A nicely built urban heritage trolley, under-utilized and perhaps not developed with an ideal ridership design, is the target of critics and was to be shut down by unsupportive politicians. This is delayed because of requirements to operate the system based on federal loans received, which puts future loans at jeopardy for the St. Louis planning/transportation agency. Some nice photos a former Portland, OR, heritage car as well as a Melbourne car.
CSX donated the rail snowplow to the Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad for use on the Greenbrier Express ride – a trip from Cass to Durbin.
Nice article about volunteers at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA
Very nice article on Trains Newswire about the opening of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's new 21,000 sq ft Welcome & Education Center
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have proposed a project to build EU-compatible tracks in Ukraine, replacing the old ones left as a Soviet-era legacy.
In its past life, the Dumont Depot was once an important stop on the Colorado and Southern Railroad. This was a part of the Georgetown Loop, which served the mining economy along Clear Creek Canyon and operated extensively in the late 19th century.....Seeing the historical value in this 121-year-old building, the owner contacted the Moffat Road Railroad Museum to ask if they would want the building. Dave Naples, executive director of the museum, said yes.
To understand the enormous significance of what exactly happened on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, we have to go back to another time in Kiowa County. The railroad line that runs the entire length of the county was first constructed in the late 1880s by the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was the catalyst for the town-building that followed.
It’s been stationary for almost 70 years, but if train conductor Brooks Potts has a say, the locomotive on the corner of Grand and Mills avenues will soon be in motion again. Potts’ goal is to have A.T.&S.F. No. 1129 back in operation and, potentially, start charter historical routes between Las Vegas [New Mexico] and Santa Fe with it.