Hudson Bay Railway – ‘It’s fixable’: Colorado motorcyclists ride rail line to Churchill

June 21, 2017

By Sean Kavanagh, CBC News, June 20, 2017 Since the late ’70s, Steve Green has been taking long long rides on his motorcycle throughout South America, Canada and the United States. But one journey has been on the Colorado resident’s radar for years. “I always wanted to do Churchill. I love maps. I love poring over […]

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Iowa Pacific seeks compliance in New York State: Railroad reworks tourist train schedule for more trips

June 21, 2017

By Don Lehman, The Post-Star; June 20, 2017 Saratoga & North Creek Railway has agreed to run its tourist trains four days a week after Warren County leaders expressed dissatisfaction with a proposal to run trains just on weekends. The railroad will run trains Thursday through Sunday, starting July 1, county supervisors said. The company […]

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DC Circuit Court rules against government in ‘pile of cash’ case

June 21, 2017

By Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner; June 20, 2017 The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in favor of a “pile of cash,” and the people who claimed to own it, over the U.S. government in a civil asset forfeiture case. The unusual case puts the U.S. government against “a pile of cash” — $17,900 […]

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CSX rebuts Southern Rail Commission member’s allegations

June 21, 2017

By Staff, Atmore News Editor’s note: The following statement was issued June 19 on behalf of CSX Transportation by Assistant Vice President for Media & Communications Rob Doolittle. “A recent story in the Atmore News (“Amtrak Returning: Not So Fast”) wrongly blames the challenges of starting new passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast to […]

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Mayor Reed: MARTA to take over operation of Atlanta streetcar

June 21, 2017

Becky Kellogg, WXIA, 11 Alive NBC; June 20, 2017 11Alive news has learned MARTA will take over operation of the City of Atlanta’s Streetcar. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told 11Alive’s Shiba Russell that he hopes the streetcar will eventually reach all the way to the Beltline. “The city is funding MARTA’s expansion, the largest expansion in its […]

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Trust in science, not fiat

June 21, 2017

Railroad regulators should trust in science, not fiat By Edward R. Hamberger, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; June 9, 2017 One could forgive someone perusing the news for concluding that Washington is at such a profound standstill that policymakers cannot achieve anything of real substance, let alone of lasting economic legacy. Not so, as the White […]

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CORRIDOR CAPITAL IS EXPERIENCING OFFICE PHONE PROBLEMS

June 20, 2017

As of Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Corridor Capital’s headquarters telephone phone system has failed and incoming calls are receiving a busy signal. It’s possible the entire system has been compromised and may have to be replaced. Technicians are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. During this service problem, Corridor Capital officers may […]

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Mexico: Casa Herradura, Ferromex partner to rebrand Tequila Express tourist train

June 20, 2017

By Michael Popke, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2017 The oldest tequila producer in the world has teamed with the largest railroad in Mexico to relaunch a train tourism experience that emphasizes both education and entertainment. A newly rebranded version of the Tequila Herradura Express, operated by Ferrocarril Mexicano S.A. de C.V. (Ferromex), debuted in late […]

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Colorado: Durango train derailment likely due to hot weather

June 20, 2017

By Mary Shinn, Reporter, The Journal; June 19, 2017 The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad derailment late Saturday afternoon was the second worst incident in more than 30 years, and the second in one day on the tracks. The train was returning from Silverton when two passenger cars came off the rails around 4:30 […]

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Virginia: VRE submits proposal for $187 million in projects funded by I-66 E-ZPass Express Lanes

June 20, 2017

From Potomac Local; June 19, 2017 There’s a pot of $500 million on the table thanks to the Interstate 66 E-ZPass Express Lanes project, and Virginia’s commuter railroad wants its share. Virginia Railway Express CEO Doug Allen won approval from the railroad’s operations board Friday to submit a $187 million proposal to the state for […]

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