Riding the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
Riding the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
VERDICT: Ex-Cop Who Placed Handcuffed Woman in Patrol Car That Was Hit By Train Gets Probation
A Colorado former police officer on trial for placing a handcuffed woman in a patrol car parked on train tracks that was then struck by a freight train has been spared prison time after offering a tearful mea culpa. The former Fort Lupton police officer was found guilty of two misdemeanors, ABCNews.go.com. , New York Post reports.
Indiana's worst train crash, tragedy strikes Hammond
HAMMOND, IN (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - On the fateful morning of June 22, 1918, one of the deadliest train wrecks in U.S. history unfolded near Hammond, Indiana, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
America’s Best Train, Toy & Hobby Shop Calls Itasca Home
ITASCA, IL (RAILFAN JOURNAL) – For nearly three decades, America’s Best Train, Toy & Hobby Shop has been a beloved haven for hobbyists, collectors, and toy enthusiasts across Barrington, Glen Ellyn, Itasca, Wheaton, and the surrounding areas.
MTA Announces Service Changes Following Partial Derailment in Queens Village
QUEENS VILLAGE, NY (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - At approximately 8 p.m. LIRR crews completed rerailing the two cars that had derailed on a LIRR work train earlier Thursday. Regular off peak service has resumed and will continue through the night. Customers can expect a full schedule Friday morning.
New York's Taconic Railroad named most scenic in the United States
COPAKE FALLS, NY (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - One small railroad in New York has been named the most scenic train ride in the fall by The Travel. On the scenic train ride which takes place in Taconic State Park in Copake Falls, riders cruise along the iconic Hudson River and are able to some of the most scenic spots within the Berkshires region.
Ohio Governor DeWine Announces $100 Million to Eliminate Dangerous Railroad Crossings
COLUMBUS, OH (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the availability of $100 million in funding to help local communities eliminate dangerous railroad crossings.
Chessie's 90th Birthday Celebration to Take Place in Clifton Forge
CLIFTON FORGE, VA (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - Those young and old will make their way to Clifton Forge, Virginia on Saturday to celebrate 90 years of Chessie the Railroad Kitten. The Chessie 90th Birthday Celebration will take place at the C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge on Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 10 AM.
The Most Scenic Cities in Maryland
MARYLAND (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - Maryland, known for its diverse landscapes and historic charm, boasts an array of cities that offer breathtaking scenic beauty. From coastal towns to mountainous retreats, Maryland has it all. In this article, we'll explore the five most scenic cities in the state, each offering a unique visual feast for residents and visitors alike.
Polar Express Train Ride Returns to Maryland
CUMBERLAND, MD (RAILFAN JOURNAL) – “All Aboard” The Polar Express Train Ride™ this Christmas Season. Inspired by the run-away hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life when you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express™ at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
Santa Fe 3751 to star in Night Photo Session in LA
LOS ANGELES, CA (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - While in town for the Los Angeles Train Festival this weekend, Santa Fe #3751 will get some time in the spotlight under the lights this Sunday. Not that a steam locomotive doesn’t always draw attention wherever it goes of course.
All Aboard! Ride the Maroon & Gold Express to CMU Game
MT. PLEASANT, MI (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - Railfans and football fans will have a unique opportunity this weekend (September 9, 2023) when Central Michigan University plays host to the University of New Hampshire.
CSX Names Rail Industry Veteran Mike Cory Chief Operating Officer
JACKSONVILLE, FL (RAILFAN JOURNAL) – CSX announced today the appointment of Mike Cory, a seasoned railroad executive with more than 40 years of operations experience, as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Ride the Polar Express: November in NC!
BRYSON CITY, NC (RAILFAN JOURNAL) – All aboard! Experience the magic this holiday season and join the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMRR) for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.
Truth or Legend? The Story of President Lincoln's Funeral Ghost Train
SPRINGFIELD, IL (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - The funeral of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was a somber and historic event that took place in the wake of his assassination in 1865.
Butch Cassidy: Train Robbing Legend
BEAVER, UT (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - In the annals of American criminal history, the name Butch Cassidy stands out as one of the most infamous figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
UP Centennial move a strong start for Silvis
SILVIS, IL (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - It was just a simple prime mover test. However, it was still movement and for the folks at Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA), it’s a tremendous success and what we can only hope is a sign of good things to come in the near future.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Georgia excursions to return
CHATTANOOGA, TN (RAILFAN JOURNAL) - For the first time in years Tennessee Valley steam will return to Georgia when the Summerville Steam Special crosses the state line at Rossville on September 16, 2023.
Tickets Available for Purchase for 611 Fall Excursions
ROANOKE, VA (RAILFAN JOURNAL) – The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. (VMT) and the Virginia Scenic Railway (VSR) are thrilled to announce that the tickets for the 611 fall excursions are available for purchase now.
Subway Surfing; Social Media Madness
New York City has launched a new push to stop the resurgence in subway surfing, or riding on the top or outside of a train. This practice has been going on since 1904 in New York. "Local newspaper archives mention people getting maimed or killed riding on top of trains as early as 1904 – the year the subway opened – when two boys, 13 and 14, were struck by a low bridge while riding on top of a Grand Central-bound railcar, killing one of them and injuring the other."