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 – 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., North Carolina: Coronavirus pandemic reduces passenger train service in North Carolina again

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; July 06, 2020 RALEIGH Passenger train service in North Carolina is being cut…

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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: GoTriangle studying feasibility of new commuter-rail line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 A new feasibility study by the GoTriangle transit agency estimates a commuter-rail system…

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U.S., North Carolina and Virginia: High-speed rail from Raleigh to Richmond just got a little closer to reality

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; December 23, 2019 A blockbuster deal announced last week between freight railroad CSX…

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U.S., North Carolina: Disabled Veteran Says Amtrak Employee Questioned His Disability, Claiming Discrimination

By Taylor Neuman, Triad, Spectrum News; December 23, 2019 HIGH POINT, N.C. — A disabled veteran is speaking out, saying…

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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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High-speed train could race through South Carolina at 220 mph. Here’s where the stops could be

By Charles Duncan, The Charlotte Observer; October 28, 2019 A high speed rail line could take people from Atlanta to…

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North Carolina: End of an era? Durham’s Can Opener bridge on Gregson Street will be raised next week

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; October 22, 2019 DURHAM The famed Can Opener bridge over Gregson Street may…

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Atlanta, Georgia to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2 hours 6 minutes?

By David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; October 21, 2019 High-speed rail could whisk passengers between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., in…

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Keeping Track With Rail Realignment in Wilmington, North Carolina

By Laura Moore, Greater Wilmington Business Journal; October 4, 2019 When the city set out to find a person to…

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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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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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North Carolina: Raleigh Union Station, now 1 year old, poised to expand into major hub

By Rick Armstrong, Enterprise Multimedia Journalist and Emmy Victor, Reporter, WRAL; August 7, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh is now…

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CSX track work to impact Amtrak service in the Southeast

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 12, 2019 CSX track work in North Carolina will impact Amtrak schedules…

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North Carolina Railroad sued over documents on killed transit project

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 2, 2019 The Southern Environmental Law Center is taking the N.C. Railroad to…

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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: Estimated cost for failed Durham-Orange light rail line nears $159 million

By Tyler Dukes, Investigative Reporter, and Sarah Krueger, Reporter, WRAL; May 28, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Although it was abandoned…

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Reimagining Wilmington, North Carolina’s old Northside rail bed

By Adam Wagner, Staff, Star News; April 8, 2019 WILMINGTON — A group made up of civic leaders, developers and…

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Opinion: March Madness of another kind

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 29, 2019 The just-abandoned GoTriangle light rail project in North Carolina,…

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North Carolina: Has Duke University killed the Durham-Orange light-rail project? Here’s what leaders say now

By Tammy Grubb, The News & Observer; March 13, 2019 DURHAM Duke University may have dealt a devastating blow to…

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North Carolina: Off the rails: Duke and Durham’s disconnect

By Gino Nuzzolillo, The Chronicle; March 8, 2019 Last Wednesday, Duke notified GoTriangle that it refused to sign on to…

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