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December 2012

China Speeding Ahead With High-Speed Rail

December 29, 2012

China today unleashed its most aggressive high-speed rail initiative, covering over 1400 miles in just 8 hours. Pretty amazing, and it shows how exciting high-speed rail can actually be. Weather.com noted that at these speeds, a train could go from New York City to Miami in 7 hours. Imagine how helpful that could be to […]

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Final F40PH in RTA Baby Blue paint scheme!

December 29, 2012

In 1973, the Regional Transportation Authority was formed to fund Chicago’s commuter operations, but it was not until 1977 that the first new locomotives were ordered-16 F40PH’s for the Rock Island. Three more sets of these units would be ordered through 1983 for use on the C&NW and Milwaukee Road lines. All came painted in […]

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