Capitol Corridor increases train speeds in California

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 18, 2019 A new Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) timetable took effect yesterday, reducing…

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California: Rail Traffic Across Altamont Pass Halted As Pg&E Crews Working On Gas Leak Near Tracks In Livermore

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; June 13, 2019 Rail traffic across the Altamont Pass in unincorporated Alameda County was…

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Wisconsin: Chippewa Valley Eyeing Private-Public Partnership For Passenger Rail

By John Davis, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 12, 2019 The Chippewa Valley is taking a different approach to bringing passenger…

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Phoenix, Arizona’s Historic Union Station Goes Up for Sale

By Elizabeth Whitman, Phoenix New Times; June 12, 2019 Phoenix’s historic Union Station is for sale. The property went on…

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Missouri: Feds award $28.8 million grant to help pay for MacArthur Bridge rehab in St. Louis

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — A $28.8 million federal grant will pay for…

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A railroad engineer who documents Wyoming’s coal country in photos

By Alan Rogers, Digital Editor, Casper Star Tribune; May 31, 2019 Alan Nash is a Union Pacific engineer from Scottsbluff,…

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Nebraska: Army Corps of Engineers says railroads did not have permission to build causeways in Platte River

By Michelle Bandur, KETV ABC 7; May 30, 2019 PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — As two railroad causeways in Cass County come…

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CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project in Chicago

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 30, 2019 A BNSF Railway Co. project designed to eliminate train delays in the Chicago…

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150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019 The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the…

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California was first linked to the East Coast by ‘fast’ transportation 150 years ago

By Jody Meacham, Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal; May 10, 2019 A century and a half ago today, a golden…

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Union Pacific: Golden at 150

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; May 8, 2019 COVER STORY, MAY 2019 – Railway Age antecedent American…

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From ‘Blade Runner’ to Amtrak, Los Angeles’ Union Station turns 80, boasting a ton of history and scores of film shoots

From Los Angeles Daily News; May 4, 2019 If you’ve ever been to Union Station, you can almost sense the…

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Two historic paintings related to the Golden Spike will go on display in Helper, Utah. They almost were tossed out with the trash.

By Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune; May 2, 2019 Rick Harper is happy to retell how, while he…

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Union Pacific to celebrate 150th Anniversary of transcontinental railroad

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; May 1, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Union Pacific says that two of their historic…

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Analysis: greed powers value for major North American railroads

By Alessandro Pasetti, The Loadstar; April 29, 2019 You already know that rail operators across North America are capitalising on the…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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Golden Spike celebrations across Utah have taken years of preparation, planning

By ANNA BURLESON, Special to the Standard-Examiner; April 28, 2019 It could be a play, a street festival, a photography…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad anniversary celebrations and history in Council Bluffs, Iowa

By Ashley English, Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Nonpareil; April 28, 2019 This year marks the 150th…

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A fiery Fort Worth, Texas train derailment could change how railroads handle hazardous cargo

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Some tanker cars involved in a fiery train derailment…

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Did heavy rainfall cause a train derailment, massive ethanol fire in Fort Worth?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 24, 2019 FORT WORTH Did an incredibly powerful rainfall early Wednesday contribute to…

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150th anniversary of golden spike expected to draw 12,000

By John O’Connell, Idaho State Journal; April 23, 2019 PROMONTORY, Utah — At a time when the North and South…

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Union Pacific ‘pauses’ construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

By Paul O’Donnell, Business Editor, The Dallas Morning News; April 20, 2019 Union Pacific is “pausing” construction of its new…

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