U.S.: Trains could return to Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, rumble through Leadville under pair of proposals

By Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun; July 6, 2020 It’s been 23 years since trains rumbled through the tunnel atop…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor kicks off environmental review of South Bay rail project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) earlier this week began the environmental…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Passenger train study to possibly start next week

By Katrina Lim, WQOW ABC News 18; June 25, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – A major milestone is happening to…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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U.S., Utah: Why a $600 million herd of iron horses has been put out to pasture in Salt Lake City

By John Hollenhorst, Deseret News; April 26, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — If a railroad locomotive is an iron horse,…

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U.S., Commentary: Thoughts about Passenger Rail while sitting at home

Note: This commentary is provided by Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – corridorrail.com…

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U.S.: California rail panel unveils draft environmental report for Sacramento extension

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 1, 2020 The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) yesterday began seeking public input on…

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U.S., Colorado: Feds refuse to force Tennessee Pass rail line sale

By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily; March 22, 2020 A federal agency will not force Union Pacific to sell a railroad…

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U.S.: Number of price-fixing lawsuits filed against CSX, other railroads jumps to 266

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 2, 2020 Dozens more suits accusing the nation’s largest railroads of colluding…

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U.S., Colorado: Group wants Surface Transportation Board to encourage sale of Tennessee Pass rail line

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 19, 2020 If you can’t get what you want, ask the Surface Transportation…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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U.S.: Shippers say they overpaid for rail transport, alleging price fixing

By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle; January 6, 2020 The petrochemical and refining unit of the French energy major Total is…

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U.S., Illinois: Union Pacific wants to bail out of running Chicago Metra lines

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; December 23, 2019 The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Metra, the…

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Freight rail seeks ways to stay afloat amid sinking rail volumes

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 24, 2019 As the freight rail industry looks ahead to 2020, the leaders of…

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Commentary: The good and bad of precision scheduled railroading

By Ben Thrower, Contributor, Freight Waves; November 1, 2019 The railroads have been riding a bumpy track for the past…

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Why Trump Should Stop the Reregulation of Freight Rail

A Commentary By Stephen Moore, Rasmussen Reports; August 20, 2019 Recently, two major railroad operators, CSX and Union Pacific, reported…

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George H.W. Bush Funeral Train Story ‘Uniting America: The President’s Final Journey’ to air on Discovery Channel

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; August 1, 2019: The story of George H.W. Bush’s funeral train “Uniting America:…

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Union Pacific laying off workers in Illinois as it streamlines operations

By Abdel Jimenez, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2019 Union Pacific is scaling back operations at two facilities in Illinois as…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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Union Pacific’s new reservation system set to kick in with fines

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 8, 2019 You have 24 hours. That’s it. With precision scheduled railroading now…

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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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Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

By Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, June 13, 2019 Americans like things big. Big like Texas, big like the rolling Mississippi,…

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