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5/31/2011

5/31/2011 5:25:00 PM

"Sorry, Trains but this lil Dude in this news article is part of my family.

Proud to share a family member in the paper with good news! So he is the top story of the day! Awesome young lady helping him! :) "

- DNatureofDTrain

http://gazettextra.com/news/2011/may/31/97-year-old-retired-teacher-helps-milton-students-/

Then on a sad note, My friend who past who I decidate this site and blog too, as last thing she said to me when we talked is she wish she had a blog and site like mine :( . I was gonna set her up with on.. But, Spirit called her to be home with the angels before I could.

- DNatureofDTrain

http://www.gazettextra.com/news/2011/may/31/death-notices/

 Police investigating death of man who was hit by a train in central Arkansas
Greenfield Daily Reporter
AP BRYANT, Ark. — Police say a 22-year-old man who was walking along some
railroad tracks in Bryant has died after being struck by a train. Officers
received a call about 10:30 am Tuesday from Union Pacific Railroad that an
eastbound train had hit a

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/94f98f18e2974867ad20be6ae73b0e00/AR--Train-Accident/


Train Derails in Amherst
abc40
By WGGB Staff Tricia Taskey - email Stopped in it's tracks, a New England
Central Railroad cargo train derailed around 2 o'clock Tuesday on Station
Road in Amherst. "I was home working on a computer, I repair computers and
I heard huge bang and I ...

http://www.wggb.com/Global/story.asp?S=14771738

Driver dies a day after pickup hit by train in Ascension Parish
The Republic
Authorities say Brassett tried to beat an approaching train, passing three
vehicles that had stopped to yield to the train. State police say he drove
around the activated crossing gates and tried to cross the railroad tracks
when the train struck the ...

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/100979bcb332446a81119a9b3f4c62e1/LA--Train-Truck-Death/

Train strikes, kills Jamestown woman
Jamestown Sun
Sgt. Jason Falk, detective, said the woman was struck by a westbound
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train just before 11 am Her body was
found on the railroad tracks. Falk said he was unsure why the woman was in
the area, which is between Windsor

http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/137083/group/homepage/

Grapevine Texas Vintage Railroad Tarantula Train IMG_6167 | Flickr ...
Grapevine Texas Vintage Railroad Tarantula Train IMG_6167.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/traveller2020/5765843999/

Alstom delivers 3rd gen Duplex TGV train set to SNCF
Rail.co
On May 30, 2011, Alstom's CEO Patrick Kron delivered the first 3rd
generation Duplex TGV train set to SNCF's President Guillaume Pepy. It is
the first double-deck interoperable very high speed train capable of
traveling on all European rail networks.

http://www.rail.co/2011/05/31/alstom-delivers-3rd-gen-duplex-tgv-train-set-to-sncf/


Snakes on a Train! King Cobras Terrify Passengers in Vietnam
International Business Times
A collection of highly venomous king cobras were found on Friday in
100-pound (45 kilogram) bags under the seats of a passenger train in
Vietnam. Railroad official Pham Quynh claimed that passengers were
terrified when four cloth bags containing ...

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/154995/20110531/vietnam-train-snakes-animal-smuggling-vietnam-quang-ngai-railway-station-king-cobra-vietnam.htm

23-year Walking Near Tracks, Hit by Train
KATV
Entertainment News from AP By Katherina Yancy - email Bryant Police
received a call at about 10:30 am Tuesday from Union Pacific Railroad
stating a train headed East bound hit a pedestrian. The report goes on to
explain, the man was walking along side ...

http://www.katv.com/story/14759625/23-year-old-hit-by-train

The Grapevine: Back in play as a bullet train route
Bakersfield Californian
Rail authority spokeswoman Rachel Wall said that, by law, two main factors
must guide the project governing board's route decisions: maximum number of
train stops but no more than 2 hours 40 minutes of travel time between LA
and San Francisco. .

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/business/kern/x504581553/The-Grapevine-Back-in-play-as-a-bullet-train-route

Museum of the American Railroad breaks ground on 12.34-acre site in Frisco
Dallas Morning News (blog)
The museum's collection will move to Frisco via the railroads as soon as
the tracks are completed. During the ground-breaking ceremony, a Burlington
Northern Santa Fe train passed in the background, its horn sounding in
celebration in spite of the

http://friscoblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/05/museum-of-the-american-railroa-1.html

Freight train derailment causes heavy damage to train tracks in Amherst
MassLive.com
The train was owned by New England Central Railroad, the St. Albans, Vt.
company that operates on the 400 miles of track between the Vermont and
Quebec borders and New London, Conn. The company general manager could not
be reached for comment. ...

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/freight_train_derailment_cause.html

Union Pacific Railroad: From steam engines to diesel locomotives to today
Lexington Clipper Herald
Soon, a westbound train also hit the compromised track and derailed,
killing the fireman and engineer while men in the caboose flagged down a
following train and alerted them. An alarm was telegraphed from Plum Creek
to Omaha and the next morning a ...

http://www.lexch.com/articles/2011/05/31/news/local/doc4de55c50dc530853751314.txt

2011 BNSF Special Begins 7000-mile Rail Journey through 11 Cities in Four States
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
The BNSF Special will provide train rides to BNSF employees and their
family members as a special thank you for their service to BNSF, our
customers and the communities we serve, and to Boys & Girls Clubs in
selected cities along the route. ...

http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110531007079/en/Employee/Train-Ride/Kansas

Illegal BASE jump ties up emergency services, train tracks
Gresham Outlook
Because the search-and-rescue site was next to the main east-west rail line
for the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad, all train operations along
this line were stopped for the safety of the searchers. The shutdown
affected rail traffic as far east ...

http://www.theoutlookonline.com/news/story.php?story_id=130688042086133400

Compromise boosts I-5, rail expansion
San Diego Union Tribune
By Union-Tribune Editorial Board Three months ago, the debate between
proponents and opponents of Interstate 5 widening reminded one of a train
bearing down on a car stalled on the railroad tracks. A collision, to no
one's benefit, seemed imminent. ...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/may/31/compromise-boosts-i-5-rail-expansion/

Want to ride the rails? Buckhorn Northern is chugging around the park again
Longmont Daily Times-Call
By Michael Auslen Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Steve Stoner/Loveland
Reporter-Herald Buckhorn Northern Railroad engineer Harvey Ruegsegger,
left, operates the train with the first passengers of the season on opening
day Saturday at North Lake Park. ...

http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-local-news/ci_18167304

Driver dead after Merced County train collision
Modesto Bee
The 2002 Dodge Ram pickup was hit while on a privately owned railroad
crossing with no traffic arms or signals. The impact ripped the truck cab
from the bed, ejecting the driver, the CHP reported. The train was delayed
about three hours before moving ...

http://www.modbee.com/2011/05/30/1711357/driver-dead-after-merced-county.html

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5/30/2011

5/30/2011 5:41:00 PM

Man killed trying to cross railroad tracks
Merced Sun-Star
A man was killed Sunday afternoon in Planada after his truck was hit by a
train as he tried to cross the Santa Fe railroad tracks. The 41-year-old,
whose name hasn't been released, was driving on private property at about
12:30 pm between Arboleda

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2011/05/30/1911003/man-killed-trying-to-cross-railroad.html

Reviving the 'Bicol Express'
Inquirer.net
Jaime Tiongson, former president and treasurer of the organization,
explained that the 100-year-old railroad route plied by the train was the
first land route to Bicol, and that the trains have been part of Philippine
heritage since the time of the

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/2672/reviving-the-%E2%80%98bicol-express%E2%80%99

Man hit by train in Collinsville, Illinois
KMOV.com
(KMOV) – A man was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in
Collinsville, Illinois. Authorities say the incident happened around
midnight, when the man, whose identity has not yet been released, was
walking on the railroad tracks near

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Man-stuck-and-killed-by-train-in-Collinsville-122815069.html

Man, 24, killed after walking on railroad tracks
Madison.com
TOWN OF IXONIA — A 24-year-old man from rural Jefferson County was killed
by a train just before 9 am Sunday after walking on railroad tracks behind
Highway 16 in the town of Ixonia. Investigators from the Jefferson County
Sheriff's Department

http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/article_ca8a5ec2-8ac7-11e0-a1e3-001cc4c03286.html

Web Fiction Guide | kpbstevens's Review of Railroad Train to Heaven
The same could be said for Dan Leo's Railroad Train to Heaven. I realize
that by making this comparison I am entering into the whimsical game that
Mr. Leo

http://webfictionguide.com/listings/railroad-train-to-heaven/review-by-kpbstevens/

Train Strikes City Garbage Truck
KWTX
KILLEEN (May 30, 2011)-A westbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train
struck a City of Killeen garbage truck Monday morning near downtown. The
accident happened at about 11 am on the crossing on 2nd St. near Ave. E, a
spokesman from the railroad

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Train_Strikes_City_Garbage_Truck_122828779.html

Investigators trace origin of fire / Initial probe points to oil tank on ...
The Daily Yomiuri
At switch points about 750 meters ahead of the tunnel, a metallic part
called the front rod was found to be lifted higher than the rails, which
investigators say could also have derailed the fifth car of the train.
Railroad accident investigators of

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110530003813.htm

Japan Flashes Green Signal for Maglev Train Line
Environment News Service
"Those of us who saw the Japanese trains are impressed with the railroad
system in Japan. And we do look forward to opportunities to partner in
America with experienced rail companies from abroad." "But we're only
interested in partnerships that use

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2011/2011-05-30-01.html

Snakes on a train in Vietnam cause panic
CBS News
Railroad official Pham Quynh says passengers were terrified when four cloth
bags containing the writhing cobras were spotted Friday. The snakes were
alive but had their mouths stitched shut. Quynh says the exact number of
snakes was unclear but the

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/30/main20067410.shtml

State's high-speed rail draws Spaniards' attention
San Francisco Chronicle
A Talgo 350 high-speed train in Madrid is a focus of Spain's rail system,
which is second only to China's. Despite the hammering California's
high-speed rail project has taken lately, outside players appear to be as
interested in it as ever.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/30/BUCT1JL12J.DTL

Snakes on a train terrify passengers in Vietnam
Houston Chronicle
© 2011 AP HANOI, Vietnam — Railway officials have discovered snakes on a
train in Vietnam — highly venomous king cobras in bags under a seat.
Railroad official Pham Quynh says passengers were terrified when four cloth
bags containing the writhing

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/7587192.html

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5/29/2011 Railroad News

5/29/2011 7:42:00 AM

5/29/2011 Railroad News



Visitors get dose of military history at Texas State Railroad event
Palestine Herald Press
By CHERIL VERNON Palestine Herald-Press PALESTINE — Military living
history exhibits, reenactors in period costumes, a World War II mock battle
train ride and a USO Show were among the festivities at the Texas State
Railroad's 14th Annual Memorial Day ...

http://palestineherald.com/localscene/x962123910/Visitors-get-dose-of-military-history-at-Texas-State-Railroad-event

Soggy ground blamed for Mogadore train derailment
Tallmadge Express
The tracks is scheduled to reopen around 5 pm June 3. by Jeremy Nobile |
Reporter Mogadore -- Railroad officials attribute the May 25 derailment of
a Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway train to soggy ground under the tracks
from excessive rain,

http://www.tallmadgeexpress.com/news/article/5041481

Railroad Train Crossbuck Sign Vintage
Actual CrossbuckCrossing Sign Used on Railroad Lines Reflective Surface
Very Clean Aluminum Each Section is 48 Long x 9 Wide Great Item for Train
Rooms or ...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/clt/2409533039.html

Cumbres & Toltec says trestle repairs won't be done for weekend opening
The Republic
AP ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The summer season for the historic Cumbres & Toltec
Scenic Railroad kicked off this weekend. But the long-awaited reopening of
the tourist train's full route remains on hold. Repairs to the fire-damaged
sections of the historic

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/a184a0d779334d13a2cdfe1f288251ee/NM--Tourist-Train/

Buckhorn Northern is chugging around the park again
ReporterHerald.com
“It's a fun time of teaching the kids and helping their imaginations to
grow,” said Ruegsegger, who has been volunteering at the railroad since
the mid-1980s. The train is owned by the city of Loveland but is operated
by the Loveland Lions Club,

http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?id=32994

Work Schedules and Sleep Patterns of Railroad Train and Engine ...
The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration has released a report that
explores the schedules and sleep patterns of U.S. railroad train and engine
service ...

http://www.trb.org/PassengerTransportation/Blurbs/Work_Schedules_and_Sleep_Patterns_of_Railroad_Trai_165419.aspx

Man Dies After Hit By Train
WISC Madison
Jefferson County authorities said a man died Sunday morning after a train
struck him. Sheriff's deputies, Ixonia fire crews and EMS responded to the
railroad tracks near W2623 Highway 16 in the town of Ixonia around 9 Sunday
morning.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/28065826/detail.html

Train slams into car at Conn. crossing; 2 hurt
Sacramento Bee
A commuter train at a Connecticut railroad crossing has slammed into a car
carrying a woman and her 7-year-old daughter from a family holiday picnic.
The 40-year-old woman and her daughter suffered injuries not considered
life-threatening in Sunday ...

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/29/3663268/train-slams-into-car-at-conn-crossing.html

Train V. Car Sends Mother and Daughter To Hospital (Story)
Patch.com
Because Herbert Street is a residential road leading to private property,
the state is not required to install a crossing bar that would drop down as
a train approaches. Below is the law, as quoted from the Federal Railroad
Administration's website: ...

http://milford.patch.com/articles/train-v-car-sends-mother-and-daughter-to-hospital-story

Man Hit by Train in Jefferson Co.
WMTV
... May 29, 2011 @ 08:59 the Jefferson Country Sheriff's Office responded
to a call of a subject that had been hit by a train. Deputies along with
Ixonia Fire and Ixonia EMS responded to the Railroad tracks behind W2623
Hwy 16 in the Town of Ixonia. ...

http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Man_Hit_by_Train_in_Jefferson_Co_122802444.html

Man struck by train in Collinsville
STLtoday.com
A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in
Collinsville, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 12:40 am on
the railroad tracks close to a bus station parking lot near Mulberry Road.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/article_1bd860ee-8a32-11e0-b5ac-0019bb30f31a.html

Mom, 7-year-old daughter survive being struck by a train in Milford
Middletown Press
By Susan Misur, New Haven Register MILFORD — A mother and her daughter,
7, are in stable condition after their car was hit and pushed down a ditch
by a Metro-North Railroad passenger train Sunday afternoon. Family members
say Vicki Buker-Besse, 40, ...

http://middletownpress.com/articles/2011/05/29/news/doc4de2fa396a20a464562698.txt

Just privatize PNR
Philippine Star
He said he is looking at PNR not only as a train company but a general
logistics company. Consumer goods marketers will find the railroad the more
efficient way to do Luzon wide distribution of their products… exactly
what Altarejos was suggesting.

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=691099&publicationSubCategoryId=66

Man killed in Merced Co. train crash
KFSN
The California Highway Patrol says the man was driving on a farm road when
he came to a private railroad crossing. As he was crossing the tracks an
Amtrak train headed for San Francisco hit him. No one on the train was hurt
but the driver of the truck

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8159249

Judge Strikes Down Collective Bargaining Law

http://www.channel3000.com/politics/28033849/detail.html


My Fellow Railfans, California Pacific? In Wisconsin? Giggle at media goof :P .. (they corrected it now) the Man RIP my prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends - DNatureofDTrain

Man Dies After Hit By Train

http://www.channel3000.com/news/28065826/detail.html


Search For Bigfoot In Spokane

http://www.kxly.com/news/28044243/detail.html?source=spo


Police Search For Missing Whitewater Student

http://www.channel3000.com/news/28065713/detail.html


Stray Cheetah Captured In Abu Dhabi Street

http://www.channel3000.com/news/28064364/detail.html


Tornado-Hit Towns Unite Through Tragedy, Charity

http://www.channel3000.com/news/28062195/detail.html


Saudi Prince Calls For Lower Oil Prices

http://www.channel3000.com/news/28065932/detail.html


Wis. Ethanol Pioneers Face $100M-Plus Debt

http://www.channel3000.com/money/28042943/detail.html


Most Wis. Cities See Drop In Unemployment In April

http://www.channel3000.com/money/28024208/detail.html


Businesses Adding Jobs In Wisconsin

http://www.channel3000.com/money/28012724/detail.html


Bin Laden’s Death Sets Social Media Record

http://www.channel3000.com/technology/27753065/detail.html


Jetpack soars a mile high

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/05/29/6743626-jetpack-soars-a-mile-high


5/26/2011


John Mica Wants High-Speed Rail in the Northeast and Amtrak Out of the Way
Sunshine State News (blog)
... faster train service, if Amtrak will get out of the way. Though Amtrak
is a private corporation, it depends on federal subsidies for routes less
subscribed to on a daily basis. It is vulnerable because the Federal
Railroad Administration holds ...

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/john-mica-wants-high-speed-rail-northeast-and-amtrak-out-way


1 killed, 1 injured after lying on train tracks in eastern Kentucky
Greenfield Daily Reporter
An eastern Kentucky woman has died and a man has been injured after lying
on railroad tracks and being run over by a train. Kentucky State Police say
49-year-old Carolyn S. Parker of Ages in Harlan County was killed on impact
Thursday, and 43-year-old


http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/1535dbdae08b4a27abf5134422167b24/KY--Train-Fatal/


Replica train station proposed in Wentzville
STLtoday.com
Durst displayed an HO scale model railroad train station the society
planned to use as a template for the full-scale station. Before the society
can begin raising money to build the station, it has to acquire the
property, Durst said. …


http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/stcharles/news/article_1b1a74eb-6702-546e-b409-c09e46454635.html


Driver on tracks hit by train in Everett
The Seattle Times
A woman who tried to maneuver her car around a railroad crossing arm is in
the hospital after she was T-boned by an Amtrak train Thursday. By KING 5
News No comments have been posted to this article. EVERETT — A woman who
tried to maneuver her car ..


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015160337_trainhitscar27.html


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5/28/2011 RIP

5/28/2011 12:22:00 AM

5/28/2011 May your soul Rest in Peace, and your Spirit Dance, and have a party with all those angels, as I believe you are one now. - DNatureofDTrain

I have a friend who just died.. Last time we talked.. (Tuesday night)
She said.. She wanted a blog and website just like mine..


So.. DNatureofDTrain Blog's and Site will have carry a new message..
"Dedicated to Kristina Wesley" .. As Spirit called the angel home,
before we could make her.... her website and blog...

Help Identifying a Great Eastern Railroad Train - Forums - Trains ...
I have just acquired this charming wool picture of a train. I date it at
present around the last ... RE:Help Identifying a Great Eastern Railroad
Train ...

http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/forums/t/192282.aspx


Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board ...
Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board. By
Emily Guerin. May 25, 2011 11:50 am. 5 Bouchard Drive, Brunswick Maine ...

http://www.theforecaster.net/content/m-brunswick-train-facility


Chama excited to have train back to full steam soon
KOBTV4
chama, a community--dependant on tourism-- felt a financial blow when
railroad tracks burned down last june in their town. liz lastra visited
chama to talk to some business owners who say--despite some setbacks-- they
are more than ready for opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWAt_r42Jjw


Train official: Stinky pile contained grain
Muncie Star Press
... by a nearby business owner May 19 who at first thought the smell
could've been attributed to a dead body -- was cleaned up Tuesday by
railroad officials who determined the substance was grain that had fallen
from a Norfolk Southern train.

http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20110528/NEWS01/105280307


Memorial Day events
Nevada Appeal
• The Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment will be operating for the
Nevada State Railroad Museum's annual Memorial Day Steam-Up. The train runs
every 40 minutes from 10 am -4 pm Saturday through Monday. The museum is on
Highway 395 at Fairview Drive ...

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20110528/NEWS/110529695/1060&parentprofile=1060


Editorial: Rail safety
Milford Daily News
"Anyone, even a member of al-Qaida, could purchase a train trip ticket and
board an Amtrak train without so much as a question being asked from an
Amtrak official," he said. Schumer argues that "one need only look to the
bombing of commuter trains in


http://www.milforddailynews.com/opinions/editorials/x704496755/Editorial-Rail-safety


Development following New England high-speed rail
NECN
In towns and cities throughout the 350-mile corridor between New Haven and
Montreal, officials like Wawruck are anticipating high-speed commuter and
interstate rail. They're now making initial plans to refurbish train
stations into retail and office ...

http://www.necn.com/05/28/11/Development-following-New-England-high-s/landing_scitech.html?&blockID=3&apID=cba2da507c044413a79b70ab59894506


Yal Devi 'steams' into Omanthai
Sunday Observer
They destroyed the Northern railroad, blasted trains and stations and the
entire railway infrastructure. The Yal Devi train, which linked the North
and the South, used to be a household name in Sri Lanka. But the LTTE,
which wanted to keep Tamil ...

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2011/05/29/new15.asp


In the News: Music Highway Crossroads Opens in Casey Jones Village!
It is in the Shoppes at Casey Jones Village adjacent to the Old Country
Store and Casey Jones Museum. The 2000 square foot space will be
multi-functional. ...

http://news.caseyjonesbulletin.com/2011/05/27/music-highways-crossroads-opens-in-casey-jones-village.aspx

Eastern Connecticut derailments raise safety fears
Norwich Bulletin
9 derailment at the switching yard in downtown Willimantic when at least
seven of the 78 ethanol-loaded cars of a New England Central Railroad train
came off the tracks, several rolling onto their sides. The tanks carry an
estimated 25000 gallons of

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x311049662/Eastern-Connecticut-derailments-raise-safety-fears

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5/27/2011 5:55:00 PM

5/27/2011

Kingston station improvements will reduce Amtrak delays
Providence Journal
Although the improvements at the station primarily benefit Amtrak, state
officials said they are also good for Rhode Island's railroad plans, which
include extending commuter rail service farther south, perhaps to
Connecticut.

http://www.projo.com/news/content/KINGSTON_STATION_05-28-11_KDOB7US_v9.3040bfb.html

YouTube - Joe Hill - AndrássyDuo: Casey Jones
A Szirt Együttes műsora; a felvétel a VDSzSz Szolidaritás VIII.
Küldöttgyűlésén készült.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcCyjwMHQ8c

Agencies Should Demand Better Briefs From Their Clients
AdAge.com
It reminded me of Casey Jones' take on marketers who fail to provide their
agencies with competent briefs, which generated a wealth of discussion
earlier this week on Ad Age. He's right to point the finger at clients for
shirking their responsibilities

http://adage.com/article/agency-viewpoint/agencies-wait-briefs-clients/227816/

NYRP Picnic A Mystery, Journalists Told to Leave.
scallywagandvagabond
By Casey Jones • May 26th, 2011 • Category: I'm still trying to wrap my
mind around this but for now I'll just put it down to another example of
NYC publicists heavy handling of the press and their awful power trip. One
just wishes they would just put

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/05/nyrp-picnic-a-mystery-journalists-told-to-leave/comment-page-1/

Train track repair to last three noisy months
Jamaica Plain Gazette
The Southwest Corridor rail lines lay in a depression that cuts through
eastern JP and blocks much of the train noise. But houses sit within 100
feet of the lines in several stretches. Other segments of track will need
to be replaced in the future,

http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/4871

Woman Barely Escapes Death When Train Slams Into SUV
KIRO Seattle
A woman who drove around railroad crossing gates was pulled out of her SUV
alive after a passenger train slammed into her vehicle in Everett Thursday
night. Police said the woman survived, but her injuries are severe. Police
said the Chicago-bound

http://www.kirotv.com/news/28047414/detail.html

High-tech revolution drives parking industry
ScrippsNews
"Not so long ago we were operating out of cigar boxes," said Casey Jones,
transportation chief at Boise State University and the institute's new
board chair. "When you talk to a lot of our members, one of the top items
is technology," said Cindy

http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/61890

Train Hits Semi Near Syracuse
Times-Union Newspaper
SYRACUSE – A train slammed into a flatbed trailer stuck on railroad
tracks in Syracuse Thursday, badly damaging the carrier and halting the
eastbound freight train. County dispatch received a call around 10:45 am
from a bystander who said a 2001

http://www.timesuniononline.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=224&ArticleID=55332

Train derails, car overturns Thursday night
Stuttgart Daily Leader
Two railroad cars were derailed, but with equipment the company was able to
rail the train. The first link of the train was taken to Pine Bluff while
the back half was taken back to Stuttgart. “It was just north of the
Slovak turn-off on (Highway) 63,”

http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/news/x556409169/Train-derails-car-overturns-Thursday-night

Semi hit by train near Syracuse
Fox 28
A semi driver was not hurt when his truck got stuck at a railroad crossing
and was hit by a train Thursday near Syracuse. The Kosciusko County
Sheriff's Department says dispatchers were notifying the railroad of the
stuck semi when the semi's trailer

http://www.fox28.com/Global/story.asp?S=14739283

Power lines sheared by lightning; Route 86 closed for two hours
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
As another precaution, an Adirondack Scenic Railroad train was stopped in
Saranac Lake on its annual trip north from Thendara for the summer season
of recreational rides between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. As of 8:45 am
today, the only remaining

http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/524731/Power-lines-sheared-by-lightning---Route-86-closed-for-two-hours.html?nav=5008

Railroad foreman in good spirits after losing both legs, arm in Fort Worth ...
Dallas Morning News (blog)
A Tarrant County man who lost both legs and an arm when he was run over by
a train in a Fort Worth rail yard is in good spirits just days after the
accident, his family tells WFAA-TV (Channel 8). As soon as he awoke in his
hospital bed, Paul Young,

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/05/railroad-foreman-in-good-spiri.html

Woman seriously hurt in WA vehicle-train collision
The Seattle Times
Police say an Amtrak train collided with a car on the railroad tracks in
Everett, Wash., seriously injuring the driver and killing a dog in the car.
The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Police
say an Amtrak train collided ...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015160794_apwahitbytrain.html


Woman seriously hurt in WA vehicle-train collision
The Seattle Times
Police say an Amtrak train collided with a car on the railroad tracks in
Everett, Wash., seriously injuring the driver and killing a dog in the car.
The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Police
say an Amtrak train collided ...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015160794_apwahitbytrain.html


Michigan News -- Rain floods streets, causes train track collapse
ABC12.com
The rain that topped 4 inches in parts of southeastern Michigan caused the
ground to collapse under a railroad line in Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor
Railroad officials expect it to take two to three weeks to have the line
operating again after the …


http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/state&id=8155762


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5/26/2011 1:41:00 PM

5/26/2011

FLORES v. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
Leagle.com
After Plaintiff-Appellee Maria Flores sued Defendant-Appellant Union
Pacific Railroad Company in a Texas state court seeking recovery of
healthcare expenses she incurred as a result of her minor child having been
struck by a railroad train belonging to

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Engine No. 2713 turns 100 years old
Wausau Daily Herald
"I think it's an important piece to show what our history in Stevens Point
was, since there has been a train in the area since 1871." Stevens Point's
Historic Southside Railroad was once the rail hub of central Wisconsin. The
first train arrived in

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20110526/WDH0101/305260070/Engine-No-2713-turns-100-years-old

Feds stick to Valley to build train route
Merced Sun-Star
In a letter Wednesday to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, a
Transportation Department leader said his agency also lacks the authority
to change the deadlines by which some $3.5 billion from the Federal
Railroad Administration must be committed.

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2011/05/26/1906143/feds-stick-to-valley-to-build.html

Coffee Break: Railroad offers brain to zombies
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Creators of a railroad safety mascot named Brainy are sending him to the
Memphis Zombie Massacre on Friday night to tantalize the crowd and film a
public service video. The pink, wrinkled spokescharacter for Norfolk
Southern Railroad's Train Your Brain ...

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/may/26/coffee-break-railroad-offers-brain-to-zombies/

Little River Railroad to offer steam train rides
Coldwater Daily Reporter
By Anonymous On May 28-29 at 2 pm, the Little River Railroad will have
Memorial Day Weekend train rides departing from the Coldwater depot located
at 29 W. Park Avenue, Coldwater. Climb aboard for a ride behind steam
engine No. 110.

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/business/x1495162325/Little-River-Railroad-to-offer-steam-train-rides

Analysis: Railroads look to the highways to boost shipments
Reuters
N) are stepping up their investment in intermodal shipping -- handling the
53-foot (16 meter) boxes that are moved expeditiously from ship to truck to
train around the world, carrying goods from appliances to toys. Taking
advantage of rising fuel

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/26/us-railroads-intermodal-idUSTRE74P5TQ20110526

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5/25/2011 10:43:00 AM

5/25/2011 Well.. You all again noticed delays in my news blog..
Well, its the weathers fault.. again.. But this time I caught footage of what our weather did.. :)

Our Tiny tornado in our marsh .. We had no tornado warning just a severe thunderstorm warning the farmers fields behind our land was totalled..  that thing was on the ground for an hour in our marsh but when I took this video I did not realize it was on the ground yet.. it kept going up and down swirling in our marsh and some farmers fields behind our marsh..

http://youtu.be/iuaPjRAAyW4

Then the next day this was in our marsh.. That is me on calling my mom telling her to look out the window rainbow in the west, by then I was really emotional about it as the rainbow was a whirling rainbow in our marsh.. very sacred to my Native path.. but by the time I got my camera the whirling phenomenon stopped and the rainbow lasted for a good half hour.. at sunrise

http://youtu.be/d81X3wiuD48


"These other videos are not mine.. They are from the more serious and deadly tornados ... My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone effected.. it's been an unreal whirlwind season." - DNatureofDTrain

(sorry you will have to copy paste the links I do not have time to play with the coding right now, I been sick on top of things to so I can only stand to be on the computer for so long before I rest again - DNatureofDTrain)

Tractor Trailer Destroyed
http://news.yahoo.com/video/oklahomacity-koco-18229979/tractor-trailer-destroyed-by-tornado-25339114

'High risk' of bad weather in Mississippi Valley


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110525/ap_on_re_us/us_midwest_severe_weather_forecast

By the Numbers: 2011 tornado season

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110525/ap_on_re_us/us_midwest_storms_by_the_numbers

14 killed as tornadoes carve path through Midwest

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_midwest_severe_weather

Railroad makes donation to preserve train history
WALB-TV
And we want the newer generation to understand, this is a part of our
history and our heritage, said Norfolk Southern Train Master Eddie Sutton.
Thronateeska will use the Norfolk Southern grant to pay for signage to
explain the history of their rail ..

http://www.walb.com/story/14721348/railroad-makes-donation-to-preserve-train-history

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Train derails in Buskirk
Albany Times Union
By LEIGH HORNBECK and KENNETH C. CROWE II Staff writers WHITE CREEK -- A
train owned by the Batten Kill Railroad derailed Wednesday, spilling liquid
fertilizer. The Washington County Hazardous Materials Team was called to
the scene, Easton-Cambridge

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Update-Train-derails-in-Buskirk-1395362.php

Norfolk Southern joins the zombies
The Virginian-Pilot
The Norfolk-based railroad company announced Wednesday that its mascot
Brainy will join more than 1000 zombie wannabes in the fifth annual Zombie
Walk on Friday in Memphis, Tenn. The event will benefit a Tennessee food
bank.

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/05/norfolk-southern-joins-zombies

Bergen says goodbye to 'a good kid'
The Daily News Online
Eric's family doesn't want the community to have a negative association
when they hear the sounds of the train whistle, when they cross the
railroad tracks or see the frequent train passings. The Walls displayed a
photo of Eric as a young boy playing

http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/article_b507ef3c-870d-11e0-a153-001cc4c002e0.html

Train hits, kills youth in Fulton County
Toledo Blade
WAUSEON — A train fatally struck an Ann Arbor youth on the Norfolk
Southern railroad tracks west of Toledo at noon Tuesday, the Fulton County
Sheriff's Department reported. Seth Harsch, 17, was “standing on the
tracks” when he was struck by an

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/05/25/Train-hits-kills-youth-in-Fulton-County.html

Putting high-speed rail back on track
People's World
Democrats met with train and environmental advocates April 28 to release a
report on the Midwest rail project. The project, officially known as the
Midwest Regional Rail System, is a multi-agency effort that involves nine
Midwest states and the Federal

http://peoplesworld.org/putting-high-speed-rail-back-on-track/

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Texas Railroad Worker Loses Arms, Legs in Train Acccident
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) News, Community, Education and Features
for the EMS Professional.

http://www.emsworld.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=17158

Lawmaker wants to put Amtrak service up for bid
Wall Street Journal
AP WASHINGTON — A key House Republican is proposing to take popular
Northeast corridor train service away from Amtrak and solicit bids from
private investors for high-speed rail service. House Transportation and
Infrastructure Chairman John Mica of

http://online.wsj.com/article/APa10cc9a3f209423c917ab48d3761cd2e.html

Benefit tonight for injured railroad worker
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Domingo Ramirez Jr. FORT WORTH — A benefit is scheduled tonight for a
28-year-old railroad worker who was left without his legs and left arm
after a train ran over him Monday night. The event is from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
at Alliance Community Fellowship

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/26/3106021/benefit-tonight-for-injured-railroad.html

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5/25/2011 9:06:00 AM

5/25/2011

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Passenger train kills man walking on tracks
MiamiHerald.com
By Lidia Dinkova Police are investigating the death of a man who was struck
by a train and killed instantly in Pompano Beach. The Tri-Rail train was
traveling northbound at 79 miles per hour. As it approached Hammondville
Road, a man walking westbound

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/25/2233827/passenger-train-kills-man-walking.html

Car, truck, train and tractor in Stark County crashes
Kewanee Star Courier
By Tammy Wilkinson The Stark County Sheriff's Office handled two unusual
accidents Tuesday — a car on railroad tracks was struck by a freight
train, and a pickup truck collided with a tractor that was mowing along a
highway. - A Union Pacific freight

http://www.starcourier.com/featured/x1303846849/Car-truck-train-and-tractor-in-Stark-County-crashes

A-Train rolls out for rail safety | North Texas Daily
By Isaac Wright / Senior Staff Writer - Around 1200 Denton area residents
caught their first glimpse of the Denton County Transportation Authority.

http://www.ntdaily.com/?p=54412

Railroad worker run over by train in Fort Worth [Brotherhood of ...
FORT WORTH — A 27-year-old railroad employee who was working on a train
was seriously injured Monday night when the train ran over him, a fire
department

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=32799

Railroad worker has arm amputated
DesMoinesRegister.com
A Union Pacific railroad worker had his arm amputated after he was struck
by a passing train. The accident happened early Monday in the Union Pacific
rail yard in Boone. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the employee
was getting off a locomotive

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110525/NEWS/110524048/-1/GETPUBLISHED03/Railroad-worker-has-arm-amputated

Annisquam railroad bridge to be closed for repairs
Gloucester Daily Times
During the period of repairs and maintenance, train service to and from
Boston will terminate at the West Gloucester station, with buses running
between Rockport and downtown Gloucester stations and West Gloucester, the
railroad company announced.

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1759376879/Annisquam-railroad-bridge-to-be-closed-for-repairs

NTSB investigating train collision in Union County
WCNC
4500 gallons of diesel fuel from a locomotive, and railroad cars carrying
clothes fueled the fire. The first CSX train, heading from New Orleans to
Hamlet, North Carolina, was either stopped or moving slowly when a second
CSX train on the same track

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/NTSB-investigating-train-collision-in-Union-County-122526239.html

Township, residents to move forward on rail crossing 'quiet zone'
MyCentralJersey.com
Although the railroad, previously the Lehigh Valley main line, predates
those housing developments, Sanford said train traffic has increased
substantially along the tracks in recent years. The township would pay for
road striping and other minor

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20110524/NJNEWS/305240044/Township-residents-to-move-forward-on-rail-crossing-quiet-zone-

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Historic train robbed of gear worth $75000
13abc.com
Train lovers may never again be able to board the historic Blue Bird train
at the railroad depot in Waterville. Over the weekend volunteers of the
Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway discovered almost $75000 worth of
equipment was stolen.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=8148306

Vandals leave passenger train inoperable
Toledo Blade
Thieves stole about a third of all of the train's seat bottoms. Places that
purchase vintage railroad items have been alerted to the theft, Ms. Wyse
said, and scrap yards have been notified as well. A report was made to the
Lucas County sheriff's

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/05/24/Vandals-leave-passenger-train-inoperable.html

Person fatally hit by train in Fulton Co.
Toledo Blade
WAUSEON — A train fatally struck a person on the Norfolk Southern
railroad tracks west of here at noontime Tuesday, the Fulton County
sheriff's department reported. Authorities could provide no details about
the person struck at or near the County

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/05/24/Person-fatally-hit-by-train-in-Fulton-County.html

A-Train rolls out for rail safety | North Texas Daily
By Isaac Wright / Senior Staff Writer - Around 1200 Denton area residents
caught their first glimpse of the Denton County Transportation Authority.

http://www.ntdaily.com/?p=54412

Railroad worker run over by train in Fort Worth [Brotherhood of ...
FORT WORTH — A 27-year-old railroad employee who was working on a train
was seriously injured Monday night when the train ran over him, a fire
department

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=32799

Railroad worker has arm amputated
DesMoinesRegister.com
A Union Pacific railroad worker had his arm amputated after he was struck
by a passing train. The accident happened early Monday in the Union Pacific
rail yard in Boone. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the employee
was getting off a locomotive

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110525/NEWS/110524048/-1/GETPUBLISHED03/Railroad-worker-has-arm-amputated

Annisquam railroad bridge to be closed for repairs
Gloucester Daily Times
During the period of repairs and maintenance, train service to and from
Boston will terminate at the West Gloucester station, with buses running
between Rockport and downtown Gloucester stations and West Gloucester, the
railroad company announced.

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1759376879/Annisquam-railroad-bridge-to-be-closed-for-repairs

NTSB investigating train collision in Union County
WCNC
4500 gallons of diesel fuel from a locomotive, and railroad cars carrying
clothes fueled the fire. The first CSX train, heading from New Orleans to
Hamlet, North Carolina, was either stopped or moving slowly when a second
CSX train on the same track

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/NTSB-investigating-train-collision-in-Union-County-122526239.html

Township, residents to move forward on rail crossing 'quiet zone'
MyCentralJersey.com
Although the railroad, previously the Lehigh Valley main line, predates
those housing developments, Sanford said train traffic has increased
substantially along the tracks in recent years. The township would pay for
road striping and other minor

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20110524/NJNEWS/305240044/Township-residents-to-move-forward-on-rail-crossing-quiet-zone-

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Historic train robbed of gear worth $75000
13abc.com
Train lovers may never again be able to board the historic Blue Bird train
at the railroad depot in Waterville. Over the weekend volunteers of the
Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway discovered almost $75000 worth of
equipment was stolen.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=8148306

Vandals leave passenger train inoperable
Toledo Blade
Thieves stole about a third of all of the train's seat bottoms. Places that
purchase vintage railroad items have been alerted to the theft, Ms. Wyse
said, and scrap yards have been notified as well. A report was made to the
Lucas County sheriff's

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/05/24/Vandals-leave-passenger-train-inoperable.html

Person fatally hit by train in Fulton Co.
Toledo Blade
WAUSEON — A train fatally struck a person on the Norfolk Southern
railroad tracks west of here at noontime Tuesday, the Fulton County
sheriff's department reported. Authorities could provide no details about
the person struck at or near the County

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/05/24/Person-fatally-hit-by-train-in-Fulton-County.html

Passenger train kills man walking on tracks
MiamiHerald.com
By Lidia Dinkova Police are investigating the death of a man who was struck
by a train and killed instantly in Pompano Beach. The Tri-Rail train was
traveling northbound at 79 miles per hour. As it approached Hammondville
Road, a man walking westbound

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/25/2233827/passenger-train-kills-man-walking.html

Car, truck, train and tractor in Stark County crashes
Kewanee Star Courier
By Tammy Wilkinson The Stark County Sheriff's Office handled two unusual
accidents Tuesday — a car on railroad tracks was struck by a freight
train, and a pickup truck collided with a tractor that was mowing along a
highway. - A Union Pacific freight

http://www.starcourier.com/featured/x1303846849/Car-truck-train-and-tractor-in-Stark-County-crashes

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Kicks Off 2011 Season
Gamut News
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad conducts fun, nostalgic and
entertainment-filled train excursions through one of the most beautiful and
historic areas of the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1878 as the Denver
& Rio Grande Railroad,

http://gamutnews.com/20110525/9252/rio-grande-scenic-railroad-kicks-off-2011-season.html

Norfolk Southern Helps Zombies Stay Safe at Rail Crossings
PR Newswire (press release)
... railroad property and equipment," added Cynthia Ham, principal and
chief public relations officer for archer>malmo, the Memphis marketing
communications agency that administers Norfolk Southern's "Train Your
Brain" public safety awareness campaign.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/norfolk-southern-helps-zombies-stay-safe-at-rail-crossings-122583338.html

Thieves steal engine parts and seat bottoms from Ohio tourist train, derailing ...
The Republic
It was to resume its 15-mile pleasure runs in northwest Ohio this summer
after 3000 railroad ties were replaced. The train did not have a 2010
operating season. Railroad volunteers told The Blade of Toledo on Tuesday
that the thefts seem like sabotage. ...

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/fee2b75d2ad0471ba91caa289d48e608/OH--Tourist-Train-Theft/

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5/24/2011 10:15:00 AM

5/24/2011

'Daddy Train' makes final destination Seaside
Daily Astorian
Fathers would work in Portland during the week and take the train to visit
their vacationing families in Seaside on weekends. After Seaside became a
popular beach resort, a railroad was built along the Columbia River between
Portland and Astoria in

http://www.dailyastorian.com/free/daddy-train-makes-final-destination-seaside/article_6973845e-8632-11e0-abcb-001cc4c002e0.html

Alburtis train collision death ruled suicide
Allentown Morning Call
A man killed Monday morning when a train struck his car in Alburtis
intentionally stopped on the railroad tracks to commit suicide, the Lehigh
County coroner's office ruled Tuesday. The 43-year-old Alburtis man was
pronounced dead at the scene of the

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-alburtis-train-fatal-suicide-20110524,0,508310.story

Arm Amputated After Man Hit By Train
KCCI Des Moines
BOONE, Iowa -- A railroad worker had his arm amputated following a train
accident in Boone on Monday. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the
accident happened at 4:30 am near the south end of the Union Pacific rail
yard.

http://www.kcci.com/news/28005588/detail.html

Freight train collision kills 2 in N.C.
CBS News
(CBS/WBTV-TV) CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said the locomotives were
traveling through Mineral Springs when one train struck the other from
behind early Tuesday. County officials said one of the railroad employees
died at the scene.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/24/national/main20065709.shtml

LIRR Increases Belmont Stakes Service
Patch.com
Railroad representatives are urging racing enthusiasts to consider staying
at Belmont for the two races following the stakes race to avoid congestion
at the LIRR Belmont station. “The LIRR will not leave without you,”
said railroad president Helena

http://halfhollowhills.patch.com/articles/lirr-increases-service-for-belmont-stakes

2 dead, 2 crew injured in NC train crash
msnbc.com
AP CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said the locomotives were traveling through
Mineral Springs when one train struck the other from behind about 3:45 am
Tuesday. County officials said one of the railroad employees died at the
scene. The other was pronounced

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43153453/ns/us_news-life/

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Railroad worker run over by train in Fort Worth
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Domingo Ramirez Jr. FORT WORTH — A railroad employee who was working
on a train was seriously injured Monday night when the train ran over him,
a fire department official said. The employee, who was not identified, was
taken to John Peter Smith

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/24/3098644/railroad-worker-run-over-by-train.html

Driver error leading factor in death toll on Dodge County roads
Fond du Lac Reporter
Two Reeseville men drive around the lowered gates at a railroad crossing
and are struck and killed by an Amtrak train. In the last two weeks, five
people have died on Dodge County roadways. With eight fatalities on the
books this year, Dodge County

http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20110524/FON0101/110523168/Driver-error-leading-factor-death-toll-Dodge-County-roads

Poop, there it is: City investigates feces dumped on train tracks
Muncie Star Press
Hilbert Dobbs, who has owned the business building near the railroad
crossing at the West Jackson Street/Westview Boulevard split for 35 years,
filed a complaint with the health department Monday after he was directed
to the dung by Lensay Summers,

http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20110524/NEWS01/105240340

Train-car wreck blamed on officer: Lawyer says injured man was held back on tracks
Charleston Post Courier
Goose Creek police charged Alphaeus Whitfield of Moncks Corner with
obstructing a railroad crossing after the train clipped the back of his
car, causing it to strike three vehicles that were stopped in front of it
at noon Friday, Lt. Karen Nix said.

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/may/24/train-car-wreck-blamed-officer-lawyer-says-injured/

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5/23/2011

5/23/2011 9:52:00 AM

5/23/2011

Damage from high water closes train bridge over Bonnet Carre Spillway
NOLA.com
By Kari Dequine, Times Picayune Rail traffic on a major line just west of
New Orleans has been halted after damage was discovered on a train bridge
over the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The rail, owned by Canadian National, runs
parallel to Interstate 10.

http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/05/damage_from_high_water_closes.html

GOP to press Obama for private bids on $117B rail project
The Hill (blog)
Imagine LHR or CDG without the Chunnel train service - LHR is already
basically full. Where would dozens more flights be slotted? At 5am? High
speed rail works everywhere but here. Time to stop the excuses and
political battles over an economic

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/railroads/162651-gop-to-use-hearing-to-press-obama-for-private-bids-on-high-speed-rail

connor levans: Valley Railroad Train
1915 railroad train with 1915 railroad train with. Railroad Train Going
Through ... first - Railroad train Depot File Alaska Railroad train to

http://connorlevans.blogspot.com/2011/05/valley-railroad-train.html

2 killed at Dodge County rail crossing are identified
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The crash was reported shortly after 5:30 pm Saturday at a rail crossing
near Commerce and Main streets. The truck was southbound on Main when
Bachim drove around a railroad crossing arm and the vehicle was struck by
the eastbound train.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/122474244.html

Man jumps aboard moving train during run from officers
WBIR-TV
Close to 10:10 pm, officers received a call stating that Smith had wrecked
his vehicle on the railroad tracks in Dresden. Once officials arrived at
the scene, Smith ran from officers. Officers ran down the tracks to stop an
approaching train preventing

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/170562/2/Man-jumps-aboard-moving-train-during-run-from-officers

Hundreds of commuters late for work after train breaks down
Worcester Telegram
By Bob Kievra TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF WORCESTER — Hundreds of commuter
rail passengers arrived late to work today after a Massachusetts Bay
Commuter Railroad Co. train broke down this morning. The 5:40 am train from
Union Station became disabled at 6

http://www.telegram.com/article/20110523/NEWS/110529898/1116

2 killed in crash with train
Watertown Daily Times
The Canadian Pacific Railroad has personnel on the scene to control and
stop traffic for trains and will remain there until the equipment can be
replaced. The sheriff did not know how long the repair work would take.
Trains will be at reduced speeds

http://www.wdtimes.com/news/article_b3b0532c-8564-11e0-a5bb-001cc4c002e0.html

Authorities identify man struck, killed by train
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The train conductor and engineer saw Graham on the tracks but could not
stop the Wisconsin Central Railroad train in time to avoid striking him,
police said. The train was traveling 35 mph and the train horn was sounded
and brakes applied when the man

http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/122459053.html

2 killed in crash with train
Watertown Daily Times
The Canadian Pacific Railroad has personnel on the scene to control and
stop traffic for trains and will remain there until the equipment can be
replaced. The sheriff did not know how long the repair work would take.
Trains will be at reduced speeds

http://www.wdtimes.com/news/article_b3b0532c-8564-11e0-a5bb-001cc4c002e0.html

Authorities identify man struck, killed by train
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The train conductor and engineer saw Graham on the tracks but could not
stop the Wisconsin Central Railroad train in time to avoid striking him,
police said. The train was traveling 35 mph and the train horn was sounded
and brakes applied when the man

http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/122459053.html

Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, SportsCops charge driver ...
Live 5 News
Health News from AP By Ray Rivera - email Police say a 49-year-old man will
be charged after he stopped his car on the railroad tracks Friday and was
struck by a train in Goose Creek. The Goose Creek Police Department says
Althaeus Whitfield of Moncks

http://www.live5news.com/story/14698602/train

LIRR Reinstates 5 Canceled Rush Hour Trains
Long Island Press
LIRR work crews are repairing severed signal lines at the west side of the
train station. As a result, the commuter railroad had canceled and combined
five eastbound peak trains and announced riders should anticipate up to
10-minute delays.

http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/05/23/lirr-reinstates-5-canceled-rush-hour-trains/

Western NY village mourns teen struck by 2 trains
Wall Street Journal
... County Sheriff's Office says 16-year-old Eric Wall had just gotten off
his bus and was walking toward the railroad tracks in the rural village of
Bergen (BUR'-jihn) Friday afternoon when he apparently tried to beat an
approaching CSX freight train.

http://online.wsj.com/article/APb74464d4b5a447188bb14a2b57dd5e48.html

Missouri Railroad - all transit and freight services nationwide
US railroad provides you major railway networks info and train ticket fares
in Missouri. Search for a train station, schedule and railways routes
nationwide

http://www.usrailroad.net/missouri_trains.htm

Union pacific railroad Train dispatcher profiles | LinkedIn
Train dispatchers at Union pacific railroad are on LinkedIn. You can view
their full profiles and contact them directly.

http://www.linkedin.com/title/train-dispatcher/at-union-pacific-railroad

Man struck by train arrested for trespassing
The Republic
Police say Howard was apparently struck by a train while he walked on the
railroad tracks. According to witnesses, Howard was walking on the tracks
and refused to move despite repeated warnings from the approaching train.
Authorities with the railroad

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/07f8f9a17f804cf384b69345bb54eb3e/Train-Trespassing/

Iowa officials remind anglers that fishing off bridges is illegal and unsafe
The Republic
That applies to public street, highway and railroad bridges. Officials say
it's not only illegal, but unsafe. Earlier this month, a woman fishing off
a railroad bridge was hit by a train near Lansing in northeast Iowa. The
woman survived.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/76ae5fcc71864bec9db0ad84d7f5a578/IA--No-Fishing-From-Bridges/

Pulchritude: FELA Railroad Injury and Train Accident Lawyer
I read online that there is a FELA Railroad Injury and Train Accident
Lawyer, that can help all railroad employees who got injured in an
accidents at work

http://www.andthelegendlives.com/2011/05/fela-railroad-injury-and-train-accident.html

Workin' on the railroad
Cumberland Times-News
FROSTBURG — Tonya Wright drank seven bottles of water Sunday during the
45-minute trip from Cumberland to Frostburg aboard the Western Maryland
Scenic Railroad's steam train. A manager for the railroad who spends most
of her work days in an office

http://times-news.com/local/x898210605/Workin-on-the-railroad

Great Train Raid to be re-created
Martinsburg Journal
Several agencies and organizations are taking part in the celebration,
Mauck said, such as the National Parks Service, Luray Caverns and the B&O
Railroad Museum in Baltimore. But none from Martinsburg, where the Great
Train Raid started, she lamented.

http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/561828/Great-Train-Raid-to-be-re-created.html?nav=5006

The Future of Rail
Wall Street Journal
At the same time, the federal government is looking to railroads to handle
more and faster passenger trains and install an extensive anticollision
system known as positive train control. The Wall Street Journal recently
held an email discussion about.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703834804576301230350030512.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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5/22/2011

Woman struck, killed in Seattle by light rail
The Seattle Times
Sound Transit says a female pedestrian has died after being struck by a
Link light rail train early Sunday. The Associated Press Why do people walk
on railroad tracks? Kids I can understand -- when you're a child it... (May
22, 2011, by rosemarmalade) ...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015120273_apwalightraildeath.html

Smoking light rail stalled on tracks for emergency drill in Tempe
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
TEMPE, AZ - Dozens of officers and firefighters were on the scene Sunday
afternoon, staring at a smoking Valley Metro Light Rail train stalled dead
in its tracks over Tempe Town Lake, forcing passengers to evacuate. “The
train is stopped on the

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_southeast_valley/tempe/tempe%3A-smoking-light-rail-stalled-on-tracks-for-emergency-drill-

Two men killed by Amtrak train in Dodge County
FOX6Now.com Milwaukee
Two local men are dead after their truck collided with a freight train in
the Dodge County Village of Reeseville. The Dodge County Sheriff's
Department said the railroad gates were down at the time of the crash, but
two men drove around them.

http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-20110522-train-accident,0,4375945.story

"The only railroad that can do this is out of the world on a space station" - DNatureofDTrain

Two men killed by Amtrak train in Dodge County
FOX6Now.com Milwaukee
Two local men are dead after their truck collided with a freight train in
the Dodge County Village of Reeseville. The Dodge County Sheriff's
Department said the railroad gates were down at the time of the crash, but
two men drove around them.

Woman hit by train and killed early Sunday in Seattle
The Seattle Times
A woman walking along the railroad tracks shortly before 1 am Sunday was
hit by a Link light rail train and later died, according to Seattle Police.
The woman had been walking on the tracks near the intersection of Martin
Luther King Jr. Way South and

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/theblotter/2015120268_railfatality22m.html
http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-20110522-train-accident,0,4375945.story

The Little Engine Really Could
Wall Street Journal
"Technology will soon be able to produce a railroad that doesn't derail,
collide, break down or fall off schedule." The biggest change is a traffic
system known as positive train control, or PTC. Using on-board computers,
digital communications and

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703907004576279162458057604.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Rail Festival Honors U.S. Military
Patch.com
Vendors, military reenactors and model trains displays were featured at the
Southampton Railroad Station Society's first annual Armed Forces Day
Railfest. By Tom Sofield | Email the author | 11:46am Train collector
Michael Milinichik said one of his

http://uppersouthampton.patch.com/articles/rail-festival-honors-us-military

Auburndale holds four-day celebration of the century
News Chief
"Our history ran right through the railroad through Downtown Park." In the
1880's, when the railroad was expanding into Polk County, Louis Randolph
McLain, a civil engineer, had the foresight to purchase a piece of
property, build a train depot in the

http://www.newschief.com/article/20110522/NEWS/105225015/1021/news01?Title=Auburndale-holds-four-day-celebration-of-the-century

All Aboard: Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
Patch.com
This is an escape for the budding train geek in your household or just for
you and your own love of the rails. It's a gem. Don't miss it. The CT
Eastern Railroad Museum is at 55 Bridge St., Willimantic, CT 06226. Hours
are 10 am to 4 pm Saturdays and

http://windsorlocks.patch.com/articles/all-aboard-connecticut-eastern-railroad-museum

Ride the Troop Train
HollandSentinel.com
The Coopersville & Marne Railway Company is again scheduling the Veteran's
Free Troop Train on May 30, Memorial Day. Passengers will ride in coaches
that once transported troops on their way to World War II and the Korean
War. The railroad cars were

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/features/x1495154104/Ride-the-Troop-Train

Driver hit by train charged with OWI
DesMoinesRegister.com
An Altoona woman survived being hit by a train but was cited for OWI after
an early-morning crash Saturday in southeast Des Moines. Kristina Dozal,
30, was stopped on the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks near the
intersection of Southeast 22nd and

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110522/NEWS01/105220336/-1/RAGBRAI_2006/Driver-hit-by-train-charged-OWI

Railroads are building on current anti-terror technology
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Railroads already use some systems that can alert train engineers to
problems ahead. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Salvatore
Arena said Metro-North Railroad , an MTA division, uses a signal system
that automatically slows a train to

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110522/NEWS01/105220366/Railroads-building-current-anti-terror-technology?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CNews%7Cp

Travelogue: Ride those trains ...
Sacramento Bee
• Ione will roll out its display of antique railroad equipment, large
model train layouts and local firefighting equipment for the Ione Railfair
and Vintage Motorfest. Rides will be offered on the railroad "Speeder,"
railroad motorcar,

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/22/3640360/travelogue-ride-those-trains.html

Let history be our guide
HeraldNet
While South County communities await the extension of Sound Transit North
Link light rail to Lynnwood, we can boost lagging Sounder commuter train
ridership with private sector funding for a potential Interbay station in
Seattle and mixed use

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110522/OPINION03/705229995

Councilors fear train bridge will collapse
Eagle Tribune
God forbid that bridge goes down with a commuter train on it." Their
comments were in response to news the federal government recently rejected
Massachusetts' request for $110 million to replace the 92-year-old railroad
bridge at the edge of downtown.

http://www.eagletribune.com/haverhill/x1934377364/Councilors-fear-train-bridge-will-collapse

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5/21/2011 9:12:00 AM

5/21/2011

Railroad Heritage Days a family heritage for some
The Herald-Mail
The excitement born of the bell clanging and the chug-chug of wheel on
rail. Brady Haugh, 4, of Waynesboro, Pa., gazed upon a Hagerstown
Roundhouse Museum model-train display Saturday at Railroad Heritage Days.
“Both of his great-grandfathers were into

http://www.herald-mail.com/news/local/hm-railroad-heritage-days-a-family-heritage-for-some-20110521,0,7246362.story

Two men die when pickup struck by Amtrak train
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel Two men were killed in Dodge
County on Saturday when they drove around the lowered arm at a railroad
crossing and were struck by an Amtrak train, Dodge County Sheriff Todd
Nehls said. The identities of the men,

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/122398134.html

Man Hit By Train, Cited For Traspassing
KTBS
Unable to avoid the pedestrian, the train subsequently struck him.
Authorities with the railroad advised investigating officers they wished to
pursue criminal charges against Howard and he was subsequently issued a
misdemeanor summons charging him with

http://www.ktbs.com/news/27979231/detail.html

Richard Steinheimer, pre-eminent railroad photographer, dies at 81
Kansas City Star
After his salesman father, Virgil, went broke during the Depression, his
parents divorced and 6-year-old Richard headed west on a train with his
sister and mother, Frances, a secretary. In a final farewell gesture, his
father rapped on Richard's

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/05/21/2892617/richard-steinheimer-pre-eminent.html

Hampton Roads would benefit from CSX rail expansion
The Virginian-Pilot
The money also will pay for double-stack train clearances in Maryland, West
Virginia and elsewhere in the District of Columbia. "Connecting the Port of
Virginia to the CSX double-stack network is very important to us," said
Quintin Kendall,

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/05/hampton-roads-would-benefit-csx-rail-expansion

Model Railroad Convention Train Show at Ocala Hilton - Conferences ...
Find info about Model Railroad Convention Train Show, happening on May 21
at Ocala Hilton. The Ocala Model Railroaders will Open our train show with
model

http://events.ocala.com/ocala-fl/events/show/186561565-model-railroad-convention-train-show

N scale model railroad / train layout
This is a model railroad project that was started a few years ago and was
never landscaped and detailed. This is the track layout only and does not
come

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/tag/2391752155.html

Track trauma
Coos Bay World
A demonstration gave rail car passengers a conductor's eye view, with
flat-screen monitors displaying the tracks ahead as the engine cruised
south between 30 and 45 mph. Train crews can see only about 50 yards out in
clear conditions - not far enough.

http://theworldlink.com/news/local/article_43d1b9ec-8375-11e0-aee3-001cc4c03286.html

Tom Wilson: Railroad wants crossings closed; city wants bridges
Galesburg Register-Mail
Cars and pedestrians cross the railroad crossing on Cherry Street on
Tuesday after a freight train passed. By TOM WILSON "Galesburg History" --
The definition of a dilemma is “a problem that seems to defy a
satisfactory solution between two disputing

http://www.galesburg.com/columnists/x1950125935/Tom-Wilson-Railroad-wants-crossings-closed-city-wants-bridges

Casey jones old country store Jackson Tn | ChaCha Answers
Casey jones old country store Jackson Tn? ChaCha Answer: Casey Jones Home &
Railroad Museum - 30 Casey Jones Lane,Jackson, TN, Ph: (7.

http://www.chacha.com/question/casey-jones-old-country-store-jackson-tn

New iPad/iPhone App Takes Kids on a Joy Train Ride to Teach Them ABCD
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Once, you start the app, the cute Teddy Bear train driver gets the steam
engine chugging in with puffs of smoke coming out of the chimney. The
sounds of the train hooting and running on the railway track will appeal to
little children. Two railroad

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/05/21/prweb8427349.DTL

Caboose rededication 'is a great day for Princeton'
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
In the late 1980s, the caboose was brought to Princeton to be restored and
was originally dedicated as the city's first railroad museum in 1991. In
2006, the current Princeton Railroad Museum opened at the former train
depot in Princeton,

http://bdtonline.com/local/x370466358/Caboose-rededication-is-a-great-day-for-Princeton

High-speed rail would be good for Texas
Fort Worth Star Telegram
But rather than dwell on what could've or should've happened if only ...,
let's talk about where we go from here to get this fast train moving again.
Admittedly, I'm a railroad enthusiast and have long been envious of Japan,
China and European

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/20/3092306/high-speed-rail-would-be-good.html

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Train Magnet by RetroChalet
1980s vintage heavy resin momento from the Cumberland, MD Western Maryland
Scenic railroad gift shop. Not sure if they still make this kind, but its.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74157040/western-maryland-scenic-railroad-train

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5/20/2011 5:34:00 PM

Note: Due to noisy online distractions beyond my control.. There is mixed dates between the 18th and 20th so some posts are repeats due to my errors in posting, between keeping track of lots of children, and running the phone around to place to whose turn it is to talk on it... ugga..  Sorry all .. - DNatureofDTrain

5/20/2011

Neighbors concerned about train maintenance
WCSH-TV
BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Railroad crews are making steady progress
rebuilding the tracks between Brunswick and Portland. Beginning late in
2012, those new rails will enable the Amtrak Downeaster to make five trips
a day between Brunswick and ...

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/159977/2/Neighbors-concerned-about-train-maintenance

North Carolina, Ohio agencies advance rail safety enhancement projects
Progressive Rail Roading
This week, the two agencies staged a train/vehicle collision in Nash County
near Rocky Mount and recorded the exercise for training and investigative
purposes. The exercise also will help educate the public about rail safety,
NCDOT and highway patrol

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/North-Carolina-Ohio-agencies-advance-rail-safety-enhancement-projects--26670

Track work to mean delays
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
BY PATRICK ANDERSON SUN CHRONICLE STAFF Repair work on the railroad tracks
leading into and out of South Station in Boston will cause numerous
schedule changes and delays for MBTA commuter trains on the Providence
line. The work, scheduled to begin

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/05/20/news/9580512.txt

Changes to Commuter Rail Schedule Announced
Patch.com
All weekday and weekend Outbound Franklin trains WILL stop as scheduled at
Ruggles except Train 737. Train 732 – Departs Walpole 1 minute later at
7:55am. This train will operate via the Fairmount Line making all local
stops arriving at South Station

http://norwood.patch.com/articles/changes-to-commuter-rail-schedule-announced

Rogue Train Engineers Blow Through Quiet Zone
Patch.com
Norfolk Southern freight trains have been blowing their horns at all hours
of the day while passing through Oak Lawn, just months after the Federal
Railroad Administration declared the village a train horn-free zone. Last
December, a new federal law

http://oaklawn.patch.com/articles/rogue-train-engineers-blow-through-quiet-zone

Man killed by equipment on Iowa railroad track
Chicago Tribune
His name isn't being released until his family is notified. It's unclear
why he was on the tracks. Television station WQAD says it was first thought
that he'd been hit by a train, but emergency workers later determined that
he was hit by a piece of

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-trainfatality-iow,0,2026120.story

Eco-Odyssey's 'speeders' come to town
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By SCOTT BRAUN A couple Saturdays back, some of you may have noticed a
circus-train of miniature rail cars going up and down the SMART line. No,
it wasn't a load of clowns in that brightly colored convoy, but a group of
rail buffs and local VIPs on an

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110520/COMMUNITY/110529996?Title=-Eco-Odyssey-s-8216-speeders-come-to-town

BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY v. AMERICAN TRAIN DISPATCHERS ASSOCIATION
Leagle.com
ATDA is the collective bargaining representative for the train dispatchers
of the BNSF Railway Company ("BNSF"). Both ATDA and BNSF are parties to
several collective bargaining agreements (collectively "the CBA") governing
the terms and conditions of

http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20FCO%2020110519118.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR

Man Killed Early Friday Lying on Railroad Tracks
KWTX
WACO (May 20, 2011)—Waco police are investigating the death of a man who
was crushed by a passing train while he lay on railroad tracks in downtown
Waco. Police were called to the 1300 block of Jackson St at about 1:45 am
after the train crew reported

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/122304309.html

Railroad fatality closes Fort Lauderdale crossings
Sun-Sentinel
By Linda Trischitta A 2000-foot freight train will be idling on Florida
East Coast railroad tracks in Fort Lauderdale until 11:30 am after a
trespasser was killed Friday morning, officials said. The train is between
Sistrunk Boulevard and Broward

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-train-fatality-20110520,0,6583542.story

It's the 55th anniversary of worst fatal train collision in county history
Chronicle-Telegram
Fifty-five years ago today, eight people in a 1956 Oldsmobile were struck
and killed by an eastbound New York Central Railroad Pacemaker No. 2
passenger train at the Murray Ridge railroad crossing. The scene of carnage
was nearly impossible to describe

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2011/05/20/its-the-55th-anniversary-of-worst-fatal-train-collision-in-county-history/

Potomac Eagle Train Soars Through 'The Trough'
WVNS-TV
Corbitt was raised in Waverly, a small community situated along railroad
tracks north of Parkersburg. "I grew up around railroads as a kid -- got a
job in ticketing for Amtrak in the early '70s, and then I went to work for
the B&O, Chessie and CSX as a

http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=99900

Railroad fatality closes Fort Lauderdale crossings
Sun-Sentinel
By Linda Trischitta A 2000-foot freight train will be idling on Florida
East Coast railroad tracks in Fort Lauderdale until 11:30 am after a
trespasser was killed Friday morning, officials said. The train is between
Sistrunk Boulevard and Broward

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-train-fatality-20110520,0,6583542.story

It's the 55th anniversary of worst fatal train collision in county history
Chronicle-Telegram
Fifty-five years ago today, eight people in a 1956 Oldsmobile were struck
and killed by an eastbound New York Central Railroad Pacemaker No. 2
passenger train at the Murray Ridge railroad crossing. The scene of carnage
was nearly impossible to describe

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2011/05/20/its-the-55th-anniversary-of-worst-fatal-train-collision-in-county-history/

Potomac Eagle Train Soars Through 'The Trough'
WVNS-TV
Corbitt was raised in Waverly, a small community situated along railroad
tracks north of Parkersburg. "I grew up around railroads as a kid -- got a
job in ticketing for Amtrak in the early '70s, and then I went to work for
the B&O, Chessie and CSX as a

http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=99900

Pedestrian killed by train in Bergen
Greece Post
Police said a 16-year-old Byron-Bergen student was hit and killed today by
a train at the railroad crossing on Route 19 in Bergen. By Erinn Cain,
staff writer A 16-year-old Byron-Bergen student, Eric Wall, was killed by a
train at the rail crossing on

http://www.greecepost.com/latestnews/x31866382/Pedestrian-killed-by-train-in-Bergen

Man Struck By Train While Lying on Train Tracks, Loses Leg
KYTX
By Monique Bird - email UPSHUR COUNTY (KYTX) - A man who passed out on
railroad tracks in Gilmer last night is now in a hospital bed. He was
stretched out near Roosevelt Park when a freight train came down the
tracks. CBS 19's Monique Bird tells us

http://www.cbs19.tv/story/14688604/man-struck-by-train-while-lying-on-tracks-loses-leg

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5/19/2011

Campaign aims toboost awareness
Abilene Reporter-News
There is no margin for error if a train is approaching. Don't try to beat a
train at a crossing. Detecting or accurately sensing the distance and speed
of an approaching train is difficult if not impossible. Don't stand close
to railroad tracks.

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2011/may/18/campaign-aims-toboost-awareness/

High-speed rail work to cause BN detours today
Bloomington Pantagraph
(The Pantagraph/STEVE SMEDLEY) Atlanta Mayor Fred Finchum talks about the
Union Pacific Railroad picnic and the railroad's donation of raffle
proceeds. BLOOMINGTON — The Track Renewal Train is expected to be in
Bloomington today, prompting some

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/article_3ac322b0-81c1-11e0-95b0-001cc4c002e0.html

17th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival
Patch.com
By Nathan Heath | Email the author | 6:00pm Train rides, moonbounces, live
music, model trains on display, Civil War soldiers and a country cowgirl
performing on a unicycle are just a few sites at this year's Manassas
Heritage Railway Festival.

http://manassaspark.patch.com/articles/17th-annual-manassas-heritage-railway-festival

Facebook: Friday Freight Rail Quiz -- Win a train whistle ...
Visit AAR's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FreightRail and post your
answer to the Friday Freight Rail Quiz! AAR launched the Freight Rail Works
campaign.

http://www.smartbrief.com/servlet/rdrc?u=%2Fnews%2FstoryDetails.jsp%3Fissueid%3DD75D0011-CEB8-43C1-967B-E35644052F16%26copyid%3D314DA9CF-CED4-4D06-80E2-8CAEE516A0E1%26brief%3Daar%26sb_code%3Drss%26%26campaign%3Drss&i=D75D0011-CEB8-43C1-967B-E35644052F16

Maryland enacts Holocaust train bill
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (JTA) -- Maryland enacted a law requiring the French
national railroad to publish its Holocaust-era records if its US subsidiary
is to receive a state contract. Under the law Gov. Martin O'Malley signed
Thursday, the French rail company ...

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/05/18/3087767/holocaust-train-bill-enacted-in-maryland

Tulelake woman dead after train collision
Siskiyou Daily News
For unknown reasons, Vidrio stopped the car on the railroad tracks with a
northbound train approaching from about a quarter mile to the south, the
release said. The train had two engines and 35 cargo cars attached
According to the release, Vidrio “made

http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/news/x1357381238/Tulelake-woman-dead-after-train-collision

AAR hands out annual Harriman, Hammond awards
Progressive Rail Roading
Yesterday, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) named EH Harriman
Award winners and proclaimed 2010 as the safest year ever for railroads,
based on significant reductions in train accidents and employee casualties.

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/AAR-hands-out-annual-Harriman-Hammond-awards--26652

Needham commuter line getting temporary schedule changes
Boston Globe
By Nicholas Goss, Globe Correspondent The Massachusetts Bay Transportation
Authority and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company have announced
temporary schedule of changes on the Needham commuter rail that will go
into effect on Saturday,

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/needham/2011/05/needham_commuter_line_getting.html

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5/18/2011 8:21:00 PM

Late again on posts? Well.. heres why I been at work making music on and off :)

Please visit my page often and listen to your favorites I am trying to add a new song on a daily basis for a few days then it will be weekly.. although most are ones you have heard before if you have been a long time fan. :)

- Casey Heinzism

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... now back to railroad news!


Railroads chugging hard to anticipate demand, add track
Lincoln Journal Star
... train west of Waverly along US 6 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (ROBERT
BECKER / Lincoln Journal Star) It's not quite as historic a moment as
occurred in 1869, when the pounding of a golden spike marked completion of
the first transcontinental railroad. ...

http://journalstar.com/news/local/article_7618ae2c-4353-512d-b212-4444512218ca.html


Neighbors concerned about train maintenance
WCSH-TV
BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Railroad crews are making steady progress
rebuilding the tracks between Brunswick and Portland. Beginning late in
2012, those new rails will enable the Amtrak Downeaster to make five trips
a day between Brunswick and ...

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/159977/2/Neighbors-concerned-about-train-maintenance


North Carolina, Ohio agencies advance rail safety enhancement projects
Progressive Rail Roading
This week, the two agencies staged a train/vehicle collision in Nash County
near Rocky Mount and recorded the exercise for training and investigative
purposes. The exercise also will help educate the public about rail safety,
NCDOT and highway patrol ...

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article/North-Carolina-Ohio-agencies-advance-rail-safety-enhancement-projects--26670


Railroad fatality closes Fort Lauderdale crossings
Sun-Sentinel
By Linda Trischitta A 2000-foot freight train will be idling on Florida
East Coast railroad tracks in Fort Lauderdale until 11:30 am after a
trespasser was killed Friday morning, officials said. The train is between
Sistrunk Boulevard and Broward ...

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-train-fatality-20110520,0,6583542.story

It's the 55th anniversary of worst fatal train collision in county history
Chronicle-Telegram
Fifty-five years ago today, eight people in a 1956 Oldsmobile were struck
and killed by an eastbound New York Central Railroad Pacemaker No. 2
passenger train at the Murray Ridge railroad crossing. The scene of carnage
was nearly impossible to describe

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2011/05/20/its-the-55th-anniversary-of-worst-fatal-train-collision-in-county-history/

Potomac Eagle Train Soars Through 'The Trough'
WVNS-TV
Corbitt was raised in Waverly, a small community situated along railroad
tracks north of Parkersburg. "I grew up around railroads as a kid -- got a
job in ticketing for Amtrak in the early '70s, and then I went to work for
the B&O, Chessie and CSX as a

http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=99900


Maryland Passes Bill Requiring French Train Company to Disclose Its 
Holocaust ...
Fox News
The legislation says Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francaise, or
SNCF, France's national railroad, must list specific details online about
its role in the transportation that sent many Jewish people to death in
Auschwitz and other notorious ..


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/19/maryland-passes-requiring-french-train-company-disclose-holocaust-history/


Closings revised as Track Renewal Train enters BN
Bloomington Pantagraph
(The Pantagraph/STEVE SMEDLEY) NORMAL — Union Pacific Railroad has
revised some of the closing dates for Normal crossings affected by the
Track Renewal Train laying high-speed rail. The train entered the Twin
Cities from the south on Thursday, ...

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/article_9522d004-8278-11e0-8ebb-001cc4c03286.html

NCRA, Novato strike deal to resume freight trains
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By STEVE HART North Coast Railroad Authority and the city of Novato have
reached a tentative deal on the return of freight service in Sonoma, Marin
and Napa counties. The rail authority said it wants to start train service
between between Napa County

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110519/BUSINESS/110519317/1350?Title=NCRA-Novato-strike-deal-to-resume-freight-trains

Changes to the Providence/Stoughton Line Commuter Rail Schedule During Summer ...
Patch.com
Train 906 & Train 908 are combined into one train designated Train 908.
This train departs Stoughton at 8:05am (17 mins later than Train 906 & 23
mins earlier than Train 908) Train 908 will NOT stop at Hyde Park. Train
arrives at South Station at

http://stoughton.patch.com/articles/changes-to-the-providencestoughton-line-commuter-rail-schedule-during-summer-construction

Amtrak seeks investor proposals
Boston Globe
By Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — Amtrak is asking investors to submit
proposals by June 10 to help finance its plan for 220-mile-per-hour train
service in the Northeast Corridor, Al Engel, vice president of high-speed
rail, said.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2011/05/20/amtrak_seeks_investor_proposals/

Track work to mean delays
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
BY PATRICK ANDERSON SUN CHRONICLE STAFF Repair work on the railroad tracks
leading into and out of South Station in Boston will cause numerous
schedule changes and delays for MBTA commuter trains on the Providence
line. The work, scheduled to begin

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/05/20/news/9580512.txt

Changes to Commuter Rail Schedule Announced
Patch.com
All weekday and weekend Outbound Franklin trains WILL stop as scheduled at
Ruggles except Train 737. Train 732 – Departs Walpole 1 minute later at
7:55am. This train will operate via the Fairmount Line making all local
stops arriving at South Station

http://norwood.patch.com/articles/changes-to-commuter-rail-schedule-announced

"Wohoo! Go Rogues!" - DNatureofDTrain

Rogue Train Engineers Blow Through Quiet Zone
Patch.com
Norfolk Southern freight trains have been blowing their horns at all hours
of the day while passing through Oak Lawn, just months after the Federal
Railroad Administration declared the village a train horn-free zone. Last
December, a new federal law

http://oaklawn.patch.com/articles/rogue-train-engineers-blow-through-quiet-zone

Man killed by equipment on Iowa railroad track
Chicago Tribune
His name isn't being released until his family is notified. It's unclear
why he was on the tracks. Television station WQAD says it was first thought
that he'd been hit by a train, but emergency workers later determined that
he was hit by a piece of

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-trainfatality-iow,0,2026120.story

Eco-Odyssey's 'speeders' come to town
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By SCOTT BRAUN A couple Saturdays back, some of you may have noticed a
circus-train of miniature rail cars going up and down the SMART line. No,
it wasn't a load of clowns in that brightly colored convoy, but a group of
rail buffs and local VIPs on an

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110520/COMMUNITY/110529996?Title=-Eco-Odyssey-s-8216-speeders-come-to-town

BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY v. AMERICAN TRAIN DISPATCHERS ASSOCIATION
Leagle.com
ATDA is the collective bargaining representative for the train dispatchers
of the BNSF Railway Company ("BNSF"). Both ATDA and BNSF are parties to
several collective bargaining agreements (collectively "the CBA") governing
the terms and conditions of

http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20FCO%2020110519118.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR

Man Killed Early Friday Lying on Railroad Tracks
KWTX
WACO (May 20, 2011)—Waco police are investigating the death of a man who
was crushed by a passing train while he lay on railroad tracks in downtown
Waco. Police were called to the 1300 block of Jackson St at about 1:45 am
after the train crew reported

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/122304309.html

California's high-speed train project is going off the rails
Washington Post
... a fast train would be economically viable even if the entire system
never gets built. There is a certain poignancy to the LAO's plea for
everyone to stop and think. The benefits of high-speed rail in California
might indeed outweigh the costs,

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/californias-high-speed-train-project-is-going-off-the-rails/2011/05/18/AFdaUl6G_story.html

CSX pledges $160m more to expand Virginia Ave. tunnel
Washington Examiner
A century-old train tunnel in the District will be upgraded, after railroad
company CSX pledged $160 million on Wednesday to help ease a major
bottleneck that currently limits cargo passing through the Washington
region.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/2011/05/csx-pledges-160m-more-expand-virginia-ave-tunnel

FREAK ACCIDENTS ON LONG ISLAND
Long Island Exchange
The driver attempted to speed through railroad cross gates and was impacted
by an express train of the Long Island Rail Road. The incident occurred
during the morning rush hour, at roughly seven that morning. Reports stated
that the train was

http://www.longislandexchange.com/articles/news/freakaccidents-051811.html

Cops: Truck strikes train bridge in Seymour, driver charged
Ct Post
Metro-North Railroad officials said the incident happened around 7:45 pm
Several witnesses called the police department reporting the accident. The
bridge was not seriously damaged and train travel momentarily interrupted,
according to the rail road

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Cops-Truck-strikes-train-bridge-in-Seymour-1384583.php

CSX investing $160 million to improve freight flow
Richmond Times Dispatch
Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation talk while riding an Amtrak train.
By PETER BACQUÉ | Richmond Times-Dispatch CSX Corp., the second-largest
publicly traded US railroad, said it will invest $160 million to improve
its ability to move freight from ...

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/business/2011/may/19/tdbiz01-csx-investing-160-million-to-improve-freig-ar-1048937/

NASCAR Train Rides To Promote Rail
GPB
By Noel Brown Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols thinks Georgians need
to ride on trains to understand the benefits of passenger rail. So, the
freshmen PSC member is arranging public train rides to one of the state's
biggest sporting events.

http://www.gpb.org/news/2011/05/18/nascar-train-rides-to-promote-rail

Harriman Awards: NS streak at 22
RailwayAge Magazine
Awards went to CSX Transportation (Group A); CN, US Operations (Group B);
Pacific Harbor Line (Group C); and the Port Terminal Railroad Association
(S&T). In 2010, train accidents on US Class I freight railroads were down
3% with the rate

http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/harriman-awards-ns-streak-at-22-3156.html

Police to educate public on train safety tomorrow
Suburban Life Publications
Beginning May 26, Hinsdale police will be strictly enforcing both
pedestrian and vehicle safety laws at grade crossings along the Burlington
Northern Santa-Fe railroad line. Earlier this year on Feb. 4, a train stuck
an unoccupied vehicle at the

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/willowbrook/newsnow/x956204718/Police-to-educate-public-on-train-safety-tomorrow

First Avenue Railroad Work in Iowa City Excites Drivers
Eastern Iowa Government
By Mark Carlson/SourceMedia Group News Drivers who use First Avenue in
southeast Iowa City appear thrilled that the city is moving forward with a
plan to build an overpass for trains at the Iowa-Interstate Railroad
crossing. Wednesday a train passed

http://easterniowagovernment.com/2011/05/18/first-avenue-railroad-work-in-iowa-city-excites-drivers/

Driver Fatally Struck by LIRR Train in Deer Park
Long Island Press
By Timothy Bolger on May 17th, 2011 Long Island Railroad Conductor Eric
McCourt prepares to pull away from the platform on the 12:19 am train
headed for Port Washington, in New York?s Penn Station, Thursday, June 16,
1994.

http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/05/17/driver-fatally-struck-by-lirr-train-in-deer-park/

Riverside police and fire departments urge railroad safety
Suburban Life Publications
... railroad-grade crossing or pedestrian walkway crossing a railroad track
when an audible bell or clearly visible electric or mechanical signal
device is operational, giving warning of the presence, approach, passage or
departure of a railroad train.

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/brookfield/newsnow/x1292319084/Riverside-police-and-fire-departments-urge-railroad-safety

Ron Simon: Ashland Railway workers keeping busy
Mansfield News Journal
That horn will be busy as the train rumbles north at a sedate pace of 10
miles per hour. This is the historic line from Sandusky to Newark that was
last owned by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Now it is the Ashland Railway,
whose trains pass old or

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20110518/NEWS01/105180305

Railroad Train Crossing Bell Vintage
Railroad Train Crossing Bell Vintage $65mountain view ... This is a REAL
Railroad Item Used by Railroads VERY Clean Inside & Out Approximately 17
Inches

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/clt/2388470921.html

All aboard for railroad run fun
Folsom Telegraph
The Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad (P&SVRR) celebrated National
Train Day with a media tour on May 7, a prelude to beginning excursion runs
open to the public. In the past, enthusiasts and public leaders rallied to
preserve this historical

http://folsomtelegraph.com/detail/178881.html

Students educated on train safety
KC Community News
“Anytime is train time,” Milnes instructed the youths, telling them to
always look for a train on the tracks. “No train runs on an exact
schedule, so we have to be aware.” While proper train and railroad safety
is important for every student,

http://www.kccommunitynews.com/osawatomie-graphic-schools/27927065/detail.html

Trumbull's Train Stations Connected it to the World
Patch.com
The railroad's decline and fall had the effect of preserving our town's
exclusivity, by cutting off easy access to our train stations into the
1950s when affordable automobiles replaced public transportation and the
rise of the post-war suburban dream

http://trumbull.patch.com/articles/trumbulls-train-station-connected-it-to-the-world

Railroads chugging hard to anticipate demand, add track
Lincoln Journal Star
... train west of Waverly along US 6 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (ROBERT
BECKER / Lincoln Journal Star) It's not quite as historic a moment as
occurred in 1869, when the pounding of a golden spike marked completion of
the first transcontinental railroad. ...

http://journalstar.com/news/local/article_7618ae2c-4353-512d-b212-4444512218ca.html

HOT DOG DAYZ!!!: Kodak Kidd, Casey Jones, and Duece Seven on the BNSF
"Casey Jones -All Aboard" is me as well. I started that moniker a few years
ago. I don't do many of them, so they are somewhat rare. ...

http://www.hotdogdayz.com/2011/05/kodak-kidd-casey-jones-and-duece-seven.html

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5/17/2011 Railroad News

Editorial: Train tracks are dangerous, yet common path
Delaware County Daily Times
But not all deaths by train are suicides. Some of them are caused by a lack
of common sense, plain and simple. People walking or running on railroad
tracks are often killed or injured by trains that simply cannot be stopped
in time once engineers spot

http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/05/17/opinion/doc4dd32abe63bd1016683124.txt

Railroads going silent through Griffith
nwitimes.com
GRIFFITH | It will soon be all quiet on the railroad front, the Town
Council said Tuesday. In the next couple of weeks, an application for a
quiet zone, to silence train whistles, will be sent to the Federal Railroad
Administration, said Councilman

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/griffith/article_d6b2eb3b-b0a8-589d-af5e-14f734ccf9e5.html

For rail deal to work, MBTA needs leverage over contractor
Boston Globe
The following year, he agreed to reduce the penalties for each late or
canceled train. Meanwhile, the company's 2007 contract extension, under
subsequent general manager Dan Grabauskas, made it eligible for significant
incentives for running on time.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2011/05/18/for_rail_deal_to_work_mbta_needs_leverage_over_contractor/

DCTA, community counts down to A-train connectivity
Lewisville Leader
The two critical elements to finishing this project are to complete testing
and get the final approval from the Federal Railroad Association. Once
they've seen we've done all the appropriate testing, they'll sign off on
the A-train," Leggett said.

http://www.lewisvilleleader.com/articles/2011/05/17/lewisville_leader/news/74.txt

Agents struck by train were helping nab smugglers
Lake Wylie Pilot
Union Pacific said its crew had no warning that the SUV would turn in front
of the train. The privately owned railroad crossing where the wreck
occurred is marked but doesn't have railroad crossing arms or warning
lights. There have been six previous

http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2011/05/13/1123327/agents-struck-by-train-were-helping.html

Motorist killed in Bonners Ferry train collision
The Spokesman Review
The train had three locomotives and the lead engine was damaged badly
enough it may be taken out of service, he said. The main line was shut down
for several hours. That stretch of railroad has a single set of tracks with
a 40 mph speed limit.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/may/16/motorist-killed-bonners-ferry-train-collision/

Cutting Train Budgets Could De-Rail Transamerican Routes
Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog)
Photo: Pignouf The idyllic cross-country train trips that many Americans
still take could get derailed by today's “slash and burn” federal
budget policies. Meanwhile, fears for the safety of rail passengers in the
post-bin Laden era are drumming up

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/05/17/cutting-train-budgets-could-de-rail-transamerican-routes/

New Train Schedules Take Effect This Week
Patch.com
By Judy Mottl | Email the author | 3:00pm New Long Island Rail Road
timetables take effect this week, continuing through September 11 and
commuters should be aware of a slew of schedule adjustments on a number of
branches as the railroad's maintenance

http://babylonvillage.patch.com/articles/new-train-schedules-take-effect-this-week

BNSF: Pasco Hydrochloric Acid Spill Smaller than Thought
KEPR 19
By Lena Vargas KEPR has new information on Sunday night's train derailment
in Pasco. The railroad company now tells KEPR less than a thousand gallons
of hydrochloric acid spilled. This is a lot less than the 12500 we were
told Sunday night.

http://www.keprtv.com/news/121963709.html

Train excursions begin Sunday at Whippany Railway Museum | Daily ...
All aboard for one of Morris County's oldest methods of transportation:
Beginning this weekend and on select Sundays throughout much of the year,

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20110514/NJENT/305140001/Train-excursions-begin-Sunday-Whippany-Railway-Museum

Commuter rail service snarled by breakdown - Boston.com
Forty commuter trains on almost every line out of South Station were either
delayed or replaced with bus service after a train broke down at a key
junction.

http://articles.boston.com/2011-05-12/news/29536869_1_joe-pesaturo-massachusetts-bay-commuter-railroad-disabled-train

Florida's Rejected High-Speed Rail Money Bails Out Amtrak
Sunshine State News
Doubling down on that railroad job, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
boasted in his blog: "America is abuzz with the news that the high-speed
train is just around the bend." Orski says Americans are being taken for a
ride, in the wrong direction.

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/floridas-rejected-high-speed-rail-money-bails-out-amtrak

Chemical spills in Wash. switchyard derailment
BusinessWeek
Several freight cars derailed in a Pasco, Wash., railroad yard, spilling
thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical, an official said. The train was
moving at less than 5 mph during a switching operation when seven cars went
off the tracks about 5 pm

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9N8JKG00.htm

Police release name of man hit by train
Norman Transcript
By Meghan McCormick The Norman Transcript NORMAN — Norman police have
identified a man who died after he was hit by a train Saturday morning at
the Brooks Street railroad crossing. Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said
the victim is Carl T. Bush, 64,

http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x57645061/Police-release-name-of-man-hit-by-train

Railroad panel to share proposals to fix downtown blockages tonight
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
By Nicole E. Smith - nsmith@heraldonline.com Rock Hill's Railroad Study
Group will share its recommendations to reduce downtown train blockages and
other issues tonight at Northside Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. Group
members and design

http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/05/17/3073244/railroad-panel-to-share-proposals.html

UP chugs into CWS
Omaha World-Herald
On Union Pacific property north of Cuming Street and Abbott Drive near 12th
Street, the showcase spot is a few blocks from the railroad's original
train depot and the starting location for the transcontinental railroad,
which broke ground in 1863.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20110517/NEWS01/705179933

Fire blazes through Georgetown Train Station
Delmarva Now
The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club -- a nonprofit organization that aims to
preserve and promote the history and hobby of model railroad -- maintained
an elaborate layout on that level and lost thousands of dollars in
collectibles, according to John

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20110517/DW01/105170302

California's high-speed train wreck
Los Angeles Times
Why not focus on building routes where there are no railroad tracks. Built
the Grapevine portion or the Los Banos to Gilroy route. Right now the only
way to take the train from SF to LA is to take a train to Bakersfield and
then a bus to Union Station

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-bullettrain-20110516,0,5409734.story?track=rss

Authorities stage train wreck for training video
Rocky Mount Telegram
“Safety is our number one concern for all who respond to train
collisions,” said Paul Worley, NCDOT's Rail Division engineering and
safety manager. “But we can be safe while recognizing the best ways to
allow trains to leave the scene quickly,

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/authorities-stage-train-wreck-training-video-493321

MBTA looks to alter rail pact
Boston Globe
The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad was awarded a $1 billion contract,
one of the largest in the T's history. The original contract, signed by the
commuter railroad in 2003, called for the company to pay a $500 penalty for
each train at least five

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/05/17/mbta_weighing_changes_in_commuter_rail_contract/

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5/16/2011

5/16/2011 7:18:00 PM

5/16/2011

Yay, equally for ALL! - DNatureofDTrain

Anti-gay bill shelved:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13392723

Avaaz's response to the outcome in the Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/13/uganda-anti-gay-bill-shelved

Ugandan President did not back bill because of "criticism of human rights groups":
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/05/13/international/i042638D37.DTL

Anti-gay bill delayed amid outcry:
http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Uganda-shelves-anti-gay-bill-20110513

Uganda's "kill the gays" bill defeated:
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE74C0HP20110513


Railroad News

Hospital releases engineer who was in Metra crash
Chicago Tribune
By Richard Wronski, Tribune Reporter The engineer of the Metra Union
Pacific Northwest line train that collided with a truck Friday in Mount
Prospect was released Monday from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in
Park Ridge, the Union Pacific Railroad

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-metra-engineer-05-17-20110516,0,2468306.story?track=rss

PSC's Echols wants to showcase train travel
Rome News Tribune
The goal is to run the state's excursion train between Griffin and Hampton
for race fans and others leading up to the Labor Day race as a way to
convince the public to support a state-run passenger railroad between Macon
and Atlanta.

http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/13292829/article-PSC%E2%80%99s-Echols-wants-to-showcase-train-travel?instance=home_news_lead_story

Mountain Home man killed when his car collides with oncoming train in north ...
The Republic
According to an Arkansas State Police report, 57-year-old Forest Gray II
died about 12:15 am Saturday after driving his car into the path of an
oncoming train at a railroad crossing on Richardson Lane in Marion County.
State police say Gray was driving

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ce52a2c908394386a9bf2f3d43b06ea4/AR--Car-Train-Collision/

AHM Casey Jones - Topic
For those of you left alive who may have built an AHM Casey Jones or IHB
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Motorist dies in collision with train in N. Idaho
Billings Gazette
BOISE - Authorities say a 77-year-old man has died after a collision with
an oncoming train at a railroad crossing in northern Idaho. Law enforcement
and an official with BNSF Railway say the accident occurred Monday morning
at a private rail crossing.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_e491faec-800d-11e0-8999-001cc4c002e0.html

On Scene Photo: Troopers, rail officials stage train-car crash
WNCT
ROCKY MOUNT, NC - Authorities in the east are staging a fake crash between
a car and a train today. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is
making a video of the fake crash in Rocky Mount to help local emergency
workers. Members of the rail

http://www2.wnct.com/news/2011/may/16/5/nc-troopers-rail-officials-stage-train-car-crash-ar-1036962/

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On the wrong track with commercial rail
Washington Examiner (blog)
Trains (and buses, light rail, etc.) are all net losses, every year,
overall. I'm sorry, Vice President Biden; I'm sorry train lovers
everywhere. I love trains too, but they are not a critical piece of
America's infrastructure, nor is 19th century

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/opinion-zone/2011/05/wrong-track-commercial-rail

Authorities: Motorist killed in collision with train along track near 
Bonners ...
The Republic
AP BOISE, Idaho — Authorities say a motorist has died after a collision
with an oncoming train at a railroad crossing near Bonners Ferry. Law
enforcement and an official with BNSF Railway say the accident occurred
Monday morning at a private rail

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/35dc2698d0784915af2a9fd64d5d1d00/ID--Train-Collision-Fatal/

Police identify 64-year-old man as pedestrian killed by train at Norman crossing
The Republic
Police have identified a pedestrian struck and killed by a train in Norman.
Police officials said Monday 64-year-old Carl T. Bush of Norman died at the
scene after the train hit him about 11:30 am Saturday at the Brooks Street
railroad crossing.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/14e8558a8bc241f2811b707e6699051f/OK--Train-Death-Norman/

New LIRR Schedules impact Hicksville
Patch.com
11, meaning adjustments to train schedules on a number of branches,
including the Port Jefferson branch through Hicksville. The bulk of the
work is scheduled for off-peak periods, such as midday during the week and
on weekends, the railroad says,

http://plainview.patch.com/articles/new-lirr-schedules-impact-hicksville

A historical ride on Hunterdon County railroad
MyCentralJersey.com
EAST AMWELL — Bringing passenger train service back to Hunterdon County
is a hot topic, but here's a chance to ride the rails where passengers
haven't ridden in years. The Black River Railroad Historical Trust will run
special train excursions on May

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20110516/NJNEWS/305160008/A-historical-ride-on-Hunterdon-County-railroad

Homewood Rail Days Generates Steam
Patch.com
The event even included the popular “World's Largest Mobile Model
Railroad.” Keith Lanchel, a train enthusiast since the 1960s, came down
from Skokie to attend the event for the first time. “I think this is
terrific, just splendid,” Lanchel said with a

http://homewood-flossmoor.patch.com/articles/homewood-rail-days-generates-steam

Highway patrol train for trains
Garner News
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Rail Division
and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are joining forces to help
local law enforcement and other emergency workers respond more efficiently
and effectively to train/vehicle

http://www.garnernews.net/view/full_story/13284293/article-Highway-patrol-train-for-trains?instance=home_news_lead

Floods of 1894 stranded rail travelers in Plains for almost a month
The Missoulian
It comes from a 1946 issue of Railroad Magazine, in the form of a
reminiscence by one Axel T. Swanson of Seattle. On May 4, 1894, Swanson
kissed his wife and 6-week-old son goodbye in Helena and boarded the
westbound Northern Pacific train.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_545bb816-7f70-11e0-bd88-001cc4c002e0.html

Galesburg City Council advances quiet zones
Galesburg Register-Mail
By ERIC TIMMONS The City Council has edged closer to silencing train horns
in Galesburg by approving a resolution to allow city officials to begin
preparing legal documents to close eight railroad crossings. The council
voted 7-1 in favor of the

http://www.galesburg.com/news/x2005898137/Galesburg-City-Council-advances-quiet-zones

YouTube - Pennsylvania Railroad Train
I love my Mom, Amy Blackgrove, for puting up with all the crap I do. Like
taking me to see trains for 3 times now and yet I'll probably go again
soon!

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Riding the Poway Midland Railroad Steam Train - The Orange County ...
The Poway Midland Railroad runs a real steam train two weekends each month
on a half-mile track in Old Poway Park in Poway, CA. The locomotive is
owned by

http://www.ocregister.com/video/?videoId=932865448001&play=now

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5/15/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Pasco Train Derailment
KEPR 19
By Lena Vargas A train derailed in an industrial part of Pasco Sunday
evening, just before six. It happened near Railroad Avenue, North of
Kartchner. PASCO-- A train derailed in an industrial part of Pasco Sunday
evening, just before six.

http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/121870524.html

Homewood Railroad Days right on track
SouthtownStar
Event-goers were treated to various model train layouts, railroad
memorabilia, slide shows and the show-stopping “Big Mo,” the world's
largest mobile model train railroad. The display included seven popular
trains traveling along 400 feet of track

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/5372980-418/homewood-railroad-days-right-on-track.html

BN roads to be closed due to high-speed rail work
Bloomington Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON — The Track Renewal Train laying the new high-speed rail line
from St. Louis to Dwight is scheduled to come into Bloomington-Normal this
week, prompting some railroad crossing closures. In Bloomington, the
crossing at Six Points Road will

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/article_0adbd98e-7f4b-11e0-b295-001cc4c03286.html

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Durand railroad days draws visitors despite weather
The Flint Journal - MLive.com
Durand's Rainy Railroad Days gallery (6 photos) DURAND, Michigan — Train
enthusiasts still came out to Durand's Railroad Days festival despite
multiple complications. Even with poor weather conditions and an alternate
location, crowds still came when

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/05/durand_rail_days_draws_visitor.html

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Collision with train kills pedestrian
Norman Transcript
By Meghan McCormick The Norman Transcript NORMAN — A train hit a
pedestrian Saturday morning at the Brooks Street railroad tracks killing
the man. The accident happened about 11:30 am Saturday, according to Norman
police. Norman Police Lt. Lance

http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1950016460/Train-pedestrian-crash-closes-railroad-crossings

Vintage Disneyland trains provide fun for young, old
Lompoc Record
//Devyn Marseilles/Contributed It was a day filled with sun, fun and
excitement as young and old railroad enthusiasts lined up in anticipation
of taking a ride in an antique train — one of Disneyland's first
passenger coaches of the Santa Fe

http://www.lompocrecord.com/lifestyles/recreation/article_bbbbef9c-7eaf-11e0-8912-001cc4c03286.html

Moving tribute
ABC Online
ANNE KRUGER, PRESENTER: The Ghan train trip through the centre of Australia
is often noted as one of the world's great rail journeys. The company that
runs the service is always looking to add value. This year, over the Anzac
Day long weekend,

http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2010/s3217240.htm

Commuter rail won bonuses as riders fumed
Boston Globe
One 2004 change lowered the fine for being at least five minutes late at
rush hour from $500 per train to $100; another capped the total penalty for
late or canceled trains at $28125 per month. Then, in 2007, the MBTA added
contract language that

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/05/15/mbta_cuts_commuter_rail_break_on_fines/

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5/14/2011

No-ride? No go
Chicago Tribune
A no-ride list would not impede terrorists from pulling out railroad
spikes. Nor would it prevent them from planting a bomb on tracks, which
cover thousands of miles. On Sunday, a Manhattan train tunnel was closed
after a man told police he put a bomb

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-no-ride-20110513,0,2151268.story

High-speed rail meetings set
Press-Enterprise
Authors of the report, given to the Legislature, said rail planners at
Caltrans -- and not outside consultants and the rail authority -- might be
more likely to successfully build a bullet train line from Sacramento to
San Diego.

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_highspeed14.2df2d79.html

Kent Bicyclist Hit and Killed by BNSF Train in Gowe Street Railroad Crossing
Justice News Flash
The Kent Police Department reported that 47-year-old Lonnie Moss was riding
his bike east on Gowe Street, when he went through lowered traffic-control
arms at a railroad crossing, and rode his bike into the path of a BNSF
passenger train.

http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2011/05/14/kent-bicyclist-hit-and-killed-by-bnsf-train-in-gowe-street-railroad-crossing_201105147581.html

Crossing closing plan may get green light
Galesburg Register-Mail
A majority of the council supports the quiet zone plan, which would mean
train horns would no longer have to be sounded at all of the railroad
crossings in Galesburg, greatly reducing noise pollution across the city.
The council met for a work session

http://www.galesburg.com/news/x600914971/Crossing-closing-plan-may-get-green-light

Train victim was Anderson woman
Record-Searchlight
An Anderson resident was identified Friday as the woman who was hit and
killed by a train Thursday afternoon in Cottonwood. Kristy Chambers, 31,
died on the spot, firefighters determined. Union Pacific Railroad spokesman
Aaron Hunt said that just

http://www.redding.com/news/2011/may/13/no-headline---north_state_in_brief/

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Man killed at Brooks Street railroad crossing in Norman
NewsOK.com
By Matt Dinger NORMAN — A man was struck and killed by a train in Norman
Saturday morning, police said. The man — whose name has not been released
— was struck and killed by a train while crossing railroad tracks at
Brooks Street on foot about 11:30

http://www.newsok.com/man-killed-at-brooks-street-railroad-crossing-in-norman/article/3568183?custom_click=headlines_widget

Train -vs- Truck in Martinez
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Martinez Police officers responded to a report of a pickup truck that
collided with a Union Pacific Railroad Train on the train tracks that cross
the entrance to the Martinez Marina. Upon arrival, officers found the
driver of the vehicle trapped inside

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/incontracosta/detail?entry_id=88979

Guest essay: High-speed rail not a local solution
Henrietta Post
In order to slow down a 10-car train traveling over 100 miles per hour, you
would have to start slowing down practically two miles before the station.
This facility would have to be operated by union employees (another
operating expense).

http://www.henriettapost.com/highlight/x600910425/Guest-essay-High-speed-rail-not-a-local-solution

Mich. getting $200M to upgrade rail lines
Lansing State Journal
None of the $200 million-plus in federal high-speed rail funds announced
Monday will go toward the proposed Washtenaw and Livingston Line commuter
train, or any other rail on the Great Lakes Central Railroad. But the state
is looking at ways to

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/C6/20110510/NEWS01/105100315/Mich-getting-200M-upgrade-rail-lines?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Mich. getting $200M to upgrade rail lines
Lansing State Journal
None of the $200 million-plus in federal high-speed rail funds announced
Monday will go toward the proposed Washtenaw and Livingston Line commuter
train, or any other rail on the Great Lakes Central Railroad. But the state
is looking at ways to

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/C6/20110510/NEWS01/105100315/Mich-getting-200M-upgrade-rail-lines?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Truck collides with train in Martinez
San Jose Mercury News
Officers responded to the train tracks at Ferry Street and Joe DiMaggio
Drive near the Martinez Marina shortly after 9 pm and found a truck had
collided with a Union Pacific Railroad train, police said. Responding
officers discovered the driver of the

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18064135

Community Ambulance Responds to Pedestrian Struck by Train
Sayville News
At 10:09PM, Community Ambulance Company was activated to an alarm reported
to be a pedestrian struck by a train just west of the Sayville Long Island
Railroad station. Two ambulances, along with several first responders and
Chiefs immediately responded

http://www.sayvillenews.com/news.asp?news=1117

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Safety, speed remain train issues
The Times and Democrat
An approaching train is always closer, moving faster, than you think. Get
out of your vehicle if it stalls on the track. Do not hunt or fish from
railroad trestles. Do not walk, run, cycle or operate all-terrain vehicles
on railroad tracks.

http://www.thetandd.com/news/article_a75f7396-7dee-11e0-b3a4-001cc4c03286.html

Disney's model railroad still steaming along
Wisconsin State Journal
There, volunteers work to keep the barn and the many train-related items on
display in pristine condition and to help tell visitors the story of Walt
Disney's railroad legacy. Inside the barn, visitors can see a replica of
Disney's original model steam

http://host.madison.com/wsj/travel/national/article_e0a4ed43-af1e-5895-9cfe-e554f3e682a9.html

Mass transit takes some stress out of travel
Green Bay Press Gazette
The majority of Amtrak's 21000 route miles are owned by freight railroad
companies. One long-distance Amtrak train, the Empire Builder, includes
daily stops in seven Wisconsin cities (Wisconsin Dells, Tomah, Sturtevant,
Portage, Milwaukee,

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110514/GPG04/105140527/Mass-transit-takes-some-stress-out-travel

NASA exhibit comes to Casey Jones Village
Jackson Sun
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston brings NASA's Driven to
Explore mobile exhibit to Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum and Casey
Jones Village from 9 am until 7 pm today and Sunday. Driven to Explore has
no admission charge and is designed

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20110514/NEWS01/105140323/NASA-exhibit-comes-Casey-Jones-Village

Train excursions begin Sunday at Whippany Railway Museum
Dailyrecord.com
The 10-mile, 45-minute, excursion from Whippany to Roseland and back can be
special for children who may be taking their first train ride as they
experience New Jersey's railroad and transportation heritage. The train
ride follows the route of the

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20110514/NJENT/305140001/Train-excursions-begin-Sunday-Whippany-Railway-Museum?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Weekly train trips could start at end of month
Columbia Daily Tribune
By Jacob Barker Nearly a year after the Columbia City Council gave the
Columbia Star Dinner Train approval to use the city's COLT Railroad, the
train is finally about to start its weekly trips between Centralia and
Columbia. Greg Weber, the train's

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2011/may/14/weekly-train-trips-could-start-at-end-of-month/

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5/13/2011

NASA traveling exhibit, including a moon rock, to be in Jackson this Saturday ...
Daily Journal
A traveling exhibit from NASA will be displayed this weekend at the Casey
Jones Home & Railroad Museum and Casey Jones Village in Jackson. "Driven to
Explore" is a multimedia presentation about NASA's plans for space
exploration, including information

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/106821f5607446f180f75634a0d8cb14/TN--NASA-Traveling-Exhibit/

Best of the West | Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train
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North State in Brief: May 13, 2011
Record-Searchlight
Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt said that just before 4 pm
train engineers spotted the woman under a bridge on the tracks at the
Cottonwood Mill overpass at Interstate 5. Hunt said she was bending over
like she was trying to pick something

http://www.redding.com/news/2011/may/12/no-headline---north_state_in_brief/

All aboard Blowing Rock's Tweetsie Railroad for family fun
Asheville Citizen-Times
Special to the Citizen-times Boys spend some time in the pokey in the Wild
West downtown section of the Tweetsie Railroad theme park. In addition to
its signature train ride, the theme park offers other attractions suitable
for small children.

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110513/ENT/305130013/All-aboard-Blowing-Rock-s-Tweetsie-Railroad-family-fun?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CEntertainment

2 Border Patrol agents killed in Arizona crash
The Associated Press
The agents were positioning themselves Thursday on a road north of some
other agents when their vehicle entered a marked railroad crossing and was
hit by the train, said agent Kenneth Quillin, spokesman for the Border
Patrol's Yuma sector.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jRFAsmAx7ZDLmMGb4bvHKU61YcpA?docId=f19ebc26967149f48d14b8c5553aa9d7

BNSF says Bellingham is only practical route to Cherry Point cargo terminal
Bellingham Herald
Railroad officials also told Linville that train traffic through Bellingham
likely will increase in the years ahead with or without Gateway Pacific,
and that some of those trains will be carrying coal to expanding export
terminals in Canada.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/05/13/2012172/bnsf-says-bellingham-is-only-practical.html

LIRR: Normal service restored
Wall Street Journal
AP The railroad is operating 143 trains for Friday morning's rush and 126
trains during the evening commute. Commuters have had to endure service
disruptions since Monday due to a derailment in an East River tunnel. LIRR
says repairs to the damaged

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP088a7fea10264638ab4c78a76afc9df5.html

Fiery train crash kills one
Medicine Hat News
You need JavaScript enabled to view it The driver of a tanker-truck is dead
after a fiery collision with an eastbound freight train at a rural railroad
crossing just outside of Tilley Thursday morning . The driver, whose name
won't be released by RCMP

http://www.medicinehatnews.com/front-page-news/fiery-train-crash-kills-one-05132011.html

Man trying to cross train tracks in Ecorse has arm severed
The Detroit News
Ecorse— A 42-year-old man lost an arm and nearly his 2-year-old son
Thursday when he attempted to cross railroad tracks as he impatiently
waited for a train to clear a crossing, Ecorse police said. Ponce Wyckoff
had his son on his shoulders as he

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110513/METRO01/105130413/1409/Man-trying-to-cross-train-tracks-in-Ecorse-has-arm-severed

Train strikes, kills Marshfield man
Wausau Daily Herald
Marshfield emergency personnel and an unidentified man look over the area
where a pedestrian was killed Thursday on the railroad tracks along
Veterans Parkway near the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and Depot Street
in Marshfield.

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20110513/WDH0101/305130097/Train-strikes-kills-Marshfield-man?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Cimg%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

Day tripping: The Poway Midland Railroad
OCRegister
Porter also built a mock station and train barn on his property, part of
which comprised the future Old Poway Park. The mock station is where
passengers can purchase tickets, and souvenirs of the railroad. The train
barn houses all the equipment when

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/-300401--.html?pic=1

Column: Clement Railroad Hotel Museum moment…did you know?
The Tennessean
Railroads typify that rugged individualism that is America. Beginning as
Milepost 42, the City of Dickson owed its very existence to the railroad.
As one local historian reminds us, “Dickson is a railroad town.” In
fact, the first train to come to

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110513/DICKSON07/110513031/Column-Clement-Railroad-Hotel-Museum-moment%E2%80%A6did-you-know

Agents struck by train were helping nab smugglers
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The private railroad crossing where the wreck occurred is marked but
doesn't have railroad crossing arms or lights. The westbound Union Pacific
train with 75 cars was moving at about 62 mph when it hit the SUV and
pushed the vehicle for a half-mile to

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/agents-struck-by-train-944771.html

ABC7 Team Coverage
ABC7Chicago.com
Train 636 struck a dump truck at a rail crossing in Des Plaines at
Northwest High and Mt. Prospect Road around 8:40 am Friday. The train
derailed and caught fire near the Cumberland stop. The driver of the dump
truck, Kazimierz Karasek, 59,

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8129227

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5/12/2011 worm alert

5/12/2011 11:44:00 PM

Virus or Worm alert spreading around facebook tonight like wildfire I seen the message appear on 20 different peoples walls on my friends list under 2 minutes but it is not traveling through everyone on my list, but is on theres...

The suspicious Item says: "In order to PREVENT SPAM, I ask that you VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT. Click VERIFY MY ACCOUNT right next to comment below to start the process..."


And Then it says ==click this to verify account==

If clicked it spreads through everyone on your friends list. I am not sure if it just spreads the message alone, or if it also gives everyone nasty viruses or steals personal information .. I wondered why my friends list kept going down the last couple of days even saying I had 4-42 friends made no sense.. I am sure facebook maybe temporarily disabling this feature on and off to try to stop this worm from spreading I hope is the deal with that..

Sorry for not keeping my blog updated lately I keep falling behind on ework and I am not feeling well.. its that time of the month where I struggle to function again.. so have to take it slow..  catch you all later and will get things all caught up as soon as I can.

- DNatureofDTrain

Don't railroad us, say commuters
Morpeth Herald
But the new CrossCountry train, which leaves Morpeth at 8.13am and arrives
in Newcastle at 8.30am, does not stop at the other two stations. And a
later Northern Rail train, leaving Morpeth at 8.49am and calling at
Cramlington at 8.57am, doesn't arrive


http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/community/don_t_railroad_us_say_commuters_1_3373226

LIRR trains idle too loudly: Sen. Gianaris
YourNabe.com
The LIRR said it has been making efforts to reduce the noise burden on the
community since 2009, when it created an internal group dedicated to
minimizing the effects of the idling train. The railroad shuts down diesel
engines when the temperature is

http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/05/12/queens/qns_idling_lirr_trains_20110512.txt

Police Get Onboard for Train Safety
Patch.com
There are eight designated railroad crossings in Hinsdale. Everyone knows
to be careful, but with today's hectic schedules it's easy to tempt fate.
Can you beat the train? The answer is no. And, on May 26, the Hinsdale
Police Department will

http://hinsdale.patch.com/articles/police-get-onboard-for-train-safety

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IDI Wins GE Transportation Deal; Train Plant Will Create Up to 775 Jobs
D Magazine
Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation, a unit of General
Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to
the railroad, marine, drilling, mining and wind power industries. GE
Transportation provides freight

http://realpoints.dmagazine.com/2011/05/idi-wins-ge-transportation-deal-train-plant-will-create-up-to-775-jobs/

"Why do you need funding? It is easy allow railfans to all enter a program that allows them a free press pass to photograph derailments, and trains on certain locations of railroad property, that alone does not need to be funded! Railfans ARE the Railhawks of modern day time. " - DNatureofDTrain

Pols fight future rail attacks
YourNabe.com
Y.) has been pushing the Obama administration and congressional leaders to
increase funding for rail system defense in the fiscal year 2012 Homeland
Security appropriations bill and to enhance passenger screening on some
train systems.

http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/05/12/queens/qns_train_issues_20110512.txt

Border agents killed by train during chase in Arizona
Los Angeles Times
Typically, trains on that stretch of rail travel upwards of 40 mph and
require at least half a mile to come to a complete stop. The train struck
the vehicle on the driver's side and pushed it for at least a half-mile.
According to a preliminary

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-border-patrol-20110513,0,4691127.story

Long Island Railroad Hopes To Restore Full Service By Friday
NY1
Long Island Railroad officials said today that they hope to restore full
service by tomorrow morning. Repairs come after an empty Amtrak train
derailed in the East River Tunnel on Sunday. 282 damaged railroad ties and
a portion of the track bed must be

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/transit/138972/long-island-railroad-hopes-to-restore-full-service-by-friday/Default.aspx

Commenters irked by hand in a bag
OCRegister
The man, 18-year-old Michael Eron Fuentes of Tustin, died Wednesday
afternoon when he was hit by the southbound Metrolink train near the
railroad crossing at Red Hill and Edinger avenues. A southbound Metrolink
train slowing eases past the scene where

http://www.ocregister.com/news/-300310--.html

News briefs: Two Border Patrol agents killed in crash
Daily Mail - Charleston
Two Border Patrol agents rushing to help capture some suspected illegal
immigrants were killed Thursday when their SUV entered a marked railroad
crossing and was struck by a freight train. The crash happened in a rural
farming area near Interstate 8

http://www.dailymail.com/News/NationandWorld/201105121625

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5/11/2011

All aboard, local train routes
Albany Times Union
By ERIC ANDERSON Business editor RENSSELAER -- Ridership on many Amtrak
routes out of the Capital Region surged by double-digit percentages in
April, the national passenger railroad reported Tuesday morning. Ridership
on the Ethan Allen Express to

http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/All-aboard-local-train-routes-1374517.php

What History Tells Us About High-Speed Rail
Patch.com
First of all, they connect to an existing rail system in which you get off
the train and get on another train. They connect cities where people can
take public transit to get to the trains. If you've ever been on French
trains, you know how integrated

http://gilroy.patch.com/articles/what-history-tells-us-about-high-speed-rail-2

State report calls for giving bullet train project to CalTrans
Bakersfield Californian
The report recommends that California work to break free of federal
deadlines and a requirement by the Federal Railroad Administration that
construction begin next year in the Central Valley. Instead, the report
says, the project could relieve more

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/business/economy/x43485882/State-report-calls-for-giving-bullet-train-project-to-CalTrans

Rail group celebrates National Train Day - Bennington Banner
Tuesday May 10, 2011 NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Southwestern Vermont Rail
Corridor Committee celebrated National Train Day on Saturday at the North
Bennington

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/local/ci_18036658?source=rss

S Korea's KTX bullet train faces recall
Xinhua
The Korea Railroad Corp. (Korail) asked high-speed train manufacturer
Hyundai Rotem for the de-facto recall of the KTX- Sancheon train, urging
the company to carry out a close inspection of the whole train. The request
comes after a malfunction in the

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/business/2011-05/11/c_13869703.htm

Terrorist Threat of Wrecking the Railroad Really Hard
Miller-McCune.com
Past experiences suggest that evildoers who want to derail a train are
facing a much more complex task than just leaving a penny on the rail. By
Michael Scott Moore Since the discovery of notes confiscated after the
Osama bin Laden raid that detailed

http://www.miller-mccune.com/politics/terrorist-threat-of-wrecking-the-railroad-really-hard-31033/

Alstom Transport Announces $3 Million Investment to Expand Rochester Facility ...
Bradenton Herald
Alstom also marked several recent milestones in its North American
signaling activities, including receipt of the first Federal Railroad
Administration type approval for US deployment of a fully-functional
positive train control (PTC) system.

http://www.bradenton.com/2011/05/10/3184124/alstom-transport-announces-3-million.html

Track Project To Shift Commuter Rail Schedule
Patch.com
Franklin and Fairmount Line customers whose train bypasses Back Bay Station
may transfer to a commuter rail train back to Back Bay Station or walk to
Downtown Crossing to transfer to the Orange Line for Ruggles." The project,
which will start at Back

http://mansfield-ma.patch.com/articles/track-project-to-shift-commuter-rail-schedule-3

Feds provide $268 million for Midwest passenger rail, but no more for Iowa ...
DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)
Iowa Senate Democrats have been sympathetic to the project, while House
Republicans have expressed reluctance to fund the train, particularly
because of concerns about the need for ongoing annual state subsidies if
passenger rail service is established

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/05/11/feds-provide-268-million-for-midwest-passenger-rail-but-no-more-for-iowa-city-train/

Pennsylvania Railroad Train
Pennsylvania Railroad Train on WN Network delivers the latest Videos and
Editable pages for News & Events, including Entertainment, Music, Sports,

http://wn.com/Pennsylvania_Railroad_Train

How safe are trains from terrorists?
CNN (blog)
Nor would they necessarily detect a bomb detonated on the track just ahead
of the train So given the country's economic situation–with the federal
and state budgets severely strained–is America spending enough money on
railroad safety–especially to

http://inthearena.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/11/with-160000-miles-of-track-how-safe-are-americas-railroads-from-terrorist-attack/

16 commuter rail trains affected by breakdown
Boston Globe
A train on the Franklin line broke down at an interlocking juncture point
just outside South Station at about 4:40 pm, said Massachusetts Bay
Commuter Railroad spokesman Scott Farmelant. The train was pushed back into
the station, repaired,

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2011/05/16_commuter_rai.html

Bicyclist killed by train in downtown Kent
PNW Local News
By STEVE HUNTER A 47-year-old Kent man was struck and killed by an Amtrak
train while riding a bicycle across the tracks at about 9:17 pm Tuesday at
the West Gowe Street railroad crossing in downtown Kent. Witnesses reported
seeing the bicyclist

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/121668484.html

Survey handed out to LIRR riders
7Online.com
Riders said the railroad officials should brace themselves for the results.
Customers are urged to check on LIRR service before heading to train
stations by monitoring the MTA website, MTA.info, listening to the latest
news broadcasts and traffic

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/long_island&id=8125591

'Steam Days in Dunsmuir' a big hit on National Train Day
Mount Shasta Herald
Church went on to shoot lots more photos of trains, and to print them in
meticulously detailed books that over the years attracted a large following
of railroad enthusiasts. Saturday, National Train Day, dozens of them
flocked to Dunsmuir train station

http://www.mtshastanews.com/features/x1058160288/-Steam-Days-in-Dunsmuir-a-big-hit-on-National-Train-Day

US Railroads, Passenger Trains on Guard Against Terrorist Threats
Voice of America
Bomb sniffing dogs also are used to protect commuter rail systems in major
cities. But train bombings like the one in Madrid in 2004 that killed 191
people and the subway bombing in London in 2005 underscore how vulnerable
passenger trains are to a

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/US-Railroads-Passenger-Trains-on-Guard-Against-Terrorist-Threats-121651519.html

Railroad Mixed Train
In a reply to my posting on Railroad Emergency lwilton commented that
neither train had a caboose. Perhaps when a mixed train has a passenger car
it does

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2463289,older

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5/10/2011 12:06:00 AM

5/10/2011

On track for rail money
Albany Times Union
(Michael P. Farrell / Times Union) The area of new dirt shows the location
of the old Rensselaer Train Station in Rensselaer, NY May 9, 2011. (Skip
Dickstein/ Times Union) Passengers wait for the Amtrak train at the
Rensselaer Rail Station in

http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/On-track-for-rail-money-1371753.php

Railroad worker files lawsuit after April train collision with tractor-trailer
Southeast Texas Record
MARSHALL - A Kansas City Southern Railway worker has filed a lawsuit
against his employer after he was injured during a train and
tractor-trailer collision that occurred in April. Reginald Hobley filed
suit against The Kansas City Southern Railway Co.,

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/235371-railroad-worker-files-lawsuit-after-april-train-collision-with-tractor-trailer

LIRR not back on track for morning rush after Amtrak derailment tears up track ...
New York Daily News
Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration are investigating the cause
of the accident. It appears that a rail broke under the weight of the
train, said Kevin Hussey, vice chairman of the Brotherhood of Maintenance
of Way Employees,

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/05/10/2011-05-10_lirr_not_back_on_track_for_morning_rush_after_amtrak_derailment_tears_up_track_t.html

Theatre Review: The Railway Children
National Post (blog)
Most of the action takes place around and between the big holes necessary
to allow the train its space. This looks at first as if it is going to be
confining, but in fact Damian Cruden's production uses the space
resourcefully and at times beautifully.

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/05/10/theatre-review-the-railway-children/

In California, Obama's High-Speed Rail Network Slowed By Authority's Miscues
Neon Tommy
Rose is one of 7000 riders who board an Amtrak train on an average day
along the rail corridor between San Diego and Los Angeles—the nation's
second-busiest. With California projected to absorb 20 million new
residents in the next 40 years,

http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/05/california-obamas-high-speed-rail-network-slowed-authoritys-miscues

Railroad project between Springfield and New Haven receives $30 million 
in ...
MassLive.com
By Jim Kinney, The Republican Associated PressAn Amtrak train leaves the
station in Detroit Monday, May 9, 2011. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
announced that Michigan has been awarded almost $200 million for high-speed
rail projects,

http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2011/05/railroad_project_between_springfield_and.html

TransCore unveils new RFID rail products
RFID News
The TransCore TRU captures automatic equipment identification tag data and
other data to report an accurate standing order train consists to railroad
management systems. The MPRR interfaces directly to TransCore's TRU rail
wayside automatic equipment

http://www.rfidnews.org/2011/05/10/transcore-unveils-new-rfid-rail-products

DETROIT: High-speed rail project to shave time off Chicago trips
Southgate News Herald
Well, how about a rail crossing between Michigan and the Canadian
border?” Snyder, who used to commute by train from Detroit to Chicago,
said the funding was a means to accomplish his top agenda item — jobs.
But he also looked at it as a harbinger of

http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2011/05/10/news/doc4dc99c3052ffc612127449.txt

Bin Laden Trove Renews Worries About Rails
Wall Street Journal
"Seven minutes to clear the entire train, outstanding!" cheered Robert
Flake, the team's chief, after watching a group of trainees storm through
four rail cars during a recent exercise here, peppering "hostiles" with
orangish rubber bullets and

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704810504576307470905866438.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Galesburg considering railroad quiet zones
Peoria Journal Star
A car waits for a train to cross at the intersection of Chambers Street and
Mulberry Street on Monday afternoon. The crossing could be closed for a
quiet zone. By ERIC TIMMONS The cost to the city of implementing railroad
quiet zones has been reduced ...

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x855744304/Galesburg-considering-railroad-quiet-zones

Pork-barrelling claims levelled at crossing plan
The Age
The heritage-listed New Street railway gates were shut in 2007 after a
train collided with them, and were never reopened. They were originally
built in 1882 and then modified when the line was duplicated in 1902. The
Baillieu government, in its first

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/porkbarrelling-claims-levelled-at-crossing-plan-20110510-1eh83.html

Rail group celebrates National Train Day
Bennington Banner
NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Southwestern Vermont Rail Corridor Committee
celebrated National Train Day on Saturday at the North Bennington Train
Station, as officials in New York and Vermont continued to consider a
passenger rail line that would link

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/local/ci_18036658

Lincoln woman unhurt in close call with train
Bangor Daily News
By Dawn Gagnon LINCOLN, Maine — A Lincoln woman who drove her pickup
through the gate of the railroad crossing with a train bearing down late
Tuesday afternoon managed to escape unharmed. Thoroughly frightened,
67-year-old Sharon Stanhope drove

http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/05/10/news/police-beat/lincoln-woman-unhurt-in-close-call-with-train/?ref=latest

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5/9/2011 12:04:00 AM

5/9/2011

LIRR delays expected after train derailed yesterday
New York Post
Commuters on the Long Island Railroad can expect long delays this morning
after an Amtrak train derailed yesterday, blocking an East River tunnel the
two lines share. The LIRR cancelled 13 morning trains; is terminating
another six at Jamaica;

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/lirr_delays_expected_after_train_KMDqXjWVawBPw0Ba8FXVkN

Al Qaeda documents raise concern about railway safety
DailyIndia.com
Intelligence inputs indicate that by tampering with the American railway
network, al Qaeda was hoping to send the whole train system into a tumble.
"The targeting of the railroad infrastructure itself is a much smarter move
on the part of the

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/438872.php

German State Rail Backs Out of Israeli Train through the Occupied 
Territories
Change.org (blog)
by Benjamin Joffe-Walt · May 09, 2011 International campaign successfully
encourages German National Railways (Deutsche Bahn) to withdraw from
supportive role in the construction of an Israeli train from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem that crosses Palestinian

https://news.change.org/stories/german-state-rail-backs-out-of-israeli-train-through-the-occupied-territories

Celebrate National Train Day at Chandler's Arizona Railway Museum ...
The sleek trains of the Metro light rail system have garnered much
attention the past few years, but a hodgepodge of formidable old rail cars
sitting in a

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42929190/ns/local_news-phoenix_az/t/celebrate-national-train-day-chandlers-arizona-railway-museum/

Yosemite Train - Guide to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
A guide to riding the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp,
CA near Yosemite - includes how to ride, how long it takes, who likes it.

http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/cayosemite/a/yosemite-railroad.htm

Vines Garden Railroad Opens To Commemorate National Train Day
Patch.com
The G-scale garden railroad opened the 2011 season Saturday in honor of
National Train Day and will open every Sunday through the summer. By Sharon
Swanepoel | Email the author | 6:00am Volunteer engineers Richard Bayliss
and Lawrence McFall work with

http://loganville.patch.com/articles/vines-garden-railroad-opens-to-commemorate-national-train-day


Antique 1890s Railroad Train Passenger Car Seat
Original railroad passanger train seat It is marked Hale & Kilburn MFG Co
Patented Car Seats Sept 1890 Made in Philedelphia PA Original mohair
covering A

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/atq/2370349424.html

LIRR passengers face messy commute
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Long Island Rail Road commuters face a tough morning rush
hour following the derailment of an empty Amtrak train in New York's East
River tunnel a day earlier. The railroad says a quarter of the trains it
normally operates into Penn

http://online.wsj.com/article/APc2df248af1db4465bec7ec9ebd22d55f.html

Commuter Headache: Derailment Cancels or Diverts 1 in 4 LIRR Trains
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
By JAMES FORD PIX11.com It's the busiest commuter railroad in the US, but
thanks to a train derailment on tracks used by the LIRR, the commute on the
Long Island Railroad is busy with hassles, even for people who don't
usually take the train.

http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-mta-lirr-info-story,0,6689413.story

Commuter Headache: Derailment Cancels or Diverts 1 in 4 LIRR Trains
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
By JAMES FORD PIX11.com It's the busiest commuter railroad in the US, but
thanks to a train derailment on tracks used by the LIRR, the commute on the
Long Island Railroad is busy with hassles, even for people who don't
usually take the train.

http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-mta-lirr-info-story,0,6689413.story

More Than Nostalgia: Railroads Still Have a Following
NBC Bay Area (blog)
In case you didn't notice, Saturday was National Train Day. Thousands
turned out to tour historic railroad cars, talk to railroad engineers and
hear a pitch from the tourist bureaus of every city close to a train
station.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/prop-zero/More-than-nostalgia-Railroads-still-have-a-following-121483334.html

Amtrak Celebrates 40 Years of Failure
The New American
Officially known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, the
company was created during the Nixon administration. As observed by The
Blaze, Amtrak is “government owned and controlled, union-operated,
employing more than 20000 workers,

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/7405-amtrak-celebrates-40-years-of-failure

18-year-old struck by train
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
BY THE TELEGRAPH HERALD An 18-year-old woman was struck by a train Saturday
as she went to grab her fishing gear, according to the Allamakee County
Sheriff's Department. The woman was fishing off a railroad bridge south of
Lansing when she walked in

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=320800

State to receive $58M in rejected Fla. rail bucks
Albany Times Union (blog)
The NEC Harold Interlocking Amtrak Bypass Routes will receive $295 million
to alleviate train traffic coming in and out of Manhattan, by creating new
routes that will also relieve congestion that slows down traffic on Long
Island Railroad passenger

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/66735/state-to-receive-58m-in-rejected-fla-rail-bucks/

13 cars of train carrying corn derails in central Kansas, no injuries 
reported
Daily Journal
Union Pacific Railroad is investigating to determine why 13 cars from a
freight train derailed in central Kansas. The train, with 103 cars, was
carrying corn when it derailed Sunday afternoon about two miles west of
Victoria in Ellis County.

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/3b30250ffa364ba68120ea0a2673b8f9/KS--Grain-Car-Derailment/

RJ Corman's short-line trains chug into the future
Lexington Herald Leader
By Amy Wilson — awilson1@herald-leader.com A RJ Corman Railroad Group
Central Kentucky Line train is loaded with sand at the Nugent Sand Co. on
the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, April 21, 2011.
The RJ Corman Railroad Group

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/05/09/1735021/rj-cormans-short-line-trains-chug.html

The Long Island Rail Road says more delays and train cancellations are ...
DNAinfo
(Flickr /Joe Shlabotnik) By Gabriela Resto-Montero and Serena Solomon
MANHATTAN — The Long Island Railroad plans to cancel several eastbound
trains and will run on a reduced schedule during the evening commute on
Monday, according to a statement on

http://www.dnainfo.com/20110509/midtown/heavy-delays-expected-at-penn-station-during-morning-commute

Wisconsin shut out of federal train money
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that 22 projects in 15
states would share $2 billion in federal high-speed rail money that had
been rejected by Florida. Wisconsin was seeking some of that money for
train sets, locomotives and a

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/121493924.html

Math Quiz: If a Train Leaves New Brunswick Traveling 160 Miles Per Hour…
ABC News (blog)
The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration selected
15 states and Amtrak to receive $2.02 billion for 22 high-speed intercity
passenger rail projects. Originally the money had been allocated in the
stimulus bill to the state of

http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i=38a8af0d3481b5f79f19e38ae9944369

Schumer Wants A "No-Ride List" For Our Trains
Gothamist
However if the idea is to start checking the ID of every passenger before
they enter the train... Schumer may well have a recipe to bring our already
slow rail systems to a standstill. Right now in major stations and
terminals like Penn Station,

http://gothamist.com/2011/05/09/schumer_wants_a_no-ride_list_for_ou.php

Woman Survives Being Hit By Train
KCCI Des Moines
LANSING, Iowa -- Authorities have released the name of a young woman who
was hospitalized after she was hit by a train while fishing from a railroad
bridge in northeast Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier newspaper said
Monday that the Allamakee

http://www.kcci.com/news/27829199/detail.html

Derailment, crash fail to deter NY-area commuters
Atlanta Journal Constitution
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Still, the nation's largest commuter railroad said
that commuters should expect significant schedule changes the next few days
during work to repair a track that apparently caused an empty Amtrak train
to derail late Sunday.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/derailment-crash-fail-to-939835.html

DOT gets $4 million to advance 110mph Raleigh-to-Richmond train
News & Observer (blog)
Most of the money awarded today went elsewhere: $795 million to upgrade the
busy northeast rail corridor, $404 million to advance Midwest fast-train
projects linking Chicago to Detroit and St. Louis, $300 million to expand a
planned 220mph line in

http://blogs.newsobserver.com/crosstown/dot-gets-4-million-to-advance-110mph-raleigh-to-richmond-train

Aging Merchant's Bridge studied for possible replacement
St. Louis Beacon
... the Mississippi River at St. Louis is being scrutinized for possible
rehabilitation or replacement to help relieve some of the rail traffic on
the near-capacity MacArthur Bridge - and possibly allow for faster Amtrak
train service into the city.

http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/96-Development/110176-money-to-study-merchant-bridge-replacement


EDITORIAL: Fiscal responsibility derailed
Washington Times
Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, get off an Amtrak train in
Hartford, Conn. Mr. LaHood said Thursday he was reallocating $1.2 billion
in federal rail-project funds turned down by two states. (Associated Press)
President Obama either doesn't

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/9/fiscal-responsibility-derailed/

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5/8/2011 12:01:00 AM

5/8/2011

Al Qaeda Documents Raise Concerns About Rail Safety
ABC News
By tampering with the rails, the intelligence indicated, al Qaeda was
hoping to send a whole train tumbling off a bridge or into a valley. "The
targeting of the railroad infrastructure itself is a much smarter move on
the part of the terrorists, ...

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/al-qaeda-documents-raise-concerns-rail-safety/story?id=13558622

Train enthusiasts turn out in Danbury for National Train Day 2011
Danbury News Times
DANBURY -- Noah Sautne, 6, jumped and laughed as he talked about riding on
the old New Haven Railroad turntable Saturday. Noah, a Brookfield boy, had
just disembarked a 1953 passenger car at the Danbury Railway Museum as part
of National Train Day 2011 ...

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Train-enthusiasts-turn-out-in-Danbury-for-1370318.php

GETTING ON TRACK
The Register-Guard
“We have a future here of better train service,” he said. “My
greatest hope is sometime in Oregon they can complete double tracking.”
For train lovers, this is the best and the worst of times. President Obama
has pledged to bring high-speed rail to 80

http://special.registerguard.com/web/updates/26214206-41/train-eugene-oregon-amtrak-rail.html.csp

Pottersville train museum on track for summer opening
Glens Falls Post-Star
He plans to open a model railroad museum on Pottersville called Railroads
on Parade. CHESTER -- When Clarke Dunham lost corporate sponsorship in 2008
for his long-running model train exhibit, Railroads on Parade, he was left
with years of work,

http://poststar.com/news/local/article_b5d78846-79c5-11e0-8fc8-001cc4c03286.html

LIRR Warns of Rush-Hour Delays
Patch.com
"Some trains will be canceled and others will be diverted to other
terminals," the railroad said. The LIRR is asking customers to check for
service before arriving at train stations, by monitoring the MTA website,
listening to the latest news

http://huntington.patch.com/articles/lirr-warns-of-rush-hour-delays

Bay Area railroad security keeps close watch
San Francisco Chronicle
Evidence found in bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan revealed that al Qaeda
leaders had general discussions about a possible attack on a commuter train
on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a
Department of Homeland

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/07/BAQT1JD5QH.DTL

Freight line carries cargo and history
Charlotte Observer
The line's customers count on that one train. "The rail line has been a
great asset to the mill since it was first built 50 years ago, " said
Casimiro Liborio, vice president and general manager of the Gerdau
Ameristeel mill near the

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/08/2274670/freight-line-carries-cargo-and.html

"Get on lil terrorist alert then this suddenly matters.. be on the look out for this anyhow.. jeesh" - DNatureofDTrain

Schumer calls for "No Ride List"
WXXA
Immediately upon learning of this new intelligence, the FBI and Department
of Homeland Security directed local authorities to be on the lookout for
missing railroad spikes or packages left near or on train tracks. Schumer
called for an increase in rail

http://www.fox23news.com/news/local/story/Schumer-calls-for-No-Ride-List/L_y3x0OYe06_2CdpZ1eU5A.cspx

Woman fishing on Iowa bridge struck by train
Chicago Tribune
AP A woman has been hospitalized after being struck by a train while
fishing from a railroad bridge in northeast Iowa. The Allamakee County
sheriff's office told KCRG-TV that the 18-year-old woman was flown to a
Lacrosse, Wis.. hospital after being

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-fisherstruckbytra,0,6468836.story

Overheated wheel bearing blamed in train derailment along US 30
OregonLive.com
An overheated wheel bearing on a railcar transporting logs along US 30
caused the train to derail, officials said Friday. The defective wheel slid
off the left side of the track and then tore into railroad ties, shredding
them for 2 1/2 miles until the

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/05/overheated_wheel_bearing_blamed_in_train_derailment_along_us_30.html

LIRR Cancels Trains for Mon Morning Commute
SmithtownRadio.com
LIRR and Metro North Railroad forces are standing by to assist Amtrak. Once
the equipment is cleared, the track and signal will need to be inspected
and repaired before use of the tunnel can be restored for train service.
Eleven trains will be canceled

http://www.smithtownradio.com/2011/05/08/2247/lirr-cancels-trains-for-monday-commute/

Public transportation praised on Train Day
UNM Daily Lobo
By José M. Enríquez | New Mexico Daily Lobo Albuquerque citizens gathered
Saturday at the Alvarado Transportation Center to celebrate the past and
future of public transportation for city's first Train Day. People toured
the inside of the Rail Runner

http://www.dailylobo.com/index.php/article/2011/05/public_transportation_praised_on_train_day

Herald News: Transit systems vulnerable to terrorists
NorthJersey.com
The federal Transit Security Administration should be monitoring rail
systems and train and bus stations as closely as it does airports and
airspace. Yet it's far more likely a passenger will hop a train or bus
without seeing one security guard and

http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/121481694_Transit_systems_vulnerable_to_terrorists.html

Blue Railroad Train lyrics Josh Williams
Blue railroad train, I'm goin' down the railroad track Makes me feel so
doggone blue to listen to that old smokestack The drivers a-rollin' on
leavin' me

http://www.xtralyrics.com/lyrics/blue_railroad_train.aspx

Amtrak celebrates National Train Day at Union Station
WTOP
WASHINGTON - The nation marks the 142nd anniversary of the completion of
the first Transcontinental Railroad with National Train Day. It linked with
the existing railway system to connect Pacific coast for the first time.

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=109&sid=2374106

Police, railroads unite for safety
Omaha World-Herald
Special Operations Sgt. Jason Bailey said officers recently conducted a
crossing project with Union Pacific Railroad and the Iowa State Patrol. The
railroad ran a train and crew back and forth on its line from Avenue B to
Ninth Avenue.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20110508/NEWS01/705089876/-1

GETTING ON TRACK
The Register-Guard
By Diane Dietz Visitors to the Eugene Amtrak Station on Saturday view a
model train on display by the Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club as
part of National Train Day. Officials used the occasion to announce efforts
to expand train service in

http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/26214206-41/train-eugene-oregon-amtrak-rail.html.csp

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5/7/2011

St. Joseph News Jury rules against railroad in girl's death
News-Press Now
The girl died when thrown from a Jeep Cherokee that was struck by a BNSF
train as Susan Neill, a family friend, drove across the tracks. The fatal
accident occurred Aug. 15, 2008. The civil jury also added a two-letter
word “is,” which complicates the

http://www.newspressnow.com/news/27801022/detail.html

"A Big Woot! Woot! Congrats to Ryan, and Whitney!" - DNatureofDTrain

Engaged - Whitney Garski & Ryan Suchanek - Milton Courier - Milton, WI
Whitney Garski and Ryan Suchanek, both of Edgerton are engaged and planning
a June 25, 2011 wedding at the Pres House in Madison with a reception to
follow ...

http://www.miltoncouriernewspaper.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&SubSectionID=8&ArticleID=2233

Briefly Region
The Register-Guard
A wheel bearing on a rail car loaded with logs caused the wheels on the
train to tear up railroad ties for more than two miles before the Wednesday
derailment, a Portland & Western Railroad manager said Friday. The train
hit a tanker car full of

http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/26216658-41/digestheadheredigestheadhere-text-caused-portland-train.html.csp

Hearts and Darts: Hearts to Madison Academic Decathlon Team, coaches, for ...
Jackson Sun
Jeanie McGee Todd, Jackson Hearts to all who visited the Casey Jones Museum
last Saturday to help us celebrate Casey Jones Day. We feel the Casey Jones
story is a vital part of Jackson's history, and April 30 is the day we
celebrate that story each

http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20110507/OPINION02/105070314

VR 8371 Valdosta RailwayRailroad train locomotive engineGeorgia ...
VR 8371 Valdosta Railway,Railroad train switcher moving boxcars at CCA
cardboard box plant,paper mill in Clyatttville Georgia. Trains engineer
gets out to

http://seyretmelik.com/vr-8371-valdosta-railwayrailr-oad-train-locomotive-enginegeorgi-a-trains/36757879

Train enthusiasts turn out in Danbury for Nation Train Day 2011
Danbury News Times
He was taking part in National Train Day 2011. The turntable he rode was
one of three originally on site at the Danbury rail yard. It was used to
turn around the old steam engines for return trips down the tracks. "It was
good," Noah laughed.

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Train-enthusiasts-turn-out-in-Danbury-for-Nation-1370318.php

Train buffs roll into Tampa's Union Station
Tbo.com
National Train Day drew railroad buffs from far and wide to indulge their
love of trains. Today marks the 40th anniversary of Amtrak, the federally
chartered company that took over passenger rail services from freight
companies in the 1970s.

http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2011/may/07/2/train-buffs-roll-into-tampas-union-station-ar-205714/

Man found dead near Blue Island train tracks
Chicago Tribune
He didn't know exactly what time the man was discovered. The man was
pronounced dead at 10:30 am, but remained unidentified as of 3:30 pm, the
spokesman said. The crossing where the collision took place is part of the
CSX Railroad's rail network,

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-man-found-dead-near-blue-island-train-tracks-20110507,0,6230650.story

Police: Bomb found on Pa. train tracks
UPI.com
CHESTER, Pa., May 7 (UPI) -- Police in Chester, Pa., said they found an
improvised explosive device Saturday near railroad tracks under the
Commodore Barry Bridge. 

 Police evacuated the area and the
Delaware County bomb squad determined the

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/05/07/Police-Bomb-found-on-Pa-train-tracks/UPI-52501304807107/

Railroad district celebrates "Train Day"
KTIV
By Zach Tecklenburg, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email SIOUX CITY, Iowa
(KTIV) For anyone with an interest in trains and railroads, Saturday was an
exciting day. The Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City
commemorated National Train

http://www.ktiv.com/story/14593318/railroad-district-celebrates-train-day

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5/6/2011 11:59:00 PM

Things to do: National Train Day celebration in Martinez
Sacramento Bee
By Cathy Locke Railroad enthusiasts have an opportunity to celebrate
National Train Day on Saturday at the Amtrak/Capitol Corridor train station
in Martinez. The festivities, scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm, will include a
children's fun zone, exhibits,

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/05/3606291/things-to-do-national-train-day.html

The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Hotel, London, restaurant preview
Telegraph.co.uk
It was there that I applied for a holiday job with the station burger bar,
Casey Jones, memorable for their ultra-thick shakes and prototype veggie
burgers. The interview was in a grubby office in the building's chilly
basement.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/restaurants/8495233/The-Gilbert-Scott-St-Pancras-Hotel-London-restaurant-preview.html

Bin Laden targeted U.S. trains for terror
UPI.com
WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Osama bin Laden discussed tampering with US
railroad tracks to derail a train on a bridge, perhaps on the Sept. 11
attacks' 10th anniversary, officials said. A notebook from February 2010
taken from the Abbottabad, Pakistan,

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/05/06/Bin-Laden-targeted-US-trains-for-terror/UPI-21551304668800/

Biker hit by train left skid marks
Journal and Courier
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- A Parke County motorcyclist who was struck and killed by
a passenger train south of Crawfordsville on Wednesday morning may have
been trying to stop before crossing the railroad tracks. According to
Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy

http://www.jconline.com/article/20110506/NEWS/105060348/Biker-hit-by-train-left-skid-marks?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

Celebrate National Train Day at Chandler's Arizona Railway Museum
East Valley Tribune
Tribune Step back in time and aboard vintage rail cars, locomotives and
railroad equipment during National Train Day 9 am to 4 pm Saturday at
Arizona Railway Museum, 330 E. Ryan Road, Chandler What: Step back in time
and aboard vintage rail cars,

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/get_out/article_7f2640e4-7768-11e0-b209-001cc4c002e0.html

"When I spoke in preventing this stuff years ago people treated me like a stark raving idiot.. glad it never happened, and hope they never suceed" - DNatureofDTrain

Terror Group Planned Rail Attack, Bin Laden Files Show
NY1
To be on the safe side, the FBI and Homeland Security have directed local
authorities to be on the lookout for missing railroad spikes or packages
left on or near train tracks. Other documents indicated a desire to strike
major cities on key dates such

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/138607/terror-group-planned-rail-attack--bin-laden-files-show

US rail lines in al-Qaida terror plans
ABC7Chicago.com
"You can't guard hundreds of miles of track, and if they can get to one
location that is not well guarded and put explosives on it or do something
to cause the train to derail, that is a lot easier than going after an
aircraft," said Richard Clarke,

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8115599

Feds warn train operators about terror plots
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Norfolk Southern does not have any comment on the DHS alert," said
railroad spokesman Rudy Husband. "We do not publicly discuss security
issues." In 2007, the Tribune-Review published a special report on the lack
of security and easy access to many of

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_735801.html

New al-Qaeda threat similar to 2007 Metra incident
nwitimes.com
A Federal Railroad Administration official at the time said the missing
spikes could have led to a derailment, sending a train crashing onto
commuters on the Bishop Ford. The Federal Bureau of Investigation termed it
an act of sabotage, and offered a

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/illinois/chicago/article_ef2bc3cf-d96d-5e58-91e1-a57864126bc7.html

Overheated bearings on rail car caused Wednesday's derailment, fire near Portland
OregonLive.com
By Stuart Tomlinson, The Oregonian View full sizeStuart Tomlinson/The
OregonianThe train derailment along US 30 on Wednesday was caused by
overheated bearings, the president of the railroad says. The cleanup is
continuing. The train derailment and

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/05/overheated_bearings_on_rail_car_caused_wednesdays_derailment_fire_near_portland.html

Train!
Boston Globe
In the United States, the number of pedestrians who were fatally hit by
trains rose 8 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to the Federal Railroad
Administration Office of Safety Analysis. California, Florida, and Illinois
rank at the top of the

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2011/05/08/train/

Robber hits 'train' bank located in converted railroad car in NW Arkansas
The Republic
AP FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A bank branch located inside a converted railroad
car in Fayetteville has been robbed. Police Sgt. Craig Stout says a man
walked into the Bank of Fayetteville branch on Dickson Street just before 9
am Friday and robbed it.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/16d90638a03d4f39b816ee993f367d35/AR--Train-Bank-Robbed/

Accident ruling in man's death on train tracks
Chicago Tribune
Employees with the Belt Railway Company of Chicago found Trejo's
severely-injured body around 11:30 am Thursday near the tracks on railroad
property near the 6600 block of South Kenton Avenue in the city's West Lawn
neighborhood, according to Chicago

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-accident-ruling-in-mans-death-on-train-tracks-20110506,0,7698833.story?track=rss

The Future of the US Rail System
Triple Pundit
From a survey in the May 2011 Fast Company magazine, Rachel Z. Arndt
created a chart explaining how slow trains are in the United States
compared to the rail systems in other countries. For example, countries
such as China, France, and Spain have train

http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/future-rail-system/comment-page-1/

Passenger Trains, Railroads, Train Travel & Transit in the Midwest
Directory of passenger trains, high speed rail, commuter railroads,
subways, and rail transit around Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

http://www.railserve.com/Passenger/North_America/Midwest/

2 Antique Santa Fe Railroad Train Lamps
2 Antique Santa Fe Railroad NonSweating Train Lamps I believe they were
manufactured by the Adams & Westlake Co of Chicago New York & Philadelphia
The lamps

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/clt/2366663165.html

Investigators Release Cause Of Train Derailment
KPTV Portland
The train derailment that sparked a large fire in northwest Portland was
caused by an overheated wheel bearing, rail officials say. A spokesperson
from Portland and Western Railroad's parent company says the rail car wheel
bearing caused the train to

http://www.kptv.com/news/27807470/detail.html

Report: Chicago in al-Qaida sights
Chicago Tribune
One idea outlined in handwritten notes was to tamper with a US rail track
so a train would fall off the track at a valley or a bridge, according to a
joint FBI and Homeland Security bulletin sent to law enforcement officials
around the country.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chibrknews-report-chicago-among-cities-in-alqaida-sights-20110506,0,189399.story?track=rss

Metro-North passenger take terrorism threat in stride
Ct Post
Gwen Johnson, who works in New York City as a legal assistant, takes Metro
North Railroad to work every day from the Fairfield train station. On
Friday, she was unfazed by recent reports a possible rail attack had been
in the works by Osama bin Laden.

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Metro-North-passenger-take-terrorism-threat-in-1369479.php

Railroad Quiet Zones
KWQC 6
The federal rules for train horns changed back in 2006. Now trains have to
sound their horns at every single railroad crossing. "And the crossings are
so close, we have so many crossings downtown," Carl said. "When you're done
whistling for one,

http://www.kwqc.com/Global/story.asp?S=14590365

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5/5/2011 11:58:00 PM

Railway Museum to celebrate Train Day
Arizona Republic
National Train Day celebrates the 142nd anniversary of the completion of
the transcontinental railroad. The Arizona Railway Museum, founded in 1983,
is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation
of Arizona's railroad

http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2011/05/05/20110505chandler-train-day-arizona-railway-museum0506.html

National Train Day will be celebrated Saturday at the Danbury Railway Museum
Danbury News Times
The museum's Rail Yard Local will be operating Saturday. That means
visitors can take a short trip on a vintage train that's pulled by a
locomotive that is nearly 60 years old. Locomotive cab rides will also be
available. The train will stop at the old

http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/National-Train-Day-will-be-celebrated-Saturday-at-1367685.php

National train day Saturday
KETK
Longview, TX — The City of Longview is joining cities across the nation
to host National Train Day festivities celebrating 142 years of
transcontinental railroad travel and AMTRAK's 40th anniversary. National
Train Day activities will be held from 4

http://www.ketknbc.com/news/national-train-day-saturday

Man stands on railroad tracks and moons oncoming train
FOX19
By Amber Stegall - email A train conductor had to make an emergency stop in
Madisonville to keep from hitting a 45-year-old man who was standing in the
middle of the train tracks and was refusing to get out of the way of the
train.

http://www.fox19.com/story/14580934/man-stands-on-railroad-tracks-and-moons-oncoming-train

What Is Japan's Fetish This Week? Trains
Kotaku
In 1868, a Scottish merchant imported a replica of the "Iron Duke" from the
Great Western Railway in England, and the train was demoed for Japan on an
8 mile track. By 1871, Japan opened its first railroad, which serviced
Tokyo's Shimbashi and Yokohama

http://kotaku.com/#!5798015/what-is-japans-fetish-this-week-trains

The quest to form a railroad museum in High Springs
North Florida Herald
HIGH SPRINGS - A Chamber of Commerce building shaped like a train depot on
Northeast Railroad Avenue. A caboose on display behind City Hall. Tracks
cutting a path through town, overgrown from years without use but refusing
to disappear completely.

http://northfloridaherald.com/news/features/article_d4de0496-776c-11e0-aa91-001cc4c03286.html

Person fatally struck by freight train on SW Side
Chicago Tribune
Railroad officials this morning discovered the remains of a person who
appeared to have been struck by a freight train on the city's Southwest
Side, officials said. Employees with Belt Railway found the body of the
severely-injured victim around 11:30

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-person-fatally-struck-by-train-on-sw-side-20110505,0,3688678.story

Feds Give OK for Freight Trains to Run Through Novato
Patch.com
In a published order signed by Federal Railroad Administration
Administrator, Joseph C. Szabo, the FRA said it was partially lifting the
Emergency Order 21 that stopped all train service on the North Coast in
1998 following a series of El Nino storms.

http://novato.patch.com/articles/feds-give-ok-for-freight-trains-to-run-through-novato

St. Paul man walking on railroad tracks is fatally hit by train in ...
A St. Paul man walking on railroad tracks on the border of Shoreview and
Vadnais Heights was struck and killed by a train Friday afternoon.

http://www.twincities.com/ci_17959793

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5/4/2011 11:56:00 PM

Train hobbyists put kids on right track
Tbo.com
Above: Noah Donegan, 8, brings an H/O-scale steam engine to a stop at the
Sun City Center Model Railroad Club's recent open house. After operating
the train, the boy received a Junior Engineer certificate. Below left: Club
members Carl McLaughlin, 57,

http://www2.tbo.com/news/community-news/2011/may/04/SSNEWSO3-train-hobbyists-put-kids-on-right-track-ar-204160/

'They're not stopping in every town, you know'
Blue Springs Examiner
844, a Union Pacific steam engine delivered to the railroad in 1944, will
make a pass through the Kansas City area at the end of the month, stopping
briefly in Buckner on May 31. After the whistlestop, the historic train
will cut across the state,

http://www.examiner.net/features/x741442481/-They-re-not-stopping-in-every-town-you-know

Golden Spike Days celebrates railway history
OCRegister
Tustin's David Hewes reportedly came up with the idea to put a golden spike
in the Transcontinental Railroad. The Golden Spike Days Train Show is being
held from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 14 in Old Town Tustin. The show is
being held in honor of

http://www.ocregister.com/news/-298873--.html

Railroad Museum :: 1880 Train :: Black Hills Steam Train
However, the Museum's proximity to the BHC depot, main line, and train
operations allow the best location for such a rail-related experience in
South Dakota

http://www.1880train.com/railroad-museum.html

Cosmic Railroad - Train Ride Lyrics
Download Cosmic Railroad - Train Ride Lyrics. Train Ride lyrics performed
by Cosmic Railroad.

http://www.sweetslyrics.com/866728.Cosmic%20Railroad%20-%20Train%20Ride.html

Model railroads will roll into Mauldin
Greenville News
Mauldin will play host to the third annual Mauldin Train Show over two
weekends this month. The nostalgic model trains draw parents, children and
retirees alike to the Mauldin Cultural Center to watch the pint-sized
locomotives whirl around tracks

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20110504/TRIBUNETIMES/305040017/1004/NEWS01/Model-railroads-will-roll-into-Mauldin

Safety awareness train travels through Moniteau County
California Democrat
Several city officials and others invited board the Union Pacific heritage
train on a rail safety tour in the area. The purpose of the program is
raise awareness of following safety precautions near trains, tracks and
railroad crossings.

http://www.californiademocrat.com/news/2011/may/04/safety-awareness-train-travels-through-moniteau-co/

ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Historic benches returned to Mattoon railroad depot
The Republic
The benches had been gone for nearly two years for refinishing and repairs,
forcing train passengers to find alternative seating while they waited for
Amtrak arrivals. "I think I sat on my luggage," said Daily with a laugh as
she pointed to a red bag

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/34dc88c7c636432bba1f0c4ca6554a9e/IL--Spotlight-Historic-Depot-Benches/


NASA traveling exhibit to visit Casey Jones Village in Jackson on ...
A little bit of Mission Control will have lift-off in Jackson, Tennessee
the weekend of May 14 and 15 as the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in
Houston,

http://www.ucmessenger.com/news.php?viewStory=55519

SPOTLIGHT: Historic benches return to Mattoon
Chicago Tribune
By HERB MEEKER Mattoon Journal-Gazette Barb Daily doesn't have to sit on
her luggage anymore in the Illinois Central Railroad Depot. The old wooden
benches are back in the passenger lobby, making the interior renovation
complete for the historic

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-spotlight-histori,0,177341.story

Profile: LI Model Railroad Engineers
Patch.com
Credit Krystle L. DiNicola
http://o5.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/resize/273x203/http://hss-prod
.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/d224c66d56de0227dfb5970a1f2e9e0c The Long
Island Model Railroad Engineers is a scale train club, established in 1976
to

http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/profile-li-model-railroad-engineers

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Celebrates National Train Day
The Chattanoogan
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum will be partnering with Norfolk Southern
to celebrate National Train Day on Saturday from 10 am- 5 pm and will
feature the Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car with interactive exhibits,
including a locomotive simulator on

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_200487.asp

Car collides with train
Grand Island Independent
The car traveled through a parking area, between a small building and a
railroad utility box and bounced across the south railroad tracks before
"tagging" an eastbound train on the north tracks, he said. Grand Island
Fire Department rescue personnel

http://www.theindependent.com/articles/2011/05/04/news/local/13308755.txt

Warriors sweep Corbett
Daily Astorian
WARRENTON - Corbett's Casey Jones belted a pair of home runs, but the
Warrenton Warriors countered with three homers of their own to highlight a
doubleheader sweep over the Cardinals Tuesday at Huddleston Field, 4-1 and
7-5.

http://www.dailyastorian.com/sports/local_sports/warriors-sweep-corbett/article_84ee3d9a-7684-11e0-b9db-001cc4c002e0.html

National Train Day approaching
East Texas Review
There will be a working model train display, Loblolly O-Gauge Model
Railroad, a childrens' railroad storytelling session by the Longview Public
Library, World of Wonder activities, equipment exhibits, Operation
Lifesaver demonstrations, US Flag display

http://www.easttexasreview.com/2011/05/national-train-day-approaching/

Statement on Portland & Western Railroad Derailment and Fire
Business Wire (press release)
(BUSINESS WIRE)--4:20 pm Pacific Time: At 12:43 pm Pacific Time today, a
59-car Portland & Western Railroad freight train en route from Linnton,
Oregon to Rainier, Oregon, derailed approximately 15 miles west of
Portland. The 59-car train was primarily

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110504007521/en/Statement-Portland-Western-Railroad-Derailment-Fire

Little River Railroad offers special train rides
Coldwater Daily Reporter
By Anonymous On Sunday, May 8, at 11 am and 2 pm, the Little River Railroad
will offer Mother's Day train rides, with trains departing from the
Coldwater train station, 29 W. Park Ave. Mothers ride free when accompanied
by their families.

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/business/x294379656/Little-River-Railroad-offers-special-train-rides

Police: Girls, 7 and 9, survive Orlando train crash mostly unscathed
Orlando Sentinel
Police said 41-year-old Andrew Sher was driving his 2010 Toyota Prius
westbound on Highland Avenue over the railroad tracks at Orange Avenue
about 8:35 pm, as a CSX train approached heading north. According to a
police report, Sher said he didn't

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-train-car-crash-orlando-father-at-20110504,0,5163611.story

Historic Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive opens renovated train ...
It's great to know that Pennsylvania Railroad trains live on somewhere
besides Monopoly games and model railroad sets. The railroad merged with
the New York

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/05/04/6586703-historic-pennsylvania-railroad-locomotive-opens-renovated-train-station

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5/3/2011

Officials probing death of Noel man struck by train
Joplin Globe
Authorities are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Noel man whose
body was found Monday lying along railroad tracks. According to a release
from the office of McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson, a resident who
was leaving home early Monday

http://www.joplinglobe.com/crime_and_courts/x1071584050/Officials-probing-death-of-Noel-man-struck-by-train

Finding the real Casey Jones JACKSON, Tenn. ndash; When Casey Jones crashed
his locomotive near Vaughn, Miss., on April 30, 1900, he vaulted into
American

http://www.mosttalkednews.com/finding-the-real-casey-jones

Pedestrian killed at Ohio rail crossing
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A pedestrian died after being hit by a train at a Norfolk Southern railroad
crossing Sunday night in Ohio. The Williams County Sheriff's Office
received a call from the railroad about a pedestrian being struck at 10:49
pm at a crossing at County Road

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20110503/LOCAL07/305039949/1043/LOCAL07

Free train rides for commuters
Stockton Record
National Train Day, which is actually Saturday, marks the 142nd anniversary
of the first transcontinental railroad. TRACY - Adaurie Dayak, a sophomore
at Kimball High School, took fourth place in the 11th District
Congressional Art Competition

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110503/A_NEWS05/105030324/-1/A_NEWS06

Rail Safety Week rolls into Metro
Times and Transcript
When you are on Via Rail passenger train travelling 160 km/h, you can't
stop.: The average train passing through Moncton's Via Rail station weighs
more than 5500 tonnes and takes approximately 2 km to come to a complete
halt.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/newstoday/article/1403050

ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Education on railroad safety includes ride on rails 
for ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
BENTON, Ill. — Passengers who boarded the Union Pacific Safety Express in
Benton Thursday got off the train with an increased appreciation for
railroad safety. "I have a close call every day at work. I can see people
speeding up to beat the train.

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/1f8c076d113b429a8338f231a917beae/IL--Spotlight-Train-Safety/

SPOTLIGHT: Safety Express ride raises awareness
Chicago Tribune
By BECKY MALKOVICH The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan Passengers who
boarded the Union Pacific Safety Express in Benton Thursday got off the
train with an increased appreciation for railroad safety. "I have a close
call every day at work.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-spotlight-trainsa,0,7849638.story

Pedestrian killed by train is ID'd
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A pedestrian who died after being hit by a train at a rural Norfolk
Southern railroad crossing Sunday night has been identified. The Williams
County Sheriff's Office said Randy J. Stoy, 56, of the 100 block of Emmett
Street in Bryan, Ohio,

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20110503/LOCAL07/110509878/1043/LOCAL07

Tweetsie Railroad Large Scale Electric Train
This Tweetsie Railroad train set comes complete with a 4-6-0 steam
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Vintage Toy Railroad Train Signs Industrial by birdie1 on Etsy
Pair of old antique metal Railroad Crossing light and flags were once part
of a childs play adventure. Circa 1930s-40s. Now, the adventure is all
yours!

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Saginaw Railway Museum hosting open house for National Train Day
MLive.com
SAGINAW — The Saginaw Railroad Museum is recognizing National Train Day
with an open house on Saturday. From 1 pm to 4 pm, attendees can view a
slide show of mid-Michigan railroading from the 1950s to the 1980s at the
museum, 900 Maple in Saginaw.

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/05/saginaw_railway_museum_hosting.html

Activities planned Saturday for National Train Day
Louisville Courier-Journal
A series of activities centered at the Transit Authority of River City's
Union Station headquarters is planned Saturday in celebration of National
Train Day. The Kentucky Indiana Rail Advocates in cooperation with Amtrak
and TARC will conduct tours of

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110503/DERBYFUN03/305030085/Activities-planned-Saturday-National-Train-Day?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CHome


Train kills man in Clayton
News & Observer
According to Johnston County 911 dispatchers, a Norfolk Southern train
struck a man walking along railroad tracks across from Food Lion on US 70
Business. The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at
the scene, dispatchers said.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/03/1172353/train-kills-man-in-clayton.html

Train kills man near NC 42 East
Clayton News Star
Clayton police are investigating the death of a Dudley man who was killed
this morning by a train near the railroad crossing at NC 42 East. Clayton
Police Chief Glen Allen said that two coupled Norfolk-Southern locomotives
were traveling east on the

http://claytonnews-star.com/train-kills-man-near-nc-east-p1894-106.htm

Brunswick train depot proposed
Times Record
By Beth Brogan and Darcie Moore, Times Record Staff BRUNSWICK — A
proposed 40000-square-foot train layover and maintenance facility along
railroad tracks between Church Road and Stanwood Street has residents of
abutting neighborhoods concerned about

http://www.timesrecord.com/articles/2011/05/03/news/doc4dc03503ac56a961881112.txt

Moms ride free at Northwest Railway Museum on holiday weekend
PNW Local News
The Northwest Railway Museum invites mothers to enjoy a free ride aboard an
antique train, when accompanied by a paying child—of any age—during
Mother's Day weekend, May 7 and 8. Passengers may board in Snoqualmie or
North Bend.

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_king/svr/entertainment/121185974.html

Truckee Donner Railroad Society 's Railroad Museum to celebrate anniversary 
May 7
Sierra Sun
TRUCKEE — On National Train Day 2010, The Truckee Donner Railroad Society
opened the Truckee Railroad Museum. It has become a popular attraction for
Downtown Truckee. More than 6000 visitors, including locals and tourists
from around the world,

http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20110503/COMMUNITY/110509962/1066&ParentProfile=1051

Williams, Ariz., National Train Day also has planes, cars
Arizona Republic
Williams will celebrate its railroad heritage Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8,
with Trains, Planes and Automobiles, a National Train Day celebration
featuring a fly-in at the Williams airport. Local train enthusiasts will
have exhibits, and Grand Canyon

http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/2011/05/03/20110503williams-arizona-national-train-day.html

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5/2/2011

Kansas City Northern Railroad opens
Kansas City Star
Buy this image The Kansas City Northern Railroad opened for the season on
Sunday, May 1, 2001, next to the Line Creek Community Center, 5940 NW
Waukomis Drive. Engineer Mitch Houk was at the controls as the train
carried adults and children around the

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/05/01/2841321/kansas-city-northern-railroad.html

Cream of the crop
Belfast Telegraph
Clapton stayed for eight months until he and McGuinness left to join Casey
Jones And The Engineers. This brief sojourn ended in 1963 when Clapton was
sought out by the Yardbirds, an aspiring R&B band, who needed a replacement
for their guitarist Tony

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/cream-of-the-crop-15149934.html

Trackman killed by train remembered: Sadness returns with each train's whoosh
New York Daily News
Making his rounds one night, Samuelsen came across Boggs picking up
railroad ties, holding them over his head and throwing them onto a work
train like toy blocks. "He said, 'The quicker I get these on the train, the
quicker the job is done,'" Samuelsen

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/05/02/2011-05-02_death_rode_an_express_sadness_returns_with_each_trains_whoosh.html

Mother of Confusion: Celebrate National Train Day with live events, shows ...
Kansas City Star
By GENEVIEVE HINSON All aboard, it's almost time to celebrate National
Train Day on May 7. If you haven't heard of it before, that's because it's
fairly new. Amtrak started the holiday in 2008 to bring attention to the
advantages of traveling by rail

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/05/02/2841788/mother-of-confusion-celebrate.html

South Bend train accident
South Bend Tribune
The station, which served Grand Trunk Western Railroad as well as New York
Central Railroad, opened in 1929. The last train left the station in 1971
when operations moved from that building. The picture recently was donated
to the Center for History by

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-south-bend-train-accident-20110502,0,7525253.story

Metra to Relocate Libertyville Train Platform West
Patch.com
That's when Metra will begin relocating, rehabilitating and extending its
long-planned station platform, moving it further west of the Libertyville
train station to enhance safety by clearing trains from Milwaukee Avenue
railroad gates that have

http://libertyville.patch.com/articles/metra-to-relocate-libertyville-train-platform-west

China Slows Trains on Safety Concerns
Gas 2.0
With 56000 miles of passenger rail and nearly 3 million employees, China is
home to the world's largest train network. The Chinese train system is not
just for transportation between China's spread out communities, the immense
rail system also serves a

http://gas2.org/2011/05/02/china-slows-trains-on-safety-concerns/

Derailed train spills about 1000 gallons of high-fructose corn syrup in ...
WDAY
(WDAY TV) - Railroad workers had sticky mess to clean up in Breckenridge
after a train derailed spilling about 1-thousand gallons of high-fructose
corn syrup. Breckenridge, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Railroad workers had sticky
mess to clean up in Breckenridge

http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/46392/group/homepage/

SMART delay fails to halt Healdsburg train station plans
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The new parking is intended to transform the historic train station on
Harmon Street into the town's main transit center to accommodate carpools,
buses and the future commuter rail service.You can reach Staff Writer Clark
Mason at 521-5214 or

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110502/NEWS/105021004/1350?Title=SMART-delay-fails-to-halt-Healdsburg-train-station-plans

Promoting railroad crossing safety in Mexico, Missouri
Mexico Ledger
On Friday, MoDOT workers and Mexico Public Safety officers were posted at
the Kansas City Southern railroad crossings on Morris Street, distributing
rail safety tips and key rings. The department also sponsored a Train Your
Brain contest on its website

http://www.mexicoledger.com/features/x294376117/Promoting-railroad-crossing-safety-in-Mexico-Missouri

Pedestrian hit by train in Ohio
WANE
BRYAN, OHIO (WANE) - Williams County police said a pedestrian died after
being hit by a train in Bryan, Ohio Sunday night. According to the Williams
County Sheriff's Department, around 10:50 pm, Norfolk & Southern Railroad
called police to report a

http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/national/midwest/pedestrian-hit-by-train

This Is Train Is Bound For Glory | Railroad Revival Tour
By Railroad Revival Tour
Here's an inside look at what our lives were like on the Railroad Revival
train, which carried over 120 people from Oakland to New Orleans. The train
was 1328 feet long and made up of 14 antique cars and 2 locomotives,
including sleeper

http://railroadrevivaltour.com/posts/this-is-train-is-bound-for-glory/

The Viaduct in the Room
Patch.com
Train travel at 125mph is typical around the world, but it's relatively
uncommon to have road-train crossings because of the inherent danger of
mixing cars, people and fast trains. The Federal Railroad Administration
allows grade crossings on tracks

http://mountainview.patch.com/articles/the-viaduct-in-the-room

Former train cleaner: MARC riders were slobs
Baltimore Sun (blog)
As a railroad historian, I can suggest that this is a syndrome somewhat
common to commuter operations, particularly those operated by government
agencies as opposed to private companies (PRR, B&O, etc.). It appears that
along with government ownership

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/traffic/2011/05/former_train_cleaner_marc_ride.html

National Train Day May 7th, 2011
Santa Barbara Independent
This year National Train Day marks 141 years of connecting travelers coast
to coast and commemorates the day the first transcontinental railroad was
created. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the “Golden
Spike” was driven into the final tie

http://www.independent.com/news/2011/may/02/national-train-day-may-7th-2011/

KOAM TV 7 Joplin and PittsburgBody found on railroad tracks in McDonald 
County ...
KOAM-TV
Deputies from the McDonald County Sheriff's Office, along with the Missouri
Highway Patrol and officials from KCS Railroad investigated the death. It
appears that the subject had been struck by a southbound train. The
incident was not noticed by or

http://www.koamtv.com/story/14557150/body-found-on-ralroud-tracks-in-mcdonald-county-mo

Dalton council to accept train car
The Daily Citizen
Just in time for National Train Day on Saturday, the city of Dalton is set
to acquire a piece of railroad history. The City Council is scheduled to
vote tonight on whether to accept the donation of “The Crescent City”
railroad passenger car by Jonathan

http://daltondailycitizen.com/local/x833654936/Dalton-council-to-accept-train-car

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Happy Beltaine and May Day..

5/1/2011 8:20:00 PM

Happy Beltaine to all the good witches and Pagans out there..
But.. YAY! they finally announced the Wicked Witch of Tora Bora is Dead! ...

Source: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead

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The evolution of Amtrak, 1971-2011
Greater Greater Washington
Virtually every passenger train carried presorted mail under contract with
the USPO. The railroads also operated Railway Post Offices (RPO). Some of
the RPO cars ran in regularly scheduled trains, others ran in stand alone
trains.

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/10282/the-evolution-of-amtrak-1971-2011/

Corn syrup spills when railroad cars derail near Breckenridge
In-Forum
Railroad workers spent this morning cleaning up a sticky situation after a
train derailed, spilling about 1000 gallons of high-fructose corn syrup.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – Railroad workers spent this morning cleaning up a
sticky situation after a train

http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/318147/group/homepage/

As Amtrak celebrates 40th birthday, Missouri's rail service has got back on track
St. Louis Beacon
On one occasion the train's on-time record dipped to 55 percent. "Our
on-time performance was atrocious," said Lisa Lamons, railroad operations
manager with the Missouri Department of Transportation's Multimodal
Operations Division.

http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/96-Development/109977-amtrak-celebrates-40th-birthday-

Eddie's Rail Fan Page: Grand Trunk Western train crossing West ...
Being a camera carrying "Train Spo... One North American railroad that I
co... The Chicago Botanic Garden. Glencoe Illinois USA. ...

http://eddiesrailroad.blogspot.com/2011/04/grand-trunk-western-train-crossing-west.html

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5/1/2011 4:17:00 PM

YouTube - PUBLIC DOMAIN - Casey Jones - Murray & Cho.
CONTENT IS PUBLIC DOMAIN. Edison Blue Amberol #1550, "Casey Jones", sung by
Billy Murray and chorus (released December 1912). Played on an Edison
Amberola

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Casey Jones Day 4/30/11 | jacksonsun.com | Jackson IN-Focus ...
Jackson Tennessee News - jacksonsun.com is the home page of Jackson
Tennessee with in depth and updated Jackson local news. Stay informed with
both Jackson

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Yesterday in history..

30 April Casey Jones N.Y. World's Fair Opens AARP Formed Nixon's ...
It's Saturday, April 30, the 120th day of 2011. There are 245 days left
in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 30, 1911, a fire
broke ...

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Local travel by rail?
Online Athens
Light rail in Athens could also help spur the Brain Train, said Gordon
Kenna, executive director of Georgians for Passenger Rail. If Macon and
Atlanta are linked by rail and a train runs through Athens, it will become
logical to link the two, he said.

http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/050111/new_822650615.shtml

All aboard for fun and safety
Toledo Blade
BY CARL RYAN A display set up by the Swanton Model Railroad Club is a big
draw at the Amtrak station near downtown Toledo for National Train Day. An
Amtrak passenger train was available for tours. THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Enlarge | Photo Reprints

http://toledoblade.com/local/2011/05/01/All-aboard-for-fun-and-safety-2.html

Gainesvillians pushed hard for rail route
Gainesville Times
When the Air Line railroad began construction just after the Civil War,
Gainesville had fewer than 500 residents, and no houses had been built in
12 years. The first train reached Gainesville in June 1870, bringing a
bunch of Knights Templar who were

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/101/article/49787/

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Model train show returns to Mauldin in May
Greenville News
... including the Clinchfield Railroad, Norfolk and Southern, CSX and
Greenville and Northern railroad cars and scenery that would be found in
the Piedmont region, he said. The show will also have more modern elements
like a Thomas the Train,

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20110501/NEWS/305010111/Model-train-show-returns-to-Mauldin-in-May

At its heart, this is still a rail town
TheNewsTribune.com
In Tacoma, it's been Train Day every day for most of its history – and
likely will be in its history still to come. Bill Virgin is editor and
publisher of Washington Manufacturing Alert and Pacific Northwest Rail
News.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/05/01/1647837/news-brief-01virgins.html

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Mothers Day Lunch Train - Seaside, Oregon
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Mothers Day Lunch Train - Oregon Coast
Vacations, Seaside Oregon, Gearhart Oregon, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Hotels,
Motels

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Eel River rail line tough to build, and tough to kill
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The rail line through the Eel River Canyon hasn't carried a train for 13
years. By GAYE LeBARON “Oh, we'll all go out to meet her when she
comes...We'll be shoutin' 'Hallelujah!' when she comes.” Or, perhaps, the
variation on the old campfire chestnut

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110430/ARTICLES/110439960?Title=Eel-River-rail-line-tough-to-build-and-tough-to-kill

Milwaukee Boy Loses Lower Part of Leg in Train Accident
WTAQ
(WTAQ) - Milwaukee police say they believe the operator of a slow-moving
train never knew about an accident that severely injured an 11 year old
boy. Police say two children were playing on the railroad tracks Saturday
afternoon when they saw the train

http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2011/may/01/milwaukee-boy-loses-lower-part-leg-train-accident/

Man fatally struck by train
San Antonio Express
... Road around 1:30 am Sunday, when he was hit by the train, according to
San Antonio police and the Bexar County medical examiner's office. It was
not immediately known why the man was on the railroad tracks near Union
Pacific's South San Antonio yard.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Man-fatally-struck-by-train-1360675.php

Springirth: Rail transportation rebounds
GoErie.com
By KEN SPRINGIRTH National Train Day on Saturday marks the 40th anniversary
of Amtrak, which began operating most of the nation's railroad passenger
service on May 1, 1971. It also marks the 160th anniversary of the ground
breaking for the Sunbury and

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110501/OPINION08/305019984/-1/OPINION05

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