Welcome to Trackside, The Newsletter, a monthly piece covering the railroad industry. I had thought long and hard about creating a newsletter to go along with the website since American Rails first began but I could never decide what exactly to include in it. After much consideration, though, I finally decided that perhaps the best approach was to fill the newsletter with, well, news! More specifically, however, current news and events which will be broken down into categories keeping you up-to-date on the latest on-goings around the country.
Now in every issue Trackside features a "Photo of the Month" and just as a general note these photos used are the property of individual photographers and as such should not be redistributed or used without their permission. In any event, I hope you like the new layout!
This month's photo taken by Drew Jacksich depicts the final California Zephyr, which has just stopped at Oroville, California on March 22, 1970. After this time the train was operated only on the Rio Grande's section of the original route and renamed the Rio Grande Zephyr until Amtrak took over the train in 1983.
St. Maries River Railroad buyer eyes expansion
General Rail News
Nation's Freight Railroads Now Average 480 Ton-Miles-Per-Gallon
Railroad CEO says line's business is growing in North Iowa
UP tower in Illinois to close in June
Ohio rail commission gives short line green light to repair tunnel, bridges
Rebirth of the railroad
State approves $15M for C&G rail project
Gas boom sparking rail revival
Rail traffic: "Solid signs of recovery"
Passenger Rail/LRT News
Amtrak making a comeback in Texas
Amtrak anticipates record ridership in FY2010
U.S. DOT chief reaffirms passenger rail support
Traveling by train can be ‘enjoyable’
Train travel a delight in 50s, 60s
A Step back in time: Railroad helped Vanderbilt flourish in early 1880s
Get on the right track for an unique bed and breakfast experience
Train car returns to NV after 100 years
PRR Museum restoration is nearing completion
On track for history
A Civil War-era B & O veteran is back
On track for history
Brick drive lays foundation for Livingston, MI depot's future
New Bern, NC Union Station at 100 shows signs of life
Historic Johnson City, TN railroad depot to become destination downtown
Philly train station making tracks
Work progressing on restoration of old Lavonia, SC train depot
Historic Pennsylvania Railroad Depot: Jewel or junk?
Train depot is longtime Worthington landmark
Former Railroad station will be end point for bike trail
Mapping out the depot's future
Northfield, MN Depot restoration moves into second stage
Volunteers help keep Noblesville train museum vibrant
Truckee railroad museum finalizes plans, set to open in May
Tennessee train museum right on track
Club on track to build Granby, CO railroad museum
The Millbrae Railroad Station: All Aboard!
Railroad to offer more excursions
Railmark acquires Florida tourist-train operation
Newly restored Lisbon train station begins new life as anchor for Greenway bike trail
As Trackside moves forward I will look to include more topics and information within it. In any event, if you have any opinions, ideas, and/or general comments/suggestions for the newsletter please feel free to pass them my way. As with American-Rails.com I am always looking for ways to improve the newsletter to better benefit you, the reader.
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