Monday, May 05, 2008

Vallejo Rail service reaches end of line

"Rail service reaches end of line: For nearly 140 years, trains helped Vallejo grow, prosper" by Sarah Rohrs, © Vellejo-Benecia-American Canyon, CA Times Herald, 05/04/2008. (News Article)

"When the last train cars recently rolled out of Mare Island, something more happened – Vallejo's once-vital railroad tracks became completely unused. Due to a lack of customers on one rail line, and developer Lennar Mare Island canceling service on the other, California Northern Railroad is no longer running trains into Vallejo, a company spokesman said. After nearly 140 years of freight and passenger rail service in Vallejo, an era has ended. ... " [More]

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Nevada Railroad museum gets head of steam as summer approaches

"Railroad museum gets head of steam as summer approaches" by Andrew Pridgen, © Nevada Appeal, May 5, 2008. (News Article)

" ... Whether it was Boxcar No. 1005, one of the oldest U.S. freight cars in existence, or a ride around the museum's tracks on its Tucson Cornelia & Gila Bend R.R. Motorcar No. 401, museum officials and volunteers literally cried 'all aboard' this weekend as its busy spring/summer season kicks off. ... " [More]

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