Todd DeFeo
About Todd DeFeo
Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and The Travel Trolley.

NTSB Hands Down Three Recommendations in 2006 Derailment

November 27, 2007 Todd DeFeo 0

The National Transportation Safety Board this week handed down a trio of recommendations in response to a January 2006 Norfolk Southern derailment that injured three people and caused more than $5 million in property damage. First, the NTSB recommended that Class I Railroads “modify, as necessary, your initial and recurrent training and operating rules to emphasize to your employees and the crews of other railroads operating on your territory that any signal that appears to display extra lighted aspects in a signal head should be treated as an improperly or imperfectly displayed signal.” Next, the NTSB recommended that Norfolk Southern

Tennessee Central Railway

December 31, 2006 Todd DeFeo 0

The Tennessee Central Railway connected Nashville, Tenn., and Hopkinsville, Ky. The railroad operated until it went bankrupt in 1968. It was taken over by the Illinois Central Gulf, which operated trains through Clarksville until the early 1980s.

Tracking the Decapods

December 31, 2006 Todd DeFeo 0

Scattered across Northeast Georgia are three relics of the past, which hearken back to the days when steam giants ruled the rails.

Kingston, Ga., Officials Want Historic Designation for Railroad Wye

November 22, 2006 Todd DeFeo 0

Officials in Kingston, Ga., want a former railroad Wye, the site of a daring Civil War escapade, to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The wye, where the Western & Atlantic and Rome railroads joined, was built in 1849, according to a report in The Daily Tribune News of Cartersville, Ga. The tracks were removed in the 1970s, about the time that the city’s historic train depot also burned, the newspaper reported. Though tracks are no longer in place, the former railroad road bed was not removed. Similarly, the depot’s foundation also remains. On April 12, 1862,

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