The Daily CSX: Waycross, Georgia Looks for Answers in Childhood Cancer Outbreak

From The Daily Hornet; November 6, 2017 Waycross, Georgia is a town of about 15,000 people that sits on top…

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Massachusetts: Springfield’s Union Station getting busy with fast food, rental car service and more open for business

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; November 3, 2017 SPRINGFIELD — Dietz & Co. Architects is doing business in 8,000 square feet…

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Ontario: Northeast railroader looks to stay on track

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; November 3, 2017 A northeastern Ontario rail carrier, faced with onerous track maintenance costs,…

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Northern Manitobans feel the bite as rail company OmniTRAX cuts service, charges new fees

By Sean Kavanagh, CBC News, November 5, 2017 Omnitrax is raising fees, cutting service and moving equipment out of Manitoba, prompting…

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Sunset Limited stranded for hours after swing bridge breaks in Louisiana

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; November 5, 2017 WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — Officials say a passenger train carrying…

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The Daily CSX: CSX plans for a major rail hub in Rocky Mount, North Carolina are now in doubt

By Craig Jarvis, The News & Observer; November 3, 2017 A major rail transportation center planned for Rocky Mount is…

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The Daily CSX: Another tunnel, another time

Written by Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 6, 2017 As I stated in my blog about…

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Boston: Boy’s Quick Thinking Saves Commuter Rail Train From Potential Disaster

By Bill Shields, CBS Boston 4 WBZ; November 3, 2017 HAVERHILL (CBS) – An 11-year old boy saw a tree…

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UK: Train passengers anger on nightmare seven-hour journey from Hull to London

By Jenna Thompson, Hull Daily Mail; November 6, 2017 Train passengers have spoken of their anger after a “nightmare” seven-hour…

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The Daily CSX: In new rail facility, McKees Rocks and CSX both see chance for more business

By Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 6, 2017 Three cranes — $2.5 million each — towered overhead, ready to lift…

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Colorado: Plans to expand Southwest Chief train route are proceeding

By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain; November 2, 2017 The Front Range Rail Commission — a group working to…

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Boston: MBTA highlights $101M invested in winter resiliency efforts

Written by Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, RT&S Magazine; November 3, 2017 The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is highlighting the $101…

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Canadian Pacific Rail train crews reject contract extension

By Eric Atkins, Railway Industry Reporter, The Globe and Mail; November 2, 2017 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train crews voted…

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Colorado: ‘Roads are not enough:’ Commission exploring Front Range passenger train service preps lawmakers on their pitch

Members of a commission exploring the viability of passenger train service across the Front Range briefed lawmakers Thursday on their…

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The ghost trains of northern England that refuse to die

By Godfrey Holmes, Independent; November 1, 2017 Some folk arrive at a railway station crestfallen to find their train’s been…

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Boston: A commuter rail rider was arrested after a ticket check — but he had a valid pass

By Adam Vaccaro, Boston Globe; November 1, 2017 The MBTA’s new push to check tickets on commuter rail platforms has…

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TSA Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

By Leslie Josephs, CNBC; November 2, 2017 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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The Daily CSX: Maryland congressional delegation wants CSX to explain Howard Street Tunnel decision

By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun; November 2, 2017 Maryland’s congressional delegation wants CSX Transportation CEO Hunter Harrison to explain…

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New Zealand commits $NZ 800m to two rail projects

Written by Richard Worrall, International Railway Journal; October 27, 2017 THE newly-elected Labour-New Zealand First coalition government has announced a…

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Illinois bids again for feds’ help in easing a national rail headache

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; November 2, 2017 Hoping that the third time is the charm, state and local…

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Extra Amtrak Trains Scheduled in Northeast for Thanksgiving Travel

A press release from Amtrak; October 30, 2017: WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year,…

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General Electric Company May Spin-Off Transportation Division

By Joe Cornell, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; November 1, 2017 On October 26, 2017, media reports indicated that General Electric Company…

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How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

By ROBERT SIMONSON, The New York Times; November 1, 2017 Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God!…

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Iowa Pacific in New York State: A Legal Case Against Storing Tank Cars In Adirondacks

By Phil Brown, Adirondack Explorer; October 31, 2017 Governor Andrew Cuomo is opposed to storing empty tank-cars on tracks in…

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Memphis, Tennessee: All aboard Central Station Hotel where everybody’s doing the Locomotion

By Joe Birch, WMC Action News 5 NBC; November 1, 2017 MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – “If you think about Memphis,…

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