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Truck was on Crossing at Time of Crash

An on-board camera has shown that the garbage truck that was struck by an Amtrak special on Jan. 31, had entered a grade crossing after the crossing gates had gone down. 182 more words

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Class 1 Rail Employment Fell in January

Employment on U.S. Class 1 railroads in January fell 2.76 percent compared with January of 2017.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said railroads employed 144,329 workers in mid January, which was a decline of 0.75 percent since mid-December. 133 more words

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Ohio Saddle Tanker Moving to Pennsylvania

A steam locomotive that sat for years on static display in Ohio at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds in Circleville is getting a new home.

The saddletank 0-6-0 built by Alco-Cooke in 1920 will be moved to the Allentown & Auburn Railroad in Pennsylvania. 155 more words

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Pa. Tourist RR Debuts PRR Lookalike FP7

A Pennsylvania tourist railroad has placed into revenue service a Pennsylvania Railroad look alike locomotive.

The Stourbridge Line debuted during President’s Day weekend a former Canadian Pacific GMD FP7 in a variation of the PRR’s FP7 livery. 102 more words

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SMART Members OK Contract With Amtrak

Members of the SMART Transportation Division have ratified a contract agreement with Amtrak.

The pact covers conductors, assistant conductors and yardmasters represented by the union. 59 more words

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NTSB Wants Restricted Speed for Trains Passing Through Territory in Which Signal System Has Been Suspended

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the Federal Railroad Administration to issue an emergency order directing that trains or locomotives move at restricted speed when passing through territory on which the signal system has been suspended and a switch has been reported realigned for a main track. 245 more words

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2 NS Crew Members Hurt in Derailment

Two Norfolk Southern crew members were injured Thursday afternoon after an eastbound auto rack train derailed in a remote location near Attica, New York, on the Southern Tier line. 233 more words

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