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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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    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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    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...
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    Amtrak Across America” Flash Sale Offers Customers Up To 30 Percent Savings (Ends 6/6/18)

    “Amtrak Across America” Flash Sale Offers Customers Up To 30 Percent Savings | June 5, 2018 WASHINGTON – Amtrak is announcing its new summer sale, “Amtrak Across America” to help customers visit some of the country’s best and most popular vacation spots for up to 30 percent off a standard...
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    D&SNGRR Extends Suspension Of Coal-Fired Steam Train Passenger Service Through Sun., June 17

    Historic 137-Year-Old Railroad in Southwestern Colorado Also Cancels 2018 Edition of Its Dinosaur Train Experience, The T-REX Express; Popular Scenic Railway to Give Full and Automatic Refunds to All Ticket Holders Whose Excursions Are Canceled DURANGO, Colo. - June 5, 2018 - The Durango &...
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    Lawmakers want meeting with Amtrak CEO to discuss Southwest route's future

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have expressed concerns to Amtrak leadership about the railroad's interest in maintaining its Southwest Chief route and long-distance passenger service. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led the group in writing to Amtrak President and Chief Executive...
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    Brightline gets extension to sell bonds for Orlando expansion

    Brightline gets extension to sell bonds for Orlando expansion Brightline received a seven-month extension Thursday to sell $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds for the expansion of the controversial passenger train line to Orlando. The U.S. Department of Transportation granted the extension...
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    Union Pacific Tunnel Collapse in Oregon

    OAKRIDGE — Amtrak is using charter buses as substitutes for passenger trains along its Coast Starlight route, as Union Pacific crews work to clear debris from a tunnel along Highway 58 that partially collapsed on Tuesday. A Union Pacific spokesman said Wednesday that debris from the tunnel’s...
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    Amtrak Ridership Increasing for Summer Travel

    Customers should book early and save for trips to popular destinations WASHINGTON – Amtrak is expecting heavy ridership as the summer season kicks off and customers head to the rails for convenient and flexible summer vacations. Affordable fares and convenient service make Amtrak ideal for...
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    Florida lawmakers spar over Brightline federal bonds funding

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Members of Florida's Congressional delegation are at odds over whether federal bonds should be allowed to finance a private company's high-speed rail expansion to Orlando. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, five Republican lawmakers argue that Brightline does...
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    VIA Rail Canadian nearly two days late

    VIA Rail apologizes to passengers as train delay reaches 45 hours Company won’t compensate passengers, saying delays are ‘beyond our control’ VIA Rail is apologizing to its passengers, who are currently on a cross-country trip 45 hours behind schedule, saying the delays are "beyond our...
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    Canadian Pacific Work Stoppage Likely

    TCRC-Train & Engine and IBEW vote down CPs final offers in CIRB-administered ratification vote May 25, 2018 Calgary, AB Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) has been advised by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) that members of both unions - the Teamsters Canada Rail...
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    MAY LONG WEEKEND: VIA RAIL’S RIDERSHIP CONTINUES TO GROW Thursday, May 24th 2018 HIGHLIGHTS News Release For immediate distribution For the period of Thursday, May 17 to Tuesday, May 22, 2018: VIA Rail cross-Canada routes - 79,700 passengers | up 8.4% from 2017 - 28.6 million kilometres...
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    Brienz Rothorn Bahn (Switzerland) - Drivers Eye View

    Timsvideochannel1 With the mist lifting on a warm still morning we catch the first train on the last operating day of 2015. The train crew are very friendly; keen we should enjoy their railway on this wonderful autumn day. We start climbing through autumn gold woods with shafts of sunshine...
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    Gypsy Express Train; Staunton, Virginia

    Comprehensive history of the Gypsy Express Train in Staunton, Virginia. This 20 minute video covers the restoration and return to service of the Gypsy Express Train in Staunton, Virginia
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    C&TSRR = Locomotive 463 Eastbound 001

    Starts out in the cab, then switches to drone footage. roger hogan Published on May 22, 2018 Locomotive 463 taking cars to Antonito.
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    The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara

    This isn't your typical railfan video. This is a short feature film, which took 2 years to produce. The result is some amazing cinematography! Directed, produced and photographed by Macgregor Shot on a modified Sony F35 to achieve optimum lightness and speed through the...
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    Wabtec and GE Transportation to Merge

    WABTEC AND GE TRANSPORTATION TO MERGE, CREATING GLOBAL LEADER FOR RAIL EQUIPMENT, SERVICES AND SOFTWARE May 21, 2018 Strategic Combination Will Drive Shareholder Value Creation by Accelerating Innovation in Transportation and Logistics Following the transaction, Wabtec will have... 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