128 years after horrific wreck, North Carolinians say the ‘ghost train’ still runs

By Hayley Fowler, The Charlotte Observer; August 28, 2019 A passenger train in North Carolina said to be making up…

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What hath God wrought

From The Photo News; August 8, 2019 What hath God wrought Monroe Town Historian James Nelson provided the following excerpt…

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Behind the scenes and into the past at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; July 12, 2019 Philadelphia’s train station, recently renamed the William H. Gray III 30th…

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Michigan Central and the rebirth of Detroit

By Jonathan Marcus, BBC News; July 10, 2019 Rick Novasky has never forgotten the day back in the 1980s when…

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Maine: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad had decades-long history throughout The County

By Melissa Lizotte, The County; July 2, 2019 FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Before the days when tractor trailer trucks and…

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India: A nation’s history, on track

A Book Review By Gaurav Kanthwal, The Tribune; July 2, 2019 What is the Hindi word for a train? Loh-path-gamini…

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Canada: Combat boots make trip to mark 75th anniversary

By Meghan Balogh, The Kingston Whig Standard; May 20, 2019 A pair of black combat boots were placed on a…

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Union Pacific: Golden at 150

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; May 8, 2019 COVER STORY, MAY 2019 – Railway Age antecedent American…

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From ‘Blade Runner’ to Amtrak, Los Angeles’ Union Station turns 80, boasting a ton of history and scores of film shoots

From Los Angeles Daily News; May 4, 2019 If you’ve ever been to Union Station, you can almost sense the…

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Two historic paintings related to the Golden Spike will go on display in Helper, Utah. They almost were tossed out with the trash.

By Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune; May 2, 2019 Rick Harper is happy to retell how, while he…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad anniversary celebrations and history in Council Bluffs, Iowa

By Ashley English, Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Nonpareil; April 28, 2019 This year marks the 150th…

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History Abounds Inside and Outside New Orleans’ Union Passenger Terminal

By Matt Haines, Very Local New Orleans; April 25, 2019 It’s likely most New Orleanians know the Union Passenger Terminal…

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Sacramento, California to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, Sacramento Press; April 3, 2019 This year, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud…

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Bureau of Land Management to guide public on tour of original Promontory section of Transcontinental Railroad

By MITCH SHAW, Standard-Examiner; April 4, 2019 PROMONTORY — The remnants of original 90-mile Promontory Branch of the Transcontinental Railroad…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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Who besides the Chinese and Irish built the transcontinental railroad? Latter-day Saints — lots of them.

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; April 2, 2019 Utah is about to throw a big celebration for the…

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In New England, 100 years of Berkshires’ railroading: What will the next century bring?

By Jack Trowill, The Berkshire Edge; March 25, 2019 In 1919, the Hoosac Tunnel had been open for over 40…

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British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Corridor: A railway runs through it

By Rick Crosby, Pique Newsmagazine; The Squamish Chief; March 24, 2019 The air at the railway portal at Mile 10.58…

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Utah Governor Herbert officially declares 2019 as the ‘Year of the Train’

By MITCH SHAW Standard-Examiner; February 2, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — 2019 is officially train time in Utah. With a…

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The centennial of the transcontinental railroad all but excluded the Chinese workers who helped build it. As Utah marks the 150th anniversary, their stories are being told.

By Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune; February 3, 2019 They’re extraordinary pieces of history — three gleaming ceremonial…

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How the Washington & Old Dominion railroad created Northern Virginia’s suburbs

By Gregg Otten, Guest Contributor, Greater Greater Washington; October 3, 2018 Today, the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) is a…

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How did we get here? A look back at Seattle’s Center City Connector and streetcar history

By Michelle Baruchman, Traffic Lab Engagement Editor, Seattle Times; September 7, 2018 The First Avenue streetcar line would link the…

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Railroads built West Virginia, and still play a vital role

By James E. Casto, Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail West Virginia; August 23, 2018 The railroads serving West Virginia played an enormously…

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Railroad History: Why Downtown’s Streets Are Skewed

By CHARLIE CANTRELL, Editor at Large, GTR Newspapers; November 8, 2017 Ever notice how all those downtown streets encapsulated in…

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