Figures released Tuesday by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,228 people in mid-February, up 0.90% from February 2012, and up a modest 0.11% from last January.
In 1939, the Florida East Coast Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line premiered new streamlined passenger trains featuring striking art-deco-style paint schemes applied to the recently introduced EMD E3A diesel-electric locomotive.
San Francisco's historic and popular F Line streetcar service may reach a short but critical 0.85 miles west of its current terminus at Fisherman's Wharf, if a recommendation spearheaded by the National Park Service comes to fruition.
Approval by the House of Representatives Thursday of Senate spending levels for the remainder of fiscal year 2013, approved a day earlier, results in Amtrak's funding remaining relatively intact.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday a deal had been reached with Amtrak to continue operation of the Pennsylvanian between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, the state capital. The Pennsylvanian also serves Philadelphia and New York.
The Association of American Railroads late Thursday voiced strong objetction to introduction of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act, earlier in the day, by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).
Spokespersons for VIA Rail Canada said Thursday the railroad this spring will offer the capability for passengers to stream live videos on their laptops, smart phone, or tablet.