The Romance of the Rail in West Texas

By Sterry Butcher, Texas Monthly; March 2019 It began this summer, when we slept with our windows open. The first…

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Province of Alberta scales back crude-by-rail plan, will lease 4,400 cars

By Dustin Cook, Edmonton Journal; February 19, 2019 The Alberta government will lease 4,400 rail cars to move oil out…

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Commuter Rail: Tri-Rail is on track to serve downtown Miami

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; February 19, 2019 Tri-Rail trains are on schedule to arrive in downtown Miami by the…

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Virgin Trains USA might roll into PortMiami to serve cruise passengers directly from a train

Editor’s Note: When Henry Flagler extended his railroad from the small town of Miami in South Florida to Key West,…

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Amtrak’s plan to boost ridership could hurt long-distance routes, report says

By Amelia Lucas, CNBC; February 20, 2019 Amtrak is planning to boost its ridership by revamping its national network of…

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Hoosier State route fans hold out hope as Amtrak line cut from Indiana budget plan

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; February 19, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The future of Amtrak’s Hoosier State line,…

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Asheville, North Carolina passenger rail connection, after 43 years, now has chance at funding

By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times; February 19, 2019 ASHEVILLE – This city’s last official passenger rail service left with a…

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Despite losses, Virgin Trains USA/Brightline says it’s full speed ahead in South Florida

By Wanda Moore, WPTV NBC 5; February 19, 2019 Full speed ahead. That’s what Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, is…

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Federal Railroad Administration pulls funding plug on California High Speed Rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 19, 2019 For all intents and purposes, California’s high-speed rail project…

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After high-speed rail demise in California: Downtown San Francisco to Downtown LA trains?

An Opinion By Stanford M. Horn, San Francisco Examiner; February 20, 2019 The U. S. Census counted 10 million Californians…

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