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Catskill Mountain Railroad Trains On CMRR Phoenicia Property Without Permit
Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) plans to ask Ulster County and Rail Explorers, the rail bike company designated by the county to take over the western end of what was CMRR’s tourist rail operation, if the railroad can run its trains occasionally on the county tracks, particularly in the fall foliage season.
Source: Ulster Publishing, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on February 21, 2017 by Ernest Hunt

Judge Orders More Info From State On Railroad Title Issues
Latest developments in the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society's lawsuit against the State of New York to prevent removal of railroad tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.
Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, NY, USA
Posted on February 16, 2017 by Ken May

Catskill Mountain Railroad Disputes Need For Permit To Store Trains At Phoenicia Site
The Catskill Mountain Railroad says the company doesn’t need a permit to keep trains on property it owns in this town of Shandaken hamlet.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on February 15, 2017 by Ernest Hunt

Bullet Train Agency Cleared To Buy Two Parcels In Downtown Los Angeles
The Commercial Street property is part of a plan to build run-through tracks at Union Station, allowing current trains to stop at the station platforms and continue straight through. The trains currently have to back up out of the station, delaying travel by 15 or 20 minutes.
Source: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted on February 11, 2017 by ROSS PINYAN

Historic Caboose Gutted In Fire Outside Phillipsburg Museum
An historic wooden caboose was gutted by fire early Friday morning outside the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Museum, officials said. The Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Caboose No. 16 was built about 1944, Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Inc. President Paul Carpenito said Friday morning.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live/Express-Times, Lehigh Valley/Easton, Pa/NJ, USA
Posted on February 10, 2017 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Catskill Mountain Railroad Moves Train Cars Onto Phoenicia Site Despite Lacking Approval To Do So
Despite lacking permission from the town of Shandaken, the Catskill Mountain Railroad has moved some train cars onto land the railroad owns in the hamlet of Phoenicia.
Source: Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, USA
Posted on January 27, 2017 by Ernest Hunt

Before Buses And Subways, Most People Traveled On Squealing, Swaying Streetcars
At a Washington museum, you can view vintage vehicles — and even ride in one.
Source: The Washington Post, Washington, DC, US
Posted on January 24, 2017 by Wesley Paulson

AUTOPSY OF ARCHITECTURE: WHERE TROLLEYS GO TO DIE?
Over 45 PCC (Presidents' Conference Committee) streetcars sit quietly in the rural woods of Windber, PA, roughly 80 miles east of Pittsburgh. The Autopsy of Architecture photographs taken a day after Winter Storm Jonas rolled through the northeast, capture what appears to be a graveyard for trolleys. However, they are a place where streetcars wait in hopes of being put back into service. They also represent one man's attempt to preserve an important element of America's public transit history.
Source: Modern Cities, , , USA
Posted on January 12, 2017 by Timothy Davis

A Locomotive Is Buried Below This Skyscraper
A supposedly true story about an early 1900's era steam locomotive still buried beneath a Jacksonville, FL skyscraper, from a man who was there...
Source: Metro Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Posted on January 10, 2017 by Jim Lipnitz

What Led To The Demise Of The North Shore Line?
RACINE COUNTY — John Horachek, a conductor and brakeman for the North Shore Line from 1961-63, said a number of reasons entered into the beloved railroad’s demise. The line, he explained, was a private enterprise that was not subsidized by taxes. Railroads at that time were subsidizing passenger service with freight business, which was limited for the North Shore.
Source: Racine Journal Times, Racine, WI, USA
Posted on January 3, 2017 by bob miller

'Clean, Electrified, Fast, Comfortable'
RACINE — As the morning sunshine belied the historic bitter cold of Monday, Jan. 21, 1963, an unsettling quietness gripped Racine as forcefully as the minus-15-degree arctic blast. The beloved Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad, a part of Racine's history since 1916, had quietly passed into history during the previous night.
Source: Racine Journal Times, Racine, WI, USA
Posted on January 3, 2017 by bob miller

Rare Train Hauled Through The Streets Of Scranton, Ready To Be Restored
New York, Ontario & Western 44-tonner 105 is trucked from Winslow Junction, NJ to Scranton and Steamtown.
Source: WNEP-TV, Moosic, PA, U. S. A.
Posted on December 28, 2016 by Alexander D. Mitchell IV