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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Railroad tracks being raised along Davenport, Iowa riverfront

By Barb Ickes, Quad City Times; April 2, 2019 Stretches of railroad tracks near the Davenport riverfront are being raised…

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Illinois: Will the project to bring passenger rail service in the Quad-Cities ever be on track?

By Sarah Ritter, Quad-City Times; March 15, 2019 The decades-long effort to bring passenger rail service from Chicago to the…

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Amtrak wants to bring passenger rail back to Rockford, Illinois

By Kristin Crowley, Evening News Anchor, WREX 13 NBC; January 15, 2019 ROCKFORD (WREX) – Amtrak wants to bring passenger…

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Amtrak ridership in Iowa falls, but advocates still hope for Des Moines passenger train

By William Petroski, Des Moines Register; November 23, 2018 Amtrak ridership in Iowa is on a downward skid at the same time…

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Reinstate passenger rail service referendum to appear on some Illinois Election Day Ballots

By Ethan Rosuck, WIFR CBS 23 News; November 2, 2018 ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) — The topic of bringing back passenger…

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Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations

By Mitch Smith, Photographs By Emily Najera, The New York Times; September 29, 2018 GARY, Ind. — Back when work…

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Iowa Interstate names Parsons president, CEO

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 24, 2018 Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. has promoted Joe Parsons to president and chief executive…

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Authorities say no one hurt after Union Pacific train derails into northwest Iowa river

By Austin Cannon, Des Moines Register; September 23, 2018 Authorities responded to another train derailment in a small northwest Iowa…

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Illinois: No Date Yet for Amtrak Service to the Quad Cities

By Herb Trix, WVIK NPR; July 25, 2018 “Be patient.” That was the message Wednesday from the Illinois Department of…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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Seven cars removed after Iowa train derailment, oil spill; cleanup and railroad repair to follow

By Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register; June 24, 2018 As of Sunday, crews have removed at least seven of the…

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Amtrak closes Fort Madison, Iowa station ticket window

By Julia Mericle, The Hawk Eye; May 30, 2018 FORT MADISON — Amtrak has shuttered its ticket window and eliminated…

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Eastern Iowa: Study shows commuter train from Iowa City to North Liberty is feasibly possible

By Jordee Kalk, KCRG TV 9; May 2, 2018 IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — A new study shows a commuter…

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Iowa: Dubuque asking state to make passenger rail from Chicago a priority in 2018

By Allison Wong, KCRG-TV9; November 21, 2017 DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Dubuque is pushing for a passenger rail service that…

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Fort Madison, Iowa moves ahead with Amtrak depot project

By Julia Mericle, The Hawk Eye; November 7, 2017 FORT MADISON — The Fort Madison City Council on Monday approved…

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Wind Rides on the Back of Union Pacific Trains

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; September 29, 2017: Drive down an interstate in Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, California or…

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