Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation: Rail service expansion takes ‘critical’ step with Norfolk Southern study

By Mark Pesto, The Tribune-Democrat; November 5, 2019 A study currently being conducted by Norfolk Southern Corp. represents “the first…

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Pennsylvania: Rat rides SEPTA train, causes chaos for passengers

By Virginia Streva, Staff, Philly Voice; November 3, 2019 Anyone who’s taken a SEPTA train before knows that rats exist…

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Happy 150th! Wabtec Celebrates Anniversary, New Headquarters

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 16, 2019 Wabtec Corp. recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, as well as the…

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Scenic train ride operator says it’s shutting down in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

By Kurt Bresswein For lehighvalleylive.com; October 16, 2019 Diesel and coal smoke wafted skyward as train whistles sounded and hordes…

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Amtrak Pittsburgh-to-New York train to add baggage car for bikes

By Joe Napsha, TribLive.com; Octobrer 14, 2019 Bicyclists can place their bike on a baggage car at select stations when…

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Renovations in the Works for Erie, Pennsylvania Amtrak Train Station

By Molly Somora, Erie News Now; September 18, 2019 The Amtrak Union Station in downtown Erie is in the process…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Advocates continue pushing for more passenger rail service from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the east

By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; August 26, 2019 After more than 10 years of discussing, studying and lobbying about more…

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Canadian National and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

A press release from Canadian National Railway; August 8, 2019: MONTREAL, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR)…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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‘The law recognizes we’re all human’: Charges dismissed against Brandon Bostian, engineer in deadly Philly Amtrak derailment

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; July 23, 2019 For the second time, a judge has dismissed a host of…

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Behind the scenes and into the past at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; July 12, 2019 Philadelphia’s train station, recently renamed the William H. Gray III 30th…

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New Jersey: Will the Atlantic City Rail Line ever see improvements?

By COLT SHAW, Staff Writer, The Press of Atlantic City; June 29, 2019 ATLANTIC CITY — Kathleen Jurimas takes the 5:47…

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Pennsylvania: Amtrak is suing SEPTA to raise its yearly rent from $1.00 to $1.5 million

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; June 26, 2019 SEPTA has paid Amtrak a dollar a year for the last…

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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants ‘top-to-bottom review’ of Chinese train maker CRRC that won design contest for New York City subway cars

By The Associated Press, South China Morning Post; May 20, 2019 The US Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the…

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30th Street Station’s interior is now historically preserved — only the fourth indoor space in Philadelphia

By Caitlin McCabe, Philly.com; April 22, 2019 A little more than a decade ago, when the National Trust for Historic…

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Investigation: Can you bring a stuffed giraffe on public transit?

By Brian Hickey, Staff, PhillyVoice; April 1, 2019 Say you’re into taxidermy and fate would write a script in which…

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What happened to those feasibility studies for additional passenger rail in Pennsylvania?

By Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh City Paper; March 19, 2019 Pennsylvanians want more trains. The Amtrak Pennsylvanian line runs only once…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania challenges Norfolk Southern’s plans to add new route for double-stacked rail cars

By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; February 21, 2019 Pittsburgh is intervening to challenge Norfolk Southern’s plans to alter three North…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Port Authority bills Norfolk Southern $3 million and questions safety of double-stacked rail cars

By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; February 5, 2019 Port Authority has joined North Side residents, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation…

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Opinion: Amtrak forgot trains aren’t planes

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; January 18, 2019 PITTSBURGH — For nearly a quarter of a century Amtrak’s Capitol Limited…

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Man Electrocuted In Port Richmond, Pennsylvania Allegedly Trying To Steal Copper Wiring, Police Say

From CBS Philly 3; December 30, 2018 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man was electrocuted after allegedly trying to steal copper…

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Norfolk Southern sues Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over costs of 2016 landslides

By Bob Bauder, Trib Live; December 20, 2018 Norfolk Southern Railroad sued Pittsburgh, seeking more than $1.1 million in damages…

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