Route
By Angela Greiling Keane - Tue Sep 28 16:58:54 GMT 2010 Amtrak, the US
long-distance passenger railroad, estimated that building a high-speed
train link

CN Rail conductor union says doesn't want strike
Reuters Canada
Negotiators from the Teamsters Rail Conference, representing CN's train
conductors, yardmen and traffic coordinators, and from Canada's biggest
railroad are

Authorities say man hit by train in northeast Missouri tried to kill himself
... struck by a train. Police told the Hannibal Courier-Post that the man
apparently was on or near the railroad tracks Monday night in downtown

Major Service Disruptions Planned On LIRR Next Month
Riders are being advised to use the railroad for essential business only.
Only three trains per hour will travel to or from Penn Station.

Beneath Public Belt ex-head Jim Bridger's boasting, a train wreck: Stephanie Grace
To hear Jim Bridger tell it, all he did was introduce standard corporate
practices to the city-owned New Orleans Public Belt Railroad.

SUV struck by train near Muncie Mall
Muncie Star Press
The driver of a sport-utility vehicle escaped injury Monday night when he
drove in front of an oncoming train at the railroad crossing near the
Muncie Mall

Swiss train enthusiasts celebrate restoration of Furka Pass train
Monsters and
The Durka steam train is back. An army of volunteer railroad freaks and
many donors have made it possible for the stretch of rail, which was shut
down in

Polar Express again ushers in holiday season in Lubbock
By William Kerns The annual Polar Express train ride, a real railroad
adventure inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's book “The Polar Express” and
the subsequent

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9/27/2010 Railroad News

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9/27/2010 Railroad News

Vehicle hit by train near Muncie Mall
Muncie Star Press
... sport-utility vehicle was not injured when he drove in front of an
oncoming train at the railroad crossing near the Muncie Mall on McGalliard

Trains kill two Salmon Arm teens in one week
The Province
One of the teens, Tyrel Colton Goerzen, 19, attempted to jump the tracks
before an oncoming Canadian Pacific Railway train arrived, but he didn't
make it

Man dies in wreck near Pratt
Manhattan Mercury
... at a railroad crossing north of Highway 61, near the 300 block of NE
30th Avenue, when a Union Pacific train struck the driver's side of his

LIRR weekend construction delays will lengthen commutes by 70 minutes
New York Daily News
LIRR trips will increase by 70 minutes over two upcoming weekends when the
railroad severely cuts service to and from Penn Station for a construction

Authorities release name of pedestrian hit by train
Quad City Times
... at the Orange Street railroad crossing in Morrison. A Union Pacific
Railway train was traveling westbound on the south set of tracks and struck

Pedestrian hit by train, seriously hurt
Merced Sun-Star
The engine of the train was at the M Street railroad crossing when police
arrived. The train, which was 75 cars long, was forced to stop after
striking the

Railroad club restores UP caboose
Sky Hi Daily News
... GRANBY — The Moffat Road Railroad Museum project will be receiving
its first piece of railroad equipment — the last part of a train. ...

Railroad Reunion
Baxter Bulletin
Railroad Reunion Gary Flippin (left) and Phillip Rice (right) lower a model
train onto a section of track at Big Spring Park in Cotter on Saturday

After nearly a century, a modern Afghan railroad is under construction
CNN International
"Unfortunately we don't have a train today." In fact, the first modern
railroad in Afghanistan in nearly a century is nearing completion in the
north of the

Greek Strike Forces Changes in Bulgaria Train Schedule
The Greek strike forced Bulgaria's BDZ once again to alter its train
schedule. File Photo The Bulgarian State Railroad company, BDZ, announced

BRIEF: Steam-powered train to pass through Toledo on Monday
Trading Markets (press release)
The Nickel Plate Road 765, owned by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical
Society, will likely arrive late in the morning or early in the afternoon
on its way

'High-Speed' Rail Plan Not Progress
Wheeling News Register
A new study claiming the train trip can be made much more swiftly, in
slightly more than five hours, was released last week. We wonder if the
timing was

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9/26/2010 Railroad News

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9/26/2010 Railroad News

Ringling Brothers circus train to arrive Tuesday in Denver
Denver Post
Union Pacific Railroad's Challenger No. 3985 will make the trip to Denver
with the circus from Speer, Wyo., to celebrate railroad heritage. The
65-car train

Crossing work to block Concord Road 6-8 weeks
Journal and Courier
Work will begin Monday on a project to create a "quiet" railroad crossing
-- one that removes the need for train whistles. Installation of new gates

Historic train to make trips through town
Greeley Tribune
Viewers can watch the train pass through Greeley downtown by the old
Greeley Union Pacific Railroad Depot, 902 7th Ave. 70 miles per hour.

Ely, Nev., has a cure for railroad fever
Sacramento Bee
Through the year, the Nevada Northern Railway offers special events like a
BBQ Train, a weeklong Railroad Reality Camp offering a

Legacy of the Comstock Lode
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Our first stop was the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Depot. One train was
loaded to the brim with passengers for its 35-minute round-trip to nearby
Gold Hill.

Deirdre Fleming: Train lovers revive classic way to see coastal area's scenery
Press Herald
... the Downeast Scenic Railroad will have a celebrated final three weeks
of its first season. And after the last train pulls out at 1:30 pm on Oct.

Port Chester train station looks good outside; inside must wait
The Journal News |
As part of a $9.4 million plan to fix up that station and the one in Rye,
Metro-North Railroad restored the 1890 building in Port Chester's downtown.

Kansas Man Killed In Train Versus Semi Accident
A Manhattan man is dead after the semi he was driving collided with a
train. Paul Cross, 51, of Manhattan had stopped his semi at the railroad
tracks just

Like warm molasses, Ohio's 3C train strands riders at stations not destinations
3C rail plan backers argue the higher average speeds should convince more
people to take the train. They argue that speed is not what most leisure

Etowah-based train company ready for busy fall season
Hiawasee River Adventure Railroad, based in Etowah in McMinn County, is
ready for a busy month of train tours through the fall foliage.

Morrison man struck & killed by train
Investigators say Wright was on the railroad tracks near Orange Street
crossing when he was struck by a union pacific train. ...

20th Century images: Montana celebrates 100 years
Charleston Gazette
The people are crowding the sidewalk to get a view of an authentic Old West
stagecoach that was just unloaded from a railroad train in the distant

Cocktail? Choices Vary on Rail Lines From the City
New York Times
The bar carts, shabby and made of plastic, are squeezed onto stifling hot
train platforms, often at the bottom of a flight of stairs.

Coward man hit by train while crossing tracks
Police say one train was stopped on one set of tracks when Weatherly
approached the railroad crossing. As he crossed, a south-bound Amtrak
passenger train

Woman Killed by Train in Hornell
... railroad company, says an investigation in conjunction with Hornell
Police has led them to believe that the woman purposely got in front of the
train to

Community looks at train track safety after teen's death
News 8 Austin
James Dakota Hinojosa was killed Thursday evening while walking on railroad
tracks near Stassney Lane. A Union Pacific train struck and killed the

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9/25/2010 Railroad News

9/25/2010 1:03:00 PM

9/25/2010 Railroad News

Man dies after being hit by train
by Lisa Edge AFlorence County man is dead tonight after an incident
involving a train. It happened just before 4 am this morning at the
railroad crossing at

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad train car reservation record is list ...
Among the elected leaders listed on the 2009 calendar for the New Orleans
Public Belt Railroad's two lavishly restored 1920s-era Pullman rail cars
are Mayor

Nippon Sharyo receives US order for 160 rail cars
Japan Today
Nippon Sharyo Ltd has jointly received an order with Sumitomo Corp for 160
rail cars from a US train operator worth around 48 billion yen, the major

Lieutenant governor's office canceled reservation on New Orleans Public Belt ...
Mayor Mitch Landrieu hasn't hidden his contempt for the New Orleans Public
Belt Railroad's practice of allowing "personal and private use" of its two

State now says 3C train will average 50 mph
Columbus Dispatch
Supporters of the 3C rail plan say the higher average speeds should induce
more people to take the train, although they said most leisure travelers

Train Strikes and Kills Landscaper
MyFox Houston
According to Sgt. Felix Vargas with Rosenberg police, Barcenas was mowing
grass along the railroad line when a BNSF train struck him.

Train signalization project: Work has begun for new cables
Redding Pilot
Those orange cords running alongside the Metro North railroad tracks are
temporary cables that will be replaced by underground cables once Metro

Auburn man killed in train collision
“Pitts was attempting to cross the railroad tracks at that location when
the westbound train struck the passenger side of the car he was driving,

Virginia & Truckee Railway rolling again
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Now only bottles of water are for sale on the train. The $50 round-trip
ticket isn't out of line with what other historic railroads charge, he

Leaf peeping, tweeting
Albany Times Union
It's a particularly appropriate route for the car, given the train's route,
which skirts Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. The railroad each autumn

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9/24/2010 Railroad News

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9/24/2010 Railroad News

Middle School Principal Killed By Train
KTSM News Channel 9
Sheriff's Deputies on the scene say that Segura was stopped at railroad
tracks in Tornillo, Thursday afternoon. A train headed eastbound cleared

Central Texas Digest: Man killed by train in South Austin; woman faces child ...
Austin American-Statesman
... in both directions near Manchaca Road on Thursday evening after a train
struck and killed a man who police said was walking along the railroad

Mark Mulligan / The Herald
A semi truck lies on the railroad tracks after it was struck by a train
Thursday in Everett. By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer EVERETT — A
southbound train

Support for rail line is on track 2M could ride Conn.-NY route
Berkshire Eagle
... this survey could be a positive step forward to installing rail service
to New York, via a connection to the Metro North train line in Danbury,

Bellevue changing traffic because of trains
AP - September 24, 2010 5:14 AM ET After months of debate, the City Council
on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Canadian Pacific Railroad that

Cause of train derailment to be known next month
River Falls Journal
Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials will submit a report to the Federal
Railroad Administration next month on the cause of the train derailment

Authorities seek passenger in fatal crash
Chillicothe Gazette
The crash took place around 5 pm Wednesday when Terry W. Brumfield, 56, of
Piketon, was trying to cross railroad tracks that run across his driveway
at 1752

Train robbery?
Milwaukee News Buzz
Herb Kohl and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, are leading an effort to repeal
30-year-old exemptions to anti-trust laws that favor the railroad industry.

Auburn ManDdies in Collision with Train
WDEF News 12
The wreck occurred at a railroad crossing near the intersection of Alabama
Highway 14 and Lee County Road 188. The content of this field is kept
private and

School Principal Dies In Train Crash
KFOX El Paso
The accident happened around 5 pm at OT Smith and Alameda on the railroad
tracks, according to El Paso County sheriiff's deputies.

The Record: Letters, Sept. 24, 2010
As a former railroad police officer, I've learned that many factors
contribute to pedestrian accidents. These factors include the speed of the

Ohio releases faster passenger train schedule
The campaign produced a copy of a 1935 New York Central Railroad timetable
that shows a train completing the Cleveland-Cincinnati trip in just over 5

Educator on cell phone hit by 2nd train dies
Houston Chronicle
... was talking on her cell phone died when she drove her vehicle around a
railroad crossing gate near a stopped first train and was hit by a second

High-speed rail: On the wrong track?
Palo Alto Online
Before boarding Japan's widely acclaimed Shinkansen bullet train,
Schwarzenegger marveled at the technology around him. Surrounded by
reporters and aides,

Report says rail will create jobs, reduce traffic
Dearborn Press and Guide
“We are also excited about our new intermodal passenger train station. We
are in support of the Midwest High Speed Rail Initiative because it
broadens the

Students mourn death of Austin high school student hit and killed by train
A spokesperson with Union Pacific Railroad says the train engineer sounded
a horn, but Hinojosa did not get out of the way. APD investigators say they

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9/23/2010 Railroad News

9/23/2010 12:38:00 AM

9/23/2010 Railroad News

Riverside rail safety operation gives 116 tickets
Pedestrians and drivers speeding up to beat a train, sometimes even going
around lowered gate arms, are huge safety concerns, railroad officials

Museum lets visitors take part in reenactment of train robbery
Las Vegas Sun
By Dylan Scott (contact) Witness a train robbery on the Nevada Southern
Railway this weekend — and you can be one of the passengers. The Nevada

Train, Pickup Collide, Killing Pike Co. Man
The patrol said Terry W. Brumfield was driving across a set of railroad
tracks when his pickup was struck by a Norfolk Southern train. ...

Coroner ID's man hit, killed by train
Mark A. Kaiser, 55, of Riverside, was on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks
near Nichols Park about 4:50 am when witnesses say he turned, straddled the

One Dead, One Hurt in Collision at Railroad Crossing
Troopers say Brumfield's pickup was hit by a southbound Norfolk Southern
Train as he attempted to cross railroad tracks while leaving his driveway

Train, semi collide on Everett waterfront
By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer EVERETT — A southbound train crashed into
a tractor-trailer truck that was crossing the railroad tracks near

Chico train safety day hailed as major success
By GREG WELTER -Staff Writer People board Union Pacific Railroad's
refurbished 1950s-era Pullman cars Wednesday to take a free ride on the
"safety train"

Speeding train kills 7 elephants in eastern India
The Associated Press
Outraged wildlife activists said they had complained to railroad
authorities many times, asking them to divert trains to other routes or
avoid running

A Mingling of Leaf-Peeping and Time Travel
New York Times
... the railroad offers short excursions to a pumpkin patch and longer
excursions like a five-and-a-half-hour trip. The mood on a foliage train
tends to be

Mason-area man ticketed in connection with May collision with train
Lansing State Journal
Police were able to view footage from a video camera mounted on the train.
Police said the train horn was functioning, and the signal lights at the

Luxury vintage train cars could be money-losers if sold
By Frank Donze and Michelle Krupa, staff writers View full sizeChris
Granger, The Times-PicayuneThe New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has used
two 1920s-era

City signs agreement with railroad
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
The two major components are the closing of seven of the city's 15
street/track crossings and setting a maximum train speed through town of 20

Domed viewing car added to Adirondack train.
... already successful Adirondack train running from New York City through
the Capital Region up to Montreal will carry the railroad's "Great Dome"

Police In Mason Hold Train Safety Event
Mason police, the MSP and railroad officials were on hand to talk about
crossing safety. In May, a man tried to cross the tracks at Kipp road.

Cause Of Train Derailments Remains Under Review, But Device Should Prevent ...
By Harold F. Cobin | Email the author | 6:00am A senior Metro-North
Railroad official Wednesday said the cause of two recent train derailments
in town is

Salmon Arm, BC. teen killed by freight train
Salmon Arm RCMP say 19-year-old Tyrel Colton Goerzen was killed after being
hit by a freight train while playing on the railroad tracks Wednesday

Tragedy strikes twice for Pico Rivera family
Whittier Daily News
The 73-year-old got off his bicycle and walked toward the railroad
crossing. A witness told deputies he peered down the tracks toward the

Three hurt while jumping from train
The Tribune-Democrat
According to city police Sgt. Patrick Goggin, the three – two adults and
a juvenile – jumped on a train somewhere near the railroad station on
Walnut Street

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9/22/2010 Railroad News

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9/22/2010 Railroad News

Railway tour shows dangers along tracks
Hastings' story, told Wednesday on a train ride from Redding to Red Bluff
and back, was part of a plea from Union Pacific Railroad officials warning

UP to increase train speeds in Grand Island Oct. 1
Grand Island Independent
"The increased train speed improves railroad operating efficiency where
Union Pacific has made track improvements," the announcement said.

Train day attracts big crowd Sunday
Andrews Journal
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad chugged into the Andrews Train Depot on
Sunday, bringing in passengers from Bryson City, who were welcomed by the

Rail line opens near Mahnomen
Grand Forks Herald
... on a through train Monday evening. Crew workers clean up 13 derailed
railroad cars Tuesday afternoon in Mahnomen, Minn. Herald photo by Sarah

Train derails in Rutland
Officials say they still do not know if the derailment was caused by old
tracks or the train. "The railroad guys responded really quickly, and we
were able

A Train's Life: the Disneyland Railroad
Chip and Co
... to incorporate a train in that setting. I took this photo from the
Hungry Bear Restaurant. What's your favorite part of riding the Disneyland

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox looks to expand
Advocate Weekly
Since the train runs on the same rails as the Housatonic Railroad, a
freight company, the volunteers must all pass the same tests as regular

UP to boost trains speeds in two Nebraska towns
Progressive Rail Roading
Next month, Union Pacific Railroad plans to increase train speed in two
eastern Nebraska communities to reduce the time motorists spend waiting at

More training needed on safety around tracks
Stockton Record
Michael Fitzgerald/The RecordMichael Fitzgerald/The Record By Michael
Fitzgerald Union Pacific Railroad invited media types to ride in a train's

Empty cargo train derails, snarling Route 4 traffic
Rutland Herald
LaRose pointed to where the train first derailed on the Curtis Avenue line
— a badly splintered wooden railroad tie. The trail of the derailment

Boy, 12, dies after being struck by New Jersey Transit train in Hackensack
... on Railroad Place near Central Avenue in Hackensack left a Hackensack
Middle School student dead after he was struck by a New Jersey Transit

Metro North Service Suspended for Harlem Bridge Fire
20 (Bloomberg) -- Service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines of New
York's Metro-North railroad has been suspended up to the 138th Street
bridge over

Watertown City Council discusses train depot at public meeting Milwaukee
The Watertown City Council is expected to pass a measure saying to the
Federal Railroad Association and State Department of Transportation they

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9/21/2010 2:30:00 AM

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9/21/2010 Railroad News

NJ Transit Train Kills Boy in Hackensack
COM - An NJ Transit train struck and killed a boy in Hackensack, NJ, on
Tuesday afternoon, officials said. It happened near Railroad Avenue and

Derailed train spills canola oil in Mahnomen, cleanup continues
Grand Forks Herald
Crew workers clean up 13 derailed railroad cars Tuesday afternoon in
Mahnomen, Minn. Herald photo by Sarah Kolberg. In the wake of a 13-car
train derailment

Bike Rider Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train
KPTV Portland
Amtrak later brought in transport vans late Monday night to shuttle the
stranded passengers aboard the train to Albany and Eugene. The railroad
relieved the

Adolescent Struck and Killed By New Jersey Transit Train
NBC New York
The boy, who is believed to be between 12 and 14, was near Railroad Avenue
and Clay Street in Hackensack shortly after 3 pm when the train struck him,

Palo Alto wants bullet train money pulled
The council also is asking the Federal Railroad Administration to pull
funding. Federal officials have approved $2.25 billion for the project and

Bicyclist killed in train collision is identified as Milwaukie man
... railroad crossing, then tried to ride around the crossing arms. He was
struck by a southbound Amtrak Cascades passenger train and was killed

Freight rail concerns, resistance shows futility of Ohio's slow 3-C train plan
The so-called 3-C passenger rail plan that would link Ohio's three largest
urban centers - Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland - with a train whose

Train Crash Kills Postal Worker
People who cross those railroad tracks daily say there are several blind
spots, and it would be easy to miss an oncoming train. The railroad is
owned by

California man injured after falling off freight train in eastern Iowa
The Clinton County sheriff's office says Zachary Goodwin and another man
were illegally riding on the Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad train when

Raggedy Ann celebrated at WKS Railroad trip
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers
Item Photos by Anne Ostrowski Cindy Gruelle Goho dresses the part during
the Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad train ride dedicated to
Raggedy Ann's

All Aboard a "Living Legend" in Boise
Entertainment News from AP Boise, Idaho -- A part of railroad history
steamed its way into Boise, drawing at least 1500 curious people. The
train, along

Palo Alto wants Calif bullet train funding pulled
San Jose Mercury News
The council also amended the resolution to ask the Federal Railroad
Administration to pull funding. The council is urging the Peninsula
Corridor Joint

Public invited to ride on train
CHICO — The city of Chico is inviting the public to join city and
railroad officials on a historic Union Pacific train Wednesday morning as
it tours the

Amtrak train kills bicyclist in Ore.
The Columbian
Officer Ulli Neitch says witnesses told dispatchers that a bicyclist was
pedaling across the railroad tracks at about 9:30 pm when a southbound
train came

Demarest awards new bid to renovate train station
BY KAREN SUDOL DEMAREST — The borough has awarded a contract to renovate
the inside of the historic railroad station to a new company after the

Boy, 16, critical after being hit by train in Gloucester City
Cherry Hill Courier Post
... struck by a Conrail train, police said. The unidentified teenager was
hit around 3:50 pm while walking on railroad tracks at the end of George

Driver hospitalized after truck struck by train in Stoystown
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Somerset emergency dispatchers said the truck was struck by a CSX train at
8:30 am at a railroad crossing at North Pleasant Avenue and Stoystown Road,

Train derails in Mahnomen
Thirteen railroad cars went off the tracks, spilling vegetable oil in the
city of Mahnomen on Monday. MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Thirteen railroad cars went
off the

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9/20/2010 Railroad News

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9/20/2010 Railroad News

VIDEO: Amidac training LCCC students in railroad welding
The Morning Journal
... necessary to build high-speed railroad tracks, Amidac hopes to train 40
LCCC students in the sophisticated welding technique by the end of the

Gov't considers revival of train line to Bicol
Only two million passengers use both train lines a year. This pales in
comparison to the overhead train systems in Metro Manila—the two Light
Rail Transit

Official: Freight train slams into passenger train killing 10, hurting 50 in ...
RS Yadav, a rail official said, the death toll could rise as rescuers were
clearing the debris of two smashed train coaches. The freight train came on

15 Killed As Freight Train Rams Passenger Train In India
Stock Markets Review
The accident occurred around 5.00 am (1130 GMT Sunday) when the freight
train rammed into the waiting Indore-Gwalior Inter-City Express at Badarwas

Union Pacific Railroad, cops plan 'safety train' enforcement
CHICO — Union Pacific Railroad is bringing a train that includes historic
cars to Chico on Wednesday, but only wants people to admire them from afar.

Train crash kills 21 in central India
The Associated Press
The crash happened at the Bhaderwah rail station, 235 miles (375
kilometers) south of the Indian capital, New Delhi. The freight train was
on a wrong track

3 Dead, 1 Critical After Train Hits Suv on Tracks,
(AP) Three men were killed when a train struck an SUV crossing railroad
tracks in Pembroke. One other man was airlifted in critical condition to

Hudson Tunnel Review Raises Fear for Project
New York Times
The National Association of Railroad Passengers last week urged commuters
to tell their elected officials that the tunnel project was vital to the

Train Hit, Kills Camas Man
KPTV Portland
According to Camas Police, someone found a 22-year-old man's body on
railroad tracks around 6:50 am Sunday. The discovery was made in the area
of Sixth

Gallegly bill proposes to increase liability cap in certain railroad accidents
Progressive Rail Roading
12, 2008, when a Metrolink train collided with a Union Pacific Railroad
train in Chatsworth, Calif., causing 25 deaths and injuries to more than
150 people.

Updates from Invensys Rail, ENSCO, Colo, HDR and Aon; also, in memoriam: NREC ...
Progressive Rail Roading
Under the pacts' terms, Invensys Rail will license Zhuzhou CSR Times
Electric Co. Ltd., (TEG) CSR's train control and signaling company, to
manufacture and

Gallegly bill proposes to increase liability cap in certain railroad accidents
Progressive Rail Roading
12, 2008, when a Metrolink train collided with a Union Pacific Railroad
train in Chatsworth, Calif., causing 25 deaths and injuries to more than
150 people.

Updates from Invensys Rail, ENSCO, Colo, HDR and Aon; also, in memoriam: NREC ...
Progressive Rail Roading
Under the pacts' terms, Invensys Rail will license Zhuzhou CSR Times
Electric Co. Ltd., (TEG) CSR's train control and signaling company, to
manufacture and

Bridge fire suspends some train service in New York
CNN (blog)
A fire Monday near a New York railroad bridge has caused the suspension of
Metro North commuter train service to and from Grand Central Station, ...

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Presents Cowboy Poet Train
PitchEngine (press release)
09.20.2010 – DURANGO, COLORADO - The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
Railroad is offering its third-annual Cowboy Poet Train on Friday, October
1, 2010.

Passenger train hits SUV
... Tashanta Vaughn did not stop at a railroad crossing on Buckles Lane in
Tickfaw and her 1999 GMC Yukon was hit by an Amtrak passenger train.

Somerset man survives collision with train
Tribune Review
... a flashing railroad crossing light, police reported. A CSX train
pulling 79 empty coal containers was heading west at the intersection at
the same time.

Death Toll In India Train Crash Rises To 21 - Update
RTT News
The accident occurred around 5.00 am local time when a freight train rammed
into the waiting Indore-Gwalior Inter-City Express at Badarwas railroad

Bridge fire could hamper evening train service; are you affected?
Poughkeepsie Journal
AP • September 20, 2010 NEW YORK — Metro-North railroad says its
evening rush-hour may be affected by the smoky fire that erupted beneath a

Truck Hits Train In Somerset Township
WTAE Pittsburgh
Police said Rhodamer failed to stop at a red light and at the flashing
lights at the railroad crossing, striking the front of a CSX freight train.

Circus train to be pulled by world's largest operating steam engine
Bros. is a part of rail history," said Keith Anderson, trainmaster of the
Ringling Bros. Blue Unit train. "No. 3985 will pull a mile-long train,

Metro north train schedule | Metro north fire
Motley Fool (blog)
Metro north train schedule, metro north, metro north fire, metro north
railroad, mta, houston chronicle. MTA Spokesperson Marjorie Anders said

Dump Truck And Train Collide In Somerset
WJAC Johnstown
State police told WJAC 49-year-old Thomas Rhodamer was heading downhill on
Route 281 and didn't stop for the flashing railroad light. The train,
carrying 79

California man falls off train in Clinton County
Quad City Times
CAMANCHE, Iowa — A California man was injured when he fell off a train
early today in Clinton County. D&M Railroad told the Clinton County
Sheriff's Office

Yukon verses Train
... Lane when she neglected to yield at the railroad crossing. This action
resulted in her vehicle being struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger

Commuter train service in New York restored after bridge fire
New York (CNN) -- More than four hours after a major fire at a New York
railroad bridge put the brakes on Metro North commuter train service to and

High-Speed Rail Stalls
Wall Street Journal
To save time and money, government officials want new high-speed rail
routes to operate on the vast system of train corridors that already
crisscross the US

In wake of Pico Rivera train deaths, officials continue focus on rail safety
Whittier Daily News
Then, late Friday, 18-year-old Ivan Marquez was killed after being struck
by a freight train on railroad lines owned by Union Pacific just north of

NYC commuter rail service restored following fire
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Commuter train service to New York City's northern suburbs has
resumed following a fire underneath a bridge. The railroad is reporting

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9/19/2010 11:35:00 AM

Lockport train station wins spot in history
St. Charles Sun
Even though Lockport has its historical roots in the canal, which opened in
1848, the railroad and train station were part of an important early

Railroad expert Brian Solomon to speak in Palmer
Solomon said there, the railroad network covers the entire country, and
there are towns smaller than Palmer with regular train service.

Accessibility argument threatens to derail Columbia dinner train
Columbia Missourian
City officials and representatives of Central States Railroad Associates
had hoped the Columbia Star Dinner Train would begin making its trips to

Decision close for A-train options near high school
Denton Record Chronicle
It's expected, she said, that DCTA will begin testing the rail system
between February and March, with A-train service to follow in the months

Family of woman found dead asks Amtrak, passengers for help
Daytona Beach News-Journal
By ANDREW GANT, Staff Writer The family of a New Smyrna Beach woman found
dead near railroad tracks in southern Georgia hopes Amtrak passengers and

Projects aim for faster, safer train travel
Burlington Times News
In August, a train and truck collided at the Cook Road railroad crossing,
injuring a Gibsonville man. His truck was reportedly stopped between the

Fright Train coming to Parkton
Richmond County Daily Journal
PARKTON — The Red Springs and Northern Foundation is a non-profit
corporation which was formed to save and restore the historic RS&N Railroad
and bring.

Getting stuck by a freight train may be good economic sign
McClatchy Washington Bureau
That's the trillion-dollar question that Lanigan says even the railroad has
no way of answering. "We want to remain optimistic there will be a good ...

Train speeds focus of City Council meeting
Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council will hear from the Union Pacific
Railroad about the speed of trains moving through the city.

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9/18/2010 Railroad News

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9/18/2010 Railroad News

A dream train
In the 1980s, state transportation officials reached out to the owners of
Florida East Coast railroad to use its track between Palm Beach and

Railroad Historical Society's model exhibit still popular at the fair
Register Pajaronian
... the fair each year — the model train exhibit. “I've been bringing
my kids to this model railroad exhibit for years,” said Pat Collins of
Scotts Valley.

Railroad Days in Monticello to feature restored steam locamotive
Trading Markets (press release)
Other events for Railroad Days include Norfolk Southern Corp. sending its
executive diesel exhibit train car from Pennsylvania for children to

Jurors award more than $2.5 million in Union Pacific train-truck case; Award ...
St. Clair Record
The railroad claims its train crews followed state and federal laws. In his
opening statement, John Simon, attorney for James Webb Jr.'s estate told

Woman hit by train after scooter falls on tracks
WHITING, Iowa (AP) -- A 92-year-old Iowa woman has been struck by a train
after her electric scooter toppled over while she was crossing railroad

Elderly Man Struck By Train, Taken To Local Hospital
COPPERAS COVE (September 18, 2010)—A man who was walking along a railroad
track in downtown Copperas Cove Friday night was injured when a passing

Model railroad hobby provides escapism, therapy
Dothan Eagle
By Lance Griffin The familiar choo-choo of the old train could be heard
coming around the corner and out of the tunnel. Above, a full-fledged

Whiting woman, 92, killed when struck by train
Ruth Hale Swan, of Whiting in Monona County, was riding an electric scooter
that tipped over on the railroad tracks as a train was approaching.

Train lover alert: Famed steam locomotive makes Boise stop on Sunday
Trading Markets (press release)
Union Pacific Railroad's historic steam locomotive, No. 844, aka "The
Living Legend," is on a 15-day, three-state tour of the Pacific Northwest
known as the

JR East unveils nation's first hybrid tourist train
Mainichi Daily News
Railroad fans board the "Resort View Furusato" hybrid tourist train at JR
Ueno Station in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Sept. 18, 2010.

Family Pleads For Answers In Train Death Mystery
WESH Orlando
The family of a Volusia County woman found dead along railroad tracks in
Georgia made a public plea for help on Saturday. The family of Barbara
Arteta is

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9/17/2010 Railroad News

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9/17/2010 Railroad News

Families to take case against BNSF Railway to MN Supreme Court
MINNEAPOLIS -- The families of four young people hit and killed by a
Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway train back in 2003 will appeal a State

Hold the Train!
Brookfield Elm Grove Now (blog)
By Scott Berg The proposed railroad station at the Brookfield Road railway
crossing has been the center of debate for months. The key presentation by

Transient Dies In Train Accident
Police say the man who was struck by a train last night has died of his
injuries. The accident happened around 9 pm Thursday at the railroad
crossing of

Families to take case against BNSF railroad to MN Supreme Court
... Northern Sante Fe Train back in 2003 will appeal a State Appeals Court
decision throwing out a multi-million dollar verdict against the railroad.

Group looks for Kelso train operators, funders
Desert Dispatch
Part of the Western American Railroad Museum's annual craft and rail
festival, the train will be a special trip into the Mojave National

One vehicle accident near St. John halts vehicle and train traffic
Pratt Tribune
The vehicle broke through the metal guardrail, went airborne over the
overpass embarkment and plunged 32 feet to the railroad bed below.

Enthusiasts come out for annual train show
Dothan Eagle
Model railroad enthusiasts, vendors specializing in model railroad
equipment and supplies, several large operating model railroads and a
children's train

Coroner Discovers Real Identity Of Man Hit And Killed By Train
LEX18 Lexington KY News
It wasn't the conventional way of finding family, but the Madison County
coroner has found the family of a man hit and killed on some railroad

Appeals court rules local air quality agencies can't limit train emissions
89.3 KPCC
Diesel soot – the emissions from railroad engines, car engines and ship
engines – contributes to 2100 deaths a year in Southern California.

Chico to Get Safety Train Visit
Newstalk1290 KPAY
Union Pacific Railroad is sending a safety train to Chico to educate and
enforce the law. Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Andy Perez says the
primary aim

Railroad Park Opens
One thing that may surprise you is that don't really hear blaring train
whistles at Railroad Park. In fact recently, there's been more noise from

Update: LIRR Port Line Now Operating with Delays
By Adina Genn | Email the author | 7:56am According to the Long Island
Railroad, westbound service is partially restored on the Port Washington
Branch and

As We See It: Rail plan hasn't derailed
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The RTC still has about a month and a half to put together a passenger
train deal. Sierra Railroad Co. CEO Mike Hart told the Sentinel earlier
this week he

Families to appeal Anoka train crash decision
Minneapolis Star Tribune
... and a train collided in Anoka decided Thursday night to take their case
against Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad to the Minnesota Supreme

Schwarzenegger tries out China's high speed rail
Las Vegas Sun
Arnold Schwarzenegger is riding the rails _ China's new high speed train
lines _ engaging in a little window shopping while peddling Californian
exports and

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9/16/2010 Railroad News

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9/16/2010 Railroad News

Simi Valley congressman seeks to raise $200-million cap on railroad 
accident ...
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Based on the current federal liability cap, Metrolink and its train
operating contractor, Connex Railroad, have offered to pay victims of the
rail disaster

Bicyclist struck and killed by Metrolink in Pico Rivera
Whittier Daily News
... man walking with a bicycle was killed Thursday when he tried to go
around a lowered railroad crossing arm and was struck by a Metrolink train.

Plaintiffs' case wraps up in train-truck trial; attorneys spar over 
St. Clair Record
Railroad safety expert Charles Culver of Texas testified for plaintiffs in
a trial involving a truck and train accident three years ago in Iron
County, .

MTA cuts back LIRR service
“The guiding principle in determining how the railroad met its budget
obligations was that we'd make the cuts in the areas that impacted the
fewest number

Bill proposes raising train crash liability cap
San Jose Mercury News
... payouts to train crash victims. Rep. Elton Gallegly said Thursday he
wants to raise the liability cap in certain railroad crashes to $500

Community leaders to join in train safety day
Fresno Business Journal
It just may be your boss in the locomotive Monday observing how well you
follow safety guidelines around train tracks. Union Pacific Railroad is

Norfolk Southern Whistle-Stop Train Delivers Safety Training to Emergency ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Railroad training tank cars, specialized emergency response vehicles, and
over-the-road tank trucks will be on display. More than 200 participants

Bellevue: Close 7 rail crossings
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
The city's previous offer, of closing six crossings and a maximum train
speed of 20 mph, was rejected by the railroad last week. "The railroad said

Train hits empty SUV near inline race
Lake County News Chronicle
... get help to get it off before the train came. Johnson said the drivers
could face any number of charges, including trespassing on the railroad

Train strikes Maxton driver
Laurinburg Exchange
A Maxton town official said Pipkin's car was struck on the rear side
Tuesday night as he tried to beat the train across the railroad crossing at
North Third

Tiny train, big fun
North Platte Telegraph
By Heather Johnson | Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:12 AM CDT Union Pacific
Railroad's miniature train 956 will make an appearance at this weekend's

Train runs over man on tracks near Ship Creek
Anchorage Daily News
By KYLE HOPKINS A man lying on the railroad tracks was struck early Tuesday
morning by a coal train near Ship Creek, the Alaska Railroad says.

Santa Cruz transportation leaders to ink deal for North Coast tourist train
San Jose Mercury News
Mike Hart, president and CEO of Sierra Northern's parent company Sierra
Railroad Company, said Wednesday he's not sold on the contract the Regional

Local agencies can't limit train emissions, court rules
Los Angeles Times
The lawsuit filed by the Assn. of American Railroads and the BNSF and Union
Pacific railroad companies challenged restrictions imposed in 2005 and 2006

Railroad event offers photo ops galore all weekend
Press & Sun-Bulletin
The weekend kicks off on Friday with a 6 pm passenger train excursion
through the countryside from Wellsboro, Pa., to Tioga, Pa., and back,

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9/15/2010 Railroad News

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9/15/2010 Railroad News

Be Aware of Trains While Moving Equipment and Trucks
Indiana Prairie Farmer
The unfortunate death of an Earl Park man driving a tractor across railroad
tracks when he was struck by a train is a stark reminder that rail transit

Commuter Train To Cartago Will Start Running Next Year
Inside Costa Rica
First electric train ran from San José to Puntarenas on April 8, 1930. The
railroad network was damaged during an earthquake in 1991 and operation

Jury hears opening statements in truck-train wrongful death case
St. Clair Record
A combined wrongful death suit and personal injury suit against Union
Pacific Railroad began in earnest Tuesday as jurors heard opening
statements and the

"All Aboard" for the Big Texas Train Show
Marketwire (press release)
More information is available online at or by
calling the Houston Railroad Museum's train show line at 832-675-1905.

Railroad Police step up enforcement around the tracks
That is why railroad police and other local law enforcement agencies are
hoping to educate the public. There were 27 deaths on Indiana train tracks
in 2009

Buses or trains? Officials seek public input on new transit option along FEC ...
It would cost nearly $2.5 billion to build a commuter train on the FEC
similar to Tri-Rail that officials project 59000 people a day would ride.,0,1372868.story

Backyard Turned into Train Enthusiast's Dream
With 1200 feet of railroad tracks, 5 loops and 6 operating locomotives,
Eric and Ina Ecklund's back yard is anything short of extraordinary. The

Appeals court rules on train pollution lawsuit
San Jose Mercury News
... and 2006 by the South Coast Air Quality Management District could
unreasonably burden interstate railroad activity, which is a federal

Train ride promotes rail safety
New Bern Sun Journal
“We work closely with the railroad when they're making safety
improvements,” Barwick said of her department. She said the trip, in
which about 100 officials

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9/14/2010 Railroad News

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9/14/2010 Railroad News

Mitchells man walks away
Culpeper Star Exponent
The 34-year-old married father of two had just driven his 2006 Ford F350
XLT Super Duty across a private railroad crossing when the train smashed
into the

Republicans fight Wisconsin high-speed rail
His transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, said in a recent visit that
“nobody can stop this train.” And Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is
running to keep

The Record: Light in the tunnel
Federal officials cite the Long Island Rail Road's East Side Access project
that will bring LIRR trains into Grand Central Terminal as a cautionary

Train master: Rail line a 'go'
Livingston Daily
The state has already invested considerably in both rail-line improvements
and refurbishing train cars for WALLY, said Chris Bagwell, train master for

Officials: Days Needed to Determine Cause of Train Derailment
(WTAQ) - Railroad officials say it will take at least a few days to figure
out why a freight train derailed and struck a pet food processing plant in

Area model railroad group to host train show
Escanaba Daily Press
ESCANABA - The 2010 NMRA Winnebagoland Division Fall Meet and Train Show is
set for 8 am to 6 pm Saturday, Oct. 2, at Upper Michigan Model Railroad

GBI looking for information about Amtrak passenger
Barbara Arteta, 63, was reported missing from the southbound Auto Train,
and her body was later found along railroad tracks south of Jesup,
according to the

ARC Tunnel Timeout Should Be Used To Reconsider Project, Sierra Club Says
Mayor Bloomberg is working to extend the Seven Train, which will go right
above this NJ Transit tunnel. The Long Island Railroad wants to provide
access to

Freight train derails in west suburban Yorkville
Chicago Breaking News - Tribune
Three years ago, a railroad employee was killed in Yorkville when a train
derailed and landed on top of him, the station reported.

States Struggle To Share Cost Of High-Speed Rail
Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) inspects Japan's high-speed train operations
in Saitama, as his home state looks to modernize its rail system. ...

Court of appeals orders new trial in train accident
Coon Rapids Herald
... Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) and the families of four young people killed
in a collision with a freight train in Anoka seven years ago must be

Train rides offered at Twin Cities Railroad Museum
Weakley County Press
Children in the area can enjoy free train rides on Little Obie, a small
version of a real locomotive and caboose, that will be at Twin Cities

Walls Fall in a German City, but This Time to Few Cheers
New York Times
... southwestern Germany to Europe's high-speed rail system. But when the
heavy machines rolled, and walls in parts of the century-old train station

Thomas the Tank Engine stops at the Strasburg Railroad (VIDEO)
Delco News Network
Across the street is the Strasburg Railroad, which hosted Thomas the Train
Sept. 12. The following are comments from the readers.

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9/13/2010 Railroad News

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9/13/2010 Railroad News

Eugene-area officials dine on the railroad
The Columbian
(AP) -- About 25 politicians in Oregon's Lane County have been invited to
dine aboard the Union Pacific Railroad's historic train cars. ...

Man injured after Amtrak train struck his truck
Culpeper Star Exponent
By Star Exponent Staff Jonathan Delane Weaver, 34, was driving across a
private railroad crossing when a southbound Amtrak train struck his 2006
Ford F350.

Four Dead In Upstate Megabus Crash
While on the Onondaga Lake Parkway, the 13-foot bus slammed into the
10-foot, 9-inch high CSX railroad bridge and flipped. Passenger Reena
Raitold the Daily

Horrifying crash of bus into bridge kills 4, dreams
Philadelphia Daily News
About 2:30 am, the 13-foot-high bus they were riding in crashed into a
railroad bridge 10 feet, 9 inches highin Salina, NY, just outside of

Japan Offers California Loan to Help Pay for $40 Billion High-Speed Train
... the California High Speed Rail Authority said earlier this year. The
train will whisk passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less
than 2

State To Buy And Convert Zephyr Rail Line
The state has picked up the rights to the railroad track bed which carried
the Minnesota Zephyr dinner train for more than 20-years around Stillwater.

Rail fans on track for favorite pastime
Review Times
Watching the trains is almost as interesting as watching the rail fans. At
the first sign of a train horn, it begins. Chatter and laughter dies down
and all

4 hospitalized after train strikes car
McDuffie Mirror
... car they were traveling in was hit by a train. The accident occurred at
the railroad crossing on Greenway Street in Thomson at about 10:20 this

Rail company plans hub at former Bethlehem Steel site
Pottstown Mercury
Actually, double-stacked train cars have been rolling through town for
years. Several years back, the railroad lowered the track bed so they could
fit under

Judge orders Metrolink liability fund deposited
San Jose Mercury News
... has ordered Southern California's Metrolink system and Connex Railroad
to deposit $200 million to compensate victims of a 2008 commuter train

Police probe death of Amtrak rider
Washington Post (blog)
Her body was found Thursday near railroad tracks in rural Jesup, Ga. Riders
board the auto train in Lorton, which allows them to transport their

Really Throwing Caution to the Wind — Well, the Potential Wind
New York Times (blog)
Let's be frank: It has been a hapless few weeks for Long Island rail
commuters. A tiny fire in Jamaica, Queens, nearly paralyzed the entire

Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor: Good News for the U.S., West 
Virginia ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The Heartland Corridor is one of the most extensive railroad engineering
projects in modern times and is an example of effective public-private

Train blocking US 34 in Loveland; traffic backing up quickly
The Coloradoan
By Coloradoan staff • September 13, 2010 A train has broken down while
crossing US Highway 34 at County Line Road on the Weld-Larimer county line,

Four People Injured In Thomson Train, Car Collsion
The accident occurred at the railroad crossing at Greenway Street and
Hendrick Street as a CSX train was travelling from Illinois to Savannah,

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9/12/2010 Railroad News

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9/12/2010 Railroad News

LaPray, Miller: St. Louis Park faces a risky rail plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune
If an accident occurs -- like the one that happened in Wayzata in late June
-- the 286000-pound train cars could be falling near students and staff

NJ halts new work on $8.7B NY-NJ tunnel project due to budget issues
The Star-Ledger -
Double-decker train cars and new signaling systems have helped boost the
number of trains and available seats, but the bottleneck through which all

Take a step back in time at the Florida East Coast Historical Railway ...
Fort Pierce Tribune
Inside the museum building are hundreds of original railroad artifacts,
mostly from the Florida East Coast Railway. From original train lamps, ...

New LIRR timetables begin Monday
NEW YORK (WABC) -- New timetables will take effect on the Long Island
Railroad beginning Monday. This is the second phase of budget-related

Body found on South Side railroad tracks
San Antonio Express
Sgt. Giles Snavely said the man was already dead around 7 am, when a train
conductor spotted the man's body lying on the elevated railroad tracks
above the

Bus Crash in Central NY Kills 4
Old Liverpool Road is also blocked because of a train across the roadway in
the village near Heid's restaurant, which was stopped from crossing the

Walk back in time to railroad past
The Coloradoan
Called the "Top 'O the World" in railroad advertising at the beginning of
the 20th century, this popular train route brought tourists from Denver to
the ...

Schwarzenegger checks out China's high-speed rail
The Associated Press
Arnold Schwarzenegger is engaging in a little window-shopping of China's
new high-speed train lines while peddling Californian exports and tourism
in the

Railroad to treat area officials to dinner aboard train cars
The Register-Guard
The Omaha-based railroad giant will provide a reception and dinner in
historic train cars for 25 local elected and appointed officials, most of
them from

Little-used rail line a key link to Worcester
Boston Globe
The Grand Junction, a century and a half old, is the only connection in
Greater Boston between the train lines that flow in and out of North
Station and the

Officials urge caution at site of train derailment
Railroad officials want you to use extra caution when crossing train tracks
along Highway 30 and Ravenna Rd. Union Pacific has reopened all three

Schwarzenegger tries out China's high-speed rail
The Associated Press
Schwarzenegger had a photo opportunity Sunday at a train station on a
high-speed rail link between Shanghai and Nanjing. He spent Saturday, the
first day of

High speed, high stakes dominate Vegas rail race
"This is a game-changer," Barlow said of high-speed rail, specifically the
magnetic levitation train project he supports. "This will provide jobs and

Man dies after being hit by train
Ruston Daily Leader
RPD spokesman Bill Sheridan said that at 2:23 am, a conductor with the
Kansas City Railroad Network contacted the police to report that a subject
seated on

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Freight train crew first to spot plane crash
Yuma Sun
“I was shocked there was someone in it,” said former Yuman Steve
Engster, who is employed as a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad.

Syracuse Bus Accident Lawyers Report On September 11 Centro Megabus Collision ...
At 2:30 am this morning, a double-decker bus heading from Philadelphia to
Toronto, with stops in Syracuse, New York, and Buffalo, crashed into a

Historic arrival:
Trading Markets (press release)
... Bluefields as the double-decked train -- NS 233 -- rolled into the NS
Pocahontas Division. "Railroad officials had a real nice ceremony near

Hold that train, help is coming
Verde Independent
Four minutes later, crews were at the train station where a "speeder"
pickup was raised with a hydrifted up and fitted with rail axle and wheels.

Tough choices on rail gridlock
Trading Markets (press release)
An agreement between the city and the railroad in the 1960s set the stage
for the current predicament, Norfolk Southern train master Bryan Stater
told the

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2 killed by Metrolink train were sleeping on the tracks, authorities believe
Los Angeles Times
(Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times / September 9, 2010) As investigators
struggled through the day to make sense of the carnage on the railroad
tracks in,0,5840774.story

Burglary list from early Tuesday AM grows
That building is boarded up for the winter soon. The last southbound Alaska
Railroad train is the 13 th . The last Princess train is the 14 th .

Norfolk Southern's project opens route to Midwest
The Virginian-Pilot
After the railroad's guests sat down for a black-tablecloth lunch on
Thursday, the train departed, heading for Columbus and Chicago. The first
train carried

All aboard the railroad garden; Two popular hobbies are crossing paths
Kansas City Star
On the train side, size of the layout, gauge and scale of the equipment,
brass tracks versus stainless steel, and layout details (buildings? tiny

First trains roll through taller Heartland Corridor
Roanoke Times
That left the railroad covering about $140 million, according to a railroad
fact sheet. If the train doesn't fit through all the tunnels, railroad

Darius McCollum, you have company: Jail filling up with train hustlers
New York Daily News
Perez was arrested Friday after telling a conductor on an L train he was a
superintendent. Unable to post bail in the most recent incident, Perez is

Coachella to build bridge over train tracks
The Desert Sun
There are plans, though, to construct a bridge at the railroad crossing at
Grapefruit Boulevard and Avenue 52 which city officials say will go a long
way to

Multiple Crashes at Auburndale Rail Crossing Spur Concern
The Ledger
The railroad crossing at Neptune Road in Auburndale is marked with cross
bucks and stop signs but no cross arms. By MATTHEW PLEASANT AUBURNDALE |

Panel hears rival rail plans
Charleston Post Courier
... two major commercial rail carriers and other stakeholders Thursday in
the latest chapter of a contentious debate over train service in North

Train engineer's arm amputated after derailment
The Associated Press
The other hospitalized railroad worker had moderate injuries. The speed of
the trains wasn't known. Calls to Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt

Rail Runner Hits Car, Passengers Walk to Station
KOAT Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- A Rail Runner train smashed into an abandoned car on the
railroad tracks north of Journal Center Station early Friday morning.

Train Hits Abandoned Car
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)
By Nancy Tipton Just after midnight a Rail Runner Express train returning
from the Santa Fe tradition of the burning of Zozobra hit an abandoned car
on the

Florida woman found dead on railroad track in Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution
She and her husband left Lorton, Va., on Amtrak's auto train Wednesday
night after visiting family. When the train arrived at the auto train
terminal in

Probe continues into Fontana train crash that led to amputation of conductor's arm
Los Angeles Times (blog)
The beams went through the engine of the Union Pacific train, pinning the
conductor. Railroad spokesmen had initially said an engineer's arm was

UP says all 3 Neb. tracks reopen after derailment
The other two rail lines reopened Thursday, at 4 pm and 7:45 pm A traffic
jam was created when cars from an empty westbound coal train and a fully

Richmond prosecutes railroad for blocking intersections
Contra Costa Times
In an unusual approach, the city prosecuted the railroad in criminal court
this week, claiming a mile-long train illegally blocked intersections for

Kansas City Southern Announces Schedule for 10th Anniversary Holiday Express ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The festive, six-car train with Santa Claus and his elves will make stops
in 21 communities in seven states throughout The Kansas City Southern

DNR obtains exclusive right to purchase Minnesota Zephyr rail line
31, 2008, the Minnesota Zephyr dinner train was a presence in Stillwater
for more than 20 years, carrying more than a million passengers and
becoming one of

Impatient fans jumping train tracks to get to Petco Park
Railway officials say the train made a brief stop to pick up additional
cars and to switch tracks, but several fans didn't have the patience to
wait out the

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Maersk pushes for dual rail access
Charleston Post Courier
CSX's primary competition, Norfolk Southern Corp., instead supports a train
operation on another piece of land just to the north of Macalloy known as

New scrubber system for train would cut emissions
The Durango Herald
... Railroad, talks about the smoke scrubber in the background used to
remove particulates from train exhaust on Wednesday afternoon at the round

Train Conductor Spots Body
Santa Barbara Independent
By Tyler Hayden (Contact) A woman's body was found the morning of 9/5
alongside railroad tracks located 200 feet north of Los Patos Street.

LIRR celebrates 100 years of riding to Penn Station
Newsday (subscription)
Wednesday marked the 100th anniversary of the first Long Island Rail Road
train that traveled across the East River to Penn Station.

Rickenbacker terminal part of better rail route to the East Coast
Columbus Dispatch
One train hauling 280 to 300 shipping boxes does the work of 280 to 300
trucks on the road, Heller said. "We may be a little slower," Heller said,

CVSR reflects history of CVNP
Akron Leader Publications
... Railroad (CVSR) offers scenic excursions; Bike Aboard! service that
lets you bicycle one-way on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and return
by train;

UP: August PRB train loadings climbed to 20-month high
Progressive Rail Roading
In August, Union Pacific Railroad loaded 1054 coal trains in the Southern
Powder River Basin (SPRB) — the highest monthly loadings since December
2008 and

Girls show faith on railway ride through Ozark tunnels
Howell County News
According to the railway's web site, since the train runs on a working
commercial railroad line, the train's direction of travel (depending on

First train travels the Heartland Corridor
Roanoke Times
At Radford, the 140-box train parked outside a Norfolk Southern Corp.
celebration attended by dozens of transportation, state and railroad

Drugs, drinking popular at park near Metrolink tracks where teens were killed ...
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A section of railroad tracks in south Orange County where two people were
struck and killed by a Metrolink train Thursday is near a park that is

Derailment closes three rail lines
North Platte Bulletin
Authorities believe rail cars from one train jumped the track and slammed
into a train rolling in the opposite direction but spokesman Mark Davis
said an

Norfolk Southern opens new $191M route to Midwest
The Associated Press
The railroad had been using more a circuitous route to Columbus, running
through Maryland and Harrisburg, Pa., then west into Ohio. ...

100th Anniversary of 1st LIRR Train to Penn Station Marked
Long Island Press
The tunnels and Penn Station were the realization of Pennsylvania Railroad
President Alexander Casatt's goal to have a railroad in New York City to

Matoesian to open wrongful death trial Monday
Madison County Record
The plaintiff claims that Union Pacific's employees did not sound the
proper warning that the train was coming to crossing. She claims the
railroad did not

FarmVille Train & Railroad Coming to a Farm Near You News (blog)
by Angela Morales, Posted Sep 9th 2010 5:46PM FarmVille is currently under
a Wild West invasion and may soon be further invaded with a Railroad. ...

Deep Under Brooklyn, Tours Will Resume
New York Times (blog)
Bob Diamond's staying in Brooklyn, where he'll continue his subterranean
tours of a 19th-century railroad tunnel beneath Atlantic Avenue, and
redouble his

Cleanup continues after coal train collision near Kearney
As they passed, cars on one trailed derailed hitting cars on the train. No
one was injured, but 40 loaded cars of coal spilled along the railroad,

Pair killed on Mission Viejo railroad tracks may have been sleeping
Southwest Riverside News Network
Train number 603 was northbound from Oceanside when it hit the three at
6:06 am at Alicia Parkway and Via Fabricante. By Staff, City News Service
Two of

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9/8/2010 Railroad News

Raleigh asks for more speedy rail options
News & Observer
The council asked DOT to analyze three alternative train paths - two
suggested by residents in recent weeks and a third broached Tuesday by
council member

US Left Behind on High Speed Rail
Huffington Post (blog)
Would you rather sit in Why do we need a high speed rail? What matters if
it takes 6 hrs to drive from LA to SF or 6 hours to wait for and ride a
train the

Study favors downtown train depot
The states have asked the Federal Railroad Administration for $248 million
to help establish the first phase of the train route, which would run

Terre Haute Teen Facing Serious Charges
... foot as he jumped on the train. The teen faces charges of receiving
stolen property, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, railroad

Railroad bridge work source of nocturnal noise in Moorhead
MOORHEAD – BNSF Railway is making repairs to a train bridge over the Red
River between Fargo and Moorhead, a fact many residents living near
downtown ...

Tracking Oregon's rail
The current debate focuses on the use of the Oregon Electric (OE) line or
the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) line and which speeds the train should work

Automated ticket machines installed at railroad station
BY ERIN ROLL GLEN RIDGE - If you boarded the train at the Ridgewood Avenue
station Wednesday morning, you may have noticed something different on the

Way Back Machine | The LIRR Reaches Manhattan
New York Times (blog)
(In similar fashion, the Pennsylvania Railroad ended at Exchange Place in
Jersey City, on the west side of the Hudson River, where another ferry was

Stack to hear re-argument of transfer motion in suit against Norfolk Southern
Madison County Record
Whitt is suing the railroad and fellow defendants Paul Holden and Travis
Atchison for more than $50000 in damages, claiming he was struck by a train
in June

Portland's Narrow Guage Railroad Seeks New Home
It sounds like your typical train, but this narrow gauge rail line (left)
at the foot of Munjoy Hill is historically unusual. Most narrow guage
railroads in

Temporary busing on Danbury Branch line starts next week
Danbury News Times
Metro-North Railroad announced Wednesday that several buses will
temporarily replace trains during certain off-peak trips during the
weekdays to allow for

LIRR marks 100th anniversary of 1st train to Penn Station
Newsday (subscription)
BIJAN HEDVAT of Roslyn has never given much thought to the four railroad
tunnels he has used for 10 years to cross the East River to Penn Station
for his

Train crossings a hot topic again in Bellevue
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
For months, the city and the railroad have been in sometimes contentious
negotiations about track crossings and train speed. The city's most recent
offer of

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Rebuilding Chester Branch railroad a boon to Morris County NJ businesses
They tighten it down so that a train can pass, he said, but the final
installation is done by a rail-laying machine that spikes the rail to the
tie and

Train rides rolling for Hamburg Festival and Railroad Days
Livingston Daily
On Saturday, Hamburg Township will celebrate its rich railroading heritage
through the Hamburg Festival and Railroad Days, inviting the public to see

Latest quiet zone proposal worth a shot
Longmont Daily Times-Call
Last month, the Longmont City Council voted to include quiet zones —
railroad crossing where train engineers don't have to sound a warning —
in the city's

Historic train depot to open
Baxter Bulletin
More than two years ago, Lane and members of the city's park commission
began efforts to save the building, which sat dilapidated by railroad
tracks in

NS schedules ceremony to mark first Heartland Corridor train
Progressive Rail Roading
The event will be attended by NS Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer Wick Moorman; Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo; and

Metro-North safe from LIRR disaster
New York Post
... which digitizes train movements along the railway. The advanced system
cost $100 million to install. It's a system the Long Island Railroad is
trying to

LIRR Service Is Disrupted After Track Fire
New York Times
For the second time in as many weeks, a fire disrupted Long Island Rail
Road service on Sunday, temporarily shutting down train service in and out

Eventually a Railway May Link Beijing to Europe
If the railroad eventually connects Iran, Iraq, and Syria, Iranian
pilgrimages could be made by train to holy cities in Iraq (Fox News,The

Researching use on a railroad corridor
Plattsburgh Press Republican
... Elba town officials, have suggested the train tracks be removed,
believing a recreation path would draw more use than the Adirondack Scenic

Today in Nebraska-September
Action 3 News
1900 - The first Burlington railroad train arrived in Sidney. 1951 - State
prison inmate Kenneth Kitts, at the federal courthouse in Omaha to testify
at a

South Africa Injury News: Cape Town Van-Train Collision Killed 9 Children
Justice News Flash
... tried to maneuver the vehicle around closed railroad crossing arms. A
train consequently smashed into the van in the Blackheath area of Cape

Trench project for San Gabriel railroad crossings moves forward
Whittier Daily News
The 2.1-mile project includes four grade separations, which involve
building trenches underneath roads to keep train traffic separate from

Train Cars With Cellphones, and Riders, Set on Silent
New York Times
One maligned Amtrak rider, writing to The New York Times in 2004, suggested
the railroad “give train conductors guns” to contend with defiant

Caterpillar, Vulcan May Reap Most From Obama Highway Proposal
Yesterday, Obama called for Congress to approve spending to rebuild 150000
miles of road, construct and maintain 4000 miles of railroad and refurbish

New Jersey's Quiet Commute Test Turns Riders Into Hall Monitors
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road are watching New
Jersey's test, but officials from both Metropolitan Transportation
Authority commuter

Man found dead on train tracks
PAULDING COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) - Police in Paulding County, Ohio are
investigating the death of a man found on Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks
early on the

Teen facing 5 charges from train escape chase
Those charges are receiving stolen property, leaving the scene of an
accident with injuries, railroad trespass, operating while intoxicated and

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Local governments to bail out train safety plan
Metrolink officials, along with the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad
freight carriers, pledged to have the system in place by 2012, making

Man reportedly crashes pickup into home, flees and is injured by train
Terre Haute Tribune Star
According to a neighbor who asked not to be identified, the man ran through
the southside neighborhood and then across South 14th Street near the

MBTA's treasure trove of left-behind items
Boston Herald
By Richard Weir / On the T To the Charlotte Bronte reader who left behind a
pricey Amazon Kindle aboard a Stoughton train last month, please go to the

Rail users may get Wi-Fi option
Cherry Hill Courier Post
By LARRY HIGGS • Gannett New Jersey • September 6, 2010 NEWARK —
Surfing the Web on the train might become a reality for NJ Transit riders,
depending on

New Plaster City Narrow Gauge Railroad Book Filled with Nostalgia
PR Web (press release)
Author Charles O'Herin explores that vision's reality in the narrow gauge
railroad that still runs today. Railroad aficionados, model train

Florida Statewide Passenger Rail Commission needs to get up to speed
Orlando Sentinel
The success of SunRail, high-speed rail, Tri-Rail, expanded train service
along Florida's east coast and possible lines in Tampa and Jacksonville
could well,0,335593.story

Aurora man killed by train in Elburn
Aurora Beacon News
... Union Pacific train somewhere between the Elburn Metra platform, at 422
E. Railroad Ave., and the Metra maintenance yard, at 1000 E. Railroad Ave.,2_AU6_Aurora-man-killed-train-Elburn.article

Obama looks to overhaul infrastructure spending
The Business Journal
The six-year program would include rebuilding 150000 miles of roads, 150
miles of airport runways and either building or refurbishing 4000 miles of

Death of switch man at McDuffie Coal Terminal under investigation (blog)
The Federal Railroad Administration and state docks police continue to
investigate the death of Joshua Alan Roper, a 27-year-old switchman who was

'Train geeks' give railroad agency high marks
Washington Post
The self-described crew of train geeks and experts in the arcane field of
railroad law gave their office high marks for teamwork (85 percent) and pay

SunRail makes plans for folks after they get off the train
Orlando Sentinel
The walk, a brick path along railroad tracks, was poorly lit and uneven,
thanks to the ground settling and tree roots. The city also is trying to
build an,0,2726142.story

Lawmakers try to remove $200 million Metrolink damages cap
Ventura County Star
... in a Metrolink train crash near Chatsworth appears to be gaining some
traction in Congress. A congressional panel that has jurisdiction over

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Eye Level | C&A Railroad Depot
Kansas City Star
H undreds of abandoned or decommissioned train depots dot the Midwest, but
probably none is so well preserved as the C&A Depot in Independence.

Train accident kills one at McDuffie Coal Terminal (blog)
An investigation is under way after a Terminal Railroad employee was struck
and killed by a train today at the McDuffie Coal Terminal.
Volunteer, 90, has ultimate job
Akron Beacon Journal
He saw a newspaper advertisement that the scenic railroad needed
volunteers. He applied and has been working the Canton train ever since.

Saybrook family wiped out in 1932 auto-train wreck
Bloomington Pantagraph
... when an Illinois Central passenger train struck their automobile at a
railroad crossing 5 1/2 miles southeast of Saybrook in eastern McLean
Increased passenger train service between Seattle and Portland
(OLYMPIA)– The Washington State Department of Transportation and the
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad have signed an agreement that
ultimately will

Debris fire hits LIRR, trains to LI rolling again
Newsday (subscription)
A debris fire on Long Island Railroad tracks in Queens temporarily shut
down all train service into and out of Penn Station for up to 20 minutes

Development areas could land near VRE
The Free Lance-Star
... Areas proposed in Stafford County's Comprehensive Plan are located
along the CSX rail line. And two of the UDAs could have new commuter train

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9/4/2010 Railroad News

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9/4/2010 Railroad News

Long Island's east end train service to resume
Danbury News Times
NEW YORK (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road says it plans to resume train
service to the east end of Long Island Saturday morning. The railroad says
it will

Daycation: The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, FL
The Bradenton Times
At the Florida Railroad museum, you'll take a much slower roll through the
beautiful back country, while learning about the specifics of train travel

Officials release 911 call that reported Metra leader's suicide
Chicago Tribune
... to walk on the railroad tracks on Hillside … by the Walkup trail."
After verifying the location, he added: "I could hear the train in the

Train may soon be transporting soldiers to AP Hill
Progress Index
But it still has not yet been determined when the rail transports will
start carrying Army soldiers. The Army recently granted approval for the
use of train

SC train derailment caused by bouncing wheels
The Federal Railroad Administration says the northbound train was traveling
at 47 mph on the main rail when it jumped the track, causing more than $1

Region ranks high in train fatalities
Utica Observer Dispatch
In 2009, three of the 10 total CSX train-related fatalities across the
state occurred within the Mohawk Valley. Statistics compiled by the Federal

Pedestrian Struck by Train in Chesterfield
... and Richmond are on the scene near the railroad tracks beneath
Chippenham Parkway, where a pedestrian is feared to have been struck by a

Pedestrian hit by train and killed in Auburn
WLTZ - NBC 38 (blog)
Auburn Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a death on
the railroad tracks, Friday night. Police say 44-year-old Patrick Butler
was hit by

Region ranks high in train fatalities
Utica Observer Dispatch
... according to statistics compiled by the Federal Railroad
Administration. Those same statistics also show that 2009 and 2010 have
seen more deadly train

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9/3/2010 Railroad News

On the Last Train to Montauk, in a Race to Beat a Storm's Arrival
New York Times
The disruption in service, said Joe Calderone, a spokesman for the
railroad, was so that crews could spend the lull before the storm battening
down the

High-Speed Rail Authority's decision: Train will run through Gilroy
Gilroy Dispatch
The report described an alignment along existing Union Pacific Railroad
tracks between Gilroy and San Jose. However, Union Pacific has informed the

Railroad track separation project stalled, city debates alternatives
Whittier Daily News
By Bethania Palma Markus, Staff Writer A cyclist waits for a train to pass
on Montebello Boulevard south of Olympic Boulevard in Montebello Sept. 2,

Strike to Test Sarkozy Pension Gambit
Wall Street Journal
By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS PARIS—Fabien Monteil, a delegate of France's
Sud Rail railroad union, is planning to march at the head of a
demonstration on

Railroad employees educate pedestrians, drivers about safety
Trading Markets (press release)
Mark Belmonte, a train engineer from Elkhart, said the group visits with
the public at crossings such as this about five times a year.

Chris Pine Rode With His Idols For 'Unstoppable'
Chris Pine: There's a little railroad yard in LA that — essentially there
are different classes of railroad, and this is, I think maybe a third-level

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9/2/2010 Railroad News

New Ligonier museum a hit with train buffs
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
In 2006, Idlewild sold that Ligonier Township property to the nonprofit
Ligonier Valley Railroad Association for $1. The building was renovated
with $650000

Railway renaissance
Korea Times
Under the new plan, the state-run Korea Railroad will operate an advanced
version of the KTX train that can run as fast as 430km per hour starting in

Worker Killed On Northstar Rail Line Identified
(File) A rail worker was killed after being struck by a Northstar Commuter
Rail train headed into the Twin Cities Wednesday morning.

Train strikes abandoned vehicle
The Herald-Mail
A train struck a car at a railroad crossing on Van Clevesville Road
Wednesday night after the car became stuck there, according to the Berkeley

Battle Creek train station to get $3.6M for rehab
Michigan will get $3.6 million in federal stimulus funds to begin
rehabilitating a railroad station in Battle Creek. US Transportation
officials say in a

A Family Torn Asunder Takes The 'Last Train Home'
by Jeannette Catsoulis All The Livelong Day: Zhang Qin, one of the
principal subjects of Last Train Home, rides the railroad -- just like her

Rail worker struck, killed by Northstar train
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The engine of the three-car inspection train was running and Weaver, who
worked 31 years for the railroad, may not have realized that the rumbling

Railroad gets $1M grant, mulls future of train
Wallowa County Chieftain (subscription)
Adding urgency to the excursion train question is the railroad's need to
save money for use after the railcar-storage contract expires in 2012.

Earl Downgraded, but Suffolk Remains on Alert
New York Times (blog)
... a thousand people on a train with a downed tree in front of them or a
downed wire, and nowhere to go,” said Joe Calderone, a spokesman for the

Eastern Long Island Prepares For Hurricane Earl, Beaches and Railroad to be 
Moriches Daily
The last eastbound train from Penn Station will depart Penn at 5:41 pm
Thursday. The last westbound train from Greenport will leave at 5:30 am

It's the Pacheo Pass for the bullet train, says EIR
Central Valley Business Times
One alternative calls for running the tracks between the Union Pacific
Railroad and Sierra Highway, while the other alternative calls for the
tracks to be

LIRR to Suspend Service on Two Branches as Hurricane Earl Nears
Wall Street Journal (blog)
... 5:39 am The last Montauk-bound train will leave Penn Station at 12:39
am Friday. Calderone said the railroad expects to resume service Saturday

Capital Metro starts tests that could expand Red Line service
Community Impact Newspaper
During the test, train activity will continue most of the day and the
public should always expect a train at railroad crossings, Whited said.

Atherton calls on feds to halt funding for state's high-speed rail project
The Almanac Online
And, the letter asks, if the train goes below ground as it approaches the
San Francisco's Transbay terminal, why can't that be done on the Peninsula?

Citizens will give input
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Canadian Pacific Railroad rejected the city's most recent proposal to close
six street/track crossings and allow train speeds of 15 mph.

Train Derailment at Grove Street Crossing
Train service is expected to be restored in time for this evening's rush
hour. Metro-North Railroad Spokesman Dan Brucker said the 7:17 am train was

Conductor blames railroad operators for disabling knee injuries
St. Clair Record
A former train conductor is accusing multiple railroad operators of
violating the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). Bill A. Axe filed a

LIRR Cancels Train Service to Hamptons Due to Hurricane Earl
The Long Island Rail Road canceled train service on two of its branches
because of concerns the hurricane could bring down trees and power lines.

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Railroad News 9/1/2010

Remsen man dies after hitting train
Sioux City Journal
The truck came to a stop on a crane that was being used to repair the
railroad bridge. The sheriff's office said the railroad crossing where the
incident ...

State promises faster passenger rail
Columbus Dispatch
"This is a 79-mph train," Molitoris said. "Those who use other numbers are
not looking at facts." Molitoris was accompanied by US Deputy
Transportation ...

Meeting on Bismarck train horn project postponed
Grand Forks Herald
AP - BISMARCK, ND A meeting about a project to silence train horns at a
Bismarck railroad crossing has been postponed to give the city and railroad

Report: Railroad worker hit, killed by Northstar train in Coon Rapids
Pioneer Press
A railroad worker was struck and killed by a Northstar train in Coon Rapids
this morning, a local television station is reporting.

Cumbres & Toltec train strikes tie crew motorcar; 2 receive minor injuries
Fox 31
By AP CHAMA, NM (AP) — The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad says two
employees were injured when their tie crew motor car was struck by a
passenger train,0,6160506.story

Appeals court upholds ruling against railroad
State Gazette
The railroad denied negligence and argued that Jones had contributed to the
wreck by driving too fast and failing to stop for the train.

Preventing even more railway-related deaths
BNSF workers could be seen on railroad tracks in downtown Puyallup last
week, doing regular maintenance, such as track resurfacing to ensure the

Railroad worker hit and killed by commuter train in Anoka County
Breaking news out of Anoka County, where a railroad worker was hit and
killed by a Northstar Commuter train in Coon Rapids. Metro Transit tells us
the train

Allen, Mo. train robbery re-enactment a 'great success'
Moberly Monitor Index
Lots of smiles and fun was shared during the Allen, Mo., train robbery
re-enactment held Sunday on the Rothwell Park Railroad mini train.

Railroad Worker Killed By Commuter Train
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe worker was hit and killed by a commuter
train in the Twin Cities today.Anoka County Sheriff's Office deputies say

Trains Weigh Wi-Fi
Wall Street Journal
By ANDREW GROSSMAN The agency joins Metro North Railroad, the Long Island
Rail Road and the New York City subway system in working to provide Wi-Fi
for its

SMART may face more hurdles to get train rolling
Marin Independent-Journal
The Northwestern Pacific Railroad eventually rebuilt the section, but
didn't do any work to the portals. "They did rebuild the center of the

Family of Lacy Lakeview train victim speaks out
Lacy Lakeview Police Chief Dennis Stapleton says Parr was walking along the
railroad tracks when a Union Pacific train was moving toward her.

Hendersonville Apple Festival offers organic market, model railroad
Asheville Citizen-Times
In addition, the Historic Hendersonville Train Depot will be open 10 am-5
pm for an Apple Valley Model Railroad open house. Inside the restored depot

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