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No Tourist Trains Or People-Powered Cars For Phoenicia
Rail excursions from Phoenicia to Boiceville are officially “paused” according to Chris White, deputy director of the Ulster County planning department, leaving the county without a major tourist attraction as it enters the upcoming summer season and up to 22 locals without anticipated jobs.
Source: The Catskill Mountain News, Arkville, New York, USA
Posted on April 29, 2017 by Ernest Hunt

New Owners Of Napa Valley Wine Train Have Expansion Plans
New owners of the NVWT bought the line for its real estate but now are looking at resuming freight service on the line.
Source: Napa Valley Register, Yountville, CA, USA
Posted on April 23, 2017 by Tim Stuy

No Trains In Tri-Lakes This Year
The State of New York will not issue a permit to the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to operate trains between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake this year.
Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, NY, USA
Posted on April 13, 2017 by Ken May

CMRR Reports Increase In Revenue For 2016
The Catskill Mountain Railroad paid Ulster County nearly $70,000 in rent in 2016 for the use of two sections of railroad tracks within the county-owned Ulster and Delaware railroad corridor.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on April 10, 2017 by Ernest Hunt

Trail Could Go Off The Rails, Train Group Warns
Latest developments in the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society lawsuit against the State of New York
Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, NY, USA
Posted on March 29, 2017 by Ken May

Tagged Downtown: Engine 556 Gets Hit By Graffiti On The Park Strip
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The retired Alaska RR steam locomotive #556 resting at the corner of 9th Avenue and E Street on the Delaney Park Strip was vandalized via graffiti tag, and getting that paint off could prove to be more difficult than usual.
Source: NBC - 2 KTUU, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
Posted on March 21, 2017 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Olive Residents Upset About Use Of Tracks For Rail Bike Tours
Residents of the Town of Olive are up in arms about Rail Explorers, the company whose contract with Ulster County will allow them to run tours of rail bikes down the Ulster & Delaware tracks alongside 39 homes on Cold Brook Road, near Boiceville, beginning in August or September.
Source: Ulster Publishing, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on March 16, 2017 by Ernest Hunt

N. Dakota State RR Museum Holds Breakfast And Auction
MANDAN, ND - More than one hundred people crowded the Mandan Moose Club earlier today for pancakes, sausage, and to show support. A breakfast and auction was held to raise money for the upkeep of the North Dakota State Railroad Museum.
Source: KFYR-TV, Bismarck, ND, USA
Posted on March 5, 2017 by Alan Smithee

Volunteers Use Hot Riveting To Repair Caboose
Restoration of museum's 1942 CA-3 U.P. Caboose teaches volunteers the craft of hot-riveting.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune, Nampa, ID, USA
Posted on March 5, 2017 by Alan Smithee

Shore Line Trolley Museum Appoints Executive Director
“Having an Executive Director is a must in today’s non-profit world, ...”
Source: Herndon Patch, Herndon, VA, U.S.A.
Posted on March 2, 2017 by Alan Smithee