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8/31/2011 9:07:00 AM


Casey Jones.wmv - YouTube
Black Irish Band performning live on the Feather River Express, up the ...

Rail service still sidetracked
Albany Times Union
By ERIC ANDERSON Business editor A commuter views train schedules on a
display showing Amtrak cancellations, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at Penn
Station in New York. Amtrak trains between Philadelphia and New York were
canceled because of a flood that ...

History, entertainment to highlight Rail Fest
North Platte Bulletin
The park will also be the site of a special tribute to the women of
railroading, live entertainment all three days, miniature train rides and a
day of free food and games for railroad employees and families. Model
trains will be displayed at the

Port Jervis rail line closed; repairs may take months
The Journal News |
SUFFERN — Sloatsburg and Orange County rail riders will have to find
another place to catch the train because the Port Jervis line has been shut
down as a result of massive damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Irene. The
closure could last months and ...

Group says plans to access museum artifacts derailed
Cherry Hill Courier Post
AL SCHELL/Courier-Post Historic railroad documents, books and other rail
memorabilia covered much of the wooden platform outside the North Pemberton
railroad station museum on Tuesday, but this was no train show to attract
rail buffs. ...

Re: 315 and Casey ... - Narrow Gauge Railroad Discussion Forum
Re: 315 and Casey Jones on Display. Posted by: Rich Johnson (IP Logged).
Date: August 25, 2011 09:56PM. How come 315 was't operating at Railfest?,197735,198141

Passenger, freight trains to resume in Vermont
"We are going to have to concentrate on getting the railroad back in
service." Amtrak's Vermonter runs on NECR's track, but the train has been
replaced for much of the summer by Premier Coach buses to allow the track
replacement project to move faster. ...

Oft-Criticized Metro-North Back On Track, If Not Quite On Schedule, After Storm
Hartford Courant
... has spent the past seven years adjusting to delays, overheated train
cars and grumpy passengers. "Everybody should take a few days and go to
Europe. The first thing you would see is the US doesn't invest in the rail
infrastructure that it should. ...

A Gravy Train of Opinions on High-Speed Rail
KCET (blog)
by Ed Fuentes The recent release of environmental documents by the
California High-Speed Rail Authority became a whistle in the far distance.
And like commuters standing together on a platform waiting for a late
train, those who follow the saga of ...

Preliminary investigation finds railroad fatalities "a tragic accident"
22 when they were struck by a train traveling about 45 mph on a track near
the McDonald Farm, property that belongs to Hennen's mother's family. The
accident occurred around 5 am and was reported by the train conductor, who
said he blew the horn and ...

Cass Community Building Open
Cass Scenic Railroad offers train rides up Cheat Mountain to Whittaker
Station and Bald Knob. Daily trips to Whittaker continue through October 30
and a trip to Bald Knob occurs at noon every day except Mondays. There are
eight mid-week dates in

Part Three | Nevada Train Wreck: An unsolved mystery
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
By Mark McLaughlin LAKE TAHOE — At the turn of the 20th century, ruthless
tactics by Southern Pacific Railroad against western ranchers and farmers
generated deep animosity against the company. Train robberies often drew
popular support, ...

Southeast-Wassaic train service resuming this afternoon
The Journal News |
Metro-North Railroad is resuming Upper Harlem Line train service between
Wassaic and Southeast this afternoon, the railroad announced. resumes
today, beginning with the 3:44 PM from GCT to Wassaic & the 6:03 PM train
from Wassaic.

NJ Transit Restores Northeast Corridor Service to Trenton; Delays Remain
International Business Times
Metro-North Railroad, which operates the Port Jervis line, said service
would be suspended for several months because of severe flooding and
extensive damage to the signal system. Buses will run on the Port Jervis
train schedule until further notice. ...

Heber Valley Railroad adds zip line to adventure portfolio
Salt Lake Tribune
By Chase Hall Heber • Land, water and now sky: Heber Valley Railroad has
all of its adventure bases covered. The third stop on the historic train
ride now offers the Wilderness Zip Line Adventure. Launched on July 26, the
zip line features a ...\

KUSI News Weather Sports San Diego Caltrans gets $55M to improve rail safety
About one-quarter of the federal funding will be used to install Positive
Train Control, a GPS-based safety system that allows conductors to control
and stop trains in order to prevent impending collisions. The FRA required
all rail providers to

Grants to Boost Rail Safety
San Clemente Times
Of the grants, $13.5 million will fund a Global Positioning System-based
(GPS) signaling system, known as Positive Train Control (PTC), which will
increase railroad safety by monitoring and controlling trains to prevent
collisions and derailments.

Domes to Dunsmuir Railroad Days Train YouTube
Here is a shot I took of the "Domes to Railroad Days" train as it comes
back west through Davis, CA. This train ran from Emeryville to Dunsmuir

Domes to Dunsmuir Railroad Days Train YouTube
Here is a shot I took of the "Domes to Railroad Days" train as it comes
back west through Davis, CA. This train ran from Emeryville to Dunsmuir

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8/30/2011 8:51:00 AM


MARTA May Add Local Rail Lines
The Emory Wheel
By Nenad Tadic Posted: 08/29/2011 A Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit
Authority (MARTA) rail line extension from Lindbergh to Emory University,
coined the “Brain Train,” may go into effect in less than 15 years if
Metro Atlanta residents vote in favor

Port Jervis line 'devastated' by Irene
Times Herald-Record
Photo courtesy of MTA By Judy Rife NEW YORK — The president of
Metro-North Railroad estimated Monday that it will be "months" before train
service can be restored to the Irene-ravaged Port Jervis line in Orange
County. ...

Robert Booker: On cross-dressing, rail travel, funding
Knoxville News Sentinel
One hundred years ago, in January 1911, several interesting items appeared
in the Knoxville Journal and Tribune: A new train made its first stop in
Knoxville. A 14-year-old girl was discovered masquerading as a man working
on the railroad in Corryton

Flooding in Metro-North stations (blog)
By Andrew Dallos The Tuckahoe train station on the Metro-North railroad was
4-5 feet under water yesterday afternoon after the Bronx River overflowed
its banks. Don't see how anyone will be able to commute to work over the
next few days.

Commute will be closer to normal today
The Journal News |
Metro-North Railroad expects normal service on its main New Haven Line —
including all Westchester stops — and on the entire Hudson Line and the
Harlem Line up to North White Plains. The northern portion of the Harlem
Line and three New Haven Line ...

New York-Area Commuter Railroads Come Back
There will be no diesel train service to Hunterspoint Avenue or Long Island
City, the MTA said on its website. Photographer: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
The MTA's Long Island Rail Road, the busiest commuter line in the US with
345000 weekday riders on

NYC commuter rails able to move most riders
Wall Street Journal
Miguel Diurrel, who was waiting for an eastbound Long Island Rail Road
train to his job as a researcher at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, said
he checked the online schedule and wasn't sure if his train would be making
a stop in Syosset.

Committee holds tournament for train station
Carroll County Times
Gerry Geist and her husband, Buzz, alumni from the Hampstead School,
volunteered to hang the old photos in the train station. "My dad worked for
Western Maryland Railroad, so I've given [the station] memorabilia," Geist

Commuter rail service resumes IN NYC
Wall Street Journal
The Long Island Rail Road was running full weekday service on 6 branches,
and also west of Huntington. One Long Island bound commuter said he wasn't
sure his train would stop in Syosset. The Long Beach, Oyster Bay and
Montauk lines remain closed.

After losing daughter, local mother urges rail safety
Leavenworth Times
“Train tracks are private property and not kind of a linear park,” she
said. According to Operation Lifesaver's website, the best safety tips are
to always observe both passive and active signs at railroad crossings, to
cross only at designated ...

Factbox: NY transit resumes, commuter rail limited
PATH train service from New Jersey to Manhattan resumed at 4 am/(0800 GMT).
- Long Island Railroad resumed "near-normal service" on six branches
(Babylon, Huntington, Ronkonkoma, Port Washington, Hempstead, West
Hempstead), but there may be some

Another mudslide interrupts tourist train between Durango and Silverton
The Republic
Another mudslide has interrupted service on a tourist train that runs
between Durango and Silverton. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
spokeswoman Andrea Seid says about 425 passengers were bused back to
Durango or took a late train out of

Nevada Train Wreck: Unsolved Mystery
In August 1939, the deadliest railroad disaster in Nevada's history killed
two dozen people and virtually destroyed Southern Pacific's finest
passenger train. First introduced into service in January 1938, the City of
San Francisco, was deemed the

Arrests Made in Theft After Train Derailment
CABIN CREEK -- Justin Henson and Joey King, both of eastern Kanawha County,
are charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing spikes and rail tie
plates from the railroad where 15 cars derailed Aug. 3 near Cabin Creek,
according to Sgt. LG O'Bryan

Ann Arbor Railroad Train on Spur at Manhattan Blvd - YouTube
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Flood at Trenton station continues to put chokehold on Amtrak's busy Northeast ...
Washington Post
She said officials at the federally subsidized train service hoped that by
later Tuesday, they would at least have a sense of what repair work needed.
Sean Jeans-Gail, vice president of the National Association of Railroad
Passengers, said his group ...

Only three of the LIRR lines -- the Long Beach, Montauk and Oyster Bay -- were ...
NBC New York
AP Commuters watch on a crowded platform as a NJ transit train arrives at
the New Brunswick train station early Tuesday morning. Workers coming into
New York City on commuter rail lines were still feeling the lingering
effects of Tropical Storm Irene

High Rate of Train Accidents Sparks Police Ticketing
Illinois ranks third in the number of fatal accidents involving trains and
pedestrians or vehicles in 2009 at railway crossings, according to the
Federal Railroad Administration. In that year, there were a total of 1028
train accidents in Illinois,

Train-top freeloader charged
Times Record
21, Bath police received a call from a Woolwich resident who reported
seeing a man on top of a moving train, Cielinski said at the time. Police
intercepted a Maine Eastern Railroad train at the intersection of Centre
and Washington streets,

Storm related delays continue to plague NJ Transit
Asbury Park Press
A day that started with delays that snowballed from 20-minute to 30-minute
to 45-minute delays on some of the agencies largest rail lines cascaded
into the afternoon, causing the Port Authority to warn train travelers to
Newark airport that they faced ...

NJ Transit trains resume, but storm damage delays the ride
Asbury Park Press
... warning rail riders who had signed up for the alerts that today's trip
to work would not be routine as rail service resumed after being suspended
during the storm. During the afternoon, the delays and train cancellations

Commute closer to normal today
The Journal News |
Metro-North Railroad has normal service on its main New Haven Line —
including all Westchester stops — and on the entire Hudson Line and the
Harlem Line up to Southeast, with busing between Southeast and Wassaic.
Three New Haven Line branches in

Circus Employee Hurt in Fall from Train
Times-Union Newspaper
The sheriff's department said Norfolk-Southern Railroad police arrived at
the scene and took over the investigation. The railroad police hold
jurisdiction over the tracks because they cross state lines. The train was
on its way to Moline, Ill., ...

Commuter Trains Get Back on Track
Wall Street Journal
Even with normal service, "People get on the train at 3:30 am to go into
the city. I am so glad I am retired," she said. Metro-North is weighing its
options for improving the railroad as it rebuilds. Ms. Anders noted that
the line runs along a single

Getting to the truth: the Underground Railroad and beyond
Niagara Gazette
Who has not heard or even told them; like the big fish that got away that
keeps getting bigger and bigger every time the tale is told; who has not
heard the stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones
and John Henry to name a few? ...

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8/29/2011 10:15:00 AM


Port Jervis line likely out of commission for months
Times Herald-Record
By Judy Rife NEW YORK - The president of Metro-North Railroad estimated
Monday that it will be “months” before train service can be restored to
the Irene-ravaged Port Jervis line in Orange County. “The Port Jervis
line is devastated,” said President

Metro-North Will Resume Service 2 p.m.
The Daily Greenburgh
At the Metro-North train station in Ossining, only top of third rail was
visible Sunday. A tree blocked a road in Yorktown Sunday morning. Claire
and John Menz walk through waist-high water on what is normally Sprout
Brook Road in Cortlandt. ...

Rails north of Philly still halted by Trenton flood waters | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Paul Nussbaum Flooding at the Trenton train station continued to suspend
much of the Northeast Corridor's rail service early Monday afternoon, as
Amtrak, NJ Transit and SEPTA trains were unable to operate. Amtrak service
between Philadelphia and

Working on the Railroad
By Gail Gresh An old steam train was spotted recently rolling into a
parking lot near the intersection of Line Street and Penn Avenue in
Lansdale. But engine number 2124 from the Reading Lines wasn't able to get
up ahead of steam to go too far.

Amtrak Downeaster Resumes Service Monday Afternoon
WMTW Portland
Passengers should expect some delays, she said, because of outages at some
railroad crossings between Portland and Boston. In those cases, Quinn said,
train conductors must leave the train and watch as the train goes through
the crossing.

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Cost of high-speed rail project balloons
California Watch
For two years, the California High-Speed Rail Authority said it could build
520 miles of high-speed train tracks between San Francisco and Los Angeles
for about $43 billion. But that figure – long derided as unrealistic by
critics – went off the rails

UPDATE: Some NJ Transit options return to service
With Metro-North Railroad service out of order, efforts by Westchester
residents to reach the City were stifled by flooding which closed roads and
parkways. Transit officials said service to three light-rail lines and
buses were restored in time for ...

Skunk Train service to resume this week after shooting
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Pinoli declined to say what security measures the Skunk Train is taking,
adding the railroad security is always a “highly confidential” matter.
Pinoli also declined to say how close to the tracks the shooting occurred.
He said it was clear that the ...

Most NJ Transit Trains to Run Tuesday
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Andrew Grossman AP At the Trenton train station, would-be NJ Transit
riders found themselves out of luck. Much of New Jersey Transit's railroad
will operate Tuesday after being almost completely shut down Monday, the
agency said. ...

New York Subway Running in Time for Morning Commute
New York Times
New Jersey Transit has also suspended its train service, although its buses
and light rail were operating. The Long Island Rail Road was running
partial service on six branches, but four of its lines were not operating.
Area airports reopened this

A Mixed Bag for Monday Commute
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Rail passengers can use their passes on those buses, as well as on buses
operated by private carriers and on the PATH train, the agency said.
Amtrak's Northeast Corridor is still having trouble, too. It's shut down
between Philadelphia and Boston. ...

Hurricane Irene 2011: New Jersey Transit and Metro-North Service Remains 
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 29, 2011 10:14 AM EDT In the wake of
Hurricane Irene, all but one of New Jersey Transit's commuter train lines
remained suspended on Monday morning, as did all Metro-North Railroad
service and half of the routes on

Coloma woman hit by train, dies
South Bend Tribune
At about 2 am Saturday, police responded to a report of debris or possibly
clothing near the tracks at the Bernard Street railroad crossing in the
city. Officers arrived and found that Ashley Diane Buckley had been struck
by a passing train.,0,3389167.story

Irene: Downeaster to offer bus alternative while tracks inspected
York Weekly
EXETER — Because the impacts of Irene likely won't be known until the
storm has passed and the railroad has been inspected and cleared to resume
train operations, a limited bus schedule has been put into place to serve
Downeaster passengers on Monday

New York Subway Running in Time for Morning Commute
New York Times
Fallen trees and flooded tracks rendered some stretches of the regional
rail network impassable on Sunday, and officials said it could be several
days before full train service is restored to upstate New York, Connecticut
and Long Island,

Commuter rail for Monday: MARC and VRE trains running with some delays 
and ...
Washington Post (blog)
Penn Line trains designated with an “S” under the train number will
operate. Find a complete schedule at The agency had
announced on Sunday that all three MARC lines would operate full service on
Monday, but amended that on Sunday ...

FACTBOX-NY transit gradually resumes, commuter rail limited
Reuters Africa
PATH train service from New Jersey to Manhattan was resumed at 4 am - Bus
service resumed partially on Sunday and was due to ramp up throughout
Monday. - Long Island Railroad resumes "near-normal service" on six
branches (Babylon, Huntington,

Irene's Impact on Monday's Commute
Fox News
The Metro North railroad service said in a statement that it cannot with
regular service Monday on any of its three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New
Haven, citing significant damage to many portions of the system. The
Metro-North work crews will continue ...

Coloma Woman Dies After Being Hit By Train
A Coloma woman died after being struck by a train in Hartford Saturday in
the early morning hours. 23 year old Ashley Buckley's body was found on
railroad tracks near Bernard Street. A CSX train hit the woman as it was
heading southbound.

Hurricane Forces Widespread Air, Train Cancellations
WHIO Dayton
Damage assessment to the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad
will continue. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
closed down late Saturday because of a tornado warning in Philadelphia,
according to SEPTA representative

LIRR: 6 Lines Near Normal for Monday AM Commute
Long Island Press
Service was also suspended for the first time ever across the entire MTA,
which includes New York City Transit and Metro North Railroad. Subways are
expected to be running with delays Monday as well. For the latest
information on LIRR train service, ...

Long Island Railroad : Babylon Bound Train Of M-7s Leaving ...
Seen here is a train of M-7s headed for Babylon leaving Jamaica Station.

Subway Service Fully Restored After Irene Forced Unprecedented Shutdown
NBC New York
New Jersey Transit will restore most rail service Tuesday, the agency said
early Monday evening. Commuters seeking transportation to or from New
Jersey will be able to take the PATH train, which resumed service Monday at
4 am Metro-North resumed some

UTA launches a 'great train race'
Salt Lake Tribune
Now, the Utah Transit Authority is starting a different type of great train
race. Its board just set a goal calling for one of three railroad lines now
under construction to be finished sometime next year, instead of 2013 or
2014 as called for by ...

City Dwellers Get the Best Of Commute
Wall Street Journal
The tracks at the train station in Trenton were submerged. On parts of the
Port Jervis line, which runs between Hoboken and Orange County, NY, some
tracks were suspended in midair after water washed away the gravel they sit
on, Metro-North Railroad

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8/28/2011 4:15:00 PM


Titusville Railroad makes comeback
By KEN SPRINGIRTH This year marks the 140th anniversary of President
Ulysses S. Grant's visit to Titusville by train and the 25th anniversary of
the restoration of railroad service to Titusville. On Sept. 14, 1871, Grant
visited Titusville by special

New track for old station
Charleston Post Courier
CSX railroad owns the property, and it has agreed to work with the
revitalization project, Mallette said. John Cook, Amtrak lead ticket agent,
said the station sees about 2000 passengers per week. "Train travel through
here has always been very steady

Airlines, rail, struggle in storm-struck East
Commuter train service was also uneven in the Northeast. Virginia Railway
Express into Washington was expected to run a full schedule. Flooding
disrupted some morning service on Philadelphia's SEPTA trains. PATH trains
from New Jersey, important for

New York's Morning Commute to Be 'Tough' After Irene, Mayor Bloomberg Says
MTA's train system may have sustained the most damage, Walder said.
Metro-North Railroad, the train line fanning out across the lower portion
of New York state and into Connecticut has had widespread flooding,
mudslides, and fallen trees hampering the

NJ Transit to Resume Modified Service Monday
“This afternoon our crews were out inspecting rail lines, equipment
yards, buses and train sets, and making repairs or clean-ups where
necessary so we can be up and running as fully as possible for tomorrow's
work day,” said Weinstein.

Boston Transit System Aims To Restore Service Monday
Wall Street Journal
... with some possible hiccups, after workers spent a rain-soaked Sunday
clearing trees from train tracks. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation
Authority and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., which runs the
MBTA's commuter trains, removed more

Commuters in Line for Long Rides
Wall Street Journal
It's a tremendous amount of railroad tracks," said Charles Seaton, a
spokesman at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Putting the city's
subway system back into operation is far more complicated than shutting it
down, a process that took an ...

NJ Transit: No North Jersey Coast Line On Monday
"Our goal is to resume service as quickly and safely as possible, however,
customers should not expect a normal weekday tomorrow for transit services
as crews continue to assess damage around the state — particularly on the

Coloma woman struck and killed by train
Kalamazoo Gazette -
Ashley Buckley, 23, was found at the railroad tracks near the Bernard
Street railroad crossing. Police said Buckley was hit by a southbound train
that was traveling about 35 mph. Hartford Police Chief Ramon Beltran told
the Herald-Palladium that

RAILROAD.NET • View topic - Train Time in Charlottesville
Train Time in Charlottesville. Discussion related to the National Railroad
Passenger Corp. This forum is not affiliated with or endorsed by
Amtrak/NRPC in any ...

Stars and stripes flying at Casey Jones | The Jackson Sun ...
Visitors to the Casey Jones Village can take advantage of a new display —
125 American flags flying in the late summer breeze.

HIgh-speed rail costs go off the rails
Bakersfield Californian
BY TIM SHEEHAN, The Fresno Bee | Sunday, Aug 28 2011 12:05 AM For two
years, the California High-Speed Rail Authority said it could build 520
miles of high-speed train tracks between San Francisco and Los Angeles for
about $43 billion. ...

Rail accord should help Mare Island
Vallejo Times-Herald
Vallejo has helped subsidize the rail service to the tune of up to $50000
annually for about a decade, Whittom said. American Canyon's Swiss-based
chocolate factory, Barry Callebaut USA LLC, is among the firm's clients, as
is Mare Island-based train

23-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Hit By Train In Van Buren County
... being hit by a train early Saturday morning in western Van Buren
County. At 2:06 am Saturday, the Hartford Police Department responded to a
report of debris or possibly clothing near the tracks at the Bernard Street
railroad crossing in the city.,0,1442148.story

No wrong side of the track: Authenticity important for this model railroader
Abilene Reporter-News
Greg Kendall-Ball/Reporter-News A train turntable in a model of
Bridgestock's childhood hometown of Prophetstown, Ill. The Great Western
Railroad is a busy line that runs from west of Chicago to Abilene, all in
the space of Alan Bridgestock's "upper ...

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8/27/2011 3:01:00 PM


Indiana Model Train Show fascinates young, old
Louisville Courier-Journal
Bill Litkenhous, President of the Midwest Region National Model Railroad
Association and a member of Southern Indiana Railroad, looks over his
club?s tracks during the Southern Indiana Railroad Train Show and Swap meet
on Saturday.

Diversions: Ride the Rails to Columbia
Missouri Department of Tourism The Columbia Star Dinner Train is a whistle
blast from the past. The train offers fine railroad-style dining from days
gone by, complete with friendly waitstaff, white linens, real china and

Waverly man's foot severed in train accident
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
An accident Thursday in which a Waverly man lost his foot when he was hit
by a train underscores the dangers of trespassing on tracks, railroad and
safety officials said. Waverly, Morgan County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike
Carmody said.

Woman dies after being hit by train
(WOOD) - A 23-year-old Coloma woman was killed early Saturday morning when
she was hit by a train. Police say they responded to a report of debris or
clothing on the tracks at the Bernard Street railroad crossing at 2:06 am

Train tour pushes support for rail - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
The Bulletin - As a Providence & Worcester railroad car rumbled through
Willimantic Tuesday morning on its way to Sprague, those on board watched
the vacant

Chicago Railroad Medley #2. Train Foamite Series - YouTube
Strobx1 takes you on a whirl wind tour of 8 railroads, 6 cities & 33 trains
including two shortlines in the NE Indiana/SE Illinois Chicago area ...

Amtrak Train Derails in Nebraska ... - - RAILROAD.NET
Amtrak is a government backed corporation and is the largest passenger rail
service in the nation, so it is very unusual for the same train to have two
accidents in

Stars and stripes flying at Casey Jones
Jackson Sun
The Jackson Madison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
have the Field of Flags on display at Casey Jones Village in Jackson. /
Katie Brake/The Jackson Sun Visitors to the Casey Jones Village can take
advantage of a new display — 125

Whitney Duncan lands part on 'Survivor' show
Jackson Sun
Submitted photo Whitney Duncan performed at the SongwriterŐs Depot at the
Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village in April 2009. / Jackson Sun File
Photo Country music singer and West Tennessee native Whitney Duncan, 27,
will be spending the next few

Daydreaming about local light rail
Delmarva Now
What if the Eastern Shore used its own railroad tracks and right-of-way and
set up its own light rail system? Perhaps if we added some spurs and built
some train stations, we would have something special. What if I could
simply motor out to Belle Haven ...

Reader's train trips soured by incivility
Poughkeepsie Journal
This space is open to your feedback and experiences, so I'll share an email
from reader Albert J. Bauman, a retiree and occasional Metro-North Railroad
rider. Some of his complaints, particularly about loud cellphone yakkers,
I've addressed in the past

Railroad tanker leaking butane prompts evacuations in Ogden
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
The Rocky Mountain Power and Century Link buildings were evacuated and the
area around the leak was blocked off while crews try to stop the leak. The
train is owned by Utah Central Railroad and Questar assisted with air
monitoring and to make sure the,0,6175117.story

Workin' on the railroad
Abilene Reporter-News
"I don't think a model railroad is ever finished," Hilliard said. Only a
few of the 30 members of the club have room at their homes for model train
layouts. But because the club's layout is being built to National Model
Railroad Association standards,

Rosenthal's criminal indictment references civil cases
Brownsville Herald
The train was moving and she lost her footing as she was climbing a ladder,
fell off and lost her legs when the wheels of the train ran over them. She
subsequently miscarried. Tapia sued, alleging that the railroad and
employees had been negligent.

VIDEO: Few Take Last Train Out
'I think the railroad put the message out clearly." The last eastbound
arrived at about 1:40 pm Saturday. The final westbound train left at about
1 pm The shutdown included the LIRR, along with subways, buses, Metro-North
Railroad and Access-A-Ride.

Amtrak Derails Near Nebraska-Colorado Border
Sadly this incident is why train travel in the USA is almost a finished
thing. by John on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:20 AM Those morons should have checked
with Amtrak and the Rail companies before just leaving equipment. To just
say they did not expect a

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8/26/2011 3:09:00 PM


Local Digest Around the Northwest
The Seattle Times
Thurston County A railroad spokesman says a northbound Amtrak train has
struck and killed a person on the tracks at Nisqually, Thurston... No
comments have been posted to this article. A railroad spokesman says a
northbound Amtrak train has struck and ...

Amtrak train kills person on tracks in Thurston County
The Seattle Times
From AP A railroad spokesman says a northbound Amtrak train has struck and
killed a person on the tracks at Nisqually, Thurston County, about 25 miles
south of Tacoma. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says
the fatality occurred ...

The Last Train Out of Town
By Leah Bush The Long Island Railroad will begin suspending service on all
branches beginning noon Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. The
following are the last trains to operate on the Port Jefferson/Huntington
Branch: Eastbound: The 12:35

Metro-North expected to shut down service this weekend, spokesman says
The Hour
"It's not going to be a good day for walking, driving or taking the train,"
she said. The rail service was prepared to implement evacuation plans if
necessary. Commuters are urged to check for updates. The Hour
will continue to update this

Economist sees great benefit in proposed passenger rail service north of Danbury
Danbury News Times
Money train? Predicted economic benefits to Connecticut of extending
passenger rail service from Danbury to Pittsfield, Mass.: During
construction: $65 million annually During operation: $7.1 million Number of
new tourists: 33410 Additional tax ...

Ride the Rails to Columbia
By Denise Bertacchi The Columbia Star Dinner Train takes riders through
scenic Missouri countryside. Columbia Star Dinner Train The Columbia Star
Dinner Train is a whistle blast from the past. The train offers fine
railroad-style dining from days gone ...

Amtrak cancels all Northeast service for Sunday
Albany Times Union
By ERIC ANDERSON Business editor COLONIE -- Amtrak has canceled all train
service in the Northeast on Sunday, and will beginning reducing service on
Saturday, the national passenger railroad announced late this afternoon.
The cancellations include all

Ride the Rails to Columbia
The Columbia Star Dinner Train lets you wine and dine while watching the
countryside slide past your window. The Columbia Star Dinner Train is a
whistle blast from the past. The train offers fine railroad-style dining
from days gone by, complete with

MTA to shut down all train and bus service at noon tomorrow
Daily Mail
... as Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office said it will shut down the entire
train and bus system at noon Saturday as Hurricane Irene moves up the east
coast. The shutdown will include the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North
Railroad and Access-A-Ride.

Mount Hood Railroad Unveils Club Car Designed to Host Private Parties and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
HOOD RIVER, Ore., Aug 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Mount Hood Railroad
is unveiling a newly renovated historic railway club car during a special
ceremony at the train depot in downtown Hood River on Saturday, August 27.
The car is designed to host

Railroad arms are malfunctioning
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By Yovanna Bieberich Malfunctioning railroad arms at railroad crossings are
continuing to be a problem in Petaluma since freight train service resumed
in mid-July. Traffic was backed up onto North McDowell Boulevard on Aug. 18
due to a malfunctioning

Connected Communities on the Move
ClickZ News
As a 15-year commuter on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven line, I have
witnessed how that ecosystem has evolved. Not that long ago, connections
were largely based on what train you took to and from New York City. Social
commuters met up in bar cars and

5 Things About Railroad Safety
Between the borders of Hackensack and Emerson, there are three railroad
stations just in the RiverDell area. And the chance of being hit is a lot
more common than you may thing. A vehicle or pedestrian collides with a
train on average of once every two

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ... caboose?
The only suspense involved whether it would fit in a fenced space behind
another section of train – a locomotive that the city bought, renovated
and moved to the park last September. The locomotive was bought as scrap
from Tacoma Rail.

Middle Village to receive train noise relief soon
“I think the plan, while not perfect, is a beginning,” said Anthony
Pedalino, who has been a vocal critic of railroad operations in the
neighborhood. “But if you don't implement this plan, you're giving undue
pain to the people in that immediate area.

Michigan's railroad future rushing like a runaway train
Toledo Blade
This year, he worked successfully on a deal to improve a stretch of rail
line from Detroit to Chicago, so passenger trains can go faster. “Once we
get this done, we can cut the time it takes to get to Chicago by train to
about four hours,” Mr. Schwarz

Steve Jobs Resigns: The Man Who Created the 'Anything, Anywhere' Age
International Business Times
... commute from Westchester County, NY just north of the city -- from
locales with names like Scarsdale, White Plains, Harrison, Pelham, and
Larchmont, chances are you take a train on MetroNorth Railroad to Grand
Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. ...

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Proposed train move steams former owner
Amador Ledger-Dispatch
“The newspapers came out and took pictures of us and the television
station did interviews and we were planning on donating it for a tax
write-off to the state railroad museum. “Well, at the groundbreaking of
the state railroad museum, we ended up on ...

Train hits stalled car in West Wendover
Salt Lake Tribune
West Wendover, Nev., police are investigating the crash of an Amtrak train
with an unoccupied stalled car. At 1:45 am Thursday, police dispatchers
were notified that a stalled car was straddling the railroad tracks near
Highway 93A.

Rail safety to be strictly enforced
Indiana Operation Lifesaver, ISP, Indiana Department of Transportation,
local law enforcement and railroad companies have joined forces for this
collaborative effort. “Every collision between a vehicle or person and a
train is preventable,” said

Stalled car on tracks causes Amtrak crash in West Wendover
Police say before officers arrived, attempts were being made by West
Wendover Dispatch to notify Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak operations
centers of the obstructed railway when an eastbound Amtrak train struck and
pushed the vehicle along the

Review: Maroon 5, Train, Gavin DeGraw at Merriweather Post Pavilion August 24
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Train, who just performed at the Preakness Stakes in May, signaled its
entrance to the stage with the ear-piercing whistle of a railroad train.
The chugging of gears was greeted with excited screams from the band's
older fans and ended, much to their,0,4653100.story

Train hits abandoned car east of Brooten
West Central Tribune
As emergency vehicles arrived on the scene, a train headed eastbound hit
and dragged the car down the railroad bed for approximately half a mile. No
one was injured. The crash happened shortly after midnight. The sheriff's
office said alcohol may have

'Train Dreams' Evokes Frontier Life, Fate And Death
Three of the railroad gang put the thief under restrain and dragged him up
the long bank toward the bridge under construction fifty feet above the
Moyea River. A rapid singsong streamed from the Chinaman voluminously. He
shipped and twisted like a

Train hits abandoned car east of Brooten
West Central Tribune
As emergency vehicles arrived on the scene, a train headed eastbound hit
and dragged the car down the railroad bed for approximately half a mile. No
one was injured. The crash happened shortly after midnight. The sheriff's
office said alcohol may have ...

Metro-North Riders: We Deserve A Bill Of Rights
Hartford Courant
How about First Aid kits on every train? Courteous conductors? Refunds or
free bus rides when rail service is disrupted? After two seasons of
high-profile service meltdowns, Metro-North owes its customers better than
"more of the same," says state Sen.

No injuries in car-train crash near Brooten
St. Cloud Times
BROOTEN — No one was injured after a train struck a car early this
morning near Brooten. Stearns County deputies were called at 12:02 am to a
crash on a railroad crossing north of Minnesota Highway 55, four miles east
of Brooten.

Railroad shipping: Proposed Postive Train Control changes could be ...
The proposed changes would provide greater flexibility to railroads and the
FRA in assessing the need for PTC without adversely affecting the safety of

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$745 Million Designated for Faster Rail in Northeast
"With gas prices on the rise and congestion clogging our roads, more and
more Americans are choosing to travel by train," said Federal Railroad
Administrator Joseph C. Szabo. "With our population expected to grow by 100
million more people between now

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8/24/2011 4:21:00 PM


Metro-North Riders: We Deserve A Bill Of Rights
Hartford Courant
By DON STACOM, The Hartford Courant How about First Aid
kits on every train? Courteous conductors? Refunds or free bus rides when
rail service is disrupted? After two seasons of high-profile service
meltdowns, Metro-North owes its,0,7831961.story

Program aims to educate public about train safety
Chicago Sun-Times
... 2011 7:26PM A Canadian National freight train passes through the
signalled crossing. | Sun-Times Media file photo LOCKPORT — An Operation
Lifesaver presentation will be held next week to educate the public on
safely crossing railroad tracks and on

Amtrak lets passengers buy train tickets via iPhone app | Official ...
By Brian Williamsen
Amtrak lets passengers buy train tickets via iPhone app. Mobile Commerce
Daily. Amtrak has introduced an iPhone application that lets passengers
plan trips, modify existing reservations,… Read more · PHOTOS:
High-speed rail work on

Housatonic Railroad could again see passenger service
Torrington Register Citizen
For 31 percent, amenities were important, and railroad officials agreed
that these would be important on a train transporting recreational riders
over long distances. There was interest in shorter trips in Northwest
Connecticut and Berkshire County,

Galesburg joins Amtrak birthday tour
Peoria Journal Star
Galesburg Railroad Museum President Jim Clayton agreed, “because the
could have gone to Bloomington or someplace like that.” The free exhibit
is a look back at four decades of Amtrak service. According to an Amtrak
news release, the train displays ...

Railroad tracks to be pulled up in El Dorado County?
El Dorado Hills Telegraph
The railroad companies could, under the law, reclaim the property when it
becomes economically viable to re-establish train use. El Dorado and
Sacramento counties, in addition to Folsom and Regional Transit, all make
up a Joint Powers Authority,

Model Railroad Club keeps chugging along
Pete Bain, right, with the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, works with
Dorothy Newman, 9, with the Junior Engineer program, on how to run the
model trains on the layout at the Historic Train Depot on Friday. By
Jessica Goodman Three little girls raced

Bayline railroad units powermove to the train. - YouTube
As everything was all set to go 4 Bayline railroad EMDs head to the train.
The leader tonight is GP38-2 510. The second unit is GP40-2 3018.

DOT Relaxes Positive Train Control Rule
Occupational Health & Safety
The Federal Railroad Administration is publishing a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking on Aug. 24 offering more flexibility -- and lower costs -- to
railroads as they implement positive train control systems. Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood announced

Earthquake halts some transportation services
Washington Post (blog)
By Washington Post staff Passengers crowd a commuter train platform at
Union Station Tuesday. (Charles Dharapak - AP) Update for the Wednesday
morning commute • Amtrak: The railroad says trains are operating at
normal speeds between Baltimore and ...

Train blocks near N Side traffic for hours San Antonio ExpressNews
A Union Pacific Railroad train blocked drivers near Olmos Park including
Joan ... The 100car Union Pacific Railroad train stopped traffic for more
than ...

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8/23/2011 4:33:00 PM


Train deaths continue to raise questions
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Jill Moody, state coordinator for Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit
dedicated to train safety, said people should treat railroad tracks as
though a train is coming even if one is not in sight. "We want people to
always expect a train," she said. ...

Train tour pushes support for rail
Norwich Bulletin
Cathy Osten, Sprague first selectman and Ernie Eldridge, Willimantic mayor
take a train ride from Willimantic to Sprague Tuesday to discuss possible
public train traffic between the two cities. By ADAM BENSON As a Providence
& Worcester railroad car ...

City claims bullet train study bypasses east Bakersfield
Bakersfield Californian
A spokeswoman for the California High-Speed Rail Authority defended the
decision to stop the project's draft environmental impact review at the
proposed train stations downtown. Spokeswoman Rachel Wall said it makes
more sense to study possible routes

MARC train likely delayed tomorrow
Baltimore Sun
The Federal Railroad Administration requires train engineers and conductors
receive a minimum rest period between work shifts. There are standby
employees to cover such situations, but there are not enough replacement
crews to cover all trains. ...,0,4585262.story

Angry Train Riders: Higher Fares The Wrong Ticket
Hartford Courant
"This fare hike proposal is a tax — a blatant attempt to balance the
state budget on the backs of commuters," said Jim Cameron, head of the
Connecticut Rail Commuter Council. "We already are paying the highest fares
of any commuter railroad in America ...,0,3418073.story

Metro-North plans training for conductors during service problems
Ct Post
A Tuesday open letter and report from Metro-North Railroad promised more
specific training for New Haven Line train conductors on guidelines for
communicating with customers during train breakdowns and other scenarios.
At the same time, state Sen.

China's high-speed trains packed, but glitches remain
Asahi Shimbun
The ministry reduced the number of train services and suspended plans to
build new lines. "Construction used to begin before approval was given,"
according to a Ministry of Railways source, but the overall pace of
railroad construction is also under ...

Decision about MARC service for Wednesday should be made by midnight
The Herald-Mail
The Federal Railroad Administration requires that train engineers and
conductors receive a minimum rest period between work shifts. Amtrak and
CSX maintain a list of "standby" employees to cover such situations, but
there are not enough replacement ...,0,102995.story

Quinn: 1200 new jobs to raise rail crossing at 130th and Torrence
Chicago Sun-Times
Pat Quinn announces a $146 million project to create an underpass to undo
the intersection of train tracks and roads near 130th & Torrence, at the
Ford Assembly Plant. Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | Brian Jackson~Chicago
Sun-Times Gov. ...

Afternoon State Sports Briefs: Henning killed by train in Illinois
Pierce County Herald
Joe Henning, a three-time Wisconsin high school wrestling champion was
killed last weekend when he was hit by a train while trying to walk across
a set of railroad tracks. DE KALB, Ill. - Joe Henning, a three-time
Wisconsin high school wrestling ...

Bond 23 Preparing To Shoot A Large Train Sequence In India
Cinema Blend
That's an opportunity the railroad management would be insane to pass up.
Sounds like no matter where they film it we'll see Bond hanging off the
front of a rushing train car, and given how long we've had to wait between
installments, they'll hopefully ...

California High-Speed Rail Faces Trouble In Palo Alto -- And More In Washington
Huffington Post
High-speed rail is coming to Atherton's back yard, and Atherton isn't happy
about it. However testy Atherton may get, though, if a high-speed train
does whisk down these tracks at 125 miles per hour, it will be a sign that
the United States is still a ...

Diesel locomotive 42206 shunts a freight train - Railroads and ...
Interail locomotive 42206 is seen at the Dynon Freight yards (Melbourne)
preparing to attach to container wagons delivered earlier in the ...

Casey Jones Village Deal of the Day | Groupon Memphis
for Museum Admission for Family of Four to Casey Jones Home & Railroad
Museum in Jackson (Up to $22 Value)

Man killed by train was a friend to all
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
Henning, 28, died shortly after 11 pm Friday after attempting to cross
railroad tracks on foot from the north to the south side at Second Street
in DeKalb while a train approached, DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler said.
Spangler said Henning and his ...

Man wakes up on top of moving train
Rockland — A 22-year-old Waldoboro man who rode from Rockland to Bath on
the top of a Maine Eastern Railroad train Saturday morning told police he
had climbed on top of the train Friday night after doing some drinking.
"This is not acceptable," said

Feds commit to $745 million to Amtrak for NE rail
Washington Post (blog)
By Michael D. Bolden An Amtrak Acela train is seen from the New York Avenue
Bridge in Northeast Washington. (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Amtrak will receive nearly $745 million from the federal government to
upgrade its Northeast Corridor ...

US proposes changes to Federal regulations for PTC Systems
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced proposed changes to
the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) regulations governing the
installation of positive train control (PTC) systems. The amendments will
provide greater flexibility to

Maine man rides on top of train for 45 miles
Railroad tracks. Regular Photo Size. More Offbeat and Strange News. Man
rides on top of train for 45 miles. Police say a Waldoboro man who road 45
miles atop a Maine … Man sells soil from Ohio killer's home

"You better clean up your bad on time record then..But people also need to be stupid and stay off the tracks and stop putting things on them and leaning things over them.. " - DNatureofDTrain

Freight Railroads Furious at US & Amtrak
Courthouse News Service
If an Amtrak train falls below 80 percent of the on-time standard for two
consecutive calendar quarters, the Surface Transportation Board can
investigate Amtrak or the host freight railroad. The Board may order the
host rail carrier to pay damages to ...

Vermont targets rail service to Montreal within 3 years
Charles Hunter, assistant vice president of government relations for New
England Central Railroad, explained that lists of the freight in each car
are provided to border officials. When a train nears the border, it slows
to a crawl as it passes an ...

NM names member to tourist train commission
Houston Chronicle
The commission is made up of members from New Mexico and Colorado —
two from each of the states — and it establishes policies for the
railroad's management. The tourist train is owned by the two states and it
runs between Chama in northern New ...

Metro-North: Questionable Safety with Escalating Fares
Patch This week and next, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) is
holding six public hearings regarding proposed rail and bus fare increases
(see "Hearing Tonight on Plan for 16%-plus Train Fare Hike"). For
Metro-North's already beleaguered

Maine resident rides 45 miles on top of railroad train unnoticed
AP BATH, Maine (AP) -- It's quite a train ride. Police in Bath, Maine, say
a 22-year-old man rode 45 miles on top of a Maine Eastern Railroad train.
The train was stopped after a witness reported seeing the man. According to
police in Bath, ...

Delaware steam railroad volunteers keep historic treasure tooting ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
Or pounding spikes into a fresh railroad tie with sweaty volunteers on the
track maintenance gang. Or explaining to a wide-eyed little boy who is
taking his first train ride what a caboose is and what an engineer does.
Ludlow, 56, is executive director ...

Young man, woman struck by train in Hamilton County named
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Officials with Norfolk Southern said the train crew blew the horn before
striking the two. "They could see something on the tracks," said Susan
Terpay, director of public relations for Norfolk Southern. The rail crew
called authorities after the ...

FACTBOX-Rapid expansion of US crude-by-rail terminals
Reuters Africa
Savage is also building a unit train terminal in Bakken COMPANIES: Various
PROJECT: Assorted rail projects to boost Bakken Shale crude loading
COMPLETION DATE: 2012 LOCATION: Bakken Shale/Williston Basin (North Dakota,
Wyoming) CAPACITY: Adding up to ...

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8/22/2011 6:37:00 PM


Mystery Surrounds Death Of Couple On Railroad
The 6:00 am Norfolk Southern train sat idled along the tracks as Hamilton
County Sheriff's Office investigators conducted their search along a
half-mile stretch of the railroad. Sale Creek Fire and Hamilton County
Emergency Services personnel found the

Amtrak Acela to Get $4.5M Per-Second Upgrade
Trains on the stretch of revamped track between Trenton and Brunswick, New
Jersey, south of New York, will be able to exceed today's maximum 135 mph,
the Federal Railroad Administration said today in an e-mailed statement
announcing $745 million in ...

Body found on train in downtown Houston
According to police, her body was found August 10 at 100 Saint Charles St.
She was lying dead on a Union Pacific Railroad engine train in the
conductor's seat. Investigators said there were no obvious signs of trauma.
They are still waiting on an

Maine man rides on top of train for 45 miles
Houston Chronicle
BATH, Maine (AP) — Police say a Waldoboro man who road 45 miles atop
a Maine Eastern Railroad train told them he climbed onto the train while
drinking and fell asleep. Bath Police Lt. Stan Cielinski said Monday that
the 22-year-old man woke up at ...

Why isn't an Amtrak ticket cheaper in the Northeast?
Greater Greater Washington
Furthermore, there is very little room on the existing railroad to add new
trains, particularly at peak hours when tracks leading into New York Penn
Station (from New Jersey) are already at capacity with both Amtrak and
commuter train traffic. ...

UNION PAC CORP : Crockett High School Students Receive Lesson on Rail Safety
4-traders (press release)
Eight police officers will shadow the train and issue citations to
motorists who disregard railroad warnings. "People sometimes put themselves
in unsafe situations around the railroad crossings and tracks and too
frequently suffer injuries or lose

Former state champion wrestler killed by train
Chippewa Herald
The three-time state wrestling champion died Friday night in DeKalb, Ill.,
while trying to cross railroad tracks on foot. DeKalb Police Lt. Gary
Spangler said Henning tried to beat an oncoming train that was headed east
shortly after 11 pm He tried to ...

FRA obligates $28.2 million for new Dearborn train station
Progressive Rail Roading
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has obligated $28.2 million in
High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail funds to the Michigan Department of
Transportation for the construction of a new train station in Dearborn,
Mich., the US Department of

Train Bluffs Of Crawford County Offer Brattie Rides
And, so did the Brattie Train rides for children and adults provided by the
Train Bluffs of Crawford County. They operate the mini-riding train during
the festival which normally averages about 1200 each year. A 50-cent ride
donation to the railroad

Lone Star Scene: Ninja Turtles fans film 'Casey Jones'
YNN Austin
With a love of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise and nearly no
budget to work with, filmmaker Polaris Banks didn't follow many rules in
the making of "Casey Jones." His ambitious production applied for no city
permits while shooting in

Historical train turntable, buildings razed
Houston Chronicle
(AP) — Hopes that one day in the future an abandoned railroad
turntable and accompanying structures would turn into a tourist attraction
and pinnacle of a local rail excursion were dashed recently when rail
enthusiasts learned the site had been razed ...

315 and Casey Jones on Display - Narrow Gauge Railroad Discussion ...
The 315 was pulled out of the Silverton Northern engine house Wednesday
along with the Casey Jones for RailFest. It is nice to see this equipment
out of ...,197735

Freight trains have impact on Vermonters' daily lives
Joseph Flynn, rail director at the Vermont Agency of Transportation, noted
the interdependence of passenger and freight rail lines. “In Vermont,
every passenger train runs on somebody's freight railroad, so we can't ever
forget the importance of

THIS JUST IN: Feds to provide $28M for new Dearborn train station
Crain's Detroit Business
The Federal Railroad Administration has designated $28 million to the
Michigan Department of Transportation for a new intermodal train station in
west Dearborn. The intermodal station will consolidate the city's two
passenger-rail stations and will

Historical train turntable, buildings razed
Shreveport Times
An abandoned railroad turntable, discovered a few years ago and which rail
enthusiasts had hoped to restore, was razed without the city's knowledge. /
File/The Times CULLEN — Hopes that one day in the future an abandoned
railroad turntable and

Secretive North Korean leader on Russian railroad trip
Monsters and
The North Korean leader and his personal train entered Russia on Saturday
evening. Kim has never made a trip abroad by any other means but rail, and
then only to North Korean neighbours China and Russia. Medvedev and Kim
will discuss bilateral

Railroads Are Monopolies: Technically and Fundamentally Strong, Growing 
and ...
Seeking Alpha
This should allow NSC to grow its intermodal (truck and train) traffic in
these areas. Railcars orders are at all time highs; this should tell you
what the expectations are for railroads. At the end of April Trinity
Industries reported a Q1 299% growth

DARField of Flags on Display at Casey Jones VillageMemphis TN
The JacksonMadison Chapter of the Daughters of the American RevolutionNSDAR
has installed the Field of Flags display at Casey Jones Village for the

China's blindfolds and bullet trains
Around that time, bullet-train expert Tadaharu Ohashi, chairman of Japan's
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, advised China's energetic railroad builders not
to rush into the project. Japan, a world leader in the technology, had
spent 30 years raising train

Train is more than just a railroad in Cumberland County
Press of Atlantic City
A motorist hurriedly crosses the train tracks as a Winchester & Western
Railroad locomotive travels through Millville crossing East McNeal Street
on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. Cumberland County motorists who are in a hurry
hate to hear one particular

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8/21/2011 7:43:00 PM


Former railroad workers share history at Greenville Junction Depot event
Bangor Daily News
He was promoted to mobile supervisor in 1974 and had to travel throughout
the state as the railroad's ombudsman. As station master, he took tickets
and handled the paperwork for freight and train orders. “I'm pleased they
are trying to save the depot,”

Commute From Hell
Hartford Courant
On July 22, one of the hottest days of the year, a Metro-North commuter
train from Manhattan to New Haven broke down for nearly an hour in
Westport. The railroad's handling of the incident was the antithesis of
good customer service.,0,104604.story

Wildfire disrupts train traffic, forces Chuckanut detour
Bellingham Herald
Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials sent eight of its people to
assist, Wefer said. Crews had to lower hoses, tools and other equipment
down the hillside to attack the flames. Special railroad vehicles shuttled
equipment along the rails.

Fast train to hit the railroad
Hurriyet Daily News
A new fast train between Ankara and the neighboring Central Anatolian
province of Konya will begin operations Wednesday, Turkish Transportation
Minister Binali Yıldırım said Sunday during an inspection of the line.
“Passengers can begin their trips

Looking Back: Hale Center welcomed train
Plainview Daily Herald
On July 14, 1909, the first train to arrive in Hale Center was recorded in
this photo. A big crowd gathered for the event, as well as for a more
formal two-day celebration a week later. The train was a Santa Fe and
followed the arrival of the railroad

Police, Railroad Shield Scene At Site Of Train/Pedestrian Accident ...
While an investigation into the serious injury of a 26-year-old Woonsocket,
RI man who was struck by a Providence & Worcester Railroad freight train
early ...

India Rail Info News Housatonic Railroad train dera India Rail ...
India Rail Info - Time Tables, Fares, PNR Inquiry, Seat/Berth Availability,
Google Maps Current Train Positions, Arrival/Departure/Running Status.

Cops: DeKalb man killed trying to beat train
Chicago Tribune
... railroad tracks on foot. DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler says
28-year-old Joseph Henning was trying to cross the tracks in DeKalb after
11 pm on Friday. Spangler tells The DeKalb Daily Chronicle that Henning was
trying to beat an oncoming train.,0,7470499.story

Modern train cars have made hobo lifestyle a thing of the past
The Spokesman Review
I know every engineer on every train.” Halloween costume: Coffee-grounds
beard, knapsack fashioned out of broom handle and a bandanna. Gus Melonas,
regional spokesman for BNSF Railway, grew up in the early 1960s in a
railroad station house in Wishram,

SE Pa. man lying on tracks struck & killed by freight train | The Republic
The Republic
Authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania say a man lying on the railroad
tracks was struck and killed by a westbound freight train in Phoenixville.
Chester County officials told The (Pottstown) Mercury (
) that 38-year-old Roger

Five train jumpers face charges after risky ride
Marion Star
About 12:05 pm Thursday, the sheriff's office received a call from CSX
railroad police about a report of people seen riding on the outside of
railroad cars on a northbound CSX train. The train, which consisted of
open-topped coal cars, stopped north of

Tour mixes music, mission
Jackson Sun
Superchick will perform in Jackson on Oct. 5 at the Casey Jones Village
Ampitheatre as part of the Music With a Mission Tour. / Submitted photo By
Tracie Simer Fireflight also will perform on The Music With a Mission Tour

VIDEO: Railroad Festival Brings Entertainment to Topeka
Washburn Review
In particular the railroad safety exhibit featured a car that had been in
an accident with a train only traveling 20 mph. The resulting crumpled and
devastated car on display left an impression on many attendees. "I think
its really cool but also

New rail cars in testing phase
Denton Record Chronicle
By Bj Lewis / Staff Writer The first shipment of new rail cars for the
Denton County Transportation Authority's A-train has arrived. Officials
have been eagerly awaiting the cars, which they say will operate more
smoothly and accommodate passengers

Local View: Consider rail as safe alternative to Keystone XL
Lincoln Journal Star
Tanktrain uses special railroad tank cars operating over existing railroad
lines using normal freight locomotives for power. The tank cars are linked
by hoses, which permit the entire train to be loaded and unloaded from one
terminal along the train.

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8/20/2011 Heinzism and Railroad News

8/20/2011 12:26:00 AM

Today is a very special day for me...
It was today in history.. on August 20th 1994..
I walked to my Grandpa's house...
And had the talk with him.. And officially named my religion...
Heinzism ... We talked about it for about 4 months after I heard him say...
We are Heinzists a little bit of everything.. My religion and spiritual path is this way..
Originally it was meant just as a name for my unknown path as I got tired of when I said I am mixed beliefs.. people responding You are mixed up .. Confused.. I am not confused about my Walk. I never realized years later my Heinzism would have grown into what it is now, or that my mysterious religion would take me through so much mystery including working with ThunderBeings.. and later on being recognized as a Contrary Shaman presenting things that existed for thousands of years in a new format.. However, I was even more surprised when the Prayers and Heinzist Way formed on their own. I was in full practice of the Heinzist Way way before I gave it a name. At the time the Heinzist Way was preached as Laws of Respect under the Peace Keeping Rail Gang.. Which is not spiritually based but it is culturally inspired from my Native Heritage and other things... I later was honored with a Cherokee name.. Hawk Warrior/Spirit Keeper of the Tracks.. and over time also call the Heinzist Way itself.. The Rail ... It is also a very sad time for me.. As My family turned Grandpa's old house into another foster home. So now although it is my address.. All my belongings are locked up in the basement.. and I am rarely allowed to return there.. to my home.. So I feel like I am a homeless.. I also feel like I am losing the birthplace to Heinzism.

A Major part of Shamanizing IS dreaming.. The Art of dreaming and manifesting the dream into our world around us. I been trying to manifest the dream of having enough money to meet my housing, and health needs.. as well as dreaming of helping my 30 some other family members.. and friends too .. I been dreaming of ideas I throw out there from time to time.. Some I saw actually manifest like Norfolk Southerns locomotive that charges itself on its own brakes.. You will not see my name listed behind it as I did not care for the credit all I cared about it that someone who had the resources was able to make it happen.. I do not expect ever a mass conversion to Heinzism in fact Heinzism is meant to be a link or offer simple ceremonies where multifaiths can join together in prayer and worship..Or for most it is a temporary path until they are guided to their true religion.. Very few people that walk this earth could walk the Heinzist path. I as a Heinzist struggle with it constantly...  It is not meant to be a global world wide religion, and It is now considered part of my Heinzist Tribe even if the tribe remains only me.. My Best friend and family of cats and kittens.. I set it up this way.. as I refuse to allow anyone abuse this path. Unlike many paths the Spirits involved in Heinzism are strong, and the path is both Dark and light. They will punish by other means other than just karma.... So this is not a path to dabble in unless you are really serious. If you are serious and have an open heart and open mind.. Whether you choose to become a Heinzist or just honor Heinzism along by participating in the ceremonies, rituals or prayers.. You will find things you did not notice in your life will open up to you. When it reopened for me I was in such shock I begged a professional therapist to lock me up stating I was crazy! .. They said I was perfectly fine.. and not crazy at all.. Just a little depression, post traumatic stress, and some dissociative identity disorder symptoms.. but I was totally sane.. I remind people not to damage my ego as I take pride in being crazy :) .. That is one major difference too from Heinzism from other spiritual paths.. We do not see ego as bad, as long as it is kept in proper balance.. I love my path I may feel constantly lonely... as I accept all religions as my spiritual brothers and sisters.. But, many times feel rejected by them... I understand there was times in my life I would have rejected a Heinzist too. I am just glad I am accepting of it.


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8/20/2011 Railroad News

Nation's busiest railroad struggles with old wires
Houston Chronicle
JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, AP A Metro-North Railroad train moves along a
Westbound track near Stamford, Conn. Thursday, August 18, 2011, as the
overhead wire power system know as a catenary system are seen through the
window of the front car.

Westbound Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad transfer train. Franklin ...
A westbound Indiabna Harbor Belt Railroad transfer train made up of several
Auto Rack cars, is viewed traveling through downtown northwest suburban
Franklin ...

Bayline railroad GP38-2 works hard in hauling loaded pipe train ...
This really made my morning hearing the turbos scream as the geep hauls
this train out of this spot. Bayline railroad GP38-2 510 does the job.

Neb. Supreme Court revives lawsuit in train death
Manuela Domingo Gaspar Gonzalez sued the Omaha-based railroad over the 2005
death of her son, Efrain Ramos-Domingo. The boy was struck at a railroad
crossing near a school in Schuyler. Her lawsuit claimed Union Pacific Corp.
failed to ensure railroad

Metro-North Takes the Heat from Commuters Over Disabled Train Incident
Present at the meeting were Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut;
DOT Acting Commissioner James P. Redeker; DOT Rail Administrator Eugene J.
Colonese; Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff; State Sen. Toni
Boucher; and State Rep. ...

Police connect 3 suspects to train station cable theft
Daily Local News
WEST WHITELAND —Police have two people in custody and are searching for a
third suspect who allegedly cut down cable at the Whitford Train Station to
sell for its scrap metal value. Police say the crime significantly
interfered with rail service in

Downeaster supporters: NH should share costs for rail service
Foster's Daily Democrat
While Burling noted the decision is a legislative one, he said he
recognizes the benefits of rail transit and the high volume of use in New
Hampshire. "The Downeaster is the most successful passenger train that runs
through New Hampshire," Burling said

$28.2 million in investment funding OK'd for Dearborn Train Station project
Detroit Free Press
BY MELANIE D. SCOTT Construction on the new Dearborn Train Station could
begin as early as the fall after the Federal Railroad Administration
announced Friday that it will give $28.2 million in investment funding to
the Michigan Department of ...

Mere mudslide won't stop the Durango train
Chicago Sun-Times
We had arrived the day before, after a leisurely 1300-mile drive from
Chicago, because my wife wanted to ride the famed Durango & Silverton
Narrow Gauge Railroad. She is not a steam train buff, nor am I — not
officially, though, like all former little

I hope you like old train videos
Janesville Gazette (blog)
By GLEN LOYD Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 12:33 am I've been advertising a
railroad triple feature this week. But at the last minute, I added several
more train videos. I've been thinking about steam trains lately with the
Rock River Thresheree coming ...

Police: Phoenixville man killed after being struck by train
The Mercury
By Phil Ellingsworth Jr., PHOENIXVILLE — A
borough man lying on the railroad tracks near Columbia Station was struck
and killed by a freight train traveling westbound early Saturday morning.
Roger D'Ambrosio, 38,

Driver in Camp Avenue train collision expected to recover
Stamford Advocate
Hospital spokesman Scott Orstad said Richard Scalise, of 307 Club Road, is
expected to recover from the injuries that put him into critical condition
after a Metro-North Railroad train slammed into his beige sedan at around
9:40 am Wednesday.

A DeKalb County man dies in train accident
The DeKalb County Coroner says a train struck and killed Joseph Henning of
DeKalb last night around 11:00 pm The incident took place at the Second
Street railroad crossing when a Union Pacific Train going Eastbound hit
him. The accident remains under

Railroad Festival on track for good run
Topeka Capital Journal
By Tim Hrenchir A TV show featuring "Thomas the Tank Engine" put 3
1/2-year-old Ethan Findlay on track to being a railroad fan, says his
father, David Findlay. Ethan sat on his dad's shoulders Saturday as they
gazed at model train exhibits inside the

NC town files suit over location of old train cars
The Richmond County Daily Journal reports ( that the
city has filed a lawsuit against the National Railroad Museum and Hall of
Fame over a caboose and engine currently on city property. City Manager
Marchell David says the town

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Metro-North officials get earful from riders about July breakdowns
Ct Post
Falvey, who has a heart condition, was one of the passengers stuck on the
train. Photo: Keelin Daly / Stamford Advocate | Buy This Photo Metro North
Railroad President Howard Permut, left, Connecticut Department of
Transportation Commissioner Jim

GameSetWatch Scenic Rides, Rail Crashes In New Train Frontier ...
By Eric Caoili
and the team behind the project is buidling up hype with a new trailer for
the railroad sim. For destruction lovers, the game will allow you to derail
your train, send it off cliffs, crash into cars, and cause lots of mayhem.

NY train inspector dies after touching third rail |
AP Breaking News & Headlines. Find the latest national, world and local
SILive news from the Associated Press. Get top news stories on Weather,

Stamford Man Hit by Train in Stable Condition
The Daily Stamford
The Stamford man's car was crushed just before 10 am Wednesday after being
hit by a southbound train at a rail crossing on Camp Avenue, between the
Talmadge Hill and Springdale stations. He had been in critical condition
Wednesday with four broken ribs

Norfolk to make changes to accident-prone intersection
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
"Railroad crossing arms are required when you have traffic speeds or train
speeds in excess of 35 mph. We don't have those conditions at Second
Street. The city says that these guards could actually cause more problems.
They say that cars and trucks,0,6401093.story

VIA Rail commuters fight ticketing changes
Toronto Star
It also prevents them from gaining the same HST exemption and federal
income-tax break granted to GO Train and TTC pass users. In reply, the
company says that holding seats empty for commuters who might not show up
is no way to run a railroad.

Explosive Device Found In Seattle Park Where Woman Killed By Train
KIRO Seattle
BNSF said that at 9 am, a Chicago to Tacoma freight train struck and killed
a woman on the tracks at Carkeek Park in Seattle. The railroad said the
train crew spotted the woman, who appeared to be trying to get off the
tracks, and applied the emergency

Depot site choice looms
Times Record
By Beth Brogan, Times Record Staff BRUNSWICK — Consultants for the
Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced Wednesday
that after considering two alternative sites for a proposed train layover
facility in Brunswick — in

Stamford Man Hospitalized After Train Hits His Car
The Daily Stamford
by Melvin Mason Today Metro-North crews work to fix a rail gate where a
train hit a car Wednesday. A Stamford man was hospitalized. MTA Police stop
traffic on Camp Avenue on Wednesday after the car-train crash that sent a
Stamford man to the hospital.

DAR "Field of Flags" on Display at Casey Jones Village
Memphis Commercial Appeal
The Jackson-Madison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
(NSDAR) has installed the Field of Flags display at Casey Jones Village for
the public to view through Patriots Day, September 11th. The flags are
flown in honor of the ...

Dearborn gets $28.2 million for new train station
Dearborn Press and Guide
By J. Patrick Pepper DEARBORN — The Federal Railroad Administration this
week obligated $28.2 million for a new train station on the outskirts of
the city's west downtown. The move puts to an end questions of whether or
not the city would actually get ...

Neb. Supreme Court revives lawsuit in train death
... boy struck and killed by a train at a Union Pacific crossing, the
Nebraska Supreme Court said in an opinion issued Friday. Manuela Domingo
Gaspar Gonzalez sued the Omaha-based railroad over the 2005 death of her
son, Efrain Ramos-Domingo.

Part Two | Nevada Train Wreck: An unsolved mystery
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
A week after the derailment, an article published in the Reilly's Free
Press showed no love for the railroad and opined that the investigation was
a cover-up: “Until the recent terrible train wreck in Nevada, few people
knew that one of the main items

Dearborn gets $28.2 million for new train station
Dearborn Press and Guide
The news was equally well received at The Henry Ford, which will be
connected to the new station by a footbridge crossing over the railroad
tracks. “The new Dearborn Intermodal Train Station will spur additional
travel to the city and to our National

Homeless Group Tries To Hide In Train Coal Car
Five people are arrested, accused of trying to ride from Columbus to Texas
by hiding in a coal cart on a train. According to the Marion County
Sheriff's Office, dispatchers received a phone call from the CSX railroad
police at about 12:05 pm Thursday

Any railroad/train activities near the Corpus Christi Area ...
Is there any neat railroad related things to do in

Metro-North Executives Hear Passengers' Anger Over July 22 Service Meltdown
Hartford Courant
The railroad's highly publicized service meltdown of July 22 was the focus
of the public forum at town hall, with several riders describing their
ordeal when train 1532 from Manhattan to New Haven broke down in 100-degree
heat for nearly an hour in

Firefighters take on blazes; Railroad tracks damaged after sparks from train ...
The Gonzales Cannon
Firefighters responded early in the afternoon to a blaze along Interstate
10, then had a second fire to contend with along County Road 184 before a
fire erupted in thick brush and took hold in a pile of railroad ties near
the TXGN rail line along

Don't expect passenger rail service in these parts
Mail Tribune
According to Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham, Amtrak has never offered
direct passenger train service to Medford/Ashland. Amtrak does offer bus
service between Klamath Falls to Medford to connect the valley to
north-south rail service.

CN Rail presents derailment findings to Northumberland County council
Northumberland News
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Hamilton Township's late March CN train derailment took
top billing at the Northumberland County council meeting this week.
Representatives from the municipality, CN Rail and Transport Canada all
made presentations to County council ...

New Dearborn Train Station Coming
The City of Dearborn is getting more than $28 million from Uncle Sam to
build a brand new train station. The Federal Railroad Administration is
putting up $28204450 to be exact and will combine the city's two stations
into one.

Steamed Metro-North Riders Lambaste Railroad Officials On Broiling Train 
Metro-North riders expressed fury at the railroad for inadequately
communicating with passengers on a stalled train July 22 in which about 300
people became trapped without air conditioning in 100-plus degree heat for
nearly an hour.

Train death settlement tossed
Omaha World-Herald
By Martha Stoddard LINCOLN — The last car of a westbound train had just
cleared the B Street crossing in Schuyler when Efrain Ramos-Domingo started
across the double line of railroad tracks. The 13-year-old didn't see the
onrushing eastbound train on

Metro-North Officials Blasted Over Disabled Train Incident
Officials from Metro-North Railroad were lambasted last night during a
special meeting at Town Hall for failing to adequately communicate with
passengers during the July 22 “disabled train incident” in Westport, in
which about 300 people became trapped ...

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Railroad Releases Report on the Slow-Cooked-Commuters Incident
Metro-North officials say the railroad will improve communications with
emergency responders and riders during incidents involving delayed or stuck
trains. By Patrick Barnard A Metro-North train in Stamford (file photo) Ron

Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Train
WSB Atlanta
Ritter said two pedestrians were walking along the railroad when one person
was hit by an oncoming train. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the
scene. The second pedestrian was able to escape without injury, police

Metrolink Gets $46.3 Million for Rail Safety Upgrade
PTC implementation is mandated for all rail providers by 2015 by the
federal Rail Safety Improvement Act. The California Transportation
Commission allocated $22.8 million in Proposition 1A High Speed Rail
Passenger Train bonds and $10 million in ...

Monday holiday train added on Port Jervis line
Times Herald-Record
By Judy Rife NEW YORK - New timetables released for Metro-North Railroad's
Port Jervis line this week include an additional train on Monday holidays.
Then it will run at the same time on other Monday holidays. Metro-North
said the goal is to give ...

Metro-North Railroad Is Sorry About Stranded Hot Train Incident In ...
By ebindelglass
Metro-North Railroad is apologizing and promising reforms after passengers
last month were stuck inside a disabled train during the heat wave.

NM Rail Runner: Finances make train's future uncertain
Passenger Trains > NM Rail Runner: Finances make train's future uncertain
... For one thing, in most cases rail transit really,2542575,2543189

Consultants agree with Brunswick train station location
Kennebec Journal
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority said it needs the layover
station to clean and make minor repairs to trains overnight, after they
finish daily runs between Brunswick and Boston. The train now runs between
Portland and Boston; ...

George Hohmann: Train magazine issue features Heartland Corridor rail
Daily Mail - Charleston
The competition is named after the 19th Century British railroad pioneer,
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, founder and builder of the Great Western Railway.
Forty-three projects in 11 nations won awards in the 2011 competition. The
awards will be presented ...

All aboard for Railroad Days in Snoqualmie
The Seattle Times
Snoqualmie celebrates Railroad Days Aug. 19-21, with vintage train rides,
beer and wine gardens, entertainment and food. By Madeline McKenzie The
Snoqualmie Depot train station, built in 1890, is the hub of the downtown
historic district and

Metrolink gets $46 million for rail-braking system
Los Angeles Times
Though the federal government has required the nation's railroads to equip
their lines with positive train control by 2015, Metrolink, which serves
six Southern California counties, is trying to complete its system by late
2012 or early 2013.

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Poverty is classifed as earning less than 2$ a day.. Think about this.. How can anyone who does earn 2$ a day and not be in this catagory even make it! .. Let alone those who are in poverty.. You can not tell me they can not come up with a plan to make sure everyone world wide has at least 2$ a day? .. And a way to help them have food shelter and water? .. You tell me there is not enough small jobs that can not be created to help everyone who needs it? .. I don't by that one bit!  - DNatureofDTrain


Person injured by freight train on Near West Side
Chicago Tribune
A person was found injured by a freight train on railroad tracks on the
Near West side this evening, officials said. Fire crews were called to
Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run parallel to Talman Avenue, at
Washington Boulevard, about 8:15 pm, ...,0,5214821.story

2 train options ruled out for Point Defiance Bypass
State officials determined to improve passenger train service through
Pierce County have ruled out two costly proposals that would expand the
existing rail line or build a new one. By Christian Hill; Staff writer
State officials determined to improve ...

Amtrak train hits irrigation pivot

Elderly man hurt in train collision
Stamford Advocate
Photo: John Nickerson / CT Police and MTA employees work at on Camp Ave.
near Hoyt Street on the Darien and Stamford border after a man driving a
Chevrolet Malibu collided with a Metro-North Railroad train Wednesday
morning on August 17, 2011. ...

Consultant says new train facility no threat to Brunswick neighbors
(NEWS CENTER) Bangor, Maine -- The group that manages the Amtrak Downeaster
train service says a new train servicing facility in Brunswick will not
disrupt the neighborhood. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority
(NNEPRA) wants to build a

WEB NEWS — Site picked for train layover facility
Times Record
PORTLAND — Consultants for the Northern New England Passenger Rail
Authority (NNEPRA) announced today that after considering two alternative
sites for a proposed train layover facility in Brunswick — as well as the
site originally proposed on Turner ...

"All Aboard" for the 2nd Annual Big Texas Train Show
Middle East North Africa Financial Network or by calling the Houston Railroad Museum's train
show line at 832-675-1905. Net proceeds from the Big Texas Train Show will
benefit Houston Railroad Museum's operator, Gulf Coast Chapter, National
Railway Historical Society,

Event lineup for Hamilton's Great Chocolate Train Festival
Utica Observer Dispatch
A unique blend of chocolate and train themed exhibits and events, the
festival is a celebration of the historic railroad chocolate spill of 1955
in Hamilton. An O&W Train filled with Nestles Crunch Bars and Nestles Quik
derailed and spilled chocolate ...

Elderly man injured in train collision Darien News
... a Chevrolet Malibu collided with a MetroNorth Railroad train Wednesday
morning on August 17 2011 Photo Niegelberg Lindsay Niegelberg Stamford

Metro-North apologizes for train troubles in July
Wall Street Journal
Metro-North Railroad is apologizing and promising reforms after passengers
last month were stuck inside a disabled train during the heat wave. The
railroad released a report Tuesday into the July 22 disruption in Westport.
Metro-North said the train

North Charleston files suits to prevent train traffic
Charleston City Paper
Last week, the City of North Charleston sued to keep the state from
building a rail yard that violates a Memorandum of Understanding signed in
2002. In that memorandum, the state promised to move new train traffic only
through the southern end of the

A shot of a Bayline railroad manifest train shortly before it ...
As this train was pulling into the plants, 4 cars came off the tracks and
derailed and crews worked 12 hours to rerail the cars.

Train tracks may split longtime farms
Merced Sun-Star
Upton said the Union Pacific Railroad-Highway 99 corridor, one of three
alternatives, is the one most farmers agree on. "If it's a good project and
it's going to be built, then build it according to the rules that existed
using existing corridors," he

Readers find deal on sauce
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Taste of the Town frequently deals with requests that represent a challenge
for many people in these tough economic times, so here's a bit of good
news: In response to a query from Karen Waffle, Joan O'Connell, Suzie
Williams and Casey Jones all said

Costly Rail Project Boondoggles Still Fascinate Politicians
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
It's been more than a century since the legend of railroad engineer Casey
Jones became a ragtime music hit. Now, in this second decade of the 21st
Century, railroads are hardly the stuff of legends; yet they continue to
hold a strange fascination for ...

Police, Union Pacific stress crossing safety
Shreveport Times
Tuesday's efforts were part of Operation Lifesaver, an effort to reduce
train collisions, in which Louisiana ranks No. 5 in the nation. Similar
ticketing efforts are set up regularly in Bossier City, too. Railroad
engineers blow train horns when they

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8/16/2011 General News Mix

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8/16/2011General News Mix from mixed dates

Atheist group sues over proposed cross at 9/11 memorial

School buses become billboards to save budget. Brilliant or bad idea?

America's Coolest Campgrounds

Apple has more cash than the federal government

Yahoo – daytime TV recap

Video: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan has a meltdown over the meltdown

'You are a big winner' prize scam popping up in Madison, police say

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Surprise Underwater Volcanic Eruption Discovered

Berlin Wall makes comeback for tourists

We Need Policy, Not More Posturing — And Now

Cash Kings 2011: Hip-Hop's Top Earners

Ouch! U.S. Booted From Triple-A Debt Club

Concerns swirl over safety of 'uncontacted' Amazonian tribe

Alaskan tourists assailed by collapsing glacier ice

Michael Jackson's Kids Are All Grown Up

Ridiculous Video Game Names

A Plane Protests the U.S. Credit Downgrade, Inmates Harass Victims on Facebook, and Sinead O’Connor’s Shocking Transformation

What is facebook doing to your kids?

Military killed Taliban who downed US helicopter

Five Surprising $100K Jobs That Don’t Require a Degree

Matt Lauer makes $17 million, topping annual TV news salaries

Player with Down Syndrome kicked off team by rigid age limit

Gold shoots past record $1,800 an ounce

Dane County Humane Society Presents 3rd Annual Ride for Pets
Stunt show by X-Games motorcycle artist, Ryan Suchanek. He has participated
in the summer-x games in 2010 and performed in China, Canada, Indonesia,

Coal-Black Alien Planet Is Darkest Ever Seen

10 New Earthly Wonders

'Amazing' therapy wipes out leukemia in study

A tortured choice in famine: Which child lives?

Furnish Your Dorm Room For Under $100

What the Downgrade Means for U.S. Treasurys

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Turn your Kids into Millionares

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Most Outrageously Expensive Pets

Boo to Bart! instead of shutting off cell phones hire security and escort the protesters to a safe place to protest.. You don't shut off the cells that is ridiculous some maybe trying to get a ride out and Most places do not have payphones anymore!

Cellphones blocked in SF to hinder transit protest

Most Outrageously Expensive Pets

China sends anti-terrorism unit to restive west

Teen First U.S. Death by Vampire Bat

Authorities: 3 dead in Indiana fair stage collapse

Michele Bachmann wins Iowa Republican poll

August 8-14: Kanye West And Jay-Z Anticipate Fatherhood On 'New Day'

Entrepreneurship: Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain

The weird way I met someone

The World's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

Easiest Cars to Bargain For

They’re teenagers? Really? Young stars who look older than their years

10 Reasons to Skip the Expensive Colleges

It's A Girl For '30 Rock's' Tina Fey & Husband Jeff Richmond

The Best and Worst Drinks at Trader Joe's

One last time: Bobby Cox gets heave-ho after ceremonial first pitch

SEC presidents can still take or leave Texas A&M in ‘secret’ Sunday meeting

Are Online Classes Right for You?

First Person: The 5 Ways I Raised My Credit Score

"What I wish parents knew": Doctors, teachers, therapists, and more weigh in

Louboutin loses to YSL in battle of red soles

Job Growth Stalls as New Businesses Fail to Take Off

Shark fun Facts

Packers linebacker forgets ID, can’t get into White House

Natural Blondes

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10 Best New Restaurant Meals

Emotional Rodman caps Hall of Fame ceremony

snapshots of the week

4 fast ways to save money now

Same as usual of course buy when low sell when high” - DNatureofDTrain

After a wild week for stocks, what to do?

Yes, Because if they do not keep spending.. it will lead to more job losses, and company cuts. The only way this economy is gonna turn around is for those who can afford to spend to do so.. to bring a demand back into the work place, to create more jobs.” - DNatureofDTrain

Shoppers lift economy but will they keep spending?

Cuba is ahead of us in this department!” - DNatureofDTrain

Cuba transgender wedding shows shifting attitudes

Catholics attack Ulster cops over Protestant march

Fugitive former lawmaker returns to Indonesia

Magazine admits to doctoring Kate Middleton cover

Huge diamond forfeited in Ohio to be auctioned

Tips for Longer-Lasting Laptop Batteries

Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler give us the crazy shots of the day

9 Scariest Food Facts

Boy Scout found after building tree-branch shelter

The Most Beautiful Cars Of 2011

How much protein do you really need?

Decoding Meet

Behind-the-scenes look at the 9/11 memorial

How to Get a Better Deal at Your Bank

Wisconsin Property Values Drop For Third Year

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Things Twitter Won't Tell You

9 Scariets Food Facts

Lighting Up the Sky

World's biggest solar boat docks in Hong Kong

Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands

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8/16/2011 9:30:00 PM


China: Railroad Spokesman Fired
New York Times
By SHARON LaFRANIERE The Railways Ministry said Tuesday that it had
dismissed its spokesman, Wang Yongping, making him the fourth ministry
official to be fired since a high-speed train collision on July 23 near
Wenzhou killed 40 people and injured 191.

Selection of train depot site looms
Times Record
By Beth Brogan BRUNSWICK — The Northern New England Passenger Rail
Authority (NNEPRA) will hold a special meeting Thursday evening to present
final information about three sites under consideration for a controversial
new, 60000-square-foot train

Federal Register | Hours of Service of Railroad Employees ...
FRA is amending its hours of service recordkeeping regulations, to add
substantive hours of service regulations, including maximum on-duty

Free rides - maybe - Friday on Jerusalem's light rail
That's because in recent days the ticketing system for the train collapsed.
A team of experts from the European railroad safety organization
Independent Safety has not yet approved the full operation of the train. It
has told the state it will consider

Smoking Ban: Outdoor Train Platforms In New York Now Forbidden To Smokers
Huffington Post
Smoking is already prohibited on city subway platforms, even if they're
outside, but the new bill extends the ban to outdoor ticketing, boarding or
platform areas of railroad stations operated by the MTA or its
subsidiaries, including the Long Island

Crawford man struck and killed by train
Rapid City Journal
A preliminary investigation of the incident indicates that Raben was
walking along the railroad tracks, carrying a “lunch cooler” containing
beer and lunch-making materials, Haug's release says. When the train
approached Raben's location, he apparently

Broken Train Engine Caused Tuesday Morning Delays
Train 158 left Newburyport headed to Boston on time at 7 am But somewhere
between Newburyport and Castle Hill in Ipswich the engine broke down,
according to Andrea Wheeler, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Commuter
Railroad Co., which operates the

LIRR Starts Testing On-Train Credit Card Readers Today
Not only is the California company readying a flagship store in Grand
Central, its iPhones are soon to be all over the Long Island Railroad. And
we aren't talking about the ones in the purses of passengers heading out to
the Hamptons (though they

"Yes, They sure did. I understand not wanting protests to go on.. But, you do as everyone else does hire good security and designate a safe area for people to hold their demonstrations... This shutting off cellphones is a higher security risk, you have people who get off the station and call for rides from the train station to wherever they are going. You have potential crime to occur and people without fast access to call and report and catch the criminal.. BART went to far.. In my Opinion.. if you agree feel free to sign the petition" - DNatureofDTrain

Did BART railroad free speech, legal protest?
Knoxville News Sentinel
When Bay Area Rapid Transit officials shut down cell-phone service on their
train platforms last week, they believed they were averting a disruptive
protest. Their actions also triggered a number of questions about whether
they had violated the First

Sign this petition against Cell phone censorship done in the way BART systems did...

I am not big on supporting illegal hacking.. But turning cell phones off and blocking communications, and the right to protest is Totally wrong on BARTs end.. They are not thinking about how such moves can block people from getting rides from the train station to home, or emergency issues.. They need to do what everyone else does allow space for protests in a designated area of the station, and hire security. Not go so far as to block communiciations in this manner.. And the company that runs those cell towers also needs to be told to the public. So we know who to boycott.. (yes, some of this is repeat  I wrote this seperately) “ - DNatureofDTrain

Hackers Protest Bart descision to block cell phones

Calif. advised to abandon 'train to nowhere'
"They should immediately cease everything to do with high-speed rail. The
government has caused this problem, [and] they will continue to cause it
until they get out of the way." Commentators have called the project a
"train to nowhere," because an

A Tale of Two Railroad Systems
Cabot Wealth Advisory
The first is a new safety system called Positive Train Control (PTC) that
was mandated by Congress, and signed by George Bush, in 2008. Railroads
would be required to install the system on any line that also carries
passenger trains at an estimated

Repeat theft of railroad safety device may involve same thieves
Gainesville Sun
At about 7 am Tuesday, deputies discovered another set of train horns had
been taken, again from a Florida Northern Railroad train that was parked in
western Alachua County overnight. “This was very similar to what happened
a few months ago and it

Officers pursue train tips
Martinsville Bulletin
The Norfolk-Southern train, which included two locomotives and 74 rail
cars, derailed around 9 pm Saturday near Frith Road and Fontaine Drive, the
sheriff's office has said. The incident happened in an area near the Red
Carpet Inn and the Martinsville

LaHood Hails Railroad Fatigue Rule
Occupational Health & Safety
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the Federal Railroad
Administration's new final rule limiting the number of consecutive hours
passenger railroad workers can work will make passenger train travel
proactively safer. For the first time, ...

Rail bypass project coming into focus (blog)
State officials have ruled out as too costly expanding the existing rail
line or building a new one to improve passenger train service through
Pierce County. Their review now focuses on two remaining options: making
$91 million in improvements to run

REFILE-UPDATE 1-China bullet train operator's $5 bln IPO delayed after 
crash ...
China Railway Group , the country's largest railroad builder, said earlier
this month it had dropped a plan to raise about 6.2 billion yuan via a
share placement due to uncertainty over regulatory approval. China South
Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp

Law bans smoking on Metro-North, LIRR platforms
The Journal News |
"Sometimes I think they do take it too far," Cruz, 34, who takes the train
twice a week, said Monday. / Khurram Saeed/The Journal News Gov. Andrew
Cuomo signed a bill Monday to prohibit smoking on the train platforms of
Metro-North Railroad and the

Police: Car-train collision victim drove her minivan through crossing gate
Grand Island Independent
Lowell was approaching the railroad crossing from the south on Husker
Highway, which angles northwest at that location, when she went through the
intersection, causing the collision with the eastbound train. A Grand
Island police officer happened to be

Woman killed when train hits car in Monroe County
La Crosse Tribune
TOWN OF SPARTA — A Sparta woman died Sunday night when a train struck her
car at a crossing in the town of Sparta. A Canadian Pacific Railroad
employee reported the crash on Iberia Avenue about 9:10 pm, according to
the Monroe County Sheriff's

LIRR Train Inspector Dies After Touching Third Rail - CBS New York
By pvictorwins
Officials said Russell DeCeck may have received an electric shock from a
train car he was working on. He fell onto the third rail at about 6 p.m.

NY train inspector dies after touching third rail - Wall Street ...
By newsguy
NY train inspector dies after touching third rail - Wall Street Journal
Long Island Chat.

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8/15/2011 10:09:00 PM


NY train inspector dies after touching third rail |
BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road says a train car inspector
has died after apparently touching the electrified third rail in the

Return of rail service raises safety issues
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
As if on cue, two men walked down the line toward an approaching train and
Railroad Square before they were hustled off by police officers. One of
them, Officer Stephen Bussell, shook his head. “There's going to be a
learning curve,” he said.

Flooding hits Baltimore a day after record-breaking rain in New York
CNN International
Amtrak reported more than a foot of water over railroad tracks in spots,
disrupting service between Boston and Washington, the railway said in a
news release Monday afternoon. The downpour came a day after the New York
City area was pounded and flooded

NY train inspector dies after touching third rail
Wall Street Journal
AP BABYLON, NY — The Long Island Rail Road says a train car inspector has
died after apparently touching the electrified third rail in the railroad's
Babylon yard. Officials told Newsday Russell DeCeck
may have received an

Officials: Rail death a suicide
Omaha World-Herald
By Kevin Cole Colbey R. Gatzemeyer, 21, of Omaha died Sunday about 5 am
after being hit by a Union Pacific train just west of the Elkhorn area.
Marty Bilek, chief deputy of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, said
Gatzemeyer laid down on the tracks in

Little Rock police: death of Arkansas man hit by train appears to be suicide
The Republic
Officials said Monday that officers found 41-year-old Fabian Alonso after
receiving a call from a pedestrian who saw a train strike the man as he was
walking on the railroad tracks about 10:30 pm Saturday. Officers say the
pedestrian told them the

Woman killed in car-train crash in Monroe County
Wisconsin State Journal
A woman was killed Sunday night when her car collided with a train in
Monroe County. The La Crosse Tribune reported Monday that the crash was at
the Iberia Avenue railroad crossing in the town of Sparta. Canadian Pacific
employees contacted authorities

Car-train crash results in death of Kearney woman
Kearney Hub
Lowell was headed northwest on Husker Highway when her 2002 Oldsmobile
minivan went under a railroad crossing arm on the south side of the tracks,
Duering said. The train crew spotted the car and sounded its horn but
couldn't stop in time to avoid a

Law: Butt Out On LIRR, Metro-North Platforms
New York Daily News (blog)
BY Celeste Katz Soon, the only smoke you inhale at train stations will be
coming from the trains. Gov. Cuomo today signed legislation that snuffs out
smoking at MTA-operated outdoor train platforms, including those run by the
Long Island Rail Road and

(Neb.)-Help Available For Railroad Crews Involved In Fatal Accidents
Mark Davis is the spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha and says
train crews who witness these accidents do have help available dealing with
the tragedy as well as receive help from co-workers. He said an engineer
calls an engineer.

"No, Eminent Domain..There is enough public property you can follow powerlines roadways etc." - DNatureofDTrain

Eminent domain battle over land for railroad track in north Fort Worth
Sacramento Bee
By Bill Hanna and Mark Wright FORT WORTH -- Like the proverbial train
coming down the track, the city of Fort Worth is bound to take part of
Marty Marterella's property to build a second railroad line to accommodate
a runway expansion at Alliance

Car-train Accident Claims Life
By Connie Weight Grand Island police confirm a
car-train accident west of the city has claimed one woman's life. Just
before seven Saturday night on the railroad intersection of Husker Highway
and Highway 30, a white minivan was

Train and car collide inside Jonesboro city limits
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – According to Jonesboro Dispatch, a railroad
crossing and roadway is closed following a train and car accident. Dispatch
says the accident is on Rook Road behind Fletcher Dodge headed east toward
Willow Road.

Woman dead after train hits her car
Deputies say they received a call from the Canadian Pacific Railroad saying
a train had hit a car at the crossing on Iberia Avenue. When emergency
crews arrived at the scene they found a vehicle on the north side of the
tracks with a female inside.

Penn Station's Missing Grandeur
Transportation Nation
The station name comes from the almost mythic old American company, the
Pennsylvania Railroad, the main competitor of the New York Central. Grand
Central (1871 – rebuilt: 1913) was the NYC's answer to a terminal in
Manhattan and the Penn had ambitions

In brief: SUV, train collide near Rathdrum; driver thrown from vehicle
The Spokesman Review
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said the train was heading from Chicago to
Seattle on Sunday when the SUV tried to cross the tracks even though there
was no railroad crossing in the area. The train whistle was sounded
repeatedly, and even though its

Hearing set for Thursday on Metro-North heat woes
Danbury News Times
Commuters are being asked by Metro-North Railroad and the Connecticut DOT
to give their side of last month's New Haven line service meltdown this
week, especially those who were trapped on a stuck train near the Green's
Farm station in 100-plus-degree

Omahan identified in train crash
Omaha World-Herald
“It appears that he got of his truck not far from the Elkhorn River
bridge, lay down on the tracks and was hit by the train,” Bilek said.
“The pickup truck was also damaged.” Mark Davis, a spokesman for Union
Pacific Railroad, said the train was

100 Days of Superheroes- Day 19: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Comic Book Movie
Even their human helpers April and the violent Casey Jones really don't
resonate either. They simply exist to make gogglie eyes at each other and
amazed expressions at the turtles underwhelming stunts. They don't serve
much of a purpose besides being a

Man hospitalized after train hits, repeatedly flips SUV in North Idaho
The Republic
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the train was heading from Chicago to
Seattle on Sunday when the SUV tried to cross the tracks even though there
was no railroad crossing in the area. The train used its emergency brakes
but couldn't stop in time.

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8/14/2011 6:27:00 PM


Train Railroad patch collection. Various large and small rails Framed
Train railroad railway engine patches badges. Location: Hollywood Hills;
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial

Neb. woman dies after driving car into train path
Albany Times Union
(AP) — A Kearney woman has died after her car collided with a train
west of Grand Island. Grand Island police say 76-year-old Lana Lowell
didn't stop Saturday evening at a railroad crossing, drove around the
warning gates and into the path of the

Man hit and killed by train
Omaha World-Herald
Mark Davis, a spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad, said the man was
outside of a vehicle when he was struck about 5 am near Waterloo. There are
no street intersections with the railroad track in the area that the
accident occurred, he said. The train

Let the good times roll at rail museums
Buffalo News
The New York Museum of Transportation and the Rochester& Genesee Valley
Railroad Museum are about two miles apart, but every Sunday a train runs
between them. The locomotives and other railroad cars—boxcars and
cabooses among them—are at the

DOT plans Westport forum on train emergency
Westport emergency officials said they first learned about the stalled
train -- which lost power and air conditioning -- from passengers' calls
and not from Metro-North, and then were sent to the wrong location of the
train by railroad dispatchers.

Train runs over man lying on railroad tracks east of Sparks
Truckee Times
A man lying on railroad tracks at night lost both legs when a Union Pacific
freight train on its way to Reno struck him late Saturday east of Sparks,
law enforcement reported. The man, who has not been identified, was taken
by medical helicopter to

Musical train excursions bring rhythm to rails
22-29 excursion aboard narrow-gauge mountain railroads in northern New
Mexico and southern Colorado. This will be their third such trip - last
year they were aboard a train between Los Angeles and Albuquerque, via the
Grand Canyon, that stopped for a

Pedestrian killed by freight train near Marysville
Seattle Post Intelligencer
(AP) — Railroad officials say a freight train struck and killed a
pedestrian on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near Marysville late
Saturday night. He says the tracks have been shut down for an investigation
but should reopen by midnight.

A man lying on railroad tracks at night lost both legs when a Union 
Pacific ...
Reno Gazette-Journal
His condition was not immediately known. Investigators do not know why the
man was lying on the railroad tracks, Washoe County Deputy Sheriff Deputy
Armando Avina said. No one on the westbound train was reported injured. The
site is about one-half mile

Study suggests Memphis railroad noise could be reduced without compromising safety
Memphis Commercial Appeal
By Wayne Risher A Norfolk Southern train blows its horn as it crosses
Prescott near Southern last week. The city is reviewing a University of
Memphis study that suggests railroad quiet zones could lift property values
enough to recoup investment in

Train collides with pedestrian east of Sparks
Truckee Times
9:54 pm Fire crews were at the scene of a collision between a train and a
pedestrian east of Sparks late Saturday night. A medical helicopter for the
pedestrian was dispatched to an area along railroad tracks east of
Lockwood, according to initial

Train/car collision kills woman
Grand Island Independent
Keiper said the driver apparently went around the railroad crossing arm on
the south side of the tracks just before 7 pm He said that caused the train
conductor to repeatedly sound his horn as a warning, which caught the
attention of the police officer

RIDE THE RAILS:Brunswick to Rockland
Kennebec Journal
But when Gordon Page, Vice President of Maine Eastern Railroad, suggested
we experience their train service between Brunswick and Rockland, we didn't
realize the trip involved a lot more than transportation. With stops in
Bath and Wiscasset, the train

Danny Westneat Digging into Seattle's century-old debate
The Seattle Times
I bring up this ancient history because a bold plan was hatched back then
to help the railroads keep doing business, while also saving the area
around what is now called Alaskan Way (then Railroad Avenue). Put the
trains underground, decreed the city

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8/13/2011 10:26:00 PM


Train and Railroad Accidents | Practice Areas | Thomas J. Henry ...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys discuss train and railroad accidents.

City man struck by train in Manville, in critical condition
Woonsocket Call
At 3:55 am, police responded to a report of a person who had been hit by a
Providence-Worcester Railroad freight train as he walked alongside the
southbound tracks between the Woonsocket line and the Manville Hill Road

After years of talk, SC rail dispute to the courts
Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman said he expected the terminal
would mean one additional train a day to the one that now moves out the
north end of the base. CSX is willing to sit down and try to work out a
solution, said railroad spokeswoman

Pontiac's train station downsizes, but upgrades
The Detroit News
MDOT also announced an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to improve
135 miles of railroad, allowing the speed limit to be raised between
Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo from 30 mph in some areas to 60 mph. The agreement
is intended to help pave the way

Railroad horticulture: The upcoming Garden Railway Tour reveals a 
painstaking ...
Monterey County Herald
This marks Smith's third year on the tour, and his inclusion took place not
long after he began building his model railroad. "I didn't even have a
train — I had to borrow one from someone," he recalls about that first
tour. Trains and railroads have

Failures on aging Northeast rail system spur delays, worries | 
Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Paul Nussbaum For train passengers traveling this summer between
Philadelphia and New York City, frequent delays have highlighted the
fragile condition of the antiquated equipment on the nation's busiest rail
corridor. Power failures, a transformer

Train 'flyover' gets conceptual approval in Walnut
Whittier Daily News
By Steve Scauzillo, Staff Writer An eastbound train crosses Fairway Avenue
just south of Valley Boulevard in Industry on Dec. 9, 2009. Drivers are
concerned that vehicles can become trapped on the railroad tracks during
heavy traffic. ...

Housatonic Railroad train derails Berkshire Eagle AccidentIncom
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Seven railroad cars derailed along one of the
Housatonic Railroad Co.'s lines around 7 p.m. on Friday ... according to a

Train derailment in Berkshire County
WWLP 22News
Stockbridge Police officer Bruce Stringer said some 600 feet of track were
damaged when the train left the tracks a little after 6:30 pm Officer
Stringer said the Housatonic Railroad train was hauling trash from Canaan,
Connecticut to Pittsfield.

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8/12/2011 10:35:00 PM


Housatonic Railroad train derails Berkshire Eagle Online
Friday August 12, 2011 By Trevor Jones, Berkshire Eagle Staff GREAT
BARRINGTON -- Seven railroad cars derailed along one of the Housatonic.

A Commuter's Week to Forget
Wall Street Journal
Still, the disruptions highlighted a long-time debate over how to keep up
with the increasing number of commuters who take the train across the
Hudson River and how to create more transit alternatives when train
disruptions occur. Since 1984, rail ...

Double Whammy Along The Railroad
MANSFIELD -- An 18-wheeler ran off the road and came to rest on a railroad
track in Mansfield Friday afternoon -- then was hit by a freight train that
couldn't stop in time. The truck driver had already been removed from the
cab by fire department

UPDATED: Train derails near Arizona Chemical; portion of Cherry Street 
Walton Sun
“Nothing here is unusual, the rail is built on sandy soil and it causes
the rail to shift,” he said. “You just can't easily stop a freight
train.” The derailment will not slow productivity at Arizona Chemical,
but the shipment of wood chips to the

Teenager in stable condition after trying to jump on train
Lexington Dispatch
According to a Thomasville Police news release, the investigation revealed
the juvenile had been walking along the tracks near the slow-moving train.
Police say he jumped onto the side of one of the rail cars in an attempt to
ride the train.

Teenager in stable condition after trying to jump on train
Lexington Dispatch
According to a Thomasville Police news release, the investigation revealed
the juvenile had been walking along the tracks near the slow-moving train.
Police say he jumped onto the side of one of the rail cars in an attempt to
ride the train.

FRA awards $25 million for GPS-based PTC equipment on Pacific Surfliner
Progressive Rail Roading
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has received $25
million from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to install global
positioning system-based positive train control (PTC) equipment on the
Pacific Surfliner intercity rail

Unscathed driver 'thanking God' after train cuts semi's trailer in half
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A truck driver in southwestern Minnesota escaped without a scratch even
though a freight train sliced his trailer in half at a railroad crossing,
authorities said Friday. The collision occurred about 9 am Thursday just
northeast of Heron Lake in

FRA rule addresses rail employee fatigue
RailwayAge Magazine
The final rule includes: • Requirements for railroads to develop and
carry out plans to mitigate fatigue risks before safety may be compromised.
The final rule also requires railroads to submit certain work schedules of
their passenger train employees

Pedestrian struck by train in Lincoln
Providence Eyewitness News
LINCOLN, RI (WPRI) - A train has reportedly hit a pedestrian. It happened
around 3:30 Friday morning in Lincoln near Railroad and Main Streets. The
train that is believed to be involved is stopped on the tracks as crews
investigate the incident that ...

Amtrak train strikes, kills Simi woman
Simi Valley Acorn
The incident occurred at about 9 am Aug. 11 on the railroad tracks south of
the 500 block of Cochran Street, Simi Valley Police Lt. Tony Anzilotti
said. Anzilotti said an officer interviewed the train conductor at the
scene. The train was traveling in

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8/11/2011 10:44:00 PM


Future rail plans leave Amherst behind, but give a boost to Northampton
By SCOTT MERZBACH A bus originating in St. Albans, Vt., and bound for
Springfield, Mass., drops off and picks up passengers at the Amherst train
station last Friday just as a New England Central Railroad cargo train,
left, happens to pass on its way ...

Safety Video Game Targets Truck-Train Crashes
WFMY News 2
... on and around railroad tracks, the crash was just a particularly tragic
example of an all-too-common occurrence on the nation's roadways: Since the
Reno crash, there have been at least four other fatal truck-train
collisions across the USA, ...

'Casey Jones' Trailer is 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' by way of ...
Even though he was a relatively minor part, Casey Jones was always my
favorite Teenage ... Yes, a feature-length Casey Jones movie exists, and
here's the

Pedestrian passed out on railroad tracks
A Long Beach bound train was delayed on the Long Island Rail Road bridge
after a man passed out on the train tracks in Long Beach Wednesday evening,
a Long Beach Fire Department official said. According to Long Beach Fire
Department Chief Rich Corbett, ...,34738?content_source=&category_id=5&search_filter=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=&town_id=

Another Amtrak Derailment Causes Delays for NJ Transit Commuters
NBC New York
An Amtrak train derailment in a Queens railroad yard is forcing NJ Transit
to cancel or combine trains out of New York City. NJ Transit is warning
commuters there may be delays of 20 to 30 minutes out of New York City on
the Northeast Corridor ...

Metro-North Users Urged to Attend Meeting on Disabled Train Incident
“We are encouraging everyone on that trapped train, and the tens of
thousands of passengers who were delayed that day, to attend this hearing
and tell what happened,” Cameron said. “But we also want commuters to
hear from the railroad their side of the ...

China Railway drops fund-raising plan
China Railway Group says it has scrapped plans to raise 6.24 billion yuan
($A960 million) in a private share placement as Beijing suspended railway
building projects following last month's train crash. The major railroad
construction firm said last

Brookhaven transportation facility opening
Ct Post
... transportation facility on Brookhaven's North Railroad Avenue will
officially open with a ceremony next Wednesday. Brookhaven Mayor Less
Bumgarner says the 11:30 am ceremony is being timed so that a train will
arrive just as the festivities end. ...

TN transportation officials list top projects in "TDOT Projects Tour"
Jackson Sun
KATIE BRAKE/The Jackson Sun Finding a route for a southern extension to the
US 45 Bypass, widening Interstate 40, reconfiguring cloverleafs, and
realigning the Carriage House Drive Intersection at Casey Jones Lane are
all projects being considered or

Pedestrian Passed Out on Railroad Tracks
By Joseph Kellard A train traveling across the Long Island Rail Road
bridge, connecting Long Beach to Island Park, was halted Wednesday evening
after a male subject passed out on the tracks just north of the train
station in Long Beach. ...

"China, I can tell you where you went wrong. Technology is suppose to be ran by people.. Humans are suppose to be used to using braking systems etc.. When you rely totally on automated technology in anything you are risking lightning strikes, and hackers from influencing the system.. Use technology as a safe guard.. make sure if power is lost brakes are automatically applied by a back up battery or something.. or humans.. Railroads and other systems are only safe if there is a good strong balance between people and technology.. To many systems world wide not just railroads is dangerously dependent to much on computers and electricity.. There has to be a non electrical working back up system. " - DNatureofDTrain

China Railway Group drops fund-raising plan
SHANGHAI — China Railway Group said Thursday it scrapped plans to raise
6.24 billion yuan ($975 million) in a private share placement as Beijing
suspended railway building projects following last month's train crash. The
major railroad construction

First Ave. railroad plan taking shape
Iowa City Press Citizen
Traffic waits for a train operated by Iowa Interstate Railroad engine to
switch tracks Wednesday along First Avenue on the east side of Iowa City.
Construction on an overpass project is expected to begin this fall.
Benjamin Roberts / Iowa City ...

State Accused of Rubber-Stamping Controversial Dairy Farm
89.7 WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio
To find out how things have been going at the Milk Source dairies, I called
Casey Jones at the Wisconsin DNR. “My primary duties include inspecting
and permitting these large concentrated animal feeding operations,” Jones
says. Within the past year,

Wil commuter service ever be restored to train line?
The history of lower West Milford is entwined with that of the railroad;
Idylease was built to accommodate urban tourists, as were several smaller
hotels in the area, including one overlooking Echo Lake. Only Idylease and
the Newfoundland train station

Local official killed in car-train crash
Meadville Tribune
SPRINGBORO — A Woodcock Boro councilman died Wednesday after his Ford
Focus collided with a 123-car coal train at a Springboro railroad crossing.
Pennsylvania State Police report that Mark Shallenberger, 34, of 22931
Gravel Run Road, Saegertown,

Groups speak out about possible abandonment of Stewartstown Railroad
York Daily Record
But the absence of traffic on the short-line railroad is a hurdle, he said.
Freight has not moved on the railroad in decades, and the last tourist
train ran in 2004. The Stewartstown Railroad needs to find a credible,
potential shipper to create

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8/10/2011 3:26:00 PM


Railroad Therapy
(My responce to the Indonesians attempting to heal themselves with train tracks.)
by DNatureofDTrain

Reports: Amtrak suing truck company involved in Maine crash
The Hill (blog)
On July 11, train number 681 on Amtrak's Downeaster service hit a truck
just after 11 am about five miles from the New Hampshire. The driver of the
truck, was reportedly trying to beat the train to a railroad crossing, was
killed in the accident. ...

Bulgaria's Sofia-Varna Train Catches Fire in Latest Railroad Scare
The incident with the Sofia-Varna train is the latest in a string of
increasingly serious incidents shaking the country's State-owned railroad
company BDZ. On July 20, train No. 2615 of the Bulgarian State Railways BDZ
caught on fire on route from the

Train service resumes in NYC, but with disruptions
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The reason NJ Transit experienced longer delays is because the railroad
operates more trains than Amtrak in and out of Penn Station: 438 compared
to Amtrak's 266. "The route that was affected this time is pretty much
their lifeline going to and out of

Woman on cell phone fails to stop at RR crossing, train clips car
The Republic
AP IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The Idaho State Police says a 64-year-old woman
escaped injury when she failed to yield at a railroad crossing and the back
of her car was clipped by the train. The ISP says Cheryl Spears of Irwin
told them she was using her ...

OUR VIEW: Muncie needs RR quiet zone
Muncie Star Press
As any real-estate agent would attest, proximity to a railroad negatively
affects property values. One study shows that the louder the train whistle,
the lower the property value compared to similar homes farther from the
tracks -- 10 percent or more.

Bulgaria's Sofia-Varna Train Catches Fire in Latest Railroad Scare
The incident with the Sofia-Varna train is the latest in a string of
increasingly serious incidents shaking the country's State-owned railroad
company BDZ. On July 20, train No. 2615 of the Bulgarian State Railways BDZ
caught on fire on route from the

Ride the rails on moonlight trip -and support local charity
Reno Gazette Journal
The members of the Soroptimist of the Comstock are hosting their second
annual Full Moon Train Ride. The train ride is scheduled Friday, Aug. 12 at
7 pm at the Virginia & Truckee Railroad depot in Virginia City. The ride
will be about an hour long and

Amtrak sues trash firm in deadly North Berwick crash
Foster's Daily Democrat
By AMANDA BELAND NORTH BERWICK, Maine — National Railroad Passenger
Corporation, more commonly known as Amtrak, has filed a civil suit against
Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. in connection with the tractor trailer and
Downeaster train collision that ...

Long Island Rail Road Service Delays
Ed. Note: As of 6 pm on Tuesday, MTA announced delays to service along the
Long Island Railroad's Port Washington Line. Delays are due to a New Jersey
Transit train derailment near Penn Station and commuters should anticipate
some cancellations,

High-speed rail will bring big changes to communities
Fresno Bee
By Tim Sheehan/The Fresno Bee The first two stretches of California's
proposed high-speed train system in the San Joaquin Valley would close
dozens of roads, displace hundreds of homes and businesses, affect
thousands of acres of farmland,

US awards $25M for train safety on county's coastal corridor
North County Transit District will install the PTC signaling system on the
tracks between San Onofre and San Diego, where the Pacific Surfliner and
the NCTD's Coaster rail service share the line. The federally mandated
Positive Train Control system is

North County Transit District To Install GPS
KGTV San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- The North County Transit District will use a pair of $25
million grants to install a GPS-based train safety system along the San
Diego County coastal rail corridor, it was announced Wednesday. The
Positive Train Control Equipment,

Disney's Zephyr Train Arrives At Western Pacific Railroad Museum ...
By Darleene
All aboard! A train engine that has been at Disney's California Adventure
park has moved out.

Disney gives Zephyr locomotive to Portola museum
Sacramento Bee
A train engine that has been at Disney's California Adventure park has
moved out. The recreated locomotive arrived Saturday at the Western Pacific
Railroad Museum in Portola, where it will go on display as part of its
Zephyr Project collection. ...

Mayor Houston calls new railroad option 'worst possible outcome'
The State Journal-Register
By Anonymous A new Springfield railroad consolidation option that involves
putting freight train traffic on the 10th Street tracks and passenger
trains on the Third Street tracks drew criticism from Mayor Mike Houston on
Wednesday. ...

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High-speed rail price tag soars again, this time on pace to surpass $60 billion
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Rosenberg For the second time since voters approved the Golden
State's massive bullet train project, the state on Tuesday raised the total
price tag for the first stretch by several billion dollars -- and now the
cost for the entire rail line

New option added to local rail possibilities
The State Journal-Register
The crowd, which included members of rail advisory committees and about 50
onlookers, was divided already. Some said keeping trains on Third Street
and adding more would divide the city and prove an economic train wreck.

NJ Transit train derailment causes commuting nightmare in and out of NYC
The Star-Ledger -
No injuries resulted from it, but the derailment of two cars on a New
York-to-Trenton train — at the height of the morning rush on the nation's
busiest rail corridor — caused another commuting nightmare. When
Glassman, of Edison, received an NJ

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A four-vehicle collision at the railroad crossing at Redbank Road and U.S.
52 in Goose Creek sent several people to the hospital. According to a Goose

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Train Derailment Outside Penn Station Snarls Service
New York Times (blog)
See the railroad's Web site for updates. On the Long Island Rail Road, five
evening-rush trains on the Babylon branch and four trains on the Port
Washington branch have been cancelled. See details. Updated, 12:23 pm | A
New Jersey Transit train

Model train museum chugs to life in Pottersville
Glens Falls Post-Star
The anticipated Railroads on Parade model train exhibit and museum
officially launched Monday, marking the end of a long journey for the
Dunhams and the first of what local officials hope is a renaissance of new
railroad-associated business.

Disneyland Resort Donates California Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum
Stitch Kingdom
The Disneyland Resort donated the California Zephyr train previously
located in Disney California Adventure park to Western Pacific Railroad
Museum in Portola, Calif. Plans for a gallery dedicated to sharing the
legacy of the California Zephyr are

New reports detail high-speed rail's Valley impact
Fresno Bee
An artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. Engineers say
building the line is expected to cost between $3.8 billion to $6.9 billion
between Merced and Fresno, depending on which route option is ultimately

Two cars derail in Denison but remain upright
SW Iowa News
By Gordon Wolf Two coal cars in an east-bound Union Pacific Railroad train
derailed in Denison but remained upright Monday evening. The derailment
occurred at 6:15 pm No injuries were reported. The derailment closed the
South 15th Street crossing in

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Old Colony Railroad Announces Next Leg of Special Train Excursion
Passengers will board adjacent to the intersection of Burma Road and Greene
Lane at 4 pm The train will feature a narrated theme related to places and
events along the railroad line and focus on the restored marsh at Town Pond
in Portsmouth.

Two cars derail in Denison but remain upright
SW Iowa News
At 6:15 pm Monday, two coal cars on an east-bound Union Pacific Railroad
train derailed in Denison but remained upright. No injuries were reported.
The derailment closed the South 15th Street crossing in Denison. Mark
Davis, director of corporate

Do We Really Need That Orange Train Station?
Hartford Advocate
For years, West Haven and Orange fought over which should get the next
train station built along the crowded New Haven Line railroad. West Haven
was declared the victor after a multitude of studies. Ground was broken
last November on the planned $118,0,1293451.story

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An Alaska Railroad cruise tour train powered by a single SD70MAC-HEP 4328
is seen heading south through Anchorage.

The truth behind China's train tragedy
Workers World
Passenger cars were thrown off a viaduct. People around the world were
saddened by the loss of life in China's train disaster. Many Chinese are
upset over this tragedy and are wondering how it could have happened. The
railroad line opened in 2009.

Man in SUV hit by train near Findlay
By Lisa Strawbridge - email HANCOCK COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - The Hancock County
Sheriff's Department confirms 38-year-old John Demotte is hospitalized
after his SUV was hit by a train. Demotte failed to yield to a southbound
train at a rail crossing just

North Creek's business line
Albany Times Union
By CHRIS CHURCHILL Business writer Saratoga North Creek railroad at the
historic North Creek station Wednesday June 22, 2011. (John Carl D'Annibale
/ Times Union) On Monday, it was the little engine that couldn't. The new
passenger train between North

Mayor Kluttz vice chair of Amtrak advisory council
Salisbury Post
Rail has benefited Salisbury economically since 1855, when the first train
came through the city, Kluttz said. Many of Salisbury's historic buildings,
including the ornate train station, were constructed as a result of
economic development connected to

Train, truck collide in Opelika
The approximately 35-car train was traveling from Columbus, Ga., to
Birmingham hauling mixed freight. The railroad crossing where Monday's
collision occurred is equipped with a stop sign and crossbucks, Kirkland
said. “It is not a public crossing,”

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"Today in History 8/8/86 I was adopted.. Was one of the happiest days in my life after the two hour boring as hell court meeting.. but I still hate that being adopted cut me off permantly from ever being able to enroll in my Native Tribes.. Has nothing to do with benefits to me.. Has everything to do with heritage and culture .. But.. at least without realizing it I formed my own Heinzism religion, and with realizing it I started to form a Heinzist Tribe based on that religion, as I realized over time.. My ways is more than a system of belief.. I really did over time form my own culture even but it is strange being just me animals and spirits in this culture.. Sure makes me feel at times.. like the last of the Mohicans... But.. Even they over time grew to over 2000-3000 people.. So, they ended up not the the end but the rebirth of their own. Who knows where Spirit  will guide me with this.. " - DNatureofDTrain


Family travel five: Train rides give families taste of history, adventure and ...
Centre Daily Times
Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Carson City, Nev. As the vintage train rolls
down the track and the steam whistle slices the air, you probably will
remember the moment as a family favorite. For more than an hour, enjoy
riding through the Sierra Nevada, ...

Trains' vibrations could provide power for monitoring tunnels
While the vibrations in the train tunnel were strongest directly on the
railroad track, the researchers decided to forego mounting a vibration
harvester on the rail because screw holes pose problems, such as causing

Man Stuck Under Train In Pottstown
A man walked along the tracks and ended up trapped beneath a Norfolk
Southern train. By Jim Heck A man walking along the railroad near 40 High
Street in Pottstown apparently slipped and was pinned beneath a Norfolk
Southern train early this morning. ...

Saved from the scrap heap — Train #2472
San Mateo Daily Journal
Why go all of the distance to Sunol to see railroad photos, equipment and
artifacts such as the Pullman Sleeping Car when much interest can be
satisfied by visiting the Millbrae Train Depot. Vern Bruce, owner of
Millbrae Locks and a railroad enthusiast

Steam train's return delighted many in mid-1960s Oneonta
Oneonta Daily Star
3, 1966, at the old New York Central depot on Railroad Avenue, as many came
to enjoy some nostalgia and witness the debut of the new DO Line excursion
train. Steam locomotive engines had been replaced by diesel locomotives on
the D&H Railroad by 1953, ...

Highlights of Upcoming Events in Casey Jones Village (Memphis, TN)
Hosted in Casey Jones Village at the historic Casey Jones Home & Railroad
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Amtrak sues company whose driver collided with train in Maine
Kennebec Journal
... ignored railroad crossing warnings and protections. By Dennis Hoey Amtrak has sued the company whose truck driver was
killed last month in a collision with a Downeaster passenger train in North
Berwick, claiming the driver was

High-speed rail hits Kings County bump
The California High-Speed Rail Authority hopes to begin construction next
year on a 100-mile segment from Merced County to Corcoran, Kings County in
the San Joaquin County. That would be the first part of a 800-mile
bullet-train network eventually

Charlotte vs. Norfolk: Light-rail lines on same track?
The Virginian-Pilot
A Charlotte light rail train is seen at the Bland street station with the
downtown skyline visible in the background in October 2010. (Debbie Messina
| The Virginian-Pilot) By Debbie Messina It's standing room only during
morning and evening rush hours

Trains causing frustration in Sanborn
The railroad is working with the watershed right now to lower the water
level. But it is in the town of Sanborn, where train traffic has people
steamed. Terry Didier – Sanborn Businessman: “It is a meeting point for
the trains, they will stop and let ...

Local event raises money for county residents in need
Our Colorado News
The event, from 4-7 pm, is at Casey Jones Pavilion in Elizabeth and will
also feature a wine and cheese tasting, chocolate fountain and live music
from George Whitesell. Raffle tickets will also be sold for a quilt made by
the Elizabeth Piecemakers,

Video, black box sought after Cohoes train-car collision
COHOES - It's the video taken by a train, that Cohoes Police Chief William
Heslin said will be crucial to solving a mystery: why a car drove over a
railroad crossing Friday night, in the path of an oncoming train. "There
are a lot of rumors out there ...

New rail cars could be coming to Missouri Amtrak route
Blue Springs Examiner
The morning train out of Kansas City and the evening train coming into
Kansas City usually have four cars, and the afternoon train into Kansas
City that turns around and heads back to St. Louis in the evening typically
has three.

In Indonesia, lying on train tracks is a folk remedy
Thankfully, this therapy doesn't require the practitioner to get hit by a
train. Rather, one lies on the railroad tracks and absorbs the rails'
healing electric shocks. [A woman named] Kusmiati, who said she suffered
from asthma, high blood pressure

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California's High-Speed Train Wreck
National Review Online
He insisted that passenger estimates were wildly inflated—64 percent
higher than those developed by the Federal Railroad Administration and by
independent studies from the University of California at Berkeley's
Transportation Center,

2 NY commuter trains bump; no injuries reported
Wall Street Journal
AP GREAT NECK, NY — Investigators are trying to determine how one Long
Island Rail Road train bumped into another. Authorities report no injuries
in the minor accident that occurred during the Monday morning rush hour in
Great Neck.

Engine trouble halts tourist train
Albany Times Union
"But (today) it broke, and we'll fix it, and everybody was safe." The
railroad canceled the rest of its Monday service, yet Ellis expects the
train to be ready for its Thursday morning journey. The railroad does not
run on Tuesday or Wednesdays.

Weather Window: An unsolved mystery in the Nevada desert
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
In August 1939, the most tragic railroad disaster in Nevada's history
killed 24 people and destroyed Southern Pacific's finest passenger train.
At its inauguration on Jan. 2, 1938, the City of San Francisco, was deemed
the “world's most superlative

Train stopping in Corfu for smoke coming from railroad car
The Batavian
A CSX train is stopping at the Ellinwood crossing, Corfu, for a possible
fire in a train car. It's unconfirmed that there is a fire, but there was a
report of heavy black smoke coming from car. The train was originally going
to stop at Wilkenson Road,

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8/7/2011 9:38:00 AM


St. Clair Township Train Wreck Injures 2
WLWT Cincinnati
The woman was trapped in the car, but fire crews said they were able to get
her out without serious injuries. The victims told police they didn't see
the train while as they were about to cross the railroad tracks until it
was too late.

For Metra riders, halted trains compound storm delays
Chicago Tribune
The hurricane-force winds reached a sustained 75 mph in some areas, ripping
down power lines and tossing tree limbs onto railroad tracks and roads.
Metra sent out more than 80 service advisories during the period. One UP
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All aboard! Railroads are hiring
Omaha World-Herald
They belong to dispatchers and engineers, train conductors and signal
workers, administrative assistants and diesel mechanics. Just two years
ago, the Omaha-based railroad was laying off thousands of workers, taking
engines off the tracks and holding

Safety a concern as freight trains roll into town
Petaluma Argus Courier
The trains are up and rolling through Petaluma at long last, which means
residents are urged to cross tracks with caution and obey railroad arms and
signals at all rail crossings. n Trains and cars don't mix. Never race a
train to the crossing — even

An Independently-Made Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie Exists and This ...
Film School Rejects
Someone somewhere thought it would be a solid idea to make a vigilante
movie about Casey Jones from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” That
someone was Polaris Banks, that somewhere was Austin, and besides having an
awesome comic book villain name,

Joseph T. Hepp: A wake-up call from China
Battle Creek Enquirer
Years ago it was a pleasure to ride on our railroads and eat in clean
dining cars with first-class food service. However, just a few short years
ago my wife and I took the train to Seattle, Wash., to visit family. The
dining car offered two dinner

Eastern North Dakota train derailment was caused by washed-out track following ...
The Republic
Thirty-one of the 90 cars on the train went off the tracks Saturday morning
northwest of Kensal, along with two locomotives. Railroad spokesman Mike
LoVecchio tells The Jamestown Sun ( ) that the only
apparent leak was diesel fuel

Scenic railroad train service reopens in Cuyahoga Valley
Cuyahoga Falls News Press
Brecksville -- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has reopened train service
from Peninsula Depot to Brecksville Station. CVSR operates regular
excursions on Wednesdays through Sundays from Brecksville Station to Akron
Northside Station and from Canton

Have hope, even when a train's coming
North Platte Telegraph
By Diane Wetzel | Sunday, August 7, 2011 4:09 AM CDT There was a time when
I believed putting a coin on the railroad tracks would derail the train.
Steve Klein told me so and since his dad was "on the railroad" I had no
reason not to believe him.

Historical Society rallies to preserve Nampa Train Depot
Idaho Press-Tribune
The train station moved to a different Nampa building in 1925, leaving what
is now called “Nampa Train Depot” to be used for office space. It was
almost torn down in the 1970s, Wagner said, when a group of railroad
workers and community leaders formed

It's the hardest job they'll ever love
The Durango Herald
A rock pile fell along the tracks near Silverton and sent the railroad into
chaos. People waiting to board the train stand on the platform, and
railroad workers bustle around looking strained. Franz fidgets with the
knobs in the locomotive,'s-the-hardest-job-they'll-ever-love

Eat, Drink, Play: Travel back in time with the Georgetown Loop Railroad
Summit Daily News
One hundred years ago, decades before the first skiers used Interstate 70
to access Summit County's now world-renown resorts, tourists were arriving
in the area by train, enjoying a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad as a
way of seeing the mountains

Cohoes train crash victims identified
The couple had just left the Burger King parking lot around seven o'clock,
turned onto Mohawk Street and tried to cross the railroad tracks at New
Cortland Street when a southbound freight train rammed into their sedan,
pushing it a quarter of a mile ...

Railroad is both journey and destination
Washington Examiner
Twenty years ago, the Walkersville Southern Railroad was little more than
an overgrown track and a crumbling train station. Today, that station
serves 13000 passengers a year, not for long-distance travel but for
excursions along its four-mile-long ...

Noise, safety factors in expansion of Downeaster passenger service
Kennebec Journal
The Downeaster will be housed and maintained in Brunswick, where the first
train will head out at 4:30 am and the last train will return at 3 am, so
its impact will be nearly around the clock. With faster, more frequent
trains, the Federal Railroad

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Domestic highspeed rail train out behind China Star Finance News News
When carrying Japan, France, Germany, origin of CRH high-speed train is
speeding on high-speed railway in China, when, had been high hopes for the

Mayor confirms identities of couple involved in car-train crash Friday in Cohoes
The Saratogian
... more information sometime in the next week," said McDonald. It is
unclear if there were any malfunctions with the gate at the railroad or if
the driver attempted to beat the train. Cohoes Police Chief Bill Heslin was
not available for comment Saturday.

Viewing Philly from the train: litter and urban blight
Staring them in the face as they cross the city line from the northern
suburbs will be one gigantic garbage can — a railroad right-of-way
consisting of 12 continuous miles of litter and urban blight. Their
first clue that the train has entered the ...

Injuries to man near tracks a mystery
The Register-Guard
Umenhofer said police believe that the victim has been ticketed previously
for illegally riding a train. Police were called to the railroad tracks
near the 700 block of South 37th Street at 5:25 pm Wednesday, and
discovered that the man had suffered ...

Train keeps chugging along
Wisconsin State Journal
A 1907 Baldwin steam locomotive takes visitors on a train ride at the Poway
Midland Railroad in Poway, Calif., near San Diego. The steam train at
southern California's Poway Midland Railroad runs on the first and third
weekends of each month, ...

Modified Schedule | Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train
The slide was discovered at approximately 3:30 pm by a Railroad Maintenance
of Way(MOW) employee who was patrolling in front of the first affected

Private train will pull into Cambridge Springs today
The Pacific Limited, owned by Philadelphia businessman Bennett Levin, is
carrying about 80 train buffs from Hoboken, NJ, to the former
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Station in Jamestown, NY The train will make a
stop in Cambridge Springs early this evening.

Rail transportation, train weight to passenger weight, reduce how ...
Rail transportation, train weight to passenger weight, reduce how much?
Mechanical Engineering discussion.

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8/5/2011 4:47:00 PM


First passenger trains ride through Elmira since 1970
Elmira Star-Gazette
"I work for the railroad," he said as he dashed back to his car, hoping to
beat the train to Corning after it passed. "It's been a lifelong hobby."
Joe Cumming, 84, of Elmira, an avid model railroad and train enthusiast,
came with his daughter,

MARC train, track officials to discuss safety with Gaithersburg commuters
Washington Post
All 12 people who died on train tracks in the county from 2006 to 2010 were
trespassing, according to Federal Railroad Administration data. Last year,
four people were killed on the tracks; in 2009, there were no fatalities.

Texas oil companies to build rail facility in St. James
New Orleans CityBusiness
Plans call for enough railroad track to stage an additional train for
offloading. The rail work is expected to be complete in the first quarter
of 2012, and the new tanks should be operational by next May, according to

UNION PAC CORP : Union Pacific Railroad Increasing Train Speed on Rail Line in ...
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The increased train speed improves railroad operating efficiency where
Union Pacific has made track improvements. Train speeds will be increased
five mph each week beginning September 1, 2011 and four mph on September
22, 2011, when the new maximum ...

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Recent track improvements will allow Union Pacific Railroad to increase the
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Residents in southern Minnesota town return home following train derailment ...
The Republic
About 300 nearby residents were evacuated while the highly flammable
ethanol was removed from the train cars in the Blue Earth County community
of Eagle Lake. Mayor Tim Auringer (OHR'-in-jer) said Friday the railroad
paid for some residents to spend

On Indonesia's Railways, a Dangerous Form of Shock Therapy
Wall Street Journal
The numbers have dropped recently, since police and the state-run railroad
erected a warning sign, but some people still come, convinced the tracks
can cure them. There is no medical or scientific evidence to support the
treatment, says Murti Utami,

Firefighters put out series of blazes in East Contra Costa
San Jose Mercury News
"We only have six engines, so to get 30 engines, we had to ask for lots of
A spokesman for the railroad company said Thursday afternoon that the
company is waiting for investigators to determine what caused the fire.
Fire crews inspected the train,

'Deplorable' comments from bullet train official enrage farmers
California Watch
At a Sacramento hearing on high-speed rail, the director of a local farm
bureau complained that the California bullet train was being routed through
prime agricultural land in the Central Valley without any input from
farmers. The official in charge of

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8/4/2011 5:00:00 PM


Tulsa Railroad Worker Killed in Workplace Accident at BNSF Train Yard
Justice News Flash
Tulsa, OK — A workplace accident claimed the life of a railroad employee
after a train car hit an all-terrain vehicle early Thursday morning, August
4, 2011. The fatal workplace accident occurred around 2 am in the BNSF
Cherokee Yard in west Tulsa,

Fire near train tracks in Knightsen burns barn
San Francisco Chronicle
(08-04) 17:57 PDT KNIGHTSEN -- Firefighters quickly contained a blaze
Thursday that burned a barn and four acres of brush after it sparked up
near railroad tracks in the unincorporated Contra Costa County community of
Knightsen, emergency dispatchers

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Crash likely to hurt Chinese train export prospects
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Chinese rail suppliers, who helped build the world's largest bullet train
network in less than a decade, may struggle to sell equipment overseas
after two locomotives collided, killing at least 39 people. Trainmakers CSR
Corporation and China CNR

Train suspected of causing Calif. fires
4 (UPI) -- A series of fires burning along railroad tracks between Oakley
and Knightsen, Calif., Thursday was likely caused by a train, officials
said. The fires in Contra Costa County burned grasses on both sides of the
tracks, as well as one home and

US firms plan rail expansion to profit from oil spread
[ID:nN04236932] In a presentation earlier this year, major US railroad
operator BNSF said around a fifth of Bakken crude output was already being
shipped out by rail, and added that eight new crude unit train facilities
were in the works around Bakken

Deputies: Man Hit, Killed By Train
WYFF Greenville
NEWBERRY, SC -- A man was hit and killed by a train while walking on a
stretch of railroad tracks near the Newberry County Fairgrounds early
Thursday morning. According to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office, the
man was walking on the railroad tracks

A train ride to the past: Essex Steam Train and Riverboat marks 40th year
Shoreline Times
Following a colorful history since its inception, the railroad fell into
disrepair in the 1960s and had to be resurrected by concerned volunteers.
The Essex Steam Train celebrated this past weekend (July 29), 40 years
since the first ceremonial train ...

Sheriff: Man Killed in Train Accident Walking on Tracks
"Which is actually walking along the side of the railroad track, which is
actually illegal to do, because it is railroad property." He said that the
coroner has not yet identified the man. Foster said deputies who responded
to the scene called EMS,

Railroad Train Drags Truck
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON - A driver and passenger survive with only minor injuries after the
pickup truck they were in was struck by a train on a north Harris County
railroad and dragged. The accident took place before 10 pm Wednesday at a
railroad crossing near the

DOT Finalizes $336 Million for State Trains
The Journal of Commerce Online
That $2 billion was redirected to other states from money Florida rejected
when its governor killed a planned bullet train service between Tampa and
Orlando. Now, both California and Illinois have finalized agreements with
the Federal Railroad

OHP Identifies Railroad Employee Killed In Train Yard Accident
News On 6
TULSA, Oklahoma -- A railroad employee is killed after a train car hits her
all-terrain vehicle early Thursday morning in west Tulsa. The accident
happened around 2 am in the BNSF Cherokee Yard according to the Oklahoma
Highway Patrol.

High-speed rail money on hold
Albany Times Union
By ERIC ANDERSON Business editor An Amtrak train from New York City arrives
at the Rensselaer Rail Station on Tuesday Aug. 2, 2011 in Rensselaer, NY.
(Philip Kamrass / Times Union) An Amtrak train from New York City arrives
at the Rensselaer Rail ...

Fatal crash highlights railroad crossing dangers
"Not that my boys died, that's not worth it. But if something good can come
out of it, that's definitely worth it." You should always stop at railroad
crossings, listen for the train, and look both ways. It usually takes a
train going 55 mph about a

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8/3/2011 5:16:00 PM


All aboard for trip to the past: Restored passenger train to stop in ...
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Binghamton, Elmira, Corning and other cities on the old Erie Railroad line
are set to witness a rare sight Friday: historic rail cars will once again
carry passengers on tracks that usually carry only freight. The Pacific
Limited Special, a train of

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High-Speed Train Wreck
City Journal
The state's HSRA assumes a bullet train from Los Angeles to the Bay Area
would attract vastly greater ridership among 50 million car-loving
Californians than has been achieved in Spain, Germany, France and Japan,
where rail travel is commonplace.

CN moving Chicago-area train yard to Gary, Ind.
CHICAGO - Canadian National Railway Co. said Wednesday it will pay $165
million to move its Chicago-area locomotive repair shop to an expanded
facility in Gary, Ind. The railroad said it got tax-increment financing
from Gary and grants and tax credits

Rain triggers mud, rock slide that halts trains
Danbury News Times
(AP) — Train service on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
Railroad will be limited through Friday after heavy rain flooded the
tracks, causing a mud and rock slide that forced more than 500 passengers
to return to Durango.

Summer heat kinks tracks, blocks train at FM 306 crossing
Herald Zeitung
The New Braunfels Police Department said that at 4 pm Tuesday, Union
Pacific railroad notified the NBPD that one of its trains was blocking the
railroad crossing in the 1400 block of FM 306. This content is available to
Herald-Zeitung subscribers only!

Trucking company involved in fatal train crash countersues railroads
Fleet Owner
John Davis Trucking Co., Battle Mountain, NV., is countersuing Amtrak and
Union Pacific, charging that the railroads' failure to maintain a safe
railroad crossing contributed to a deadly truck-train crash in which six
were killed last month in Reno,

5 Things About Railroad Safety
The railroad right of way is prvate property. It is illegal to cross the
tracks anyplace besides the designated areas. Doing so can result in fines
and even arrest. 2. A train going 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more
to stop, even while using

Ron Simon: Old photos at the heart of train buff's obsession
Mansfield News Journal
Everybody who knows me or reads this column at all has long ago put me in
the railroad and streetcar nut category. I'm not alone. In fact, we number
in the thousands. There is loose talk of making jackets with little
engineer caps on the lapels,

Extreme Texas heat affects rail lines
Austin American-Statesman
Union Pacific Railroad on Tuesday afternoon notified New Braunfels police
that a train was blocking a crossing due to heat-related problems with a
section of rail. Traffic was rerouted as the line was checked. FM 306
reopened Tuesday night.

Tourist train proposed for CN track
Windsor Star
By Sharon Hill, The Windsor Star August 3, 2011 5:37 A group exploring the
idea of a steam locomotive tourist train, possibly linked to the history of
the Underground Railroad, hopes the tracks in Essex stay long enough to see
if the tourist train will

Model train buffs rolling to rail fair
Pueblo Chieftain
Scale modules will be on display and operating, and the Pueblo Railroad
Museum will offer caboose rides on its train out of the Pueblo Union Depot.
"We want to promote the hobby and the real thing," Denny said. "It's going
to be more than just another

Multi-million dollar train maintenance facility to be built in Stockton
Central Valley Business Times
The Altamont Commuter Express provides passenger rail services from the
Central Valley to the Silicon Valley. The train operates weekdays with
stations in San Joaquin County, Alameda County, and Santa Clara County. The
San Joaquin Regional Rail

Driver injured in auto-train collision
The accident happened on North South St., located just north of Highway 225
as the woman was trying to go around an 18-wheeler that was slowing down
for the train. The woman around the down railroad arms while the lights and
bells were going off and

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Train stopping in Corfu for smoke coming from railroad car
The Batavian
A CSX train is stopping at the Ellinwood crossing, Corfu, for a possible
fire in a train car. It's unconfirmed that there is a fire, but there was a
report of heavy black smoke coming from car. The train was originally going
to stop at Wilkenson Road, ...

Fort Lauderdale man killed on railroad crossing
The long freight train was halted for nearly two hours and blocked traffic
on 15 Fort Lauderdale streets, from Southwest Second Street to Southwest 17
t h Street, and at Davie Boulevard. According to the Federal Railroad
Administration website,,0,3835374.story

AP-IN--Car-Train Crash,83
Chicago Tribune
AP Police say a train has struck a car at a railroad crossing northwest of
Indianapolis. Hendricks County Sheriff's Department Lt. James Yetter told
WTHR-TV at least one person was killed in the crash. Other media reports
said the crash occurred about,0,7330938.story

Train returns to Latrobe after 54-year absence
El Dorado Hills Telegraph
6 and 7 will mark the first passenger train of the Placerville & Sacramento
Valley Railroad (P&SVRR) to the town of Latrobe since 1957. Although some
freight trains have run, there has been no passenger service since the 1957

Eyewitness sees several cars topple
SW Iowa News
... Pampered Pooch building, located in the 2000 block of Highway 30, when
he heard a pop coming from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. “It was
pretty loud,” said Rinehardt. “I wondered what it was. The train was
headed east and that part kept moving.

Train Blocking FM 306 Moved, Road Now Re-Opened
KGNB 1420 AM
The Union Pacific train blocking traffic at FM 306 going towards New
Braunfels from Canyon Lake has been moved and now that portion of the road
where it intersects with the railroad tracks is open. Originally thought to
take hours to fix,

Greenwood man killed by train identified
Wausau Daily Herald
The investigation continues into the death of Andrew G. Sandelier, 22, of
Greenwood who was struck and killed by a train about 2:30 am Sunday.
Sandelier was walking eastbound on Highway N near Atwood with some friends
when he stopped on the railroad

CHP: Big-Rig Was Stopped On Tracks When Train Hit It Near Fairfield
By Bay City News Service A big-rig was stopped on the railroad tracks when
it was struck by a Coast Starlight Amtrak train at a crossing near
Fairfield this morning, the California Highway Patrol said Monday
afternoon. Mark Eugene Manley, 51, of Galt,

Car-train accident a lesson for drivers: Man who stopped on tracks survives ...
Charleston Post Courier
The drivers in both instances were charged with blocking a railroad
crossing after they somehow survived the impacts. A train hit a car stopped
at US Highway 52 and Red Bank Road. Goose Creek police say John Arthell
Davis, 40, of Indigo Road in Goose

NJ man is in critical condition after car is struck by freight train in Maryland
The Star-Ledger -
The agency says Callan drove down a private lane from East Baldwin Road and
ended up on the CSX railroad tracks. Deputies say the train hit the rear of
the Toyota Camry. A spokeswoman at Shock Trauma in Baltimore told The
Frederick News-Post on Tuesday

Man injured in SUV vs train crash
Fond du Lac Reporter
A Monona man escaped serious injury after the SUV he was driving was struck
by a Wisconsin Southern Railroad freight train tranporting toxic materials.
/ Submitted TOWN OF WESTFORD—A Monona man escaped serious injury after
the SUV he was driving was

Daytrip from Norwalk: All Aboard the Essex Steam Train
People prevented from driving or walking across the street by flashing
railroad crossing lights are not irked; instead, they smile and wave as
your train passes. And you wave back. The Essex Steam Train, operated by
the Valley Railroad Company,

Monona man injured in train collision
Kyle K. Hamilton was traveling on Highway C near Highway FW shortly before
6:15 pm when he was struck by the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad train,
which pushed him 946 feet on the tracks. The train had 36 rail cars; 31 of
them carried hazardous

Grass Roots: East-siders want city to silence train whistles
The Marquette Neighborhood Association is asking the city of Madison to
upgrade railroad crossings so that disruptive train whistles will not have
to be sounded. The Park Central Apartments on East Wilson Street (visible
in the background),

"WHAT! ... Here in the US when I speak of railroad track energy having healing benefits people think I have flipped my lid. People, of Indonesia.. You do not LAY on the Tracks for this healing energy..I have worked with railroad energy healing for years... You do not have to be even on the tracks or near trains...I guess it is time for me to actually come out of the closet with my use of this energy.... But, until I get that part of my website up and complete.. Stay off the TRACKS!" - DNatureofDTrain

Desperate, sick Indonesians use railroad 'therapy'
The Associated Press
But the numbers have dropped since police and the state-run railroad
company erected a warning sign and threatened penalties of up to three
months in prison or fines of $1800. No one has been arrested yet, and none
of the participants in train track

Whippany Railway Museum preserves railroad heritage
5, a joint effort with the Belvidere & Delaware River Railroad in
Phillipsburg will undertake a Family/Railfan Ride – The Train Fundraiser.
All proceeds will be donated to Engine 4039 restoration, estimated for
completion by the end of next year.

Mo. takes step toward new Osage River rail bridge
Beaumont Enterprise
(AP) — Missouri is a step closer to starting work on a railroad project
that could speed up freight and passenger train service on a main
cross-state route. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it has
signed an agreement with Union Pacific

China: How to Steal $3 Billion
Forbes (blog)
But if you were so inclined, apparently all you have to do work on the
railroad. According to CCTV, the state-owned television broadcaster in
China, Zhang Shuguang, the former deputy chief engineer at the Ministry of
Railways, is accused of having

Big-Rig Was Stopped On Tracks When Train Hit It Near Fairfield
KTVU San Francisco
A big-rig was stopped on the railroad tracks when it was struck by a Coast
Starlight Amtrak train at a crossing near Fairfield Monday morning, the
California Highway Patrol said. Mark Eugene Manley, 51, of Galt, was
driving a 2006 Peterbilt truck with

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Casey Jones and the Cannonball Express?
My almost three year old son is daft about steam trains. He has a wooden
engine and character to which he associates the names Casey Jones and the

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Paintings
Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Paintings

Grand Central centennial getting special attention from railroad
Greenwich Time
A train collision in the Park Avenue Tunnel in 1902 that killed 17 people
spurred William J. Wilgus, the railroad's chief engineer, to create the
concept for Grand Central Terminal, a two level underground rail station
that would operate electric

Sheriff's office investigating death of 22-year-old Greenwood man struck by ...
The Republic
The Clark County sheriff's office is investigating the death of a
22-year-old Greenwood man who was struck by a train in the Town of Green
Grove. Investigators say Andrew Sandelier was walking with friends when he
apparently stopped on the railroad

Train kills man walking on track in LaFollette
Knoxville News Sentinel
By News Sentinel staff LAFOLLETTE — A 57-year-old man died today after a
train struck him as he walked along a track. A CSX railroad employee at
1:15 am alerted the LaFollette Police Department that a pedestrian had been
struck near Gibson Lane,

22 coal cars derail in Denison
SW Iowa News
Twenty-two coal cars on a east-bound Union Pacific Railroad train derailed
in Denison at 6:40 am Sunday, spilling their contents. The train,
consisting of 136 cars, was bound from Wyoming to Illinois, according to
Mark Davis, director of corporate

Free of debt and stored rail cars, railroad sees clear tracks ahead
East Oregonian
While some lost homes, businesses and jobs, WURR unpredictably has emerged
free of debt, with 63 miles of clear track and a newly refurbished
passenger car for its Eagle Cap Excursion Train. In 2009, the railroad was
losing money on its Eagle Cap train

Big-Rig, Amtrak Train Collide Near Vacaville
An Amtrak passenger train whizzes by the City of Dixon. A Union Pacific
Railroad requirement dictates that before trains could stop in Dixon, its
train station's loading/debarking platform must be 800 feet. Currently the
City's boarding platform is 700

All Aboard for New Train Exhibit
The museum is trying to encourage that enthusiasm, by making the local
history of the railroad accessible to kids. In addition to the model
railroad display, the exhibit features a Thomas the Train railroad set for
kids to play with; a period rail

All Aboard for New Train Exhibit
The museum is trying to encourage that enthusiasm, by making the local
history of the railroad accessible to kids. In addition to the model
railroad display, the exhibit features a Thomas the Train railroad set for
kids to play with; a period rail

Man injured after train hits tractor-trailer stuck on tracks in Maplewood
... then Railroad Street on the north side of the tracks, authorities say.
The trucker got caught up on the tracks. As the driver tried to get the rig
off the tracks, the crossing gates came down. The train hit the back of the

On the trail: New Hampshire's longest rail trail comes together
Washington Post
They operated specially designed cycles that feature a drive train powered
by the arms rather than the legs. Ralph Marche from the Boston VA
Healthcare System, one of the sponsors, said the trail was chosen because
of its beauty, bike-friendly surface,

2011 New River train excursions
Jackson Times Journal
In co-operation with Amtrak and CSX, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad
Historical Society, Inc. will once again operate four, 300 mile, one day,
round trips this October 15, 16, 22 and 23rd. The trips originate in
Huntington, West Virginia with stops

Pedestrian killed in railroad accident
... by a freight train early Sunday morning. The accident happened around
3am in off Highway N in Atwood, west of Abbotsford. Police reports say the
22-year-old man was walking in a remote area. There were no sidewalks or
railroad crossings nearby.

High-speed rail crash sets reform in motion
Asia Times Online
The list seems endless here: There are rumors of problems with the quality
of cement of the sleepers of the train, and the rolling stock; trains are
subject to extreme wear, do not have sufficient spare parts, and therefore
may be used beyond the safe

Railroad Train Track Crossing Sign w Flashing Lights &Toy Shop BUY ...
Railroad Train / Track Crossing Sign w/ Flashing Lights & - Hayes Toy
102851 Fascinating railroad train track crossing light with amazing sound

Bayline railroad oil local train in the rain. Good P3.‏ - YouTube
I'm really sorry for this messed up shot. I could not let my camcorder get
wet. I was hoping the rain would slow down but it didn't. GP38-2 2050

Meyersdale resident trying to cross railroad tracks dies
Cumberland Times-News
Statistics for railroad accidents and incidents are broken down into a
number of categories by the FRA, including train accidents involving
derailments and crashes. Since January of this year, there have been 4273
total reported incidents,

Train hits car stopped on Goose Creek tracks
Charleston Post Courier
This was the second time in the last few months a car sitting at that
crossing has been hit by a train. On May 20, a car that stopped for a
funeral procession and ended up on the tracks was hit. That driver got a
ticket for obstructing a railroad

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