Chicago and railroad police use of ‘bait truck,’ caught on viral video, is criticized by alderman, ACLU

By Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune; August 8, 2018 A joint investigation by Chicago police and the Norfolk Southern Railroad that…

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Nippon Sharyo, JR Tokai’s rolling stock unit to end agonizing U.S. operations

By TAKEHIRO TOMODA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; August 8, 2018 NAGOYA–Nippon Sharyo Ltd., a rolling stock manufacturer, will exit…

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Amtrak Midwest Services Improved for Fall Travel

A press release from Amtrak; August 7, 2018: Easier connections, more pets, bikes & student fares for back-to-school time CHICAGO…

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The Andersons acquiring FreightCar America Danville plant

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 1, 2018 The Andersons Inc. on Aug. 1 signed an agreement…

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Illinois: No Date Yet for Amtrak Service to the Quad Cities

By Herb Trix, WVIK NPR; July 25, 2018 “Be patient.” That was the message Wednesday from the Illinois Department of…

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Entire Amtrak rail network bike friendly in Michigan

A press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation; July 25, 2018 July 25, 2018 – Starting July 25, bicycles…

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North Carolina: ‘Al Capone may have sat on them.’ Amtrak salvages history from Raleigh’s train station.

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; July 23, 2018 RALEIGH – Now that passengers are catching Amtrak trains at…

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