Amtrak to Celebrate National Train Day on May 10

Amtrak will celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day on May 10, the railroad said. In addition to events in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles, Amtrak is supporting events in many local markets across the country served by Amtrak. Event offerings include train equipment displays, family-friendly activities and local dignitaries.

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CSX Urges STB to Reject Switching Plan

CSX Transportation is opposing a proposal before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) the railroad says would create unpredictable traffic flows, reduce high levels of customer service achieved over the past few years, and diminish the company’s incentive to keep investing at record levels in critically needed transportation infrastructure.


Amtrak wants 16 percent more in federal funding for FY2015

Amtrak wants federal taxpayers to pony up 16 percent more in funding for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015, according to a new request from the railroad. For the fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, the railroad is asking for $1.62 billion in federal support. Amtrak received approximately $1.4 billion from in federal funds for the current fiscal year.

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CTA Train Derails at O’Hare

Storify by Todd DeFeo Mon, Mar 24 2014 06:54:16 CTA Train Derails at O’Hare A CTA train on Monday detailed at O’Hare International Airport Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email UPDATE: 32 injured in train derailment at Chicago’s O’Hare airport NBC News@NBCNews @_inamis · · Mon, Mar 24 2014 06:41:44 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email #BREAKING: NEW PIC: RT @scottkleinberg: @cta Blue

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Views from the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has been ferrying tourists and railfans between Blue Ridge, Ga., and the Georgia-Tennessee state line since 1998. The heritage railroad train departs from the historic 1906 Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot in downtown Blue Ridge and treks northward for an hour, providing riders with a beautiful view of the scenic North Georgia landscape.

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Conductors’ Union in Canada Accepts CN’s Offer

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has accepted CN’s offer to enter labor negotiations for a contract settlement on the condition that final and binding arbitration will apply if the parties cannot reach agreement. The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada. “I am very pleased that the Teamsters have accepted our offer to negotiate a settlement and, failing such, to submit our differences to binding arbitration,” Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “We will meet the union next