August 2012

Amtrak’s New Transportation Center in Normal, IL

August 26, 2012

On July 15, 2012, Amtrak opened a new transportation center on the north side of their ex-Chicago & Alton Route in Normal, IL. This sharp new facility features transfers to cabs and buses, LCD monitors for train and weather updates, and even a Subway. The town of Normal has invested a lot of capital in […]

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Train Derails in Maryland

August 21, 2012

As reported by WBALTV, a train has derailed in Ellicott City, Maryland. Sadly, it has been reported that two people have been killed. Over 20 train cars overturned in the derailment which will go down as the worst train incident in the history of Ellicott. Several cars that were parked below a bridge were crushed. […]

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PRR Position Light Signals on NS Marion Branch

August 17, 2012

Norfolk Southern’s Marion Branch extends from Goshen, Indiana down to Anderson. It continued all the way down to North Vernon, Indiana, where it used trackage rights on the B&O to reach Louisville. Once of Big Four heritage, and later NYC, this route was run dark, without block signals. In 1975, under Penn Central ownership, position […]

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Passengers Unsure About New Sacremento Valley Station

August 13, 2012

According to the Sacramento Bee, passengers are giving mixed reviews about the newly constructed platform at Sacramento Valley Station.  The station was recently subject to a $50 million improvement project, which included a new tunnel, improved lighting and improved tracks.  Unfortunately for passengers, the new platform was also created to make more room for development […]

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Railroad.net Forum Has its One Millionth Post

August 12, 2012

Since the early 90s, the Railroad.net Forum; has been a free community for railfans to discuss passenger rail; Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment,

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