U.S.: North Carolina gets federal grant to buy corridor for Raleigh-Richmond high-speed rail

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; September 18, 2020 RALEIGH The effort to establish high-speed passenger rail service between…

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U.S.: North Carolina DOT to resume Piedmont passenger-rail service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 6, 2020 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on Aug. 10 will resume the…

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U.S., North Carolina: NCDOT bought part of a Ringling Bros. circus train and now isn’t sure what to do with it

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; February 26, 2020 NASH COUNTY When the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey…

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U.S.: North Carolina Department Of Transportation recaps 2019 rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 18, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has created a video to highlight…

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Federal grant to be used for new coaches for North Carolina passenger trains

From Staff Reports, Independent Tribune; August 23, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation received a nearly $77 million grant…

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Pedestrian tunnel now possibility at Salisbury, North Carolina train station

By Liz Moomey, Salisbury Post; June 20, 2019 SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution that…

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North Carolina: A North Raleigh rail line could one day host commuter trains

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; May 30, 2019 RALEIGH The Wake Transit Plan that voters endorsed when they…

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North Carolina: Hillsborough Exploring Options Regarding Amtrak Station

By Kelly Fahey, The Hill, 97.9, WCHL; February 8, 2019 Hillsborough’s Amtrak station has officially been assigned funding by the…

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California: Rail Propulsion Systems supplies BATS to North Carolina DOT, appoints Paul Dyson Marketing & Sales director

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded…

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Some North Carolina Amtrak passenger rail service resumes Thursday

By Staff Report, Salisbury Post; September 19, 2018 RALEIGH – Amtrak passenger train service traveling in and through North Carolina will…

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North Carolina man’s effort spurs shift in locomotive power

Iredell man’s effort spurs shift in rail power By Kate Stevens, Statesville Record & Landmark; September 4, 2018 A Mooresville…

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North Carolina: ‘Al Capone may have sat on them.’ Amtrak salvages history from Raleigh’s train station.

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; July 23, 2018 RALEIGH – Now that passengers are catching Amtrak trains at…

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All aboard! First train leaves new Raleigh Union Station

By Emmy Victor, Reporter, WRAL; July 10, 2018 Raleigh, N.C. — The very first train to leave Raleigh Union Station…

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North Carolina: Here’s when Raleigh Union Station will open. For real, this time.

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; July 2, 2018 RALEIGH – Amtrak says its passengers will begin using Raleigh…

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The Daily CSX: CSX revives eastern North Carolina intermodal terminal plans – with $118M from state department of tranxsportation

By Lauren K. Ohnesorge, Senior Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal; June 28,2018 Plans for the Carolina Connecter, a CSX intermodal…

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North Carolina Department Of Transportation promotes Orthner to rail division director

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 21, 2018 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced Jason Orthner has been named…

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North Carolina DOT inks contract for proposed Charlotte rail station

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June12, 2018 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a $48.6 million contract to…

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North Carolina’s Piedmont Service: More trains between Charlotte and Raleigh to begin in June

By The Associated Press, Spectrum News; May 2, 2018 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Train travel between North Carolina’s capital and…

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North Carolina: Trains will soon begin stopping at Raleigh’s Union Station

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; March 20, 2018 RALEIGH – Union Station, the city’s new downtown train station…

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North Carolina DOT to host drone workshop

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 15, 2018 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will host a workshop in Nags…

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North Carolina DOT’s largest rail infrastructure improvement program wraps up

Written by  Kyra Senese, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; January 11, 2018 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating…

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Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina train station to be demolished, but future of property unknown

By Ben Graham, Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal; December 27, 2017 The Amtrak station on West Cabarrus Street in downtown…

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Tourism, trade could grow with Western North Carolina railroad renaissance

Written by Cory Vaillancourt, Smoky Mountain News; September 27, 2017 Long before the Oct. 3, 1880, arrival of the first…

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