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Historic old buildings and the scenic landscape of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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Mark Abrams
February 14, 2020 - 8:42 am
Passenger train service from Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, through the scenic Lehigh Gorge returns this weekend after the resolution of an amusement tax dispute with town officials. Read more here.
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Jim Thorpe, Pa., is now thriving on tourism, including hiking, biking and whitewater rafting.
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Mark Abrams
November 26, 2019 - 7:59 am
The nostalgic passenger train excursions from the scenic town of Jim Thorpe in upstate Pennsylvania have ended for now, but community officials say they've taken a big step in trying to resolve a dispute with the rail operator. Read more here.
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FILE -- The first of SEPTA's new Regional Rail locomotives are going into service
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Paul Kurtz
November 06, 2019 - 2:07 pm
SEPTA is cautioning some of its riders to prepare for delays as it enters the height of slippery rail season.
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A SEPTA bus.
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Mike DeNardo
May 23, 2019 - 8:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is interviewing a bus driver who was caught on video driving through a railroad crossing, breaking the gate arm. The video making the rounds on Twitter shows a Route 18 SEPTA bus driving through a rail crossing while the crossing lights are flashing. The gate...
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General Electric completed the spinoff off its century-old railroad division on Monday. The Erie, PA locomotive factory is facing its first open-ended strike since 1969-1970.
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February 26, 2019 - 12:30 pm
By Matt Egan, CNN Business (CNN) -- General Electric just spun off its century-old railroad division to Wabtec. Factory workers immediately went on strike to protest the new owner's push for mandatory overtime and pay cuts for new hires. About 1,700 union workers at Wabtec's newly acquired...
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In 1985, Bennett Levin acquired the very same Tuscan red Pennsylvania No. 120 railcar for $75,000, rather than see it head to the scrap heap.
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Steve Tawa
June 04, 2018 - 9:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the nation pauses to remember the sudden loss of Robert F. Kennedy 50 years ago, some may recall that three days after his assassination, millions of people were drawn to railroad crossings from New York to Washington for a glimpse of his funeral train. One of...
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