Raritan River Railroad's last train station is in Milltown. Can it be saved?

MILLTOWN – The Milltown Historical Society and the Raritan River Railroad Historical Society have rekindled efforts to move and restore the borough's only train station, the last existing Raritan River Railroad station. "It's still in great shape, considering it’s been neglected for 30 years," said James Reid, treasurer of...
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Riding the rails from West Bend, Wi to Jacksonville, FL | By David Gehrke

December 5, 2022 – West Bend, WI – David Gehrke of West Bend, WI loves trains. Gehrke can map the ins and outs of the rail line, rattle off the names of train cars, engines, makes and models and he is a dedicated traveler by train. Gehrke recently...
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Railroad work coming to Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $16.3 million contract to make safety improvements where Rogers Lake Road crosses the North Carolina and Norfolk Southern Railroads in Kannapolis. Albemarle contractor NJR Group, Inc. has been awarded the project to build a bridge separating Rogers Lake...
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Rocky Creek Brewery

I tend to spend my Thursday afternoons at the local library researching past issues of The Moulton Eagle and other newspapers around the area. The ladies working at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library in Hallettsville are knowledgeable and quick to answer my questions or point me in the right direction when I need reference material on a certain subject.

Waco OKs engineering work to keep railroad quiet zone process rolling downtown

Railroads have their charms, conjuring images of simpler times. If a train whistle blows, can a country song be far behind? Paul Simon waxed eloquently about everybody loving the sound of a train in the distance. But Waco wants to give trains up close the silent treatment. The city and...

Threatened Coastal Railroad Is San Diego's Only Link to National Military Rail Network

Coastal erosion in Del Mar and a slow-moving landslide in San Clemente threaten the only rail connection to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Naval Base San Diego, the principal home of the Pacific Fleet. Military units on the West Coast depend on the strategically important railroad to transport heavy...

U.S. railroad investor resolutions urge paid sick leave for workers

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investors have proposed shareholder resolutions at two U.S. railroads calling for paid sick leave for workers, an issue that nearly caused a national rail strike, and they could go to an advisory vote at shareholder meetings in the spring. On Friday President Joe Biden signed legislation...

The Freight Rail Labor Dispute Was Never About ‘Sick Days’

Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. On Friday, President Biden put an end to the freight rail labor dispute by signing a law that forces the 12 unions involved to accept the terms of the tentative agreement his office brokered back in September. It was a law he called on Congress to pass earlier this week, even though four of those unions rejected those very same terms. Biden urged Congress to pass this legislation—which did so with overwhelming majorities in both chambers in just a few days—in order to avoid what he predicted would be “an economic catastrophe at a very bad time in the calendar.”

How might government intervention impact future union negotiations?

CAPITAL REGION, NY (WRGB) — Scott Wertans has worked in the railroad industry for 45 years, and owns a Saratoga-based railroad engineering company. "Most important thing is the railroads will keep running and obviously keep the freight moving which keeps our supply chains going. The supply chain crisis has affected our company too, in that we can't get all the materials we need to build railroad crossings or design or construct railroad crossings and remote-control signals."

Rail workers say deal won’t resolve quality-of-life concerns

Omaha, Neb. (AP) — Most railroad workers weren’t surprised that Congress intervened this past week to block a railroad strike, but they were disappointed because they say the deals lawmakers imposed didn’t do enough to address their quality of life concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time.

After 117 years, the Port Isabel Lighthouse will shine its beacon once again

The Port Isabel Lighthouse is a white brick tower that sits on a berm near the southernmost tip of Texas. For the second half of the 19th century, the lighthouse helped bring commercial vessels in the Gulf of Mexico safely back to shore. It played a key role in the development of South Texas. Now, it’s a state historic site whose beacon hasn’t shone in more than 117 years.

Miller-Meeks blames Dems for her vote against rail worker sick pay

Republican supported general legislation to impose contract on rail workers. There will be no railroad shutdown after action by Congress this week. Both the House and the Senate voted to force the unions to accept the tentative agreement reached with railroads. Eight of 12 unions voted to ratify it earlier....

Biden signs bill that staves off railroad workers strike

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law a resolution intended to avert a freight rail strike, based on an agreement reached between some rail unions and freight rail companies. Several unions did not agree with the deal passed by Congress because it lacked paid sick leave, but Democrats have said the alternative was […] The post Biden signs bill that staves off railroad workers strike appeared first on Ohio Capital Journal.