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Railroad Events

BNSF Treats Troops to Train Ride

December 5, 2011

The LaCrosse Tribune has reported that BNSF Railway recently honored America’s troops in a unique way.  On Saturday, December 4, the railway treated nearly 300 Wisconsin soldiers and their families to a ride along the Mississippi River in vintage passenger cars.  This is the fourth year that BNSF has hosted the scenic train ride, known […]

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Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad

November 16, 2011
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The Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad was formed in 1982 by the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, who specialize in antique engines for cars, water pumps, and of course, a steam locomotive. A 1912 Heisler was purchased from the Whitewater Valley Railroad and stored at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds on the south side of Freeport, […]

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Norfolk Southern Announces Plans to Hire 500 Employees by End of 2011

November 3, 2011

Norfolk Southern announced plans to hire 500 more employees by the end of 2011 with plans to hire an additional 2,600 employees in 2012 due to more freight transportation needs and the fact that workers are retiring according to Market Watch. The railroad company has job openings in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, […]

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Obama Requests Support in Passing Transportation Infrastructure Bill

November 3, 2011

In a speech presented Wednesday, President Obama urged lawmakers to make the right decision by approving a $50 billion national infrastructure project according to the Associated Press. Obama believes that passing the transportation section of his American Jobs Act would immediately employ about 1 million construction workers nationally to help rebuild roads, railways, and airplane […]

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Railroad Workers Charged With Fraud Conspiracy

October 27, 2011

Eleven people were charged Thursday with conspiracy in an alleged decade-long fraud scheme of the Long Island Rail Road pension system.  Authorities suggest that workers lied about disabilities in order to get large pensions, in some cases paying off doctors to write disability notices.  The conspiracy was discovered when some supposedly disabled retired workers were […]

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Santa Fe Railway Exhibit Opens in Topeka, Kansas

October 19, 2011

Topeka, Kansas is home to the Great Overland Station. The Great Overland station was once an active rail station, but since 2004 the 80 year old structure has served as a museum dedicated to railroad heritage.  The Topeka Capital-Journal has recently reported that the Overland Station museum will now be opening an exhibit, which highlights […]

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