Retracing Fess Parker’s steps in Georgia

March 18, 2010 Railfanning.org 0

ATLANTA – Fess Parker, a long-time actor known for portraying famous historical figures turned California winemaker, died today. He was 85. Parker is perhaps best-remembered for playing both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television shows based on the real life historical figures. But, one of his often-overlooked roles has a strong connection to Georgia. Parker portrayed James J. Andrews in Walt Disney’s 1956 movie “The Great Locomotive Chase.” The movie retells the story of the Andrews Raid of April 12, 1862, in which Union soldiers stole a locomotive planning to destroy the Western & Atlantic Railroad between Atlanta and

Kansas City Southern Acquires Puerta Mexico Intermodal Facility, Adds Direct Train Service

March 13, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City Southern has acquired the Puerta Mexico intermodal facility at Toluca in the State of Mexico. Later this month, Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. will add direct train service from Lazaro Cardenas to Puerta Mexico, providing Mexico City import and export shippers with a service alternative featuring improved consistency and reliability and better transit times, the railroad said.

The Travel Trolley Launches 2010 Travel Outlook Survey

March 13, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

ATLANTA – The Travel Trolley has launched a trends survey to gauge travel plans for 2010. “There has been a lot of discussion in the media about how the economy is affecting everything from shopping to financial investments to travel plans,” said Todd DeFeo, editor of The Travel Trolley. “Rather than speculate on what role the economy is playing in people’s plans, I decided to find out firsthand about the 2010 travel outlook.” The brief survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and asks 10 questions ranging from the number of leisure trips planned for 2010 to

WMATA Train Operator Fired

March 12, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

WASHINGTON — A Metrorail train operator, who was involved in the pocket track derailment at the Farragut North Metrorail station on Feb. 12, was terminated on March 11 from her position as a train operator.

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