CN Rail to twin railway from Stony Plain to Carvel
AB, 02/10/2018, Via: www.sprucegroveexaminer.com. In the days since the news broke, social media swirled with concern regarding the project, including calls for a vehicle and pedestrian overpass that would ensure access for emergency vehicles and others. Pat Hansard, former Stony Plain councillor was among those talking about the issue online, ...

New lease of life for vintage wagon at Aln Valley Railway
England, 02/10/2018, Via: www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk. The Aln Valley Railway (AVR) has taken delivery of a historic wagon, which will be converted to carry water to extinguish any fires along the route. An AVR spokesman said: “The railway, as it extends, passes areas of vegetation which are potentially flammable: Hedges, saplings and crops in nearby ...

Taking the reins - new boss for National Railway Museum
England, 02/10/2018, Via: www.thenorthernecho.co.uk. Judith will lead on the masterplan which is slated for completion by 2025 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and the museum's own 50th anniversary. She described her appointment as a "very special privilege" and added: "This museum and the ...

Japanese firms to supply Myanmar with train cars
Japan, 02/09/2018, Via: www3.nhk.or.jp. Japanese companies have secured a 640-million-dollar deal to provide new train cars for an ongoing railway project in Myanmar. Leading trading house Marubeni and train maker Niigata Transys have announced that they will supply Myanmar Railways with 24 train cars. Myanmar is having trouble with ...

Filming of BBC thriller wraps in Dereham
England, 02/09/2018, Via: www.derehamtimes.co.uk. Filming came to an end on Friday at Dereham's mid-Norfolk Railway. Picture: Archant. Filming for the six-part drama The Bodyguard began in Dereham on Sunday and saw the cast and crew taking full advantage of the platforms and trains at the heritage railway station. Local businesses and hotels also ...

SNC wins big in bidding for Montreal's $6.3-billion rail project
QC, 02/08/2018, Via: www.theglobeandmail.com. Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. emerged as the big winner in bidding for Montreal's new light rail transit project, clinching not only the contract to build the $6.3-billion network's infrastructure but also work to supply the trains. Construction of the 67-km system, known as the Réseau ...

Snowmobile: 'Avalanche' engulfs Moscow train station (VIDEO)
Russia, 02/08/2018, Via: www.rt.com. ... amount of snow in Moscow could fill a train the length of Earth's equator. “The train, in which, if you load this snow, could bypass the whole of our land along the equator,” he told Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Like this story? Share it with a friend! Follow news the mainstream media ignores: Like RT's Facebook.

China's last steam train
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Feature: The last of the steam train drivers
China, 02/05/2018, Via: www.xinhuanet.com. URUMQI, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- While it is full steam ahead for the world's longest high-speed rail network, the last steam engine drivers in remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are coming to the end of the line. Carrying coal from the Sandaoling mine, Hami City, the 11 steam locomotives are some of ...

The Latest: Signal system down at site of train crash
SC, 02/04/2018, Via: www.thenewstribune.com. Amtrak President Richard Anderson says the signal system run by a private railroad was down when one of his passenger trains slammed into the rear of a parked freight train carrying automobiles on a ... Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more.

Mudslides shut down passenger train service between Vancouver and
BC, 02/04/2018, Via: www.cbc.ca. CBC.ca Two mudslides just north of White Rock, B.C. have shut down passenger train service for 48 hours between Vancouver and Bellingham, Wash. The pair of mudslides occurred Sunday morning, eight kilometres north of White Rock, B.C., said Gus Melonas, a spokesperson with BNSF, which owns the ...

Heritage railway marks 25th with family fun day
England, 02/04/2018, Via: www.yorkpress.co.uk. The railway is entirely run and maintained by a group of volunteer enthusiasts, and now they are planning a big fundraising fun day on Sunday, March 25. Spokesman Craig Benton said some activities would be subject to suitable weather, but passenger and freight trains would certainly run throughout ...

South Carolina train crash: Two killed and around 70 injured as passenger
SC, 02/04/2018, Via: www.independent.co.uk. The Independent At least two people have been killed and around 70 injured after a passenger train collided with a freight train in South Carolina. An Amtrak train carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members was travelling between New York and Miami when it hit the CSX freight train and derailed near Columbia.

Great Train Show rails 'em in at OC fairgrounds
CA, 02/03/2018, Via: www.latimes.com. Train enthusiasts made tracks to Costa Mesa on Saturday for the first day of the Great Train Show, a weekend-long festival at the OC Fair & Event Center. Guests can browse more than 300 tables full of trains for sale, watch 20-plus operating model train displays and visit with more than 60 exhibitors.

Model railroad show draws thousands to NRG Arena
TX, 02/03/2018, Via: www.houstonchronicle.com. To re-introduce Houston to model railroading, 50,000 square feet of operating model railroads, a Disney historian and a variety of featured exhibitors took part in the World's Greatest Hobby on Tour, a showcase at NRG Arena on Saturday, where train enthusiasts demonstrated their sets, sold new ...

The unlikely moment you didn't see after train brawlers hugged it out
Australia, 02/03/2018, Via: au.news.yahoo.com. There was an unlikely twist involving the two passengers involved in a late night scuffle onboard a Sydney train on Wednesday after witnesses revealed ... talking to each other down there, sitting really close to each other for pretty much the whole train ride until I got off," witness Jud Winter told 7 News.

A toy train dreamland, hidden in a Surrey warehouse
BC, 01/31/2018, Via: vancouversun.com. In the local toy train world, the winner was Alan Cruickshank. When he died on Dec. 20 at the age of 86, Cruickshank had an estimated 6,000 toy train models, rails and accoutrements. But it could be more, because his collection is packed away in a Surrey warehouse. This week, we got a chance to view ...

Train carrying members of Congress hits truck, 1 dead
VA, 01/31/2018, Via: www.cnn.com. Republican members of Congress on the train, which left Washington's Union Station, were on their way for a retreat at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The retreat starts Wednesday and ends Friday. Vice President Mike Pence, who was not on the train, is scheduled to speak to ...

Who messed up Uganda Railways?
Uganda, 01/31/2018, Via: observer.ug. Uganda has finally repossessed Uganda Railways after Rift Valley Railways (RVR) ran it down for 12 years. The 120-year-old railway line was concessioned out in 2006 to what the revolutionary NRM government told us was a rich and experienced South African government railway company. But like ...

Docklands Light Railway strike to go ahead after talks break down
England, 01/31/2018, Via: jerseyeveningpost.com. Docklands Light Railway strike to go ahead after talks break down. UK News | Published: 1 hour ago. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out from 5.30am on Thursday. shares ...

CCTV shows sparks flying over railway platform before fatal crash
Italy, 01/30/2018, Via: www.dailymail.co.uk. Italian police have released CCTV captured minutes before a Milan commuter train derailed, killing three people, at Pioltello-Limito station. The top things that could worry... Read More · 8:08min · Piers Morgan teases Susanna Reid about... Read More · 0:27min · Brendan Cole struggles with news of ...

'Very scary': BC man alive after being hit by train
BC, 01/30/2018, Via: www.cbc.ca. RCMP in B.C.'s Shuswap region say a man is lucky to survive being hit by a passing train over the weekend. Police said the 57-year-old man who uses a walker was crossing the tracks on Pine Street in Chase around 1:45 p.m. PT Sunday when he was struck by a westbound CP train. "Due to the walker ...

Ganaraska Railway Modellers Model Train Show marks 25-year milestone
ON, 01/29/2018, Via: www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com. Dave Ellis, left, Dean Smith and Peter Shee welcome the public to the 25th annual Ganaraska Railway Modellers Annual Model Train Show next weekend at the Town Park Recreation Centre in Port Hope. KAREN LONGWELL/NORTHUMBERLAND NEWS ...

North Norfolk railway saves locomotive by welcoming it to ranks
England, 01/29/2018, Via: www.northnorfolknews.co.uk. John Moorhouse of the society, explained: “After completing a major overhaul our loco was able to attend the West Somerset Railway Gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the S&DJR closure in 2016. The members of the Society realised that the time had arrived to accept help with the continued ...

Vic Stewart's rail car set to roll to Martinez
CA, 01/29/2018, Via: www.eastbaytimes.com. Vic Stewart's rail car set to roll to Martinez ... Soo Line No. 48, built to serve the needs of that railroad's executives and later an integral part of the Vic Stewart's restaurant in Walnut Creek, has been donated to the Martinez ... By Sam Richards | srichards@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group.

Classic cars taken up Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway
England, 01/29/2018, Via: www.bbc.co.uk. A water-powered Victorian cliff railway has been used to transport cars for the first time in 50 years. A selection of classic cars were loaded individually onto the Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway in Devon, to be transported 862ft (263m) to the top. The last time cars were transported on the funicular ...

Ffestiniog Railway pulls out all the stops to push North Wales' tourism
England, 01/29/2018, Via: www.dailypost.co.uk. Daily Post North Wales Both are now based on the Ffestiniog Railway and are regular participants at special events organised by railway staff and volunteers. For the duration of the visit Ffestiniog Railway staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk to the public and answer questions. Chris Parry, Ffestiniog Railway spokesman, ...

Heavy snow strands 430 people overnight on train in Japan
Japan, 01/29/2018, Via: www.wpxi.com. Hours later, the Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanstan, known as Khorasan Province, posted its claim of responsibility on its media arm, the Aamaq news agency website, saying its fighters targeted the "military academy in Kabul." The military academy in Kabul was also attacked in October last year ...

More than 7000 new train carriages will be brought in on Britain's railways
England, 01/28/2018, Via: www.thesun.co.uk. The Sun RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said: "With thousands of new, state-of-the-art carriages coming on track over the next three years, the partnership railway's long-term plan is transforming journeys up and down the country. "These new carriages will enable rail companies to work together to deliver on ...

Up to 20 ScotRail trains a day skip their scheduled stops
Scotland, 01/28/2018, Via: www.scotsman.com. The growth in the number of journeys where trains fail to stop at stations they were scheduled to according to the timetable has led to a rising tide of anger among commuters left waiting at those stations or unable to disembark when their train fails to stop. In many cases the decision to skip a stop is taken ...

Crowds awed as massive bridge span swings into place
OK, 01/28/2018, Via: newsok.com. Efforts to install a new railroad bridge along Interstate 235 went ahead of schedule Saturday, where crowds gathered to watch a mammoth, 2-million-pound span fitted slowly into place. Work got underway just before 8 a.m. with self-propelled modular transporters moving and lifting into place the first of ...

Man gets hit while recording selfie with approaching train
India, 01/24/2018, Via: www.thehindu.com. A 25-year-old man from Warangal was hit by an approaching MMTS train in the city while attempting to capture a selfie video along a railway track. The man, a gym trainer, survived the accident but was booked under railway laws. The video of the incident, attributed to recklessness by authorities, was ...

Train driver 'freewheels' broken down train 13 MILES to London Euston after
England, 01/24/2018, Via: www.standard.co.uk. Evening Standard A train driver managed to "freewheel" a broken down train for 13 miles into London Euston after a power cut. Commuters on the 9.54am London Northwestern Railway service from Birmingham New Street were saved from a major delay on Tuesday by the driver's quick thinking. The four-carriage service ...

Winter Steam Gala rolls into Loughborough's Great Central Railway
England, 01/24/2018, Via: www.loughboroughecho.net. The headlining engines will be the 8572 LNER B12 4-6-0 which appears in LNER “apple green” livery - Appearing courtesy of the Midland and Great Northern Society and North Norfolk Railway and the 13065 LMS Crab 2-6-0 appearing in LMS Crimson Lake livery - appearing courtesy of East ...

Engineer railroad lover rebuilds Poughkeepsie's past - in miniature
NY, 01/24/2018, Via: www.poughkeepsiejournal.com. For longtime residents of the area, the railroads that border the Hudson River are as integral to the Hudson Valley as the waterway itself. It was the local locomotive industry that drew David Todd Magill to his model train passion. As a child growing up in Poughkeepsie, Magill first fell in love with trains at ...

Inspectors visit model railroad building amid eviction fight with Napa
CA, 01/24/2018, Via: napavalleyregister.com. Napa Valley Register The Napa Valley Expo authorized two inspections earlier this month of the building that houses Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society train exhibit, which has been based at the Third Street fairground since 1970. Fair authorities and the train group are battling court over a lease the Expo ...

Rail conductor involved in Banff crash fired again for racy social media
AB, 01/24/2018, Via: calgaryherald.com. Calgary Herald Stephanie Katelnikoff poses in this undated handout photo. A Canadian Pacific Railway train conductor who was fired following a 2014 derailment in Banff, Alta., and later reinstated has been dismissed again, this time over social media posts that included several sexy modelling photos. Shamas Malik ...

British 'Spy Kid' filmed 'sanctions-busting secret train' in North Korea
North Korea, 01/23/2018, Via: www.thesun.co.uk. A BRITISH “Spy Kid” filmed what is believed to be a sanctions-busting secret train in North Korea. Tourist Sam ... He said: “It looked like they were trying to hide whatever was on the train under straw. “It was at a remote military compound and you can see guards around the train.” Sam said: 'It looked like ...

Ottawa commits to building railway bypass for Lac-Mégantic
ON, 01/23/2018, Via: www.cbc.ca. The federal government has committed to building a railway bypass for Lac-Mégantic, nearly five years after a runaway train derailed and blew up in the centre of town, killing 47 people. The announcement, while vague on details, meets a longstanding demand of residents following the tragedy.

Drone image of train stuck in landslip in Highlands
Scotland, 01/23/2018, Via: www.bbc.co.uk. A new image taken by a drone of a train that was caught up in a landslip in the Highlands has been released by NetworkRail Scotland. The train was derailed in Monday's incident and the part of the West Highland Line involved is expected to be closed for several days. Five passengers were on board ...

10 things to see, know about at Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby
MA, 01/23/2018, Via: www.masslive.com. MassLive.com What began as an informal group of students and professors sharing their love of model railroading in a University of Massachusetts classroom in Amherst 50 years ago, continues this weekend at the Amherst Railway Society's annual Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield. "As interest grew among ...

Spanish prime minister inaugurates Valencia-Castellón high-speed railway
Spain, 01/23/2018, Via: www.globalrailnews.com. Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has opened a new section of high-speed railway between Valencia and Castellón on Europe's Mediterranean Corridor. Four new daily AVE services and two new intercity services will begin operating tomorrow between Madrid and Castellón. The new service ...

CP Rail fires conductor again, this time after sexy social media pictures
AB, 01/23/2018, Via: www.cbc.ca. CBC.ca The railroad fired Stephanie Katelnikoff in November after accusing her of violating CP Rail's code of ethics and its internet and email policy, according to evidence presented by the company as part of an internal investigation into her conduct. The evidence package, obtained by CBC News, includes ...

Fire burning at Port Coquitlam rail yard
, 01/22/2018, Via: vancouversun.com. A large fire has broken out at a rail yard in Port Coquitlam. People have posted a number of videos to social media, showing a large blaze burning at the Canadian Pacific Railway yard south of Lougheed Highway. The collision happened at a rail crossing on the rail yard grounds, near the northern ...

NEW: Brightline adds safety features at crossings
FL, 01/22/2018, Via: www.mypalmbeachpost.com. Brightline has positioned large electronic signs at several busy rail crossings along its route to warn the public that its new express trains move faster than other rail traffic and to urge people to stay off the tracks when the guard gates go down. Brightline officials said they plan to put 20 signs at crossings ...

Commuters 'encouraged' as double-decker train added to Deux-Montagnes line
QC, 01/22/2018, Via: globalnews.ca. For train commuters at the Roxboro-Pierrefonds train station Monday morning, a double-decker train was a sight for sore eyes. “I'm very happy,” said commuter Sandy Weigens. “It's about time that they react to what's happening with the trains,” said commuter Danny Dion. The commuters say it's a step in ...

Ex-train engineer apologizes for his role in Lac-Megantic tragedy
QC, 01/22/2018, Via: www.ctvnews.ca. SHERBROOKE, Que. - One of the three men acquitted of criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster is apologizing publicly for his role in the tragedy that killed 47 people. Tom Harding spoke to reporters today for the first time since he and two former railway colleagues were found not ...

Metro-North sets fourth consecutive ridership record
NY, 01/22/2018, Via: www.lohud.com. Preliminary numbers presented at Monday morning's MTA Board Metro-North Committee meeting show the railroad providing 86.5 million rides, 300,000 more than 2016 and eclipsing its 2014 and 2015 marks in the process. "This is good news," said railroad Acting President Catherine Rinaldi.

More landslips possible as train derailed by mud on West Highland Line
Scotland, 01/22/2018, Via: www.telegraph.co.uk. Scotland is facing the prospect of further landslides and avalanches as temperatures continue to rise following an incident in which a passenger train was derailed by tonnes of mud. The Mallaig to Glasgow train left the track on a remote stretch of line between Arisaig and Glenfinnan, near the famous ...

Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands
Netherlands, 01/22/2018, Via: www.bbc.com. French train engineering giant Alstom is to test automated freight trains in the Netherlands this year. The automated train prototype can travel for about 100km (60 miles) without driver intervention. Automation will free the train driver to focus on supervising the train's progress. The test's purpose is to ...