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Blackbirds have flown!

Before the holidays we reported that a blackbird’s nest had been found in the hedge at the back of our main lawns, with four beautiful eggs in it.  61 more words

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NSA Blimp Spied in the United States

TO RESIDENTS OF MARYLAND,catching an occasional glimpse of a huge white blimp floating in the sky is not unusual. For more than a decade, the military has used the state as a proving ground for new airships destined for Afghanistan or Iraq. 33 more words


WATCH: Stunning footage shows what it's like to have a ride on New Brighton's Big Wheel

New Brighton has always been a stunning place to visit and now it gets better.

Previously the only way you could see New Brighton from the air was via a drone or if you took a flight over the area. 100 more words

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Charger Testing Completed in Illinois

The new Charger SC-44 locomotives were tested last weekend on three routes in the Midwest and are expected to enter revenue service this spring.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the locomotives built by Siemens ran with empty trains of Amtrak passenger cars on routes linking Chicago with Milwaukee; Carbondale, Illinois; and Quincy, Illinois. 266 more words


Expedited FRA Review Sought of Ann Arbor Amtrak Station Site Environmental Assessment

A  Michigan congresswoman is trying to turn up the heat on the Federal Railroad Administration to act sooner rather than later on reviewing an environmental assessment for a new Amtrak station in Ann Arbor. 285 more words


Michigan Rail Passenger Advocates Working to Get Amtrak-VIA Bus Connection Detroit-Windsor

Michigan rail passengers advocates are working with Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada to revive connecting service between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, although that might not necessarily be rail service. 179 more words


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