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Railfanning from Newark to Montvale

February 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Jersey is one the great places to travel by train. It is an equally great place for a railfanning excursion.

Looking Back Through Historic Amtrak Press Photos

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Amtrak launched operations in 1971. At first the locomotive used coaches and motive power it acquired from various railroads that were leaving the passenger railroad business to government-created Amtrak.

Metuchen Wreck Illustrated Railroad Woes of Late 1970s

July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

By the late 1970s, railroad were not in a state of good repair. The issue over railroad safety and repair became an issue after a June 1977 Conrail derailment in Metuchen, N.J. In that wreck, 17 cars derailed and took the busy Northeast Corridor out of commission.

Photos: Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Occupying the former Naval Air Station Richmond (NASR), the Gold Coast Railroad Museum today delights railfans with its collection of locomotives, dozens of rail cars and railroad artifacts.

Amtrak: U.S. Yet to Fully Embrace Passenger Rail

December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The United States has yet to fully embrace passenger rail as a way to curb traffic despite rail's success in other countries, an Amtrak official told a U.S. Senate subcommittee this week.
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