Two grizzly cubs killed on BNSF railroad tracks

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; October 16, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Two grizzly bear cubs were found dead on…

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India: Alert team averts train-elephant collision on killer Bengal tracks

By Sandeep Borah, East Mojo; October 16, 2019 Guwahati: Averting yet another major train-elephant collision incident, railway officials from the…

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Mexico: Public-private partnership eyed for high-speed Querétaro train

From Mexico Daily News; October 16, 2019 The high-speed passenger rail line between Mexico City and Querétaro, suspended four years…

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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority inspector general says four Long Island Rail Road workers padded overtime

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 16, 2019 Four Long Island Rail Road workers who ranked among the highest earners in…

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Vermont: Middlebury, Vergennes prepare for passenger rail

By John Flowers, Addison County Independent; October 17, 2019 MIDDLEBURY — The chief of Vermont’s rail and aviation division said…

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New Jersey Transit graduates 7 new engineers in attempt to improve rail service

From News 12 New Jersey; October 16, 2019 Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Transit officials welcomed seven new train…

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Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

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Hitachi Rail unveils concepts for ‘train station of future’

From Railway Technology; October 16, 2019 Rolling stock manufacturer Hitachi Rail has published concepts for ‘train stations of the future’,…

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Austrian Federal Railways’ Nightjet passenger traffic up 10%, says ÖBB’s CEO

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 15, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) CEO, Mr Andreas Matthä, says Nightjet overnight…

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Scenic train ride operator says it’s shutting down in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

By Kurt Bresswein For lehighvalleylive.com; October 16, 2019 Diesel and coal smoke wafted skyward as train whistles sounded and hordes…

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Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; October 16, 2019 If you haven’t traveled by train in a while, Amtrak is summoning…

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It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

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Illinois: Illini and Saluki Amtrak routes among worst-performing in U.S., report says

By MARY WISNIEWSKI Chicago Tribune, Journal Gazette and Times-Courier; October 17, 2019 CHICAGO — Amtrak’s Illini and Saluki trains have…

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VIA Rail Canada: Over 100,000 Passengers for Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 17, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday October 10 to Tuesday October 15, 2019 VIA Rail…

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Although revenue fell, CSX earnings grew slightly in Q3

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 17, 2019 Despite CSX Corp.’s revenue falling 5 percent in the third…

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Surface Transportation Board’s Cost of Capital Dilemma

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 15, 2019 NEWS ITEM: The Surface Transportation Board (STB) proposes…

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Opinion by Ty Dragoo: Railroads owe American taxpayers, not Wall Street

By Ty Dragoo, Special to GateHouse Kansas, Leavenworth Times; October 15, 2019 America’s railroads are going through a round of…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Study Train Service on Freight Line Key to ‘Triboro’ Rail Idea

By Dan Rivoli, Spectrum News NY 1; October 15, 2019 It’s been 95 years since passenger trains rumbled down the…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Valley Link timetable pushed out by three more years

By Jeremy Walsh, Pleasanton Weekly; October 14, 2019 The Valley Link commuter light rail system aiming to directly connect BART…

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Good Samaritan disarms man ‘walking around robbing people’ on Chicago train

By Tribune Media, FOX 2 Now St. Louis; October 15, 2019 CHICAGO — A good Samaritan said he jumped into…

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Enfield, Connecticut council designates $670,000 for train platform for CTrail Hartford Line

ENFIELD — The Town Council unanimously voted on Oct. 7 to transfer $670,000 from the general fund into a separate…

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Virgin Trains USAs’ Las Vegas to Los Angeles line on track for 2023 opening

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 15, 2019 After years of chatter, Virgin Trains USA appears ready to bring…

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South Florida: Multi-million deal would run Virgin Trains into Port of Miami

By Jesse Scheckner; Miami Today; October 15, 2019 Less than a week after they OK’d spending up to $76.7 million…

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Savarino’s vision for hulking DL&W terminal in Buffalo, New York: a Canalside public market

By Robert J. McCarthy, The Buffalo News; October 14, 2019 Maybe it’s because Samuel J. Savarino can view the hulking…

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Winchester & Western Railroad sold for $105 million

By JOSH JANNEY, The Winchester Star; October 14, 2019 WINCHESTER — Affiliates from Denver-based OmniTRAX Inc. and the Broe Group…

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