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    Spammers Now Targeting Members Via Personal Messages (PM's)

    I’m pretty sure only admins can see how many messages were sent. In any case, if it looks fishy, report it and don’t click on the link.
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    are these elevators of some sort?

    Agree, it appears to be an old/small grain elevator. What strikes you as odd about it?
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    Help identifying old piece of railroad signage

    Ed, I haven't called there in a long time, usually deal with SLC, but it's small and they'll know who you need to talk to. Option B is Harmer Steel in Portland, they'll have a better selection and can probably find exactly what you're looking for.
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    Help identifying old piece of railroad signage

    Contact A&K Materials in Puyallup and tell them you're looking for a junker for a lawn ornament. They may happen across one at some point.
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    HO Electrical Accessories and Code 83 Track

    You'll have better luck at our sister forum, This one's about real full size trains, that ones for the model railroad stuff.
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    Claim says 'Cascades' trainset in fatal accident had electrical defect

    I’ll be interested to see if cab design plays a roll. It appears the huge pillars on each side would create significant blind spots. I’ve not been on board one to see if that was the case.
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    Claim says 'Cascades' trainset in fatal accident had electrical defect

    Boris, generally speaking, I agree. However, there's a TV show about airplane accidents and the resulting investigations. Now, obviously they pick the interesting and challenging ones, but it's amazing how what appears to be an obvious answer can end up not being the case at all. Of course, in...
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    Claim says 'Cascades' trainset in fatal accident had electrical defect

    The accident investigation has not yet been completed, and until then, we will not have a definitive cause. Keep that in mind. Currently it certainly appears the main cause will be "loss of situational awareness" on the part of the engineer. Could there be mechanical factors like the electrical...
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    Claim says 'Cascades' trainset in fatal accident had electrical defect

    TACOMA, Wash. — A claim filed Thursday on behalf of a passenger injured in last year’s derailment of an Amtrak Cascades train near DuPont, Wash., says that the trainset involved had electrical problems that prevented it from braking properly. The derailment in December 2017 killed three and...
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    D&SNGRR Extends Suspension Of Coal-Fired Steam Train Passenger Service Through Sun., June 17

    In an unexpected turn of events, the fire has also impacted the Mt Rainier Railroad in Elbe, WA (near Seattle)
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    Mt. Rainier Railroad Suspends Passenger Service Through August 3

    American Heritage Railways Suspends Passenger Service at Mt. Rainier Railroad Through August 3 Historic Scenic Railroad Near Mount Rainier National Park to Resume Service in Late Summer with Family-Friendly Special Events and Experiential Tasting Excursions Featuring Notable Washington Wineries...
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    Union Pacific Tunnel Collapse in Oregon

    Amtrak Service Advisory Track Work Affects Coast Starlight Trains 11 & 14 Extended through June 11, 2018 On the dates shown above, track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect Coast Starlight service. Monday, May 28 - Sunday, June 10 Train 11 will terminate at Eugene...
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    CSX Solicits Bids on Six Additional Rail Segments

    CSX Solicits Bids on Six Additional Rail Segments Company advances initiative to operate network more effectively and efficiently JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 06, 2018 -- CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) today announced it is soliciting bids on six additional rail segments as part of a broader...
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    White Pass and Yukon Railway acquired by Carnival Corporation

    Carnival Corporation & plc Acquires Port, Railroad and Retail Operations in Alaska Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a subsidiary of the world's largest leisure travel company, agrees to purchase TWC Enterprises Limited's White Pass & Yukon Route division in Skagway, Alaska Separately...
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    Amtrak to Improve National Network Locomotive Fleet

    New or rebuilt locomotives will provide more reliable service, a smoother ride and improved safety features WASHINGTON – With demand for Amtrak service at record levels, Amtrak is moving to either acquire new locomotives or rebuild its current diesel fleet of locomotives to supplement and... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.