Japan’s transport minister orders inspections for all 4,800 bullet trains after crack found

By Walter Sim, Japan Correspondent, The Straits Times; December 15, 2017 TOKYO – Japan’s transport minister Keiichi Ishii has ordered…

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Frantic New York City Subway Track Rescue Caught on Camera

By Checkey Beckford, NBC Chicago; December 15, 2017 Riveting cellphone video catches frantic straphangers shouting down an approaching Q train…

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All Aboard Florida: St. Lucie, Martin County officials drop one Brightline challenge, explore new strategy

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; December 13, 2017 MARTIN COUNTY —  The County Commission will drop its challenge of an environmental…

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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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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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Alton, Illinois train depot comes down; FDR and Eleanor, Gerald Ford stopped at station

By Linda N. Weller, The Telegraph; December 11, 2017 ALTON — A trackhoe began tearing away at the old Alton…

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