U.S.: Will Ownership of Amtrak’s Keystone East Line Transfer to Pennsylvania?

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 19, 2020 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation requiring a transfer…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Congressman Lloyd Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

A press release from Representative Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania; October 13, 2020: WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) is announcing…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Editorial | Amtrak ridership boost spotlights need for more passenger rail service

An Editorial From The Tribune-Democrat; September 26, 2020 The news that Johnstown is among the most popular stops along Amtrak’s…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: What would it take to bring passenger trains back to Reading? A new study tries to answer that question

By Holly Herman, Reading Eagle; August 3, 2020 John P. Weidenhammer has fond memories as a young boy of boarding…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Reading-to-Philadelphia rail could bring $1 Billion boost to region

By Tom Rader, WFMZ-TV 69 News; July 29, 2020 READING, Pa. – The railroad can tell a story as long…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: After studying a Berks railroad icon, a Wilson and Kutztown grad resurrected his business

By Andrew Kulp, Reading Eagle; July 28, 2020 There was no more logical choice to revive POHL Railroad Materials Corp. than…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Phoenixville rail study shows $350 million in economic benefits

By Evan Brandt, The Phoenix Reporter & Item; July 12, 2020 PHOENIXVILLE — The results of a new study show more…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak cuts are shortsighted

By The Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; July 5, 2020 Amtrak is a vital public transportation service and an economic benefit…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Historic 30th Street Station Brings In Airport Expertise For Retail Revamp

By Kevin Rozario, Contributor, Forbes; June 24, 2020 William H. Gray III 30th Street Station—an architectural landmark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—is…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Work continues on Amtrak station, with date moved slightly later for targeted completion on West Main

By Dan Miller, Press & Journal; April 29, 2020 Work is continuing toward building the new Amtrak train station along…

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U.S., Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia: More MARC stops, connections to Virginia part of draft transit plan

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 24, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration released a draft of its 25-year…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment

A press release from Amtrak; March 16, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Monday, March 16 7:30 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S., New Hampshire: ‘Railroads Act’ could bring funding opportunities, increased ridership to Claremont

By Patrick Adrian, Reporter, Eagle Times; February 27, 2020 CLAREMONT — New legislation that seeks to expand financing for railroad…

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U.S., Virginia: Norfolk Southern to cut operations in Roanoke

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; February 18, 2020 Norfolk Southern will close its historic locomotive shop on Campbell Avenue…

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U.S., Pennsylvania – Brian O’Neill: Is it time to tell Amtrak to get off the tracks in Pittsburgh?

By Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; December 19, 2019 Amtrak, I want a divorce. Bennett Levin told the state House Transportation…

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Pennsylvania Commentary: Riding a government study absolutely nowhere

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 24, 2019 I read a government report to see how much of the $200,000 cost…

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Pennsylvania: Scenic Jim Thorpe railway may ride again

By Daniel Patrick Sheehan, The Morning Call, The Citizen’s Voice; November 24, 2019 Last month, the Little Engine That Could…

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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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