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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Europe, Austria: ÖBB to order more Nightjet trains

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; August 11, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has been granted permission by the Austrian…

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U.S., North Carolina – Raleigh’s lost train roundhouse: Century-old footprint from steam-era hidden in downtown

By Heather Leah, Multiplatform Producer, WRAL; July 22, 2020 Raleigh, N.C. — Downtown Raleigh harbors many secrets and hidden relics…

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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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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.: Applying the ‘Old-School Philosophy’ of ‘Free Outages’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 7, 2020 Soon after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., a…

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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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U.S., California – Eduardo Moreno: California Man Tried to Crash Train Into USNS Mercy, Feds Say

By Tom Cleary, heavy.com; April 2, 2020 Eduardo Moreno is a California man and train engineer at the Port of…

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U.S., Virginia: Norfolk Southern to cut operations in Roanoke

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; February 18, 2020 Norfolk Southern will close its historic locomotive shop on Campbell Avenue…

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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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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 your Chicago commute could get faster: Metra looks to buy new locomotives, rail cars with state capital money

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; October 8, 2019 Metra expects to spend close to $2.6 billion in the next five…

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Surface Transportation Board Takes ‘Bye’ on Fuel Surcharge Case

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 3, 2019 Imagine Surface Transportation Board (STB) members…

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Massachusetts considers leasing electric locomotives from Amtrak

By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth; August 27, 2019 MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND might lease electric locomotives to provide quicker, cleaner service…

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Rising fuel costs drive railroads to hone idle reduction and energy management practices

By Vesna Brajkovic, Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2019 With fuel expenses for all Class I railroads steadily increasing…

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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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Transport Canada proposes regs for locomotive video, voice recorders

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 28, 2019 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau last week unveiled voice and video recorder regulations…

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Japan Begins Testing Electric, 249-MPH Bullet Train Named ‘ALFA-X’

By James Gilboy, The Drive; May 15, 2019 The East Japan Railway Company (EJRC) is testing a new high-speed “shinkansen,”…

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Union Pacific to celebrate 150th Anniversary of transcontinental railroad

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; May 1, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Union Pacific says that two of their historic…

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