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  1. Bob

    Rocky Mountaineer Will Launch A New Train Journey In The USA For 2021

    Rocky Mountaineer has always had very high pricing. They're targeting the luxury land cruise market, not railfans. With limited capacity and limited runs, they have to make a good profit on each ticket. The people that are buying these tickets are the same people that are buying the luxury...
  2. Bob

    Rocky Mountaineer Will Launch A New Train Journey In The USA For 2021

    Trains Magazine has added some more info on the new service. https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2020/11/23-rocky-mountaineer-targets-california-zephyr-scenery-with-silverleaf-cars
  3. Bob

    Durango & Silverton Polar Express Test Run

    The Durango and Silverton has to add a lot of coaches to the Polar Express runs to allow passengers to maintain social distancing. Doing so means the train is too heavy for a single locomotive. Due to weight restrictions on bridges, they cannot simply double head in the normal manner. Instead...
  4. Bob

    CN's EJ&E-painted heritage unit hits US rails

    Train M34041-16 heads south in Grayslake Illinois. The train originated in Winnipeg and will interchange to Norfolk Southern in Chicago for its final destination in Elkhart, Indiana.
  5. Bob

    Clock is ticking for 110-year-old Hudson River rail tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Myriad problems in the Hudson River rail tunnel must be addressed in the next few years to avoid what officials say are potentially catastrophic failures before a new tunnel is finally built, a soon-to-be-completed study by Amtrak spells out in stark detail. The study by Amtrak...
  6. Bob

    Washington Metro board approves budget cuts, buyouts as pandemic dents agency’s budget

    Metro board members unanimously approved service cuts and a buyout plan Thursday aimed at avoiding as many layoffs as possible as the transit agency faces a $176 million budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency will offer retirement-eligible employees $15,000 to leave in...
  7. Bob

    Washington Metro seeks feedback on name of future station at Potomac Yard and modification to name of West Falls Church Station

    For immediate release: November 17, 2020 Metro is seeking the public's input on the names of two stations in Northern Virginia: the future station at Potomac Yard, and West Falls Church Station. As of April 2020, The University of Virginia (UVA) no longer has a presence near West Falls Church...
  8. Bob

    Washington Metro to advance safety-critical work on Blue Line during historically low ridership

    November 13, 2020 Metro today announced plans to accelerate major capital work on the Blue Line in Virginia that will modernize the signal system in the Alexandria Rail Yard, resulting in improved safety, reliability and on-time performance. Taking advantage of the historically low ridership...
  9. Bob

    Rocky Mountaineer Will Launch A New Train Journey In The USA For 2021

    Rocky Mountaineer brings its luxury train journeys to a new route in the Southwest United States in 2021. VANCOUVER, B.C., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Mountaineer plans to bring its luxury train journeys to a new route in the Southwest United States in 2021. The Rockies to the Red Rocks...
  10. Bob

    Pennsylvania seeks to add Pittsburgh-to-New York City Amtrak train

    https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/state-seeks-to-add-pittsburgh-to-harrisburg-amtrak-train/ The proposal for another daily round-trip train between Pittsburgh and New York City is projected for the fiscal year from October 2023 through September 2024, in the Pennsylvania State Rail Plan...
  11. Bob

    Trial accusing Durango railroad of starting 416 Fire to take place in Denver

    D&SNG attorneys pushed to have hearings held locally https://durangoherald.com/articles/353799 A federal judge has ruled that a trial in which the U.S. government seeks to recover an estimated $25 million from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for fighting the 416 Fire will take...
  12. Bob

    CN 6167 moved to new display site

    A photo of the move on Flickr.
  13. Bob

    Canadian Pacific No. 2816 to steam again for Holiday Train video

    CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 No. 2816 is making a one-time-only return to steam to pull a “virtual” edition of Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train, returning to operation after nearly a decade of dormancy. The locomotive will pull the train later this month in the yard at Calgary and...
  14. Bob

    CN 6167 moved to new display site

    $600,000 project moves 4-8-4 to new location in Guelph, Ontario, park https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2020/11/15-cn-6167-moved-to-new-display-site The move was scheduled for Nov. 14 to take advantage of an already-scheduled Metrolinx line closure for major track maintenance. The...
  15. Bob

    B&O cabooses

    No FREDS during the 50's. They were starting to be used in the 1970's, but it was the 1980's before they became prevalent. So they're not an issue at all. Before FREDS would affect your model, you'd encounter the transition to Chessie System. Your B&O caboose would have eventually been...
  16. Bob

    Reading 4-8-4 2102 on Track to Steam Next Year

    She's the first big steam I ever rode behind and the first big steam I ever worked on. Spent several years helping the rebuild in the early 1970's, gained experience that helped me in many other steam endeavors. I'm sure I would have done it one way or another, but due to this loco and a...
  17. Bob

    Reading 4-8-4 2102 on Track to Steam Next Year

    PORT CLINTON, Pa. – One of America’s best-known steam locomotives is on the verge of a comeback. Reading Company 4-8-4 2102 has been undergoing a thorough rebuild for the past four years in the Reading & Northern’s shops in Port Clinton, Pa. Full Story...
  18. Bob

    New Roof Will Push Santa Fe PA Restoration Forward

    FRISCO, Tex. — The restoration of one of the last Alco PA locomotives is getting a big boost thanks to a major donation by Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Within the next month, the cab roof of a soon-to-be-scrapped MLW FPA4 will head south to Frisco, Tex., where the Museum of the...
  19. Bob

    Norfolk Southern gifting historic Marco Polo railcar to Southeastern Railway Museum

    Norfolk Southern gifting historic Marco Polo railcar to Southeastern Railway Museum November 9, 2020 Southeastern Railway Museum Exterior view of Marco Polo office car. Norfolk Southern Corporation is gifting the historic Marco Polo rail car, a car President Franklin D. Roosevelt used while...
  20. Bob

    CSX seeks to buy New England regional Pan Am Railways

    NOVEMBER 9 2020 WASHINGTON — CSX Transportation is in talks to buy 1,700-mile New England regional Pan Am Railways, a move that Norfolk Southern today said it would oppose in a filing with federal regulators. NS is Pan Am Railways’ partner in the Pan Am Southern, the joint venture that gives...




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