U.S., From Santa Fe to Amtrak History: Texas Chief, Part One; Santa Fe All The Way To The Gulf Of Mexico. Why Was It So Easily Overlooked?

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; May 3, 2021 Most people think of Santa Fe as a western transcontinental railroad…

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U.S., Canada: Why There Is A Bright Future For Passenger Trains In North America

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 16, 2021 In the third decade of the 21st Century there…

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U.S., Passenger Train History from 1830 to Amtrak: An Incomplete List of Things Not Found Today on Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 8, 2021 The first passenger trains in the United States took…

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U.S.: One Size of Passenger Trains Does Not Fit All

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 25, 2021 Just about everyone (because there is always someone with…

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U.S., C&NW History: Two Brutes, Resting in Chicago Side by Side

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 21, 2021 It’s a cold, snowy winter’s day in Chicago in…

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U.S., Lehigh Valley History: 1953 Menu With Lamb Chops, Omelettes and Sardines, Washed Down With Knickerbocker Beer

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 29, 2020 The Lehigh Valley Railroad, dating to its earliest times…

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U.S.: BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 27, 2020 BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes…

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U.S., Utah: Why a $600 million herd of iron horses has been put out to pasture in Salt Lake City

By John Hollenhorst, Deseret News; April 26, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — If a railroad locomotive is an iron horse,…

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Asia, India: Keeping idle trains fit and ready for operations is daunting

By Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN, The Times of India; April 24, 2020 NAGPUR: With 13,500 trains across Indian Railways standstill .. Click…

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U.S.: Norfolk Southern sheds hundreds of locomotives

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; April 16, 2020 Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has shed approximately 300 locomotives and intends to…

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U.S.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway launching daily tribute to COVID-19 emergency workers

By Bryan Passifume, Toronto Sun; April 3, 2020 As part of the global movement to pay tribute to emergency workers…

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Europe: Do hydrogen and battery trains mean the end for diesel traction?

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; April 2, 2020 BADEN-Württemberg is the latest German state to join a revolution underway…

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Commemorative locomotives transported undercover into Canada for big reveal

By Helen Pike, CBC News; November 11, 2019 Five locomotives transported across the U.S. border into Canada, wrapped and hidden,…

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Union Pacific 4141 Locomotive To Be Permanently Displayed At Bush Library

By Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications, Texas A&M Today; November 9, 2019 The funeral train…

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Commentary: Taking ‘forever’ to assess safety impacts of liquified natural gas by rail?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; November, 5, 2019 Safety is important.  Yet, we can do safety research and development a…

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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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Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

By Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, June 13, 2019 Americans like things big. Big like Texas, big like the rolling Mississippi,…

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How driving a train became one of Canada’s Best Jobs

By Mariyam Khaja, Canadian Business; June 11, 2019 While working in the office of an insurance company back in 2007,…

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Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time…

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