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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North Carolina: Duke University nixes Durham-Orange light rail

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 28, 2019 Duke University won’t allow a portion of a proposed 7.7-mile light-rail…

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Asheville, North Carolina passenger rail connection, after 43 years, now has chance at funding

By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times; February 19, 2019 ASHEVILLE – This city’s last official passenger rail service left with a…

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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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North Carolina Department Of Transportation obtains federal, state grants for locomotive upgrades

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 21, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) late last week announced a recently…

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Opinion: Let’s rebuild North Carolina’s rail system

By Ted Van Dyk, The News & Observer; December 25, 2018 Wake County has finally joined Durham and Orange Counties…

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Man who loved riding on top of passenger trains is decapitated by bridge in North Carolina

By Jimmy McCloskey, Metro.co.uk; December 21, 2018 A man who loved riding on top of passenger trains was decapitated after…

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Wilmington, North Carolina moving forward with rail-realignment project

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; December 11, 2018 Are you a rail project manager looking for a challenge? Wilmington, NC,…

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Richard Branson-backed passenger rail venture names Atlanta-Charlotte route in IPO proposal

By Jessica Saunders, Managing Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle; December 5, 2018 A passenger railroad backed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group…

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After announcing rebrand, Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, files to go public

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; November 16, 2018 On the same day it announced a major rebranding as Richard Branson’s…

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Rail Reinvented: 8 Train Stations With Awesome Comeback Stories

By Brittany Anas, livability.com; October 8, 2018 Some of America’s best comeback stories are playing out in a most unlikely…

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Police say North Carolina man found dead on track jumped from Amtrak train

By The Associated Press, The Fayetteville Observer; November 1, 2018 ENFIELD — Police in North Carolina say a man whose…

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The Daily CSX: North Carolina town sues CSX for Hurricane Florence flooding

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; September 24, 2018 Citizens of Lumberton, North Carolina filed a class-action Monday suit…

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The Daily CSX: Rail company blamed for Hurricane Florence flooding in North Carolina town

By Phil McCausland, NBC News; September 21, 2018 LUMBERTON, N.C. — People who live on the south side of town…

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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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The Daily CSX: CSX donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

A press release from CSX; September 19, 2018: JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX is donating $100,000…

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Norfolk Southern Foundation supports Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

A press release from Norfolk Southern Corporation; September 18, 2018: PR Newswire NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 18, 2018 NORFOLK, Va., Sept.…

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The Daily CSX: Hurricane Florence brings down CSX train in North Carolina

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; September 17, 2018 Shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, several cars of a CSX…

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Association of American Railroads: Railroads preparing for Hurricane Florence

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 12, 2018 Freight railroads are taking direct action to protect employees, customers and infrastructure that…

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Trains canceled, airlines waiving fees as East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 10, 2018 Hur­ri­cane Florence is rap­id­ly ap­proach­ing the East Coast — and on…

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Wilmington, North Carolina Wilmington rolls ahead with rail-realignment study

By Gareth McGrath, Staff, Wilmington Star News; September 5, 2018 WILMINGTON — Calling it a potentially “transformative project” for Wilmington,…

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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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