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Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad Announces Locomotive Acquisition

"Based on the highly popular design of streamlined passenger locomotives, the (F9) engine was used in freight service for many years in the Iron Range until acquired by Powell Felix for use on his Vermillion Valley Railroad near Covington, Indiana."

New Look, Attractions Coming To Salamanca Rail Museum

The Salamanca Railroad Museum is expanding with Erie business car #1, a Pullman troop sleeper, a steel flatcar, and a Bessemer and Lake Erie wooden caboose. Actually published in the Salamanca Press, the Flimsies entry is incorrect and cannot be edited.

Landrum Seeks Input On Rail Car Name

The Pullman rail car was built in 1949 for the Southern Railway, and was donated by Ken Oosting to Landrum, South Carolina. The car will be turned into a railway museum. Names under consideration include Pacolet River Rail & History Museum, Greater Landrum Rail & History Museum, and Landrum Rail & History Museum.

New Life For Train Depot

Leesburg Area Historical Society has acquired the town's 100+ year-old former B&O Railroad depot from CSX, and plans to keep it in its present location.

Railroad Museum Sets Kick-Off Raffle, Unveil Special Car

The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be showing off its Western Maryland 1946 Cadillac railroad inspection car at the 2019 Elkins Auto Extravaganza.

Railroad Museum Continues Restoration Efforts: Looks Forward To Placing Passenger Car On Rail

The Gallipolis Freight Station Museum is installing track and moving equipment to their nearly completed structure restoration.

Negotiations Underway For The Future Of The Soo Line 2719

The City of Eau Claire and the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, MN are working on negotiating the future of the Soo Line Steam Locomotive 2719.

Full Steam Ahead: Conway Scenic's No. 7470 Back On Track

Railfans were delighted to see the return over Father’s Day Weekend of the steam-powered No. 7470 engine to the high rails of the Conway Scenic Railroad.

Could An Old Rail Line Be A Solution To Connecting South Austin To The Airport?

Transportation leaders reached an agreement with the City of Austin on the "Bergstrom Spur" study.

Following In Their Fathers’ Tracks

A charming story about how the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad has helped a family maintain their personal ties to working for the railroad.

All Aboard! The Answer To The Latest Neighborhood Question Leads To The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Detailed article about the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington, PA

SnøHetta To Renovate Historic Detroit Station For Ford Innovation Centre

Older article with nice drawings of what the future could look like.

Building Issues Close Winnipeg Rail Museum

The Winnipeg Railway Museum has been closed indefinitely because of structural issues with the trainshed at Winnipeg Union Station, where the museum is housed.

End Of The Line For Historic UCV Train?

Former GT/CN steamer and two cars in Eastern Ontario may require relocation

Ford Pumped 227,000 Gallons Of Water Out Of Detroit Train Depot

Ford Motor Co. representatives said Thursday that they are on schedule and within budget for their $350 million renovation of Detroit's old Michigan Central Station, which is on pace to open in 2022 as the centerpiece of the automaker's new Detroit tech campus. Work crews had to pump out nearly 227,000 gallons of water that flooded the station's basement and its little-known subbasement.