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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

Angels Flight Expected To Reopen By Labor Day
Aside from a cameo in the Oscar-winning movie “La La Land,” the iconic funicular in downtown Los Angeles hasn’t carried passengers since a derailment in 2013 that left a lone rider shaken, but unhurt. But the cars, Sinai and Olivet, could begin working again by Labor Day under the terms of a new agreement announced Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted on March 2, 2017 by ROSS PINYAN

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