California: Rail operator Iowa Pacific plans to pull out of Santa Cruz County

By Mairav Zonszein, Santa Cruz Sentinel; December 13, 2017 SANTA CRUZ >> Iowa Pacific Holdings, the Chicago-based railroad operator contracted…

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California’s Thomas fire suspends part of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service, shuts resorts in Ojai and Santa Barbara

By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times; December 12, 2017 Amtrak’s rail service between Oxnard and San Luis Obispo on its…

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Ontario: Does the north need the Northlander?

By Josh Dehaas, TVO.org; December 13, 2017 When Kerry Desilets’s friend died earlier this year, Desilets desperately wanted to attend…

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North Carolina DOT awards $6 million for freight-rail improvements

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 13, 2017 The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced $6 million in funding will be…

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Washington State: Confusion, potential sprint across dangerous tracks after Amtrak, Sounder station merger

By Craig Sailor, The News Tribune; December 11, 2017 Changes at the Tacoma Sounder train station at Freighthouse Square have…

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