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Steamtown Railfest 2010

Steamtown Railfest 2010

Railfest 2010, a celebration of passenger railroading past and present, is on September 4 & 5, 2010.
Planning continues for Railfest 2010. Events include:

Canadian Pacific Railroad equipment
Delaware Lackawanna Railroad locomotives
Reading FP-7s from the Reading Company Technical and Historical Society and Philadelphia Chapter NRHS
F-3s from the Anthracite Railroad Historical Society and the Tri-State chapter of the NRHS
Railway Post Office Car [...]

AMTRAK WRAPS ACELA EXPRESS WITH IMAGE OF TLC “CAKE BOSS” BUDDY

AMTRAK WRAPS ACELA EXPRESS WITH IMAGE OF TLC “CAKE BOSS” BUDDY

AMTRAK WRAPS ACELA EXPRESS WITH IMAGE OF TLC “CAKE BOSS” BUDDY VALASTRO: Amtrak continues to celebrate National Train Day in August with a unique partnership supporting TLC’s hit series, “Cake Boss.” Earlier this year, Amtrak worked with Carlo’s Bakery, featured on the hit TLC reality show “Cake Boss,” to create a train-themed cake for a [...]

PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES FINALIZES ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIESEL ACQUISITION

PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES FINALIZES ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIESEL ACQUISITION

PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES FINALIZES ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIESEL ACQUISITION: Progress Rail Services announced today it has finalized the purchase of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) for $820 million in cash, plus a net working capital adjustment subject to post-closing finalization, which is currently estimated at approximately $108 million, from Berkshire Partners LLC and Greenbriar Equity Group LLC. Effective with [...]

UP unveils #2010 BSA Commemorative Locomotive

UP unveils #2010 BSA Commemorative Locomotive

Union Pacific Railroad Unveils No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America Commemorative Locomotive
Special Locomotive Celebrates Scouting’s 100-year History
Houston, Texas, March 31, 2010 – Union Pacific Railroad today unveiled the UP No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America Locomotive, created as a tribute to the organization’s centennial celebration. The UP No. 2010 honors Scouting’s 100-year impact on the [...]

AMTRAK BUYING 130 NEW PASSENGER RAIL CARS TO SUPPORT LONG-DISTANCE TRAIN SERVICE

AMTRAK BUYING 130 NEW PASSENGER RAIL CARS TO SUPPORT LONG-DISTANCE TRAIN SERVICE

AMTRAK BUYING 130 NEW PASSENGER RAIL CARS TO SUPPORT LONG-DISTANCE TRAIN SERVICE: Amtrak is implementing the first step in a long-term, comprehensive fleet renewal plan with the purchase of 130 new single-level rail cars to support its long-distance train services. The five-year, $298.1 million contract is being awarded to CAF USA which is creating 575 [...]

AMTRAK RIDERSHIP ON RECORD-BREAKING PACE

AMTRAK RIDERSHIP ON RECORD-BREAKING PACE

AMTRAK RIDERSHIP ON RECORD-BREAKING PACE
 
    
    
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is on pace to break its annual ridership record carrying a best ever 13,619,770 passengers during the first six months of fiscal year 2010 with the historically busier summer travel season still ahead.
The 13.6 million passengers who rode on Amtrak trains during the first two quarters of FY [...]

AMTRAK LAUNCHES Wi-Fi ® SERVICE

AMTRAK LAUNCHES Wi-Fi ® SERVICE

AMTRAK LAUNCHES Wi-Fi ® SERVICE 
   Amtrak launched its Wi-Fi Internet service, known as AmtrakConnectSM aboard all 20 high-speed Acela Express trains, in six major stations along the Northeast Corridor, and in all four ClubAcela lounges. Initially offered as a complimentary service, AmtrakConnect is available to every passenger on board Acela Express both in Business and [...]

READING & NORTHERN RAILROAD RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

READING & NORTHERN RAILROAD RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

READING & NORTHERN RAILROAD RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION:
Reading & Northern Railroad has been named a winner in the 2010 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Marketing Awards Competition. Andrew M. Muller Jr., CEO of Reading & Northern Railroad, said he is pleased with the recognition. “In a time when many companies are downsizing and [...]

New California Public Awareness Campaign Aims To Reduce Train-Related Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries

New California Public Awareness Campaign Aims To Reduce Train-Related Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marmie T. Edwards, OLI, 1-800-537-6224 or
Vernae Graham, Amtrak, 510-238-4360

New California Public Awareness Campaign
Aims to Reduce Train-Related Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries

OAKLAND, California, February 11, 2010 – California leads the nation in pedestrian-train fatalities and in the past 12 months, the Bay Area has experienced an upward trend in deadly train incidents. In [...]

AMTRAK’S COAST STARLIGHT RE-INTRODUCES REAL CHINA AND TABLE LINENS

AMTRAK’S COAST STARLIGHT RE-INTRODUCES REAL CHINA AND TABLE LINENS

AMTRAK’S 
 
 
 

COAST STARLIGHT 
 
RE-INTRODUCES REAL CHINA AND TABLE LINENS  
 

 
 
Elegant dinner service aims to improve customer satisfaction  
 

 
 
OAKLAND – Beginning today, real china, table linens and glassware are returning to  
Amtrak’s popular 

 
Coast Starlight

long-distance train to provide an elegant dining experience for 
passengers and is the latest service change aimed at further improving customer satisfaction on 
the west coast route between Los [...]

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