Kids can enjoy a FREE steam train ride on the East Lancashire Railway
England, 01/16/2018, Via: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk. It means that any child between the ages of five and 17 can enjoy the steam train experience without spending a penny. They just have to be accompanied by a paying adult and must download a voucher here before booking their tickets. Under fives are always free unless there's a special event on.

Model making group to host first exhibition to get children on track with
England, 01/16/2018, Via: www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. Lancashire Telegraph The event will take place at Accrington Road Community Centre, Blackburn, on Saturday and Sunday and will run from 10am until 4pm. Event manager Kevin Jones said the exhibition will be open to anyone with an interest in model making and will not be limited to trains. He said:”The exhibition is open ...

Teen train buffs visit 'big railway' nerve centre
England, 01/15/2018, Via: www.keighleynews.co.uk. HARD-WORKING young steam train enthusiasts from Keighley were given a rare treat when they visited the 'big railway'. The youngsters from the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway had a guided tour of the high-tech Rail Operations Centre in York. The half-term visit was arranged as a thank you to the ...

Will century-old Impossible Railroad finally thrive, delivering billions in
CA, 01/15/2018, Via: www.sandiegouniontribune.com. The San Diego Union-Tribune In Jacumba Hot Springs, less than a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border, Robert Smith lives in an old stationmaster's house that once serviced the so-called Impossible Railroad, stretching from Imperial County through perilous desert cliffs to the Pacific Coast. Built by entrepreneur John D. Spreckels ...

Three part documentary series about North Yorkshire Moors Railway
England, 01/15/2018, Via: www.minsterfm.com. Want to learn the secrets behind the world's most popular steam railway? Switch on to Channel 5 and you can! 'All Aboard the Yorkshire Express', a three part documentary series commissioned by DSP, part of the Endemol Shine Group, will take viewers behind the scenes at the award-winning North ...

Japan to back bid for KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project
Japan, 01/15/2018, Via: www.todayonline.com. “The setting up of a railway such as the HSR will open a window for massive local participation, especially in the construction of large-scale infrastructure buildings. We welcome cooperation with local companies in Malaysia and Singapore,” national news agency Bernama quoted him as saying.

Virgin Trains will stock Daily Mail newspapers, says Richard Branson in
England, 01/15/2018, Via: www.independent.co.uk. The Independent Richard Branson has overturned a decision to stop stocking the Daily Mail on Virgin Trains, a move he acknowledged had “been seen as censorship”. The billionaire businessman said he had listened to concerns about an announcement last week that the operator would no longer sell the newspaper ...

The Elizabeth Line will destroy this secret algorithm that runs London
England, 01/15/2018, Via: www.thememo.com. Built on over four decades of data, it's a world-class computer model that helps TfL's chief data officer Lauren Weinstein and her team of data scientists accurately predict the fallout from train delays, line maintenance, public events and other disruptions. This Minority Report-like system plays through ...

Colne Valley Railway's £2.4m overhaul to be complete by the summer
England, 01/15/2018, Via: www.halsteadgazette.co.uk. A £2.4 million overhaul of a popular tourist attraction is on track to be completed in time for the summer. Colne Valley Railway has been undergoing a major redevelopment ever since the charity which runs it received a £1.75 million heritage lottery grant. The funding not only ensured the Colne Valley ...

Outback train journey becomes surprise "slow television" hit in Australia
Australia, 01/14/2018, Via: www.xinhuanet.com. CANBERRA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Australia has been swept up in the "slow television" phenomenon after a national broadcaster aired a 17 hour cut of a train crossing the continent. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) broadcast the 17 hour "The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey" on Sunday ...

Operation Escargot: Belgian train driver admits intentionally delaying
Belgium, 01/14/2018, Via: www.news.com.au. NEWS.com.au But that's exactly what has been happening in Belgium recently following a workplace dispute between train drivers and the country's state-owned rail company, SCNB. Belgian train driver Cédric Grumiaux has recently admitted to reporters he was intentionally delaying trains by driving them at a “snail's ...

Enchanted Railroad draws inspiration from arboretum
IL, 01/14/2018, Via: www.dailyherald.com. Little fans have a good view of the large-scale engines and train cars as they circle and crisscross through woods and meadows, past ponds with ice skaters and around landscapes echoing the arboretum itself and designed by the LGB Model Railroad Club of Chicago. Arboretum visitors can see the ...

Delhi: India's oldest monorail comes back to life, to chug every Thursday
IN, 01/14/2018, Via: www.hindustantimes.com. Railway officials say four such locomotives were imported by the erstwhile princely states to India, including one by the ruler of Patiala in 1908 from the United Kingdom. . The 10-seater monorail, which was recently restored by the railways, makes four trips in a day. The cost of a single journey — a 400 ...

DelMarVa Model Railroad Club hosts final open house of the season
DE, 01/14/2018, Via: www.wmdt.com. DELMAR, Del. - The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club wrapped up their final open house of the season today. Their annual open houses started just two months ago and they say hundreds of people came out every weekend. The event gave people a chance to see the club's 8,000+ square feet of train ...

Railway dining events steam ahead in 2017
England, 01/14/2018, Via: www.iomtoday.co.im. Isle of Man Transport is celebrating after a record number of customers stepped aboard for a Steam Railway dining event. A total of 2,635 tickets for the dining experiences were sold last year, a record capacity of 87%. Trish Hoy, owner of the Ticket Hall at Douglas Railway Station which caters the events ...

Detroit Model Railroad Club attracts model train enthusiasts to downtown
MI, 01/14/2018, Via: www.abc12.com. ABC 12 News (press release) HOLLY (WJRT) (01/14/18) - If you have a love for model trains, real life trains or railroad life in general, the Detroit Model Railroad Club in downtown Holly is the place to be! "What we're actually doing is building a real railroad in miniature," said DMRRC Member Weldon Greiger. The Detroit Model ...

'A made-in-Saskatchewan experience': Excursion train set to roll out in
SK, 01/14/2018, Via: www.cbc.ca. CBC.ca Train shopping. The search for rail cars hasn't exactly been simple for Lintick and her team. A good part of the train experience will be to see the beauty of the fields and the wide open skies. - Joan Wassill, director of sales and marketing for the Wheatland Express Excursion Train. "When we started ...

Passing panorama: New Zealand's glory from a train window
NZ, 01/14/2018, Via: www.theguardian.com. It's 8.15am on the dot and with one mellow toot the TranzAlpine passenger train is off on its journey from Christchuch to Greymouth. As we rattle through the flat and fertile Canterbury plains we are soon climbing up steep gorges in the foothills of the Southern Alps, the backbone of South Island. Below ...

70-year-old locomotive has new Waite Park home
MA, 01/13/2018, Via: www.sctimes.com. WAITE PARK — A handful of people braved the below zero temperatures Saturday morning to watch a crew install a historic locomotive on a display train track in Waite Park. A crew used a large crane to lift the 99-ton diesel locomotive from a trailer to its new permanent home. The locomotive joins two ...

Handing over history: Town takes ownership of former depot building
IN, 01/13/2018, Via: www.tribtown.com. The town of Brownstown recently assumed ownership of a 105-year-old building that once served the rail freight and even the passenger needs of the community. The deed to the former Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad freight depot in Ewing had been in the hands of Brownstown/Ewing Main ...

Trains, planes and automobiles from 2000 ft: Photographer captures stunning
NY, 01/13/2018, Via: www.dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail What looks dull from the ground suddenly turns into something mesmerizing and beautiful when viewed from 2,000 ft. And in his new solo show - Leaning Out - at the Benrubi Gallery in New York, New York, photographer Jeffrey Milstein reveals several overhead images of ports, train yards, airports and ...

'Run for your lives!' was the cry as a train burst across Union Station's
MA, 01/13/2018, Via: www.washingtonpost.com. Washington Post The overnight Pennsylvania Railroad train from Boston, known as the Federal Express, was due to arrive there that Thursday morning. The train was two miles from ... C.C. Magruder of the Union News Co. newsstand looked up to see the locomotive flying toward him. “I just took one glance over my ...

Napa's Wine Train speeds up — but can it match new owners' ambitions?
CA, 01/13/2018, Via: www.sfchronicle.com. Now, Goldie is operating his own train, one where tickets sell for hundreds of dollars and riders clink glasses of the fine vintages sold by the wineries dotted along its rails. Roughly two years ago, Goldie's firm, Brooks Street, and Noble House Hotels and Resorts bought the Napa Valley Wine Train for an ...

TV goes behind the scenes at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
England, 01/13/2018, Via: www.thenorthernecho.co.uk. THE secrets behind the country's most popular heritage railway are about to be laid bare on television. "All Aboard the Yorkshire Express" is a three-part documentary series commissioned by DSP, part of the Endemol Shine Group. It will take viewers behind the scenes at the award-winning North ...

Children, grandparents drawn to Lake City model train show
SC, 01/13/2018, Via: www.scnow.com. Rafe Floyd Saturday morning watches HO gauge trains pass each other on a layout during a model train show in the ROB building in Lake City. Matthew Robertson/Morning News. . 12 remaining of 13. Thanks for reading SCNow.com. You may read a few more articles before you reach a limit of 10 ...

For model railroad fans, Middle Georgia club's 2018 displays meant to awe
GA, 01/13/2018, Via: www.macon.com. Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. ... Locally, it is the members of the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club who are doing the same thing by making memories for children of all ages, during the club's model train shows throughout the year.

For model railroad fans, Middle Georgia club's 2018 displays meant to awe
GA, 01/13/2018, Via: www.macon.com. One of my fondest childhood memories still makes me smile, especially when I share it with other people, sometimes strangers, at a model train show. Suddenly we're friends, and it becomes an “ooh, ooh” moment when their memories of Roadside America come gushing out, a little like the feeling when ...

Sydney train chaos this week was caused by three perfectly placed lightning
Australia, 01/13/2018, Via: www.dailytelegraph.com.au. Daily Telegraph While the state government, the opposition and the union have been blaming each other, this was the reason for the rail chaos that enraged Sydney this week. Three lightning strikes, placed perfectly, tipped an already teetering system over the edge. The first strike was 4.45am on Tuesday, between ...

SNAPSHOT: Preserving history
NY, 01/13/2018, Via: www.dailyfreeman.com. Vince Guido of Kingston, a member of the Catskill Mountain Railroad, jacks up an old section house Wednesday off state Route 28 in Shokan. Guido was told to have it removed by Jan. 15, after which Ulster County would tear it down. According to Guido, the section house, which he said is probably ...

Crowds flock to all things trains in Warrnambool
Australia, 01/13/2018, Via: www.standard.net.au. FOR train driver Colin Sharp taking to the railway line with a diesel electric rail motor is just the like the “old days.” TRANSFIXED: Perth's Saxon Convey, 6, is mesmerized while watching model trains during a visit to Warrnambool. Picture: Rob Gunstone. Mr Sharp said the 87-year-old rail motor was ...

Dramatic video of Mooroopna train station fire
Australia, 01/13/2018, Via: www.sheppnews.com.au. Dramatic dash-cam footage of the Mooroopna Railway Station fire has been released by the Mooroopna CFA. Mooroopna captain Ray Stockwell had his dash-cam video running when he was first on scene to the fire. The footage shows just how engulfed the building was at around 3am this morning.

China-built railway in southern Sri Lanka starts track-laying
Sri Lanka, 01/13/2018, Via: www.xinhuanet.com. COLOMBO, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The track-laying commencement of the first phase of the China-built Matara-Kataragama railway extension project has been held in Matara in southern Sri Lanka. The first phase of the project includes constructing a railway service from Matara to Beliatta, in the south of the ...

Working up a head of steam
NZ, 01/12/2018, Via: www.sunlive.co.nz. The “thing of great beauty” is a scale model Britannia class locomotive – an icon of steam, one of the most versatile locos of the British Rail fleet capable of working express passenger trains to more menial freight work. Now, after three decades, a three-and-a-half inch scale model of the Britannia sits in ...

Wanted - someone to raise £2.5m for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
England, 01/12/2018, Via: www.thenorthernecho.co.uk. THE search is on for someone to lead a heritage railway's huge campaign to raise £2.5m. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is looking for an individual to help lead its Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey campaign. The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust has been successful in securing an ...

Engineer Cameron makes TV debut in model rail show
England, 01/12/2018, Via: www.wigantoday.net. He was always fascinated with rail transport and steam engines. “My mother also took me around different railways, so it sort of came about from the age of five.” His interest developed over the years, even leading him to join the Royal Society of Model Engineers. He is set for a starring role in episode ...

Rail joint cracks led to Saskatchewan potash train derailment, report says
SK, 01/11/2018, Via: www.cbc.ca. The train had just passed through a switch at Blucher when the crew felt the locomotive dip and heard a banging sound. An engineer applied the brakes to slow the train and, four seconds later, an automatic emergency brake was activated. Half a rail joint was recovered during cleanup and had "rail-end ...

Heavy snow strands 430 people overnight on train in Japan
Japan, 01/11/2018, Via: abcnews.go.com. ... in a stranded train in Sanjo, Niigata prefecture, north of Tokyo early Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. A Japanese railway official says about 430 people were stuck on the train overnight because of heavy snow that blanketed much of the country's Japan Sea coast. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)more +.

Brightline to begin higher-speed passenger-rail service in South Florida
FL, 01/11/2018, Via: www.wkyc.com. WKYC-TV The railroad plans to extend service later this year to Miami and by 2020 to run up to 16 daily round trips between Miami and Orlando International Airport, with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Brightline's diesel-electric powered trains feature a variety of amenities, including retractable ...

Just the ticket! How Eaton Park's miniature railway helped develop offshore
England, 01/11/2018, Via: www.eveningnews24.co.uk. Norwich Evening News The train follows exactly the same track every time, so any errors in position between each pass are easy to see.” Members of Norwich and District Society of Model Engineers helped offshore engineering company Thurn Group to test a navigation system which could be used with its technology. Picture: ...

The 60 greatest train journeys on Earth
England, 01/11/2018, Via: www.telegraph.co.uk. The best train journey I've ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before dipping south ...

Model trains and vintage rail motor roll into town for big weekend
Australia, 01/11/2018, Via: www.standard.net.au. Train enthusiasts will also have the chance to take a trip back in time on an historical Diesel Electric Rail Motor which will arrive at Warrnambool station on Saturday at 1.43pm. Shuttle services to the West Vic siding depart at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm and possibly 3.30pm and cost $15. Children under four are ...

The best train journeys in Asia for 2018
Malaysia, 01/10/2018, Via: www.telegraph.co.uk. The 300-mile (480km) Jungle Train was built by the British to harvest Malaysia's tin, rubber and tea. It still weaves through defunct mines, rubber estates and vast tea plantations. There's no dining car, but vendors dish out pandan leaf wraps of lamb curry for pennies. The rural lifeline also transports dried ...

After 2-Day Halt, Trains to Snowbound Swiss Town Resume
Switzerland, 01/10/2018, Via: www.usnews.com. The first passenger train is leaving the train station towards Taesch, in Zermatt, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt was only reachable by air. In the meantime the train track reopened this evening. (Dominic Steinmann/Keystone via AP) The ...

A lifetime of working on the Edaville railroad
MA, 01/10/2018, Via: www.bostonglobe.com. CARVER — She was a local kid, just 14 years old and still too young to drive, but she found her way to the local landmark — where a narrow-gauge train famously puffed its way around acres of vast cranberry bogs — and filled out an application. The next day, the phone rang. There was an opening for ...

Mass strikes across UK rail networks spark more transport misery for
England, 01/10/2018, Via: www.thesun.co.uk. The Sun Rail users vented frustrated at another day of chaos as they struggled to get to work on time, with some having just paid up thousands for a season ticket. Picket lines mounted outside railway stations affected by the strike are set to leave passengers facing delays, cancellations and replacement buses in ...

Train service stopped through Santa Barbara because of mudslides
CA, 01/09/2018, Via: www.ksby.com. Amtrak passenger train service has been stopped because of the mudslides in southern Santa Barbara County. The main line of the Union Pacific Railroad was covered with rocks, debris and mud through the Montecito area after a powerful storm dumped rain on the Thomas Fire burn area in hills above ...

Adirondack Scenic Railroad's leader to leave for job in Washington state
NY, 01/09/2018, Via: www.cnybj.com. Maher is departing to head up the Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum in Elbe, Washington — about 20 miles from Mount Rainier, according to a news release from the Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Ridership on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad has risen more than 60 percent in the ...

Helicopters fly some of the 13000 trapped tourists out of Swiss ski resort
Switzerland, 01/09/2018, Via: www.dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail The snow has blocked all roads and the train leading to Zermatt, in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, leaving thousands stranded at the resort, head of the train station Janine Imesch said. .... The Simplon region of Valais was hit by 3.5 feet of snow in a 24-hour period, the ATS news agency reported.

Sidewalk snowplow driver dead after colliding with CN train
ON, 01/09/2018, Via: www.cbc.ca. A CN freight train travelling through downtown London has hit a sidewalk snowplow killing the driver. London police are on the scene of the crash at the intersection of Colborne and York Streets. The train belongs to CN Rail. It said it is also investigating. The City of London has not confirmed whether the ...

This should be the most boring show on TV but people love it
Australia, 01/09/2018, Via: www.news.com.au. If you flicked over to SBS on Sunday night you might have caught a glimpse of the station's new show called The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey. The program follows the journey of Australia's most iconic passenger train, The Ghan, as it travels from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs.