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PHOTOS: The Polar Express-inspiring steam train hits the tracks again

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 23, 2013

PHOTOS: The Polar Express-inspiring steam train hits the tracks again

The steam locomotive that inspired the train in the 2004 Warner Brothers film The Polar Express is back on the tracks. The train, known as the Pere Marquette 1225 Locomotive, is now back on the tracks after a federally-mandated four-year rebuild. The ...

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VIDEO: Amtrak anticipates new long distance passenger rail cars to begin arriving next summer

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 25, 2013

VIDEO: Amtrak anticipates new long distance passenger rail cars to begin arriving next summer

Amtrak has announced that it is planning to begin field testing its new long distance passenger rail cars this winter. More than 400 employees are performing the manufacturing and final assembly work at the company’s CAF USA facility in Elmira, New ...

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Trains are public places. Who knew?

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 25, 2013

Trains are public places. Who knew?

A former National Security Agency (NSA) chief learned Thursday that trains are public places -- really public places, with people who can overhear and disperse information from private phone conversations. Michael Hayden, who directed the NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency ...

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VIDEO: Amtrak PD launches text reporting for passengers, employees

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 16, 2013

VIDEO: Amtrak PD launches text reporting for passengers, employees

Amtrak passengers and employees will soon be able to report suspicious activity to the Amtrak Police Department (APD) with just a text message. APD is launching APD11 “Txt-aTip,” a program that will allow passengers and employees to send an SMS text ...

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VIDEO: Amtrak offers electric locomotive facility preview, discusses new train’s power

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 22, 2013

VIDEO: Amtrak offers electric locomotive facility preview, discusses new train’s power

Amtrak on Wednesday offered Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) a preview of its Wilmington Maintenance Facility, where the company is testing its new electric locomotives, according to Delaware’s WDDE. The facility is in the final stages of testing the Siemens-manufactured Amtrak Cities Sprinter ...

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Trains to Embody Scotland

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 22, 2013

Trains to Embody Scotland

When I think of Scotland, I envision castles, kilts, breathtaking nature and an array of fresh produce. But I guess I should now add trains to my list. The country is updating its Caledonian sleeper franchise, adding “quality of service” as ...

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Slow trains going faster

John Latta - Apr 12, 2013

Slow trains going faster

Anderson Cooper upsets people. I like that. It’s a big part of what he’s supposed to do. This time it’s the high speed rail folk (and it’s not their first time because Cooper has been here before). Their complaint is that ...

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