March, 2009 - jstagl - Editors' Posts - MyProgressiveRailroading

March, 2009

Editors' Posts

Editors' Posts
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  • An enduring love affair that continues to endure

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    Flora and David Rollerson have two great loves: their marriage and trains. The parents of nine, grandparents of 40, great-grandparents of 76, great-great grandparents of 74 and great-great-great-grandparents of four celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary...
  • Short lines get tiny share of Kansas' stimulus dollars

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    Before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law, short lines had hoped to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in economic stimulus funding. Instead, they got lumped into a $27.5 billion highway program that enables states...
  • NS' Thoroughbred School in a workforce development class by itself

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    To gain a big-picture perspective of their employer and role in its success, Norfolk Southern Corp. workers need to undergo a little schooling. The ideal institute: the Thoroughbred School, or T-School. Established in 2007 at NS’ Norfolk, Va., headquarters...
  • Delawarians give two bits about an historic railroad gracing their state's new quarter

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    I’m not a numismatist, but I did collect the 50 state quarters issued by the U.S. Mint between 1999 and 2008. I hear there’s going to be another long-running series of quarters beginning next year that will feature an important landmark from...
  • TTCI's annual 'review' shed spotlight on R&D

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    I didn’t venture out to Pueblo, Colo., earlier this month for the Transportation Technology Center Inc.’s (TTCI) 14th annual research review. But since I attended the event last year, I was curious about this year’s turnout and the topics...