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10/31/2011 3:47:00 PM


Tiskilwa derailment: Investigation continues
By Donna Barker - TISKILWA — Though the Iowa
Interstate Railroad is back in force on the tracks along the Tiskilwa
Bottom Road, it could take months before the cause and costs of the Oct. 7
train derailment near Tiskilwa are

Union Pacific voices major objections to bullet-train plans - Los ...
"The authority proposed placing no safety barriers of any kind along the
high- speed rail right of way where adjacent freight trains are more than
102 feet away, " ...

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Metro-North train service restored
Mid-Hudson News
MID-HUDSON – Metro-North Railroad has resumed bus service between Port
Jervis and Harriman. A bus departed Ramsey/Route 17 westbound Sunday
afternoon and a bus departed from Port Jervis eastbound a short time later.
Buses cannot stop at Tuxedo or ...

Study to look at downstate passenger rail service
The News Journal
Trains, likely operated by Amtrak, would travel on Norfolk Southern's
freight rail mainline, with the southernmost legs using Maryland & Delaware
Railroad track. "This would be an infrequent service, one or two round
trips a day," said Kennard Potts, ...

Crooks rob train of $200 in frozen pigs' feet
Victorville Daily Press
VICTORVILLE • Union Pacific Railroad police are looking for train robbers
who broke into a railcar and made off with 20 boxes of frozen pigs' feet
while the train made an emergency stop in Victorville, railroad officials
said. ...

Federal judge orders trucking firm to provide truck to Amtrak for inspection
Reno Gazette Journal
David B. Parker/RGJ A federal judge on Monday ordered the trucking company
involved in a deadly crash with an Amtrak train in June to let the railroad
companies inspect a truck that is the same make, model and year as the one
that crashed into the ...

Amtrak says it has no beef with cow-powered train
Chicago Tribune
AP Amtrak officials say they had no beef with using cattle-based biodiesel
to power its Heartland Flyer train. The railroad last year launched a
yearlong experiment to see whether fuel made from beef tallow could be
mixed with diesel oil and ...,0,6257148.story

How railroads came back from the brink and got ahead
News & Observer
JB Hunt made its first rail shipment more than two decades ago, after its
founder rode a Santa Fe Railway intermodal train from Chicago to Kansas
City with Santa Fe's president. Recently, the Lowell, Ark., trucking
company reported that intermodal ...

Final new PATH train car put into service in Hoboken, more improvements to come
The Star-Ledger -
Today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey put the 340th new PATH
train car into service, completing a three-year project to replace the
entire system's rail car fleet. The final new seven-car train was put into
service this morning after a ...

One injured in train versus tractor accident
Fort Dodge Messenger
A tractor crossing Union Pacific Railroad tracks on 160th Street was struck
by a train Monday morning. According to the Webster County Sheriff's
Department, Rodney Peterson, 70, of Fort Dodge, was traveling east on 160th
Street near Samson Avenue when ...

Why Bill Ackman Is Going To Be A Train Conductor This Halloween
Seeking Alpha
After the close of trading, Pershing Square reported a 12.2% stake in the
Canadian railroad, which obviously got leaked early. While the SEC should
investigate this matter, that is another topic for another day. Pershing
Square's Bill Ackman has been ...

Car destroyed after becoming stuck on train tracks in central Nebraska; no ...
The Republic
... construction signs and got stuck on the railroad tracks near Wood
River. Rea says Morrow, who was traveling alone, got out of the car and
tried to get it off the tracks, but couldn't. He was clear of the tracks
when the train smashed into the car.

IMG Reviews Trainz Simulator
Inside Mac Games
The train sim gives fans the chance to build and operate their own
railroad. It features a variety of gameplay options, building tools,
downloadable content, and multiplayer functionality. Although not so much a
game as a simulation, Trainz gives you ...

Railroad improving freight site
Toledo Blade
But a railroad official says that when the track and signal work that
Norfolk Southern has been doing near the terminal — work intended to
allow bigger trains to pull in or out without delaying other trains on the
railroad's main line through Toledo ...

'The Lady' needs a tuneup
Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Railway souvenir hat pin features Engine 2912. A photo of Engine
2912, when it was in operation. Built: 1944 for the Atchison Topeka and
Santa Fe Railroad by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia. Train
type: Passenger train engine was ...

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10/30/2011 3:50:00 PM


Railcomm rides the rails of resurgence
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"During the two years of finishing up the contract that we had on
communications-based train control, we plotted our escape," he said. "My
choice was simple. I'm not a railroad guy and I knew I would have to move
to find a job. ...

Railcomm rides the rails of resurgence
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"During the two years of finishing up the contract that we had on
communications-based train control, we plotted our escape," he said. "My
choice was simple. I'm not a railroad guy and I knew I would have to move
to find a job. ...

Golden days of rail travel not so safe
The Daily Progress
Imagine waiting for a train in one of Charlottesville's two railroad depots
on July 25, 1910, and seeing the following headline in The Daily Progress
— “8722 People Killed on Rail.” No, not at one time, but in the
entire year ending in June 1909. ...

Galleries: A picture-perfect time for pictures at Haverford | 
Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
By contrast, the Alcove Gallery's photographs (by early and contemporary
photographers), which Williams culled from Haverford's own collection (of
which he is curator), depict the railroad and its trains in the landscape
of the American West. ...

Tom Elias: High-speed rail shifts to slower track
Later, the report adds that the new tracks it plans to build in the Central
Valley could link with existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
railroad tracks at its northern and southern ends, with Amtrak running its
current San Joaquin train on the ...

California's bullet train gamble begins: $9 billion now on the line
San Jose Mercury News
For officials under fire to create jobs, turning back that much
construction money would anger business and labor groups who have led the
call to support the bullet train. Scrapping the railroad would all but send
$650 million down the drain, ...

New England Weather Plays Havoc With Amtrak - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
Despite two feet of snow, BNSF freight trains were running at track speed
when no other mode of transit could even move. New England is an area also
prone to bad weather. Railroads must do a better job of assuring their
lines are weather proofed as ...

Law & Disorder: Pedestrian hit, killed by Amtrak passenger train
Florida Times-Union
By The Times-Union The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office worked Sunday to
determine how a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger
train. The accident happened about 6:53 pm on the railroad tracks near the
intersection of Edgewood Avenue at ...

Railroad to provide North Creek entertainment
Glens Falls Post-Star
Finding "things to do" has been the hot topic on North Creek's Main Street
since July, when the railroad started dropping hundreds of people each
weekend at the local train station. "We were kind of caught with our pants
down," said Ron Vanselow, ...

Pershing Square CEO looks to move fast on CP Rail
Globe and Mail
In modern times, CP hasn't kept pace with Canadian National, which has
steadily become more efficient under its “precision railroad” strategy,
turning what was once a bloated operation into the envy of the North
American train sector. ...

13 WTHRSW Indiana woman dies when car collides with train
Entertainment News from AP FORT BRANCH - A coroner says a southwestern
Indiana motorist killed at a Gibson County railroad crossing might not have
realized a train was approaching. Gibson County Coroner Barrett Doyle said
75-year-old Evelyn Bullock of ...

Trains & Troops: Strasburg railroad museum salutes Trains & Troops ...
A rag-tag group of new recruits lines up to board a train taking them for
the basic training that will turn them into soldiers …A young soldier
leans out of a train ...

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club Annual Train Show ...
The Great Falls Model Railroad Club Annual Train Show - The Great Falls
Model Railroad Club train show features model railroad displays in various
scales ...

Woman struck, killed by train in Naperville
Chicago Daily Herald
By Matt Arado Naperville police say a woman sitting on the railroad tracks
was struck and killed by an eastbound commuter train late Saturday night.
The woman, whom police have not yet identified, sat on the tracks roughly
500 feet east of the Loomis ...

Routes can use additional trains
Albany Times Union
I would suggest the Times Union can "relay more" good news rail stories by
becoming an advocate for more train service, especially west of Albany. For
example, the six-car Maple Leaf from New York City to Toronto has been sold
out for Thanksgiving ...

Dick Spotswood: SMART will cost taxpayers, with or without train
Marin Independent-Journal
Some want the Marin-Sonoma railroad right-of-way converted to a busway. To
do that, SMART would have to be abolished, plans reprepared, a new tax
passed by a two-thirds vote and some means found to run those freight
trains that are guaranteed use of

Historic Pinole: Man Sued Railroad for Kicking Him Off at Pinole
The aparent basis of the suit was that the railroad breached its contract
by refusing to stop at Rodeo because the train would pass through there
anyway. We assume that the railroad prevailed in the litigation. It's
interesting to note that the

Dealing with CSX can be a long haul for some towns
Milford Daily News
The expansion in Westborough will allow CSX to sell its Allston train yard
to the state and reduce freight traffic on the Worcester-Framingham line
into Boston. That will allow more commuter rail trains on the line by the
end of 2012. ...

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10/29/2011 6:38:00 PM


A special salute
Allentown Morning Call
But they'll become more vivid and moving to visitors who attend Trains &
Troops, a salute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces who rode the
rails to war. The Nov. 5 and 6 event at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
in Strasburg will feature ...,0,1193436.story

Thanks to railroads, we have a city
Burlington Times News
The railroad built this town in which I have lived all my life. It helped
our industries develop and provides a livelihood for several generations of
working North Carolinians. Most of the time when I have to stop for a
train, I am usually drumming my ...

Model train exhibit closes at Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township
Press of Atlantic City
The South Jersey Garden Railway Society and Atlantic Shore Model Railroad
Clubs hosted a free model train display at the Shore Mall twice a week for
the past six years, but it's final day was Saturday. The organizations said
more than 116000 people ...

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10/29/2011 12:15:00 AM


Train robbery halted
New York Post
By JENNIFER FERMINO and DAN MANGAN The gravy train is coming to a grinding
halt for the rogue LIRR retirees who allegedly robbed the system blind,
authorities said yesterday. The Long Island Rail Road and a federal board
said they are prepared to yank ...

Riding high
Columbia Daily Tribune
The parking lot in the city-owned COLT Railroad Transload facility, which
serves as the terminal for the train, was full Sunday morning. By 10:30 am,
an hour before departure, at least 100 people milled about as the operators
prepared to embark on one ...

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Tricks, treats, and trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum this ...
If you are looking for something to do this weekend head over to the
Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden and do some trick or treating.

All aboard the model train extravaganza
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Train modelers of all ages are all aboard the
Model Railroad Extravaganza this weekend at the Wilmington Railroad Museum.
Organizers geared this year's event more toward kids in an effort to keep
the love for model trains alive

Union Pacific voices major objections to bullet-train plans
Los Angeles Times
By Ralph Vartabedian and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times California's bullet
train project, already under attack from a giant farming operation in the
state, has attracted another powerful critic — Union Pacific, the
nation's largest railroad.,0,2642103.story

Model train show and sale
Parkersburg News
PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club will host its 16th
annual Model Train Show and Sale from 10 am-3 pm Nov. 5 in the student
activities center at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Admission is
$4 per person with children under

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10/28/2011 12:35:00 AM


Commuters: Metro-North bill of rights doesn't go far enough
Ct Post
Conductors filling that role is more effective than asking passengers to
try to find a seat next to a reluctant passenger on a packed train,
Hartwell said. "If the railroad would commit to having conductors enforce
the rules it would be great," ...

Commuters: Metro-North bill of rights doesn't go far enough
Ct Post
Conductors filling that role is more effective than asking passengers to
try to find a seat next to a reluctant passenger on a packed train,
Hartwell said. "If the railroad would commit to having conductors enforce
the rules it would be great,"

End of the railroad for the $1bn old boys' club
The Independent
David Usborne on a spectacular scam A Railroad train in New York. For
years, no one could understand why such a huge proportion - 97 per cent -
of Long Island Railroad workers retired on disability benefit As any
regular rider on the Long Island Rail ...

"I do not CARE what the legend says doing this kind of thing is stupid.. if you want to see it.. there are plenty of youtube videos on it.. Spirits and ghosts will protect for some things but if you are destined to die in a stupid manner they will stand by and watch you die too!..I work ghosts and spirits regularly the worse you can do is provoke them.. for either good or bad intentions. Do not tempt or provoke.." - DNatureofDTrain

Secrets of Munger Road
Chicago Sun-Times
A 16-year-old carrying a video camera with a flashlight on the front, Rohr
had planned to dust the bumper of his car with baby powder and park it on
the Canadian National Railway tracks, he said. As one urban legend goes, a
train had hit a school bus ...If you want to experience some awesome ghosts Go see the Paulding Lights.. That is both railroad and Native Spirits that visit there.

Paulding Lights

Minor injuries when train hits pickup in Pingree Grove
Chicago Daily Herald
The rural crossing is not gated, Lussky said. Kane County Sherrif's
Department spokesman said a Canadian Pacific Railroad freight train was
involved. The driver of the pickup was taken to a hospital with
non-lifethreatening injuries, Lussky said.

11 Transit Workers Charged in $1 Billion Pension Scam
Big Government
by Publius Former Long Island Rail Road workers who lied about being
disabled rode a “train of lies'' to golden retirements in an audacious,
$1 billion pension scam, the feds said yesterday. Eleven suspects were
charged: six retired workers, ...

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10/27/2011 12:46:00 AM


Trains in Orem, Pleasant Grove drill drivers on stopping at railroad crossings ...
The Republic
... John Hearing says the exercise was aimed at training locomotive
operators and motorists about the importance of yielding to trains. Hearing
says some drivers ignore flashing lights at train tracks and others try to
speed around rail crossing signs. ...

Lombard residents upset over train horns
Suburban Life Publications
Construction was being done along the railroad tracks at Finley Road and
Elizabeth, Main and Grace streets, which made it necessary for train horns
to be sounded in compliance with federal law, said Carl Goldsmith, director
of public works. ...

Little Obie The Safety Train visits Carruthers
Murphysboro American
By Lisa Tiernan "What time is train time?" "Anytime!" according to CN
Railroad representative Mark Schmale. And that is just what he drilled into
the children of Carruther's Elementary school on Wednesday, October 26th
when Little Obie, ...

New Large Scale Railroad Signal Makes Great Christmas Present For Train Lovers
Free Press Release Center (press release)
... estates, private railroads and television for over twenty-five years,
and is now offering an affordable working large scale railroad signal for
train rooms, garden railways, kid's rooms, hobby shops, dens and for
outdoor use as well.

Acton man struck, killed by commuter rail train
Wicked Local
By Anonymous An investigation remains under way after a commuter rail train
struck and killed an Acton man Wednesday evening shortly after leaving the
Acton-Fitchburg commuter rail line's South Acton stop. Michael Rivero, 22,
of Robbins Street, ...

Acton man struck, killed by commuter rail train
Wicked Local
By Anonymous An investigation remains under way after a commuter rail train
struck and killed an Acton man Wednesday evening shortly after leaving the
Acton-Fitchburg commuter rail line's South Acton stop. Michael Rivero, 22,
of Robbins Street, ...

Train Derailment Near Powhatan Dumps Coal
Wheeling News Register
By ART LIMANN Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
POWHATAN POINT - A bad section of rail caused several train cars loaded
with coal to derail Wednesday night at the southern end of Powhatan Point.
Coal littered the Ohio River bank

IDOT exploring alternate high-speed rail routes
Bloomington Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON — Brian Auer of Normal has always been a fan of railroads and
frequently rides the train for business. He was among a couple of dozen
people who attended Thursday's Illinois Department of Transportation public
meeting to learn more about

The Bunker Hill Train Club Show - Washington DC Railroad ...
The Bunker Hill Train Club Show, a place where you can buy all scales of
model trains, tools, scenery supplies, railroad memorabilia, and books
about ...

Viadoom: Trains snarl W. Seattle commute during closure
There are five sets of railroad tracks here that drivers must cross to go
between First Avenue South and East Marginal Way. It's a marked detour
route, and it backs up fast. When the train gates go down - drivers sit and

Police target railroad crossings for safety
Mt. Vernon Register-News
“If you see a train or hear a train, you cannot pass through the
crossing. That is a basic way of explaining the law,” said MVPD officer
Ray Gilbert. The initiative, in its fifth year, is not aimed at collecting
funds. Railroad and local authorities ...

Highway Patrol and South Carolina Central Railroad conducted a mock train
vs. car wreck to bring awareness about railroad crossing dangers and to
allow investigators to witness the dynamic of this type of crash.

LIRR vows changes in emergency ops
Queens Chronicle
The Long Island Railroad is blaming human error for exponentially
compounding problems caused by a lightning strike in its Jamaica rail yard
on Sept. 29. The outages left thousands of rush hour commuters stuck on
trains — some between stations — for ...

Bloomberg works on plan to extend No. 7 train into New Jersey
Chris Christie pulled the plug on a separate project to bring an extra
commuter railroad service into Manhattan. The city is already funding an
extension of the train's service from Times Square to the far West Side of
Manhattan to spur growth in that ...

Federal Charges Pending In NY Rail Pension Probe
by AP Long Island Rail Road employees work on the train tracks at the
Jamaica station in the Queens borough of New York on Aug. 24, 2010. Long
Rail Road employees work on the train tracks at the Jamaica station
in the Queens borough of New York ...

Legislators herald new Littleton train station, Fitchburg line upgrades
Wicked Local
Planning Board Vice Chairman Richard Crowley said his board was planning to
study the area from the railroad tracks to the town line, which is mainly
industrial. The board hopes to engage the Metropolitan Area Planning
Council in conducting a study

Legislators herald new Littleton train station, Fitchburg line upgrades
Wicked Local
Planning Board Vice Chairman Richard Crowley said his board was planning to
study the area from the railroad tracks to the town line, which is mainly
industrial. The board hopes to engage the Metropolitan Area Planning
Council in conducting a study ...

Rail cars arrive at Fort Lee
Progress Index
Brayboy said it is estimated that the rail service will begin sometime in
the second quarter of Federal fiscal year 2012 or the first quarter of
calendar year 2012. The rest of the train cars and the three locomotives
are estimated to arrive sometime ...

LA- Las Vegas Bullet Train is Approved by Federal Board - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) has recently approved the
190-mile bullet train proposal, which is very important because
construction of every new railroad in the country needs STB approval. The
line is to be built by DesertXpress ...

There are still way too many unanswered questions about LIRR's rush-hour ...
New York Daily News
29th debacle that stranded thousands of commuters aboard jammed trains for
as long as four hours. The main conundrum the railroad must address is why
its new $50 million, state-of-the-art, computerized switching system was
vulnerable to a lightning ...

Man hit by train in northeast Houston
by staff HOUSTON – A man was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital
Wednesday afternoon after he was hit by a train, Union Pacific Railroad
spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said. A northbound train hit the 19-year-old
man just north of the Lorraine ...

Railroad crossing safety being looked at in Garfield
NJ Transit and the city are looking at railroad safety after a youngster
was killed by a train. Since the Oct. 3 accident where Michael Cabaj was
hit on his scooter coming home from cross-country practice, the city has
asked the police department to

Officials pushing for more trains on Joliet's future high-speed rail
Chicago Sun-Times
Joliet is building a $39.7 million multimodal transportation center
designed to accommodate high-speed rail trains, Metra traffic, buses and
other modes of transportation. The state of Illinois has put $32 million
into the project, largely because

NJ Transit train hits car on railroad tracks in Bergen County
Morristown Green -
NORTH HACKENSACK — A commuter train struck a car that apparently drove
around downed railroad gates at the Main Street crossing in North
Hackensack tonight, a transit official said. The crash occurred at about 8
pm on NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line,

Man hit, killed by train in Acton
My Fox Boston
Around 6:46 pm, Transit Police were notified by MBTA Railroad Operations
that MBTA Train #431, heading outbound from North Station hit a trespasser.
About 50 passengers were evacuated from the train and an MBTA bus shuttle
was established to transport ...

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10/26/2011 1:15:00 PM


Extension of NYC Train to NJ Proposed - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
by devon-ritchie on October 26, 2011 Ideas for connecting New Jersey to
Manhattan by rail have been up for debate for nearly a decade. However, the
solution may be in the near, foreseeable future. New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday ...

Person struck and killed by train in Acton
It was not immediately clear what type of train struck the victim.
Spokesmen for the MBTA and the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company,
which operates the commuter rail, did not immediately return messages
seeking comment tonight.

LIRR faces long ride to rider satisfaction
Photo credit Ed Betz | A Long Island Railroad train pulls into the
Ronkonkoma Station for the morning commute in Ronkonkoma N.Y.Sept 30 2011

Runaway Train Cars Nearly Miss Driver
Tuesday night around 9:00 while driving along Woodlyn Road in Washington
County, Tennessee
, Nicole Johnson crossed the railroad tracks near Dalewood
Road and that's when she says train cars appeared out of nowhere. "It was
pitch black so I had no real

Cannonball | Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: “The ... - York Blog
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: “The War Came by Train” – Part 3.
Posted on October 22, 2011 by Scott Mingus. Here is the third and final
installment of the

Environmental groups upset about coal trains
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The Sierra Club estimates the coal terminals could result in 30 to 60
additional trains moving through Spokane each day. But Suann Lundsberg of
BNSF Railway Co. said the railroad already ships coal through Spokane
without problems.

Elderly Woman Survives Train Accident
An elderly driver's vehicle was struck by a train near Railroad Avenue and
H Street at about 7:50 am Wednesday morning. By Zoneil Maharaj An elderly
woman escaped death when her vehicle was struck by a southbound train going
70 miles per hour on ...

Cleanup nearing end after freight train derailment
Chicago Tribune
Drivers should be able to pass the accident site at the edge of Tiskilwa on
Saturday morning without seeing any evidence of the Oct. 7 derailment, says
Iowa Interstate Railroad attorney Lanny Van Daele. Crews are still
dismantling and shredding parts,0,630289.story

Woman survives vehicle accident with train in Union City
San Jose Mercury News
The collision damaged the front of the vehicle, which was pushed about a
block by the train, police Lt. Ben Horner said. The motorist got stuck in
the railroad crossing between the crossing arm and the railroad tracks and
she couldn't back up,

Police Stress Train Safety
Shoshone News Press
City, county and state law enforcement officers will be conducting an
"Officer on a Train" enforcement operation Thursday. One officer is placed
on the lead locomotive of a train as a spotter. This officer observes
traffic approaching highway-railroad

LA-Las Vegas bullet train scores major OK
Central Valley Business Times
The all-electric trains would run primarily adjacent to Interstate 15, the
only freeway between Las Vegas, Nev., and Los Angeles. Initially, top
speeds would be 150 miles per hour. Construction of any new railroad line
in the US requires prior Surface

Alaska Railroad Manifest Train: Talkeetna, Alaska - YouTube
This is footage I shot of A northbound Alaska Railroad manifest train
passing through Talkeetna, Alaska on June 1, 2011.

Woman marks 100 years with railroad honors
"He always wanted to work for the railroad," Vivian said on Tuesday. "He
was very fond of the railroad." train with him up the Feather River Canyon
to Portola. The Stevens' daughters Patricia Rosauer and Joyce Defronzo both
lived in Oroville for many

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10/25/2011 2:06:00 PM


10/25/2011 Railroad News

"Happy birthday to me!.. I am 32 .. awh yes 32 .. with no life and hidden accomplishments that most of the world does not believe I ever did. " - DNatureofDTrain

New Haven Line rider satisfaction drops
Ct Post
The railroad is pursuing an overhaul of its procedures for communication
with customers during service disruptions following its review of the
handling of a train breakdown between Southport and Greens Farms station on
July 22, when temperatures broke ...

Mt. Arlington woman crashes car into train in Morris Twp.
This railroad crossing doesn't have folding arms that drop down to prevent
traffic, however it has flashing lights, Ferrone said. The train operator
also sounds a horn as it approaches the crossing. “She ran into the train
instead of the train hitting ...

"I have had kittens that had seizures some of them were anxiety or fear related.. With Radar that is how it was when she was a kitten, later she became so fearless that she chased Badgers down their holes.. She became a legendary cat.. in our family... .. But Many also do not know the reason I gave up on trying to get my drivers license.. is I have too what is called psychogenic Seizures. I am not sure what is worse.. Witnessing a Seizure of young kitten dying of Aspartame poisoning.. or having a seizure on a public city bus, as they all try to get you to go to the hospital.. Panic Anxiety can bring about seizures as well as Post Traumatic Stress in people and pets too. Those are what trigger mine.. That is why to most I appear fearless I had to be.. My Cat radar I mentioned above.. watching her overcome hers.. is what helped me overcome a lot of serious ones of my own. " - DNatureofDTrain

Animal seizures danger to pet and owner
Fox 28
By Casey Jones - email It's hard to pin point why a pet might have a
seizure. The causes could be contained within the brain (trauma, tumor, or
infection). Or they may surround the brain (low blood sugar, toxins,
external poisons, or hypothyroidism). ...

LIRR Unveils “Pledge to Customers” Promising Better Service - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
It has been a rough year for the transit line with blizzards, tornadoes,
and tropical storms threatening the livelihood of the railroad. And after a
technician accidentally programmed the wrong code while trying to fix the
signal system following a

Trains going up in speed and numbers through San Angelo
San Angelo Standard Times
By Michael Kelly By Michael Kelly Trains will take a more prominent role in
San Angelo's economy and daily life with the completion of a $25 million
set of improvements to the South Orient rail line. Since the projects began
in 2009, ...

Events in the Village!: Our October E-Letter!
They are utilizing indoor space at the beautiful Casey Jones Museum on
Thursday nights as well as the Old Country Store and Music Highway
Crossroads ...

Amtrak blames flooding for Iowa ridership drop
A total of 57880 passengers got on and off Amtrak trains at six Iowa
stations for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That's 10000 fewer than
for the same period a year ago, railroad officials said. Over 90 Iowa-bound
Amtrak trains were canceled this ...

IDOT to conduct hearings on proposed train routes to St. Louis
Suburban Life Publications
By Don Grigas, The Illinois Department of
Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration will conduct a
public hearing in Joliet today regarding alternative high speed train
routes between Chicago and St. Louis.

Terror Train rolls into Capreol
As the sun went down in Capreol this past weekend, hundreds of people lined
up outside the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum Hertiage Centre (NORMHC) to
experience Terror Train 6077. Together with Northern Screams, NORMHC
transformed the rail yard into ...

Fewer Metro-North customers satisfied with service
The Journal News |
The railroad pinned the decline on a harsh winter, problems caused by heat
in the summer, and aging rail cars, all of which played havoc with the
service and even forced the railroad to temporarily scale back its train
schedule in February. ...

Falmouth moves ahead with train whistle 'quiet zones'
The Forecaster
By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Construction may soon begin at the town's
four railroad crossings in an effort to preserve train whistle quiet zones
in residential neighborhoods. The Town Council decided Monday night to move
ahead with a proposal to ...

Sound Off: LIRR Service
LIRR It's been tough year for the Long Island Rail Road--from lightning
strikes to tunnel repairs--taking the train this year has left many
commuters with a few more shades of gray atop their head. And now comes
news, from a Newsday article Tuesday,

Another Awesome photo by a friend :) - DNatureofDTrain

Weather Blog: Aurora Dazzles, Mild Weather Fizzles
WISN Milwaukee
The photo below is courtesy of Scott Weberpal and was taken near Palmyra.
Make sure to upload your pictures of the northern lights, or just stop by
and view ...

Yassky's hard-to-enforce taxi-honk edict gets huge play, and the LIRR gets a ...
Capital New York
Here's some marginally clever text from the article: "A bolt from the sky
took down one branch of signals on the commuter railroad, but a dolt down
below made the situation much worse." Wasn't there something in there,
somewhere? ...

Rail Fans Come to Pacific for Day of Train Watching - The ...
A day of train watching brought a diverse mix of rail fans to Pacific
Station Plaza.

South Dakota Family Sues Railroad After Fatal Train Crash
The family of a rural Brandon man killed in 2009 when a train collided with
his truck has filed a lawsuit against the Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Railroad. The Argus Leader reports that the family of Robert Defries filed
the lawsuit last week in

Railroad Days returns to Fullerton
Visitors tour a switch engine locomotive during Railroad Days in Brea in
2010. Organized by the Southern California Railway Plaza Association, a
nonprofit dedicated to preserving the region's railway history, Railroad
Days features train memorabilia, ...

Metro-North ridership picks up after economy, weather took toll
Poughkeepsie Journal
Also Monday, the railroad said customer satisfaction was "virtually
unchanged" for the Hudson Line from last year, although ratings of
Metro-North's trains as a whole were down because of weather impacts on the
New Haven Line that serves Connecticut ...

MBTA: Train hits, kills man, 36, near Norwood Depot
Wicked Local
MBTA Railroad Operations notified Transit Police of a train/trespasser
accident just east of Norwood Depot MBTA Station. MBTA Commuter Rail train
#737 heading to Forge Park MBTA Station in Franklin from Boston struck and
killed a 36-year-old man who ...

MTA: Port Jervis train line back on schedule by end of November
YNN Hudson Valley
"Back to having our regular schedule previously," explained Howard Permut,
president of Metro-North Railroad. "There may be an adjustment of a minute
or two on a few trains, but the same number of trains will operate." The
MTA cited rushed cooperation ...

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10/24/2011 3:53:00 PM


McHenry woman struck, killed by train in Harvard
Chicago Daily Herald
By Paul Biasco An 86-year-old McHenry woman was struck and killed by a
Metra train in Harvard Sunday night after becoming lost and driving her
vehicle onto the tracks, according to police. Authorities said Gloria Clara
Jacobs drove onto the railroad ...

Railroads cite voluntary steps to reduce diesel emissions
Contra Costa Times
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train pass through a Colton neighborhood
near West Laurel Street Thursday October 20, 2011 in Colton.A suit has been
filed against railroads over their emissions and their effect on residents
living along the route. ...

Officials say train victim was huffing
Daily Mail - Charleston
A man who was struck and killed by a train near St. Albans over the weekend
appeared to be "huffing" at the time of the incident, authorities said.
John Matthew Haynes, 25, of St. Albans was sitting on the edge of the
railroad tracks near Spruce Street ...

Stolen dog found dead by railroad tracks
... held for ransom was found dead by railroad tracks in Kelso, Wash.,
according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said
a Kelso resident called them Monday to report a dead dog by the tracks that
was hit by a passing train. ...

Amtrak blames flooding for Iowa ridership drop
Chicago Tribune
Terry Branstad, also say they won't provide state money to help subsidize
the proposed train's operating deficits, which are projected at $3 million
annually for the Iowa segment. The Federal Railroad Administration told
Iowa transportation officials ...,0,3653152.story

Royal Gorge Route's Santa Express Train to Host 20000 This Holiday 
Season ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CANON CITY, Colo., Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Royal Gorge Route
Railroad launches its holiday season November 18 with the Santa Express
Train, according to Royal Gorge Route Railroad owner, Mark Greksa. More
than 20000 are expected to ride ...

Police identify woman struck by train
Northwest Herald
By CYNDI WYSS and HILARY GOWINS HARVARD – An 86-year-old McHenry woman
died Sunday night when she was struck by a train while walking along the
Union Pacific railroad tracks west of Schultz Road near Harvard. Police
believe that Gloria C. Jacobs, ...

Nightmare LIRR delays in September were caused by lightning strike, 
officials say
New York Daily News
The hair-pulling commute comes right on the heels of a $50 million upgrade
to the railroad's signal and switching system at the Jamaica juncture
designed to bolster defenses and prevent system-wide outages caused by
natural disasters. ...

Mattel's Overseas Cash is Workin' on the Railroad
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mattel's acquisition of HIT Entertainment, announced today, adds more than
just Thomas the Train, Barney and Bob the Builder for the world's largest
toymaker. We welcome thoughtful comments from readers. Please comply with
our guidelines.

CTV Exclusive: Families of teens struck by Via train seek tougher 
railway ...
MONTREAL — A year after three teenagers were killed by a Via Rail train
under the Turcot Interchange, families and friends are heading to Ottawa to
ask the federal government for a change to Canada's Railway Safety Act.
Dylan Ford, Mitch Bracken, ...

Port Jervis Rail Line to be fully operational by end of November
Mid-Hudson News
“Since Irene, Metro-North's top priority has been the restoration of
train service on the Port Jervis line,” Permut said. So, on November 28,
Metro-North trains will return to the full pre-storm schedule of 26 daily
trains and 14 trains each weekend ...

Amtrak ridership in Iowa is hurt by flooding
The Federal Railroad Administration notified Iowa transportation officials
on Oct. 14 that it has approved a request to split a $230 million federal
grant awarded last year to Iowa and Illinois for the Iowa City-to-Chicago
train. ...

Restoration under way for Elkhart museum trains
ELKHART — Train enthusiasts in Elkhart are trying to come up with more
than $1 million needed to restore an aging steam engine that's housed at a
railroad museum in the city. The New York Central Mohawk No. 3001, which
ran from New York to Chicago and ...

Henry Flagler's 'Eighth wonder of the world'
Palm Beach Post
It was a hand-built railroad made by men using hand tools. For $1.50 a day,
up to 4000 workers labored in the heat and swamps, sometimes so far at sea
they were out of sight of land. First Train to Paradise: Through Jan. 8 at
the Flagler Museum, ...

Rail supporters fight back
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The presentation laid out ARTA's hope to rip up the train tracks and build
a recreational trail through the corridor from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake.
Adirondack Rail Preservation Society President Bill Branson's main argument
was that the state, ...

Re: A Simpson Timber Railroad Train Last Monday - Altamont Press
Re: A Simpson Timber Railroad Train Last Monday. Author: Marty Bernard.
Date: 10-24-2011 - 07:38. The sign back off the main road says "Saw Mill
5". ...,64962,64991

Local leaders press for expanded passenger rail in Iowa (blog)
Local officials were urged Monday to keep the pressure on Iowa's state and
federal lawmakers in the battle to expand the state's passenger rail
network. Proponents want state support for long-talked-about plans to link
Iowa City to Chicago via train,

VINELAND: Railroad tracks trouble spot for drivers
Vineland Daily Journal
A 20-year-old Vineland man was cited for careless driving after driving
into a railroad train's engine on North Orchard Road just north of West
Landis Avenue on Thursday. Carlos A. Rivera of the 500 block of Grandview
Avenue told police he didn't see ...

Train Strikes Wires, Causes Power Outage and Road Closures
By Ariana Cohn Butler police closed Park Place and part of Main Street
Monday morning after a NY Susquehanna train struck low-hanging wires on the
train tracks, causing railroad gates to lower and remain closed. Butler
Police Capt. ...

Railroads aim to replace or revamp aging bridges
Progressive Rail Roading
The first bridge to be constructed over the river in more than 40 years,
the 1720-foot cable-stayed structure will accommodate light-rail trains,
buses and future streetcars. About 100 million people use Portland's public
transportation system annually ...

All aboard for Railroad Days
Beckley Register-Herald
Judy Kessel, of Beckley, makes Willow Wood Soaps and has sold them at
Railroad Days for three years. “I do have customers who ride the train
every year and tell me this is their favorite place to stop. It is nice to
get to see the same people every ...

Group moves to end tax to build North Bay railroad
San Francisco Chronicle
Sumitomo Corp. of America will build the railcars in Illinois and deliver
the first train for testing in 2013. The trains will feature comfortable
seating, restrooms and a coffee and wine bar. The railroad is being built
on the right-of-way of the old ...

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10/23/2011 4:06:00 PM


Model train show continues Sunday
Herald and News
Chuck Paulsen looks on as his grandson, 2-year-old Aaron Paulsen, plays
with a model train set up as a demonstration piece at the Fourth Annual
Model Railroad Show & Sales at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Saturday.
Posted: Sunday, October 23, ...

Another record year on America's rails
The Economist (blog)
High-speed rail supporters call for a system that is built from the ground
up, using rails designated only for high-speed trains and new technologies
that whip trains around at speeds faster than 200 miles per hour. That
vision, however, is still young ...

Talking Transportation: What's in a train name?
Ridgefield Press
The New Haven Railroad used to name its trains: The Merchants Ltd., The
Owl, The Patriot and Senator. When Amtrak inherited The Owl, a night train
from Boston to Washington, they renamed it “The Night Owl”. But it was
so slow and made so many stops, ...

Restoration under way for Elkhart museum trains
Chicago Tribune
AP Train enthusiasts in Elkhart are trying to come up with more than $1
million needed to restore an aging steam engine that's housed at a railroad
museum in the city. The New York Central Mohawk No. 3001, which ran from
New York to Chicago and made,0,771698.story

SD family sues railroad after fatal train crash
Daily Journal
AP SIOUX FALLS, SD — The family of a rural Brandon man killed in 2009
when a train collided with his truck has filed a lawsuit against the
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The Argus Leader reports
( ) that the family of ...

Restoration under way for Elkhart museum trains
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - Train enthusiasts in Elkhart are trying to come up
with more than $1 million needed to restore an aging steam engine housed at
a railroad museum in the city. The New York Central Mohawk No. 3001 is part
of the collection at the ...

Model Railroad Show and Marketplace, Largest Regional Show of its Kind for ...
PR Web (press release)
The largest regional exhibition of its kind, the show sprawls over 160000
square feet of spectacular operating layouts, clinics and demonstrations,
gifts, train books and supplies, and theater-style presentations of model
railroad videos throughout the

Area rail plans are rumbling
Mail Tribune
I have heard much about the railroad here lately. A while back you wrote
that CORP wasn't taking trains over the summit to California. I saw trains
are going to the coast again, and I hear the train blowing its horn every
so often, ...

Book News: Directory details NC Railroad structures
Greenville Daily Reflector
Peterson is the North Carolina vice-president of the Carolinas Association
for Passenger Trains; President of the Old North State chapter, National
Railway Historical Society; Director, Archives of the Railroad Station
Historical Society and a member ...

Families enjoy fall foliage adventure on local train rides
Centre Daily Times
By Mike Dawson The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society's train takes
passengers to Pleasant Gap on Saturday as part of its fall foliage rides.
CDT PHOTO/MIKE DAWSON BELLEFONTE — Leah Guizar said her 9-year-old
daughter gasped when she saw her ...

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10/22/2011 6:58:00 PM


Pedestrians struck by train in El Campo
It happened around 7:20pm between Broadway St. and Alamo St. According to
the El Campo Police Department, the duo was either walking along the
railroad tracks or crossing the tracks when a westbound Kansas City
Southern freight train hit them. ...

OPINION | As train travel surges, conservatives go off the rails
Twin Cities Planet
Ground was just broken on a flyover railroad bridge there to eliminate a
grade crossing shared by 130 trains a day. The cost: $133 million. By
comparison, the Crosstown Commons highway separation project in Minneapolis
cost more than twice that. ...

Walker's Point residents seek to quiet trains
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dawn Schueller, Kohl's spokeswoman, said Kohl has contacted the Federal
Railroad Administration and is waiting for a response. Engberg and Ray both
said they don't expect to completely eliminate train horn blasts. Their
goal is to reduce the noise. ...

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Train hits vehicle that was stuck on DeKalb tracks
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
driver was arrested for driving under the influence early Friday morning
after a train hit a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks in downtown
DeKalb. DeKalb Police Sgt. Robert ...

Metro-North Railroad passengers voice approval for 'quiet cars'
The Journal News |
Ricky Flores/The Journal News The hum of the train car ventilating system,
the rumble of the rails and the rustle of a newspaper were the subdued
sounds of a morning commute on a "quiet car" newly designated by
Metro-North Railroad. ...

'Haunted Happenings' Salem train service
Wicked Local
Additional trains will allow families to enjoy Halloween in the Witch City.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and its provider of Commuter
Rail service, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company, have announced
increased train service ...

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10/21/2011 4:22:00 PM


Attention Toy Train & Scale Model Railroad Enthusiasts!
The Sacramento Press
by Traci Rockefeller Cusack, published on October 21, 2011 at 12:17 PM To
the delight of rail enthusiasts of all ages, the California State Railroad
Museum will debut a new exhibit titled “Common Diversions: Toy Trains and
Scale Model Railroads” on

Man dies after being struck by Amtrak train in Westmont
Chicago Tribune
Police were called to the scene and found the man had been walking on the
railroad tracks when he was hit by the train, which was traveling about 65
mph, according to police. The man was declared dead on the scene by the
DuPage County coroner. ...,0,4038593.story

Community Corner: Amtrak Exhibit Train
The Seattle Times
Exhibit train stops in Seattle on its nationwide tour celebrating the
national passenger railroad's 40th anniversary, with display of
memorabilia... No comments have been posted to this article. Exhibit train
stops in Seattle on its nationwide tour ...

Two more killed by Bessemer train
(WIAT) - The Norfolk Southern train charges through downtown Bessemer
multiple times a day. But this constant presence and warning signs don't
seem to be enough. "Railroad tracks is a danger. You can't just go by the
fact that you may not see something ...

Pedestrian struck by train in Westmont
Suburban Life Publications
By Nick Vogel, An Amtrack train bound for
LosAngeles struck a pedestrian today at 3:30 pm near Cass Avenue in
Westmont. According to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari, the pedestrian was
trespassing on the railroad tracks when ...

Construction begins on Rail Heritage Center
Portland Business Journal
In recent years, the 4449 and 700 trains have been used for the annual
Holiday Express excursions along the Springwater Trail and Willamette
River. The Enginehouse & Rail Heritage Center is expected to open in late
summer 2012, and will be a living ...

Fall into Fun at Casey Jones Village
Memphis Commercial Appeal
They are utilizing indoor space at the beautiful Casey Jones Museum on
Thursday nights as well as the Old Country Store and Music Highway
Crossroads playing old-time music. A slice of authentic American music.
Weekly from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

Train hits vehicle stuck on tracks in DeKalb
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
By KATE SCHOTT - DeKALB – No one was injured early
Friday morning after a train hit a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks in
downtown DeKalb. A driver near Second Street and Lincoln Highway has turned
down the railroad right-away ...

VTrans' secretary participates in rail “Knowledge Corridor” groundbreaking
On June 30, 2011, MassDOT signed the agreements with the Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) that will enable Amtrak's Vermonter train to again
travel the historic Massachusetts “Knowledge Corridor” route between
Springfield, MA and East Northfield, ...

Updates from Wabtec, AECOM, Colo Railroad, GATX and Ameresco Solar
Progressive Rail Roading
• Wabtec Corp. has obtained a $63 million contract from Denver Transit
Partners to provide positive train control equipment and services for three
new commuter-rail lines to be built by the Regional Transportation District
of Denver. ...

Train Wreck: Calif. Commuter Rail Agency, Foes on Collision ...
Administration: Run by 12 directors from the two counties and Golden Gate
Transit District.

Man missing after derailment at Toyota plant
San Antonio Express
By Jazmine Ulloa / Authorities were looking for a
man late Thursday believed to have been trapped under a derailed train car
at the Toyota plant. The railroad car, used to transport scrap metal, came
loose and began rolling just ...

San Dimas museum gives visitors a taste of railroad history
Pasadena Star-News
By JD Velasco, Staff Writer Curator Dave Housh, left, with Marti Ann Draper
of the Pacific Railroad Society in front of the Pacific Railroad Museum and
library inside an old train depot in San Dimas on Thursday. (Keith
Birmingham / Staff Photographer) ...

Retired train engineer teaches safety as he still feels pain over fatalities
Deseret News
By Alex Cabrero, Deseret News BOUNTIFUL — For all the things Walt Webster
has seen in his 37-year career in the railroad business, there are three
things he wishes he never witnessed. “It slowly goes away. I guess it's
like losing a loved one. ...

Casey Jones in popular culture ReferenceThe Full Wiki
The American railroad engineer Casey Jones has become well known in
American folklore as an engineer who died in the course of duty References
to Casey ...

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10/20/2011 7:11:00 PM


Lucky rider jumps, avoids harm as train slams ATV
Gloucester Daily Times
By Jesse Poole Staff Writer When a Gloucester man was joyriding his
all-terrain vehicle down the railroad tracks in Gloucester Thursday
morning, he didn't expect he'd stall a train for an hour — or that he'd
have to dodge it first. ...

If only Congress would get on board
High-speed rail is a political football, kicked back and forth by
Republicans and Democrats. One of the only advancing high-speed projects on
the West Coast is a fast train that would travel from Los Angeles to, well,
nowhere. ...

Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society to host fall foliage rides
Centre Daily Times
The train's caboose was built in Altoona in 1951. The Bellefonte Historical
Railroad Society will hold its third annual Fall Foliage Excursions this
weekend using Pontius' train. CDT FILE PHOTO While some parts of Centre
County already have seen their ...

Felonies on Metro-North trains rise 6%
From January through August of this year, felony crimes on Metro-North
Railroad were up 6 percent over the same months in 2010, including a 22
percent growth in grand larcenies, according to Metropolitan Transportation
Authority Police. ...

Lincoln police investigating body found on train tracks
Lincoln Journal Star
Two people on a walk home discovered a body on the railroad tracks near Van
Dorn and Park Boulevard. Police say they believe the man was hit by a
train, according to Capt. Martin Fehringer. He was found after midnight
Thursday and his identity is still ...

CN to pay Illinois family US$36M to settle lawsuits
Also named in the lawsuits were CN subsidiaries Illinois Central Railroad
Co. and Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Co. Lawyers for the family said
pre-trial documents and witnesses indicated the train's engineer noticed
water conditions on the track ...

Threat to trains leads to carp barrier change, Army Corps says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"This action was taken in response to concerns that the higher settings may
be causing interference with the railroad operating signals and with the
railroad crossing gates immediately adjacent to the electric dispersal
barriers in the Chicago Sanitary ...

Rider jumps just before ATV is hit by train
By Jaime Lutz, Globe Correspondent An ATV driver narrowly avoided getting
hit by the commuter rail in Gloucester this morning, jumping from his
vehicle before it collided with an approaching train, the MBTA said. At
10:15 am, the ATV operator was ...

KY 116 Back Open after Train Derailment
West Kentucky Star
By WestKyStar Staff FULTON, KY - KY 116/West State Line Road was reported
closed in Fulton for a short time earlier Thursday morning due to a train
derailment. Rail cars that came off the track scraped the support structure
of an overpass at KY 116 ...

Railroad tracks a reminder to stay safe
Add train tracks to that list. It's very easy to cross railroad tracks
without giving them a second thought. If there is no guard arm, or lights
or signals, or if the train is quiet or otherwise obscured, drivers may
treat the crossing more as an ...,0,3638765.story

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10/20/2011 4:27:00 PM


Union Pacific Q3 results beat estimates
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Railroad operator Union Pacific Corp reported higher
quarterly results, topping Wall Street estimates, driven by higher fuel
cost recovery and pricing gains. Volume rose slightly as higher shipments
of automotive and industrial ...

Lincoln police say body found near train tracks
The Republic
Police say the body of a man has been found along railroad tracks in
Lincoln. Lincoln television station KOLN-TV ( reports
the body was found by two people walking home along the tracks around 12:22
am Thursday. Police Capt. ...

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10/19/2011 4:32:00 PM


Award to family in Rockford train derailment: $36.2 million
Rockford Register Star
About 8:35 pm June 19, 2009, the Tellez family was traveling north on South
Mulford Road when they stopped at the south set of double railroad tracks.
Unknown to them and to the operators of a freight train hauling ethanol,
torrential rains had washed ...

Man killed by train becomes city's third death in five days
Dayton Daily News
Terry Ross, 62, of Owen Street in Hamilton, was killed Tuesday night after
being struck by a train near High Street, according to Hamilton police.
Around 11 pm, Ross was crossing CSX railroad tracks south of High Street
near Martin Luther King, ...

OCTA breaks ground on $600 million project
OC Metro
The number of trains is expected to increase more than 45 percent by 2030.
The added traffic would mean a train would block one of the intersections
every ten minutes. “Making the important upgrades on these railroad
crossings will positively benefit ...

Man killed after being struck by train in Ventura
Ventura County Star
A man was found dead along the railroad track in Ventura Tuesday after
being struck by a train minutes before midnight, police said. Ventura
police received a call from Union Pacific Railroad regarding a person being
struck by a northbound freight ...

More than model trains moves the patrons of East Memphis toy store
Memphis Commercial Appeal
The elder Wolff then bought the entire model train inventory from a closing
hobby and coin shop and opened his store focused on model trains. Model
train and railroad enthusiasts have been and will remain the store's
biggest customer base, ...

Travel By The Railroad Train to San Diego To Enjoy A Leisurely ...
Travel By The Railroad Train to San Diego To Enjoy A Leisurely Vacation. by
Author135 on October 12th, 2011. Posted In: Current Science Articles. Maybe
this ...

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10/18/2011 4:37:00 PM


Mother of train crossing accident victim wants safety changes at crossings
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Just days after her daughter was killed in a train
accident, a Kentucky mother is demanding safety changes at railroad
crossings. Investigators in Mercer County believe that 19-year-old Sophia
Ammons couldn't see the train ...

Police Log: Car hit by train
Tracy Press
by TP staff A car stuck on the railroad tracks at Linne Road and Tracy
Boulevard was hit by a train at 2:49 pm Monday, Oct. 17. The driver
admitted that he had drunk a beer two hours before the accident, but police
found that he was not intoxicated. ...

Corboy & Demetrio Secures $22.5 Million Settlement for Victim of Rockford ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The husband of a Rockford woman
who died in a fiery train derailment in 2009 has settled his lawsuit
against three railroad companies for $22.5 million, according to his
lawyers at the Chicago law firm of Corboy

REVIVING RAIL: Tourist train proposed for Colebrookdale Spur ...
REVIVING RAIL: Tourist train proposed for Colebrookdale Spur. Published:
Sunday, October 16, 2011; Last Updated: Sun. Oct 16, 2011, 6:09am. Tweet. 5

Railroad museum starts renovating steam engine, children's train
Railroad museum starts renovating steam engine, children's train. by: Zina
Kumok Posted: 10.17.2011 at 1:15 am. Increase story text
size ...

Trains collide, scatter rail cars under interstate
San Jose Mercury News
Two freight trains collided beneath a Southern California interstate early
Tuesday, scattering six rail cars along tracks near one of the nation's
largest railroad yards. There were no injuries and no homes or businesses
were evacuated. ...

Private rail car owners stop in Galveston
By AP | October 18, 2011 GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Patrick Henry, owner of
a luxury rail travel company, eased into a plush seat inside his private
railroad car Monday a few hours before his and 20 other private train cars
were expected to depart from ...

Investors may not back bullet train until after it's running, agency says
Los Angeles Times
By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times Investors may not be willing to
back the state's bullet train project until after it begins operating, the
California High-Speed Rail Authority said in a letter to key legislators,
an acknowledgment that again ...,0,7732152.story

Mother Wants Safety Changes At Railroad Crossing Where Daughter Was Killed
LEX18 Lexington KY News
Just days after her daughter was killed in a train accident, a Mercer
County mother demanding safety changes for the railroad crossing where her
daughter died. Investigators think Sophia Dawn Ammons, 19, just couldn't
see the train coming early ...

Train Hits Car Abandoned On Railroad Tracks In Socorro - News ...
SOCORRO -- A car that was left abandoned on railroad tracks was struck by a
train early Thursday in Socorro. Thursday, October 13, 2011.

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10/17/2011 1:20:00 AM


Collector: Train offers unique perspective of US
Daily News - Galveston County
By Amanda Casanova GALVESTON — Patrick Henry, owner of a luxury rail
travel company, eased into a plush seat inside his private railroad car
Monday a few hours before his and 20 other private train cars were expected
to depart from the train stop at ...

State calls railroad crossing safe for school buses
Columbus Dispatch
State law requires bus drivers to stop at every railroad crossing, as close
as 15 feet from the track but no farther than 50, to look for a train.
Other drivers must stop within the same distance if warning signals are
active. ...

HAZMAT team deployed to train in San Bernardino
San Bernardino Sun
Firefighters responded to a call at 3:38 pm of a possible "train
explosion," but soon learned that was not the case, dispatcher Brenda Hall
said. The Union Pacific train came to a sudden stop after a railroad
dispatcher said another train in the ...

Person hit by train in West Toledo
FOX Toledo Online
The unidentified body was found just before 9:30 pm on the railroad tracks
near Sylvania and Canada southern avenues. Investigators say the person was
hit by a train, but they're not saying if the he or she was already dead
before a train actually hit ...

Still In Shock
Orange Leader
Matt Thomas, a senior at Vidor High School, was killed by a train Sunday
on the KCS Railroad tracks in the 2000 block of Old Highway 90,
across from the entrance of the little league baseball park. Authorities
are still searching for answers on ...

Looking at light rail transit on CSX lines
Rail transit on high use freight rail lines is discussed in this letter to
the Smyrna-Vinings Patch editor. These freight train cars are just
gathering weeds and graffiti off Oakdale Road in Smyrna. The bridge in the
background is South Cobb Drive. ...

Lessons from 'Railroad History in a Nutshell' - TRAINS Magazine
Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary
on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive
technology, ...

A Slow Morning for Commuter Rail Riders
Due to signal work being done on the rails by CSX, a rail-based
transportation company that uses the line, most Commuter Rail trains
running through Wellesley this morning faced delays of about 15-20 minutes.
But according to Massachusetts Bay Commuter ...

Teen Killed In Crash Involving Train
A community is in mourning after a Mercer County teen died in a tragic
accident involving a train over the weekend. The Mercer County coroner says
Sophia Ammons, 19, died after a train hit her truck while it was on
railroad tracks in Harrodsburg on ...

TECUMSEH: Southern Michigan Railroad Society offers historic train Fall 
Color Tour
Heritage Newspapers
Board the Southern Michigan Railroad Society historic train and travel into
the countryside for a firsthand look at the changing colors and season. The
annual Fall Color Tour trips started Saturday and will run until Oct. 30 on
Thursdays, Fridays,

Casey Jones from TMNT gets his own movie : movies
But I did love how they picked the tiniest and least threatening man to
play Casey Jones. 5'5'' and 125lbs is what I think of when I think Casey
Jones lol /sarcasm ...

Krista A. Rosencrans was severely injured when a train collided with a
motor vehicle in which she was a passenger. She and her mother, Rebecca L.
Dresser (collectively appellants), brought this negligence action against
Union Pacific Railroad Company ...

Amtrak's next challenge: New rail competition - Fred Frailey - Trains ...
I spoke today to Bill Bronte, who runs the Rail Division of California DOT,
which subsidizes Amtrak trains in that state to the tune of some $100
million a year. ...

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10/16/2011 4:47:00 PM


NYC High Line inspires Philly to redevelop viaduct
Seattle Post Intelligencer
JOANN LOVIGLIO, AP In this Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Sarah McEneaney, left,
leads a group along train tracks on a Reading Railroad Viaduct no longer in
use in Philadelphia. A decade-long quest to redevelop a downtown viaduct is
getting some traction ...

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10/16/2011 4:42:00 PM


NYC High Line inspires Philly to redevelop viaduct
Seattle Post Intelligencer
JOANN LOVIGLIO, AP In this Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Sarah McEneaney, left,
leads a group along train tracks on a Reading Railroad Viaduct no longer in
use in Philadelphia. A decade-long quest to redevelop a downtown viaduct is
getting some traction ...

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10/16/2011 11:20:00 AM

10/16/2011 General News Mixed Dates

General News

Economy adds 103,000 jobs, but it's not enough

With Time Running Short, Jobs Managed His Farewells

Average length of unemployment now at 60-year high

Photo reveals Lady Gaga’s outfit for President Obama meeting

(First off many have not been proved or disproved in medical studies this does not mean it does not have benefits, as many other cultures and traditions are well aware of these.. But one thing you have to pay attention to it.. How do these people that know of the benefits use this item? If you take it in a pill to treat it a skin condition and have no effects good or bad.. and the culture that uses it as topical agent directly in a cream or poultrice knows it works.. it just means that is it not a scam we just are misinformed how to correctly apply it for healing.. as I often see many use with herbs and supplements.. I am not a doctor or a herbalist but I have been recognized as a Shaman and from my Shamanic Studies and practices I have seen many misuses and applications of popular promotions or they combine it with things that interact .. and either take away its benefits or cause issues.. it normally would not. You have to be very cautious of trying new things even under professional medical advisors as I discovered many have no beliefs at all in herbs, as I am like.. Where do you think those pills you prescribe came from before being medically altered..They should be treated with proper care and respect as any other over the counter med.??” - DNatureofDTrain

Debunking Health Claims

Pretty Woman's high school struggle

Hank Williams Jr. wrote a new song about Fox News and ESPN

Death of keyboard

First Person: Slashing My Household Expenses by $6,600 Per Year Without Sacrificing

Defending Life’s Work With Words of a Tyrant

More than 100 charged in massive NYC theft ring

Omellete how too

110-carat Sun-Drop diamond to be auctioned

Probe Finds Vast Overuse of Routine Cancer Screenings

Christopher Columbus

10 Most Popular Jobs and What They Pay

Sleep Bear Clubs

Colleges Offering Tuition Discounts

(This ought to become officially a logo..) - DNatureofDTrain

Apple tribute logo a Web hit

The Best Pens:

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The Cities With the Jobs of the Future

Cancer Symptoms You Are Most Likely to Ignore

6 myths about freezing food

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10 Fantastic Towns for Fall

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U.S. says it foiled Iranian-backed plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador

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8 Old-Time Solutions to Modern Domestic Problems

What is the best yellow cake mix?

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Designer's line creates Black Friday-like buzz, crashes Target website;_ylt=AsuHoAhujbLWKQsAEOoCVkdpbqU5

So, Wish I had a friend like that or a strange like me.. to make me rich, again” - DNatureofDTrain

Tom Hayden offers extraordinary insight into evolution of Occupy Wall Street movement

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Top 7 Manners Adults Should Learn From Children

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Deadbeat state: Ill. owes billions in unpaid bills

Six Brands That Have Come Back From the Dead

7 Tips for Quicker Kitchen Cleanup

15 new uses for tea

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Standup paddler can't beat cancer, but will take it for an incredible ride

Homes In The 50 Most Expensive Zip Codes

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10/16/2011 1:11:00 AM


And not a single one of these mentions in a setence this is the historical track where Casey Jones legendary wreck happened.. Save these tracks! Losing history stinks, and it will be the end of these small towns if you don't.. - DNatureofDTrain

Grenada Railway abandonment.

DOT railroad corridor plan seen as dated
Plattsburgh Press Republican
The study anticipated tourist excursion trains at either end of the line
would generate between 120000 and 177000 train rides by 1999. But a
Railroad Corridor analysis funded by AdkAction in 2010 cited Preservation
Society numbers, saying they have ...

Two teens dead, 1 clinging to life after being struck by train
The Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District received a call from a
Union Pacific Railroad personnel saying that a train had just hit a
pedestrian near the tracks in the area of Covered Bridge. Covered Bridge is
along State Road 6 at about mile ...

DOT railroad corridor plan seen as dated
Plattsburgh Press Republican
The study anticipated tourist excursion trains at either end of the line
would generate between 120000 and 177000 train rides by 1999. But a
Railroad Corridor analysis funded by AdkAction in 2010 cited Preservation
Society numbers, saying they have ...

Two teens dead, 1 clinging to life after being struck by train
The Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District received a call from a
Union Pacific Railroad personnel saying that a train had just hit a
pedestrian near the tracks in the area of Covered Bridge. Covered Bridge is
along State Road 6 at about mile

Fractured plans divide Adirondack railroad corridor continuum
Plattsburgh Press Republican
By KIM SMITH DEDAM The Remsen-Lake Placid railroad track runs in a
carefully engineered line through six counties and 10 towns. A host of
interest groups, including train hobbyists and municipalities, have rolled
out separate plans for their piece of ...

The Record: Safe crossings
Good. Memorial for boy killed at train crossing in Garfield. Flashing
lights and safety gates at railroad crossings may deter most adults,
because they have a keen sense of their own mortality. Kids are somewhat
different. When you're young, ...

Amtrak looks to improve Silver Star train that runs through Tampa
"The only thing I wish is that this train was faster," said Louis Berthony,
who has homes in Tampa and Miami. Berthony was taking only his second
Amtrak ever, facing a 5 hour, 20 minute ride from Tampa to Miami.
"High-speed rail would be nice."

Casey Jones the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Casey Jones the movie. Posted by Francis Oct 11 2011 0516 GMT in Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles. Like. * httpwwwcaseyjonesthemoviecom. not bad for a
fanflick ...

Train engineers live with the pain of those who die on the tracks
It's common practice after a collision for a railroad to send in a relief
crew to take over the train, rail experts say. Penny Bassett Hackett,
spokeswoman for NJ Transit, said some engineers have never had a fatal
collision with a trespasser, ...

Two Utah County teens killed in train accident
Salt Lake Tribune
Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said the girls, ages 13 to 16,
were between the two railroad tracks about 6:40 pm near the Covered Bridge
Canyon crossing and State Route 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon when two trains
— an eastbound and westbound ...

Amtrak sets ridership record again, surpasses 30 million riders
The Journal News |
The railroad celebrated by recognizing a repeat customer from outside St.
Louis. Rochelle Lathan, a mother of five, became the 30-millionth
passenger, two days before the end of the fiscal year, when she rode the
Texas Eagle train from Alton, ...

Authorities identify woman killed in train crash
Rita Louise Vollmer, the driver of a 1997 Lincoln Town Car, was westbound
on South Dakota Highway 20 about 5:45 pm when she failed to stop at a
railroad crossing and her vehicle collided with a northbound Burlington
Northern-Santa Fe train, ...,0,3299581.story

Model train, plane display at National Packard Museum
Youngstown Vindicator
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” a model railroad display, opened last
week at the National Packard Museum, and will run through Dec. 29.
Sponsored by the museum, the Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club and the
Flying Aeros Association, ...

Collector: Train offers unique perspective of US
Daily News - Galveston County
By Amanda Casanova GALVESTON — Patrick Henry, owner of a luxury rail
travel company, eased into a plush seat inside his private railroad car
Monday a few hours before his and 20 other private train cars were expected
to depart from the train stop at ...

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10/15/2011 10:59:00 AM


REVIVING RAIL: Tourist train proposed for Colebrookdale Spur
The Mercury
Ross Rowland is also no stranger to tourist railroads. He has helped
establish several: founder of the Freedom Train, a mobile museum which
toured the country in 1976; and is currently in charge of an effort to
refurbish passenger cars for the ...

The train stops here: Centralia, Chehalis, 1912
The Seattle Times
The Centralia Railroad Depot, recorded not long after its opening in 1912.
In order to catch the tableau of a family greeting on the right, Jean
Sherrard moved his camera somewhat closer to the depot and the Amtrak
carrier across the tracks. ...

Casey Jones High Railers first weekend at the Memphis Pink Palace ...
The Casey Jones group is made up of a bunch of fine friends and fellow is well worth the trip to see their layout!! Alan. Check
out My Blog on the ...

People board Great Pumpkin Train at National Railroad Museum
"When we have kids walking on the trains are so big they're just in awe,
and have a great time. And it's really exciting. It's a family friendly
event. We're not going out to scare the kids. We're just having a nice
train ride, get them to have a ...

Michigan Purchases Track For High Speed Trains - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
At the same time, the Michigan Department of Transportation received over
$200 million this summer to fund the purchase of new high-speed rail
trains. Without an improved track, these trains could not run, so the state
was persuaded to do the work ...

Railroad Train Kids Clothes Tree Calgary Furniture For Sale Kijiji ...
great for a train themed kids room! approx 4 feet high, painted wood with
three hooks. asking $40 or best offer. email or call 403-217-7741.

Alaska Railroad - Travel - Holiday Trains
Holiday Trains - Saturday December 10, 2011. Come experience the magic of
Christmas on the Alaska Railroad Holiday Trains, featuring world champion
teen ...

Cameras aim to cut River Line crime
Asbury Park Press
Cameras will be installed in all 20 light rail cars on the River Line. /
Courier-Post file NEWARK — After several crime incidents, including the
shooting at a River Line train in Riverside last weekend, NJ Transit will
install cameras on 20 rail cars. ...

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10/14/2011 3:07:00 PM


Roundtable: Cut federal funding to Amtrak?
Galesburg Register-Mail
You can get in real trouble criticizing the railroad in Galesburg, but
passenger trains must be left to succeed or fail on their own. That's the
way the market works. Plus, neither the state nor the feds have the money
to pay for it.

No Sturtevant Holiday Train this year
Journal Times
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into its stop at the Sturtevant
Railroad Station Amtrak Depot, 9900 E. Exploration Court on Wednesday,
December 8, 2010
. Spectators and train enthusiasts withstood the 15-degree
nighttime temperature to be

Architect/railroad historian Dubin, collector of rare train artifacts, dead at 88
Highland Park News
By MAUREEN O'DONNELL October 14, 2011 1:32PM
Architect and railroad historian Arthur Dubin did all of his book-writing
in a study decked out with train memorabilia, including Pullman Car doors
and a rug from the glamorous

The Cain Train: A political underground railroad
Daily Caller
By Christopher R. Barron For decades the liberals in the Democrat Party
have treated women and minorities as property. Politically speaking,
blacks, women, gays, Hispanics and Jews were owned by them. These groups
are expected to fill the coffers of ...

Les trains à vapeur du Disneyland Railroad - YouTube
Depuis son plus jeune âge, Walt Disney avait la passion des trains. Ce

Architect/railroad historian Dubin, collector of rare train ...
Architect and railroad historian Arthur Dubin did all of his book-writing
in a study decked out with train memorabilia, including. Pullman Car doors
and a rug from ...

railroad travel mugs and train travel coffee cups
Railway Productions features railroad videos dvds books software train
collectibles t-shirts hats mugs signs clocks mousepads.

Illinois EPA Asks for AG to Look at Train Derailment
(Springfield) -- The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants the
railroad company that operated the train that derailed and caused a huge
fire in central Illinois to pay for the clean-up. The EPA on Thursday asked
the Illinois Attorney General

Service at Calif. Train Crash Station Restored, Investigation Continues
International Business Times
The investigation will include examining the wreckage, interviewing crew
members and checking any radio or cellphone exchanges with dispatchers,
Federal Railroad Administration spokesman Warren Flatau said. An Amtrak
train was traveling at an estimated ...

IL EPA: Train Company Should Pay for Fire, Derailment in Tiskilwa
MyFox Chicago
Several freight cars filled with ethanol caught fire when a train derailed
in Tiskilwa, which is west of Chicago. The EPA is asking the Illinois
attorney general's office to take action against the Iowa Interstate
Railroad. There were no injuries in ...

Could the US crack high-speed rail?
BBC News
But he believes the expansion of light rail and metro systems can help turn
urban America into more "walkable communities". Back on the Acela, the
train pulls into its final destination, Union Station, bang on time. "This
is Washington DC. ...

Could the US crack high-speed rail?
BBC News
But he believes the expansion of light rail and metro systems can help turn
urban America into more "walkable communities". Back on the Acela, the
train pulls into its final destination, Union Station, bang on time. "This
is Washington DC.

Drunk Driver Causes SEPTA Train Collision - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
The accident occurred on the first train service of the day. 24 Passengers
on the SEPTA train were injured in the crash. Luckily, all of the injuries
were minor and were not life threatening. The light rail train did not
suffer any significant damage, ...

Purchase of railroad track protects state and federal grant investments, MDOT says
By Rosemary Parker | Kalamazoo Gazette Scott Harmsen / GazetteAn Amtrak
passenger train crosses King Highway just east of downtown Galesburg on
Oct. 5
. It is using part of the rail line that the state plans to buy from
Norfolk Southern Railway. ...

Officials continue investigation of Illinois train derailment
Ethanol Producer Magazine
... state attorney general asking for a judicial order that would require
Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. to conduct an investigation of environmental
impacts associated with an Oct. 7 train derailment that resulted in a
massive ethanol tank car fire. ...

High court reinstates case against Union Pacific
Lincoln Journal Star
Krista Rosencrans was 17 when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by a
Union Pacific Railroad freight train near Belvidere. The rural crossing had
no automatic gates or lights to warn motorists. The driver, Chanda
McDonald, didn't see the ...

Nebraska Supreme Court reinstates train crash lawsuit filed by 18-year-old and ...
The Republic
The train was heading from North Platte to Marysville, Kan. Rosencrans and
her mother contended the Omaha-based railroad company was negligent because
the train's horn didn't sound, and that train operators failed "to take
timely action to slow or stop ...

The Cain Train: A political underground railroad
Skip to comments. The Cain Train: A political underground railroad · Daily
Caller ^ | 101411 | Christopher R. Barron. Posted on 10/14/2011 12:17:56 PM
PDT by

Congress, Governors Nix Obama's High-Speed Trains - Michael ...
But this doesn't build many rail lines, and with one exception, none of
them is really high-speed, like France's TGV or Japan 's bullet train. The
governors of ...

Railroad Association celebrates steam engine's 102nd birthday
By Christy Batien, Morning Anchor - bio | email The train is pulling into
the station for a party at the Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse in Sioux City.
The Great Northern Railway Company Steam Engine is celebrating its 102nd

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10/13/2011 12:23:00 AM

"Danger, I been thinkin'! Will the thought manifest itself!
Ya know what would be super cool! .. Wouldn't it be funny if .. Wisconsin and Southern Railroad company.. Brought up the old Illinois Central route of the famous engineer "Casey" Jones ... After all Wisconsin is America's dairy promiseland, and Mr. Gardner could have bragging rights to owning one of the most famous railroad estates in history! ... Yes, Wouldn't that be funny if! :) .. I know there... are many groups who want to fund it.. and I know the tracks get 1-3 trains a week of service the railroad says it can't operate the line with service that low.. yet .. Mr. Gardner has successfully done this for years.. and even transformed the lines into 25 trains a day in some areas! .. Take the WSOR beyond Wisconsin we have some old ic heritage areas in Wisconsin many fans been upset over the loss of alot of that.. So it would be a good move to make the railroad from the promiseland of Dairy preserve one important track of history! Would be a great b-day present for me! lol .. :P~ :) " - DNatureofDTrain

An update on me I am still pretty sick but at least I am not feeling like its the end of my world - DNatureofDTrain

RIVERSIDE: Train hits man walking on tracks
BY DAVID KECK AND STEVEN BARRIE Riverside and railroad police officers are
investigating the death of a man who walked in front of a freight train
Wednesday evening as a suicide. The man, who appeared to be in his late
20s, was walking along the tracks ...

Railroad modelers right on track for fun
The Spokesman Review
The Evergreen Railroad Modelers, 18213 E. Appleway Blvd., will present an
open house Saturday from 5 to 9 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm There are
three tiny little towns in the area you won't find on any map. Trains pull
through the towns, ...

Railroad modelers right on track for fun
The Spokesman Review
The Evergreen Railroad Modelers, 18213 E. Appleway Blvd., will present an
open house Saturday from 5 to 9 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm There are
three tiny little towns in the area you won't find on any map. Trains pull
through the towns, ...

After fatal accidents, NJ Transitseeks improved safety at crossings
Asbury Park Press
A NJ Transit train passes a railroad crossing as it nears the South Amboy
train station. / NJ PRESS MEDIA 2002 NEWARK — NJ Transit is undertaking a
systemwide examination and education effort to try to improve safety at
railroad crossings and around ...

Neighborhood association slams DesertXpress rail plan
A rendering of the train is seen here. By Richard N. Velotta (contact) A
Southern Nevada rural neighborhood organization has sent a letter to the
Federal Railroad Administration calling the proposed DesertXpress
high-speed rail plan “a complete farce” ...

Man killed by train in Riverside
The Desert Sun
Authorities today were investigating the death of a man killed when he
apparently stepped into the path of a freight train in Riverside. The
unidentified victim, believed to be a transient, was struck on the
Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks ...

Arthur Dubin, Historian of Railroad's Golden Era, Dies at 88
New York Times
By DENNIS HEVESI Arthur Dubin, a leading historian of the golden age of
American passenger railroads, when trains bore names like ocean liners and
Champagne glasses were filled by elegantly attired servers, died on Oct. 3
at a nursing home in

Railfans welcome first train
Coos Bay World
John had been following CBRL's progress in a railroad magazine, and this
was the second trip the couple had made in hopes of seeing the train.
'We're combining my birthday trip with this," Julie Cutsforth said. Others
just seemed glad to witness a ...

City Council Meets on Bullet Train
Thursday's meeting follows last week's sobering presentation by City
Engineer Scott Mozier who basically told the council that the bullet train
would likely railroad the tax base by potentially forcing businesses that
parallel Highway 99 to move

MORE DETAILS: Police Investigate Car-Versus-Train Accident
WGIL Radio News
However, officers say there are no injuries, and that Gray and a group
others gave up on trying to push the vehicle off the tracks when they heard
the train approaching. Officers and firefighters were called to the
railroad tracks, and railroad traffic ...

Oakland Service Restored After Amtrak Trains Collide - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
... stating only that it was a “low-collision” accident between
Amtrak's “Coast Starlight” train and the “San Joaquin” train that
resulted in both trains coming off the tracks. Federal officials and the
Union Pacific Freight Railroad, the company who ...

Amtrak carries record 30.2M passengers in FY11
By David B. Wilkerson CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Passenger train service
provider Amtrak said Thursday that 30.2 million passengers rode its rails
in fiscal 2011 ending Sept. 30, the highest ridership total since the
National Railroad Passenger Corp.

Bus service available after train collision in Oakland
San Jose Mercury News
Amtrak and the Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the tracks, will be
working with federal officials to investigate the incident. Passengers who
have paid for travel on canceled trains can contact Amtrak at (800)
USA-RAIL to receive refunds without fee

(Video) Canadian Pacific Freight Train – Plymouth and Medina, MN ...
For those who live in the country, the sound of this train in the distance
is fantastic ! Here's a close up view of the train. This railroad crossing
is at Highway 55 and

Bus service available after train collision in Oakland
The accident occurred when two lead engines from a San Joaquin line train
and a Coast Starlight line train lost contact with the rail, Amtrak
officials said. Crews are removing damaged equipment this morning and will
determine if further service

College partners with global firm to train employees
Rosemount Town Pages
Larry Raddatz, DCTC's director of manufacturing and railroad, said the
school will train Loram employees, at their Hamel location, to operate the
complex machinery the company uses to maintain railroad tracks. The company
sells its services and

Schumer calls for LIRR rider bill of rights
Queens Campaigner
Long Island Rail Road riders wait for announcements outside the Jamaica
last year following a fire that crippled most of the railroad's
lines. A little over a week after a lighting strike at the Jamaica Long
Rail Road station caused ...

Man hit by train dies in Norfolk
The Virginian-Pilot
By Cindy Clayton A man was believed to have been hit and killed by a train
this morning. The man was found at the railroad tracks at 23rd and Granby
streets, dispatchers said. The incident was reported shortly after 3 am A
police spokeswoman said that ...

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10/12/2011 3:34:00 PM


Steam train returning Nov. 1
Pueblo Chieftain
844 was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad and was
delivered in 1944. It pulled passenger trains that included the Overland
Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger. When
diesel-electric locomotives took over

Railfest offers weekend fun in Palatka
St. Augustine Record
The 2011 train show offers model trains and supplies, railroad collectibles
and memorabilia at Palatka's historic Union Station and the Price-Martin
Center off US 17 (Reid Street). It's really simple to find since when you
get to the railroad tracks ...

Freight train hits, kills pedestrian
BY STEVEN BARRIE AND DAVID KECK A westbound freight train has struck and
killed a pedestrian at the Adams Street railroad crossing in Riverside. The
collision was confirmed by Riverside fire Capt. Jennifer McDowell, who
could not provide any other ...

Railroad enthusiasts begin campaign for Newton museum
Hickory Daily Record
The railroad museum will be located just behind the Newton Depot off North
College Avenue. The museum will feature a roofed structure with open sides
that will house various train cars, including some of the oldest used
locally by the Chester & Lenoir

More arson attacks disrupt German rail system
Washington Times
Police carry paper bags with suspected explosive devices from along the
tracks near the Staaken rail station in Berlin on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
(AP Photo/Michael Sohn) One firebomb went off midday Wednesday on a train
track in the western area of ...

Train hits abandoned truck
Once on scene, officers determined the truck was unoccupied at the time of
the collision and appeared to have been abandoned on the railroad crossing.
Fortunately, the occupants of the train were uninjured. The green Dodge
pickup truck had no licence ...

Eastern Idaho Railroad didn't report Rexburg derailment of train cars 
carrying ...
The Republic
AP REXBURG, Idaho — The fire and police departments in Rexburg say they
weren't notified when train cars carrying propane derailed on a siding in
the city limits. Eastern Idaho Railroad spokesman Garrett Bolyard says a
broken rail led to the ...

Metro-North Railroad back on track today after tunnel project
The Journal News |
Metro-North Railroad trains were on time at the start of rush hour this
morning after a power project by underground rails in Manhattan snarled
commutes at the start of the week. Several trains were canceled Monday
and evening, ...

First Coos Bay Railroad Train On Video
As I posted yesterday the first freight train on the Coos Bay Railroad in
many years left Eugene OR yesterday bound for Coos Bay The train is made up

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Metro-North Railroad mostly back on track today after tunnel project
The Journal News |
Metro-North Railroad trains are expected to run at least close to
completely normal this morning after a power project by underground rails
in Manhattan snarled commutes at the start of the week. Several trains were
canceled Monday morning and evening, ...

History of Jupiter's FEC Train Depot
Within one year, it was the only operational train depot on the
Loxahatchee. Local historians are well-aware of the predominance of Flagler
over the Celestial Railroad. Because of human frailties and lack of good
business sense, the Celestial Railroad

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10/11/2011 3:45:00 PM


California Woman Killed by Metrolink Train After Pushing Baby to Safety
Justice News Flash
Riverside, CA — A Metrolink train killed a mother, after she managed to
push her stroller and her baby to safety when it became stuck on railroad
tracks in Riverside Saturday, October 8, 2011. The train accident occurred
about 7 pm near the

MetroRail train hit man on bridge, officials now say
Austin American-Statesman
By Ben Wear A man critically injured Monday evening on a Capital Metro
railroad bridge was struck by a MetroRail train, an agency spokesman said
Tuesday . Emergency medical service officials had said initially that based
on the nature of the

Railroad reopens; Derailment investigation continues
LaSalle News Tribune
A similar derailment of a Canadian National train in June 2009 on a
washed-out rail bed at Cherry Valley killed a 41-year-old Rockford woman as
she was at the crossing in her car and futilely tried to escape as rail
cars careened off the tracks toward

Fixing a tanker train derailment
Rexburg Standard Journal
REXBURG - The unloading of two railroad tank cars full of propane at the
scene of an Eastern Idaho Railroad train derailment in Rexburg began
Tuesday. The propane is being transferred with a tanker truck to empty
railroad tank cars, a process Madison ...

Chaska man killed in collision with train at crossing
St. Cloud Times
A 65-year-old Chaska man was killed today when he drove around safety arms
at a railroad crossing and was hit by a freight train, witnesses told
authorities. Dennis McKeever, 65, was traveling north on Sherburne County
Road 52 about 12:30 pm when he ...

High-speed rail authority to look at new alignment
California Farm Bureau
"Our job is to oversee and provide the best possible high-speed train
project for California," said Roelof van Ark, CEO of the California
High-Speed Rail Authority, who encouraged members of the public to "take
advantage of this additional step in the ...

Here it crawls: First train en route
Coos Bay World
World Photo by Duane Axelton The Coos Bay Rail Link's first train,
consisting of a locomotive and about 15 lumber cars, is due Wednesday at
the North Spit. While he works on the Coos Bay Rail Link's future, Tom
Foster has a view of its past. ...

Cap Metro: Train hit pedestrian Monday
Austin American-Statesman (blog)
By Ben Wear | Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 09:44 AM A man critically injured
Monday evening on a Capital Metro railroad bridge was struck by a MetroRail
train, an agency spokesman said today. Emergency medical service officials
had said initially that ...

Arthur Dubin, 1923-2011
Chicago Tribune
By Jessica Tobacman, Special to the Tribune Arthur Detmers Dubin, an
architect and partner in the Chicago firm started by his father, was also a
prominent railroad historian whose books on classic trains long have been
required reading for enthusiasts. ...,0,3480258.story

NEW: Metro-North RR: More train delays, cancellations today
After struggling with delays and several train cancellations Monday because
of power problems in New York City, Metro-North Railroad is warning
commuters to expect similar problems this morning. Because of continuing
Con Edison-related power problems ...

A new Amtrak station is a waste of money
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By By Ronald D. Utt In its request for substantial sums of taxpayer money
to move and rebuild Amtrak's Atlanta train station, the railroad notes that
its Atlanta passengers have increased by 16 percent over the past year. ...

Pennsylvania Railroad Train Fire Fighting & Safety Training Film ...
Safety film produced by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) in 1955. PRR diesel
& electric locomotives feature throughout the film including some

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Work to Start on Englewood Flyover
MyFox Chicago
Chicago - Ground will be broken Monday on a new bridge that officials say
will reduce train congestion in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. The $133
million construction project will untie a bottleneck of railroad lines and
create 1500 construction ...

RTD receives final FasTracks light-rail car
Progressive Rail Roading
Last week, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver received
the final light-rail vehicle that will accommodate future service on
FasTracks lines. The light-rail car arrived Oct. 5 on a Union Pacific
Railroad train and was unloaded onto

Railroad festival brings laid-back fun to Appomattox
Lynchburg News and Advance
Children wave as they ride a tractor-drawn train at the Appomattox Railroad
Festival on Sunday. The Town of Appomattox couldn't have a better
spokesperson than Evelyn Chenault. “I've traveled all over the world,”
she said Sunday, “and I've never found

Slow-moving Light Rail train car strikes 2-year-old in Jersey City | NJ ...
A Light Rail train traveling on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line struck a
2-year- old child at about 5 p.m. yesterday near Essex and Greene streets
in Downtown

Top Five Scariest Train Rides in the World - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
After looking through the slideshow and reading the history on each
railway, I have chosen the top five scariest trains in the world. Which
ones do you think should make the list? 1. Georgetown Loop Railroad, US-
Even though this train track is only ...

Explosive Derailment in Small Illinois Town - Tracking news and events in the railroad industry
by christopher-mahoney on October 7, 2011 Train derailments are not an
uncommon occurrence in the railroad industry, but as a recent October 7,
derailment showed; some train derailments create more wreckage than others.
At around 2:00 am on Friday,

Train Derails in Caldwell; Evacuation Orders Have Been Lifted
Eleven cars of a BNSF train derailed at the State Highway 36 railroad
overpass in Caldwell. No hazardous materials are leaking at this time, the
cars are upright and contained, and no evacuations have been ordered. State
Highway 36 is closed at this

Work under way to ease Chicago rail congestion
Reducing train tie-ups at the rail intersection in the South Side Englewood
neighborhood, officials say, should also improve the prospects for a
planned network of high-speed passenger trains connecting eight states.
Chicago would also serve as the hub ...

Vtg Model Railroad Hamm's Beer Train Car | eBay
Vtg Model Railroad Hamm's Beer Train Car in Toys Hobbies , Model RR, Trains
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Full Size Trains at Railfair - Picture of Railfair at McCormick-Stillman ...
Photo of a full size train car at Railfair, an annual event for train
lovers at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Holiday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Atlanta shouldn't be left behind
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Federal Railroad Administration and Amtrak would have funded the rest.
A bigger investment in Amtrak is a waste, some will say. Yet some of
Atlanta's regional competitors already are riding the new terminal train:
Amtrak is planning to move to the

Work starts to ease Chicago train congestion
As it is now, officials say 14 Amtrak, 46 freight and 78 Metra trains go
through the one intersection of the Metra Rock Island District Line and the
Norfolk-Southern Railroad line each day. Many are forced to stop and wait
while others go through.

Investigation, cleanup continue in ethanol train wreck
LaSalle News Tribune
Emergency crews, environmental specialists and railroad accident
investigators remained on the scene of a derailed train on the east edge of
Tiskilwa all weekend, and cleanup operations were getting under way more
than two days after the accident.

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10/9/2011 11:08:00 PM


New Haven trains restored after delays from stuck bridge in Norwalk
Danbury News Times
During the malfunction, hundreds of train passengers were taken by bus
between South Norwalk and East Norwalk to transfer to trains. Service over
the bridge was restored at 5:27 pm, according to the railroad. Alaina
Birden, 27, her sister, mother,

Person hit and killed by train
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department
is investigating the death of a person who was hit by a train Sunday
. Emergency crews were called to the area of County Road 1250
North and the Bishop Road railroad

Mother pushes daughter out of train's path but can't save herself
Los Angeles Times
By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times A Riverside woman died Saturday evening
as she struggled to push a baby stroller over a gated railroad crossing and
was struck by a passing train. The woman's 2-year-old daughter was not hit.,0,7434184.story

10 Things Amtrak Won't Tell You10 Things Amtrak Won't Tell You
After dropping in recent years, a couple of key safety metrics for Amtrak
ticked upward in 2010, such as the number of highway-rail incidents, which
the Federal Railroad Administration says rose by 7 percent per million
train miles.

Bicyclist dies at Gulfport railroad tracks
responded tonight to railroad tracks at Camp Avenue, where a man has been
struck by a train. Camp Avenue is one street west of Broad Avenue in West
. ...

Mother killed by train after freeing 2-year-old stuck on tracks
Los Angeles Times
The mother, whose name has not been released, was pushing her daughter in a
stroller on Mary Street approaching the tracks at about 6:58 pm Saturday,
when the railroad safety arms came down, signaling that a train was
approaching, said Lt. Jaybee ...

Conn. bridge problem affects Amtrak, local trains
Wall Street Journal
A bridge that became stuck open along the Connecticut shoreline is
disrupting train service on Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak. The
Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the Norwalk River Bridge in
South Norwalk failed to close after a boat passed

Hornby Railroad R2670 GWR Train Pack Review (OO Gauge) HD ...
This is a review of the Hornby Railroad R2670 GWR Train Pack in OO gauge
which is a complete small sized set which is aimed at the ...

Train goes golden
Traveling at a maximum of about 20 mph, the "Missionary Ridge Local" offers
what's dubbed as a "bite-sized" train ride, journeying about 55 minutes, or
6 miles on a round-trip. Longer excursions on the Tennessee Valley Railroad
include dinners, ...

Wausau police work to identify body found on train tracks
Wausau Daily Herald
Police investigate Gilbert Park on the north side of Wausau on Saturday
after a body was found on the railroad tracks. / Xai Kha/Wausau Daily
Herald Police tentatively have identified a woman who was killed when
struck by a train on Wausau's north side ...

Woman Shoves Stroller to Safety Before Getting Hit by Train
Fox News
A woman pushing a baby in a stroller across railroad tracks in Southern
Saturday night was killed by a train but she shoved the stroller
to safety just in time, authorities said. The woman was trying to walk
through the Riverside crossing ...

Railroad Stories: Child Was Train Enthusiast
Railroad Stories: Child Was Train Enthusiast. Became train enthusiast as a
child. CAPPER's Staff Good Old Days. Share Facebook · Digg · Delicious

Look Railroad Train Baby Boy Crib Nursery Bedding Set 10pcs ...
Look Railroad Train Baby Boy Crib Nursery Bedding Set 10pcs This Set Fits
all Toddler Beds and Cribs (Single or Convertible) (USA, UK, AU, Etc..) The

Diesel locomotive 42206 shunts a freight train - Railroads and ...
Interail locomotive 42206 is seen at the Dynon Freight yards (Melbourne ...

Arlington seeks rail safety improvements after Union Pacific crash
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Susan Schrock ARLINGTON -- After last weekend's earth-shaking train
crash not far from where 600 people were attending a charity fundraiser,
Arlington officials are pressing Union Pacific Railroad to improve safety
along the busy rail line that cuts ...

Fall train rides for all ages
NORTH JUDSON | The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is offering a variety of
train rides this autumn. Aboard the Pumpkin Trains, enjoy a trip through
the rural northwest Indiana countryside and across the Kankakee River at
English Lake.

Amtrak Train Collides With Tractor-Trailer
The Ledger
An Amtrak passenger train traveling through Haines City on Saturday
clipped a tractor-trailer partially stopped on the tracks, police
said. The accident happened about 12:30 pm at North Railroad Avenue and
Third Street near the Haines City ...

Watch out for that train
Alamogordo Daily News
A railroad crossing quiet zone can be perplexing for the average person
after hearing the loud horn of an approaching train at Martin Luther King
Drive. All locomotive engineers traveling the rails in the US are required
by the federal Railroad ...

Stockyards catching up after rail interruption
News-Press Now
Another firm that suffered from washed-out rail lines was Kansas City Power
& Light, which had to go without routine coal train shipments to the Iatan
II power plant for about a month, said KCP&L spokeswoman Courtney Beatty.

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10/8/2011 9:31:00 AM


National, state inspectors investigate Tiskilwa derailment site
Chicago Tribune
A team from the National Transportation Safety Board was on-scene in
Tiskilwa this morning investigating the derailment of freight train early
Friday and ignition of ethanol the train was hauling. The 131-car train
operated by Iowa Interstate Railroad ...,0,7709671.story

Railroad changes to silence train whistles | The Marshfield News ...
Train whistles will no longer blast through Marshfield after modifications
at three railroad crossings are completed and approved by the Federal
Railroad ...

Our thoughts: Train safety reminder is needed
The Coloradoan
Law enforcement officers along for the trip kept an eye out to report
offenders, including those trespassing on railroad property. Those on board
were reminded that a fully loaded 416000-pound train can take up to a mile
to come to a stop. ...

Restored railroad buildings to be open to public
Reading Eagle
Here are two buildings that were saved." The park's freight house, built in
1858, is an original building of the Lebanon Valley line of the P&R
Railroad, which later became the Reading Railroad. The park's train station
was built in 1872. ...

Small town lit up by explosive early morning train derailment
Chicago Tribune
Officials by the evening were still trying to determine what derailed 26
cars, some of which were carrying ethanol, on the Iowa Interstate
Railroad-operated train at about 2 am, just east of Tiskilwa. The early
morning crash made big news in sparsely ...,0,6042103.story

Railroad toys - Toy trains: find the best price on
Shop for Railroad toys from the widest selection of top stores ...

Mock train-truck accident part of Rail Safety Week | Community Spirit ...
As part of Louisiana Rail Safety Week, several emergency response agencies
participated in a crash drill simulating an accident between a freight
train and a

Illinois train explosion: How safe are ethanol tankers?
Christian Science Monitor
A freight train that derailed and exploded Friday in Illinois was carrying
ethanol. Though rail transport of ethanol has increased dramatically,
accidents involving hazardous materials are down. By Mark Guarino, Staff
writer / October 7, ...

Amtrak train with 179 passengers plows into semi in Haines City
Central Florida News 13
Police said the tractor-trailer had just left the plant with a load of
citrus when the driver stopped at a stop sign, leaving the trailer on the
railroad tracks. Gary Alberga, who works at Simply Delicious Restaurant
nearby, was outside when the train

taking Desperate measures
Chicago Sun-Times
Because deliberately dying in a manner as public as a suburban train track
brings in engineers, rail crew, passengers and other strangers, Pew said
its impact is considerably more profound than more common methods of
suicide, such as firearms and ...

Use time on the train to read books
Poughkeepsie Journal
If you ride Metro-North Railroad five days a week, an hour-plus each way,
you've got the chance. I've been using my commute to rediscover the joys of
great literature. I was driven to it by unvaryingly depressing news:
recession, unemployment, war, ...

Union Pacific Autorack train Westbound passing the Rochelle ...
I was spending a few days in Rochelle and this is just one of many trains I
caught passing the railroad park there this one is Westbound this

Small town lit up by explosive early morning train derailment ...
Officials by the evening were still trying to determine what derailed 26
cars, some of which were carrying ethanol, on the Iowa Interstate
Railroad-operated train ...

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(Thanks to a technical error with this blog this is the only news article for this date I have I went to save it it says it expired it should not have expired in 30 seconds) - DNatureofDTrain

Man's body found on railroad tracks near Gold Bar
The Seattle Times
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said a man's body was found Wednesday
on train tracks near Gold Bar. The man appears to have been hit by a train,
but it's not known when, said sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Hover. A
passing train spotted the man's ...

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10/5/2011 11:06:00 AM


Events in the Village!: Plectral Society to Play Music EVERY Thursday!
(Jackson, TN) On behalf of Casey Jones Village, Clark Shaw, CEO of Brooks
Shaw's Old Country Store, is pleased to announce that the Jackson Area
Plectral ...

Friends of Casey Jones ride the trail
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which owns the trail, allowed
Myers to drive on it to take the Friends of the Casey Jones Trail board
members on a ...

Fear the Boot - View topic - Casey Jones - The Movie
I'm going to watch this tonight when I get home. I loved the portrayal of
Casey Jones in a mid-2000s comic series as a brain-damaged, psychotic. Hope
it carries ...

MTA: Man Fatally Struck by Train in Glen Head
The incident, which occurred at approximately 11 am, “did not happen at a
railroad crossing,” he said. The train operated two hours late, and was
held at the incident site. Several trains - heading both westbound and
eastbound - were delayed or

Niles Canyon Rwy Depot - SUNOL
San Jose Mercury News
Enjoy the Golden Gate Railroad Museum 1940's Holiday Club Lounge reserved
seating on the 2011 Train of Lights. Experience the magic of this brightly
decorated holiday train as it winds through Niles Canyon from Sunol to
Fremont and return. ...

Exercise about train awareness conducted by Fort Collins railway
The Coloradoan
Train safety in Fort Collins: Riding the rails in Fort Collins to learn
about crossing safety. » Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and equipment
are private property. Walking or playing on them is not only dangerous,
it's illegal.

Niles Canyon Railway Caboose Departing from Sunol at 7:15 PM
San Jose Mercury News
Climb up into the cupola for a bird's-eye view of the train as it weaves
along the scenic route of North America's First Transcontinental Railroad,
through Niles Canyon, with a docent aboard to narrate the ride. Departing
from Sunol at 7:15,

Police Work With Railroad To Raise Awareness About Train ...
By matthewbuettner
Police boarded a train on Tuesday looking for people being dangerous around

EXCLUSIVE: Fatal train accident
CBS 21
Norfolk Southern Railroad officials tell us it happened on the tracks
behind a discount furniture store. We're told one person was killed, but
there's no word on an identity or why the person was on the tracks.
Copyright 2011 Newport Television LLC All ...

Family mourns mother lost in train collision
Bessemer Police say Priscilla Morgan drove around the railroad crossing
arms and into the path of that train. Morgan leaves behind three little
children. "Those children, their mama is gone. A little girl without her
mama that's heartbreaking.

Picture of The Blue Ridge Railroad Train by Travelpod Member ...
TripAdvisor™ TripWow ★ Picture of The Blue Ridge Railroad Train by
Travelpod Member Meganlocke Mineral Bluff Slideshow Photo ★ from a trip
to Mineral

Officials to consider safety measures for Wayne rail crossing where 2 teens ...
The Star-Ledger -
Cabaj was riding a scooter as he tried to go over the crossing at about
5:30 pm Monday, and was hit by a northbound train, Garfield Capt. Darren
Zucorowski said. Though the rail line in Garfield is fenced off at several
points, Zucorowski said Cabaj ...

Railroad still on track
Messenger Index
The Uniman Corp. sand plant is the only remaining freight customer the
Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad still has in Emmett. When the first
Idaho Northern train rumbled into Emmett in late March 1902 to support the
recent gold discovery on Thunder ...

MTA inspector general mus t get to the bottom of Long Island Rail Road ...
New York Daily News
Equally important, he must thoroughly review the railroad's emergency
response. The accounting must start with the decision to send trains
stuffed cheek by jowl out onto heavily congested tracks, where they
promptly ran into dead ends.

Colton Crossing project promises less traffic, noise
San Bernardino Sun
COLTON - Traffic back-ups and loud, 24-hour train whistles coming from the
Inland Empire's biggest rail bottleneck have long been an unwanted side
effect of this city positioning itself as "the hub" where two major
railroads cross.

Kent Police plan railroad crossing patrols to catch lawbreakers
PNW Local News
Local residents also make use of Sounder Commuter Rail service and transit
bus service originating from the Kent Transit Center. “Rail crossings are
dangerous locations," said Kent traffic unit officer Mike Schanbacher. "If
hit by a train, the train

Garfield school grieves for 13-year-old killed by train
Maybe that is why Cabaj, 13, a seventh-grader at Garfield Middle School,
defied common sense Monday when he ducked under the railroad crossing gates
at Outwater Lane after a westbound train passed, said Chris Zienkiewicz,
17, a friend of Cabaj who

How to stay alive near RR tracks
The railroads do. Others can be considered trespassers — even terrorists
— under state law. But even state law is no match for the laws of
physics. "A train can't stop fast enough to avoid hitting anything in its
way," explained Les Coleman, ...

Disneyland's Mine Train still runs in their memories
The Disneyland Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland attraction goes around
Cascade Peak, next to the Rivers of America. The attraction closed in 1977
to make room for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. 50% off! $15 for $30 worth
of Halloween Costumes,

Five fabulous fall foliage train rides -
Five fabulous fall foliage train rides. By Marnie Hunter, CNN. updated 3:35
PM EST, Fri September 30, 2011
. The Hobo Railroad offers daily fall foliage

Missouri Valley Model Railroad Club Hosts Train ... - Press & Dakotan
Model trains, scenery and railroad memorabilia will be available for train
collectors as well as others. Admission ticket stubs will be used for a
train set drawing at ...

Homewood Railroad Park Caboose - Homewood, IL - Train ...
Illinois Central caboose 199426 lovingly restored and partnered with IC
Engine GP10 8408 on display near the Metra train station, surrounded by a

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10/4/2011 11:24:00 AM


Fall colors by rail — where to go for best show
Tehachapi News
The BBC recently chose this trip as one of the top ten train rides in North
America. The train has a beautiful restored lounge car, built originally
for the Santa Fe Railroad and their El Capitan Streamliner, this vintage
train makes travel fun again. ...

Officials examining safety precautions at North jersey train crossings
Garfield Middle School students cross the railroad tracks under the eye of
New Jersey Transit police officers on Outwater Lane Tuesday afternoon,
where 13-yr-old Michael Cabaj was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit
train Monday evening.

Pedestrian Killed By Train
Kern County sheriff's deputies said that about 11:45 am, they were sent to
the area of Rosedale Highway at the Jewetta Avenue railroad under crossing
regarding a person that had been struck by a train. Deputies said the
person had been struck by a ...

Silencing the Trains, Grand Island Creates 'Quiet Zone'
By Steve White From a vantage point just a half-block
from the railroad tracks, the train horns come, well, like clockwork. Even
though Ray Evans repairs clocks, he can about tell time by the passing

Longmont police, railroad partner to enforce traffic and pedestrian safety ...
Longmont Daily Times-Call
He is an engineer with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and from
his post at a train's controls he has routinely watched people take their
lives into their hands, either while running railroad crossings ahead of a
moving train or trespassing

Steuben deputies investigate car abandoned on railroad tracks
Elmira Star-Gazette
At the time of the call, there was a train approaching the unoccupied
vehicle. Deputies notified the rail company of the situation, and the train
was able to stop before it struck the vehicle. When deputies arrived on the
scene, there were no occupants ...

Linton train speeds increase to 40 mph
The increased train speeds will create greater approach distances for these
warnings. The railroad reminds all motorists and pedestrians that trains
don't operate on precise or consistent schedules. When approaching a
crossing, always expect a train ...

For High-Speed Rail, It Looks Like the End of the Line
Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)
Meanwhile, the one true US high-speed rail project – California's
LA-to-San Francisco bullet train – is beset by mounting political and
financial problems. Nearly three years after the passage of the enabling
Proposition 1A and less than a year before ...

2011 CP Holiday Train: Making a difference, one stop at a time
MarketWatch (press release)
Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train program, powered by an army of employee
volunteers, has raised $5.6 million and generated close to 2.5 million
pounds of food donations for local food shelves. Each Holiday Train has 14
rail cars decorated with hundreds ...

Morristown Man on Tracks Leads to Arrest at Railroad Station
Papamarkos was conducting a nightly incoming train check on the westbound
side of the NJTransit station when he observed Cantarero, on the tracks,
allegedly screaming obscenities at individuals on the eastbound platform.
Rail operations were not ...

Steven Doyle appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in
favor of Union Pacific Railroad Company ("Union Pacific") on his claims for
damages resulting from injuries sustained in an automobile-train accident,
which occurred on March 5,

Another Teen Struck And Killed By NJ TRANSIT Train
CBS New York
... slipped under the gate and was hit by an east bound train. Late Sunday
night, 16-year-old Alan “AJ” Mendez and 17-year-old Nicholas Sabina
were walking on a railroad bridge in Wayne when they were struck and killed
by a NJ TRANSIT train.

Train fatalities don't follow recent trends
Statesman Journal
However, the problem seems to be when pedestrians walk on railroad tracks
or cross at other-than-designated areas. On Sunday, an Amtrak train hit and
killed Jose Guadalupe Perez-Lopez, 38, of Woodburn, as he crossed railroad
tracks to get to House of ...

Huge collection of model train railroad magazines
I have a large collection of railroad and model train magazines. There are
13 boxes of these. Great for a collector, train enthusiasts, or for someone
who wants to ...

Amtrak train, truck collide in California - Railroad Worker News ...
( Reuters ) - An Amtrak passenger train and a farm truck collided Friday
at a rail crossing near Antioch , California, and nearly 40
passengers were taken ...

Big Texas Train Show Houston, TX - RailroadForums.Com
Houston Railroad Museum looks forward to welcoming you to the Big Texas
Train Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show will feature

Railroad's luxury train ride is crowd-pleaser - Entertainment
The Strasburg Rail Road launched a project down the tracks in 2006 that now
draws people from all over.The Wine and Cheese Train offers seating in a
luxury ...

Traveling through time on the V&T Railroad | Davis Enterprise
As if crossing through time, Virginia & Truckee Railroad passengers see
light as the train emerges from 568-foot-long Tunnel 2, also known as
American Flat

Painesville Depot welcomes enthusiasts for Rail Fanning Day (with video)
The elder Dedich developed a love for trains as a child because his father
worked on the railroad at the Collinwood Yard in Cleveland. He said his
family didn't have a car in those days, but sometimes they would take a
train ride from Cleveland to ...

'Work in progress'
Though his granddaughters seem uninterested in his hobby, he is hopeful his
great- grandson will enjoy the effort he has put into his model train
layout. Sebring Model Railroad Club president Gene Archer said, "Keith
Williams is a past president of the ...

Crash sparks tanker truck fire; trains ordered to shut down
KPHO Phoenix
DPS said it is asking the railroad to shut down all train traffic across
State Route 85 while crews respond to the hazmat situation. The driver of
the tanker truck was able to get out of the vehicle unharmed, DPS said.

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10/3/2011 12:10:00 AM


Cleanup from Arlington train crash may take several weeks
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Gordon Dickson ARLINGTON -- Roads that were closed Saturday night after
a locomotive hit a stopped train were open by Monday, but cleanup could
take several weeks, a railroad official said. "We moved one of the
locomotives, and we're waiting for ...

Coos Bay rail service expected to resume soon
Houston Chronicle
(AP) — Four years after a freight rail line from Eugene to the
Oregon coast was abruptly abandoned, service is on the verge of being
restored. The World of Coos Bay ( ) reports the first
train of the Coos Bay Rail Link is expected

Big deal for a small town: New pedestrian trail opens in Clyde
San Jose Mercury News
A tiny wooden train stop and an original segment of the tracks still sit at
the entrance to town. However, the environmental effects of the railroad --
and its weed-control methods -- lingered long after trains quit running.
"They would just drive the ...

Pickup crashes with train
London Free Press
By DALE CARRUTHERS, THE LONDON FREE PRESS A driver and four passengers,
including three young children, were sent to hospital after a pickup truck
collided with a train at a railroad crossing in Warwick Twp. A pickup truck
pulling a horse trailer was ...

Investigators: Teens may have thought train was on other track
Durham Herald Sun
BY BETH VELLIQUETTE MEBANE – Orange County Sheriff's investigators are
trying to figure out why two teenagers didn't get off the tracks as an
Amtrak train repeatedly blasted its horn at them as they walked along the
railroad tracks near Mebane.

Two Teens Killed By New Jersey Transit Train
Two teenagers were killed by a New Jersey Transit train as it passed over a
railroad bridge over Route 46 in Wayne last night. Three unidentified boys
were on the trestle on the Montclair-Boonton line when the train came
through just after 9:45 pm, ...

1861 - First Wisconsin Central Railroad Train Runs ...
On this date the first train of the Wisconsin Central Railroad ran between
Menasha and Waupaca. The railroad was important in the in Wisconsin.

Your Hub - Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Go Trick or Treating at the Colorado Railroad Museum on October 29 and 30
from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..

Your Hub - Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Go Trick or Treating at the Colorado Railroad Museum on October 29 and 30
from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..

Train conductor sues railroad company over debris
The Louisiana Record
... failing to properly inspect the area where Torrence was working,
failing to properly train its employees, failing to properly maintain the
walking area where Torrence was working, operating its rail yard in an
unsafe manner by allowing debris to ...

Another commuter train around the bend?
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Making the upgrades will allow the line, controlled by the Florida Central
Railroad, to accommodate quicker moving freight trains. That's a step that,
one day, could lead to another: a commuter train that runs along the same
line, from Eustis to ...,0,3918559.story

Louisiana Rail Safety Week is October 3-9
KATC Lafayette News
"When you see a railroad crossbuck sign, yield. Stay focused as you
approach a railroad crossing. Always expect a train." Louisiana Rail Safety
Week is supported by safety partners with the Louisiana railroads,
Louisiana State Police, ...

Court won't let survivors sue French national railway over deportation of 
Washington Post
By AP, WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't let France's state-run
railroad be sued in the United States by the descendants of Jews deported
by train during World War II when France was occupied by Nazis. The French
national rail network, known as ...

Two Passiac County boys are struck and killed by NJ Transit train
The Star-Ledger -
NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett says the three were on a
railroad bridge over Route 46 in Wayne when the train came down the tracks
at 9:45 pm Sunday. Bassett Hackett says one of the boys managed to jump
down an embankment. ...

Two teenagers are fatally struck by NJ Transit train in Wayne
The Star-Ledger -
WAYNE — A New Jersey Transit train struck and killed two teenagers and
injured a third. NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett says the
three were on a railroad bridge over Route 46 in Wayne when the train came
down the tracks at 9:45 pm Sunday.

Train trips a big drawat Hurlock Fall Festival
The Star Democrat
At the train station Saturday there was also information about the North
Dorchester Railroad Inc., now an official non-profit organization which is
working to establish year-round train excursions between Hurlock and
Preston along 6.5 miles of rail

Polar Express volunteer training date is Oct. 19
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Tuscarawas County Court at Uhrichsville provided community service workers
from the court's probation department to help with renovation of a train
car used for Polar Express trips from the Dennison Depot. By Anonymous The
Dennison Railroad Depot

Freight train hits BMW, kills driver at Southern California rail crossing
Washington Post
A freight train hit a car at a Southern California railroad crossing Sunday
, killing the driver and pushing the smashed BMW sedan for a half-mile
before stopping, police said. The train owned by the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe Corp. hit the

Train hits woman, 23, downtown, killing her
Arizona Daily Star
A 23-year-old woman whose car became stuck on railroad tracks downtown was
struck and killed Sunday by a train as she tried to escape. Tucson Fire
Department paramedics took Ana Samoza to a hospital after the 2 am
incident, said Sgt. Matt Ronstadt, ...

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"Help! I'm being bugged.. no literally.. The BoxElder bug invasion has began!.. but I fret the Asian Lady Beetles coming next! waaaaaan!" - DNatureofDTrain

Tucson woman is killed after her car gets stuck on railroad tracks and she's ...
The Republic
Authorities say a Tucson woman is dead being hit by a train at a railroad
crossing. Tucson police identify the victim as 23-year-old Ana Samoza. They
say the accident occurred about 2 am Sunday at the North 7th Avenue
crossing south of East 7th Street. ...

Train Slams Into Car Stuck on the Tracks
Train tracks cross the intersection of River Street and Verry. A Coventry
man with a 13-year-old passenger in his car took a wrong turn while
following GPS, got the car stuck on railroad tracks in Worcester and had to
leap from the car moments later

Amtrak Passenger Train Collides With Farm Truck, 40 Injured
International Business Times
By IB Times Staff Reporter | October 2, 2011 9:26 AM EDT Around 40 people
were injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a farm truck, on
Friday evening
, at a rail crossing in northern California, a Reuters report
quoted Vernae Graham, ...

Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show | Ulster County Alive!
Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show. 11000 Square feet of
Operating Layouts; Dealer and Vendor Tables; Model Train Exhibits; Modular
Layouts; ...

Railroad heritage alive and well in region
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
“ The Ridge Runner ties into the history and preservation part of our
railroad heritage that would otherwise be lost,” Riley said. “It gives
everyone an opportunity to ride a train and enhances our area's railroad
roots as well as makes people aware of ...

Croghan railroad depot restored
Mooney said, "We could have Santa Clause trains, we could have wedding
trains, reunion trains." With many of the rail cars already in hand,
they're working to get clearance. Attracting even more attention to the
rail road and it's role in shaping Lewis ...

Document answers questions, closes chapter on tragic train-truck crash
Foster's Daily Democrat
The release stated the truck driven by Barnum, "failed to stop for the
working railroad crossing signals and gates," colliding with the train.
Skid marks at the scene indicate Barnum tried to stop, but due to
"inattention/distraction by the possible ...

Two trains crash on track in Arlington
Fort Worth Star Telegram
In March 2001, a Union Pacific railroad car loaded with new vehicles
toppled onto its side at East Division Street and Great Southwest Parkway.
In December 2002, a derailment left a train car full of GMC Hummers
dangling over Texas 360, blocking the ...

A TRAIN wreck for public health and the environment
By Michele S. Byers Calkins Media, Inc. | 0 comments Picture a train
bearing down on a beautiful maiden tied to the railroad tracks. A dastardly
villain looks on, a wicked gleam in his eye as he twirls the ends of his
black handlebar moustache. ...

Laurel Highlands fall foliage train trips offered
Connellsville Daily Courier
By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Fall foliage trips through the foothills of
the Laurel Highlands will be operated by the Fayette Central Railroad every
weekend in October. The train departs Uniontown at 11 am and 2 pm Saturday
trips are to Dunbar and the

Blatant Insubordination: What I Learned From Turtles in Time
Primary Ignition
By Rob By Rob Siebert I've been on a Ninja Turtles kick since I saw Polaris
Banks' fanfilm Casey Jones. Mind you, I've always been a Turtles fan, but
Banks' film really brought it to the surface again. I happened to be
wearing a Ninja Turtles shirt at

Pa. group hopes to get Civil War-era train rolling
Houston Chronicle
Co-chair Bill Simpson tells the York Daily Record ( )
that he sees the train drawing railroad buffs and history enthusiasts from
far and wide to the area. Backers point out that President Abraham Lincoln
traveled on a train through

Thoughts on train traveling
Evansville Courier & Press
By John Gottcent Railroad passenger travel is largely a thing of the past,
but many still look on it with fondness. Excursion trains, like the one
recently started in Jasper, re-create for rail fans an era of leisurely
travel through pretty

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"Its October! The Coyotes announced their pack gathering tonight/this morning ... here is a recording of my having fun getting them all a howling :D .. Hope all the children hid under their blankets and shivered lol.. >:) See the Coyotes, Cougars, and I have a pact to announce their presence to prevent children and Teenage runaways.. the wolfman is to shy to get in on the agreement :D ! Out here in my mysterious little territory of Southern, Wisconsin that I call ThunderGrace marsh. :)  !" - DNatureofDTrain

My Coyote Tribe Buddies:

Unidentified fatally struck by train near Salem
Houston Chronicle
(AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who was fatally struck by a
train in Marion County as 53-year-old Anna Emerikov of Gervais. The
sheriff's office says the incident occurred about 2 am Saturday on Union
Pacific railroad tracks one mile north ...

Amtrak train, truck collide in northern California
OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train and a farm truck
collided Friday evening at a northern California rail crossing, and nearly
40 passengers were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, an
Amtrak spokeswoman said on

Plane, Train, and Automobile Museums
Danbury Railway Museum: Danbury may still be waiting for branch line
improvements, but this museum offers train rides in the rail yard,
exhibits, and a chance to climb aboard Boston & Maine Steam Engine or view
the Lionel train layout.

Rail service on the Port Jervis line to resume by year's end
Warwick Advertiser
Tuxedo — Repairs on the Port Jervis Line, at an estimated cost of $50
million, will allow train service to resume by the end of the year,
according to a damage assessment presented this week at the MTA Metro-North
Railroad committee meeting.

Briefly: Jackson man injured in car-train wreck
Jackson Sun
The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2007 Nissan Versa pulled
into the path of a West Tennessee Railroad train, according to a news
release. The train was traveling in a northeasterly direction pulling 42
boxcars, the release said.

Trains tangle with 2 vehicles
North Platte Telegraph
By HEATHER JOHNSON | Saturday, October 1, 2011 4:08 AM CDT Keith County
Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a private railroad crossing two
miles west of Paxton on Wednesday, where a pickup was struck after becoming
high-centered on the tracks.

Our Sunday best: Traveling through time on the Virginia & Truckee ...
By Fred Gladdis
As if crossing through time, Virginia & Truckee Railroad passengers see
light as the train emerges from 568-foot-long Tunnel 2, also known as
American Flat Tunnel constructed in 1869. Before the timber-supported
tunnels were lined with zinc

DOT: Train Fare Increase Coming in 2012
By Ronald DeRosa Starting next year, Naugatuck rail riders will have to pay
an extra $.75 for a one-way ticket to Manhattan. The Connecticut Department
of Transportation announced in a press release Friday a proposal to raise
train fairs for the first

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