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!
The final years of the Rock Island were a sobering thing to see, such as in this view from Gary Morris a worn GP35, #301, leads a mixed freight at Tomball, Texas near Houston in August of 1977.
Wilbur rail switching yard funding restored
General Rail News
$105 million in federal money to bolster rail corridor
Railroads look to tackle Chicago chokepoint
RJ Corman Receives $17.5 Million Federal Grant
New railroad files to purchase track in Chadron and west
Riverport Railroad receives option to buy industrial park, pursues 'rail-car mall' project
Rail could be answer to I-81 gridlock, report says
Boatright, Alabama on track for railroad tie plant in Clanton
Public Stimulus Funds Spent on Private Wine Train
Updated STB study: Railroads' rate hikes not a market power play
Railroads Fight Back
Passenger Rail/LRT News
VREís 11-mile extension takes big step forward
American Railcar to form venture for diesel cars
Siemens revs up to compete for U.S. high speed rail business
Austin, TX ponders LRT or streetcar option
High-Speed Rail Grants Favor the Prepared
N.J. says onus for rail funding rests on Pennsylvania
What should the SMART train stations look like?
Honolulu light-rail system set to receive $55 million in feds' FY2011 budget
Budget awards $1.82 billion to 27 big transit projects
Illinois provides $45 million for Chicago-to-Quad Cities passenger service
Passenger and freight rail win new funding in Obama's budget
Monument to commemorate Lincoln's funeral train
100 years after deadly avalanche, abandoned Washington town still haunts trail
Historically Speaking, Abraham Lincoln
UNL team aims to digitize railroad history
Railroads shaped Illinois
The Railroad Foremanís House added to register
Salem, OR Rail depot gets historic status
Former Rock Island Depot nominated for national registry
Royston, GA Depot renovation plans move forward
JCDA hoping to save historic train depot with cityís help
Study estimates benefit to Niles from having depot at $5 million
Burlington Struggles To Decide Future Of Depot
Saving the 'gateway'
Interior reconstruction done on Pompton Plains railroad station
Doomed Wells, Minnesota Depot Resurrected
USDOT approves $303.9 million in loans for Denver station rehab
Fort Madison railroad depot renovations to begin in spring
Train station on the move
Dining by Rail
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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