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NKP 765 Steam in the Valley Returns for 2016 September Excursions

CVSR welcomes back the historic steam engine – The Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire No. 765 – from Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society on September 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2016. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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NKP 765 coming to the Chicago area in June

The second weekend in June will mark an historic occasion for rail fans with the return of the Nickel Plate Road’s locomotive No. 765 to the Chicago region. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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2016 Milwaukee Road No. 261 Summer Excursion

“Friends of the 261,” in cooperation with Amtrak, BNSF Railway and Lake Superior Railroad Museum, will operate the Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 pulling an excursion from Minneapolis to Duluth, Minnesota. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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2013 Steam Excursions coming to Illinois this September

Iowa Interstate steam trips to benefit local volunteers Iowa Interstate Railroad Chinese built QJ Class 2-10-2  No. 7081 will be operating steam excursions in early September, 2013 to raise funds for volunteer fire departments in Tiskilwa and Sheffield and for the … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s new ‘Rechargeable’ Hybrid Streetcar Announced

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Transit vehicle manufacturer Kinkisharyo unveiled its latest product today, a hybrid streetcar that can operate for periods without power from overhead wires. Labeled the ameriTRAM, the streetcar is a modern, 100 percent low-floor design that uses batteries … Continue reading

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Civil War era Depot to get New Lease

The historic Gettysburg Railroad Station  where President Abraham Lincoln arrived to deliver his famous Gettysburg Address in 1863 may soon have a new tenant. The Gettysburg Borough Council has approved a lease agreement with the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau … Continue reading

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