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5/31/2010 Railroad News

5/31/2010 12:06:00 AM

5/31/2010 Railroad News

Site of Amtrak train derailment repaired, reopened
Belleville News Democrat
BY JACQUELINE LEE - News-Democrat Rail owners have replaced and opened the
500 feet of track where an Amtrak train derailed Sunday and injured five

Gaston County college student killed
Gaston Gazette
The intersection includes at least two sets of train rails, as well as a
third rail spur, McCaffrey said. Studies have shown that people often
misjudge the ...

Awesome Educational Toys for Children
Identity Loop
This wooden wooden toy train in it's sentimental collector's tin is a
requirement for the accumulators of Coca Cola memorabilia, wooden railroad
train sets ...

Car demolished by train
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer A Norfolk Southern
train collided with a 2008 Ford Mustang early Friday afternoon at the
railroad ...

Amtrak derails in Granite City; four of 63 passengers slightly hurt
Belleville News Democrat
He said the tracks are owned by Union Pacific and the Kansas City Southern
railroad companies. He said the rail owners, Amtrak and the Federal
Railroad ...

Colorado railroad lore comes to life in Carbondale author's latest book
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Later that night, another train arrives at Blackwell Station with two
flatbed cars and several dozen workers hired by the railroad company to
load the ...

Odds and ends find a new home at the Stoney Point Railroad
The Stoney Point Railroad train rolls into the Midgetville station near
Saltville, Va. The train travels through the miniature town complete with
library, ...

Q&A with Anne-Marie Idrac: French minister touts super-fast trains
One of Idrac's most important roles is to promote France's high-speed
railway system -- the Train à Grande Vitesse or TGV. France's high-speed
railroad, ...

Plan for Vermont cargo trains raises concerns
Press Herald
AP MONTPELIER, Vt. - A plan to use a dormant railroad line to run a cargo
train through Vermont's small state capital is raising concerns among
school ...


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5/30/2010 Railroad News

5/30/2010 12:05:00 AM

5/30/2010 Railroad News

Couple hit by train are identified
Ventura County Star
Witnesses saw the victims loitering on the railroad track near the Seaward
Avenue overpass between Channel Drive and Vista Del Mar Drive just before
the ...

Staying cautious at railroad crossings
He said the railroad company has increased use of these remote-controlled
train cars in the past couple of years-and installed seven signs around the

Conn receives $5.2 million to boost rail security
Hartford Courant
AP Connecticut is receiving $5.2 million in federal money for increased
transit security including video cameras at train stations. Gov. ...,0,7153114.story

NJ Transit train kills pedestrian in Nanuet
Asbury Park Press
Charles Schumer asked the railroad to increase its vigilance near one
particularly dangerous area, along Lawrence Street, where 13 people have
died since ...

Buckhorn Northern Railroad chugs into 33rd season at Loveland park
Now in its 33rd year at North Lake Park in Loveland, the train has made
thousands of trips around the 1588-foot track, clattering over the short
wooden ...

With National Parks As the Draw, Luxury Railroad Plans 2011 Debut
National Parks Traveler (blog)
The Denver-based railroad is promising "world-class food, comfortable
on-board accommodations, and memorable on- and off-train experiences. ...

Anschutz rolls out concept of luxury train trips
Denver Post
American Railway Explorer proposes to pamper passengers in high style,
beginning in the summer of 2011, in a fleet of restored train cars. The new
railroad ...

Happy rails
Pueblo Chieftain
By AMY MATTHEW | | 0 comments The rhythmic
clack-clack-clack of train wheels gliding down a railroad track can mean
something different ...

Train derailment closes highway through Hatton, ND
Grand Forks Herald
“The railroad was able to break the train and open a crossing in town to
the west of the highway.” Steinhaus said the derailment happened between
4 and 4:30 ...


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5/29/2010 Railroad News

5/29/2010 7:11:00 PM

5/29/2010 Railroad News

May 29

Pedestrian killed by commuter train in Rockland County
Mid-Hudson News
NANUET – A New Jersey Transit commuter train, operating in Rockland
County for the MTA's Metro-North Railroad, struck and killed a pedestrian
in Nanuet ...

Comfort still king where Harvey ruled
Boston Globe
By rail, take the evening Amtrak train to Williams and stay in the Grand
Canyon Railway Hotel. The next morning, take the historic train to the
South Rim as ...

Amtrak pitiful now but there's rail hope
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Mr. McCommons, whose book is "Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of
Passenger Rail Service,'' says Pennsylvania is way behind states such as

Officials: Man struck by LIRR train was apparent suicide
Newsday (subscription)
A Syosset man was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train at the
Hicksville station late Saturday morning in what authorities said was an

Pry bar on tracks instrumental in train accident
Kalamazoo Gazette -
On Saturday, the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department reported that the
pry bar was collected from the damaged passenger rail car when railroad
police ...

Homes, businesses, churches lie in the path of high speed rail
Bakersfield Californian
What will happen to the hundreds of homes, businesses and schools that now
stand in the path of the super train? How much noise will it make? ...

Pedestrian dies in late-night train crash
... A 58-year-old man from the Battle Creek area was killed when he tried
to cross a railroad track in front of an Amtrak passenger train, police
said. ...

Granite City police identify woman struck by train
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (blog)
By Jeremy Kohler Granite City Police have identified a woman whose body was
found on railroad tracks near the American Steel Foundries about 1 pm
Friday. ...

State, CSX reach deal on high-speed rail: Agreement allows project to move ...
Trading Markets (press release)
... rail project between Buffalo and Albany to move forward, but the
agreements postpone the most important decisions involving the train
service until more ...

First Passenger Train In Decades Travels Through North Escambia
After an overnight layover in Pensacola, the train will return north on
Saturday via the same Alabama & Gulf Coast Railroad line through North
Escambia to ...

Florida man hurt as Jeep hit by train in Wood County
Toledo Blade
BAIRDSTOWN, Ohio — A St. Petersburg, Fla., man was hurt seriously
yesterday when he drove around lowered railroad gates and was struck by a
train near this ...

Nona G. Hill: Airport location still best for train station
... acceptable to the railroad that will host the train (CP Rail) and the
operator (Amtrak) is more important than getting right to the heart of
Downtown. ...

High-speed rail authority to devise backup funding plans
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Rosenberg California's high-speed train officials will create
backup plans to fund the $43 billion project in response to a rising tide
of critics ...

Car hits train; two sustain injuries
Monroe News Star
By Stephen Largen • • May 29, 2010 A Friday
afternoon collision between a car and a Kansas City Southern train at a
railroad ...

"I remember years ago when I thought I was the only lonely Wisconsin train loving railfan in the world.. Wow, has the internet showed me there is a whole community of them. Makes me smile, even thought I am a little eccentric to really fit into those communities lol. Glad to see they are preserving history as best as they can. I remember years ago it was all over the news about the last Brand New caboose.. It was orange colored too I suspect this is the same one. I remember when it was parked in Milton, Gaulking at the window looking it I thought It was pretty, and liked it.. felt sad it was the last. EOT or End of Train devices they claim did the same work.. But nothing can replace the real work a caboose did.... All of todays trains look incomplete without that little caboose, as the end." - DNatureofDTrain

Wisconsin museum aims to preserve railroad history
Chicago Tribune
... one end of the loop to connect it to one car, and then hold the coupler
up with his hand while the next railroad car for the train was backed in.

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"I slept better last night.. Had bad dreams about the wreck in India woke up and mentally cussed the spirits out informing them to stop informing me about train wrecks until they can start to give me information that is helpful and useful to myself and the world around me. I am tired of just seeing things in my mind then living it like reruns of a bad movie.. it's irritating. I had issues all week with my Google account those appear to be resolved for not at least hopefully blogger does not keep messing up my google account I went through and emailed my important documents to myself in my other account just in case I will also email files as well for this reason to myself.. and back them up in another place as well..  I then was at my Grandparents house waiting for my first listia auction item I won.. I won a tracfone it has no airtime or minutes but that is fine as I most likely will not be using it right away anyhow until my steady income increases.. as least I know it will work for emergency services.. and that is the only thing I wanted it for.. until I can afford airtime and minutes.. even then It will only be used for job applications.. I do have my eye on peek pronto mobile device so I can keep in touch with my closest friends away from the computer by email and text message.. but again I am still working to save my money and increase my income before I buy anything new... and while someone keeps dragging my belongings out of the basement or around it and going through my stuff.. I discovered my most secret writings were got into.. my original notes for the founding of my religion many pages missing and torn out of that as well as my original DNatureofDTrain book.. So I am very peeved over that. My family needs to keep their hands off my belongings.. I have done all I could up to this point to not get the law enforcement involved if this continues I will get them involved.. As I am fed up with it. 5 years of them destroying anything that means something to me little by little is enough.. They either need to stop, or I am out. Cause I am not gonna live this way anymore! No one deserves to have their privacy violated, and sacred items descrated, and property vandalised.....oh my missing Cat named Trouble Tiger returned.. .. So flipit is off the suspects list again.. for now :) - DNatureofDTrain

Riding the rails
Western Front
The company has been successful in cracking down to eliminate train
hopping. “It was more common from the mid-1800s to 1970. It was part of
the railroad,” ...

CP Rail train being blamed for bridge fire
Red River Valley Echo
We interviewed a witness who watched the train driving down the tracks and
spewing sparks. — Irv Braun. CP Rail officials are still not releasing
the cause ...

CP Rail train being blamed for bridge fire
Red River Valley Echo
We interviewed a witness who watched the train driving down the tracks and
spewing sparks. — Irv Braun. CP Rail officials are still not releasing
the cause ...

World's fastest train made in China
The Voice of Russia
In total 100 high speed trains will be produced by the order of the
national Railroad Ministry. The trains will run for the first time on the

India train crash leaves 65 dead in West Bengal state
Los Angeles Times
By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times Sabotage by Maoist rebels was suspected
after an Indian passenger train derailed early Friday, sending railroad
cars ...,0,6845745.story

Police forces participate in Operation Lifesaver
Mason City Globe Gazette
According to recent statistics released by the Department of Transportation
and the Federal Railroad Administration, a person or a vehicle is hit by a
train ...

Train Rides
VillageSoup Belfast
Tickets are for a round trip 1.5 hour train ride. See rolling hills,
fields, and wildlife while enjoying our historic railroad. Special event
trains are ...

Train depot owners delay demolition
"It's a bit disappointing that if a group like ARCH or the Railroad Society
had all these ideas and desire to save the building that they come forward
now ...

Maoist Rebels Suspected as Indian Train Derails
New York Times
Authorities say a Maoist-affiliated group sabotaged a railroad track in the
state of West Bengal, derailing a passenger train, which then collided with
a ...

Pedestrian struck by train in Granite City
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (blog)
... a body found on railroad tracks near the American Steel Foundries. Maj.
Jeff Connor said a pedestrian was struck by a train this afternoon. ...

Rail Project Moving Toward Red at High Speed
Sunshine State News (blog)
But Ward calculates that the train trip -- which he pegs at $40 roundtrip
based on Amtrak's current $26 Orlando-Tampa roundtrip charge -- will cost a

Public sees rail-route options
Emporia Gazette
Communities that want stops on the new line, Herrick said, need to commit
to providing a train station and staff at the staions. There is some grant
funding ...

Electric train plan granted key waiver
San Jose Mercury News
But after three years of tests and research, Caltrain will become the first
railroad in the nation to use the technology after being granted a waiver,

May 28th

Woman walking on tracks is killed by train
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A woman was fatally struck by a train Friday afternoon while she was
walking on railroad tracks near American Steel Foundries, Granite City
police said. ...

Train traffic to rise in Vermont's state capital
A plan to boost traffic on a little-used railroad through Vermont's small
state capital is raising concerns among businesses and school officials
worried ...

SARTA, Rep join to welcome Scenic Railroad train
Canton Repository
By Anonymous Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) and The
Repository will host a welcome for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
(CVSR) train, ...

A woman in her thirties is found dead on Granite City railroad tracks
That train has been located. Police are now trying to figure out why the
woman was on the railroad tracks in the first place.

Train goes off the track - by inches
Torrington Register Citizen
State Police Troop B confirmed that the Housatonic Railroad freight train
had a two cars go off the track by a couple inches at some point during the
night ...

Traffic alert: Train blocks Washington Avenue in Lansing
Lansing State Journal
"Due to mechanical problems, railroad tracks Washington north of Baker will
be blocked by a train for extended period. Seek alternate route. ...

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5/27/2010 7:17:00 PM

Railroad News 5/27/2010

Amtrak and the Railroads
The New American
Amtrak and its lobbyists at the National Association of Railroad Passengers
(NARP) recently invited us to commemorate the third annual National Train
Day on ...

Chattanooga: Pickup truck driver struck by train released from hospital
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Noah Patrick Mangrum tried to drive his 2001 Ford Ranger across railroad
tracks on Sanabel Lane but was hit by a Norfolk Southern train, according
to a ...

"Our Legal Justice system needs a serious overall." - DNatureofDTrain

Lavedan Sentenced for Train Tracks Bomb
One of the men accused of setting off explosives on railroad tracks in
Harrisonburg was sentenced Thursday morning. In Harrisonburg Circuit Court,

LI astronaut tweets from rocket train to Kennedy Space Center
Newsday (subscription) (blog)
Massimino (@astro_mike), who started at the Jacksonville railroad yard, has
made it to the Kennedy Space Center. is now available at no
charge ...

Metra train kills man in Crystal Lake
Chicago Breaking News - Tribune (blog)
A man died this afternoon after being hit by a Metra train just east of
Crystal Lake railroad station, authorities said. The man, whose identity
was not ...

North Shore Scenic Railroad to resume trips
Duluth News Tribune
The North Shore Scenic Railroad begins its passenger service for the summer
tourist season on Saturday. But to kick off the season, a train of incoming

Whiskey truck stuck beneath bridge
Washington Post (blog)
The railroad overpass there is a tight squeeze for big rigs. The accident
has forced the closure of Route 75. Police say a detour has been set up.

Family of girl killed by train in Pinole renews call for safety
San Jose Mercury News
... train near Pinole Shores Park on Feb. 26, the family of 17-year-old
Marlene Aguirre called for better safety measures near railroad tracks in
the area. ...

Bullet-train debate hits 220 mph
Bakersfield Californian
I AM AN AVID RAILROAD aficionado, having enjoyed train travel as child, but
I do not believe that high-speed rail will become a reality in California

Truck vs. Train on Apison Pike & Sanabell Lane
WDEF News 12
The driver of a pick-up truck appears lucky to be alive today after a
failed attempt to beat a train across some railroad tracks. ...

Family of Train Victim Calls for Safety Measures in Pinole
(KCBS) -- Family and friends gathered near the railroad tracks in Pinole,
where three months ago, a teen was killed by an Amtrak train, calling for
better ...

State pursues rail extension
News & Observer
The DOT proposes to match $1.7 million in state money with a $6.7 million
grant from the Federal Railroad Administration for the new study. ...

Man struck by train in Muscoy identified
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
San Bernardino County coroner's officials said Herrera was on the railroad
tracks at 1:30 pm when a northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train
struck him ...

Giant guest slated for Railroad Daze
Franklin Park Herald Journal
Larry Tennyson of the Midwest Rail Club adjusts one of the model train
engines at last year's Railroad Daze. This year's event is planned for June
4-6. ...,franklin-park-daze-052710-s1.article

Saying goodbye, praying for strength: Friend of man hit by train visits scene
Reading Eagle
... who was killed by a train near the spot where the women are standing.
Overwhelmed with grief, Holli Brunner stood on the railroad tracks in
Fleetwood on ...

Pagano's death a lesson in BEING Tough
Southtown Star
"But when you look around the country, no other (commuter) railroad is in
as good financial shape. No one expected it because of the great reputation
of ...,052710mcquearycol.article

NY needs to get its train service up to speed
Albany Times Union
As the state's first railroad program manager, I would like to offer some
advice to the next high-speed rail project manager. First, some background:
New ...

Edmond woman wants to silence train horns
Edmond's $6.1 million new Covell Road underpass has cut down on trains
sounding at one of the city's railroad crossings. PHOTO BY PAUL B.

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5/27/2010 Still upset

5/27/2010 9:43:00 AM

5/27/2010 I am still upset.. But finally Googles phone verifcation system worked, and I was able to get back into my Google account... So I am able to access my mail, voice, docs etc.. and feel alot better. I went into Blogger and deleted my one blog they did not remove.. and This time.. If I did not finish transfering any of the archives out of the old blog.. it is lost.. Cause I am not gonna spend weeks or months trying to restore it and get my posts back.. I am fed up with Blogger, and their antispam technical difficulties.. There staff I do not think is even human I think that to is automated bots..

Which leads to me why.. I added a New news feed to the top of the Blog. Mahalo is a human powered search engine.. Where people can ask questions and leave tips, and earn money for participating on their site, and cash out gift certificates.. I of course love the amazon ones....

I have decided if I do not save my home, on time.. Then I will be cashing out those gift certificates to have my a cell phone services, and a peek pronto device.. So I have a way to keep in touch with people away from the computer.. As my prime choice to keep in touch is via email ..  But that may take a long time too to earn the amount I need to be able to afford that.. The weather has been nice.. and I been waiting for a gift in the mail.. So I been walking alot trying to catch the UPS or fed ex person that is gonna deliver my item :) .. After the 4th truck I wandered back to my parents house got bored of waiting :)

As well as getting the needed exercise to restrengthen my legs and ankles.. and sunshine to battle my depression.. I however had an insteresting rainfall pour on me the other day.. I raised my hands hoping it would just downpoor on me.. well I did not realise it would open up literally like a hot waterfall! it made me cover my eyes and laugh, and I was just loving it!.. If I had realised the mail I put under my shirt was just junk mail ... I would have stayed outside in it but the rain fall so hard it stung your skin like hail!  It was the best thing that happened to me in awhile :) ... But I confess I ran from the rain and yelled, "Yes, I am a weather wimp today!" lol.. I usually call everyone who runs from the rain and snow weather wimps.. I mean you are not gonna melt if you get wet and so what if you have little drops of water all over ya :)

- DNatureofDTrain

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5/26/2010 Railroad News

5/26/2010 7:12:00 PM

5/26/2010 Railroad News

"I told many I been looking for new ways to earn from this blog.. I have submitted to payper post and some advertisers had me poll if I were insterested. Their links would go directly into an ad post and it will state "Pay Per Post, Advertiser, or Sponsor, or just adverstiser or sponsor above their ad, and I'd post on top of bottom of the posts.. So it's easy for them to see.. and even add a little extra review if it was an item I really like :) " - DNatureofDTrain

Aurora woman charged with violating railroad act
Suburban Life Publications
Joyce Reeves, 46, of Aurora was charged with violating the Railroad
Obstruction Act after being arrested at 9:45 pm May 8 at the Main Street
train station, ...

Despondent teen walks in front of train, is killed
... San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies and railroad police worked to
clear the scene and investigate the death. "They had to separate the train
and ...

Autopsy confirms accidental death
Lebanon Daily News
... autopsy confirms an initial police report that a man whose body was
found along railroad tracks in Lebanon early Saturday was struck by a
train. ...

More train traffic for Barre, Montpelier
Transportation workers improved railroad crossings in Barre this week
getting ready for the granite train. The train will haul waste rock from
Barre's grout ...

Man struck by train in Muscoy
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
... deputies shut down traffic on Cajon Boulevard between State and Short
streets while railroad crews worked to back up the train so the body could
be removed.

High-speed rail on fast track in Madison
Ron Wolfe of ProRail, a pro intercity passenger rail advocacy group, also
criticized the decision to put the train station at Monona Terrace, ...

Fox 4 News Finds Thousands of Dangerous Railroad Crossings Across Missouri (blog)
Nikki and two others were killed at a Union Pacific Railroad crossing in
Trenton, Missouri. The Union Pacific train was going nearly 60 miles per
hour ...

Historic Princeton Train Line Faces Possible Replacement
Huffington Post (blog)
Henry Posner III, a 1977 Princeton graduate and CEO of the Railroad
Development Corporation, argues the Dinky should be preserved as an
environmental and ...

NASA Invites Media to Arrival of Last Shuttle Booster Segments
Space Ref (press release)
... the arrival of the train, as well as interview program officials and
the astronauts aboard. The event will occur at NASA's "Jay Jay" railroad
yard. ...

2010 BNSF Railway Special Train To Travel Through 13 Cities in Six States
Business Wire (press release)
“It's our privilege to share the excitement of the railroad with these
special passengers and to say thank you for the vital role they play in our
company ...

Northeast needs better, more reliable passenger rail
Baltimore Sun (blog)
... the Northeast is an ideal candidate for genuine high-speed rail, and
not just Amtrak's Acela Express, a train that is capable of 150 mph speeds
but ...

Traffic came to a halt Tuesday afternoon after an accident involving a
passenger car, and a train in Floyd County. Railroad Officials at the scene
say it ...

Shreveport will hold off on controversial railroad closures
Shreveport Times
... closure of three railroad crossings — on Tuesday won a slight
concession. The city will not immediately shut down the train tracks to
vehicle traffic. ...

SEPTA Fatality: 11-year-old Philadelphia boy electrocuted after climbing 
TopWireNews (press release)
According to Enquirer reporters, the rail yard is gated and locked, but
accessible by foot along the train tracks. Angelo's stepmother, Jaime
Tucker, ...

Railway society hopes to preserve Lloyd Depot
Tallahassee Democrat
By Amanda Nalley • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • May 26, 2010 Every train
that passes by the Lloyd Depot is like a miniature earthquake, shaking
loose the very ...

Railroad volunteer honored in Portland
Press Herald
As the rail system became obsolete during the early 20th century, the train
cars that were spared from scrap went to a museum in Massachusetts. ...

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Still upset with google

5/26/2010 8:33:00 AM

I am still upset with Google, I have emailed all week trying to get ahold of their customer service and support people to get my Google Account Reactivated. It was deactivated because Bloggers, Anitspam Bot.. Saw my OLD Railroad News Articles and Sharing Blog.. (The one I had ran before relocating to here) and again deleted it and locked me out of not only their blogger services but my entire google account....

I hate Blogger! ... I really Seriously hate them! .. Because my Google account had 6 years worth of my email on it, My documents.. So now all my BOOKS I was working on some I was about to be published are GONE.. MY google voice phone number is GONE! This means no one has a way to contact me..

My 21$ earned in the last 6 years from Displaying Google Adsense ads on all my blogs, and Website.. Would be also Gone...

IF google does not let me back in! .. Now I really LOVED Google services and smiled at them and was in the process of moving most of what I did off of yahoo to do there! ...

Guess, what! Yahoo's account verification system lets me back in the system in Two days! If I mess up in one area of Yahoos monopoly.. and it is an error on their end they write a serious heartfelt apology letter and let me back in.

Yahoo! is much better at how they treat me than Google is! ...

My Lord, If you do not have a moble telephone number! and Your Google Account suspends you! Beware it wants your mobile phone number to verify that to allow you back into Google! ...

I have a mobile phone on the way in the mail.. But, I do not know how long it will before I can afford or activate services on it...

But, if I loose everything on Google. The whole world will here about how This so wonderful internet giant with stocks worth more than the average retail service has basically locked me out of everything! .. Over a technical issue... With Bloggers's Antispam bot! ..

As I have NEVER broken their TOS or guidelines.... Has made it to my official boycott list. AVOID and do not use blogger... Google.. will reach that boycott and I will contact over 5,000 Activists on this issue... If, Someone does not get off their butt, and review and find out that I as Have NEVER broken Googles TOS or guidlelines.. Chances are if something happened.. then my account was hacked... But it appears linked to blogger.. I will post a trail of emails about this issue right here on this blog.. So you can see for yourself what has happened...

Google "Do No Evil" Has done evil when they basically cut me off from my Ministry writings and documents.

It's funny... How Blogger bans my blog for mutltiple links on the same topic assuming it is an automated poster putting up this links I copy paste and search for these myself.. it takes me 2-4 hrs to update my blog, each time I do so! ...I am not a bot.. But their antispam bot thinks I am! If their members are not allowed to use bots, or automated messages to post on their blogs, Then they should not be allowed to use anti spam bots.. To lock out blogs! A real life human should have had to read all 4 years posts of what I did on my old Blog.. To prove I am NOT a spammer! They supposedly have these larges groups of people.. Well Since Customer service is taking so long.. Shouldn't the rich internet giant hire more HUMAN BEINGS! .. and throw their automated system to the curve.. I think so... I have never felt so disgusted with both Google and Blogger as I do now.

- Rev. Dana C. L.


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5/25/2010 Railroad News

5/25/2010 7:08:00 PM

5/25/2010 Railroad News

Railroad Traffic Safety Tips
If there are multiple tracks, be aware that another train may be
approaching on an adjacent track from either direction. Be sure all tracks
are clear before ...

BHP Group Offers A$4.85 Billion for Australian Coal Rail Assets
They plan to spend A$2.05 billion to expand the railroad to meet demand
from Asian steel mills, Greiner said. “The rail group is bidding more for
the track ...

Police stress railroad safety
The train company ran a set of engines through several trips between
Treadaway Boulevard and Pioneer Drive. Police officers helped observe
actions of ...

BHP Group Offers A$4.85 Billion for Coal Rail Assets
QRNational Coal, a unit of state-owned QR Ltd., operates more than 540
train services from 56 mines for 23 customers each week in Queensland and
New South ...

Train Derails In North-Central Oklahoma
The railroad tracks are owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Messages
that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene or otherwise ...

Dangerous Rails: Outrage From LIRR Riders
WCBS-TV New York
An entire train crew must be replaced. The eight accused this year face
disciplinary measures, and sanctions by the Federal Railroad
Administration. ...

Teenager hit by train in Fleetwood; coroner called
Reading Eagle
... scene of a fatality at the railroad crossing on West Main Street in
Fleetwood. Police reported that a teenage boy was hit by a train shortly
before 5. ...

Driver taken to hospital for evaluation after train hits car
Rome News Tribune
The driver of a gold Toyota Corolla pulled up to the railroad crossing on
East Second Avenue near Riverbend Drive as the crossing arm was coming
down. ...

Chlorine Institute Submits Final Study Confirming FRA's Understatement of ...
Business Wire (press release)
... requiring railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) vastly
understates the technology's benefits to the railroad industry and public.

Chlorine Institute Submits Final Study Confirming FRA's Understatement of ...
Business Wire (press release)
... requiring railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) vastly
understates the technology's benefits to the railroad industry and public.

Woman killed by Fuzhou-Xiamen bullet train while crossing railroad track
What's on Xiamen
... high-speed railway, the probability of casualties in a railroad track
crossing accident is 92.3%, as the top speed of a bullet train can reach

Train derailment in Enid closes crossings
... several hours as workers put cars back on tracks. The railroad is owned
by Burlington Northern and the train belongs to Farm Rail Company,
Holtzclaw said.

Train derails in north-central Oklahoma
(AP) - Police say no injuries were reported when a train derailed in Enid.
Officers said the Farm Rail Co. called about 10:18 am to report that 1 of
its ...

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5/25/2010 9:54:00 AM

Railroad News Mix.. Yes this is a repost it is mixed dates..

"I took the ones I knew the dates to out and plugged them into their rightful dates.. as These mixes sort of look sloppy.. I rather only do the new mixes with General and Casey Jones news.. because those really are mixed dates.. That I do not easily keep track of while I post them.. There will be a times I will do a mix of all the articles I missed from a certain month.. and also let you know they may or may not be expired. I do copy paste and post these all by hand... I had issues of accusing my old blog on their service of being a spam blog. The blog I hear here is the exact same blog, and the topica archives at the exact posts. Nothing about it broke guidelines or TOS.. It is their antispam bot that has messed up.. Now I still can not get back into my account at all.. and may have lost my 21$ of google adsense earnings that this blog, my site, and my other blogs have earned through ads since year 2006 .. When I used to originally host my blog on blogger for that long.. I had no problems with google or blogger until after they merged.. That is when my blog, and google issues started. I am boycotting blogger services.. but I am not boycotting blogger I feel every blogger has a right to choose what service host to go to.. But I recommend all bloggers make a seperate account for their blogs, so they do not lose everything should bloggers automated system mess up...I have tried contacting google numerous times on this no mails from their customer support, nothing. .. Google itself is closed to being added to a boycott list as well. And I pose this question to think about for all my readers. How come they do not want to allow automated bots to post on their blog services, but it is perfectly fine for them to use bots to moderate their blog service? ... Why no hire real human beings that will not mess up and if they do you can hold the real human being.. behind it accountable! .. That is partly why the economy is going downhill and so much is being messed up .. They want you to believe the computer is perfect no errors.. This is wrong! the computer databases and record keeping department has messed up more for me in more ways imaginable than any group of human beings every could. Bring back the humans, Hire the Humans! Create Jobs! I rather deal with a human error instead of a computer error.. Humans are meant to make mistakes every now and then!" - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad News Mix - As in Mixed Dates..

I am trying to get all caught up for this month at least...

Owner hopes to re-open shuttered train ride
The Union of Grass Valley
... running a historically themed train operating on the grounds of Nevada
City's Northern Queen Inn. The traction company is located on Railroad
Avenue, ...

Sunday Train Rides
OurSports Central (press release)
The RiverHawks and the two railroad-related sponsors announced Tuesday that
kids 12 and under can ride the train for free during Sunday home games. ...May 18, 2010

Proposed FRA rule would ban on-duty workers from using electronic devices
Progressive Rail Roading
... adding that preliminary investigation findings of last year's
Metrolink/Union Pacific Railroad train accident showed that the Metrolink
engineer was ...

Union Pacific Railroad Employee Wins 2009 Hammond Award
MarketWatch (press release)
The Harold F. Hammond Award was established in 1986 and honors an
individual railroad employee who has demonstrated outstanding safety
achievement during ...

City digest
Columbus Telegram
COLUMBUS — A 22-year-old Duluth, Minn., man seriously injured early
Sunday morning when he was struck by a Union Pacific Railroad train has
been cited for ...

Time lapse of crane lifting train
The steam locomotive was brought in three parts by Belt Line Railroad . The
locomotive was found in a scrapyard in Roanoke, Va., Sen. ...

Govt wants cell phone limits on railroad operators
The Associated Press
... of a moving train. The plan would allow the Federal Railroad
Administration to review a company's training program on the use of
electronic devices. ...

Locomotive retired by Staten Island Railway after yeoman service will pull ...
The Railroad's summer season is set to kick off on Memorial Day weekend,
with 407's 660 horsepower pulling the train. Tours roll all summer long
through the ...

Road closed by train derailment reopens
Lisbon - Vehicular and train traffic have resumed along Route 12 near where
a Providence & Worcester Railroad nine-car freight train derailed May 12.

Falls train station project set to begin
Buffalo News
The project's second phase includes replacing a CSX railroad bridge and the
full reconstruction of Route 104 between Ontario and Depot streets. ...

COMMENTARY: Remembering Jefferson Davis
At 7:00 pm the train went north on the Richmond and Danville Railroad,
which later became Southern Railway and, today, Norfolk Southern Railroad.
The train ...

Renovations Begin on Rail Cars for New Charlevoix Ski Train
First Tracks
Rail cars for the new Train touristique de Charlevoix that will link Quebec
City with La Malbaie and Le Massif ski area will be constructive to
maximize the ...

Train ride on Union Pacific: Safety, stories, photo slide show and video
Tucson Citizen
Whistles blow when they are going through a railroad crossing. Buzzers buzz
when a train is about to go into automatic shut down after sitting idle for
10 ...

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5/24/2010 Railroad News

5/24/2010 9:46:00 AM

5/24/2010 Railroad News

May 24th 2010 Railroad News

Investigators On Train Derailment Site
The latest derailment involved a CSX train that lost cars just off of South
Broad Street near St. Elmo. Three inspectors with the Federal Railroad ...

Fast track to safety: Metrolink's new collapsible cars »
Los Angeles Times
... rail service. After another deadly collision in 2008 exposed lax safety
practices, the agency hopes its voluntary deployment of the innovative
train ...

Fast track to safety: Metrolink's new collapsible cars »
Los Angeles Times
... rail service. After another deadly collision in 2008 exposed lax safety
practices, the agency hopes its voluntary deployment of the innovative
train ...

Metrolink says engineers tampering with cameras
San Francisco Chronicle
That engineer, who works for an operating contractor, Connex Railroad LLC,
has been barred from running any train on Metrolink-controlled tracks, ...

11-Year-Old Electrocuted at Septa Train Yard
KYW1060.comWhile the facility is gated and locked, it is accessible on foot via the
numerous railroad tracks which serve the facility. At 6:55 pm Saturday
evening, ...

Competing LA-Vegas Train Emerges, But Union Pacific Breaks Up the Party
Union Pacific also does not endorse and will not allow gambling on its
tracks, Jerry Wilmoth, the railroad's general manager of network
infrastructure, ...

Metrolink engineer banned from railroad, another under investigation
89.3 KPCC
A Metrolink train engineer who covered a camera aimed at him has been
banned from the railroad and another is under investigation for allegedly
blocking the ...

Reduce Train Deaths
Courthouse News Service
WASHINGTON (CN) - A railroad brakeman was killed after telling an engineer
to back up a train and then walking behind the train, and a contractor at a
rail ...

All aboard!
The Buckhorn Northern Railroad, “The Little Train in North Lake Park,”
will open its season on Memorial Day weekend at noon Saturday. ...

Railroad museum learning to survive without Thomas
Waterbury Republican American
Guests can ride in coaches pulled by the refurbished train. The locomotive,
which is being rented, once worked in coal mines in Pennsylvania and rock

4 plans compete to provide LA-Vegas train service
The Associated Press
... get off the train already.'" The companies are locked in a legal battle
while they face a bigger challenge in trying to convince Union Pacific
Railroad, ...

Group working to restore historical train depot in Lloyd
Tallahassee Democrat
Built in 1858 by the Pensacola and Georgia Railroad, the station is one of
only two surviving antebellum railroad depots in the state. ...

Train Derailment in China Kills 19
A train derailment in china leaves at least nineteen dead...The passenger
train hit railroad tracks that were buried by a landslide. ...

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Railroad News
May 23 2010

Boy survives being hit by train
Ledger Independent
Gantley said she has yet to hear the truth of how or why her son was on the
railroad tracks. "We are not for sure what happened, and I don't want to
think ...

Metrolink locomotive cameras lead to probes of 2 engineers
Los Angeles Times
The investigation of the engineer banned from the railroad concluded that
he was trying to block the camera's view, she said, first by turning the
device ...,0,6393884.story

Train cars derail in Lower Valley
El Paso Times
Raquel Espinoza, spokeswoman for Union Pacific Railroad, said three train
cars derailed about 9:50 am Sunday. Two of the cars were empty, and the
other was ...

Neighborhood news: Board the train to history
Inside NoVA
Plenty of vendors selling model trains, toys and equipment, railroad books,
Thomas the Train merchandise, and train photography will be on hand
throughout ...

He's been workin' on the railroad - tracks
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"I came around a curve and didn't see the rail anymore," he said. He
immediately stopped train traffic on that section of track and called for a
repair crew ...

Chattanooga: Train derails on Broad Street
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Four railroad cars are off the track after a train derailed on Broad Street
near Lookout Mountain, according to Chattanooga police. ...

Lebanon Man Killed By Train
WGAL Lancaster
A Lebanon man id dead after he was hit by a train early Saturday morning.
It happened in the area of 5-th street at the railroad crossing just before
3 am. ...

History buffs hope to restore Nampa train depot
Salt Lake Tribune
AP Nampa, Idaho » Preservationists in southwest Idaho are trying to raise
$331000 to restore the Nampa Train Depot, an emblem of the city's railroad
history ...

Train hits landslide, derails in China, killing 19
China Central Television says heavy rains caused a landslide that buried
railroad tracks, and the train derailed when it crashed into the huge
mounds of ...

Jim McKee: Railroads promoted farming with special trains
Lincoln Journal Star
The railroad had representatives promote special train stops with bands,
contests, cookbooks and entertainment. It was not unusual for several
thousand ...

19 killed in China as train hits landslide, derails
Los Angeles Times
Heavy rains caused a landslide that buried the railroad tracks, and the
train derailed when it crashed into the huge mounds of dirt and debris,
CCTV said. ...,0,7622973.story

Wisconsin woman fatally struck by Metra train in north suburb
Chicago Sun-Times
Sharri M. Extence, 35, of Muskego, Wis., was hit by a train at Dewes Street
and Railroad Avenue in Glenview, according to the Cook County Medical
Examiner's ...,metra-train-woman-hit-052310.article

Is it the end of the line for Pasco's train museum?
Standing in Pasco's Washington State Historical Train Museum, visitors can
hear modern trains roll by while examining artifacts from railroad history.

10 dead, 55 injured in China train derailment
What Is Online
by admin under World Train hit railroad tracks buried by a landslide caused
by heavy rain in eastern China. At least 10 people were killed and 55
others ...

Editorial: Growth around train station holds promise
Poughkeepsie Journal
Poughkeepsie and Metro-North Railroad officials might have some ideas for
development around the city train station, but residents should realize any

Bill Stanley: Prosperity echoes in the city's past
Norwich Bulletin
Once upon a time, the Norwich railroad station was a vital part of the
city's economy. It wasn't so long ago that passenger service by train on
the “Bud ...

Model railroaders go to town in Hemet with detailed layout
Clark is one of the dozen members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Railroad Club,
which brought its 22-foot-long model railroad layout to the Whispering
Palms ...

Train hits landslide, derails in China, killing 8
BEIJING (AP) -- A passenger train hit railroad tracks buried by a landslide
caused by heavy rain, killing at least eight people and injuring 50 others
in ...

How to train your garden
Aurora Beacon News
... for railroad gardens is top-notch. "The technology on these things is
so unbelievable," Benson says. "There is a control board inside each train.

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5/22/2010 9:44:00 AM

Railroad News
May 22, 2010

Woman fatally struck by passenger train
Buffalo News
“It's too early to tell what she was doing on the railroad tracks,”
said Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives. “As the investigation
continues, ...

New Afghan railroad to boost trade and supply troops
Reuters AlertNet
... briefly have a short stretch of rail during the 1920's when King
Amanullah, who sought to modernise his country, built a 7km (4 mile) steam
train link, ...

"hehehe.. they make Amtrak sound like and Inchworm" - DNatureofDTrain

Amtrak service inches closer to Brevard
Florida Today
... on city property on the east side of railroad tracks across from the
City Hall parking lot. Rosa L. Jones Boulevard, where a 1950s-style train
station ...

"Oh, Those engineers need to spend a day with me drumming Casey Jones into their head.. Then they'd never run a signal again!" - DNatureofDTrain

LIRR: Spike in trains running stop signals
The train crew accused of the violations faced internal disciplinary action
and sanctions by the Federal Railroad Administration. The union
representing the ...

"If trains blocking your traffic annoy you this much.. Then get together everyone and pay to put a bridge over the tracks, problem solved.. But do you want to pay to help support safe road infrastructure? Sad thing, is most rather whine and complain, than to do anything realistic about it" - DNatureofDTrain

Shreveport may start notification process because of railroad uproar
Shreveport Times
... follows recent protests from three neighborhoods where Union Pacific
Railroad soon will block vehicle traffic from traveling over train tracks.

"I once listened to a member of CSX clean up crew brag to me about how well they do after a derailment involving hazardous materials..
But, the reality is.. no matter how well they do the damage is still there and done.. Just like BP's massive oil spill issue..It would not hurt for railroad companies who have laid off clean up crews to offer BP clean up services..
and see if BP will pay the railroad for their clean up crews to help clean up this oil spill mess.. Just another idea to keep people employeed as well as partnering together to fix a massive nasty mess.. and a chance for the railroads like CSX
and their clean up crews to show how well they really can do in their help to clean up these kind of messes" - DNatureofDTrain

CSX making headway at site of train derailment
14WFIE.comIt's one of the railroad company's main freight lines that was brought to a
stand still Sunday afternoon. "This was considered a major train wreck for
CSX," ...

Train derailment snarls Joliet commute
St. Charles Sun
There are several one-way streets, and the railroad tracks run north and
south roughly paralleling Scott Street. Although there is an elevated
viaduct at ...,Train-derailment-snarls-Joliet-traffic_JO052410.article

Man injured when hit by train
Greenwood Index Journal
The report said an officer spoke to the train's conductor, who said he saw
the victim walking west along the railroad tracks, along the ties but not
between ...

Train accident ends life of troubled woman
Buffalo News
... and petty crime ended just as sadly Friday afternoon on railroad tracks
along Niagara Street after she was struck by an Amtrak train bound for
Toronto. ...

Quiet zones good investment in city's future
Herald Zeitung
By The Herald-Zeitung Editorial Board | 0 comments Under the Federal
Railroad Administration's Train Horn Rule, engineers must sound train horns
for a ...

Detroit Michigan Train Accident: 4 hurt after 18-wheeler vs. train collision
NewYorkInjuryNews (press release)
According to information provided, a semi-truck driven by 59-year-old
Asqari Veizag crossed onto the railroad tracks on Mellon. ...

Rule 1: Always expect a train; Operation Lifesaver gives police, officials ...
Quincy Herald Whig
By RODNEY HART Here's a simple way to think about train safety -- whenever
approaching railroad tracks, expect a train anytime, on any track, ...

NY-Toronto train kills 2 in separate collisions
The Maple Leaf train, which runs daily between New York City and Toronto,
is run by both Amtrak and Via Rail. A passenger train is seen near Dunn
Avenue and ...

A twist in fatal Amtrak accident
Now two months later, her life was brought to a tragic end on the railroad
tracks behind Rich Products. The train was heading to Toronto from New York
City. ...

Train Slams Into Mail Truck in Iowa
Action 3 News
One witness tells Action 3 News he was stopping at the railroad crossing,
as a train approached. He says that's when the cargo truck veered around
him, ...

4 plans compete to provide LA-Vegas train service
San Jose Mercury News
They're fighting with each other over who came up with the idea first as
they bid for railroad contracts. Of the 36.4 million visitors to Las Vegas
last ...

Truck hits train, driver escapes injury
Journal and Courier
Harris told police that as he approached railroad tracks he did not see a
train, heading north, that had already started across the road. ...

Hennepin County pitches train hub near Target Field
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, who chairs the county's
Regional Railroad Authority, said the project is the next step in making
Target Field ...

Police save Sleepy Hollow man running on train tracks
The Journal News |
Police received numerous 911 and cell phone calls around 7:25 pm reporting
that a man was running on the northbound Metro-North Railroad tracks. ...


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5/20/2010 may 20 N 21 Railroad News

5/20/2010 9:38:00 AM

5/20/2010 Railroad News

May 20th 2010 and May 21 2010

First 'railroad quiet zone' in city could be finished by fall
Herald Zeitung
By Chris Cobb The Herald-Zeitung | 0 comments New Braunfels residents might
soon get some relief from booming train whistles, as the city is making
efforts ...

No reason to keep old railroad tracks that divide Palmer
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
When was the last time anybody saw a train stop there? Only during the
state fair in recent years. Alaska Railroad has no reason to fix those
tracks. ...

Woman killed, child injured in collision with train
State Troopers tell WSFA 12 News the driver of the car, 67 year old Judith
Thomas, did not stop at the railroad crossing. Medics rushed the injured
little ...

Northeast states seek plan for rail upgrades
The Associated Press
... to create a world class train network as they work on next year's
budget for Amtrak and high speed rail," said Sean Jeans-Gail, a spokesman
for NAPA.

Get There: NTSB to release cause of Metro crash
Washington Post
29 accident at a Northern Virginia railroad, which injured three workers.
--The Jan. 26 deaths of two track workers near Rockville Station. ...

UN, US to Crack Down on Distracted Driving
Preliminary investigative findings of a September 12, 2008 collision
between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific Railroad freight
train in ...

Victims' families suing railroad
Public Broadcast News (blog)
see these newest path train news items and other path train info. Check
back in a few hours for more of the hottest update on path train. ...

New Railroad Possibilities for Boise
The Watco train company, which operates the Boise valley railroad, said in
the next 10-years the largest growth in the US will be in the western
states. ...

Hazmat release probed at Allston train yards
Boston Globe
By Globe Staff A hazardous materials cleanup is planned today at the
Allston railroad yard near Storrow Drive and the Doubletree Hotel, the
Boston Fire ...

Watseka: Man hit by train identified
Kankakee Daily Journal
Grosvenor was walking across the railroad tracks at North Street in Watseka
when he was struck by the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene at
1:22 am ...

Nearly 30 People Try to Beat a Train
Kansas CW
Officers rode a train through Sedgwick County between 11 am and 2 pm on May
19th. They were looking for people violating railroad crossing laws. ...

Port Auth. Buys Jersey City Rail Yard
Mayor Bloomberg has been trying to put New York City's trash on barges and
sail it across the Hudson River, where it would be transferred to a train.

Driver escapes vehicle before train hits
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says a Norfolk Southern train hit the
car at a railroad crossing on Hickory Hill Road, which is in Sullivan
County. ...

National Coal Corp. Completes Sale of Rail Line
MarketWatch (press release)
In addition, National Coal continues to own and operate one preparation
plant and one unit train loading facility served by the Norfolk Southern
Railroad. ...

Vehicle runs into stationary train between Dinuba and Reedley
Visalia Times-Delta
The San Joaquin Railroad train was stopped on the tracks. No warning lights
were on and the railroad crossing arms had not been lowered, officials

Man Treated After Being Hit By Train In Kenly
By NBC17, NBC17, 1 hour, 13 minutes ago One man is being treated after
being hit by a train at the I-95 railroad intersection in Kenly, according
to the ...

More of the scoop on Denton County rail service
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Based on ridership projections, how full do you expect the A Train to run
in the morning rush hour when it arrives at Trinity Mills? ...

Sunday opening celebration will honor railroad's history
The Daily News of Newburyport
According to Horth's research, the first train to Boston arrived at
Newburyport in 1840, on the right-of-way that the rail trail follows now,
with a station ...

Restored locomotive arrives for Portsmouth museum
The Virginian-Pilot
The restored 1910 locomotive, seen Tuesday, May 18, 2010, moved to
Portsmouth's Railroad Museum has taken its place in front of the other
historic train ...

Little high-speed rail cash coming to Bay Area transit
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Rosenberg Although they are entitled to $400 million in state
high-speed rail cash, struggling Bay Area train agencies will reap just $72
million ...

South Shore may park 2 trains
The South Shore commuter railroad could deduct two trains from its schedule
as early as September, as the railroad continues to look for ways to cut
costs. ...

Desert Railroad: Las Vegas to Los Angeles by Train
Peter Travel News
Earlier this month, Las Vegas Railway Express, a Delaware-based company,
announced plans to create a slower-moving, but swankier, train service to
Vegas ...

People picket to preserve train depot
... train depot's been on the corner of Clinton and Fourth Streets in Fort
Wayne. "It's one of the last historic railroad structures in the community.

Malfunctioning railroad signal in Canton Industrial Area
Baltimore Sun
... the railroad signal on O'Donnell Street near Oldham Street by the
Canton Industrial Area will sometimes start flashing, even when there is no
train ...,0,7559403.story

Stuck Truck Not Working On The Railroad; Train Traffic Delayed
NOLANVILLE (May 21, 2010)—Officials expected a two-hour delay of train
traffic in both directions after a local moving company's tractor-trailer
got stuck ...

Railroad crossing in downtown Mebane reopens
Burlington Times News
While the tracks were cleared of the train and debris last week after the
collision at about 7:47 am May 13, the Fifth Street railroad crossing
remained ...

Train show set for Bessemer this weekend
Gadsden Times
A model train sits on the track as members of the Coosa Valley Model
Railroad Association work on the layout on the second floor of the Hardin
Center on ...

Train celebration at the TL station
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
An event is scheduled to welcome the Adirondack Scenic Railroad train at
the new depot, sponsored by Next Stop Tupper Lake and the Adirondack
Railroad ...

Anschutz preps luxury cross-country train tours
Denver Business Journal
American Railway Explorer is Anschutz's latest foray into the train
business. He used to own the Southern Pacific Railroad but sold that
investment to Union ...

New NJ Transit Rail Timetables Reflect Hikes, Cuts
Local Talk News
There are weekday six train runs discontinued on the Montclair-Boonton Line
and seven on the Morris & Essex Line, reflecting NJTransit's statement that

'There's a train coming!'
The enthusiasm of this delivery, directed at a Sullivan County dispatcher,
increased steadily from “I'm stuck on the railroad tracks” to
“there's a train ...


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Mixed Railroad News

5/19/2010 10:25:00 AM

Legislature offers BNSF tax incentive
Karin Brownlee said the legislation wasn't drafted in her office, and it
does not give the railroad money. "Not a gift, it's a loan. ...

Woman Killed By Freight Train In Carlsbad
KGTV San Diego
A northbound train struck the woman at the Grand Avenue railroad crossing
about 10:30 pm Tuesday, said San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Thomas Yancey.
Fire Along Rail Tracks
A train traveling through Bismarck this afternoon is pulled off the tracks
after several fires break out along the route. BNSF spokeswoman, Amy

Victims' families suing railroad
The railroad should have worked with nearby landowners to clear visual
obstructions, the complaint says. The complaint also claims that the
train's crew ...


James E. Burnett Jr., former chairman of transportation safety board
Washington Post
... to a sober clerk who didn't know how to drive a train. It was not
illegal at the time for railroad crew members to take a nip of whiskey
while working. ...

Townspeople eye Craft Center building for new train station
Danbury News Times
The state is considering building a rail line between Danbury and New
Milford, and having a connecting station in Brookfield, according to a
branch line ...

Man dead near railroad tracks
Pittsburg Morning Sun
The train was stopped on the tracks between the overpass and the Seventh
St. railroad crossing. Pittsburg Police Lt. Jeff Woods said that police,

Derailed train soon gets back to business
Danbury News Times
A northbound Housatonic Railroad freight train that derailed in the
Gaylordsville section of New Milford last Friday, May 14, was back on the
tracks and ...

Proceeds from train ride this weekend go to DARE
Middletown Journal
By Staff Report 5:56 PM Wednesday, May 19, 2010 LEBANON — The Lebanon
Mason and Monroe Railroad will donate a portion of every ticket purchased
this ...

Trying Out the Tracks
Boise Weekly (blog)
With a jerk, the train started, causing me to stumble, nearly knocking down
some of the framed railroad photos adorning the burgundy painted walls. ...

Train strikes dump truck in PG
Washington Post (blog)
A dump truck crossing an unguarded railroad track in an industrial area off
Kenilworth Avenue was hit by a slow-moving CSX train at about 3:30 this ...

California High-Speed Rail Authority Seeks New Federal Funds
PR Newswire (press release)
"California's high-speed train project is the biggest public infrastructure
project in the nation," said Authority Chairman Curt Pringle. ...

Norfolk Southern Pays Fines For Graniteville Train Wreck Environmental 
United States Attorney William N. Nettles states: “ Those charged with
the task of running a railroad must comply with environmental laws and must
not ...

Blaze from stolen truck damages railroad car
Goldsboro News Argus
... tracks on the 1000 block of South John Street this morning, causing a
blaze that also damaged a train car filled with railroad ties, authorities
said. ...

Trooper sees train collide with huge rock
Little Chicago Review
The Big Horn River separates highway US 20/WYO 789 and the railroad line
and the Trooper was unable to cross the river. It has been determined that
the ...

May 24 big day for rail
Winter Park/Maitland Observer
Standing atop the railroad tracks at a National Train Day celebration on
May 7 near Central Park, Mayor Ken Bradley expressed support for the
system. ...

Woman killed on tracks in Carlsbad
San Diego Union Tribune
... a freight train Tuesday night. The 51-year-old had been at the nearby
Coyote's Bar and Grill before she was struck at the Grand Avenue railroad
crossing ...

Several events set for Memorial Day weekend
Palestine Herald Press
That Friday, visitors to the historic railroad's Palestine Depot can view a
historic version of a World War II military armament train. ...

Crime/incidents: Read about crime, crashes and other incidents around Tulare ...
Visalia Times-Delta
The San Joaquin Railroad train was stopped on the tracks with no lights and
no railroad crossing arms down, police said. A man was arrested on
suspicion of ...

Highway, railway theft a growth industry in Mexico
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Cargo wagons are parked at the Lecheria railroad station in Tepotzotlan,
Mexico. Train robberies occur an average of 4.5 times a day, and some areas
of ...

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5/18/2010 Railroad News

5/18/2010 11:52:00 PM

5/18/2010 Railroad News

Editorial: Train tragedy averted
Greensboro News & Record
The train in Mebane last week was traveling at 79 mph. Even so, a little
perspective is in order. North Carolina's railroad safety record is so
enviable ...

"Now, I know there was more than one article.. But I messed up and lost a couple of them.... sorry about that" - DNatureofDTrain

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5/17/2010 Railroad News

5/17/2010 9:33:00 AM

5/17/2010 Railroad news

May 17th 2010

Economy doesn't slow traffic at Durand Railroad Days Festival model train 
The Flint Journal -
The show was part of the 35th annual Durand Railroad Days Festival. DURAND,
Michigan — Model train shows have picked up steam, which might be due to
the ...

Train Derails in New Milford WEB FIRST
Housatonic Times
By Jack Coraggio NEW MILFORD – A Housatonic Railroad freight train
derailed early Friday afternoon while traveling north along a woodsy
stretch of track ...

Trains keep pulling in the crowds
Asbury Park Press
The Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, offers patrons
seats on a train made entirely of caboose cars on select Sundays throughout
the ...

train rides include secret city specials
Seymour Herald
... where railroad-themed merchandise will be available for purchase and
reservations for the Festival Special on Saturday can be made. The dinner
train at ...

Man Nearly Hit By Train In England (VIDEO)
Huffington Post (blog)
A railroad observer nearly met an untimely end when a speeding train came
within inches of crushing him. According the BBC, the incident occurred in
Suffolk ...

Year's top veteran driven to make contribution
Livingston Daily
Several people in his family worked for the railroad companies, including
his father, cousins and a nephew. However, he said they all had clerical
jobs, ...

Year's top veteran driven to make contribution
Livingston Daily
Several people in his family worked for the railroad companies, including
his father, cousins and a nephew. However, he said they all had clerical
jobs, ...

Yellville train depot project nearing completion
Baxter Bulletin
The train depot's heyday was during its first 20 to 25 years, Baker said.
"The market bottomed out and boom went bust," Baker said. The railroad was
used ...

Railroad history on display in Homewood
Southtown Star
Morris is a member of the Heritage N-Trak Group, five model train
enthusiasts who combine their modules into a single display that features
multiple tracks, ...,051710railfest.article

Amtrak revival gaining speed
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
... for rail service these days, the East Coast project was among those
vying for key federal dollars ultimately won by SunRail, the commuter train
that is ...

Plans envision better Amtrak service, trains in Phoenix
Arizona Republic
They involve tough track-access negotiations with the nation's largest
railroad freight hauler and a commitment of precious state or local funds.

Collision with train injures ATV rider
Republican Eagle
... injured after the ATV she was riding on Saturday in Florence Township
struck a railroad crossing arm and launched her into the path of a moving
train. ...


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5/16/2010 Railroad News

5/16/2010 11:48:00 PM

5/16/2010 Railroad News

Re-enactment shows Civil War unit's role in protecting railroad tracks
York Daily Record
... and it took a train to get there -- it's best known for its role in
protecting railroads from Confederate soldiers and Southern sympathizers
who tried ...

Train collision kills teen; police identify victim
Florida Today
... with a friend on the railroad tracks between Babcock Street and Sarno
Road in Melbourne. The men had their backs to the train when its whistle
sounded. ...

Jim Lehrer writes a train thriller
Deseret News
"Super" is a murder mystery set aboard the Super Chief, a luxury
all-sleeper-car train that the Santa Fe Railroad operated between Chicago
and Los Angeles ...

My friend the train, hobo dreams, disturbing handles and the laziness of our ...
Statesman Journal
"They wanted the railroad to be closer to town, and the railroad wanted a
free right of way or a subsidy, and they couldn't quite get it together ...
it was ...

He keeps safety on track
News & Observer
Since Pat Simmons became director of the NC Department of Transportation
Rail Division in 1994, deadly car-train crashes have been cut in half. ...

Harvesting a digital democracy of state train history
Lincoln Journal Star
Saturday, Wells found others who appreciated the role this 129-year-old map
depicting land for sale by the B. & M. Railroad Co. played in Nebraska's

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5/15/2010 Railroad News

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5/15/2010 Railroad News

'Troop train!' meant a rush to the windows
Kansas City Star
I had a summer job as a file clerk with the Western Auto Co. in its
distinctive building at 21st Street and Grand Avenue, overlooking the
railroad yards ...

See the world on the great railroad journeys
Deseret News
But around the world, it is still possible to step into a grand railway
station, board a train and experience the best the world has to offer on
steel ...

Hearing-impaired Sharpsburg man killed on Norfolk Southern train tracks near ...
Waynesboro Record Herald
... 32, of 106 E. High St. was walking south beside the railroad tracks
about one-quarter mile south of Route 34 at 1:30 pm Friday when a
southbound train ...

All aboard for the 2010 V&T train ride season
Nevada Appeal
By Sandi Hoover There will be plenty of opportunities to climb aboard a
diesel or steam train this year when the V&T Railroad season opens Memorial
Day ...

Stuhr's train gets longer
Grand Island Independent
Stuhr's two passenger cars and two narrow-gauge freight cars “make a
pretty nice little display on the sidetrack” in Railroad Town, said Tom
Oshlo, ...

Grad study: Husker train from Omaha to Lincoln is feasible
Forgotten to many, a football train used to run from Omaha to Lincoln, but
it stopped more than 30 years ago. John E. Bush, an avid railroad advocate,

Man struck, killed by train near Sharpsburg
The Herald-Mail
By ANDREW SCHOTZ SHARPSBURG — A man was hit and killed by a train Friday
afternoon while walking along the railroad tracks near Md. 34, authorities
said. ...

Area near Poughkeepsie train station may develop
Kingston Daily Freeman
The railroad and the city of Poughkeepsie signed an agreement this week to
explore the potential for development near the train station. ...

Train Hits Tractor-trailer In Detroit
WDIV Detroit
The truck driver, who is from Alco Steel, told police he did not see any
warning lights from the train. Officials with the railroad said they
believe the ...


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5/14/2010 Casey Jones and railroad news

5/14/2010 10:54:00 PM


Casey Jones Village

Community notes: Inline hockey finals set
Jackson Sun
Casey Jones Mini-Golf management has announced plans for an event and
fundraiser Saturday. It will be held in conjunction with First Baptist
Church of Alamo ...

Railroad News

Second Train Derailment in Three Days
NBC Connecticut
Around 3 pm Friday afternoon a train went off the tracks in New Milford.
According to Housatonic Railroad, the train was heading from New Milford to
Canaan. ...

Akron couple killed by train in Barberton
Akron Beacon Journal
Railroad personnel told investigators that the two were sitting on the
tracks, face to face, at about 10 pm when the southbound freight train hit
them, ...

Man struck, killed by train near Sharpsburg
The Herald-Mail
By ANDREW SCHOTZ SHARPSBURG — A man who was believed to be in his 30s was
struck and killed by a train along a railroad track that runs parallel to
Md. 34 ...

Mebane City Council Opposed Increase In Train Speeds
WFMY News 2
Mebane, NC -- The railroad track re-opened in Mebane Friday after Thursday
morning's train crash. The road remains closed, and the trains coming
through are ...

Man Killed in Train vs. Vehicle Crash
CBS 47
One person was killed Friday morning after a train struck him at the
railroad crossing at Avenue 12 in Madera County. The crash reportedly
happened when the ...

Vigil planned in Martinez for man killed by train in Pinole
San Jose Mercury News
... Pacific Railroad right-of-way when the dog ran into one of two parallel
sets of tracks as a westbound Amtrak Capitol Corridor train was
approaching, ...

Federal Railroad Administration investigating recent train derailments
ShorelinePlus.comBy Governor Rell's office Governor M. Jodi Rell recently announced that the
Federal Railroad Administration is investigating the recent train
derailments in ...

Tracks reopen after Mebane train wreck and investigation carries on
Burlington Times News
... a clear sign that service resumed after a train collided with a tractor
trailer early Thursday at the railroad crossing at Fifth and Center
streets. ...

Cleanup continues in Conn. train derailment
Hartford Courant
The Providence & Worcester Railroad train was carrying liquid latex.
Another train from that company was carrying ethanol when it derailed in
March in ...,0,3316384.story

4 hurt as truck, train crash in Detroit
The Detroit News
The Norfolk Southern train was hauling 36 rail cars at the time of the
crash, railroad spokesman Rudy Husband said. Its engine was off the tracks
and the ...

Pair struck and killed by train in Barberton
Akron Beacon Journal
By Beacon Journal staff Two people were killed Thursday night as they
walked along CSX railroad tracks north of Fairview Avenue in Barberton. ...

Train hits car, minor injuries | VIDEO
Florida Today
Contact Gallop at 409-1422 or The driver of a
car crashed into a train on Kings Highway and the railroad tracks in Port
St. John. ...

Trains running again in Mebane after crash; road still blocked
WRAL.comCrews replaced more than 400 feet of railroad tracks after Thursday
morning's crash involving train No. 73, traveling from Raleigh to
Charlotte. ...

Crews continue cleanup at site of train derailment
Norwich Bulletin
The Providence and Worcester Railroad Company train, traveling north from
Dow Chemical in Ledyard, derailed at about 1 pm Wednesday in the area of
Bundy ...

Horrific crash, minor injuries
News & Observer
MEBANE -- A truck driver ignored signs warning of a humpbacked railroad
crossing, and his lowboy trailer got stuck in the path of an Amtrak train
Thursday ...

Driver hurt when minivan, River Line train collide
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Darran Simon A southbound River Line train struck a minivan at a
Riverton railroad crossing Thursday, seriously injuring the vehicle's
driver, ...

Man killed by Amtrak train in Pinole identified
PINOLE, CA (KGO) -- East Bay park officials are admitting they took down a
section of safety fence along busy railroad tracks in Pinole. ...


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5/13/2010 Railroad News

5/13/2010 11:00:00 PM

5/13/2010 Railroad News

Exclusive: Terror Suspect Took LIRR for Money Meeting
NBC New York
By JONATHAN DIENST and TIM MINTON The Times Square bomb suspect allegedly
took a Long Island Railroad train to the Ronkonkoma station for an April
meeting ...May 13, 2010

41 drivers ticketed during railroad crossing emphasis
KXLY Spokane
SPOKANE -- Drivers caught trying to beat a train at railroad crossings paid
a heavy price Thursday as Spokane Police ran a railroad emphasis patrol.
May 13, 2010

San Pablo Man ID'd As Walker Killed On Tracks
The railroad works with the non-profit organization Operation Lifesaver to
train volunteers and railroad employees to collaborate with local
communities on ...
May 13, 2010

Dad, child 'lucky' after train strikes car
Florida Today
The Florida East Coast Railroad conductor spotted the car and put on the
brakes. The train, which was not carrying any cargo, ground to a stop,
striking the ...May 13, 2010

Bullets over Broadway?
Economist (blog)
... has taken rides on a bullet train and on an experimental maglev MLX01,
the world's fastest train. "We are impressed with the railroad system in
Japan, ...May 13, 2010

13 receive minor injuries in Amtrak train derailment
... to records from the Federal Railroad Administration. No one was injured
in the most recent accident, which occurred in February. The Piedmont,
train No. ...Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oregon City's historic train depot moves to Amtrak station
By The Oregonian View full sizeOregon City Public WorksThe 1920s-era South
Pacific Railroad freight depot, originally built at 16th and Washington
streets ...Thursday, May 13, 2010 7:48

Oregon City's historic train depot moves to Amtrak station
By The Oregonian View full sizeOregon City Public WorksThe 1920s-era South
Pacific Railroad freight depot, originally built at 16th and Washington
streets ...

Japan train firms' pitches to US transport chief show approaches for high ...
Japan's national railroad company was divided up by region and privatized
in 1987. On Wednesday, LaHood visited JR East's facilities in Tokyo, ...

Conn. train derailment cleanup and probe begin
Hartford Courant
State police say the Providence & Worcester Railroad train derailed
Wednesday in Lisbon, the second derailment in the eastern part of the state
in two ...,0,3250847.story

Homewood hops on board rail fest this weekend
Southtown Star
Children can take a ride along Harwood Avenue on the "Lil Obie" train while
learning about railroad safety. Older visitors looking to spend time
outdoors ...,051310railfest.article

Man dies after being hit by train in Cudahy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel A 48-year-old man was killed
Wednesday when he was struck by a Union Pacific Railroad train, according
to the Cudahy ...

Freight Train Derails In Lisbon
Hartford Courant
Two locomotives were hauling the train northbound to Plainfield from
Ledyard when the derailment occurred, said Marie Angelini, the railroad's
general ...,0,884402.story

Train hits boulder, derails
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Donahue said he notified dispatchers, who in turn were on the phone
notifying railroad officials when the southbound train struck the rock.

May 12th

Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Freight Train
WISN Milwaukee
The Cudahy Police Department received a call from Union Pacific Railroad
Dispatch reporting that one of their trains had struck a pedestrian just
north of ...

'Be prepared:' First responders train for railway accident
Asheville Citizen-Times
... prepared” was the phrase of the day during a multiagency drill that
simulated a freight train slamming into a tanker truck disabled on railroad
tracks. ...

Wyo. Train Hits Boulder And Falls Into Wind River
(AP) -- A freight train locomotive hit a large boulder on a railroad line
south of Thermopolis Wednesday afternoon and slid down a 60-foot embankment
into ...

Model Railroad Club Popular Hobby for Some Central Georgians
The Central Georgia Model Railroad Club that is. As an avid train lover
since he was a kid, Bass says when he retired, he took on a new role
working on the ...

Train tour will be Sunday
Hot Springs Village Voice
The Greater Hot Springs Garden Railway Society announces that the Rock
Ridge Garden Railroad will be open for visitors Sunday, May 16 from 1 to 5
pm It is ...

Train-track death raises safety concerns
Abilene Reporter-News
The Federal Railroad Administration Office estimates that about 500 US
deaths each year are related to individuals trespassing on train tracks.

9 Rail Cars Off Tracks After Lisbon Train Derailment
WFSB Hartford
Dennis Schain, communications director for the Connecticut DEP, said
officials from the Providence & Worcester Railroad were bringing in
recovery teams to ...

Train-track fatality in Pinole
San Francisco Chronicle
... launched a safety campaign in February to underscore the dangers of
being near railroad tracks. California leads the nation in pedestrian-train
deaths. ...


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5/12/2010 Railroad News

5/12/2010 10:56:00 PM

5/12/2010 Railroad News

"It takes me so long to copy paste these articles.. Because of a defective computer mouse.. I use the mouse keys on the keyboard for most of it.. But using the actual mouse itself to highlight the words is a task in itself since the right key is the key that is defective and going Dead.. But I dread that battery ran wireless thing.. that mom brought to replace the old one.. Double A's don't last very long." - DNatureofDTrain

Train-track fatality in Pinole
San Francisco Chronicle
... launched a safety campaign in February to underscore the dangers of
being near railroad tracks. California leads the nation in pedestrian-train
deaths. ...

Train derails in Wind River Canyon
Casper Star-Tribune Online
... Wind River Canyon, according to railroad officials. The 62-car train
was hauling general freight and had 45 loads, including paper products and
lumber. ...

Nine Cars Derail on Eastern Connecticut Rail Line
State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance says the cars of a Providence &
Worcester Railroad train derailed Wednesday in Lisbon. Three railroad cars
tumbled ...

Train derailment reported in Lisbon
Norwich Bulletin
He said he saw three people that were on the train and they did not appear
injured. The Providence and Worcester railroad train was traveling north
when all ...

Man and dog hit, killed by Amtrak train in Pinole
San Jose Mercury News
... difficult to hear a train coming. From the paved footpath parallel to
the shore at the park, a trail leads down the hill toward the railroad
tracks. ...

Man uninjured after car stalled car is struck by Metra train
Northwest Herald
CARY – A man whose car stalled on railroad tracks as a Metra train was
approaching was able to escape without injury. The man had been eastbound
on Three ...

NJ Transit plans to cut at least two trains from each line, crowding 
The Star-Ledger -
But Weinstein said the dropoff rate the first week of the fare hike was 2.6
percent, or about 23000 to 24000 passenger trips for bus, train and light
rail ...

NC study: Triangle growth will heighten demand for commuter trains and 
rush ...
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
The News and Observer reports a study funded by the North Carolina Railroad
Co. shows rider interest in a train line with stops from Durham through
Raleigh ...,0,5562687.story

US transport chief test-rides Japan's bullet train
"We are impressed with the railroad system in Japan, and we look forward to
opportunities for partnerships in America to hire American workers and use

Springmill North car-train death leads to lawsuit
Mansfield News Journal
The Springfield North crossing was marked by railroad crossbucks, but not
by gates and lights. When township trustees decided to close the crossing,

Park's mini-railroad to become Klahowya Train
The Province
Stanley Park will host a First Nations-themed village this summer, with the
iconic miniature train to become a key feature called the Klahowya Train.

Train service may return to Daytona
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Earlier this month, Amtrak put a special train on the Florida East Coast
Railway railroad tracks to test the feasibility of the idea to run from ...

Humboldt County Dems may ask legislators to transfer northern rail line to public
An agreement with Sonoma Marin Rail Transit would provide another $10
million for the passenger train element on that Stogner claimed that the
assertion ...


Japan Starts to Shop Its Bullet Train Technology
New York Times
Other railroad powerhouses include Bombardier of Canada, Siemens of Germany
and Alstom of France, as well as General Electric and Lockheed Martin of
the ...

Suspect leaves SUV on rail tracks after pursuit
San Jose Mercury News
AP LOS ANGELES—A man has led police on a chase south of downtown Los
Angeles before leaving his SUV on the railroad tracks and fleeing on foot
as a train ...

May 11th

LEGO Railway exhibit at Danbury Railway Museum
Ct Post
The Teers first saw the exhibit at the Amherst Railroad Society Train Show
in Springfield, Mass., this past January. "We made arrangements to bring it
here ...

Japan Shops Its Bullet Train Technology, Aiming to Profit From US Ambitions
New York Times
And like the train itself, its technology has been trapped in Japan. Now,
though, Japan wants to begin exporting its expertise in high-speed rail.

Study recommends commuter rail from Durham to Johnston County
The study also found the success of a commuter rail system depends largely
on the quality of area bus service for train riders to get where they need
to go. ...

Remembering the railroad: Golden Spike marks 141 years
Deseret News
"We have a good time out here," said Jack Lucas, who plays Leland Stanford
— the Central Pacific railroad investor who drove in the Golden Spike —
in the ...

Kirkwood celebrates National Train Day
In addition to the safety information, displays at the event included an
operating model train layout from the Mississippi Valley N-Scalers model
railroad ...

Union Pacific trying to derail California's bullet train?
Central Valley Business Times
California's proposed high-speed passenger train could be derailed before
it ever leaves the station. Union Pacific Railroad Company (NYSE: UNP) says
it ...

LaHood Rides 502 KPH Maglev Train as Japan Seeks US Sales
Japan's maglev holds the world rail-speed record at 581 kph. Nippon
Sharyo's N700, a conventional high-speed bullet train, can travel at a top
speed of 330 ...

Town evacuated temporarily in wake of train derailment
Tuscaloosa News
Parrish police chief Nick Smith said railroad officials told him it would
take several days to right the overturned cars and remove them from the
area. ...

Easton sprucing up unused train station
Allentown Morning Call
... a brick shell around the supports for the railroad bridge just south of
the Lehigh River. The last train stopped there about 50 years ago, Panto
said. ...,0,6017964.story

Train strikes, kills pedestrian
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Officers were called just after 10 pm Sunday to the Norfolk Southern
railroad tracks near Pigeon Street in Ligonier, for a report that a
pedestrian had been ...

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5/10/2010 Railroad News

5/10/2010 11:17:00 PM

5/10/2010 Railroad News

Union Pacific vows to fight high-speed rail
San Jose Mercury News
The company said such an arrangement would increase the risk of a derailed
freight train slamming into a passenger-filled bullet train, which "could
result ...

Homeless man killed by train
Online Athens
By Staff Reports - Athens Banner-Herald A homeless man was hit and killed
by a freight train Sunday morning as he and two companions crossed some
railroad ...

One man is dead after being hit by a train in Northwest Fresno
She was hit by a train Sunday morning at the crossing on "O" Street near
16th Street. Investigators say the rail road alerts were working properly
and the ...

China's banks take the train strain, without the pain
Financial Times
While foreign and private investors mostly regard investing in Chinese rail
projects as too risky and unprofitable, the calculation is different for
the ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

South Florida man fatally hit by train
The incident occurred early Monday morning when the man was trying to beat
a southbound train at the railroad crossing. The man, who is not being
identified ...

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5/9/2010 General News Mix

5/9/2010 5:10:00 AM

5/9/2010 General News Mix


Cruises from $53/day & Half Price Mexico Sale - May 8, 2010

A Fool's Utopia 5.06.10: Redefining Success
411mania.comCasey Jones? Check? Shredder? Check. Sure it left out Krang and all that
alternate dimension crap, but who needed that? Shredder leading a gang of
ninjas ...

Plans call for six-lane I-40
Jackson Sun
Gist has talked in the past of concerns with the I-40 southern interchange
that borders Casey Jones Village and leads southbound drivers to Carriage
House ...

Mass. church to offer worship services for dogs

Man charged with stealing firefighter's helmet

Cops: Man awaiting sobriety test takes last swig

Runaway emu captured in SC after 10 block chase

Growling sea lion pup pulled from under police car

Klan leader pleads guilty to killing Okla. woman

Joe the Plumber is elected to party office in Ohio

Wisconsin Legislation of Raw Milk seen as benchmark

Worse Words to say at work

"Why do that? Just hire my favorite singer, Ozzy Osbourne to bite their heads off :) "

- DNatureofDTrain

Birth control for Pidgeons


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5/9/2010 Railroad News Mix

5/9/2010 5:05:00 AM

5/9/2010 Railroad News Mix

"First off, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Train Day!" - DNatureofDTrain

"I shared the message below copy pasted from the NIRAIM yahoogroup.. Just to make ti clear.. I am not the one who is hosting it Homewood is. " - DNatureofDTrain

Homewood' s Seventh Annual Railroad Heritage Weekend will herald in the summer railfanning season in Chicagoland next Saturday, May 15th, and Sunday, May 16th--just one more week from now!!!
Here is our current (as of May 8th) program of events:
Saturday May 15th
7-10 PM:  Annual Multimedia Digital/Slide Show (St. Joseph's Church Gym)
This year we will again be at our venue at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Gymnasium, immediately across the street from our main Sunday Train Show venue at the Homewood Village Hall, located at the corner of Dixie Highway and Chestnut Road in downtown Homewood.  The church complex is right across the street from the village hall, on the east side of Dixie Highway.  LOOK FOR THE EVENT DIRECTION SIGNS IN TOWN!  This venue was recently refurbished, has high ceilings, plenty of seating, and lots of free parking.  As usual, we have a great lineup of exciting presenters for you:
TRAINS magazine is making a first ever appearance at this year's show and will have a meet & greet set up at the show Saturday night!

1.) Paul Burgess: "Hot & Cold Running Trains: Railroading in the Summer and Winter"  
2.) Matt Van Hattem: "The Last Week of Conrail"
3.) Chris Lastovich: "Juice: Today's Midwest Electric Railroading"
4.) Mike Riha: "30 Years Later: The Last Days of the Rock Island"

5.) Joe Petric: "And Now for Something Completely Different: Today's Railways in Europe"
6.) Lloyd Rinehart: "Sweet Home Chicago"  70's and 80's action in our hometown.
7.) Jerry Pyfer: "Tales of the Rails: The ICG Version!"
8.) Mystery Short - Only three minutes, but you have to be there to see it!  (It's a big name)
The recession-reducing cost of this year's show is only a miserly two dollars!  Yep, two bucks buys you three hours of some of the best rail photography action you'll see all summer. Come on out and and have a good time!  We will have our unique and limited line of Homewood Rail Weekend T-Shirts for sale, as well as the usual suspects in terms of refreshments.
Sunday May 17th
6-9 AM at the Homewood Railfan Park (Harwood Avenue and the Metra Station Headhouse)
Hosted railfanning with FREE coffee and donuts from Homewood's very own Neilson's Bakery.  I will be on hand to answer questions, point out local opportunities, and otherwise make a nuisance of myself.  The CN/IC/Metra 8-track mainline through downtown Homewood is usually very busy during these hours and you can expect any number of freight and passenger trains, including Amtrak's fabled "City of New Orleans" and the "Saluki" corridor service.  Free parking right sits across the street.
All day - Rail Equipment Park open for touring (Park Avenue and the Metra/Amtrak Station)

Homewood's resident and carefully restored Illinois Central GP10 8408 (Hand-washed and waxed for the occasion!) and caboose IC 9426 await your inspection at the rail equipment portion of our park facility, located on the west side of the right-of way, just north of our vintage 1923 Illinois Central passenger train station. New for 2010, the caboose interior has been fully restored to its in-service condition and will be open for tours this year.  You can access this site by taking a walk through our vintage 1911 pedestrian tunnel from the east to the west side of the right of way.  Don't forget to take a look at the many railroad themed murals in the tunnel, created by students at Homewood-Flossmoo r High School--we will be unveiling new ones this year as well!!!  This tunnel can also be used to access both the Metra and Amtrak passenger platforms.  Please observe relevant Amtrak and Metra safety and access rules.
*****NEW***** 1PM-3PM Illinois Central Model and Railroadiana Display at the Village Hall Display Cases and at the Homewood Public Library, located just across the street from the mian venue and just north of St. Joseph's School
9 AM - 3 PM Prototype Equipment Display
Homewood's hometown and headquarters railroad, Canadian National (ex-IC), will have an assortment of prototype equipment on display along the Metra parking lots on the east side of the right of way along Harwood Avenue north of the Railfan park site.  As of today, May 8th, the equipment list is the following:
CN 2227 Brand new GE Evolution Series locomotive
EJ&E 661 SD38-2
IC 6017 SD40A  NOTE this is the only unit from IC's original SD40/SD40A fleet repainted into CN colors and the last original in service.
IC/CN E unit and passenger cars, #'s not known at press time.
NOTE:  As everyone knows, this can change last minute, but that is the lineup we have been told to expect as of today, May 8th.
9 AM - 3 PM - Train Show  (Village Hall and Firehouse, corner of Dixie and Chestnut)
Looks like another busy, banner year for us!  Layouts, historical societies, authors, vendors, industry displays, and yep, it's all still FREE admission!  Our tables are sold out and as of now (May 8th) our list of participants includes:
Canadian National R ...


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City celebrates depot on National Train Day
JUSTIN BAKER Tim Vaughn, chair of the mayor's train task force, speaks during Longview's celebration of National Train Day Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Longview's passenger depot.
The Longview News-Journal - May 09, 2:22 AM

National Train Day Bitter Sweet For Fort Wayne
(FORT WAYNE, Ind.) Indiana's NewsCenter - As part of the third annual National Train Day, people in cities across the country are celebrating the history of trains in America, marveling at the many uses and varieties, as well as admiring the many current rail systems. In Allen County, some residents are taking this opportunity to bring awareness to a cause they have fighting for for the last two ...
Indiana's NewsCenter - May 08, 6:07 PM

Guadalupe Celebrates National Train Day
Saturday marked the 3rd annual national train day.
FOX 11 Santa Maria - May 08, 11:32 PM

Taye Diggs salutes Amtrak on National Train Day
Actor Taye Diggs is vouching for Amtrak and helping to lead National Train Day events this weekend. Diggs, a train fan, kicked off festivities Friday in New York, then boarded a train to Washington for events on Saturday. Amtrak also is hosting exhibits and... Amtrak - National Train Day - Train - Washington - United States
San Francisco Chronicle - May 08, 7:53 AM

Taye Diggs Salutes Amtrak On National Train Day
Actor Taye Diggs is vouching for Amtrak and helping to lead National Train Day events this weekend.
CBS 13 Baltimore - May 08, 3:25 PM

NC passenger stations mark National Train Day
RALEIGHOpen houses are scheduled at train stations across North Carolina as part of National Train Day.
Winston-Salem Journal - May 08, 1:14 PM

National Train Day
Open houses are scheduled at train stations across North Carolina as part of National Train Day.
WITN 7 North Carolina - May 08, 3:32 PM

Amtrak HIghlights Baseball as Part of National Train Day
Amtrak celebrated the history of American rail travel on Saturday at 30th Street Station as part of the 3rd annual National Train Day.
KYW News Radio 1060 - May 08, 12:51 PM

All Aboard: Happy National Train Day!
                            Today is National Train Day . To mark this third-annual occasion, we've selected some train-themed photos from the LAist Featured Photos pool. Just close your eyes, and you might be able to hear that whistle. Well, look at the pictures first.
LAist - May 08, 4:41 PM

Actor Taye Diggs vouches for Amtrak on National Train Day
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesActor Taye Diggs at a premiere on April 12 in Los Angeles, California.WASHINGTON
The Star-Ledger - May 08, 7:45 am

National Train Day
Open houses are scheduled at train stations across North Carolina as part of National Train Day. North Carolina's Amtrak will celebrate the day at stations from Charlotte to Fayetteville.
News Channel 12 New Bern - May 08, 12:44 PM

Taye Diggs salutes Amtrak on National Train Day
Daily Record - May 08, 7:59 AM

National Train Day open house Saturday
A special National Train Day open house is set for Saturday at the historical Santa Maria Valley Railroad 210 caboose and Amtrak platform in Guadalupe.
The Adobe Press - May 08, 9:22 AM

National Train Day
Open houses will take place at train stations across North Carolina as part of National Train Day.
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities - May 08, 5:47 AM

Celebrate National Train Day Saturday

National Train Day events planned for Saturday in Burlington
National Train Day events planned for Saturday in Burlington - Music and giveaways that include a train travel ra
Burlington Times-News - May 07, 5:04 PM

Come greet Amtrak passengers for National Train Day
Come on down to the beautiful 1906 train depot Saturday and join the Friends of the Grand Junction Depot in welcoming Amtrak passengers to Grand Junction in celebration of National Train Day. The Friends of the Grand Junction Depot will be greeting California Zephyr passengers arriving on the eastbound train, estimated arrival 10:30 a.m., and the westbound train, estimated arrival 3:30 p.m. The ...
The Daily Sentinel - May 07, 11:19 AM

National Train Day in Mississippi 05-06-2010
WABG Greenville - May 07, 9:24 AM

State Rail Coalition Marks Celebration of National Train Day
WASHINGTON----States for Passenger Rail Coalition Chairman and Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Frank Busalacchi today applauded the 3rd annual celebration of National Train Day on May 8, 2010.
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance - May 07, 9:00 AM

Sioux City museum to celebrate National Train Day
SIOUX CITY -- In honor of National Train Day, the MilwaukeeRailroad Shops Historic District is offering free admission forvisitors of all ages on Saturday.
Sioux City Journal - May 06, 9:21 PM

Shooting to make the Celtics game, and deadline — if traffic cooperates
Boston Globe
Late last week the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. — the
partnership hired to run commuter rail for the T — launched “Rail
Radio'' at 49 stations ...

Train buffs chug into Guadalupe
Lompoc Record
Approximately 150 people packed into the train station on Guadalupe Street
to tour the recently renovated Santa Maria Valley Railroad (SMVRR) 210
Caboose ...

Train vs truck in Neosho
A person has died in Neosho after their truck was hit by a train. The State
Highway Patrol says the crash happened on railroad tracks near old Highway
71. ...

Train Day event a stop in Haddon Heights' history
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Beyond Haddon Heights, National Train Day marks the day the first
transcontinental railroad was created 141 years ago. On May 10, 1869, in
Promontory Summit ...

Rail chief's death leaves family, Metra trying to cope
Northwest Herald
In the minute before Pagano's death, a train engineer made eye contact with
him as he stood on the railroad tracks, authorities said. ...

Train vs. vehicle accident results in one fatality
Neosho Daily News
By Todd G. Higdon One fatality was reported as a truck was hit by a Union
Pacific train on the railroad tracks that run parallel to old Highway 71
late ...

Train replaces rails, ties in single pass
Billings Gazette
A “track renewal train” is installing new rail and more than 67000
concrete ties. It can install up to 5000 new ties in a 12-hour day. ...

Historic train chugs into San Bernardino
It gave 140 city officials and railroad fans who paid as much as $105
apiece to ride the rails a real sense of what it was like when the train
passed ...

A Look Back: Murrieta train depot was true hub
Mr. And Mrs. Bradford in 1893 on a carriage ride on the railroad tracks
near the Murrieta train depot. The Murrieta Elementary School is in the
background. ...

Train day recognized in Rockwood
Hey Johnstown
By BRUCE SIWY Ray Owen of Gettysburg presented “Casey Jones and the Great
American Railroad” — a musical performance — at the Rockwood Mill
Shoppes ...
Sat May 8th, 2010 10:15 PM CDT

Great Overland Station asks for public's help to build new train park
KTKA.comThey want to build a train park, but need the public's help. The park will
be a display of Topeka railroad heritage. The station had four train cars
and a ...

Man struck by Amtrak train identified
Baltimore Sun
... Express train was identified on Saturday as Timothy Francis Jenkins,
41, of Odenton in Anne Arundel County, according to a spokesman for the
railroad. ...,0,6431775.story

Will Belmont's rail become a trail?
Gaston Gazette
BELMONT — The future of a segment of railroad tracks through Belmont will
likely be a commuter train that carries residents to and from neighboring

Will Belmont's rail become a trail?
Gaston Gazette
BELMONT — The future of a segment of railroad tracks through Belmont will
likely be a commuter train that carries residents to and from neighboring

Will Belmont's rail become a trail?
Gaston Gazette
BELMONT — The future of a segment of railroad tracks through Belmont will
likely be a commuter train that carries residents to and from neighboring

Southeast Missouri woman dies when freight train hits her car at railroad
(AP) — A southeast Missouri woman has died after a freight train struck
her car at a rural railroad crossing. The Missouri State Highway Patrol
identified ...,0,7620936.story

All aboard! Historic SA engine highlights National Train Day
Local railroad historians and restoration supporters hosted a National
Train Day event at the AMTRAK Station complex near downtown Saturday, May
8, 2010. ...

Train derails near North Dakota-Montana border, spilling liquid propane
The Missoulian
WATFORD CITY, ND - A Yellowstone Valley Railroad train has derailed in
McKenzie County, spilling cars carrying liquid propane. The sheriff's
office says ...

Train buffs celebrate National Train Day at LA's Union Station
89.3 KPCC
Visitors were given tours of private rail cars, Amtrak, and Metrolink
trains on National Train Day at Union Station on May 8, 2010 in Los
Angeles, Calif. ...

Weather causes delays on commuter rail
Boston Globe
Scott Farmelant, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad
Company, said one outbound train on the Haverhill line was delayed about 10
minutes ...

Station spruced in advance of big day
Rutland Herald
... group Friends of Rutland Rail, it capped a day spent weeding and
planting the nearby green spaces in advance of National Train Day on
Saturday. ...


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5/8/2010 Railroad News

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5/8/2010 Railroad News

A Landfill's Closing Alters How a Neighborhood Views Freight Trains
New York Times
That train waits to be coupled with a locomotive from CSX, a major East
Coast rail operator, and then chugs northwest across the Hell Gate Bridge
over the ...

National Train Day in Michiana
In Niles, folks headed to the historic Michigan Central Railroad Station -
the site of many film and movie shoots over the years. National Train Day
is ...

Car vs train crash turns deadly
Emergency crews are still on the scene of a violent collision between a
train and a car. The crash took place just after 4:30 PM at the railroad
tracks just ...

Officials say Pagano walked in front of oncoming train
Chicago Daily Herald
As someone who as head of a commuter rail system was all too familiar with
the suicide-by-train phenomenon, Pagano's death "is hard to swallow," Pew
said. ...

Sacramento Celebrates the Third Annual National Train Day
NewsBlaze (press release)
Come join the celebration as Sacramento commemorates the third annual
National Train Day. Festivities will be held at the California State
Railroad Museum ...

Fresno rail crossings receive upgrades: Mum's the word
“At a ceremony inducting the project's completion, Fresno City Council
President Larry Westerlund said the Railroad Quiet Zone was a terrific step
for the ...

2472 Steam for Memorial Day on the
San Jose Mercury News
by Golden Gate Railroad Museum get away from it all. Plus, a special stop
will be made in the canyon to watch and photograph the steam train going
by. ...
Sat May 8th, 2010 7:24 AM CDT

Stamford agency gives positive review to development near train station
Stamford Advocate
STAMFORD -- Gateway, the proposed $80 million mixed-use development near
the downtown railroad station, has the "potential" to fulfill the goals of
green ...
Sat May 8th, 2010 7:24 AM CDT
Taye Diggs salutes Amtrak on National Train Day
Sacramento Bee
This year marks the 141st anniversary of the first transcontinental
railroad. Diggs says riding the train was his first real travel experience.

Video may shed light on Mason train accident
Lansing State Journal
Including Thursday's incident, there have been four vehicle-train
collisions at the crossing since 1976, according to Federal Railroad
Administration ...

Fast rail, the French way
MiamiHerald.comWhen the train hit 357 miles per hour -- setting the world rail speed
record -- some in the room at the Miami Beach hotel gasped. ...

Rail backers urged to jump on slower train
Duluth News Tribune
A high-speed rail expert is urging proponents of a Duluth-to-Minneapolis
rink to push for slower, but cheaper, train. That's the recommendation a
consultant ...

Metra executive left legacy, questions
Chicago Tribune
... a criminal investigation, Metra Executive Director Philip Pagano
stepped onto the railroad tracks Friday morning and waited for his train to
come. ...,0,2475231.story?track=rss

Peek through Time: Jackson's Amtrak Station is still going strong after 137 years
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comThe historic Amtrak station is the oldest, continuously operating,
railroad-designed-and-built passenger train station in the United States,
according to Ed ...

Man reports he was 'sucked under' train
Charleston Post Courier
Christopher Ryan Coleman, 26, was texting his wife while walking along the
railroad tracks across the street from the Icehouse Bar at 104 E. Doty
Ave., ...

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5/7/2010 Railroad News

5/7/2010 4:59:00 AM

5/7/2010 Railroad News

Turmoil, Extreme Volatility Continues In Global Markets
Wall Street Journal
By Michael Casey NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Wild swings again consumed markets
for the second straight day Friday morning, as continued concerns over
financial ...

Mill Creek sweeps the two-time defending Class AAAAA champions
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Hawks had 15 hits and led 4-0 after the first inning, keyed by a
three-run homer by Casey Parham. Mill Creek's Devin Bonin knocked in three
runs with a ...

Celebrating railroad's role in developing country
(KKCO) - Saturday is National Train Day, a day to commemorate the
railroad's role in developing our country. Here locally, one group wants to
show what it ...

AJ Chandler's push for rail line was spark for SE Valley
Arizona Republic
As the country celebrates National Train Day Saturday, it's important to
take a look at the role the railroad had in establishing a part of the
Valley ...

New Information On Train Crash
Officials say the train hit the truck and dragged it about 100 feet before
it rolled. Sgt. Ed Hude: "The speed limit through the rail line there is 10
miles ...

Hannibal may resurrect famous passenger train
Hannibal.netThe train also would provide another permanent attraction in downtown
Hannibal, and draw railroad buffs in much the way as did 2008's brief visit
by the ...

Police: Intoxicated Man Survives Getting Hit by Train
I put my head against one rail and my feet aginst the other." Coleman went
onto say,"I remember seeing the train pass over me and I could feel the
rails ...

Project silences train horns in Downtown Fresno
Fresno Business Journal
... project designed to silence the frequent blaring of train horns in the
area. A little more than $1 million was spent on the Railroad Quiet Zone,

Silver Bullet Train! California's Low-Flying Rail Boondoggle Gets Off to High ...
Reason Online (blog)
Yet critics who reject the train as a boondoggle base their arguments on
the past, not the future. It's true that long-distance rail systems in this
country ...

Commuters Outraged At MTA Changes
WCBS-TV New York
"I understand they're cutting the peak train that I take home coming out of
Long Island City." Specifically, for Long Island Railroad riders, ...

Summerville man struck by train, arrested for disorderly conduct
Live 5 News
Before being arrested, the man was run over by a train. Officers with the
Summerville Police Department responded to the railroad tracks near the
Icehouse ...

Man killed by high-speed train in Hanover
Annapolis Capital
Jernigan ran outside and saw the body of a man who'd been struck by the
Amtrak Acela Express near Railroad Avenue. The train can reach speeds up to
125 mph ...

WisDOT: Awareness Day aims to eliminate rail-related deaths
Madison – Every two hours in the United States, a train/vehicle crash
occurs. On average, two fatalities occur each day as a result of vehicles
or people ...

The Super 8 Trailer Is One Long Homage to Spielberg's Love of Trains
New York Magazine
In 1971's Duel, the "demonic tanker truck" nearly pushes Dennis Weaver's
car into a passing freight train at a railroad crossing. ...

Celebrate National Train Day Saturday
Cincinnati.comCelebrate National Train Day with the Cincinnati Railroad Club Saturday at
the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Stop by Tower
A, ...

National Train Day open house Saturday
Adobe Press
By Adobe Staff A special National Train Day open house is set for Saturday
at the historical Santa Maria Valley Railroad 210 caboose and Amtrak
platform in ...

Low-speed train proposals clash
Las Vegas Sun
In early April, representatives of Las Vegas Railway Express Inc. announced
plans to develop the “X Train,” a conventional rail project using
existing ...

Car Decimated After Being Hit by SEPTA Train
NBC Philadelphia
By VINCE LATTANZIO A woman was rushed to the hospital after her car was hit
by a SEPTA regional rail train. The collision happened at Indian Queen Lane
and ...

Doyle says Monona Terrace is the 'correct choice' for Amtrak station
Wisconsin State Journal
The state was awarded $1 million by the Federal Railroad Administration to
study that extension. Leaders emphasized the economic development potential
of a ...

All aboard efforts for passenger rail service here
Hometown News
"Riding the Amtrak inspection train was a kaleidoscope of Florida's
railroad past, present and future," Ms. Elliott said. She said she thought
the media ...

Four injured as train crashes into pickup in Mason (w/video)
Lansing State Journal
There have been three previous vehicle-train collisions - all minor - at
the crossing since 1976, according to the Federal Railroad Administration,

Sioux City museum to celebrate National Train Day
Sioux City Journal
SIOUX CITY -- In honor of National Train Day, the Milwaukee Railroad Shops
Historic District is offering free admission for visitors of all ages on
Saturday ...

Model railroad club stumping for the real thing
Daily American Online
By JUDY DJ ELLICH Laurel Highlands Model Railroad Club members can't wait
to play at Somerset County's first National Train Day Saturday in Rockwood.

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Peninsula cities, environmental groups aim to reopen high-speed rail suit
San Jose Mercury News
The rail authority originally assumed the length of a train trip was about
five times more important to a potential rider than how often the trains
depart ...

Transit Cuts Announced; Among Them, Announcers
New York Times
Football fans will have fewer options for train rides to games at the
Meadowlands, and the Metro-North Railroad will place fewer customer
assistants in ...

Anatomy of a railway purchase
Metro Santa Cruz
"The RTC is anticipating that we are going to be getting funds from
passenger rail and renting [train car] storage space," he says. ...

Alleghany Railroad Heritage Festival this weekend in Clifton Forge
By Lindsey Ward CLIFTON FORGE - Train enthusiasts can jump on board this
weekend for the Alleghany Railroad Heritage Festival. The second annual
festival ...

Exclusive Spy Report: JJ Abrams' 'Super 8' Teaser Trailer Description
Geeks of Doom (blog)
Railroad tracks going by fast from the perspective of the truck which is
now driving towards the oncoming train; horn sounding. Someone yelling
“Oh my god” ...

Prominent High-Speed Train Executive van Ark Named to Lead California
High ...
PR Newswire (press release)
"Building the first high-speed rail system in the nation is no ordinary
job. It is the biggest public works project in the country – and the
largest ...

House okays National Train Day resolution
He added, “National Train Day recognizes 141 years of passenger rail
service in the US and commemorates the day that the first transcontinental
railroad was ...

CSX GenSet Locomotive Featured at National Train Day
PR Newswire (press release)
"National Train Day is a great opportunity for Americans across the country
to learn about the economic and environmental benefits railroads offer,"
said ...

Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Train
WBAL Baltimore
... by an Amtrak Acela Express train near BWI Marshall Airport. It happened
shortly before 12:30 pm in the 7400 block of Railroad Avenue in Harmans.

Amtrak Tests Beef Byproducts as Biofuel
Like a foodie selecting locally grown groceries, the railroad picked the
beef blend, which comes from a vendor in Texas, because it was the most
readily ...

Marking Americans' love affair with the rails
msnbc.comOfficially, National Train Day celebrates the creation of the first
transcontinental railroad. The ceremony making it official took place on
May 10, ...

National Train Day rolls through Willard on Saturday
Mansfield News Journal
The kids can watch a "Thomas the Train" movie. Kids win at every stop. The
Willard Hope Center is the fourth stop, where local railroad collectors
will ...

Photo Gallery: Train Caboose Moved
NorthEscambia.comFlomaton's train caboose at Hurricane Park was moved Wednesday to the
Flomaton Welcome Center and Area Railroad Museum. The 54-ton L&N caboose
had been at ...

Adobe takes another pop at Apple
He said the situation at the moment is similar to the railroad industry in
the 1800s, where different operators would have different sized tracks, ...

Sex assault; man hurt; Race dropout; Amtrak; chat robbery
Washington Post
Rescuers, working with residents and police, found the man at the bottom of
a 50-foot ravine, along the railroad track bed, and used a basket and rope

Freight train breakdown delays commute for Haverhill rail riders
Eagle Tribune
By Bill Kirk ANDOVER — A 69-car freight train
disabled on a stretch of track just south of the Lawrence depot halted
commuter rail ...

Man struck by train in Germantown, MARC trains delayed
Business Gazette
At least one train was delayed for as long as 90 minutes, the website
stated. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in 2009 five
pedestrians ...

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5/5/2010 Railroad News

5/5/2010 4:55:00 AM

5/5/2010 Railroad News

Rail gains?
But safer rail commutes also demand other improvements, including automatic
train control and better railroad crossings. Metrolink officials this week

Special Train visit to promote Operation Lifesaver
Piggott Times
For the second year in a row, a special Union Pacific passenger train will
visit Northeast Arkansas next week to promote highway-railroad crossing and

Moms ride the train for free this Sunday
Ely Daily Times
A charming trip back in time on the historic railroad is sure to be a big
hit and a Mother's Day she will never forget. And, best of all --- all Moms
ride ...

Man struck by train in Germantown
Washington Post (blog)
Rescuers worked with residents and police and found the man near Bent
Willow Circle, a road in a housing complex near the railroad tracks. ...

Pettitte Leaves After 5, and Yankees Hold On
New York Times
They will travel Thursday by railroad — in a private, three-car train —
from New Rochelle, NY “It's enjoyable,” Manager Joe Girardi said. ...

PUCO gives green light for red lights, gates at Yoder Road crossing
... attempted to cross a railroad crossing and drove directly into the path
of a southbound train owned by Gennesee and Wyoming Railroad's local
affiliate ...

Historic Oregon City train depot relocates
Daily Journal of Commerce
The South Pacific Railroad train depot has moved to a new location in
Oregon City. (Photo courtesy of Oregon City) The historic South Pacific
Railroad ...

National Train Day Celebrates the Role of Railroads in America
Suite101.comSaturday, May 8, 2010, is National Train Day in the United States,
commemorating the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad that unified
the country. ...

Adobe As The Railroad Tycoon: Apple Needs To Change Its Gauge
TechCrunch (blog)
There would be no shinkansen (the so-called “bullet train”) if it had
to run on the same lines that the other trains run on.

High-speed rail intermodality is hearing topic in Miami; Brown, Oberstar
Last Saturday she rode aboard a one-time Amtrak inspection train that ran
from Miami to Jacksonville. She got on in St. Johns County; the train made
several ...

Expectations for High-Speed Rail Coming Down to Earth
Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog)
Indeed, at a congressional field hearing on bullet train service late last
month, Szabo downplayed the significance of the "high-speed" aspect of
inter-city ...

MBTA sues manufacturer of Old Colony railroad ties
Boston Globe
The MBTA first began to notice failing ties in 2007, and the following year
the T and the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. ...

Fairfax home with its own railroad up for sale
abc7news.comAdams was known for years as the train man of Fairfax and allowed kids and
neighbors to use the railroad for birthday parties, and neighborhood
gatherings. ...

Toccoa to celebrate National Train Day on Saturday
Anderson Independent Mail
To mark Train Day and the importance of the railroad to the community,
Crosby said, the city will host an event starting at 6 am Saturday at the
train depot ...

Lawsuit seeks $22M from fatal car-train accident
... whose three children killed in a 2009 car-train accident, has filed a
lawsuit seeking $22.5 million in damages from Amtrak and Illinois Central
Railroad ...

Weather causes delays on commuter rail
Boston Globe
Scott Farmelant, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad
Company, said one outbound train on the Haverhill line was delayed about 10
minutes ...

Station spruced in advance of big day
Rutland Herald
... group Friends of Rutland Rail, it capped a day spent weeding and
planting the nearby green spaces in advance of National Train Day on
Saturday. ...

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New device zaps airways to help asthmatics breathe

5 killed while playing soccer in southern Mexico

"Being known as Mother Nature for a larger part of my life, Still has me thinkin' in ways to protect the oceans, and our land etc.. Not to Mention my spiritual beliefs in protecting Earth Mother.. Who sustains our life while we are suppose to live with her in Harmony, I work with Nature Spirits as well on my Shaman path.. And they warned of massive storms and flooding in the Southern States over this issue.. I did not realise it would come within a day, as I seen a series of storms hit TN so bad that even the Casey Jones events were cancelled in Jackson, TN .. I worry big about this oil spill, for my friends in Biloxi, MS and Wildlife all along the ocean and coastline.. My Florida friends the beaches.. People seem to downplay often how serious this really is. But, it only takes 2.5 drops of oil to contaminate a gallon of water.. So how many gallons of water will the original estimate they now say is 5 times lower than what they think is flowing out now.. 2.5 millions of gallons of oil .. Imagine how much water that will contaminate if we do not get this contained? ... That is why is is so important for them to get this capped off. One way people can help is urge all the people they know who are hair cutters and pet groomers to donate to this group.. 'matters of trust' also get all their funding projects they have listed completed.. This can bring in new worm farmers, that can help renourish top soils washed a way .. as well as not only clean up this idiotic manmade mess.. As my old Mother Nature personality would State... 'Humans think they are smart.. But they are the stupidest of creatures, at times. ' The Weather Spirits will send tornados, and floods and drench the land as their way of forcing water out to sea .. and natures way of dispersing a mess.. I can't blame nature for fighting back and trying to push humans away from it's coast lines... Another stupid humid thing is to keep building in the flood plains.. and call good plants weeds just because they are ignorant of how it functions in the ecosystem, like ragweed for instance makes us all made with allergies.. but this weed renourishes the soil over time and tends to grow in areas of poor soil .. Natures way of healing bad dirt basically.. " - DNatureofDTrain

Change in weather gives crews more time to fight oil spill

Paranoia, anxiety grow over Gulf Coast oil spill

Stocks tumble as new doubts about Greek aid emerge

FDA found bacteria in lots for recalled Tylenol

"Hmm, My 6th sense can find a bomb on the tracks.. but I can't sense a thing about this teen.. dern it.." - DNatureofDTrain

$50,000 Reward Announced for Information Leading to the Whereabouts of Missing Teen

Attention shoppers: Gulf spill could affect you

Progress toward Gulf oil well cap

Best case: Another week of unabated oil geyser

Anxious fishermen line up to train for oil spill recovery

Survivor Tales from Southern Storm That Killed 12

A List of tornado Stories from a Search

Board to Consider No Wake Rules on WI river

Milton Family Survives Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Gulf Oil Spill graphic

Gulf oil spill swiftly balloons, could move east

Heavy winds and high tides hamper Gulf oil fight

Gulf businesses wait as oil creeps toward coast

eBay de-lists Kevorkian death van, citing policy

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"Hehe.. I think Their Lots of Huggin' bear is symbolic for Carebears! I grew up in the 80's and memories of seeing many little children walking around carrying and hugging their Carebears! :) " - DNatureofDTrain

'Toy Story 3' Features Toy You Never Had

Lazarus species: 13 'extinct' animals found alive

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Take a look at the high-tech, newly redesigned $100 bill. Th...

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"Avatar Spirituality, was based on Pantheism, Hinduism and Polynesian.. Althought the Spirituality is very universal towards Natives around the world relating.. It reached out symbolically in more ways than I imagined even towards my Heinzism..
I had no idea it would in Heinzism we always wear a braid symbolism Loving one another and being connected with all things and beings.. Very similar to their peoples tendrils at the end of their braid like thing allowing them to communicate with the soul tree, tree of souls, ancestors, and their animals. Very symbolically strong to those of use who practice Shamanism, communing with our Ancestors, Universal Tree of Life, Mother of all.. Even totems.. can be matched up to the Warriors and their creatures...
I thought the movie was gonna be another overhyped let down, after reading all the negative news articles I have been sharing.. My thoughts to those critics.. are.. Just shaddup already! .. Avatar is THE best movie I have ever seen. (non train or railroad related of course) I loved it." - DNatureofDTrain

Avatar & American Indian Spirituality

"I am not sure if you are all into watching Tornados, and Thunderstorms.. They all fascinate me, Make me feel good and scared all at the same time.. Although usually the wonder and awe take over the fear, and I become a foamer to the Thundering Express of Clouds training across the skies, with my shamanic recognition. I often work with thunderspirits and other forms of weather spirits.. They like people have many different personalities some like me others throw lightning bolts at me.. Cause they do not like me others thrown lightning bolts my way as validation of what I am and what I am suppose to do. No one who is called to becoming a "Shaman" necessarily wanted to be it. Nature and the Spirits choose a Shaman, Some people take quests hoping to be chosen but few are..
For years I never understood why I would be called or forced into this, as my path is so eclectic even to a Traditional Shaman I appear "plastic" or "fake" at times... I am non - traditional although I use both traditional and non traditional ways. Now, do to my Native Heritage of Lakota and Cherokee I have to stress that you do NOT confuse me for a Traditional Ceremonial person tribal related.. Although I have been blessed with recognition with similar titles by the Tribal Elders.. In the end.. I choose to use the label Heinzism, So I am not confused with the Traditional Shamans, or Shamanic practicioners, as no matter what spirituality or journeying practice I do I will always stand out as being non traditional, and a contrary I challenge the system of all religions, and spiritualities..
Just for the fact of being connected.. and open to all of them.. Now.. One book I read I do not remember which stated that all religion begins with Thunder and Lightning.. Man's fear of it and reverance of it.. This may or may not be true.. for all. But my Heinzism forming as it had. Has definately been shaped by my experiences with the ThunderSpirits, and as well as many other important beings that have also influence and formed other religious and spiritual traditions. So when I watch a Thunderstorm or tornado.. To others it maybe just consequences of scientific cause and effect. For me, I see living beings in these storms, and communicate with them quite a bit. But, Like people sometimes they work with you.. Sometimes they don't. So you can understand then why I love to watch the Weather channel at times :) ."
 - DNatureofDTrain

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Ozzy Osbourne - Motley Crue And Halford Join Ozzy For Ozzfest 2010

"hehehehe cute story but has a surprise" - DNatureofDTrain

Ozzy Osbourne's library card is up to date in Snow Hill


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5/4/2010 Railroad News

5/4/2010 12:01:00 AM

5/4/2010 Railroad News

Upgraded amenities may warrant skipping a trip to the airport National Train Day on May 8. The festivities, which commemorate the
141st anniversary of the completion of the nation's first transcontinental
railroad, ...

Amtrak trek could pave the way for Jupiter station
“At every stop in Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach, there was local
support for the passenger train, with people standing along the railroad
tracks ...

Pittsburg puts police officer on train to scout for railroad crossing scofflaws
fox4kc.comKansas City Southern Railroad and Pittsburg police joined forces Monday for
an event called "Officer on a Train." It's aimed at promoting safety at
railroad ...,0,2421849.story

St. Peter Man In Court For Leaving Car On Railroad Tracks
... woman called police about a car sitting on railroad tracks near Highway
22 north of Kasota.A Union Pacific Train had to be stopped to avoid a
collision. ...

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, LouisianaOperation Lifesaver Enforcement Detail in ...
Troopers and officers were looking for motorists who ignored railroad
crossing warning signals as a train approached. During Tuesday's detail, a
total of 35 ...

Recalling Pinellas: the railroad in early St. Petersburg
Tampabay.comA long train would back into the station, blocking north-south traffic from
the bay to Fifth or Sixth streets. The passenger cars would often remain
there ...

Community celebrates railroad heritage
Bonner County Daily Bee
Rechintzer of Sagle, is a train buff, and the author of two books on local
rail service. In the shop behind his home, he hoists a small model of the

Lincoln Children's Zoo Will be Hosting a Train Week Celebration
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News
Train. · The Lincoln Area Model Railroad Club will be setting up multiple
model train exhibits at the Zoo. · BNSF is sponsoring train educational
and safety ...

State, federal officials tout rail construction
Eagle Tribune
What happens now, Davey said, is that when two trains are heading toward
each other on a single track, one has to turn off and wait while the other
train ...

Third round of talks scheduled for Rockwood train station
Hey Johnstown
... biking trailhead is near the railroad station. Bicyclists could bike
from the Baltimore and Washington, DC, areas and take a train back, or vice
versa. ...

Frankfort allots $1 million to reduce train noise
Southtown Star
The railroad gave the village $2.7 million to use to minimize train noise
for village residents near the former EJ&E rail line that CN acquired in
December ...,050410frankfortnoise.article

Metrolink officials say new railcars will save lives
Calling it "American railroad history," former interim Metrolink CEO Eric
Haley said the new cars will save lives in the event of a collision, ...

Amtrak plan chugging along
Florida Today
Funding would help pay for a train, upgrade tracks, build stations, improve
railroad crossings and buy land. If stimulus funds are awarded, Delaney
said ...


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5/3/2010 Railroad News

5/3/2010 11:56:00 PM

5/3/2010 Railroad News

National Train Day held in Rockwood
Daily American Online
... Hobo Scavenger Hunt along Main Street; miniature train display by
Laurel Highlands Model Railroad Club; kids activities, including face
painting, ...

New iPad Game: The Iron Horse Train Game Now Available for the iPad
AppStar Games has released The Iron Horse, a railroad-themed game, for the
Apple iPad. The iPhone and iPod touch version is coming soon. ...

John Horgan: High-speed rail has left the tracks
San Jose Mercury News
By John Horgan The grandiose plan for a high-speed rail system stretching
from San Diego to San Francisco and Sacramento is a true, unadulterated
boondoggle ...

Extra Security and Raised Alerts: 'You Get Used to It, but You're Not Used
to It'
New York Times
... were asked by the Metro-North Railroad to do their part. “Remove
newspapers and trash from the train when you leave,” went an on-board
announcement, ...

Train derails in Marshall, TX
The depot is also where the railroad museum and Amtrak station is located.
According to the Marshall Fire Department, about 14 train cars derailed,

Railroad Days celebrate SB's long train history
Redlands Daily Facts
For tickets priced at $85 or $105 for seats with views from the glass-domed
and another special car, Railroad Days participants can either ride the
train on ...

Impatience at railroad crossings in Pittsburg result in citations
"Officer on a train" is an event to improve public safety in the city of
Pittsburg. Pittsburg police, Kansas City Southern Railroad, and Operation
Lifesaver ...

Marine killed by train in Va.
Washington Post (blog)
According to police were called to a railroad crossing at Henderson Road on
the Quantico base at approximately 12:45 am Sunday and discovered the body
of ...

Metrolink to unveil fleet of safer railcars
Los Angeles Daily News
The new railcars are the product of years of research by the Federal
Railroad Administration and include redesigned seating, improved emergency
exits, ...

Santa Fe all the way -- from San Diego
San Diego Union Tribune
... its return trip to Los Angeles as part of an excursion for train
enthusiasts. The engine was restored by the San Bernardino Railroad
Historical Society. ...

Amtrak reviewing feasibility of passenger rail service from Miami to ...
Examiner.comAmtrak hosted a special inspection train along the Florida East Coast
Railway (FEC) to review the feasibility of passenger rail service on the
351-mile ...

Iowa transportation officials mark National Train Day
By AP National Train Day is set for Saturday to commemorate the completion
of the first transcontinental railroad. Iowa Office of Rail Transportation

On Saturday, celebrate National Train Day in Jackson
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comJackson's Amtrak Station, the oldest continuously operated, railroad
designed and built passenger train station in the country, will be part of
the third ...

STUDENT FUNERAL: An ISU student hit by a train last weekend is being laid to ...
Investigators are working with the Union Pacific Railroad to review train
schedules and tapes to determine exactly what happened.,0,1553276.story

Did North Korea's Kim Jong-il take a secret train to China?
Christian Science Monitor
... is that the South Korean intelligence agency detected a “special
train” at the Chinese border last night, that reporters camped out along
the railroad ...

Florida To Revive Amtrak Florida East Coast Passenger Rail
Gov Monitor
“I want to thank Amtrak and the Florida East Coast Railroad for
continuing to expand Florida's vision of how rail can connect our cities,
roads, ...

17-year-old girl hit by train in Elyria
ELYRIA — A 17-year-old girl was hit by a freight train at 4:19 pm Sunday
as she walked on or near the railroad tracks just east of the West Bridge
Street ...

All aboard! Events set for National Train Day
Lawrence Journal World
By Mark Fagan From a train engineer's talk to tours of a mid-century
railroad depot, area residents will have a chance to observe National Train
Day along ...

Train clips man sitting by tracks
News-Leader.comA man who was sitting by the railroad tracks that cross Haseltine Road
suffered injuries to his finger and his head when a train went by and
clipped him ...

National Train Day in St. Paul, May 8
About - Cities & Towns
Elsewhere in St. Paul, the Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum is also
celebrating National Train Day. The museum has its annual Spring Model
Railroad Show ...

Going Out Guide for May 3, 2010
Washington Post
Union Station is the site of National Train Day events. (Gerald
Martineau/the Washington Post) There's a suave addition to Amtrak's third
annual celebration ...

Amtrak looks to connect more cities
Oklahoma Daily
Stair said for those who take the train, the benefits of rail travel become
apparent. “[The railroad system] is really kind of a hidden treasure in
Oklahoma ...

Times Square Reminder
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
I take a commuter railroad train into Washington, DC, arriving at the main
train station, Union Station, which is located just a short walk from the
Capitol ...


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5/2/2010 Railroad News

5/2/2010 9:08:00 AM

5/2/2010 Railroad News

May 2 2010

Dan Krieger: Train wreck victims received care in SLO
San Luis Obispo Tribune
The headlines of the Morning Tribune for Sunday, May 12, 1907, shocked this
railroad town, where news of wrecks was common. ...

'Officer on a Train' set for Monday
Pittsburg Morning Sun
... the importance of safety at highway rail grade crossings and the
dangers of trespassing on railroad rights of way.” During the Officer on
a Train event, ...

Charges filed against man who left his car on the railroad
Mankato Free Press
A Union Pacific Railroad train had to be stopped during the early morning
hours of March 11 to avoid a collision with the car. A woman called 911 at
3:36 am ...

NSB rally Saturday: Amtrak passenger service here would be economic engine
Saturday's passenger train run, the first on Florida East Coast Railroad
tracks since 1968, was a test run from Miami to Jacksonville, with stops
along ...

Amtrak Hearing on Cspan 4/30

Railroad festival rolls through Brea
Railroad Days drew crowds of up to 30000 each year when it was held at the
Fullerton Train Station from 1999 to 2008. The Southern California Railway
Plaza ...

Santa Fe 3751
San Diego Union Tribune
The trip for train enthusiasts was organized by the Central Coast Railway
Club and the Pacific Locomotive Association. When not traveling, the home
of the ...

Amtrak-FEC train proposal picks up steam
Historic City News
Governor Charlie Crist saw the train off in Miami yesterday morning,
saying, “I want to thank Amtrak and the Florida East Coast Railroad for
continuing to ...

Minn. Man Accused Of Abandoning Car On Rail Tracks
The Free Press of Mankato reports a Union Pacific Railroad train had to be
stopped before dawn March 11 to avoid a collision with the car. ...


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Technical Difficulties...

5/1/2010 3:55:00 AM

Yes, Technical difficultues strikes once again..

Just when the Computer and internet are working good and I am feeling up to work on my news blog as I work away copy pasting and plugging in my news articles.. then I feel a bad pop under my fingers,, to discover no it was not my finger nail popping off.. but the right click cover of the mouse...

So I tape it back on finish up.. and decide .. until my mom is able to replace her computer mouse.. This news blog will not be updated as often for awhile.. Which really stinks.. as my ads on here is one of the few ways I have going to earn money towards to trying to save my house... and my family is losing things left and right because everything is just breaking down and worn out ....

So... in the meantime .. Please, if you can afford it buy some items out of my internet stores... please! ...

My mom and I need to be able to afford new computers and accessaries to them ... The most I make in a day is 11-21 cents a day through computer programs.. I been going nuts ..

- Dana aka Casey Heinzism DNatureofDTrain

ps. maybe the tape will hold the mouse together well enough.... I will keep everyone up to date as best as I can ...

"An interesting article from a Journalist named Casey Jones. I do post quite a few of their articles at times" - DNatureofDTrain

Casey Jones: Utah - The Firing Squad State
Salt Lake Tribune
Barring a successful appeal, a spectacular escape or a last-minute
reprieve, death-row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner will spend the wee hours of
June 18 being ...

National Train Day Events

Just Two Weeks til' Homewood (IL) Railroad Days!

National Train Day Events

Amtrak CEO board comments

Plans for area around Hempstead's train, bus terminals
Newsday (subscription)
The area, roughly 15 blocks bounded by the railroad and North Main Street
or North... is now available at no charge to Newsday and
Optimum ...

Railroad-side rally signals support for Flagler station
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Bunnell officials organized a railroad-side rally Saturday to catch the
northbound leg of an Amtrak test train trying out the proposed route. ...

CARLSBAD: Double-tracking project to begin in June
North County Times
A Coaster train crosses the railroad bridge at the Hedionda Lagoon in
Carlsbad on Friday. Starting in mid-June, contractors will add a second set
of tracks ...

All aboard for a trip to the glory days
San Bernardino Sun
... a classic car show, a model train show, live music, food and
merchandise and memorabilia vendors, plus tours of the San Bernardino
History and Railroad ...

Special Amtrak train rolls from Miami to Jacksonville along FEC rail corridor
State and local officials aboard the special train said that if Amtrak
restarts regular passenger service on the line, it may lead to a second
commuter rail ...

Buffett defends Goldman Sachs stake at meeting
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Railroad CEO Matt Rose looked on from a few feet away while Buffett was
mobbed by reporters and shareholders at the model train display. ...

Train clips man's arm in Melbourne
... another man were walking on railroad tracks Friday night when the
incident occurred. The other man jumped to safety after the train blew its
whistle. ...

Train hits, kills woman on track in Edmonds
Seattle Times
A railroad spokesman says a woman has been hit and killed by a train near
the Edmonds-Kingston ferry crossing in Edmonds. By The Associated Press A
railroad ...

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