Passenger Train News

  • None hurt in Emeryville train derailment

    Contra Costa Times

    ...rail authorities are responding to a reported train derailment along tracks, authorities said Sunday. At 1:47 p.m., a Union Pacific train derailed off railroad tracks next to Powell and Horton streets near the Emeryville Amtrak station. No cause was immediately available, and there were no reports of injury or any hazardous-materials spills. Emeryville police advised drivers and visitors to avoid railroad crossings along Shellmound Street at and north of 65th Street, and...

  • None hurt in Emeryville train derailment

    Contra Costa Times

    ...rail authorities are responding to a reported train derailment along tracks, authorities said Sunday. At 1:47 p.m., a Union Pacific train derailed off railroad tracks next to Powell and Horton streets near the Emeryville Amtrak station. No cause was immediately available, and there were no reports of injury or any hazardous-materials spills. Emeryville police advised drivers and visitors to avoid railroad crossings along Shellmound Street at and north of 65th Street, and...

  • Once red-faced, Shelby now embraces 'The Fight That Won't Stay Dead' and the massive stadium built for it

    Billings Gazette

    Or so Shelby thought. The opponent: Tommy Gibbons, a young light-heavyweight from St. Package tours with travel by steamship to Seattle and train to Shelby were offered. Dempsey rented a home and trained in Great Falls for a month. Gibbons did the same in Shelby and charged 50 cents to watch his sparring, his choice of venues endearing him to locals.

  • Anthony Macuk: Clark Asks: Railroad bridge under construction in Vancouver bound for Columbia River Gorge

    The Columbian

    It's sitting in a fabrication yard operated by industrial manufacturing company Vigor. So, what is it? It's a railroad bridge. Once the piers are ready, the finished truss will be transferred to a barge and floated up the Columbia River to the job site.

  • Once red-faced, Shelby now embraces 'The Fight That Won't Stay Dead' and the massive stadium built for it

    Burbank Leader, Glendale, Calif.

    Or so Shelby thought. The opponent: Tommy Gibbons, a young light-heavyweight from St. Package tours with travel by steamship to Seattle and train to Shelby were offered. Dempsey rented a home and trained in Great Falls for a month. Gibbons did the same in Shelby and charged 50 cents to watch his sparring, his choice of venues endearing him to locals.

  • Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg passenger rail service out until May

    Tribune-Review

    ... Amtrak suspended passenger rail service between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on March 19 because of low ticket sales as the spread of the coronavirus reduced travel by train. The Pennsylvanian traveled eastbound from Pittsburgh in the morning, and returned to Pittsburgh in the evening. "All of our measures in this regard have been aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19, in concert with Amtrak," said PennDOT spokeswoman Alexis Campbell. PennDOT helps to subsidize ridership on the...

  • The kindness of strangers

    Creston News Advertiser

    They treat you so well." On March 9, Fountain woke up at 4:30 a.m. to prepare for her travels back home. A friend she had been staying with in Truro had to report to work in Osceola, so she hitched a ride with him since public transportation out of Truro is nonexistent. By 11 a.m., Fountain was informed her train would be arriving at noon, and a 7 hour train ride would make catching the flight impossible.

  • Restoration project receives $12K grant

    Republican and Herald

    Railway Restoration Project 113 was awarded a grant from the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust. The $12,000 grant will help support the ongoing restoration and operation of steam locomotive 113. The locomotive was built in 1923 and is currently the only full-size anthracite-burning locomotive operating in North America. "It takes work all year long to maintain our locomotive," said Bob Kimmel, president of Project 113. "In addition to all our generous local...

  • Reduced train service begins today with new schedules

    Connecticut Post

    Shore Line East will continue to operate on a weekend schedule seven days a week. All rail customers are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets before boarding.

  • David Collins: Gov. Raimondo's Rhode Island roadblock bad policy

    The Day

    There's even a big new temporary sign at the border reminding them. Why demand a confrontation at the car windows of drivers you suspect may be sick? Wouldn't a big pretty-please sign suffice?

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