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11/30/2011

11/30/2011 1:39:00 AM

11/30/2011

Iconic Church Street locomotive needs new home
Orlando Sentinel
The train has been sitting on a rail siding since 1976, when Church Street
Station founder Bob Snow brought it to the popular entertainment
destination to display alongside the city's historic Old Orlando Railroad
Depot. "There are millions of people,

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/os-church-street-train-20111201,0,2577596.story

Nationwide rail workers strike looms after unions reject offer
Contra Costa Times
Automakers also warn that a rail shutdown could cripple car and truck sales
and auto parts production domestically and internationally. General Motors
estimates it ships 9000 vehicles per day by train. As it stands, the only
apparent winner if a strike ...

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_19442736

'No Clue' Why Vehicle Abandoned On DP Rail Crossing
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
Railroad workers examine damage of vehicle struck by Metra commuter train
at Seegers Road crossing in Des Plaines shortly before 7 am Tuesday.
(Journal Photo) Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5:54 pm | Updated:
5:56 pm, Wed Nov 30, 2011. ...

http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_ec383f30-1bae-11e1-b878-0019bb30f31a.html

Can Someone Please Loan California $98 Billion So We Can Have Our High-Speed ...
LAist
Image caption: Mission Bay - An illustration of a high-speed train
northbound along I-5 in adjacent to the existing railroad right-of-way.
Image via Facebook. Californians have had their fingers, toes and eyes
crossed for a high-speed rail system that ...

http://laist.com/2011/11/30/california_high_speed_rail_system_analysis.php

Man in fatal train collision ID'd
Online Athens
By Merritt Melancon - merritt.melancon@onlineathens.com A 41-year-old
Gwinnett County man was killed Tuesday afternoon after his Ford F-150 was
struck by a CSX train at a railroad crossing on North Beulah Street in
Winder, according to Rachel Love,

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2011-11-29/man-fatal-train-collision-idd

Railtown Dinner Trains?
MyMotherLode.com
Jamestown, CA - The group that runs the Sierra Railroad Dinner Train in
Oakdale would like to be a part of the future of Railtown 1897. The park in
Jamestown is one of 70 that the state is scheduled to close July 1st. Chris
Hart, who runs the passenger ...

http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/1401205/Railtown-Dinner-Trains.html

Model train show brings out childhood memories
Princeton Union Eagle
Model train enthusiast Del Fuller, of Ogilvie, repositions a model
locomotive on one of his HO gauge tracks at the model train show. Retiree
Bruno Gad arrived at the very start of last weekend's two-day Rum River
Model Railroad Club show in the Great ...

http://unioneagle.com/2011/11/model-train-show-brings-out-childhood-memories/

Train, semi collide near Bricelyn
Albert Lea Tribune
BRICELYN — Two men walked away unharmed Tuesday afternoon after the
semitrailer they were riding in was struck by a United Pacific Railroad
train east of Bricelyn. Faribault County Sheriff's Office reports state the
semi, driven by Shannon Lee Sunken,

http://www.albertleatribune.com/2011/11/30/train-semi-collide-near-bricelyn/

Longest train through Kalispell means business, slow traffic
KPAX-TV
KALISPELL- It was a busy day at the old grain elevator in Kalispell, 48
cars from the Mission Mountain Railroad lined up to wait their turn to be
filled to the brim with grain. It's the biggest number of railroad cars to
ever come through Kalispell at ...

http://www.kpax.com/news/longest-train-through-kalispell-means-business-slow-traffic

Fondly remembered: New book on Ma & Pa Railroad is a definitive work on ...
Baltimore Sun
The railroad's government contract to carry mail was canceled the same
year. The last freight train passed through the railroad's Maryland
Division in 1958. Trains still operated on the Pennsylvania Division from
Whiteford in Harford County to York ...

http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/harford/news/ph-ag-ma-pa-book-1202-20111130,0,3698588.story

Train Hits Unoccupied SUV in Burlington
My Fox 8
No injuries were reported after a train collided with an SUV early
Wednesday morning in Burlington. The white 1997 Ford Explorer was hit at a
railroad crossing in the 900 block of Queen Ann and Railroad Streets around
2:15 am The westbound Norfolk ...

http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-suv-hit-by-train-burlington-nc-111130,0,2552645.story

Never Been So High (Original Train/Railroad Song) - YouTube
It is a railroad song. 1998 was a great year for me. So many good tunes
that year. This one is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOReiCJ2p7E

Railroad strike possible during peak shipping season
Chicago Sun-Times
The railroads said Tuesday that the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and
Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association wouldn't agree to
an extension. A third union, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
Employees, did agree to the delay. ...

http://www.suntimes.com/business/9156013-420/railroad-strike-possible-during-peak-shipping-season.html

CASEY JONES VILLAGE | The Jackson Sun | jacksonsun.com
Casey Jones Village is the world of a little boy's dreams. Miniature trains
chug around the museum, where visitors can buy their own trains and the
clothes of an ...

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20111126/NEWS01/111260309/CASEY-JONES-VILLAGE-Open-house-features-music-Santa-book-signings-retelling-local-legend-Events-continue-through-Sunday-plus-additional-book-signing-Monday?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Longmont City Council sends train trespassing measure back for a redo
Longmont Daily Times-Call
The ordinance came out of an incident in September, when 17-year-old Anna
Beninati tried to jump aboard a moving train, missed and had both legs
severed. City trespassing laws don't directly address railroad property and
normally would require either ...

http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-local-news/ci_19436984

The Texas State Railroad's Polar Express Train - YouTube
Well I was in contact with the owner of the Texas State Railroad who also
happens to be the owner of both the Great Smokey Mountains and Durango and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9fyzNDTzxQ

Ride a Vintage Train to Visit Santa Claus at Danbury's Railroad ...
By Janet Serra
Travel tips, sneak peaks, special events, and first hand travel destination
information… around the corner, up the street and around the county.

http://blog.ctnews.com/serra/2011/11/29/ride-a-vintage-train-to-visit-santa-claus-at-danburys-railroad-museum/

Metro-North Railroad is on pace to top its 2010 ridership number of 81.- 11:30 pm
The Journal News | LoHud.com
But several severe storms this year and continued economic problems
affecting everyone likely will keep it from topping the record 83.3 million
rides given in 2008, railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said . The 307920
passengers who rode the trains

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111130/NEWS01/111300313/Metro-North-Railroad-fattens-ridership-over-Thanksgiving-weekend?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

More no-whistle zones sought for Downeaster train
Press Herald
Without a quiet zone, an engineer must sound the train whistle at least
one-quarter mile or 20 seconds before a railroad crossing when traveling 60
mph, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Were you interviewed
for this story?

http://www.pressherald.com/news/more-no-whistle-zones-sought-for-downeaster_2011-11-30.html

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11/29/2011

11/29/2011 2:04:00 AM

11/29/2011

"Ah yes, even I get inpatient if caught at a railroad crossing sometimes.. it has to be the oddest of times too.. like a van load of children all begging to stop to the bathroom and non in site.. yep .. a train is sure to show up then! :) .." - Casey Heinzism

The unintended unintended consequences of Seattle's Big Dig
Sound Politics
... plus for Casey Jones to park his choo-choo in the train yard I suppose
I should have learned that, even though that route takes five minutes less
on a no-train day, I should just take the "long" way home and avoid that
intersection altogether. ...

http://soundpolitics.com/archives/015159.html

Wilmington Railroad Museum gives sneak peek of Christmas train display
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Tonight, the Wilmington Railroad Museum gave a sneak peek of its Christmas
train and light spectacular to members of the media. The display shows off
more than 11000 Christmas lights and a classic model train. Families can
enjoy a visit from Santa and ...

http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/34395

Railroads, unions fail to agree to extend talks
Lincoln Journal Star
The nation's freight railroads said Tuesday night they had not reached
agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and
the American Train Dispatchers Association to extend a "cooling-off" period
until February and delay or ...

http://journalstar.com/business/local/railroads-unions-fail-to-agree-to-extend-talks/article_cd0294d5-ced1-5b44-a7c1-22343788a29c.html

Amtrak now offers free Wi-Fi on Capitol Corridor trains
The Sacramento Press
Amtrak is part of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Agency which delivers
transit service in coordination with the Union Pacific Railroad and
Caltrans. Wi-Fi service is already available on Amtrak high-speed express
trains along 12 East Coast routes ...

http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/60659/Amtrak_now_offers_free_WiFi_on_Capitol_Corridor_trains

Ride a vintage train to visit Santa
Ct Post
The short train ride in a fully-restored 1953 New Haven Railroad Rail
Diesel Car, will take visitors through the railyard, past the only powered
turntable in Connecticut. (The turntable was recently listed on the
National Historic Register.) ...

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ride-a-vintage-train-to-visit-Santa-2307142.php

Best buy price Bachmann Trains Walt Disney's Carolwood Pacific ...
best buy Trains & Accessories wrote a note titled Best buy price Bachmann
Trains Walt Disney's Carolwood Pacific Railroad Ready-to-Run HO Train Set
Best

http://www.facebook.com/notes/best-buy-trains-accessories/best-buy-price-bachmann-trains-walt-disneys-carolwood-pacific-railroad-ready-to-/234821606585762

Pedestrian May Have Been Hit by Train
KOLO
SPARKS, NV - Sparks police say about 8:30 pm Monday, they responded to the
area of Galletti Way and the railroad tracks which cross that street
following a report that a train had struck a pedestrian. The victim, a
26-year-old Reno resident, ...

http://www.kolotv.com/localnews/headlines/Pedestrian_Struck_by_Train_134657403.html

National Railway Historical Society convention gearing up
Cedar Valley Daily Times
There will also be a full day of operations at the Midwest Old Threshers
facility in Mount Pleasant and a private passenger train on the Boone &
Scenic Valley Railroad. Additionally, the convention schedule includes
local history tours, ...

http://communitynewspapergroup.com/articles/2011/11/29/cedar_valley_daily_times/news/doc4ed51f3a1806a190403542.txt

Schumer criticizes railroad's non-response to Elmira derailment
Elmira Star-Gazette
In the wake of a train derailment in Elmira earlier this month, US Senator
Charles Schumer, DN.Y., on Tuesday demanded a full accounting by Norfolk
Southern. On Nov. 19, a rail car derailed and landed upside down, partly in
a Hilliard Corp. parking lot

http://www.stargazette.com/article/20111129/NEWS01/111290327/Schumer-criticizes-railroad-s-non-response-Elmira-derailment?odyssey=nav%7Chead

To Afghanistan, on the slow train
CNN
As land routes from Pakistan into Afghanistan are cut, sabotaged or
otherwise interrupted, the US military has developed alternative railroad
routes that make the Orient Express look like a branch line. They are
called -- rather prosaically -- the ...

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/29/world/asia/afghanistan-military-railroad/index.html

Train Engine Hits Minivan At West Tulsa Railroad Crossing
News On 6
A slow moving freight train struck a minivan Tuesday morning at an unmarked
railroad crossing at 15th and Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa. Tulsa Police
say the minivan was northbound on Southwest Boulevard and pulled in front
of the train. ...

http://www.newson6.com/story/16143849/train-engine-hits-mini-van-at-west-tulsa-railroad-crossing

Lawmaker calls for reform of railroad grants, loans
Wisconsin State Journal
Environmentalists, including Hulsey, like freight rail because each train
car replaces four trucks on the road. Rail boosters note trains can move a
ton of freight 460 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel. But the list of
repairs is long. ...

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/lawmaker-calls-for-reform-of-railroad-grants-loans/article_dcc68566-c127-521c-b676-ce92eae54121.html

German police clear anti-nuclear train protesters
AFP
German police have begun to clear thousands of anti-nuclear protesters from
railroad tracks to allow the passage of a train carrying radioactive waste
from France for storage. Duration: 01:15.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvdJ0pKeT4

Newport passenger rail study under way
The News Journal
"We're really excited about the prospect for a train station. I would have
loved to have had one yesterday." DelDOT plans to purchase four new rail
cars for SEPTA's use on its R2 line in Delaware, which could improve the
town's prospects, Spencer said. ...

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20111129/NEWS/111290321/Newport-passenger-rail-study-under-way?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CHome

Metro-North Changes Strategy For Bad Weather « CBS New York
By ebindelglass
Metro-North Changes Strategy For Bad Weather. November 28, 2011 11:11 AM.
Share this. No comments. A Metro-North Railroad train arrives - Port
Chester, NY - Nov 28,. A Metro-North Railroad train arrives – Port
Chester, NY – Nov 28, ...

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/11/28/metro-north-changes-strategy-for-bad-weather/

Holiday Train to Visit
WXOW.com
By Scott Hackworth - email La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Canadian
Pacific Railroad will once again bring its Holiday Train through La Crosse,
La Crescent and Winona. Two freight trains, both decked out in thousands of
feet of festive lighting, ...

http://www.wxow.com/story/16140662/holiday-train-to-visit

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11/28/2011

11/28/2011 9:45:00 PM

11/28/2011

Man hit by train, dies Sunday
Jacksonville Daily Progress
JACKSONVILLE — A 21-year-old male crossing the railroad tracks was struck
and killed by a east-bound train on Sunday around noon east of the Ragsdale
Street crossing. The conductor and engineer from the Union Pacific Railroad
told officials that as

http://jacksonvilleprogress.com/local/x1760882891/Man-hit-by-train-dies-Sunday

WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-Train jumps 
track ...
WBTV
By Alison Hill, Web Content Producer - email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A train
derailment in north Charlotte shut down a portion of Old Statesville Road
Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for Norfolk Southern Railroad said the
locomotive and a train car ...

http://www.wbtv.com/story/16137567/train-derailment-shuts-down

Port Jervis Train Service Returns After 3 Months
New York Times
By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY Three months after Tropical Storm Irene dismantled 14
miles of the Port Jervis train line, turning parts of the tracks traversing
Orange and Rockland Counties into mangled piles of debris, Metro-North
Railroad officials restored ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/nyregion/port-jervis-train-service-returns-after-3-months.html

Germantown/Collierville briefs
Memphis Commercial Appeal
The Casey Jones Chapter of the Train Collector's Association will host a
train meet Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at St. George's Episcopal Church,
2425 S. Germantown Road. There will be a 12-by-30 modular display of all
makes of trains.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/nov/28/briefly/

Metro-North Port Jervis Line is restored
RailwayAge Magazine
MTA Metro-North Railroad said Monday it had restored “full train
service” on its Port Jervis Line, severed by Hurricane/Tropical Storm
Irene last August. “We have returned to a full schedule of 26 daily
trains and 14 trains each weekend day,

http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/metro-north-port-jervis-line-is-restored-3755.html

Barnidge: Can governor railroad through his $6 billion request?
Contra Costa Times
The $6 billion pays for only the rail system, by the way -- not the
electrification, train cars or operating personnel -- just 130 miles of
track. The US House Budget Committee, which specializes in mismanagement,
gave "the train to nowhere" its

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_19426225

Irvine Park Railroad's Christmas Train is comin' to town
OCRegister
Print out an Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train coloring page and bring
your picture with you to the train station for a small prize (beginning
Dec. 2). The Christmas Train is open from 5 to 8 pm on Dec. 2-4, 9-11, and
15-16, with activities starting ...

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/train-328926-park-comin.html

Florida East Coast Railway to host Toys for Tots train
Examiner.com
You might not be able to ride Amtrak (yet) down the Florida East Coast
Railway, but you can see the Toys for Tots train December 10th. The Florida
East
Coast Railway (FEC) is pleased to once again announce its sponsorship
of a Toys for Tots Christmas ...

http://www.examiner.com/train-travel-in-national/florida-east-coast-railway-to-host-toys-for-tots-train

Holiday Trains Running At Sun City Prairie Lodge
Patch.com
The Kishwaukee Valley-Eakin Creek Model Railroad Club of Sun City hosts its
traditional model train display for the holidays. By Stephanie Price Ken
Mundt, a member of the Kishwaukee Valley-Eakin Model Train Club, switches a
train Saturday on the ...

http://huntley.patch.com/articles/holiday-trains-are-running-at-sun-city-prairie-lodge

Capitol Corridor train introduces Wi-Fi service
San Francisco Chronicle
While the Capitol Corridor is considered an intercity train, and not a
transit service or commuter railroad, it's frequented by regular riders,
including students heading to and from UC Davis, tech workers bound for San
Jose
and workers traveling

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/28/BAHQ1M3FMA.DTL

Metro-North to cut train service in extreme winter weather
New York Post
But he says the fleet is still dominated by older cars. Metro-North
spokesman Aaron Donovan also says the railroad will suspend work revamping
overhead wires, closing one rather than two tracks during the winter
between Southport and Bridgeport.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/metro_north_to_cut_train_service_Il4jruzmFgkYQkAkr3AMEI

Nuclear waste train reaches German rail terminus
Dannenberg, Germany (AFP) Nov 28, 2011 - A rail convoy taking radioactive
waste from a French reprocessing centre to storage in northern Germany, ...

http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Nuclear_waste_train_reaches_German_rail_terminus_999.html

High speed rail, electric cars and railfan harassment — readers get their 
say
Chicago Daily Herald
Let's start with railroad enthusiast Stephen Schmidt, 15, of Wood Dale. He
writes, “I'ma railfan, someone who hangs out near railroad right-of-ways
and takes pictures and videos of trains in my spare time. “Ever since
Sept.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111128/news/711289953/

HO railroad trains, large model train full set
This is a used train set which is in excellent all around condition. Clean
and running well. Contained is everything needed to set up an oval and run
the railroad. ...

http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/tag/2720251467.html

All aboard the model railroad
Daily Gleaner
The fourth annual Fredericton Model Railroad Show is taking place Dec. 3 in
the Fredericton High School cafeteria By LORI GALLAGHER There's something
magical about trains, no matter how old you are. Attention to detail: Bob
Wilson, a member of the

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/liveit/article/1459275

Bulgaria's Railway Strike Enters Day 5
Novinite.com
The labor unions stress that since the beginning of the strike not even one
single train had departed from key railroad stations such as Sofia, Pernik,
Mezdra, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Plovdiv, Burgas, and Stara Zagora. According to
BDZ data, the scheduled ...

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134318

Nuclear waste train reaches German terminus
AFP
On Sunday, German police battled thousands of anti-nuclear protestors, many
chained to railroad tracks, as they tried to block the train. Thousands of
activists swarmed the tracks along the route near the train's final
destination in Dannenberg and ...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j7JIAmfYCdXNpO6nfG8YFsGTV9-Q?docId=CNG.267ee7c6df139dfd8639153103085a00.3e1

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Happy birthday!

11/26/2011 6:01:00 PM

11/26/2011 ..
A Special Mention a Day late .. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER!
AMANDA ! :) And Happy thanksgiving to everyone else..
We got a special present this year...

My Sister made the front page of our local newspaper today..
She sure is awesome! Glad to see she made the front page, I know she has always wanted too! :)

So now, I share her awesome photo right here on  my news blog! Happy Birthday Sister!

http://gazettextra.com/photos/2011/nov/25/45466/




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11/26/2011

11/26/2011 9:48:00 AM

11/26/2011

Appalachian Railroad Society Model Train Show this weekend - The ...
HUNTINGTON -- For many Tri-Staters, right behind eating turkey and pumpkin
pie, and watching Detroit Lions football is the Thanksgiving Weekend
tradition of ...

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/life/x1644066327/54th-annual-Appalachian-Railroad-Society-Model-Train-Show-this-weekend-at-Field-House

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum: Train exhibit poignant - Morning Call
It includes a fantastic array of model train layouts, but railroad lore is
just as poignantly presented through hundreds of photographs and other
artifacts, mainly

http://articles.mcall.com/2011-11-20/news/mc-paul-carpenter-trains-20111120_1_model-train-passenger-train-gauge-train

DEL MAR: Expo to feature model trains
North County Times
The North County Model Railroad Society will display its four-track model
railroad layout at The Great Train Expo, open from 10 am to 4 pm Dec. 3 and
4 in O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. The
only interactive layout ...

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/community/del-mar-expo-to-feature-model-trains/article_eb2ccad0-5437-50ca-9c12-232e13cd7418.html

Gallery Appalachian Railroad Society hosts Model Train Show The ...
The 54th annual Appalachian Railroad Society's Model Train Show is
conducted on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Veterans Memorial Field House in
Huntington.

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x1832055776/Gallery-Appalachian-Railroad-Society-hosts-Model-Train-Show

CASEY JONES VILLAGE
Jackson Sun
California resident Elizabeth Conn, left, sits with Nancy Howse, the
granddaughter of Casey Jones, during the Casey Jones Village open house
Friday afternoon. / JORDAN BUIE/The Jackson Sun Casey Jones Village is the
world of a little boy's dreams. ...

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20111126/NEWS01/111260309/CASEY-JONES-VILLAGE

Museum introduces new generation to trains
LubbockOnline.com
The 7-year-old proclaims she would love to embark on a train adventure
someday, though, because she would “like to go around in circles.” As
the girl examined a Lubbock Model Railroad Association model train circling
a display table, her stepmother ...

http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2011-11-26/museum-introduces-new-generation-trains

A model-train lover's paradise
Richmond Times Dispatch
Gavin Voss from Wallingford, Conn., looks at model trains in the 33rd
annual Model Railroad Show at the Science Museum of Virginia. Gavin's
grandparents from Glen Allen brought him to the show. The show featured
this steam locomotive, which puffed ...

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/nov/26/tdmet01-a-model-train-lovers-paradise-ar-1494174/

Bullet Train Project Faces Cries of Boondoggle, but California Pushes Ahead
New York Times
Jerry Brown — have rallied around a plan to build a 520-mile high-speed
rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco, cutting the trip from a
six-hour drive to a train ride of two hours and 38 minutes. And they are
doing it in the face of what might ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/us/california-rail-project-advances-amid-cries-of-boondoggle.html

S. Ind. train depot restoration yields relics
Chicago Tribune
AP Crews restoring a southern Indiana train depot have uncovered some
interesting relics from the building's train-filled past. One wall cavity
at the former Jeffersonville depot yielded a stack of old railroad baggage
tickets.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-depotrestored,0,2471041.story

Rethinking Rail Travel: Boarding a Moving Train - Slashdot
PolygamousRanchKid tips this article about an idea for revolutionizing the
rail system in the long-term: "The idea is to have a city-wide network of
trams that ...

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/11/25/143222/rethinking-rail-travel-boarding-a-moving-train

Model trains arrive at civic center
Ct Post
Shane Barton, 5, left, of New Fairfield, their grandmother Joan Downey of
Oxford and brother Aidan, 8, look at Joel's Trainville Hobby Depot N-Scale
at the Westchester Model Railroad Club's Fall Train Meet at Eastern
Greenwich Civic Center Sunday, Nov.

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Model-trains-arrive-at-civic-center-2296381.php

Augusta County Railroad Museum Opens in New Location
WHSV
For nearly 20 years the Augusta County Model Railroad Club has invited
guests to marvel at the model trains. Last year the club was forced to shut
down, but now they just opened up at their new location. DJ Ritchie came to
visit the Museum today with ...

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Augusta_County_Railroad_Museum_Opens_in_New_Location_134567438.html

Model-train show delights visitors of all ages
NorthJersey.com
Luke Marra, 5, and his mother, Sara Marra of Ridgewood take a look at the
trains at the railroad show. Sunday was the second of five consecutive
shows hosted by the Ramapo Valley Railroad Club in Ho-Ho-Kus. Victor
Lehmann of Mahwah was just as ...

http://www.northjersey.com/community/Hundreds_attend_model_train_show.html

BEST BET: Train show chugs into fairgrounds on Friday
North County Times
DEL MAR ---- All aboard for the Great Train Expo, which pulls into the Del
Mar Fairgrounds
on Saturday to showcase many really useful engines of the
miniature variety. The annual two-day model railroad gathering will feature
from 200 to 500 tables of ...

http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/attractions/best-bet-train-show-chugs-into-fairgrounds-on-friday/article_e485a6e0-23a0-5d8d-8b34-56944f0e8b1b.html

Logan Model Engineers Club hosts its annual open house (video)
Montgomery Newspapers
By Amanda Piccirilli Crowds check out the Logan Model Railroad display at
the old Souderton Train Station on Saturday November 26,2011. Photo by Mark
C Psoras Several hundred people were scattered around the upstairs of the
old Reading Railroad Train ...

http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2011/11/27/souderton_independent/news/doc4ed24b0f91be1096695919.txt

Historic train engine in Ogden
StandardNet
By Scott Schwebke OGDEN -- With the blast of a whistle, Union Pacific
Railroad steam locomotive No. 844 rumbled into Union Station on Saturday to
the delight of several hundred train enthusiasts. The locomotive, pulling
nine cars and carrying a crew of ...

http://www.standard.net/stories/2011/11/26/historic-train-engine-ogden

Toy Train Christmas event chuggin' along in 8th year
Yakima Herald-Republic
by Chris Bristol (LR) Joe, Mary and Luke McKenzie look out the window of
the "North Pole," the rail car in which photos were taken with Santa Claus
Nov. 26, 2011 at the Toy Train Christmas at the Yakima Valley Rail and
Steam Museum in Toppenish, Wash. ...

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2011/11/26/toy-train-christmas-event-chuggin-along-in-8th-year

Eddie's Rail Fan Page: H.O passenger train runby.
Welcome to my rail fan page! Here you'll find information and pictures of
railroad related items from the Chicagoland area, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Enjoy your

http://eddiesrailroad.blogspot.com/2011/11/ho-passenger-train-runby.html

TRAIN-EES Hobbyists share fascination and love for railroads
Finger Lakes Times
Some collect, some make trains and lay track, others photograph the steel
beasts. Some have been smitten since childhood; others came to the hobby
later in life. But what they all share is a fascination and love for
railroads. ...

http://www.fltimes.com/arts_and_entertainment/article_8be69ee2-160e-11e1-85ec-001cc4c03286.html

Festival of Trains back in Ft. Wayne
WANE
Dozens of model train sets are set up for the annual Festival of Trains.
Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to check them out. The sets were
provided by several local model train groups including Maumee Valley Model
Railroad Club and Northeast ...

http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/local/festival-of-trains-back-in-ft.-wayne

Model train show brings B&O and Sante Fe line to San Jose
San Jose Mercury News
On depot platforms and at perpetually clanging railroad crossings, their
hands remained frozen in a friendly waves -- whether it was to a timber
train lumbering by, or a sleek Dreamliner. Silver Meteor boxcars mixed with
brass locomotives were on sale ...

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19418128

More than a hundred tables of items on sale at model train sale
The Herald-Mail
"I can barely remember the station being there," Danzberger said at
Saturday's model train sale hosted by the nonprofit Hagerstown Model
Railroad Museum Inc. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center
south of Hagerstown. ...

http://www.herald-mail.com/news/local/hm-more-than-a-hundred-tables-of-items-on-sale-at-model-train-sale-20111126,0,2627054.story

Historic steam engine makes Ogden arrival
Salt Lake Tribune
By Sean P. Means Ogden • In a town steeped in railroad history, they know
to show up when a piece of that history rolls into the station. Several
hundred people were waiting at Ogden's Union Station at noon Saturday for
the arrival of Union Pacific's

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52994221-78/steam-ogden-844-train.html.csp

Boy killed by train in Little Chute early Tuesday
Appleton Post Crescent
LITTLE CHUTE — A train hit and killed a boy at the Washington Street
railroad crossing in Little Chute about 4:20 am Tuesday, Fox Valley Metro
Police say. The crossing is between Highway OO and Highway 96. A Canadian
National Railway Company train hit ...

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20111122/APC0101/111122125/Boy-killed-by-train-Little-Chute-early-Tuesday

'Trains and Planes' arrive again at AMC Museum
Dover Post
By John Cox, staff writer For the second year in a row, the Shoreline
Garden Railroad Club has their “Trains and Planes” model train layout
on display at the Air Mobility Command Museum. The G-gauge model train
display, which will be on display ...

http://www.doverpost.com/features/x2128793978/Trains-and-Planes-arrive-again-at-AMC-Museum

Christmas and holiday trains for family fun
About - Cities & Towns
Rides on the Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and the
Christmas Holiday Trains in Virginia City are still available. If you must
do a Polar Express, check my article for information on the Nevada Northern
Railway Polar Express trains in ...

http://renotahoe.about.com/b/2011/11/26/christmas-and-holiday-trains-for-family-fun.htm

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11/25/2011

Advocates: Amherst rail service still an attractive option
GazetteNET
Town officials have signed on to efforts pressing for additional federal
funding for studies to improve regional passenger and freight rail service.
The ultimate goal is to continue to have people board trains in Amherst.
Meanwhile, the recent passage ...

http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/11/26/advocates-amherst-rail-service-still-an-attractive-option

Craft fair, train rides, Santa, fireworks and more at Pioneer Park this weekend
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Julie Stricker / jstricker@newsminer.com Johnny Wagner/News-Miner Dan
Gullickson poses as Santa Claus on a train near the Tanana Valley Railroad
Museum
in Pioneer Park in 2008. The museum will hold its annual Santa
Express event on Saturday,

http://newsminer.com/bookmark/16563075-Craft-fair-train-rides-Santa-fireworks-and-more-at-Pioneer-Park-this-weekend

N scale model railroad @ Pyullap toy train show. | Flickr - Photo ...
This video belongs to. Socal Photography's photostream (6203). Newest photo
→ ; N scale model railroad @ Pyullap toy train show. Lego Monorail and
Santa Fe ...

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Trains Unlimited -- Great Railroad Visionaries - YouTube
The early railroad barons were instrumental in establishing a viable
network of steel rails across the North American continent. Some were
unscrupulous, whil...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXbg9_y8ZCU

Model train in Pemberton show wows children from age 8 to 80
South Jersey Local News
There were railroad books and magazines, ancient and up-to-date, and
beautiful train art, mostly Pennsylvania Railroad, both framed and
unframed. One interesting non-train table was filled with rocks, some
unfinished, others highly polished and

http://www.southjerseylocalnews.com/articles/2011/11/25/community_news/news/doc4ecfb1fdbe4cf222990070.txt

Train kills hunter chasing dog on railroad track near Patterson
The Republic
The Benton County sheriff's office says a train struck and killed a hunter
near Paterson. A deputy told KNDU (http://is.gd/EGYyej ) the hunter was
chasing his dog on the tracks about 6:30 am Friday when he was hit. The
hunter was a 47-year-old man from

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/288f2a6abfc0415480e6cea20b5b90bd/WA--Hunter-Train-Fatality/

Train show tracks down enthusiasts
Mail Tribune
TR Moscaritolo, 9, helps sets up his family's Lego train display Friday at
the Rogue Valley Railroad Show at the Medford Armory. The show runs through
Sunday.Jamie Lusch By Chris Conrad For Tony Johnson, it's not the madness
of Black Friday,

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111126/NEWS/111260307/-1/NEWSMAP

Check it out: Small trains, big art
Sacramento Bee
What: A "Small Train Holiday" will be celebrated today at the California
State Railroad Museum
. There will be scale models, handcar rides and toy
train layouts throughout the museum, including a Polar Express model train
running.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/26/4080413/check-it-out-small-train-big-art.html

Families hop aboard Polar Express at railroad museum in Ashwaubenon
Green Bay Press Gazette
"This is actually such a neat experience for the kids," said Jacqueline
Frank, executive director of the National Railroad Museum. "What we do is
actually recreate 'The Polar Express.'" The shows, in their sixth year,
include a train ride and a visit

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20111126/GPG0101/111260588/Families-hop-aboard-Polar-Express-railroad-museum-Ashwaubenon

Media Advisory - 2011 CP Holiday Train
Sacramento Bee
... Main Street Railroad Crossing Schenectady - 7:00 pm, ALCO Heritage
Museum, 1910 Maxon Extension Road (**new location, half a block south of
the Maxon road level crossing). Saratoga Springs - 9:05 pm, Amtrak Station
The Holiday Train is a freight

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/25/4079527/media-advisory-2011-cp-holiday.html

Renovation of L&N train depot transforms, preserves building
Richmond Register
“There are hundreds of people that come to this building because it was a
train station — it has that kind of mystique,” Jackson said. On the day
of its opening, a couple traveled from Grayson to donate a box of
Louisville and Nashville Railway (L&N) ...

http://richmondregister.com/localnews/x229378389/Renovation-of-L-N-train-depot-transforms-preserves-building

York-area model railroad displays embrace childlike wonder of the holidays
Yorkdispatch.com
The Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders' ninth annual Holiday Open
House, featuring layouts in three styles, will be open Dec. 3-31 at the
Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad's Red Lion Train Station, 73 N. Main St.,
Red Lion.

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/news/ci_19410792

Enjoy a ride on the Heber Valley Railroad on its North Pole Express
Daily Herald
Our visit was aboard the Historic Heber Valley Railroad train on its annual
North Pole Express. We expanded our usual threesome and invited some
friends to join us. Passengers are encouraged to wear their pajamas on the
train.

http://www.heraldextra.com/momclick/activities/enjoy-a-ride-on-the-heber-valley-railroad-on-its/article_79b9aa82-176e-11e1-850f-001cc4c03286.html

Woman is charged in beating, robbery on Staten Island Railway train
SILive.com
3 at about 5:20 am, as the train approached the train station near the
intersection of North Railroad and Guyon avenues in Oakwood. She also
punched the woman several times in the face, yanked her wallet out of her
hand, and tried to leave the train,

http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2011/11/woman_is_charged_in_beating_ro.html

Changes coming down tracks for railroad safety controls
Business Journal
s trains. The deadline is looming for railroad companies to comply with a
recent law designed to prevent train collisions, and because there's so
much still to get done, it's unclear if the trains will be ready. “We're
going to do our best to meet the ...

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/print-edition/2011/11/25/changes-coming-down-tracks-for.html

Train no 8050 TsunamiRail Disaster Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
Train No8050 Tsunami Rail Disaster was a rail disaster with the highest
count of deaths in history It occurred when a crowded passenger train was
destroyed ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_no._8050_Tsunami-Rail_Disaster

Wyoming model railroad group presents Christmas show at Trails Center
Casper Star-Tribune Online
The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association will present a Christmas
model train show at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center during
December. Visitors are invited to operate five model trains that represent
coal-powered trains and ...

http://trib.com/news/local/casper/wyoming-model-railroad-group-presents-christmas-show-at-trails-center/article_4127810d-1a55-5eab-89b4-5cc6b0d5f659.html

Bulgarian Railway Workers Strike Enters Day Two
Novinite.com
Hundreds of trains in Bulgaria will grind to a halt for the second day on
Friday, but will hardly trigger chaos as commuters opt for the omnipresent
bus. The Bulgarian railway workers are set to strike every day from 8 am
till 4 pm until they resolve ...

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134259

Train museum to create 150 jobs
Greenville News
The Miniature World of Trains, the nonprofit organization developing the
museum, said its model railroading exhibit will depict, in phases, famous
United States railroad scenes and city infrastructure with an additional
European Prototype Model

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20111125/NEWS/311250016/Train-museum-create-150-jobs?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Train slams into 18-wheeler stuck on tracks
San Antonio Express
The truck driver got out of his vehicle before the train struck. A train
carrying coal to a CPS Energy plant slammed into an 18-wheeler hauling a
large construction crane Thursday after the big rig got stuck on railroad
tracks in Schertz. ...

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Train-slams-into-18-wheeler-stuck-on-tracks-2291521.php

Train cars tip over, spilling military vehicles inside Fort Carson
Colorado Springs Gazette
Fort Carson military police officers were guarding the site still awaiting
a team and equipment from Union Pacific Railroad to come Thursday evening,
Fisher said. He said he didn't know why it was taking so long. "They'll be
out there awhile," he said

http://www.gazette.com/news/cars-129118-vehicles-fort.html

The Union Pacific "Big Boy"
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train bedecked in holiday lights:
Steamtown National Historic Site. 5:45 to 6:15 pm Saturday. 340-5200. •
Hudson Model Railroad Club, open house from noon to 5 pm Saturday and
Sunday at 97 Martin St. in the Hudson

http://www.timesleader.com/entertainment/The_Union_Pacific__ldquo_Big_Boy_rdquo___11-24-2011.html

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11/24/2011 10:12:00 AM

11/24/2011

Conventional High-Speed Rail Vs. Magnetically Levitated Trains ...
Maintenance: There are no moving parts of the Maglev trains, except doors
and HVAC. The high-speed rail systems in Japan, the oldest operator of
high-speed ...

https://californiaprogressreport.com/site/conventional-high-speed-rail-vs-magnetically-levitated-trains-was-maglev-ever-contention

Bulgaria's Railway Workers' Strike Grows Ever More Mysterious
Novinite.com
The Transport Ministry also adds that there was striking activity only at
30 out of a total of 335 railway stations in the country. It estimated that
some 27 000 passengers out of a total of 90 000 traveling by train in
Bulgaria daily have been ...

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134254

Kishwaukee Valley – Eakin Creek Model Railroad Club Holiday ...
The Kishwaukee Valley-Eakin Creek Model Railroad Club of Sun City has
announced the running dates for this year's Holiday Display. Trains will be
running in

http://www.sccah.com/news/67541/Kishwaukee-Valley--Eakin-Creek-Model-Railroad-Club-Holiday-Train-Display.htm

Bulgaria's Railway Workers' Strike Grows Ever More Mysterious
Novinite.com
The Transport Ministry also adds that there was striking activity only at
30 out of a total of 335 railway stations in the country. It estimated that
some 27 000 passengers out of a total of 90 000 traveling by train in
Bulgaria daily have been ...

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134254

Effect of Bulgaria's Railway Strike Spreads Abroad
Novinite.com
The international Istanbul-Belgrade train is blocked at the railroad
station in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv and would not continue
on its way since it arrived at the time the strike had already started.
About 50 demonstrators have

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134233

Waiting in vain for a train in DR Congo
BBC News
By Julian Keane BBC World Service, Lubumbashi Alexandre Mapokopero is proud
to work for SNCC, the national railway of the Democratic Republic of Congo,
but the last time he actually mounted a train was back in June. As chief
train attendant in the ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15859686

Police suspect suicide in train death
Appleton Post Crescent
LITTLE CHUTE — Police think the early Tuesday death of a teenager who was
struck by a train was a suicide. Cristian Aguirre, a 16-year-old boy from
Little Chute, was struck and killed near the Washington Street railroad
crossing about 4:20 am The

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20111124/APC0101/111240548/Police-suspect-suicide-train-death

Santa Train brings season's joy to Bargersville, Morgantown
Indianapolis Star
Kids can meet Santa Claus and his helpers when the Indiana Railroad's Santa
Train makes its stop in Bargersville and Morgantown on Dec. 2. The Santa
Train brings Christmas spirit to young people in rural communities along
the train line.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20111124/LOCAL04/111240307/Santa-Train-brings-season-s-joy-Bargersville-Morgantown?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CCommunities%7Cs

Golden State Model Railroad Museum: Wreck Day fun
San Francisco Chronicle
The museum has just the charming, old-time feel that you would expect from
a vast model railroad collection. Displays are set in the 1950s and '60s,
with cars that are now vintage and details such as a mule train and a gold
mine. ...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/23/NS781LVN9A.DTL

AT SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA'S MODEL RAILROAD SHOW, SEE TRAINS OF THE PAST ...
The Free Lance-Star
By COLLETTE CAPRARA By COLLETTE CAPRARA As a site to display the talents
and creativity of model-train enthusiasts, the Science Museum of Virginia
is a "natural," given that the building served as Richmond's Broad Street
train station from 1919 to the ...

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/112011/11242011/666339

Train displays, rides celebrate the holiday season
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Starting this weekend, train enthusiasts young and old can visit whimsical
displays -- like the Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad &
Village, a longtime Pittsburgh favorite -- or hop on an antique trolley
decked out for Christmas at the ...

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/more/s_768794.html

Mass Strike Stops Trains in Bulgaria, Passengers Stranded
Novinite.com
Bulgaria's railroad workers from the heavily-indebted BDZ company are going
on an effective strike on Thursday, bringing to a halt more than 200 trains
across the country. Bulgaria's railway trade unions decided to stage a mass
strike after the early ...

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134227

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11/23/2011

Edaville Railroad welcomes back Festival of Lights, introduces Polar Express
Fall River Herald News
By Linda Murphy A beloved holiday favorite story comes to life as the Polar
Express train ride roars into the station at Edaville Railroad, adding
another attraction to the enchanting Christmas winter wonderland. A new
event this year,

http://www.heraldnews.com/lifestyle/parenting/x1879944670/Edaville-Railroad-welcomes-back-Festival-of-Lights-introduces-Polar-Express

Expansion plans on track for short line railroad
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM
Construction crews are busy working on the West Texas and Lubbock railroad
project, which involves moving an old train station and adding a new repair
yard. Railroad President Ed Ellis said the construction is still ongoing.

http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/Lubbock-Lubbock-railroad-project-train/BLR5QY3ZBE2geiClk2Y2pQ.cspx

Thanksgiving Train Travel: Railroad's Busiest Day | Video - ABC News
Ginger Zee reports on the status of holiday train travel.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/thanksgiving-train-travel-railroads-busiest-day-15013983

Fact Sheet - Iowa Interstate Railroad Train Derailment
A train derailment on October 7 near Tiskilwa resulted in several railroad
cars containing denatured ethanol and corn mash catching on fire and
residual ...

http://www.epa.state.il.us/community-relations/fact-sheets/iowa-interstate-railroad/index.html

Rolling thunder
TriValley Central
The train's journey behind No. 844 began Oct. 29 when it left its home in
Cheyenne, Wyo., for a 32-day, nine-state, 2900-mile trip to honor the rich
railroad heritage of the Southwest. The trip coincided with statehood
centennial celebrations in ...

http://trivalleycentral.com/articles/2011/11/23/trivalley_dispatch/top_stories/doc4ecc2753cd756189769487.txt

7 mudslides affect Seattle-to-Everett train travel
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the railroad on
Wednesday morning
put a moratorium on passenger train service between
Everett and Seattle. For safety reasons, no passenger trains will move on
those tracks until at least Friday ...

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/7-mudslides-affect-Seattle-to-Everett-train-travel-2284650.php

India investigates train fire that killed 7
The Associated Press
Another accident Wednesday involving a collision between a passenger
express train and a cargo train left four people injured. Authorities
blamed the accident in an Orissa state railway station on a faulty signal.
(This version CORRECTS spelling of ...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hMwhH9YfDqhGNE1V4zHbw8tLgqew?docId=bf666a7761ea44cbbfdeec0a3bff7689

Train Accident Victim Remembered as Happy and Fun-Loving
Patch.com
It was during that walk at about 11:30 am a northbound Union Pacific
Railroad freight train struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman, Enrique was walking in the
middle of the train tracks away ...

http://unioncity.patch.com/articles/train-accident-victim-remembered-as-happy-and-fun-loving

SPECIAL EVENTS: Holiday train and trolley rides (11/26-12/18)
Rochester City Newspaper
The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society will host Santa Train
excursions on the Finger Lakes Scenic Railway on Saturday, November 26.
Trips will depart from 8 E. High St., Shortsville at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm,
2:30 pm, and 4 pm Tickets are $12.

http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/events/choice/2011/11/SPECIAL-EVENTS-Holiday-train-and-trolley-rides-11-26-12-18/

Cause of train derailment still being sought; 12 trains delayed
Alpine Avalanche
Around 6:20 am Monday, a Union Pacific Railroad train, loaded with pipe and
going from Los Angeles to Houston, derailed 45 miles west of Sanderson.
There were no injuries, but 12 trains were delayed as a result of the line
being closed.

http://www.alpineavalanche.com/news/article_fbd19cf6-15e7-11e1-b24b-001cc4c002e0.html

Rail crash near Goshen is second this year at crossing
Visalia Times-Delta
Workers rip out train tracks Tuesday near Goshen. The tracks were badly
damaged after a commercial train collided with a dump truck at a rairoad
crossing on Monday. Workers for the San Joaquin Valley Railroad work to rip
out damaged railroad tracks in ...

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20111123/NEWS01/111230306/Rail-crash-near-Goshen-second-year-crossing?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFrontpage

Railroad debate focuses on track removal
North Country Public Radio
Railroad supporters, meanwhile, say a tourist train can coexist with a
parallel trail. As the debate continues to play out, some observers are
asking about the process required to remove the tracks. The Remsen-Lake
Placid Travel Corridor is a 34-mile ...

http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/18821/20111123/railroad-debate-focuses-on-track-removal

Boy struck, killed by train in Little Chute
Appleton Post Crescent
LITTLE CHUTE — A train struck and killed a boy at the Washington Street
railroad crossing in Little Chute about 4:20 am Tuesday, Fox Valley Metro
Police say. The crossing is between Outagamie County OO and State 96.
Police did not identify the victim.

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20111123/APC0101/111230555/Boy-struck-killed-by-train-Little-Chute

Roads will be stuffed for Thanksgiving; early getaway trains today, 
parade ...
The Journal News | LoHud.com
And Metro-North Railroad will be ready with early trains today beginning at
1 pm On Thanksgiving Day, the railroad will run on a modified holiday
schedule, with extra Manhattan-bound service in the morning for those going
to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111123/NEWS01/111230332/Thanksgiving-traffic?odyssey=nav%7Chead

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Live Music: Music Highway Crossroads News!
MHC is only steps away from the Old Country Store and Casey Jones Museum in
the Shoppes at Casey Jones Village. Here are more details on Amy and Chad:

http://music.caseyjonesbulletin.com/2011/11/16/music-highway-crossroads-news.aspx?ref=rss

Woman uses train to kill herself
The Desert Sun
A woman used a Union Pacific Railroad train to kill herself Tuesday
evening
, a law enforcement official said. The Coachella woman's body was
discovered near the railroad tracks along Indio Boulevard at Clinton Street
just after 10 pm, Indio police ...

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20111123/NEWS0804/311230008/Woman-uses-train-kill-herself?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs

Conventional High-Speed Rail Vs. Magnetically Levitated Trains ...
Conventional High-Speed Rail Vs. Magnetically Levitated Trains: Was Maglev
Ever ... It is not every day that I read commentary about that “other”
high-speed rail ...

http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/conventional-high-speed-rail-vs-magnetically-levitated-trains-was-maglev-ever-contention

India investigates train fire that killed 7
Seattle Post Intelligencer
22, 2011 photo, Indian firefighters work to extinguish a fire on the
Howrah-Dehradun Express train between Gomo and Nimiaghat Railway stations
in Jharkhand state, India. A female Australian researcher is among seven
people who died when a fire swept ...

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/India-investigates-train-fire-that-killed-7-2283594.php

Alarm over unguarded trains spreads to Washington, DC
KOMO News
In Skagit County - at 9:30 am on a recent day - a Burlington Northern crew
climbed aboard a train. Until then, the engines had been idling, the
locomotive empty and unlocked for nearly five hours. Jim Weidert lives just
400 feet from the railroad

http://www.komonews.com/news/Alarm-over-unguarded-trains-spreads-to-Washington-DC-134362448.html

Congressional Republicans want to take back high-speed rail funds
Los Angeles Times
4, spectators watch as Amtrak's Capitol Corridor passenger train departs
Davis, Calif. The new business plan for building California's $98-billion
high-speed rail project estimates that between 23 million and 34 million
passengers will use the system ...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-high-speed-money-20111123,0,3164155.story

West Fargo Club trying to keep their hobby alive
WDAY
Freight trains rumble through Fargo-Moorhead of the 1950's on the layout of
the Spud Valley Model Railroad, housed inside an old Train Depot from
Katherine, North Dakota that now resides on the grounds of Bonanzaville in
West Fargo. ...

http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/55168/

'Planes and Trains' exhibit fascinates young, old enthusiasts
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Beyond it, the museum's mammoth SR-71 Blackbird is bearing down on a
miniature of Union Station while small scale trains continually stream by.
Contrasts in transportation are everywhere as the Middle Georgia Model
Railroad Club and the museum present ...

http://www.macon.com/2011/11/23/1795254/planes-and-trains-exhibit-fascinates.html

All shook up in Graceland – and I'm not even an Elvis fan
Globe and Mail
One of the more amusing stops along the interstate is the Casey Jones
Museum and Home, halfway between Memphis and Nashville. Jones conducted the
Cannonball Express, and gained international fame when his engineering
prowess helped him save all aboard ...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/destinations/travel-united-states/united-other-destinations/all-shook-up-in-graceland-and-im-not-even-an-elvis-fan/article2246462/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2246462

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11/22/2011

Chehalis/Centralia Railroad presents The Polar Express Train
The Chehalis/Centralia Railroad offers several different events including
the Pumpkin Train, Easter Train and a Murder Mystery Dinner Train. This
holiday ...

http://www.beautifulfrugallife.com/2011/11/chehaliscentralia-railroad-presents-the-polar-express-train/

Eddie's Rail Fan Page: Kato GS-4 with 10 Car Train
In recent times, I have become a big fan of the Southern Pacific Railroad's
" Daylight" series passenger trains and their unique orange, red and black
color ...

http://eddiesrailroad.blogspot.com/2011/11/kato-gs-4-with-10-car-train.html

Rejected rail funding becomes California's gain
Politico
have said they intend to refocus on improving train service projects in the
Northeast Corridor. A Federal Railroad Association official said large
portions of the $10.1 billion total awarded to high-speed rail programs
nationwide since 2009 are just ...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68973.html

Valpo man dies in fatal train/van crash in Hobart
nwitimes.com
Witnesses said the driver drove around the lowered rail crossing gates at
Main Street. HOBART | A 34-year-old Valparaiso resident has been identified
as the man killed in the train/van crash that occurred Monday at a railroad
crossing near City Hall,

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hobart/valpo-man-dies-in-fatal-train-van-crash-in-hobart/article_84913963-1ec0-5646-bff4-5e7981164fd4.html

Feds Ax High-Speed Funding, Approve Vegas Train Right of Way ...
By James Brasuell
The bad news came in the form of a federal transportation bill that cut off
funding to high-speed rail projects. The good news was a move by the Bureau
of Land Management to approve the right of way for the DesertXpress train
from Victorville ...

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/11/feds_ax_highspeed_funding_approve_vegas_train_right_of_way.php

Franklinville Railroad Station holding open house, Sunday
Gloucester County Times - NJ.com
By Kelly Roncace/Gloucester County Times View full sizeStaff photo by Kelly
RoncaceCarol Coulbourn, (right), and her daughter, Candace, run the train
display inside the Franklinville Railroad Station on Coles Mill Road in
Franklin Township. ...

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/towns/index.ssf/2011/11/franklinville_railroad_station.html

A 16-Year Christmas Tradition Continues as the Seashore Lines Announces the ...
Cape May County Herald (press release)
Everyone is invited to join the railroad in welcoming the arrival of Santa
for his very first seasonal visit to the region. All kids, young and old,
will enjoy the historic and fun train ride with Santa on board, and he'll
visit with everyone during

http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/holiday/court+house/78196-16year+christmas+tradition+continues+seashore+lines+announces+arrival+santa+express

Freight train hits dump truck, driver hurt
San Jose Mercury News
The Fresno Bee ( http://bit.ly/uKJKKn) says the 25-year-old dump truck
driver is hospitalized in serious condition. County Fire Capt. Larry
Stucker says three or four cars in the 17-car San Joaquin Valley Railroad
freight train came off the track but

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_19389915

Elmira Officials Frustrated Over Train Rail Car Derailment
WETM-TV
Elmira, NY - City officials in Elmira said they're frustrated they never
received a call from Norfolk Southern when its train rail car derailed over
the weekend. And now they're looking for answers. A Norfolk Southern Rail
Car is sitting upside down in ...

http://www.wetmtv.com/mostpopular/story/Elmira-City-Officials-Frustrated-Over-Train/WYpjtg8Qa0-IEXxmulrRMQ.cspx

Frankford train tracks are 'deplorable'
Bethany Beach Wave
Railroad spikes are exposed and the wood and blacktop are breaking and
creating potholes. / SCOTT NATHAN/DELAWARE WAVE FRANKFORD -- Concerned
about the "deplorable" condition of the town's five train crossings,
residents and officials have asked state ...

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20111122/DW01/111220308/Frankford-train-tracks-are-deplorable-?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CDelaware%20Wave%7Cs

Polar express train ride 2011 - Review of Great Smoky Mountain ...
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad: Polar express train ride 2011 - See traveler
reviews, 48 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at
TripAdvisor.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g48984-d789016-r120790769-Great_Smoky_Mountain_Railroad-Bryson_City_North_Carolina.html

Small trains are a holiday attraction at the Railroad Museum
PHOTO CREDIT: As part of the Railroad Museum's "Train Time for Santa" event
in 2003, modular (portable) toy train and scale model train layouts were on

http://blogs.sacbee.com/sac_history_happenings/2011/11/whatsmall-train-holidaywherecalifornia-state-railroad.html

Eddie's Rail Fan Page: Southbound Indiana Railroad unit coal train ...
I just had stepped outside of My car, when a southbound Indiana Railroad
unit coal train, passed by on the Union Pacific freight only cut off line
(Formerly ...

http://eddiesrailroad.blogspot.com/2011/11/southbound-indiana-railroad-unit-coal.html

Model train travels to 'Deadwood'
Lompoc Record
A train comes around a corner at Wayne Asbury's home in Vandenberg Village,
where he has built a miniature city in his backyard with trains,
structures, tunnels and miniature people. Wayne Asbury doesn't mind having
a railroad running through his ...

http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/model-train-travels-to-deadwood/article_eeee47e2-14dd-11e1-8b49-001cc4c03286.html

SLOATSBURG — Full train service returns to the Port Jervis line on 
Monday ...
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Metro-North Railroad, which owns the 58.7-mile track and pays NJ Transit to
run the trains on it, said travel times would be slightly longer due to
continuing track work. Running time for inbound trains to Hoboken and New
York Pennsylvania Station will ...

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111122/NEWS03/111220344/Train-service-Port-Jervis-Line-set-resume-Monday?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

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11/21/2011

11/21/2011 4:38:00 PM

11/21/2011

Casey Jones Village Christmas Homecoming Open House ...
Great Southern cooking, historic Casey Jones Museum, beautiful decorations,
live music & more. Visit our Events page on our website for details. Y'all
come to ...

http://tnvacation.com/events/8765/

Authorities identify Union City man killed by freight train
San Jose Mercury News
By Chris De Benedetti UNION CITY -- Authorities have identified a
pedestrian struck and killed Sunday by a Union Pacific Railroad train in
Union City. Enrique Cisneros, 20, of Union City, died after being struck by
a northbound freight train as he ...

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19385006

Deals For Bachmann Trains Tweetsie Railroad Ready-to-Run Large ...
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Kids Can Get Creative at Model Train Clinic Saturday, Dec. 3 as Part of Walter ...
MarketWatch (press release)
21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club
will host a model train clinic on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Walter P.
Chrysler Museum
in Auburn Hills. Participants can stop by at any time
between 10 am - 2 pm The event is part of ...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kids-can-get-creative-at-model-train-clinic-saturday-dec-3-as-part-of-walter-p-chrysler-museums-holiday-exhibition-2011-11-21

Politicians railing about high-speed trains
Chicago Daily Herald
By Marni Pyke Whizzing through the French countryside on a high-speed rail
TGV train at 200 miles per hour. Rumbling along on Metra's BNSF Line's 5:04
pm express train at 70. Speeding between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph
— most of the time.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111121/news/711219931/

Bullet train's slow trip to San Diego
SignOnSanDiego.com
A high-speed rail system is one obvious possibility. But the problems
surrounding the bullet train proposal now in the works grow almost daily.
San Diego's place in that plan is typical of those problems. Though it is
not high-speed rail, the existing ...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/nov/21/bullet-trains-slog-through-san-diego/

Find the Season's Best Santa Train Rides at NorthPoleTrains.com
PR Web (press release)
In Massachusetts, seven million twinkling lights form the backdrop for
Edaville USA Railroad's Festival of Lights. Christmastime train rides are a
long-standing Southern tradition. Georgia's Blue Ridge Scenic Railway hosts
daylight Santa Express trains

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8975069.htm

Victim Identified in Fatal Pedestrian-Train Accident
Patch.com
By Zoneil Maharaj Enrique Romero, 20, was struck and killed by a train on
Nov. 20, 2011 along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Smith Street.
Friends and family described him as a happy and loving individual. Courtesy
photo The victim of a fatal ...

http://unioncity.patch.com/articles/victim-identified-in-fatal-pedestrian-train-accident

Train strikes minivan in NW Ind.; 1 dead, 1 hurt
Chicago Tribune
AP A train struck a minivan at a northwestern Indiana railroad crossing,
killing a man and seriously injuring a woman. Both were riding in the
minivan that collided with the freight train about 1:30 pm Monday in
Hobart, about 5 miles southeast of Gary. ...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-train-minivancoll,0,6033014.story

Polar Express Carson City Train Sold Out; 7.500 tickets purchased
Carson Now
More than 7500 riders will board the magical holiday train on the Virginia
and Truckee Railroad, the only officially licensed Polar Express event in
the region this holiday season. “We knew the train would be a strong
holiday attraction,” said Candy ...

http://carsonnow.org/story/11/21/2011/polar-express-carson-city-train-sold-out-7500-tickets-purchased

One hurt when train hits dump truck near Goshen
Fresno Bee
By Lewis Griswold - The Fresno Bee A train hit a dump truck today at an
unprotected rail crossing near Goshen in Tulare County. The San Joaquin
Valley Railroad train hit the dump truck, injuring the driver of the truck,
derailing some train cars and ...

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/11/21/2623195/one-hurt-when-train-hits-dump.html

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11/20/2011

11/20/2011 4:43:00 PM

11/20/2011

Train fans track down Cheshire show
Meriden Record-Journal
CHESHIRE - Cheshire High School was transformed into a toy train
enthusiast's paradise on Sunday. For five hours, three large rooms were
filled with tables of trains and railroad-related merchandise. The show, a
Cheshire Band Association fundraiser, ...

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/cheshire/article_9d8c8484-13f9-11e1-b9f1-001cc4c002e0.html

Railway tracks may become exclusive bus lanes
The Daily Yomiuri
There are strong calls for resumed train services as early as possible. If
the BRT system is introduced on the railroad routes, it will become
unnecessary to rebuild railway tracks. Only such simple facilities as bus
stops are needed,

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111120003930.htm

The State News Railroad Club Train Show and Sale attracts large ...
Inside a room of the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education on
Sunday morning
, train whistles blew and children cheered as model trains
barrelled ...

http://www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2011/11/railroad_club_train_show_and_sale_attracts_large_family_audience

Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Union City
San Jose Mercury News
By Malaika Fraley UNION CITY -- A pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday
by a Union Pacific Railroad train in Union City, according to the railroad
company. The crew of a northbound freight train noticed a person walking in
the center of the tracks,

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19379163

Tracks back to normal, crash cause unknown
Chicago Sun-Times
BY DAVE GATHMAN dgathman@stmedianetwork.com November 20, 2011 5:02PM Work
crews continue to cleanup and fix Friday an area where a Canadian National
Railway train derailed Thursday morning. November 4, 2011 | Michael
Smart~Sun-Times Media ELGIN — As

http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/8929092-418/tracks-back-to-normal-crash-cause-unknown.html

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train on Smith Street
Patch.com
By Zoneil Maharaj A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train
near Smith Street in Union City this morning. The collision was reported at
about 11:30 am on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks about 75 yeards away
from Smith Street,

http://unioncity.patch.com/articles/pedestrian-struck-and-killed-by-train

City Council: Is Maricopa on track for railroad 'Quiet Zone?'
TriValley Central
In 2005, the Federal Railroad Administration recognized that a train's horn
blast could have a negative effect on a community if residential areas are
adjacent to the rail line. The FRA adopted new regulations which allowed
local governments to

http://trivalleycentral.com/articles/2011/11/20/maricopa_monitor/top_stories/doc4ec68f4c19746672461243.txt

Not a railroad article but a special mention :)

Meet our youngest donor: Casey Jones

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Freight train hits car in Independence, kills female passenger
Blue Springs Examiner
By The Examiner staff - localnews@examiner.net A passenger in a Ford Escort
was killed early Sunday morning when the car's driver drove around a
railroad crossing gate and was struck by a freight train. Independence
police said the Escort was

http://www.examiner.net/news/law/x505720682/Freight-train-hits-car-in-Independence-kills-female-passenger

One dies when train hits car in Indy
Kansas City Star
A freight train struck a car this morning in Independence, killing a
passenger of the car and injuring two others. Independence police said the
driver of a Ford Escort drove around a flashing railroad gate about 1 am at
tracks on Pleasant Street near ...

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/20/3276576/one-dies-when-train-hits-car-in.html


Large crowds greet Santa Train
TriCities.com
Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier - Conner Brooks is held by his mother,
Keri Bentley, who has been to the Santa Train for the past 24 years. Earl
Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier - Hunter Austin, 8, from Wise, Va., walks
the railroad tracks in St.

http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/nov/20/large-crowds-greet-santa-train-ar-1471388/

TOY TRAIN / MODEL RAILROAD SHOW – Duluth News Tribune ...
TOY TRAIN / MODEL RAILROAD SHOW Duluth News Tribune LIONEL, MARX and many
other types of Model and Toy Trains will be operating all day! Railroad ...

http://railwaymodel.org/toy-train-model-railroad-show-duluth-news-tribune/

11/18/2011 - PHOTOS: Special Train Trip Emphasizes Railroad ...
PHOTOS: Special Train Trip Emphasizes Railroad Crossing Safety posted
November 18, 2011. Railroad crossing safety was the theme for special
excursion to ...

http://chattanoogan.com/articles/article_213774.asp

Union Pacific Railroad Deploys Track Renewal Train on Nebraska ...
Union Pacific Railroad Deploys Track Renewal Train on Nebraska Project
Railroad News.

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37714

Residents: Train crossings 'deplorable'
Delmarva Daily Times
The tracks are pretty heavily traveled, and there's also been train
derailments along this corridor as well, Bunting said. Having grown up not
too far from these railroads, he said he's quite familiar with them. "Even
though the crossings are important ...

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20111120/NEWS01/111200307/Residents-Train-crossings-deplorable-

Torrington officials hope to have train service returned to city
Torrington Register Citizen
The line to Torrington was operated by the Naugatuck Railroad, and many
industrial stops are still present. A train station in the heart of
Torrington was torn down last winter due to years of neglect and disrepair.
In addition to repairs needed on the ...

http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2011/11/20/news/doc4ec895035c6ff413360319.txt

Train hits woman on hike to waterfall
Record-Searchlight
A Union Pacific freight train struck and injured a woman who was hiking on
the railroad tracks to Mossbrae Falls in Dunsmuir on Saturday. UP spokesman
Aaron Hunt said the woman was trespassing on railroad property when she was
hit about noon. ...

http://www.redding.com/news/2011/nov/19/no-headline---north_state_in_brief/

Model railroad donated to hospital's pediatric wing
Gainesville Times
As a way to pass the time, he built intricate model trains and railroads.
"He would build these models that looked just like the real thing," Russell
Tether said. After retiring in the late '80s, Tether devoted much of his
time to his hobby,

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/59474/

Special delivery: After 4 years, historic rail car joins Old Town Keller
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Susan McFarland KELLER -- After four years of planning and saving, and
the cracking and peeling of several thousand pounds of crawfish, Old Town
Keller welcomed a 55000-pound, 81-foot passenger car from a Rock Island
Railroad train from the early ...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/19/3539114/special-delivery-after-4-years.html

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11/19/2011 4:56:00 PM

11/19/2011

Freight train strikes woman on hike to Mossbrae Falls in Dunsmuir
Record-Searchlight
By Record Searchlight staff A Union Pacific freight train struck and
injured a woman who was hiking on the railroad tracks to Mossbrae Falls in
Dunsmuir today. UP spokesman Aaron Hunt said the woman, who was hiking with
her husband and two children, ...

http://www.redding.com/news/2011/nov/19/freight-train-strikes-woman-hike-mossbrae-falls-du/

Railroad magic arises at two sites
Allentown Morning Call
There is magic on display at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum's "Glory &
Triumph: Trains Made America" exhibit, which opened Saturday and runs
through July 31. It includes a fantastic array of model train layouts, but
railroad lore is just as

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/carpenter/mc-paul-carpenter-trains-20111120,0,7132075.column

Tri-Rail ridership surging, as rail cars are aging
Palm Beach Post
"I think some of the people who defected to the express buses will be back
on the train once they realize that they're going to be stuck in traffic
like everyone else," said Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold. The trains
become especially cramped when ...

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/tri-rail-ridership-surging-as-rail-cars-are-1981598.html

The Lower Pearl River Valley Train Museum:
Picayune Item
They developed their railroad tracks with the lay of the land as much as
possible. The result was that Picayune at one time had many railroad tracks
and coal loaders. Picayune was a 'helper location' for trains leaving the
swamps of La.

http://picayuneitem.com/lifestyles/x1295777104/The-Lower-Pearl-River-Valley-Train-Museum

Train hits stalled truck near Brookston
Duluth News Tribune
A Culver, Minn., woman escaped serious injury when her stalled truck was
hit by a train on a railroad crossing near Brookston. A Culver, Minn.,
woman escaped serious injury when her stalled truck was hit by a train on a
railroad crossing near Brookston

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/215187/

Events in the Village!: Open House Schedule of Events! Come see us!
Casey Jones Village. Homecoming Open House. 2011 Schedule of Events.
Friday, November 25th: Old Country Store: Santa Claus throughout the
weekend

http://events.caseyjonesbulletin.com/2011/11/18/open-house-schedule-of-events-come-see-us.aspx?ref=rss

Officials uncertain about timetable regarding new Joliet train station
Chicago Sun-Times
The Obama administration has been pushing for development of high-speed
rail while Republicans in Congress have questioned whether the federal
government should be pouring more money into passenger train service.
“Our project is not necessarily

http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/8927982-418/officials-uncertain-about-timetable-regarding-new-joliet-train-station.html

"Stop Hunger" Express train rides on the Black River & Western aid Flemington ...
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
The rides went from Flemington to Ringoes and back to Flemington, where the
train continued on to the Unity Bank office (itself a former Central
Railroad of New Jersey station) to unload the food and take it to the
pantry. Families from near and far

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2011/11/post_494.html

A night of stargazing on railroad trestle left one Liberty student dead, one ...
Richmond Times Dispatch
Railroad crews face the daily risk of unintended tragedy. Even if there's
time to pull an emergency break, it's often too late to stop. On Thursday
night
, the Norfolk Southern train travelled 750 feet past the north end of
the trestle before coming to ...

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/nov/18/2/one-killed-railroad-trestle-ar-1467732/

December the 2nd is the day to meet Santa and ride the Christmas Train
Examiner.com
Tis the season to be jolly and once again, Irvine Park Railroad's annual
Christmas Train and Santa will be in the park, starting on December 2nd.
The train will depart from the "brightly lit station" at 5:00pm, taking
family and friends on an

http://www.examiner.com/city-guide-in-anaheim/december-the-2nd-is-the-day-to-meet-santa-and-ride-the-christmas-train

St. Lawrence, Clarkson suffer losses
WatertownDailyTimes.com
It was almost fitting that Clarkson ended the game going scoreless on a
major, because Golden Knights coach Casey Jones felt a lack of execution on
the power play was one of the reasons for Friday's loss. The Golden Knights
went 1 for 7 and are just 2 ...

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20111119/SPORTS03/711199914/-1/sports

Est. 1885: Old Rail Depot New Home for Gas Workers
WKBN/WYFX-TV
... of the Appalachian Mountains on a rural road is the Forest Inn. It's
been around since 1885, when Charles English, then a lumber company owner,
opened it as a train depot and hotel, where railroad workers would stay
between trips in Trout Run.

http://www.wkbn.com/content/news/local/story/Est-1885-Old-Rail-Depot-New-Home-for-Gas-Workers/YMR1SWyZmUue8GnoVbtYig.cspx

Santa Train packed and ready to roll
TriCities.com
The train trip is also a significant undertaking for CSX Corp., which
provides rail transportation services to 23 eastern states and Washington,
DC
, according to Tori Kaplan, the Florida-based firm's associate vice
president of corporate social ...

http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/nov/19/santa-train-packed-and-ready-roll-ar-1469753/

Massive Union Pacific Train Derailment in Topeka, KS - Railroad ...
TOPEKA, KS – Thirty-two rail cars jumped the tracks in a massive Union
Pacific train derailment in Topeka, KS on Monday, November 14, 2011. Union
Pacific ...

http://www.zimbio.com/Railroad+Worker+News/articles/h3Qe7KxNRTd/Massive+Union+Pacific+Train+Derailment+Topeka

LowestPrice Bachmann Trains Tweetsie Railroad Ready-to-Run ...
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Columbia Star Dinner Train plans special Christmas rides
Columbia Daily Tribune
The train, which in July began running thrice-weekly rides between Columbia
and Centralia on Columbia's COLT Railroad, is holding three special rides
— dubbed the Children's Christmas Express — for the holidays. One ride
will be noon Dec.

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2011/nov/19/columbia-star-dinner-train-plans-special/

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11/18/2011 5:31:00 PM

11/18/2011

MBTA closes half of Saugus drawbridge for emergency commuter rail repairs
The Boston Globe
The shutdown means all commuter rail trains on the Newburyport/Rockport
Line will be delayed two to 10 minutes under a formally adjusted schedule
that begins Monday morning. Less predictable delays have been in effect
since Nov.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2011/11/19/mbta-closes-half-saugus-drawbridge-for-emergency-commuter-rail-repairs/7XCIQpL6QLKcR2gwto8ReN/story.html

A Now-Rare Tunnel Accident Claims a Worker's Life
New York Times
Work has been suspended in the tunnel, but officials do not expect a
significant delay on the project, which will eventually allow Long Island
Rail Road trains to travel to Grand Central Terminal, giving riders easier
access to the East Side of ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/nyregion/sandhog-killed-in-railroad-tunnel-accident.html

The Polar Express, The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad's Seasonal Service to ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum admission is included with all train excursion
tickets. Without train excursion admission is $9 for Adults and $5 for
Children. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is an excursion railway
providing memorable scenic trips

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/496551

Sacramento Press / Railroad Museum to Showcase a “Small Train ...
By Traci Rockefeller Cusack
Widely known as North America's most popular railroad museum, the
California State Railroad Museum has exciting plans to dazzle, delight and
engage post-Thanksgiving visitors with a special “Small Train Holiday”
focus on November 25

http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/60354/Railroad_Museum_to_Showcase_a_Small_Train_Holiday_on_1125_26

Liberty University student killed by train ID'ed | WSLS 10
A freshman Liberty University student was killed on a railroad trestle
Thursday night.

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/nov/18/2/one-killed-railroad-trestle-ar-1467732/

Durbin: STB Taking a Closer Look at Canadian National in Light of Recent 
Train ...
eNews Park Forest
“Canadian National is required to properly maintain and upgrade the EJ&E
Railway to help avoid accidents like the recent train derailment that shut
down passenger service and renewed concerns about the increased
transportation of hazardous materials ...

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/28967-durbin-stb-taking-a-closer-look-at-canadian-national-in-light-of-recent-train-derailment.html

Historic locomotive to stop in Yermo
Desert Dispatch
844 is the last steam train purchased by Union Pacific Railroad. The
locomotive was in operation until 1957, where it was then saved from being
scrapped in 1960 to be used for special service. Aaron Hunt, spokesperson
for Union Pacific, said the train ...

http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/yermo-11982-historic-locomotive.html

BLM clears VV-to-Vegas train route
Desert Dispatch
DesertXpress has already passed multiple hurdles this year, including
environmental approval from the Federal Railroad Administration and
approval from the Surface Transportation Board. According to a document
detailing the public land use,

http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/vegas-11981-rail-clears.html

US considers legislation on railways' Holocaust activities
Jerusalem Post
The hearing on the Holocaust Rail Justice Act included testimony from Leo
Bretholz, a survivor who escaped from a moving SNCF train bound for
Auschwitz. “SNCF willingly collaborated with the Nazis,” he told the
committee. “Had the company resisted,

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=246059

UPDATE: Student killed on railroad trestle ID'ed
Lynchburg News and Advance
One woman died and another was rushed into surgery late Thursday after an
incident on a train trestle between Amherst County and Lynchburg. Shortly
before 11 pm, a group of five people — three women and two men — were
walking on the trestle spanning ...

http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2011/nov/18/2/one-killed-railroad-trestle-ar-1467732/

Public weighs in on intermodal train, bus station in Rochester
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
... be determined but one design considered closely resembles a past
Rochester railroad station, NY Central Station Union Depot. An open house
Thursday all but ended the public comment phase of a planned intermodal
train and bus station in Rochester.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20111118/NEWS01/111180359/Bergmann-AssociatesIntermodal-Transportation?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

UPDATE: Student killed by train ID'ed
GoDanRiver.com
A train surprised five college students who were stargazing from a railroad
trestle in Madison Heights Thursday night, killing one and leaving another
seriously injured. Hannah Emmaline Williams, of Sanford, NC, was fatally
injured when the train ...

http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2011/nov/18/2/one-killed-railroad-trestle-ar-1467732/

Train kills pedestrian on Amherst County trestle, another woman injured after ...
The Republic
A woman was struck and killed by a train as she walked with a group of
people on a railroad trestle in Amherst County. Another woman was injured
when she jumped from the bridge. County public safety director Gary Roakes
says the accident occurred ...

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/1d666dd6ab0740ffacd7d7d483e63a9b/VA--Train-Pedestrians/

Runaway train
Chicago Tribune
That's not exactly a surprise. We've noted before that, according to the
Congressional Research Service, only two high-speed train lines in the
world break even — one in Japan and one in France. Rail buffs see no harm
in such state assistance. ...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-rail-1118-jm-20111118,0,661018.story

Legendary steam locomotive goes through county
Imperial Valley Press
Dozens of residents and foreigners were close, waiting for the last steam
locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad to come through here Thursday
morning. The train was scheduled to stop here at 8:20 am for maintenance.
By 8:35 am nothing was heard

http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/ivp-news-legendary-steam-locomotive-goes-through-county-20111118,0,897737.story

One killed on railroad bridge
Lynchburg News and Advance
One person died and four were injured in an incident on a railroad bridge
in Amherst County. Shortly before 11 pm, the five were walking along on the
railroad bridge spanning the James River near Riverside Park when a
Norfolk-Southern train came,

http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2011/nov/18/one-killed-railroad-bridge-ar-1467732/

All Aboard! Club Hosts Annual Train Show
Southern Pines Pilot
The Sandhill Central Model Railroad Club will host its 29th annual
pre-holiday train show from noon to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday,
Nov. 20. The show will be held in the Historic Aberdeen Train Depot and
Museum in Aberdeen, for the second year. ...

http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/nov/18/all-aboard-club-hosts-annual-train-show/

Trains program at Allentown museum Sat.
Pocono Record
Pat Browne, who is knowledgeable about railroad history, will also speak.
At 2 pm, the museum's Thomas Fun Room will open featuring Thomas the Tank
Engine. Children can watch model trains, do train art, learn railroad
signals or try a working telegraph

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111118/LOCALENT/111180316/-1/NEWSMAP

The Money Train
Manhasset Press
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is the only commuter railroad in the
United States that offers a pension to employees who retire at the age of
50, if they've worked at the LIRR for at least 20 years. The catch: if a
LIRR employee retires at 50, ...

http://www.antonnews.com/columns/barry/19162-the-money-train.html

UPDATED: One killed on railroad trestle
WSLS
Credit: Parker Michels-Boyce/The News & Advance One woman died and another
was rushed into surgery late Thursday after an incident on a train trestle
between Amherst County and Lynchburg. Shortly before 11 pm, a group of five
people — three women and ...

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/nov/18/one-killed-railroad-trestle-ar-1467732/

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11/17/2011

Metro plans to place limit on hours some rail employees can work
Washington Post
Unlike federal regulations that limit the hours a truck driver, railroad
engineer or pilot can operate a vehicle, train or plane, there are no
federal rules limiting the number of hours that transit employees can work.
The rules for the maximum hours

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/commuting/metro-plans-to-place-limit-on-hours-some-rail-employees-can-work/2011/11/17/gIQAe0vEWN_story.html

SMART supporters turn out for rail rally
Marin Independent-Journal
By Mark Prado Sandra Lupien with the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition speaks
at a rally for the SMART train on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Railroad
Square in Santa Rosa, Calif. About 150 people showed up for the noontime
rally. (IJ photo/Frankie Frost)

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_19358907?source=most_viewed

Family of victim in car-train crash hopes for safer rail crossing
KY3
Missouri state law says motorist must yield to oncoming trains. However,
Brain believes his mom couldn't stop until it was too late. “There are
trees and a lot of things blocking those railroad tracks and you have got
to be able to pull right up to

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-story-ashgrovecrossing-111711,0,7619486.story

Riding the Train for More Crossing Safety
KEYC TV
Police officers, Blue Earth County deputies and state troopers spent a
chunk of Thursday keeping track of, well, railroad crossings. "Through the
city of Mankato we have what we call close calls with our trains and
pedestrians violating the law and ...

http://www.keyc.tv/story/16070120/riding-the-train-for-more-crossing-safety

SMART supporters rally for commuter rail
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By BOB NORBERG North Bay rail advocates rallied Thursday in a show of
support for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system, defending the
commuter train project as a benefit for both the economy and the
environment. About 300 people assembled at Santa

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111117/ARTICLES/111119541

Union Pacific Railroad Deploys Track Renewal Train ... - RailResource
Union Pacific Railroad said on Nov. 15 that it is using a track renewal
train, the TRT 909, on a project to upgrade the line that runs through
Grand Island,

http://www.railresource.com/content/?p=1647

La Crosse picked over Eau Claire for commuter train route
Chippewa Herald
The Federal Railroad Administration says a route running along the
Mississippi River is the most feasible and reasonable for a proposed
high-speed commuter train between the Twin Cities and Chicago. That puts an
end to another option that would have

http://chippewa.com/news/local/article_cf6ff5a6-112b-11e1-876f-001cc4c002e0.html

Congress About to Kill High-Speed Train Program
Fox News
"We are being given a chance to refocus and reform the high-speed rail
program," Shuster said. But Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., an Obama ally and
high-speed rail supporter, said he is confident some money will be found to
keep Obama's train program ...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/17/congress-about-to-kill-high-speed-train-program/

Model train travels to 'Deadwood'
Santa Ynez Valley News
Up to three model trains can run at once on the layout, shaped like a
curved dog bone, that was part of the Central Coast Railroad Festival
earlier this month. A model train collector since he was 5 years old,
Asbury, a retired teacher, has had several ...

http://syvnews.com/lifestyles/recreation/model-train-travels-to-deadwood/article_db7133a0-0ffb-11e1-bc23-001cc4c002e0.html

Rare train runs through Indio today
The Desert Sun
The Union Pacific Railroad's Steam Locomotive No. 844 made a stop in Vail,
Ariz., southeast of Tucson on Nov. 10 as part of a rare tour of the
Southwest. AP Photo/Mamta Popat INDIO — An iconic steam locomotive will
chug through the Coachella Valley

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20111117/NEWS01/111170304/Rare-train-runs-through-Indio-today?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFrontpage

Polar Express trains bring nearly 6000 to Elkins
Marietta Times
"If you're not used to it, it can be like two hours of surfing," said
McCollam, whose troupe of actors also have performed on Durbin & Greenbrier
Valley Railroad murder mystery train excursions. Most of the youthful
passengers are expected to make the ...

http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/151777/Polar-Express-trains-bring-nearly-6-000-to-Elkins-.html?isap=1&nav=5019

A journey on the rails of yesteryear
Allentown Morning Call
An Allentown family, dressed in its Sunday best, boards the Lehigh Valley
Railroad's Black Diamond passenger train and sinks into plush lounge seats,
excitedly anticipating the eight-hour trip to Niagara Falls. Dad might get
a cigar and a snifter of ...

http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/events/mc-trains-heritage-20111116,0,7859872.story

NJ Transit revamps its rail safety program
NorthJersey.com
BY KRISTIE CATTAFI NJ Transit is implementing revised railroad safety
tactics, including its revamped rail safety program that was first
presented to Garfield High School on Nov. 3, a month after a 13-year-old
city boy was fatally struck near the train ...

http://www.northjersey.com/community/134016573_NJ_Transit_revamps_its_rail_safety_program.html

Train remark leads to Pelham evacuation, terror charge against passenger
The Journal News | LoHud.com
PELHAM — A 41-year-old Waterbury, Conn., man was accused of threatening
passengers on a Metro-North train on Monday, causing an unscheduled stop
and evacuation of the train, the railroad said. Erik Cruz was charged by
Metro-North police with reckless ...

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111117/NEWS02/111170371/Train-remark-leads-Pelham-evacuation-terror-charge-against-passenger

French rail firm could face lawsuits from Holocaust survivors
Fresno Bee
The bill would expose the state-owned rail giant SNCF to lawsuits from
victims transported aboard its trains to World War II concentration camps.
The legislation also provokes questions about SNCF's interest in
California's high-speed rail future. ...

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/11/16/2617479/french-rail-firm-could-face-lawsuits.html

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11/17/2011

New Mexico Rail Runner Express train recalls issues with Ohio's 3C train
Examiner.com
Like the Rail Runner Express (RRE) train started in 2006 by former
Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson that was supposed to rekindle ridership by
keeping commuters productive and off the roads, the 3C train proposal was
said by its backers to be Ohio's ...

http://www.examiner.com/government-in-columbus/new-mexico-rail-runner-express-train-recalls-issues-with-ohio-s-3c-train

150 YEARS AGO: New schedule puts northbound train in Centralia in time 
for ...
Columbia Daily Tribune
By Rudi Keller CENTRALIA — A new timetable for the North Missouri
Railroad put the northbound passenger train from St. Louis in town for a
convenient 8 am breakfast at Collier's Hotel. The new schedule gave
passengers an extra hour and 45 minutes each ...

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2011/nov/17/new-schedule-puts-train-in-centralia/?civilwar

Model train show planned in Lansing
Argus Press
EAST LANSING — November is National Model Railroad month and the Lansing
Model Railroad Club is hosting a train show and sale. The annual train
show, one of Michigan's largest, will be held from 10 am to 4 pm Sunday at
the Michigan State University ...

http://argus-press.com/news/community/shiawassee_area/article_229002a6-112e-11e1-900b-001cc4c002e0.html

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11/16/2011

Lansing Model Train Show
MSU State News
The Lansing Model Railroad Club's annual Train Show and Sale will be held
on November 20th, at the Michigan State University Pavilion. Hours will be
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Attractions to include layout exhibits and over
500 tables.

http://www.statenews.com/index.php/calendar/event/ml9rcalg3copuj0e96akuom4q8/?time=1321801200

Thousands turn out to see steam locomotive
Yuma Sun
“And Yuma is still a key part of our railroad.” Even though railroads
have been an integral part of Yuma's history, many young people today do
not share the same affinity their parents or grandparents had for trains,
which is a fact that Richmond said

http://www.yumasun.com/news/yuma-74552-railroad-locomotive.html

Neighbors Wary of Fatal Car-Train Crash Site in Bois D'Arc
OzarksFirst.com
The crash happened Wednesday around 9:45 am The northbound train was
pulling 135 empty coal cars just south of Ash Grove. Sgt. Jason Pace says
there are no lights or arms at the railroad crossing. There is, however, a
white sign on a pole with an "x"

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=555807

Railroad authority investigates threat of unattended trains ...
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is currently investigating the
dangers of unattended freight trains, especially those that carry hazardous
materials,

http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/railroad-authority-investigates-threat-unattended-trains

Special delivery: Old Town gets rail car for train watching platform ...
KELLER- After four years of planning and saving, and the cracking and
peeling of several thousand pounds of crawfish, a special delivery was made
Friday in

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/14/3525035/special-delivery-old-town-gets.html

Train hits abandoned truck in NH
NECN
BEDFORD, NH (AP) — New Hampshire police say a train crashed into a stolen
truck that had been set on fire and abandoned on the railroad tracks in
Bedford. Police say the train crashed into the truck around 4:30 am on
Wednesday morning at the end of

http://www.necn.com/11/16/11/Train-hits-abandoned-truck-in-NH/landing_nation.html?&apID=c47c189e7043482bb8564c7e9b059e1f

Sebring Model Railroad Club holds open house
Canton Repository
The club — and the model railroad — grew. So much so, the club
purchased Sebring Station in order to expand. “The garage was fine for a
nice start,” Sautters said. “But more people wanted to join.” 37
Years the club has owned the train station. ...

http://www.cantonrep.com/life/x1821246012/Sebring-Model-Railroad-Club-holds-open-house

CP's railway to riches?
Macleans.ca
by Chris Sorensen on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:10am - 0 Comments
Canada's two national railroads are as much a part of the country's
landscape as the Rocky Mountains and Great Lakes. Powered by bright red
locomotives, trains operated by Canadian

http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/11/16/railway-to-riches/

Train hits car in Cedar Creek Wednesday morning
Plattsmouth Journal
Cass County Sheriff's Office deputies and members of Louisville and Cedar
Creek Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident scene in Cedar
Creek at 12:20 am A BNSF Railway train had been traveling on the railroad
crossing of Platteview Drive

http://www.cass-news.com/articles/2011/11/16/news/local/doc4ec3dc1722130282716004.txt

Train remark leads to terror charge against Conn. passenger. Evacuation in 
Pelham
The Journal News | LoHud.com
PELHAM — A 41-year-old Waterbury, Conn., man faces a terrorism charge
after he threatened passengers on a Metro-North train Monday, causing an
unscheduled stop and evacuation of the train, the railroad said. The man,
whose identity was not immediately

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111116/NEWS02/111160370/Train-remark-leads-terror-charge-against-Conn-passenger-Evacuation-Pelham

Train Hits Car, Driver Arrested
WOWT
The scene played out just after 12:30 am in Cedar Creek. Investigators say
the driver told them his car had gotten stuck on a set of railroad tracks.
The man ran to safety when he saw a train headed towards him. The collision
pushed his car off the

http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Train_Hits_Car_Driver_Arrested_133947773.html

Suit seeks damages for teen who lost legs in Gloucester City rail 
accident ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
The family of a teenager who lost both legs after he was hit by a train
last year in Gloucester City has sued three railroad companies, the city,
and police, saying they failed to prevent trespassing on tracks that
teenagers often used as a shortcut. ...

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/133935828.html

Officials hail Fostoria's 2nd rail overpass
Toledo Blade
Bob Taft announced Ohio's $200 million railroad "grade separation" program
that would come to include the Fostoria bridges -- were the first to walk
across its sidewalk. Just before the band stepped out, an empty CSX coal
train that had been stopped

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/11/16/Emergency-officials-hail-Fostoria-s-2nd-rail-overpass.html

Memories made at Planes and Trains
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Maybe that is because the history of the United States and the history of
railroads are closely tied together. Think about the Industrial Revolution,
and a train has to come to mind. The railroad industry helped to create new
jobs and opened up the

http://www.macon.com/2011/11/16/1785914/memories-made-at-planes-and-trains.html

All ABOARD
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
The train will then depart Scranton for Binghamton, New York on the former
Lackawanna Railroad's mainline, expecting to cross the historic Tunkhannock
Viaduct between 7 to 7:15 pm Now in its 13th year of operation, the CP
Holiday Train program,

http://www.timesleader.com/AbingtonJournal/community/All_ABOARD_11-16-2011.html

Mississippi River route chosen for high-speed train
Pioneer Press
Selecting it as the preferred route means other possibilities, including
one through Eau Claire, Wis., along the Interstate 94 corridor, are no
longer options, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation and
the Federal Railroad

http://www.twincities.com/ci_19341818

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11/15/2011

SMART supporters to rally against repeal
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
A train station at Railroad Square in Santa Rosa would be one of the stops
on the proposed commute rail line to San Rafael. By BOB NORBERG Supporters
of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system are planning a rally at noon
Thursday at the Railroad

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111115/ARTICLES/111119675

IDOT details U.S. 30 rail overpass plans
nwitimes.com
The Surface Transportation Board in 2008 ruled a grade separation was
needed in Lynwood to prevent traffic tie-ups as Canadian National runs more
trains on EJ&E tracks. The railroad estimated it could someday triple train
traffic there to more than 30 ...

http://www.nwitimes.com/business/transportation/idot-details-u-s-rail-overpass-plans/article_00c64625-f101-5854-9201-e584da12419c.html

FrontRunner accident highlights rail safety
Deseret News
After hearing about a crash Monday involving a FrontRunner commuter train
that left a mother hospitalized and her children injured, she felt
compelled to speak out about the potential danger drivers face at rail
crossings.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394387/FrontRunner-accident-highlights-rail-safety.html

LaHood still waiting for Congress to authorize next-step funding for high ...
Medill Reports: Chicago
In the case of high-speed rail trains, a diesel engine is not a part of the
train. Rather, it runs on electricity. For densely populated regions such
as Chicago, a core express service would boast speeds up to 220 mph.
Medium-density regions would see

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=195262

How ethanol moves and where it's going
Ethanol Producer Magazine
For ethanol producers currently using single manifest modes of transport,
Conn suggests that they could try to collaborate with a neighboring
producer to form a unit train. But he cautions that railroad companies
aren't particularly receptive to this

http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/8323/by-train-by-truck-or-by-boat

Kings County sues high-speed rail agency
OCRegister
Under Proposition 1A, the lawsuit says, state money can pay only for an
electrified, high-speed train. But in order to get the train started, the
authority struck a deal with the Federal Railroad Administration: In return
for a $3 billion grant the ...

http://www.ocregister.com/news/speed-327077-fresno-high.html

TOY TRAIN / MODEL RAILROAD SHOW
Duluth News Tribune
LIONEL, MARX and many other types of Model and Toy Trains will be operating
all day! Railroad layouts from Canada, Wisconsin and Minnesota will be
operating. A variety of layouts can be viewed, including: * A STEAMER TRUNK
with a village inside,

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/calendarEvent/id/77625/date/2011-11-19/

Union Pacific cleaning up rail car derailment near Topeka
Kansas City Star
The railroad expects the tracks to be cleared by late this afternoon and
then crews will replace about 1200 feet of damaged track — 600 feet of
track on each line. Union Pacific didn't know when the line would reopen.
About 60 trains operate over that

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/15/3267292/union-pacific-cleaning-up-rail.html

Woman Parks On Railroad Tracks. Train Hits Her SUV
Police think the music was too loud and she didn't hear the training
coming. No word why she parked on the tracks in the first place.

http://www.kalb.com/story/16039776/woman-parks-on-railroad-tracks-train-hits-her-suv

North Scituate Railroad Depot - Scituate, MA - Train Stations/Depots ...
The North Scituate railroad depot is now part of a strip mall, but the
building still has the general appearance of a station, including a train
canopy that extends

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMD39G_North_Scituate_Railroad_Depot_Scituate_MA

Reducing train deaths means restricting access
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Whether by accident or suicide, New Jersey is experiencing an uptick in the
number of people killed by trains. There were 16 people killed by trains in
New Jersey in 2007, according to Federal Railroad Administration data. ...

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20111115/OPINION03/311150009/Reducing-train-deaths-means-restricting-access

Metro-North offers free rides to commuters on Port Jervis line
Times Herald-Record
The railroad will reimburse NJ Transit for its share of lost ticket
revenue. Only about half of the railroad's rush-hour crowd of 1800 stuck it
out with the interim bus-train and train-bus-train service that Metro-North
devised to circumvent the 14 ...

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111115/BIZ/111150324/-1/SITEMAP

Central Valley county sues to stop state from building bullet train there
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Rosenberg Proving again just how big a challenge the state faces in
building a $99 billion high-speed train project, the Central Valley county
where the railroad construction is to start sued to block the plan Monday.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_19336343

Hillcrest train on the move soon
Clovis News Journal
It's headed for the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum at 221 W. First St. Joe
Bennett, a local house mover whose father originally moved the train in
1954 when the Santa Fe railroad gave it to the city, has agreed to move the
locomotive. ...

http://www.cnjonline.com/news/move-45697-hillcrest-soon.html

Victim's name still not released in fatal train collision in Downers Grove
Suburban Life Publications
By Staff reports Downers Grove police are still not releasing the name of a
woman who was killed along the Main Street railroad crossing intersection
Wednesday night, shutting down trains along the Burlington Northern-Santa
Fe line for more than two

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/romeoville/newsnow/x267837380/Victim-s-name-still-not-released-in-fatal-train-collision-in-Downers-Grove

Follow this North Texas train of thought
Fort Worth Star Telegram
In order to work, the commuter train would need the use of rail lines owned
by BNSF, a Fort Worth-based company that currently gives Amtrak access to
its rails for passenger service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth.
Railroad officials reportedly

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/14/3525495/follow-this-north-texas-train.html

Ethanol Train Terminal to Open in Birmingham
Domestic Fuel
Birmingham, Alabama is going to be the new home of an ethanol unit train
terminal located on the BNSF Railway, owned by BlendStar, LLC, a subsidiary
of Green Plains Renewable Energy. The new terminal will have 160000 barrels
of storage and accept

http://domesticfuel.com/2011/11/14/ethanol-train-terminal-to-open-in-birmingham/

Santa Special train brings spirit of season alive
Worcester Telegram
Imagine 25 Christmas bells ringing nonstop — all the way back to the
train station! A magical moment of the holiday season. The Valley Railroad
Company operates Essex Steam Train & Riverboat attractions year-round from
its main station in Essex. ...

http://www.telegram.com/article/20111114/WORCESTERLIVING/111149998

Ski train's first stop was Hot Sulphur Springs carnival
Sky Hi Daily News
... sports carnivals of Hot Sulphur continued to attract more attention and
tourists through the years, peaking in the 25th Annual Hot Sulphur Springs
Winter Carnival and the Rocky Mountain News sponsored Snow Train on the
Denver and Salt Lake Railway.

http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20111114/NEWS/111119979/1079&ParentProfile=1067

Union Pacific's Historic Train No. 844 Coming to Riverside
Examiner.com
No. 844 was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad and
was delivered in 1944. A passenger locomotive, it pulled such widely known
trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and
Challenger. ...

http://www.examiner.com/city-buzz-in-riverside/union-pacific-s-historic-train-no-844-coming-to-riverside

150 YEARS AGO: Conductor finds runaway Jefferson City slave on train
Columbia Daily Tribune
LOUIS — A runaway slave from Jefferson City was found hiding under the
seats of the daily Pacific Railroad passenger train. Conductor Charley
White found the “live contraband” a short time before the train reached
the city, the St. Louis Daily

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2011/nov/14/conductor-finds-runaway-jefferson-city-slave/

GPRE expands blending capability with 96-car unit train terminal
Ethanol Producer Magazine
Unlike the other terminal locations, which have 31 or less rail car spots,
the new terminal has the ability to receive a full 96-car unit train of
ethanol, which can be offloaded within 24 hours, said Jim Stark, vice
president of investor and media

http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/8318/gpre-expands-blending-capability-with-96-car-unit-train-terminal

Investigation continues into train derailment
YNN
"We're just so fortunate that it was a very low speed, the trains in that
area are going less than 10 miles an hour. It's not like when this rail car
rolled off it pile drived, like a missile, into the dirt. It didn't do
that. It just. ...

http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/563768/investigation-continues-into-train-derailment

Privately Owned Train Cars -- A Better Way to see America
Forbes
But, for a small subset of the wealthy, these pale compared with the
romance of owning their very own, sumptuously-appointed passenger railroad
car. And we're not talking here about train cars that sit in some pole
barn, but cars that travel the

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tombarlow/2011/11/14/privately-owned-train-cars-a-better-way-to-see-america/

Metro to Hold Public Meetings on Expo Line
Patch.com
The meetings will allow people to see and comment on preliminary designs
for the western phase of rapid rail service, to be built largely on the
railroad right of-way laid down in 1875 for steam train service from Los
Angeles
to the beach.

http://marvista.patch.com/articles/metro-to-hold-public-meetings-on-expo-line

Everything Is Shovel-Ready In China
Seeking Alpha
These trains run on a specialized elevated roadway built out of concrete
with almost no curves and very little grade. It goes through hills which
can't be moved out of the way. Huge equipment as well as massed manual
labor was used in the railroad ...

http://seekingalpha.com/article/307638-everything-is-shovel-ready-in-china

Antiques and Collectibles: It's a model hobby
Post-Bulletin
Collecting model trains and railroad cars can be very entertaining.
However, there are a few things you should consider before you start.
First, you need some first-hand experience, Spitzer says. "I have spent
numerous hours watching and studying ...

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1475211

High speed rail: California transit agencies aim to integrate lines to 
create ...
Progressive Rail Roading
In order to provide more robust service, ACE will need to build a dedicated
passenger-rail corridor. The agency currently operates along a Union
Pacific Railroad line, and “continuing to add passenger trains and speed
them up on a freight line that's

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/high_speed_rail/article/High-speed-rail-California-transit-agencies-aim-to-integrate-lines-to-create-a-multimodal-state-network--28777

Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train and Giveaway - Daytripping ...
This will be the 4th year in a row that we have made our way up to the
Irvine Park Railroad Christmas train to visit Santa and participate in all
of the fun activities.

http://daytrippingmom.com/2011/11/irvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-and-giveaway/

Engineering rail safety: Committee addresses fatalities
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Photos by DOUGLAS BOVITT/COURIER-POST One thing's certain about a showdown
between a person standing on railroad tracks with tons of iron bearing down
on them: The train wins every time. The people on the tracks might be
playing chicken, attempting a

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20111114/NEWS01/311140019/Engineering-rail-safety-Committee-addresses-fatalities?odyssey=nav%7Chead

The New England “Football Train”
Railroad.net - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
by christopher-mahoney on November 13, 2011 For most people, there is no
connection passenger rail and football, but the Boston Globe has pointed
out that for some New England Patriots fans, trains play a key role in
their favorite Sunday pass time. ...

http://www.railroad.net/the-new-england-football-train-376.html

Union Pacific Train Derails in Sacremento
Railroad.net - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
Luckily, the wreckage was able to be cleaned up by later in the morning and
crews were able to remove the blockage from the metal pipes and fallen rail
cars. It should be considered good news, any time injuries or serious
damages are avoided in a train ...

http://www.railroad.net/union-pacific-train-derails-in-sacremento-377.html

on the train
YouTube
The nonprofit Bordentown Heritage hosted Railroad Days, a weekend of model
train displays, art, books and history along Farnsworth Avenue and Prince
Street on Nov. 12 and 13. The Southeaster Pennsylvania Railroad Society
showcased a G-scale display

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq65iPJhjJg

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11/13/2011 9:46:00 AM

11/13/2011

On comeback track
Worcester Telegram
Flagman Joe Gillespie watches a Grafton and Upton Railroad train go through
North Grafton into Upton with a delivery. (MARK C. IDE) By Bradford L.
Miner TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF NORTH BROOKFIELD — Abandoned for four
decades, a 4.2-mile track bed, ...

http://www.telegram.com/article/20111113/NEWS/111139772/0/business

Events in the Village!: Marketplace 11/16 with Jackson Christian ...
MarketplaceNovember16th2011 Here's information on a great ladies' event to
be held at Casey Jones Museum Wednesday, November 16th with the Jackson

http://events.caseyjonesbulletin.com/2011/11/04/marketplace-1116-with-jackson-christian-womens-connection.aspx

Bluegrass Railroad Club's trains help Southern Lights shine
Lexington Herald Leader
The model-train display at Southern Lights is in its 18th year. "We never
put the layout together the same way twice," said Bob Larger, a past club
of Bluegrass Railroad Club. In the Godzilla scene, created by a founding
member of Bluegrass Railroad ...

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/13/1957902/bluegrass-railroad-clubs-trains.html

Torrington train service supporters hope rails will soon run again
Torrington Register Citizen
By RICK THOMASON TORRINGTON — The tracks that once carried the Naugatuck
Railroad into Torrington fell silent in 2009. Re-enactors portraying
Abraham Lincoln and Samuel Clemens stepped off the last train on March 30
of that year.

http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2011/11/12/news/doc4ebf510813ede055277579.txt

Oregon: Additional Trains with No Additional Service
Railroad.net - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
The trains are currently being built at Talgo's Wisconsin plant at the cost
of $37 million. Five high-speed Talgo trains are currently operating in the
rail corridor between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, BC and are greatly
responsible for reviving

http://www.railroad.net/oregon-additional-trains-with-no-additional-service-375.html

Union Pacific train coming to town
Yuma Sun
“We could have had all the copper and all the other natural resources in
the world, but it took the railroads to ship it out to where the buyers
were,” Dunne said. “The railroad, in a way, gives us a chance to honor
all our Arizona (institutions) like

http://www.yumasun.com/news/union-74466-locomotive-railroad.html

Trains, history and art draw crowds to Bordentown City
phillyBurbs.com
Phil Hatrak of the South Eastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society
assembles a G-scale model train display in the basement of First
Presbyterian Church of Bordentown. The display was part of Railroad Days, a
two-day festival held in Bordentown City ...

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/trains-history-and-art-draw-crowds-to-bordentown-city/article_cfc4cfc0-26b4-5fc4-8e10-fd98534f1ff3.html

California's high-speed rail system is going nowhere fast
Washington Post
THINGS JUST WENT from bad to worse for high-speed passenger rail in
California. After the Golden State's voters approved a $9 billion
bullet-train bond issue in 2008, officials said they could build an
800-mile system by 2020, for $35.7 billion.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/californias-high-speed-rail-system-is-going-nowhere-fast/2011/11/08/gIQAKni2IN_story.html

One killed when NJ Transit train collides with car in Belmar
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
By Eugene Paik/The Star-Ledger BELMAR — One person is dead after a
vehicle collided with a commuter train at the 8th Avenue railroad crossing,
NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. said. The train, #4729 on NJ Transit's
North Jersey Coast Line,

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/one_person_dead_after_nj_trans.html

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11/12/2011 3:09:00 PM

11/12/2011

Weekend LIRR Service Changes
Patch.com
Buses will also replace train service between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma
stations all day Saturday through 6:30 am Sunday while work is performed to
renew the railroad crossing at Ocean Avenue in Ronkonkoma. Visit
www.mta.info for details. ...

http://farmingdale.patch.com/articles/weekend-lirr-service-changes

Judge Nixes Bullet Train Route Through South Bay
NBC Bay Area
By Chris Roberts Such a bullet train could get you from Los Angeles to San
Francisco
in under three hours. There's no money in the budget to build the
California High Speed Rail Authority's bullet train that would link
southern and northern California.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Judge-Nixes-Bullet-Train-Route-Through-South-Bay-133707593.html

PTC: Railroads attempt to get a better handle on positive train control ...
Progressive Rail Roading
By Jeff Stagl, Managing Editor With the federally mandated implementation
deadline a little more than four years away, dozens of US freight and
commuter railroads continue to work on multiple fronts to develop, test and
implement their positive train ...

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/c_s/article/PTC-Railroads-attempt-to-get-a-better-handle-on-positive-train-control-implementation--28778

Asbestos fraudsters can 'hear the train a-coming'
West Virginia Record
One of the standard comic devices of old silent films was a car racing
alongside a railroad track, trying to beat a fast-moving train to the
crossing. The car and the train reach the crossing at what seems to be the
exact same moment, but somehow the

http://www.wvrecord.com/arguments/239629-asbestos-fraudsters-can-hear-the-train-a-coming

Model train enthusiasts to display their passion at Will Rogers
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The 27th annual Holiday Train Show is 10 am-5 pm today and 10 am-4 pm
Sunday
at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall at the Will Rogers Memorial
Center in Fort Worth. Admission is $8; children 12 and under are free.
Railroad art and memorabilia and a ...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/11/3519676/model-train-enthusiasts-to-display.html

Model train enthusiasts to display their passion at Will Rogers
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The 27th annual Holiday Train Show is 10 am-5 pm today and 10 am-4 pm
Sunday
at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall at the Will Rogers Memorial
Center in Fort Worth. Admission is $8; children 12 and under are free.
Railroad art and memorabilia and a ...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/11/3519676/model-train-enthusiasts-to-display.html

Go and Do: Miniature worlds — Young conductors and dreamers of any age ...
Lewiston Sun Journal
Give a dreamer— a Woody Guthrie or Jack Kerouac or Wes Anderson— a
train, and you get great art back. So I was happy to find on a recent visit
to the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn that imagination and
enthusiasm are in bountiful supply.

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/bplus/2011/11/13/go-and-do-miniature-worlds-%E2%80%94-young-conductors-and-dreamers-any-age-welcome-ext

Girard Township being asked to close rail crossing
The State Journal-Register
By RHYS SAUNDERS GIRARD — Railroad officials and the Illinois Commerce
Commission are offering Girard Township $725000 to close a railroad
crossing because of high-speed train safety concerns. Officials would have
to agree to put permanent barriers on

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x363500054/Girard-Township-being-asked-to-close-rail-crossing

Historic locomotive stops in Benson during tour of the southwest
Sierra Vista Herald
While exact dates and times are subject to change, the train is expected to
be taking a 32-day, nine-state tour that will honor the railroad's rich
heritage in the Southwest. The last time Engine 844 came through Arizona
was in 1976 for the country's

http://www.svherald.com/content/news/2011/11/12/233681

MTA could bring Metro North trains to Penn Station
A MetroNorth Railroad train in this file photo. Photo credit Craig Ruttle |
A MetroNorth Railroad train in this file photoFeb 8 2011 ...

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/mta-could-bring-metro-north-trains-to-penn-station-1.3317052

Sold-out Polar Express trains bring nearly 6000 to Elkins
Charleston Gazette
A 2004 Warner Bros. movie about a magical, North Pole-bound train is
helping to bring nearly 6000 visitors to Elkins during the next four weeks.
The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad is one of 30 excursion railroads
across the country to offer ...

http://wvgazette.com/topStories5/201111120075

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11/11/2011 10:59:00 PM

I have not stopped this blog I just relocated most of the posts to the archives and will be starting here on out... My main email account was hit by a spam worm this weak, I was hit by some kind of sinus flu ... my ears were full sinuses below my eyes nasal back of my neck was swollen I just could not function well and was mood swinging horribly from the pain .. Thank the Lord, that has pass still an earache to battle and win, and some dizziness issue.. I am still moody at times too especially if woken up .. But, I will try to get this back to normal postings as I can but when an 11 year old email account is jeapardized it takes a long time to relocate everything out of it including 300 some yahoogroups.. What a mess.. I still 400 people to try to contact it appears I lost some friends for good over the deal .. very bad bad last couple of weeks for me.. Then my own group of feral cats had to be naughty and keep invading my sisters garage and garbage next door as I chased them around in the rain that turned to snow with a sinus infection with no hat and gloves or coat.. did not realize it was gonna turn to snow I usually am on top of the weather too .. so yep had my week! ...
I'll resume normal postings as much as I can.. I just am glad those railroad tracks were saved! That made me so happy after such a miserable couple of weeks.
- Casey Heinzism
"DNatureofDTrain"

Man Killed By Train Driving Through Rail Road Crossing Guard ...
EL PASO, Texas -- Police said a driver disregarded the railroad crossing
arms before a train struck his car, killing him. Thursday, November 10,
2011
.

http://www.kvia.com/news/29737904/detail.html

All Aboard the South Coast Railroad Museum's Candy Cane Train ...
Miniature train runs Nov. 24 to Dec. 24, and the 'Toy Trains and Teddy
Bears!' display opens Nov. 25.

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/111111_south_coast_railroad_museum_candy_cane_train/

Rail accident closes Interstate I-81 in Syracuse
Wall Street Journal
Syracuse police say no gas has been released from the tanker, one of two
cars at the back of the New York Susquehanna and Western Railway train that
ran off a track alongside the highway near Syracuse University. They say
anyone headed to Friday's ...

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5267a728e2b74799a792900b23648b5e.html

Historic railroad visits Tucson
FOX11AZ.com
A ride aboard a 1940s era locomotive. Union Pacific railroad is sending a
historic steam engine through Arizona to help celebrate the state's
upcoming centennial. The train made whistle stops in Vail and Tucson today
and we hopped on for a ride. ...

http://www.fox11az.com/news/local/Historic-railroad-visits-Tucson-133719583.html

Person killed by A-train in Carrollton
Lewisville Leader
"Our best advice is for people to understand that a rail corridor is a rail
corridor. People should expect a train anytime. People can't depend on the
A-train schedule because we're also testing new cars. The Federal Railroad
Administration says

http://www.lewisvilleleader.com/articles/2011/11/11/lewisville_leader/news/9697.txt

'The car is gone' witness tells 911 after Oakland Park Tri-Rail crash
Sun-Sentinel
By Danielle A. Alvarez, Sun Sentinel Panic and fear could be heard in the
voices of people who witnessed a dramatic crash involving a Tri-Rail train
and a car that was stuck in its path on the railroad tracks. The Broward
Sheriff's Office has released ...

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/oakland-park/fl-train-car-911-calls-20111111,0,5839419.story

Robert Mann Gallery Presents Richard Steinheimer: A Passion for Trains
Broadway World
Well-known to railfans, Steinheimer was undeniably a pioneer in the world
of railroad and train photography. Taking up the camera seriously in the
years following World War II, he was influential in precipitating a move
away from the conventional ...

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Robert-Mann-Gallery-Presents-Richard-Steinheimer-A-Passion-for-Trains-20111111

Stars Come Out to Tell Train Riders Not to Smoke
New York Times (blog)
But railroad officials decided a touch of star quality could ensure that
passengers pay more attention to recordings that can often be dismissed as
white noise. “It's not enough to make the announcements,” said Mitchell
Pally, an agency board member

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/stars-come-out-to-tell-train-riders-not-to-smoke/

Festival celebrates Bordentown City's railroad legacy
phillyBurbs.com
The city's first Railroad Days, a two-day festival of train displays, art,
history, ceremonies and books, will celebrate the 180th anniversary of the
maiden voyage of the world's oldest steam engine. On Nov. 12, 1831, the
John Bull locomotive departed ...

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/festival-celebrates-bordentown-city-s-railroad-legacy/article_117b0b67-4908-5d96-a519-f05a2898de7c.html

MTA smoking ban targets train platforms
YNN Hudson Valley
Sunday is the first day of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new
smoking ban on Metro North and Long Island Railroad train platforms.
Smokers like Oglesby of Peekskill face a fine of $50 for lighting up while
waiting for their train to arrive

http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/top_stories/563476/mta-smoking-ban-targets-train-platforms

Car, train collide in Lowell
Charlotte Observer
By April Bethea A man faces driving-while-impaired and drug charges after a
car-train collision this morning in Lowell. The collision occurred just
before 3:20 am today at the intersection of South Main and Railroad streets
in the Gaston County town.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/11/2765813/car-train-collide-in-lowell.html

Railroad hopes to repair damaged bridge piling in Bayou Rapides crossing in ...
Alexandria Town Talk
A cracked support beam for the Union Pacific railroad bridge over Bayou
Rapides near downtown Alexandria is seen earlier this week as a train
crosses the bridge. The beam is visible from the bicycle trail that passes
under the bridge.

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20111111/NEWS01/111110311

Judge: Bullet train must ax route through South Bay, Peninsula, for now
San Jose Mercury News
He said it also needs to examine how Peninsula residents and roads would be
handicapped by freight trains running closer to properties. The same thing
has happened before. The cities first sued in August 2008, and a year later
Kenny ordered the rail ...

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_19312258

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11/10/2011 5:25:00 PM

11/10/2011

Grenada Railway stops plans to abandon track - Regional Wire - SunHerald.com
http://www.sunherald.com/2011/11/10/3565828/grenada-railway-stops-abandonment.html

But, Please still if you know of any small businesses that need to use rail service between Memphis, TN and Canton. TN encourage them to use Grenada Railway so they can get out of debt, and the tracks will not be endangered again! A Special Thanks to everyone who has been helping! :)

We managed to stop the abandonment for now, now business and shippers who want to see the rails which have the history of Jones Last run, the Panama breaking record speeds, and original city of new orleans train route... Have to bring their businesses to the railroad line between Canton, TN and Memphis, TN .. or that historical route will be lost.. many of the small towns on the route can not lose this business that is about all that is left as well to mark the existence of some of these old towns.. Keep this rails along and hopping with trains passenger and or freight!

- Casey Heinzism
"DNatureofDTrain"

Green Plains' BlendStar to Build New 96-Car Unit Train Terminal
MarketWatch (press release)
The terminal is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012 and
will be served exclusively by the BNSF Railway. "We believe Birmingham is a
significant growth market, and development of this unit train terminal is a
part of our ongoing effort ...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/green-plains-blendstar-to-build-new-96-car-unit-train-terminal-2011-11-10

Double-track rail project on schedule
New Straits Times
To curb illegal crossings, 200 crossings for motorists and pedestrians are
being built along the train alignment. Level crossings for vehicles at rail
tracks will be replaced by road overhead bridges. Double tracks ensure
smoother rides as trains for ...

http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/double-track-rail-project-on-schedule-1.4288

Cat survives being struck by train in Lyons
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers
On Halloween afternoon, the Wertz's cat, Red, was struck by a train and
lived. Glen Musser of Lyons witnessed Red's accident which occurred behind
the Wertz family home. The railroad lines are just behind the Wertz's home.
“He was over on Railroad

http://www.berksmontnews.com/articles/2011/11/10/kutztown_area_patriot/news/doc4ebc23bfd58f7537167714.txt

Joliet woman struck, killed by train in Downers Grove
Suburban Life Publications
By Staff reports The Downers Grove Police Department is investigating the
cause of an accident on Wednesday night that killed a pedestrian walking on
the railroad tracks at the Main Street train crossing. Downers Grove Police
Lt. Mike Willison said the

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lisle/news/police_and_fire/x76459022/Joliet-woman-struck-killed-by-train-in-Downers-Grove

In light of death, police urge safety at train crossings
TribLocal
By Brian Slodysko TribLocal reporter Today at 1:44 pm Police are reminding
pedestrians to follow basic rules at railroad crossings following the death
of a 51-year-old Joliet woman who was struck and killed by a freight train
in Downers Grove Wednesday

http://triblocal.com/joliet/2011/11/10/in-light-of-death-police-urge-safety-at-train-crossings/

Smoking Ban Begins Sunday on LIRR Platforms
Patch.com
New state law extends smoking prohibition to the outdoor railroad
platforms, ticketing and boarding areas. By Tara Conry No smoking allowed,
effective Nov. 13 Lou Minutoli-FirstOnScenePhotos Lighting up a cigarette
while waiting for the train to arrive ...

http://malverne-westhempstead.patch.com/articles/smoking-ban-begins-sunday-on-lirr-platforms

TSA to Help Probe Burlington Northern's Reported Security Lapse
Bloomberg
By Julie Bykowicz - Wed Nov 09 21:06:13 GMT 2011 A Seattle television
station report said people were able to board a Burlington train carrying
sulfuric acid when the railroad left a locomotive unlocked and unguarded
for six hours one night.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-09/tsa-to-help-probe-burlington-northern-s-reported-security-lapse.html

Model Train Railroad – The Favorite Hobby For Big Boys | My Tango ...
Building a model train is a hectic process, which is best left to the
experts. It requires a lot of expertise and time on the designer?s part as
they need to focus on ...

http://www.ericlindgrentango.com/blog/model-train-railroad-the-favorite-hobby-for-big-boys

NJ task force aims to reduce fatalities at railroad crossings
Asbury Park Press
An NJ Transit train pulls into the Red Bank station. NJ Transit police say
they want to stop people from walking around lowered crossing gates. / MARY
FRANK/NJ PRESS MEDIA 2009 NEWARK — As if to emphasize the need for a
newly formed rail safety task

http://www.app.com/article/20111110/NJNEWS/311100022/NJ-task-force-aims-to-reduce-fatalities-at-railroad-crossings

Unattended Trains A Potential Threat To Spokane Area
KXLY Spokane
But because more than 60 trains pass through Spokane every day, a stolen
train no matter what the cargo poses a threat to the community. "So we will
work with the FRA, (Federal Railroad Administration) to make sure those
situations do not repeat,"

http://www.kxly.com/news/29732451/detail.html

Rail snow plan to trim Cape Ann storm trains
Gloucester Daily Times
By Stephanie Bergman Staff Writer ROCKPORT — A new plan for the way the
MBTA commuter rail system handles rough winter weather will mean fewer
trains to and from Rockport and Gloucester during storms. But other changes
are expected to speed the

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x447662037/Rail-snow-plan-to-trim-Cape-Ann-storm-trains

Railroad to Be Built Towards Soekarno Hatta Airport
BeritaJakarta.com
Jakarta Provincial Government will gives support in form of railroad
procurement needed. “We will adapt if needed. But clearly, there is an
agreement regarding route locations of this train. The train will enters
two lanes through Tangerang and

http://www.beritajakarta.com/2008/en/newsview.aspx?idwil=0&id=21072

10 Injured in South Florida Tri-Rail Train ... - Injury Lawyers News
Legal news for Florida train accident lawyers: A vehicle and a train
collided in Broward County, injuring 10 people on the train.

http://nicolehowley.visionsmartnews.com/10-injured-in-south-florida-tri-rail-train-vehicle-crash_5695.html

Train deaths drive new approach to safety
NorthJersey.com
Two teenage boys were also struck and killed by a train while trespassing
on a trestle in Wayne the day before Cabaj's death. And a pedestrian was
killed Wednesday by an Amtrak train in Hamilton even as the rail safety
committee was meeting.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/133594758_Train_deaths_drive_new_approach_to_safety.html

High-speed rail board says plan is 'new beginning'
San Francisco Chronicle
When the California High-Speed Rail Authority released the long-awaited
revision of its business plan, officials heralded the report as "a new
beginning" for efforts to build the nation's first railroad with trains
running at speeds up to 220 mph.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/09/MNH91LRJL8.DTL

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11/10/2011 3:20:00 PM

11/10/2011

Who Will Pay For, Build and Ride the High Speed Rail Train Of California?
Black Voice News
The price tag of building the high speed rail system in California has
already gone up in cost from $39 billion to $98 billion and not one shovel
has been put into the ground nor engine built to move the train. There is
no doubt that in order to build ...

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Who Will Pay For, Build and Ride the High Speed Rail Train Of California?
Black Voice News
The price tag of building the high speed rail system in California has
already gone up in cost from $39 billion to $98 billion and not one shovel
has been put into the ground nor engine built to move the train. There is
no doubt that in order to build

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Who Will Pay For, Build and Ride the High Speed Rail Train Of California?
Black Voice News
The price tag of building the high speed rail system in California has
already gone up in cost from $39 billion to $98 billion and not one shovel
has been put into the ground nor engine built to move the train. There is
no doubt that in order to build

http://www.blackvoicenews.com/commentary/hardy-l-brown/47035-who-will-pay-for-build-and-ride-the-high-speed-rail-train-of-california.html

Train tracks remain open for business
Mail Tribune
In 2008, shippers balked when CORP boosted its rates and cut its number of
trains, and freight stopped running over the line. The rail line, which
traverses the Siskiyous, and is sometimes covered with snow in winter, has
not been a money-maker for ...

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111108/NEWS/111080328/-1/NEWSMAP


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11/09/2011

11/9/2011 10:22:00 AM

11/09/2011

NJ transportation officials search for ways to derail train-related fatalities
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
... deaths on the tracks, a pedestrian stepped into the path of a train
traveling nearly 135 mph in Hamilton. There could be no clearer sign the
New Jersey Safety at Railroad Crossings Leadership Oversight Committee has
its work cut out for it.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/amid_suicides_nj_transportatio.html

Model Railroad Club Open House
WHIZ
Model trains are a popular hobby, but for a select few, it's more than just
a pastime. For decades, the Zane Trace Model Railroad Club has worked on
its display. Club president Brian Harrier said the public is invited to an
open house to see the trains ...

http://www.whiznews.com/content/news/local/2011/11/09/model-railroad-club-open-house

Train hits pickup truck, killing Pa. man, 81
Lebanon Daily News
Police in central Pennsylvania say an elderly driver was killed when a
freight train hit a pickup truck. Officials told WNEP-TV (
http://bit.ly/rWn4yS) that 81-year-old Robert Young of Nescopeck went
around railroad barriers in Catawissa at about 10 am ...

http://www.ldnews.com/state/ci_19301774

NJ Transit hopes rail safety plan will become model
NorthJersey.com
A memorial is set up near the site where a Garfield boy was killed by an NJ
Transit train. The "template for the nation" will be known as E-Cubed
because it will involve three components: education, engineering and
enforcement, Simpson said at

http://www.northjersey.com/news/NJ_Transit_hopes_rail_safety_plan_will_become_model.html

TSA to Help Probe Burlington Northern Security-Lapse Report
BusinessWeek
... the railroad owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The
report, which aired earlier this week, said people were able to board a
Burlington train carrying sulfuric acid when the railroad left a locomotive
unlocked and unguarded for six

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-09/tsa-to-help-probe-burlington-northern-security-lapse-report.html

Buffett's Burlington Faces US Probe Amid TV Report on Security
BusinessWeek
The report, which aired yesterday, said people were able to board a
Burlington train carrying sulfuric acid when the railroad left a locomotive
unlocked and unguarded for six hours one night. KOMO quoted unidentified
Burlington workers who said moving

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-09/buffett-s-burlington-faces-u-s-probe-amid-tv-report-on-security.html

CSX train kills pedestrian near Emerson Street crossing
Florida Times-Union
The railroad crossing just east of Philips Highway on Emerson Street where
a pedestrian was killed Wednesday morning. By Clifford Davis A CSX train
struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday morning near the Emerson Street
railroad crossing, according to ...

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-11-09/story/csx-train-kills-pedestrian-near-emerson-street-crossing

Despite findings, BNSF claims its trains are safe
KOMO News
The investigation showed an intruder would have plenty of time to get the
train moving down the track or to case the tank cars full of flammable
liquid petroleum gas. The railroad routinely leaves running trains
unattended to allow crews who've hit 12 ...

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/133514723.html

Steam power drives train out of history, across New Mexico
Silver City Sun News
844, the last steam engine built for Union Pacific Railroad, is making its
way across the state in honor of the New Mexico Centennial. Dubbed the
"Land of Enchantment
Centennial Special," the train will make stops in
Deming and Lordsburg today before ...

http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_19296016

COLTON: Officials cheer start of rail crossing construction
Press-Enterprise
Interrupted occasionally by the blasting of train horns, local, state and
federal representative congregated for a ceremony at the Colton Crossing,
where the north-south BNSF Railway tracks cross the east-west line of the
Union Pacific Railroad.

http://www.pe.com/local-news/transportation-headlines/20111108-colton-officials-cheer-start-of-rail-crossing-construction.ece

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11/8/2011 11:04:00 AM

11/8/2011

Construction begins on Colton rail crossing
San Bernardino Sun
... meaning the city will become quieter, less polluted and less prone to
the train-caused traffic backups, said a slate of dignitaries who hailed
the project as a successful partnership between many government agencies as
well as the two railroads.

http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_19292334

10 Injured in South Florida Tri-Rail Train, Vehicle Crash
Justice News Flash
Broward County, FL — Ten people were injured Sunday, November 6, 2011,
when a Tri-Rail train collided with a car in Oakland Park. The train crash
occurred just before 7 pm on the CSX railroad tracks at Commercial
Boulevard, just went of Interstate 95, ...

http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2011/11/08/10-injured-in-south-florida-tri-rail-train-vehicle-crash_201111088986.html

Historic steam locomotive to stop in Gilbert on centennial tour
Arizona Republic
The train also will make stops in Tempe (at 2:15 pm Saturday) and Phoenix
(from 9 am to 5 pm Sunday and Monday at Phoenix Rail Yard on Seventh
Street, south of Chase Field). The mayor said he was thankful for the
organizers for having facilitated "the

http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2011/11/08/20111108gilbert-steam-locomotive-centennial-stop-saturday.html

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Spice Ghouls and Igor Freak Show ...
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Spice Ghouls and Igor dancing on Main Street
during the Last Ghost Train of 2011 Season on 10-29-11 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zIJqw5boqo

California State Railroad Museum: Riding the train to see the other ...
By Bruce Newman
California State Railroad Museum: Riding the train to see the other trains.
Posted on November 8, 2011 by Bruce Newman. An Amtrack train outside Davis,
Calif., just south of Sacramento | Russell Neches/Flickr. Most out-of-town
visitors to the

http://roadjournals.viamagazine.com/2011/11/08/california-state-railroad-museum-riding-the-train-to-see-the-other-trains/

David Letterman's Son, Harry, Celebrated 8th Birthday With Durango & 
Silverton ...
Huffington Post
David Letterman's son Harry celebrated his eighth birthday with a train
ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) on
Saturday, The Denver Post reports. 7News reports that the Letterman family
rode a private train from

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/david-lettermans-son-harr_n_1082445.html

Train hits 18-wheeler on tracks in Roanoke
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Roanoke police Sgt. J. Miller said neither the truck driver nor Union
Pacific Railroad workers were injured when the train struck the semi-truck
about 8:20 pm Tuesday. Miller said the accident investigation is not
complete but initial reports said the ...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/08/3509286/truck-train-collision-in-roanoke.html

This turkey won't fly ... on the rails
Calaveras Enterprise
A secret you as a taxpayer should know: Railroad managers make a
distinction between costs "above the rail" and "below the rail," the latter
including tracks and all of the extensive physical plant that isn't a
train. Watch for flim-flam: Rail ...

http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/opinion/article_1371504a-0a3f-11e1-84aa-001cc4c002e0.html

Locomotive burns in Hollister
KSPR
At 4:03 am Tuesday, the Western Taney County Fire District was dispatched
to a report of a locomotive on fire near the Waste Water Treatment Plant on
Railroad Ave in Hollister. When units arrived, the train was not found and
crews had to wait briefly ...

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/ky3-locomotive-burns-in-hollister-20111108,0,3618418.story

Whose number is next in Drunken Driving Lottery?
Carroll Daily Times Herald
Following a fatal pedestrian-train accident on the Union Pacific Railroad
line the sergeant said: “When you walk down the bed of a train track and
pick up body parts it gives you new respect for the power of a train.”
The same is true with automobiles.

http://www.carrollspaper.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=12943

Local Digest Around the Northwest
The Seattle Times
Seattle police were on the scene and BNSF Railway has been asked to stop
trains temporarily, Moore added. Police said the woman was crossing the
railroad tracks in an area that isn't open to the public and is not a legal
railroad crossing.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016713550_dige08m.html

Woman struck by train, killed in South Seattle
The Seattle Times (blog)
They say she was crossing the railroad tracks in an area that isn't open to
the public and is not a legal railroad crossing. A woman in her early 20s
was struck and killed by a Sounder Train Monday evening in the 5500 block
of Airport Way South, ...

http://today.seattletimes.com/2011/11/woman-struck-by-train-killed-in-south-seattle/

Photos: Visiting The Secret Train Platform Beneath The Waldorf-Astoria
Gothamist
If it was such an important historical artifact, then why is is painted MTA
blue, when FDR's private train was green? Because while it may be an nice
piece of railroad history, it's got nothing to do the 32nd president. I've
seen a couple of stories ...

http://gothamist.com/2011/11/07/photos.php

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11/7/2011 1:17:00 PM

11/7/2011

msnbc.com U.S. & World News - Is Obama's rail initiative a 'train to ...
High-speed train plan draws little enthusiasm as California costs soar.

http://world-news.newsvine.com/_news/2011/11/07/8678381-is-obamas-rail-initiative-a-train-to-nowhere

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train 2011 Part Of Thriller Dance - YouTube
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train 2011. Spice Ghouls, Igor and other Characters
dancing on Main Street to Thriller on 10-29-11 the last Ghost train Night
of the ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cr8cY_jAps&feature=related

Tweetsie Railroad Last Train Ride of 2011 Part 1 of 2 - YouTube
The Last Train Ride of the 2011 Season Part 1 of 2 at the Hold-Up with
Trooper Boggs tied up, the Cowboys Jasper, Rusty Nails, Sundance ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adKTqsFVgE8

Passenger thought train derailed, but it hit a car stuck on the tracks
Orlando Sentinel
The day after a Tri-Rail train struck a car stuck on the tracks at
Commercial Boulevard and Interstate 95, setting it afire and injuring 11
passengers, investigators were trying to determine how the driver wound up
with his Jetta on the tracks. ...

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/fl-train-versus-car-folo-20111107,0,5001468.story

2 killed after train hits ATV
Ynetnews
Two people were killed Monday afternoon when the all terrain vehicle (ATV)
they were riding was struck by an Israel Railways passenger train. The ATV
was on the railroad tracks between Hadera and Emek Hefer when it was hit by
the northbound train.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4145195,00.html

Ethanol Spill Contained in Pasco Rail Yard
ABC News
Two trains collided in a railroad yard at Pasco, causing two locomotives
and 10 rail cars to derail early Monday, spilling 10000 gallons of ethanol
and some corn syrup. Emergency responders plugged the punctured tanker of
fuel additive just before noon ...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ethanol-spill-contained-pasco-rail-yard-14900027

Celebration to mark centennial of Keys railroad
Palm Beach Post (blog)
22, 2012, 100 years after the inaugural train rolled through the island
chain and arrived at Key West. From the press release: “When the Over-Sea
Railroad train made its first journey in 1912 it connected the previously
isolated Florida Keys with the ...

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/travelsmart/2011/11/07/celebration-to-mark-centennial-of-keys-railroad/

Man killed by Amtrak train at Burlington
KOMO News
A man was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak train Monday morning in
Burlington. Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Railroad, says the man walked away from a business and residential area to
the tracks at about 9:40 am in

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/133375698.html

Train stop has extra meaning for Tupper Lakers
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
TUPPER LAKE - Rail supporters gathered at the train depot Saturday to watch
Adirondack Scenic Railroad officials replace the first tie in a campaign to
raise enough money to change all the ties between here and Saranac Lake.
Saturday was the train's ...

http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/527586/Train-stop-has-extra-meaning-for-Tupper-Lakers.html?nav=5008

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Lancaster Newspapers
Ben Williams and his son, Ted, partnered up with Hans Redenhauser, all of
Elizabethtown, set up a Civil War encampment at the Railroad Museum's
Trains and Troops event this past weekend. Homefront reenactors (from left)
Bev Barbe, of Lancaster;

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/493169_A-special-salute.html

Canadian Pacific Railway announces 2011 U.S. Holiday train show at Steamtown NHS
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
The musicians have been chosen, the whistle stops selected and the lights
soon will be hung on the boxcars with care for Canadian Pacific Railway's
(CPR) US Holiday Train and its goodwill journey for food shelves across the
United States.

http://www.timesleader.com/AbingtonJournal/news/Canadian-Pacific-Railway-announces-2011-US-Holiday-train-show-at-Steamtown-NHS.html

Obama rail initiative a 'train to nowhere'? - US news - msnbc.com
Soaring costs and years-long delays are threatening to sink not just
California's bullet-train project but also the entire national high-speed
rail initiative ...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45153941/ns/us_news/t/obamas-rail-initiative-train-nowhere/

Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train & Special Activities | Amtrak ...
In celebration of Amtrak's 40th anniversary, America's Railroad is taking
an Amtrak Exhibit Train on tour of the Pacific Northwest and California.
The Exhibit Train ...

http://sacramento365.com/event/detail/441429228/Amtrak_40th_Anniversary_Exhibit_Train_Special_Activities

Late Night Freight Train in Victoria - Australian Railways, Railroads ...
Two Pacific National "NR class" class diesel locomotives with a Perth to
Melbourne container freight train pass through Little River station ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDfTHJmlnks

Clinton Central Model Railroad Club Train Meet Calendar ...
Clinton Central Model Railroad Club Train Meet. Sun, November 6, 2011 @ 9:
00AM. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mill Hall Volunteer Fire Hall, Water Street; admission
charged ...

https://www.lockhaven.com/page/calendars.detail/cal/4/event/7760/Clinton-Central-Model-Railroad-Club-Train-Meet.html?d=11%2F06%2F2011

Man Killed When He Walks In Front Of Train
KJCT8.com
Medina said it appeared that the train's engine had already passed before
the man walked onto the tracks. Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Mark Davis
said the crew of the train didn't know they had hit someone until they were
contacted by police. ...

http://www.kjct8.com/news/29701531/detail.html

Details scant on death of man hit by train
Buffalo News
Erie County sheriff's deputies responded shortly after 7 am to a report of
a male hit by a train on railroad tracks between Sullivan and County Line
roads, just south of Broadway. Deputies did not provide any further
information late Sunday.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/police-courts/police-blotter/article623026.ece

Tri-Rail running on schedule after Sunday collision
MiamiHerald.com
Tri-Rail trains are running on schedule after an accident on Sunday night
shut down service until 4 am Monday morning. Shortly before 7 pm Sunday a
Tri-Rail train crashed into a vehicle. A northbound passenger train hit a
vehicle on the CSX railroad ...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/07/2490640/tri-rail-running-on-schedule-after.html

Catch a train for the holidays
Lancaster Newspapers
By CAROLE DECK Once upon a time in the village of Garden Spot, a group of
young-at-heart train enthusiasts began to build a railroad. Before long, as
more and more villagers came aboard, the Garden Spot Village Train Club was
born.

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/492926_Catch-a-train-for-the-holidays.html

Is Obama's rail initiative a 'train to nowhere'?
msnbc.com
By Alex Johnson Reporter President Barack Obama's high-speed rail
initiative is in danger of turning into the big train that couldn't. As
part of the economic stimulus plan of 2009, Obama pushed through more than
$8 billion in initial funding to extend

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45153941/ns/us_news/

The rhythm of the rails leave a lasting impression in Bluefield
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The railroad and NRHS chapters organized the Centennial Limited excursion
train from Bluefield to Iaeger and back with a stop in Kimball for
photographers like me to get off the train and photograph the mighty J-611
steam locomotive as it punched

http://bdtonline.com/columns/x471033188/The-rhythm-of-the-rails-leave-a-lasting-impression-in-Bluefield

Model train show and sale attracts hundreds
Parkersburg News
By JOLENE CRAIG (jcraig@newsandsentinel.com) , Parkersburg News and
Sentinel PARKERSBURG - The Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club expected as
many as 400 children and adults for its 16th annual Model Train Show and
Sale in the student activities ...

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/553852/Model-train-show-and-sale-attracts-hundreds.html?nav=5061

Hell on Wheels Series Premiere Review: Western Plains, Trains, and Gunslingers
TV Fanatic
There has to be something more to Durant than just the railroad. Of course,
it is the gritty backdrop of the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad
that draws all of its characters together, each with a particular purpose
and struggle.

http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/11/hell-on-wheels-review-pilot/

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11/6/2011

Train tracks remain open for business
Mail Tribune
In 2008, shippers balked when CORP boosted its rates and cut its number of
trains, and freight stopped running over the line. The rail line, which
traverses the Siskiyous, and is sometimes covered with snow in winter, has
not been a money-maker for ...

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111108/NEWS/111080328/-1/NEWSMAP

SOOOOOOOOO Good - Review of Casey Jones Village, Jackson ...
Casey Jones Village: SOOOOOOOOO Good - See traveler reviews, 21 candid
photos, and great deals for Jackson, TN, at TripAdvisor.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g55123-d597922-r119954743-Casey_Jones_Village-Jackson_Tennessee.html

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11/6/2011

10 hurt when Tri-Rail train hits vehicle in Oakland Park
MiamiHerald.com
By Diana Moskovitz A Tri-Rail train collided with a vehicle Sunday night in
Oakland Park, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Shortly before 7
pm, the northbound passenger train hit the vehicle on the CSX railroad
tracks at Commercial Boulevard, ...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/06/2490152/10-hurt-when-tri-rail-train-hits.html

Train Show Rolls into Austintown
WKBN/WYFX-TV
Hundreds spent the day at the Youngstown Model Railroad Association 2011
Open House. It's happening at the Association's Club at the corner of
Raccoon Rd. and Four Mile Run Rd. Model trains of all shapes and sizes are
on display on more than 100 miles ...

http://www.wkbn.com/content/news/local/story/Train-Show-Rolls-into-Austintown/f3B4mkdwaUe5lltQYskEzg.cspx

Copley man dies after hitting train
Akron Beacon Journal (blog)
“The train had already gone by,” Pace said. “The truck didn't
explode; it was just in flames.” Pace said the neighborhood is dark at
night, but that's never been a problem before. White signs with black
lettering form an X indicating a railroad ...

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/copley-man-dies-after-hitting-train-1.244105

Train buffs view historic steam locomotive in NM
Austin American-Statesman
The Associated Press ALAMOGORDO, NM — Train buffs got a chance to view an
historic Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive over the weekend as it passed
through southern New Mexico. The locomotive, built in 1944 as the last
steam-powered locomotive ...

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/train-buffs-view-historic-steam-locomotive-in-nm-1953797.html

Elgin Train Derailment is Only the Latest in Disaster Linked to CN Railroad
Examiner.com
According to the Chicago Tribune, “The husband, Jose Tellez, was with his
wife and their daughter on June 19, when a Canadian Northern Railway
Company train with 114 cars including 74 tankers filled with ethanol
derailed as it traveled from Freeport to ...

http://www.examiner.com/homeland-security-in-chicago/elgin-train-derailment-is-only-the-latest-disaster-linked-to-cn-railroad

Man Killed By Freight Train
KMGH Denver
Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Mark Davis said the crew of the train
didn't know they had hit someone until they were contacted by police. The
Grand Junction-bound freight train then stopped while police conducted
their investigation. ...

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/29697106/detail.html

Springfield man dead after train runs over him
Chicago Tribune
AP Authorities say a 54-year-old man who was lying on railroad tracks in
Springfield was killed when a train ran over him. The (Springfield) State
Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/saXYtD) reports that the man was pronounced
dead early Saturday at the

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-trainfatal-spring,0,1763969.story

Passengers ride rails on old Southwest Virginia train route
TriCities.com
She said she and the children she was with wanted to ride the train from
Roanoke to be able to roll past their home. “The train goes through all
the time,” she said. “We've driven on the road on one side and you see
the railroad tracks on the other ...

http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/nov/06/passengers-ride-rails-old-southwest-virginia-train-ar-1438151/

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train 2011 Train Ride - YouTube
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Ride on 10-29-11 Last Night of Ghost Train
for the 2011 Season. Riding Car #4. Revenge of Professor ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOpyUS3Xeak

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Pulling out of Town 2011 - YouTube
Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train Pulling out of town on the last night for
Ghost Train Season 2011. 10-29-11.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b7VRyH4KYw

Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family Favorite “Small Train ...
Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is a
complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as
North America's

http://www.csrmf.org/events-exhibits/whats-new/railroad-museum-to-showcase-a-family-favorite-small-train-holiday-on-november-25-a-26

Man pulls wreck victim off railroad track as train barrels through ...
Norb Krzak, 49, Loganville, pulled Bradley Neal Fleming, 25, Elberton, off
the railroad track near Carlton Oct. 22 just before a train barreled into
this wrecked

http://www.madisonjournaltoday.com/archives/4609-Man-pulls-wreck-victim-off-railroad-track-as-train-barrels-through.html

Man pulls wreck victim off railroad track as train barrels through ...
Norb Krzak, 49, Loganville, pulled Bradley Neal Fleming, 25, Elberton, off
the railroad track near Carlton Oct. 22 just before a train barreled into
this wrecked ...

http://www.madisonjournaltoday.com/archives/4609-Man-pulls-wreck-victim-off-railroad-track-as-train-barrels-through.html

Take this bullet train. Please
Los Angeles Times
By Richard White So, the California High-Speed Rail Authority was wrong.
The bullet trains from Anaheim and Los Angeles to San Francisco will not
cost $34 billion as originally estimated, or $43 billion as the authority
insisted just two years ago, ...

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-white-railroaded-20111106,0,7483888.story

Many enjoy model train show in Austintown
Youngstown Vindicator
... waited for the trains to reappear after disappearing around a curve or
through a tunnel. Once a year, the public is invited to view the work of
the members of the Youngstown Model Railroad Association at an open house
offered over three weekends.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/nov/06/many-enjoy-railroad-show/

All aboard Amtrak's anniversary train
Sacramento Bee
The Exhibit Train is docked at Old Sacramento State Historic Park, along I
Street. Tour hours are 10 am to 4 pm today. If the young ones get restless,
look for Chugginton Depot in front of the California State Railroad Museum.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4033590/all-aboard.html

Red Line weekend services interrupted
Boston Herald
By Herald staff Red Line passengers accustomed to quick and easy train
rides climbed aboard MBTA buses with trepidation yesterday, the first day
of four months of weekend train diversions caused by rail repairs. Riders,
who normally speed in and out of

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1378749&srvc=home&position=emailed

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11/5/2011 10:26:00 PM

All aboard: Model railroad club in the works
Reedsburg Times Press
The train is electrically wired to have both lights and sound and is one of
the larger options for model trains. Alicia Abercrombie / Times-Press If
you're a Reedsburg-area resident interested in electronics, railroads,
model trains, history, ...

http://www.wiscnews.com/reedsburgtimespress/entertainment/article_6d1f4446-07c2-11e1-a39c-001cc4c03286.html

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11/5/2011 1:47:00 PM

11/5/2011

Kids, adults chug over to Columbia Gorge Model Railroad show, open every ...
OregonLive.com
By Molly Harbarger, The Oregonian View full sizeRoss William Hamilton/The
OregonianGrandfather and grandson look down at the model train world
created by the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club during the first day of
the club's four-week train show. ...

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/11/kids_adults_chug_over_to_colum.html

Fever River Railroad hosts fall open house
Freeport Journal-Standard
By Jane Lethlean Like many young children, Adam Weddle loved to play with
trains. When he was a boy, he was able to attend a Fever River Railroad
event to watch these toy trains in action. He got hooked on trains, so much
so, that today as an adult he ...

http://www.journalstandard.com/events/x1461853076/Fever-River-Railroad-hosts-fall-open-house

Many TRAX accidents, but Utah's light rail is unique compared to others
KSL-TV
To make an accurate comparison, Carpenter said factors such as population
density, frequency of train service and how many light-rail systems are
sharing the roadway with other vehicles needs to be looked at. Salt Lake is
often compared with light-rail ...

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=17953866

Luxury trains making a comeback
abc13.com
We give you a closer look at this old mode of transportation made new
again, and the Houston area train lover who's leading the way. Patrick
Henry grew up in Houston loving trains. "My dad worked for the railroad for
41 years and I got to travel when I ...

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8419560

Many TRAX accidents, but Utah's light rail is unique compared to others
KSL-TV
To make an accurate comparison, Carpenter said factors such as population
density, frequency of train service and how many light-rail systems are
sharing the roadway with other vehicles needs to be looked at. Salt Lake is
often compared with light-rail

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=17953866

Luxury trains making a comeback
abc13.com
We give you a closer look at this old mode of transportation made new
again, and the Houston area train lover who's leading the way. Patrick
Henry grew up in Houston loving trains. "My dad worked for the railroad for
41 years and I got to travel when I

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8419560

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train 2011 Spice Ghouls - YouTube
Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train 2011 Spice Ghouls Vampie Spice, Wolfie
Spice, Mummy Spice,Frankie Spice, and Witchy Poo singing and ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITUjf9r_FOM&feature=related

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Spice Ghouls and Igor Dancing Big ...
Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train 2011 Spice Ghouls and Igor dancing to Big
Bad Handsome Man on the Last Ghost Train night of the ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9YIuEduPiw

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Wolfie Spice Singing 2011 - YouTube
Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train 2011. Wolfie Spice and the Spice Ghouls
singing and dancing on Main Street on 10-29-11 the last Ghost ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtqnhR4Pzpg

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11/4/2011

11/4/2011 2:07:00 PM

11/4/2011

Montgomery County loses intermodal challenge
Roanoke Times
By Jeff Sturgeon A Norfolk Southern railroad train passes through Elliston
on Friday, next to the site, at right, of a proposed Norfolk Southern
intermodal rail yard. Friday's Virginia Supreme Court ruling opens the way
for development of the yard in

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/300741

Man dead after train, vehicle collide in Milton
Toronto Star
A Mississauga man has died after his car collided with a CP Rail freight
train in Milton on Friday. Halton police say a 70-year-old man was driving
north on Fifth Line, between Main St. E and Derry Rd. W, just before 9 am
He slowed down when he reached

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1081316

Metra back to normal as cleanup, investigation continue
Chicago Sun-Times
By Dave Gathman dgathman@stmedianetwork.com November 4, 2011 6:44PM Work
crews continue to cleanup and fix Friday an area where a Canadian National
Railway train derailed Thursday morning. November 4, 2011 | Michael
Smart~Sun-Times Media BARTLETT

http://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/8620405-418/metra-back-to-normal-as-cleanup-investigation-continue.html

Railroad Swift Train
A Colorado Midland Railroad train is stopped on the tracks in front of the
building. Patches of snow are on the ground. Date: (1896?). Title printed
on front of

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2605079,2605089

Fiery Train Derailment in Bartlett, IL Blocks Metra Rail Service ...
BARTLETT, IL – Twenty-two rail cars jumped the tracks in Bartlett, IL
when a northbound Canadian Nation freight train derailed in a fiery crash
and then blocked

http://www.zimbio.com/Railroad+Worker+News/articles/DBykEj5thwq/Fiery+Train+Derailment+Bartlett+IL+Blocks

Railroad Swift Train
Nostalgia & History Railroad Swift Train. Date 110411 0645 ... Date 110411
0742. Re Railroad Swift Train Author KCCharlie. Wells Fargo & Co's EXPRESS

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Like Trains? Make Time Sunday for 'Hell On Wheels'
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A new series, “Hell on Wheels,” which premieres Sunday at 10 pm EST on
AMC, is a drama set on the Western frontier of the post-Civil War 1865,
during construction of the transcontinental railroad. The first episode,
reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, ...

http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2011/11/04/like-trains-make-time-sunday-for-hell-on-wheels/?mod=google_news_blog

21st Century Steam Excursion Train Trip Scheduled for Knoxville to Chattanooga
MarketWatch (press release)
Ticket cost is $65, which includes the train ride, bus return to Knoxville,
and a box lunch. More information about the 21st Century Steam program is
available at www.21stcenturysteam.com . Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
was founded in 1961 in

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/21st-century-steam-excursion-train-trip-scheduled-for-knoxville-to-chattanooga-2011-11-04

Amtrak Gets Savvy With Free Wi-Fi and E-Tickets
Fox Business
The railroad operator says it will roll out e-ticketing to all its trains
nationwide next year. The e-ticketing feature also lets passengers make
changes to their reservations online before the departure time. Amtrak says
it will try to provide greater

http://www.foxbusiness.com/travel/2011/11/03/amtrak-gets-savvy-with-free-wi-fi-and-e-tickets-57017724/

Travel Amtrak for Thanksgiving this year
Examiner.com
Amtrak will operate every available passenger rail car in its fleet and is
scheduling extra trains to accommodate additional passengers in the
Northeast, Midwest, and on the West Coast according to a prepared release.
Extra trains and/or added capacity ...

http://www.examiner.com/train-travel-in-national/travel-amtrak-for-thanksgiving-this-year

Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad train derails National Worldwide ...
Hong Kong's The Standard released details on November 2 regarding a train
derailment
at Disneyland on Sunday. Human error is being cited as the
reason beh.

http://www.examiner.com/worldwide-disney-theme-parks-in-national/hong-kong-disneyland-railroad-train-derails

Derailment raises old fears of EJ&E/CN merger
Chicago Daily Herald
Another incident, not on the database yet, occurred Oct. 7 in northern
Illinois near Tiskilwa, where a derailed Iowa Interstate Railroad freight
train carrying ethanol exploded and caused a mass evacuation. Darch said
she was thankful there were no ...

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111104/news/711049912/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NBA on NBC Edition Casey Jones vs ...
http://trashcan.filetap.com Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nba on Nbc
edition. This was started on Conan O'Brien years ago when they decided to
keep the nba ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iTiq0KHdPA

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11/3/2011

11/3/2011 10:10:00 PM

November 3th 2011


MBTA redraws winter storm schedule, vows for better year
The Boston Globe
A problem on one train or track section can cause cascading delays. On
multiple days last winter, three of every four commuter trains were late,
and some stalled for hours. Now, 23 percent of commuter rail trains will be
canceled in advance - to try to ...

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2011/11/03/mbta-redraws-winter-storm-schedule-vows-for-better-year/TXYo5gxwMq2zdvTYDcLtKM/story.html


Transit agency battling light rail phone thefts - TRAINS Magazine
Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary
on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive
technology, ...

http://trn.trains.com/en/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2011/11/Transit%20agency%20battling%20light%20rail%20phone%20thefts.aspx


UFO - Train on Mars!! On Mars, found the railroad, train, station ...
NEWS November 1, 2011. On the discovery announced by Joseph Skipper - a
virtual archaeologist who "conducts excavations" on other ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPe9f35AM4


Arlington Train Wreck Raises Safety Concerns
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
While there are always safety concerns, Union Pacific for the most part
operates safely, said Wilemon, who represents a city district the railroad
passes through. She also said rail is the best way to transport hazardous
material. ...

http://www.nbcdfw.com/traffic/transit/Arlington-Train-Wreck-Raises-Safety-Concerns-133204753.html


All aboard!
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Arrow River Express approaches the station during the Train Festival at
The Camden Children's Garden in Camden. / DENISE HENHOEFFER/ Courier-Post A
through freight passes a coal unloader as part of the Burlington County
Model Railroad Club's layout ...

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20111103/ENT/311030038/1069/ent/All-aboard-


Freight train derails near Elgin, closes down Metra service
Chicago Sun-Times
Waldron said Thursday afternoon that railroad officials are not sure what
caused the derailment. But the area includes many switches connecting the
various sidings and interlocking tracks to each other. Almost all commuter
trains used on the Milwaukee ...

http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/8584253-418/freight-train-derails-near-elgin-closes-down-metra-service.html


Freight Train Derailment Interrupts Commuter Lines Outside Chicago Suburb
Railroad.net - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
The derailment occurred on the Canadian National rail line, which crosses
the Milwaukee West commuter line. And according to Metra officials, whose
tracks are being blocked by the disabled trains, the service disruption may
last a while.


http://www.railroad.net/freight-train-derailment-interrupts-commuter-lines-outside-chicago-suburb-365.html


Train derailment cleared up in Old Town
WCSH-TV
OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Railroad crews are repairing tracks after
a train derailment blocked access to roads in Old Town Thursday morning.
Police say a train car carrying wood pulp and non-hazordous chemicals ran
off the tracks around 1:30 AM


http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/178238/2/Train-derailment-cleared-up-in-Old-Town


Is Overnight Train Safe for a Family with Children? (Thailand)

http://www.frommers.com/community/forum.cfm/asia/thailand/overnight-2nd-class-sleeper-non-ac-train-safe-family-children#ixzz1dbvoLOUs



Grenada Railway stop abandonment


Grenada Railway drops plans for abandonment

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11/03/2011

11/3/2011 2:27:00 PM

11/03/2011

Argentine train collides with school bus; 8 dead
msnbc.com
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A cargo train and school bus collided Wednesday
at a railroad crossing in rural Argentina, killing one adult and seven
schoolgirls on a spiritual retreat with nuns and priests. At least 35
people were injured.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45137002/ns/world_news-americas/

Freight Train Derails in Elgin
NBC Chicago
A northbound Canadian National freight train derailed after 5 am at the
railroad connection shared with Milwaukee-West Metra trains between Elgin
and downtown, fire officials say. The derailment occurred on the border of
Elgin and Bartlett at Lambert ...

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/133141208.html

GPS leaves pizza delivery driver stranded on railroad tracks as train ...
A pizza delivery driver, listening to his GPS, made a wrong turn, landed on
some railroad tracks and lost his car to an oncoming passenger train.

http://www.abc57.com/news/local/berrien/Car-destroyed-by-train-GPS-led-driver-onto-tracks--133044628.html

All aboard! Free model train show in Saginaw
WNEM Saginaw
Entertainment News from AP By Craig McMorris, TV5 Anchor/Reporter - bio |
email If you're into model trains then the Saginaw Railway Museum is the
place to be this weekend. The Saginaw Valley Railroad Historical Society
will celebrate the beginning of ...

http://www.wnem.com/story/15948109/all-aboard-free-model-train-show-in-saginaw

Creative Corner: Rail service, if it really does come, will transform 
the ...
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Sitting in my office on the third floor of Union Station, looking out over
the waterfront and the empty train tracks running in front of the building,
I can't help but remember when 200 people sang “I've Been Working on the
Railroad” as the Champlain

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20111103/BUSINESS08/111102017/Creative-Corner-Rail-service-really-does-come-will-transform-economy-Burlington-Vermont-?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

See the High Lights with Canadian rail ... - Canadian Train Vacations
Every February, the skies above Montreal explode with vibrant colors as
part of the High Lights Festival.

http://www.canadiantrainvacations.com/news/see-the-high-lights-with-canadian-rail-tours-to-montreal-800629450

Trains Are Back!
Capital Public Radio News
There's a new display celebrating the different types of tiny trains at the
California State Railroad museum. The display debuts today. By Bob Moffitt
The whir of wheels on a track, the call of the trains at the station, and
the whistle….all part of ...

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2011/11/03/trains-are-back!--

Union Pacific officials address Arlington residents' concerns
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Railroad officials told residents to report excessive horn blowing by a
particular engine to the company's hotline. Trains are not supposed to blow
horns through quiet zones unless there are pedestrians, animals,
inattentive drivers or other potential ...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/02/3495490/union-pacific-officials-address.html

Metrolink's San Bernardino lines delayed as freight train derails
Los Angeles Times
Metrolink trains in San Bernardino County were delayed Wednesday afternoon
because of a freight train that derailed in Fontana, officials said. Three
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad trains derailed but did not pose a
hazard, said Tracey Martinez, ...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/metrolink-san-bernardino-delays.html

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11/2/2011

11/2/2011 2:36:00 PM

11/2/2011

Still no straight route to confidence in bullet train
Los Angeles Times
By George Skelton Capitol Journal Let's be straight up: I don't know squat
about building a railroad, whether high-speed or chug-chug. And I wouldn't
have a clue about how to run a train and turn a profit. So the new
substantially altered "business ...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap-train-20111103,0,2693715.column

Man commits suicide on railroad tracks:
Chicago Daily Herald
He was on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks just north of Grass Lake Road,
Sgt. Curt Gregory said. The train was traveling about 40 mph on the tracks
just east of Antioch Animal Hospital on Route 83. Custom reprints are a
powerful and strategic way to

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111102/news/711029846/

Local model railroads open to public this weekend
St. George Daily Spectrum
JUD BURKETT / THE SPECTRUM For More Information: For model railroad
locations and hours visit www.colorcountrytrains.org. When it comes to the
hobby of model railroading, there's much more to it than watching trains go
around in circles. ...

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20111102/FAMILY/111102004

Disneyland Railroad Train Veers Off Track at Hong Kong Disneyland
DisZine
By Denise Shively A popular attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland, the
Disneyland Railroad, was derailed on Sunday. Sources say the accident was
due to human error, and the driver has been suspended pending further
investigation.

http://www.diszine.com/content/disneyland-railroad-train-veers-off-track-at-hong-kong-disneyland

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. - "X" Train CEO Michael Barron Speaks at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The conference focused on the issues of Passenger Trains on Freight
Railroads and was the 18th annual meeting on the topic. Mr. Barron spoke on
Tuesday the 25th on the topic of "LA to Las Vegas by Rail." Other speakers
at the conference with Mr. Barron

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/las-vegas-railway-express-inc-x-train-ceo-michael-barron-speaks-at-railway-age-rail-conference-in-dc-2011-11-02?reflink=MW_news_stmp

How railroads came back from the brink and got ahead
MiamiHerald.com
If you buy stuff at any of these stores - and most of us do - it got there
by train. More than three decades after the federal government deregulated
freight railroads, the industry is enjoying "a new golden age," said Frank
Wilner, the author of ...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/02/2483434/how-railroads-came-back-from-the.html

Trans Siberian Railway Here I Come
Huffington Post
Because I would be traveling the world's longest railway in a restored
train to some of the least known cities and hamlets on the map. I had
traveled to Russia and China years ago, those trips had been made by plane
exclusively, and I was only privy to ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/regina-fraser-and-pat-johnson/trans-siberian-railway-he_b_1029560.html

Must See Video: Off-duty officer saves woman and baby from train
WTSP 10 News
New Haven, Missouri - An off-duty police officer helped to save a woman and
her baby from a barreling train after their car got stuck on the railroad
tracks. This dashcam video shows a train slamming into the woman's car. The
off-duty officer was

http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/218506/81/Must-See-Video-Off-duty-officer-saves-woman-and-baby-from-train

20 boxes of pigs' feet stolen from train
UPI.com
2 (UPI) -- Authorities in California said they were searching for bandits
who took 20 boxes of frozen pigs' feet from a train during an emergency
stop. Union Pacific Railroad police said the train made an emergency stop
Friday in Victorville for

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/11/02/20-boxes-of-pigs-feet-stolen-from-train/UPI-58651320217200/

Sac History Happenings: Toy versus model trains at the Railroad ...
What's the difference between a toy train and a model train? Both are
miniature versions of the real thing. But model railroads are realistic and
built to scale, ...

http://blogs.sacbee.com/sac_history_happenings/2011/10/what-common-diversions-toy-trains.html

See The Birdcage with Canadian rail ... - Canadian Train Vacations
La Cage aux Folles, or The Birdcage, is one of the most well-known and
beloved stage plays of the 20th century.

http://www.canadiantrainvacations.com/news/see-the-birdcage-with-canadian-rail-tours-to-vancouver-800628551

Iowa Interstate Railroad steamed about train festival payments ...
Iowa Interstate Railroad steamed about train festival payments -
Quad-Cities Online is the Quad Cities leading Internet service provider
offering dial in access, ...

http://www.qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=567862

On Mars, found the railroad, train, station wagons and built by aliens ...
On the discovery announced by Joseph Skipper - a virtual archaeologist who
conducts excavations on other planets, looking for anomalies in images
taken ...

http://www.niternat.com/xn/detail/6368144:Video:64009?xg_source=activity

US Senate Approves Funding For NJ-NY Rail Tunnel Design
NJ TODAY
This funding will allow Amtrak to begin moving the Gateway Tunnel project
forward to create jobs, increase access to commuter trains, and bring
America's first real high-speed rail project to New Jersey and the
Northeast Corridor. ...

http://njtoday.net/2011/11/02/u-s-senate-approves-funding-for-nj-ny-rail-tunnel-design/

Man charged with delaying train
Burlington Times News
GIBSONVILLE — A man who allegedly stood on railroad tracks in Gibsonville
in front of an oncoming train in early October has been charged with
delaying the train. A Norfolk-Southern freight train heading west stopped
abruptly at about 10:30 am Oct. 4 ...

http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/charge-49241-delaying-gibsonville.html

Trucking firm ordered to provide truck to railroads for inspection
Fleet Owner
A federal judge has ordered the trucking company involved in a deadly train
crash that killed six near Reno, NV, last June to provide a truck of the
same make, model and year of the rig involved in the accident to Amtrak and
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) ...

http://fleetowner.com/management/news/trucking-firm-truck-railroad-1102/

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11/1/2011

11/1/2011 2:47:00 PM

11/01/2011

Plan for high-speed rail more realistic and pricey
San Francisco Chronicle
The California High Speed Rail Authority released a blunt business plan
Tuesday that boosts the estimated cost of building the nation's first
high-speed train system, connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles, to $98.1
billion, delays the planned

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/01/BAMK1LP9SQ.DTL

Train Stalled In Palmer Lake
KKTV 11 News
Most of the time there is an engine parked at the side track idling 24/7 -
can they use that? by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Nov 1, 2011 at 06:02 PM
Why isn't the railroad sending another locomotive from one or the other
direction to hook on and then

http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Train_Stalled_In_Palmer_Lake_133041298.html?storySection=comments

Teen found near train tracks was murdered: RCMP
CTV.ca
Police now believe that the BC teen who died after being found severely
injured near a railroad track was murdered. An unconscious Taylor Van
Diest, 18, was discovered by friends and family lying in a bushy area about
10 feet away from the tracks in

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111101/bc_armstrong_railroad_tracks_111101/20111101/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

California Rail Cost Soars to $98.5 Billion Under New Plan
San Francisco Chronicle
Anonymous / AP This image provided by the California High Speed Rail
Authority
shows an artist's rendering of a high-speed train station.
California's ambitious bullet train project is picking up momentum thanks
to the $8 billion set aside for

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/11/01/bloomberg_articlesLU02CT6JTSEA.DTL

Amtrak president speaks at Rotary meeting
The Rome Observer
Detailing how Amtrak is the hardest-run railroad in the world in terms of
hours and miles, Boardman said that Amtrak is looking to “change the
culture of safety on the railroad.” When asked why trains do not have the
same level of security seen at ...

http://www.romeobserver.com/articles/2011/11/01/news/doc4eb059c4d3e39669815100.txt

Train pulls out well ahead of the storm for Burton's annual rail tour ...
LACONIA — Harkening back to what was — and what maybe one day could be
again — more than 200 people heeded the conductor's call for “all
aboard” ...

http://www.citizen.com/news/laconia_region/laconia/article_422fcf0a-036f-11e1-8a91-0019bb30f31a.html

When a Model Train Is Not Enough, Try a Personal Rail Car
Wired News
It does actually roll, though: The American Association of Private Railroad
Car Owners includes roughly 120 tycoons who own their own train coaches. To
get going, they must hitch their boxy indulgences to Amtrak or a short-line
railroad train. ...

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/st_privatetrains/

Governor Snyder touts higher speed Rail for Michigan
Michigan Radio
Rebecca: So Rick, is anybody talking about establishing passenger rail
lines between someplace in northern Michigan and southern Michigan? Pluta:
Yeah, there's always some talk and it's somewhat whimsical, you know,
recreating the tourist trains that ...

http://www.michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-touts-higher-speed-rail-michigan

Union Pacific Railroad bolsters historic train awareness via app ...
By Lauren Johnson
Union Pacific Railroad is rolling out an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
application that follows the paths of two trains from the company – the
No. 844 and No. 3985 across the United States. In addition to mapping the
trains' routes, consumers ...

http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/2011/11/01/union-pacific-railroad-bolsters-historic-train-awareness-via-app

The Buzz: With press club stiffed, rail officials head to train museum
Fresno Bee
For the rail authority, it's a huge moment, perhaps deserving of a certain
atmosphere: Facing increasing criticism of its management and cost, the
authority will release its business plan this morning at the California
State Railroad Museum. ...

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/11/01/2598148/the-buzz-with-press-club-stiffed.html

Train ride set for Roanoke to Bristol
TriCities.com
The train goes through out-of-the-way places like Rural Retreat. You're out
in the country.” The train consists of chartered Amtrak cars, Tucker
said, as well as vintage first-class cars. “There are four first-class
cars, historic railroad cars that ...

http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/nov/01/train-ride-set-roanoke-bristol-ar-1425317/

Railroads to Assist Kelso Klincher(TM)
MarketWatch (press release)
We are proud to have the Kelso Klincher(TM) on our training cars being used
on CSX, Union Pacific and other railroads. Last year our Safety Trains were
used to teach over five thousand emergency responders along the Nation's
railroads.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/railroads-to-assist-kelso-klinchertm-2011-11-01-9630

Driverless Tube Trains and Automated Tickets Could Be In The Future
Railroad.net - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
by devon-ritchie on October 31, 2011 Following last week's leaked report
about rumored layoffs, a Transport for London authority confirmed that new
driverless trains might be introduced to the London Underground network in
the near future.

http://www.railroad.net/driverless-tube-trains-and-automated-tickets-could-be-in-the-future-356.html

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Train ride set for Roanoke to Bristol
TriCities.com
The train goes through out-of-the-way places like Rural Retreat. You're out
in the country.” The train consists of chartered Amtrak cars, Tucker
said, as well as vintage first-class cars. “There are four first-class
cars, historic railroad cars that ...

http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/nov/01/train-ride-set-roanoke-bristol-ar-1425317/

History Time: Salem embraces the railroad age
Boston.com
The Salem Public Library's website states "He had a long-standing interest
in railroads, having been a stockholder in the Eastern Railroad Company in
1836, two years before its first passenger train ran from Boston to Salem.

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/salem/2011/11/history_time_a_new_vision_for.html

Law & Disorder: Jacksonville man killed by train identified
Florida Times-Union
The man killed Sunday evening on the railroad tracks by an Amtrak passenger
train was 53-year-old William Robert Walk, Jacksonville police said Monday.
The train was going east about 6:45 pm near Plymouth Street and Edgewood
Avenue South when it struck ...

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-11-01/story/law-amp-disorder-jacksonville-man-killed-train-identified

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