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February 2012

New Amtrak Vacations Packages

February 27, 2012

In a recent press release, Amtrak has announced an expansion in available escorted rail journeys for 2012, bringing the total number of itineraries from two to five.  The journeys are provided through the travel package provider, Amtrak Vacations.  Each Amtrak Vacations journey consists of an overnight journey that combines beautiful scenery and prominent landmarks to […]

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Tragedy in Buenos Aires – Several Casualties – Train Smashes Into Platform

February 22, 2012

A tragedy took place in the capital of Argentina today as a train slammed into a train station platform.  Faulty brakes seem to be the cause of the crash which has taken at least 49 lives and probably many, many, more. The train was traveling at 16 miles per hour when it crashed into the […]

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AAR Announces Record Investment for 2012

February 5, 2012

The American freight rail industry will experience one of its greatest years for capital investment, according to a recent report by marketwatch.com.  The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced a plant to invest $13 billion in 2012 to expand, upgraded and enhance the national freight rail network.  The investment total of $13 billion is a […]

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