West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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Central Florida: The Polar Express Christmas train is returning for a third season to Tavares on the Royal Palm Railway Experience

By Jerry Fallstrom, Orlando Sentinel; May 22, 2019 TAVARES — Train lovers were disappointed recently when the Royal Palm Railway…

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At 80, Los Angeles Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future

By Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 2019 For two decades, Traxx was a top draw at Union Station…

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Trump administration cancels $929 million contract for California bullet train

By Tony Bizjak, Bryan Anderson, and Tim Sheehan, The Sacramento Bee; May 16, 2019 In a dramatic move, the Trump…

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Canada: Combat boots make trip to mark 75th anniversary

By Meghan Balogh, The Kingston Whig Standard; May 20, 2019 A pair of black combat boots were placed on a…

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Passenger train in India derails after hitting buffalo

From TNN, The Times of India; May 14, 2019 Vijayawada: Vijayawada-Machilipatnam DEMU (Train number 7721 .. Click here to read the…

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Canada: Rocky Mountaineer pays homage to fromer Canadian National Chairman McLean

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; May 13, 2019 Canadian rail-tour company Rocky Mountaineer recently revealed that it…

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Claremont, New Hampshire volunteers meet passengers at train depot to help keep stop viable

By PATRICK O’GRADY, Correspondent, Valley News; May 3, 2019 Late one recent cool and rainy afternoon at the Claremont Junction…

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Opinion – Bury the Gateway plan: The L train method is the proven way to repair the Hudson tubes

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; April 29, 2019 Amtrak’s $30 billion Gateway boondoggle, centered around repairing the…

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Amtrak: Elimination of Indiana’s Hoosier State line could threaten jobs at Beech Grove yard

By Julia Deng, WISH TV 8; April 25, 2019 BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — Hundreds of Amtrak jobs in Beech…

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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

By Oona McGee, Sora News 24; April 11, 2019 The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world,…

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Virgin Trains in UK announces record passenger numbers

By Barney Cotton, Business Leader; April 5, 2019 Virgin Trains has broken new passenger records, after nearly doubling rail industry…

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‘It could have easily derailed’: VIA Rail insider on train accident near Debert, Nova Scotia

By Elizabeth McSheffrey, Reporter, Global News; March 25, 2019 No one was hurt when a passenger train stopped on the…

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Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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UK passengers rarely feel they have a relationship with their train company

From Global Railway Review; March 12, 2019 New research published by Transport Focus, to inform the Williams Rail Review, has…

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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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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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California: Why not try a ‘faster’ speed rail system first? It could work now

Commentary By Jim Gonzalez, CALmatters; February 25, 2019 Claims by President Donald Trump and other naysayers aside, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Stabilization, not tunnel, is first priority for vulnerable bluff-top Del Mar tracks in California

By Phil Diehl, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 23, 2019 Protecting the train tracks on the crumbling seaside bluffs in…

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Amtrak’s plan to boost ridership could hurt long-distance routes, report says

By Amelia Lucas, CNBC; February 20, 2019 Amtrak is planning to boost its ridership by revamping its national network of…

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Philippines: Work starts on Manila North-South Commuter Railway

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; February 18, 2019 A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Philippines capital Manila on…

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No, California Governor Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?

By Tony Bizjak, Tim Sheehan, and Rory Appleton, The Sacramento Bee; February 18, 2019 It’s been a dream for years…

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Connecticut: Next stop on the Hartford Line … West Hartford?

By Rick Green, Hartford Courant; February 13, 2019 West Hartford’s elected leaders came to the state Capitol Wednesday to make…

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‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he intends to scale back California’s…

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