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Road Vehicles On The Rails

And other things.  Most of these are solutions to a railroad’s age old problem of how you get a track maintenance crew to the track they need to maintain with their tools.   666 more words


Google Adding Railroad Crossings To Maps In Attempt To Curb Accidents

Due to an uptick recently in accidents at railroad crossings, the Federal Railroad Administration is stepping up efforts to keep drivers aware when their route intersects with the path of trains. 396 more words

At the Throttle

What do you give the guy who pretty much has everything?  An experience of a lifetime.

My husband is a train-fanatic and for Father’s Day our daughter and I gave him a chance to be “At the Throttle” of the powerful, iconic 611 steam engine. 393 more words


Top works at Newcastle Mine busy place

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, June 28, 1923

Nestled down between wooded hills in a little valley formed by Coal Creek, the coal mining camp of Newcastle, the oldest in the state, is an attractive place at any time of the year. 135 more words


Miami-Dade grants preliminary approval to Tri-Rail platform at All Aboard Florida station

The plan to run Tri-Rail passenger trains directly to All Aboard Florida’s Miami Central Station moved a step closer when the county granted preliminary approval for part of its funding on Wednesday. 193 more words


Leviathans of Yesterday

So many things that once held sway
Don’t matter anymore;
Leviathans of yesterday
Are just the junk next door

The railroads, once so mighty then, 18 more words

Original Poems

Amtrak Philadelphia Accident: How Do I Get to New York From Washington??

Federal investigators were on the scene of an Amtrak Northeast regional train derailment north of Philadelphia that occurred Tuesday night. The incident left six people dead and more than 140 injured. 390 more words


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