Ringgold: End of the Line for the Andrews raiders

January 30, 2012 Todd DeFeo 0

On the afternoon of April 12, 1862, a group of union spies desperately drove a stolen locomotive northward. But, their tired engine, The General, was about to give out. About two miles north of Ringgold, the Great Locomotive Chase came to an end.

FRA Announces Proposed Enhancements to Passenger Train Emergency Systems

January 5, 2012 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Jan. 3 announced proposed changes to existing Passenger Train Emergency Systems regulations that could further protect occupants of passenger trains during emergencies. “Safety is our highest priority,” LaHood said.  “Adoption of these safety measures will help rail passengers locate and operate emergency exits.  These improvements will also make sure that first responders can quickly reach passengers in need during emergency situations.” The proposed regulations aim to improve railroad safety by helping improve the ability to safely evacuate passengers and crew members in the event of an emergency.  Specifically, the rule addresses passenger