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!
With April and spring upon us this scene taken by Tom Granville is quite fitting. Two BNSF SD40-2s, still in Santa Fe Warbonnet paint, lead a freight at Attica, Ohio with spring in full bloom in mid-May, 2008.
Caltrain set to approve plans to electrify railroad
USDOT to help keep Maine line open for shippers, Sen. Collins says
Talgo taps Milwaukee for U.S. manufacturing site
General Rail News
Three decades of U.S. freight railroad progress after near collapse speaks volumes
Portland & Western track to be repaired
Warren Buffett sees strong rail system as key to U.S. growth
Marcellus Shale sends short-line railroad booming
Railway Age names Short Line, Regional Railroads of the Year
Analysts: Robust rail revenue growth predicted
Return of freight railroad delayed
Union County railroad project wins federal grant
Passenger Rail/LRT News
Cash-strapped Metra prepares to spend millions
Amtrak marks creation of high-speed department
World’s High-Speed Train Makers Set Sights on U.S.
Amtrak: Ridership, market share grow; equipment ages
Heartland Flyer extension? Kansas, Amtrak release study
Twin Cities' Central Corridor to launch construction in summer
Dozens of transit-rail projects gain USDOT grants
NJ Transit to trim workforce, cut execs' salaries and freeze spending
Amtrak to Congress: Liability is a nationwide concern
Oregon DOT orders two trainsets from Talgo-America
Rail is Virginia’s transportation future, officials say
The railroad comes to town (Othello, Washington)
Rail route tunnels saved lives in big fire
Community celebrates Warwick Valley Railroad 150th anniversary
Locals in shock after SPI reveals intentions to destroy Amador County's entire railroad
Cinncy's railroad was a good investment
Trains moved America
Michigan Central Station Was Assembled For Michigan Central Railroad
Group pushes for Crestview railroad depot replica
Heritage Explorers restoring railroad car
Workers carefully dismantle an aging covered railroad bridge in Cottage Grove, WA
Restored Locomotive Back At B&O Railroad Museum
Central Railroad of New Jersey station a beacon of Scranton's better days
Washington County (Maryland) to seek quotes on B&O railroad station demolition
New life for old Aberdeen train station
Cincinnati quest: Use Union Terminal for 3-C service
Advocates hope for rail museum in Waite Park
Mazomanie railroad museum, a tribute to the past, opened March 27, 2010
Grants wrap up 1 project, start 2nd at Railroad Museum
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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