Passenger Rail

Iowa in Danger of Losing Passenger Rail Grant

January 3, 2013

According to local Iowa sources, the coming year is an important time for the future of Iowa’s passenger rail system. In 2010, more than $200 in federal funding was approved for a project which would create rail service between Iowa City and Chicago within the decade. However, the federal funding did not come without its […]

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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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November 25, 2012

On Thanksgiving Day, one of Amtrak’s Hiawathas to Milwaukee had a full-length “Super Dome” in the consist! The OCEAN VIEW is former Great Northern. Does anyone know why this car is on this train?

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Train From Vegas to LA In The Works

November 23, 2012

Commuters who have sat in awful traffic on the 15 headed between Las Vegas and LA may be in for a great surprise. A party train may be springing up at the end of 2013 to connect the two popular destinations. The train would serve a big market – as many Southern Californians head to […]

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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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More Trains for Brooklyn’s L Line

June 11, 2012

As reported by the New York Times, commuters on Brooklyn’s bustling L line will be pleased to learn that nearly 100 additional trains a week will be added to the line as of June 10.  The most notable increase will be witnessed by weekday commuters with a total of 16 trains added each day of […]

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