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Phoenix Light Rail Extension Back on Track!

    Groundbreaking for the Valley Metro light rail extension into South Phoenix is back on track after voters rejected a referendum that was set to kill any future rail expansion. Service began for Phoenix Valley Metro back in December 2008, and the system now stretches more than 26 miles. The agency states that there were 15.7 million riders in…

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George H.W. Bush Funeral Train Story ‘Uniting America: The President’s Final Journey’ to air on Discovery

The story of George H.W. Bush’s funeral train “Uniting America: The President’s Final Journey” will have its first airing Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT on Discovery. Led by Union Pacific’s special George Bush 4141 locomotive, it was America’s first presidential funeral train in nearly 50 years. “When you are an American company that was created by Abraham Lincoln’s…

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Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014 Locomotive Prepares for ‘Great Race Across the Midwest’

The 150th anniversary celebration of the transcontinental railroad’s completion isn’t over yet. Union Pacific is just gathering steam following its May 9 ceremony in Ogden, Utah, commemorating the anniversary. The newly restored Big Boy No. 4014, the world’s largest steam locomotive, is returning to the rails for its own “Great Race across the Midwest.” No. 4014 will leave the Steam…

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Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers to Auction off Equipment of World-Class Rail-Car Manufacturer

Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, Inc. has been appointed by Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing, LLC to sell the industrial machinery and equipment from their Rochelle, Illinois site. Nippon Sharyo, a global rail-car manufacturer, stopped using the facility for manufacturing in July 2018. A majority of Nippon Sharyo’s State-of-the-Art Equipment is new in 2010 to 2016. (3) 4,500-Watt Mitsubishi ML6030 & ML3015 CNC Lasers…

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Aerial footage of Crenshaw Blvd. restoration at Leimert Park Station

Metro Los Angeles Aerial footage taken on June 26, 2018 of the work to restore Crenshaw Blvd. over the future Crenshaw/LAX Line Leimert Park Station. Keep up to date with the project by visiting http://www.metro.net/crenshaw. Railfan RodRod Washington Writer, filmmaker, model railroader, dreamer, posting videos and articles about trains. Also, posting railfanning videos and updates about his own model railroad…

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