Union Pacific Railroad’s Iconic Steam Locomotive to Tour the Pacific Northwest

September 7, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

OMAHA, Neb. — Bound for the rugged western U.S., a land of endless possibility that the railroad united with the east in 1869, Union Pacific Railroad’s historic steam locomotive, No. 844, will travel more than 2,300 miles from its base in Wyoming on a 15-day, three-state tour to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate Union Pacific’s role in the building of the western United States.

Next Generation Bi-Level Passenger Rail Car Design Approved by Amtrak, FRA and States

September 3, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

WASHINGTON – The approval of performance and technical design specifications for next generation bi-level passenger rail cars is a major achievement that supports Amtrak’s plans to advance and support the growth of new or existing state-supported corridor service, renew and replace its national fleet and foster the development of a domestic rail manufacturing industry, Amtrak officials said.

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