On 19th June 2004 an Australia-wide federation of the state based tourist & heritage sector rail bodies was formed. The name agreed upon was Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia (ATHRA)
NSW Treasurer Michael Egan is under intense pressure from within Labor ranks to pump more money into country rail services after the NSW Country Labor conference passed a motion yesterday calling for the reinstatement of the Casino to Murwillumbah line.
Freight operators are under pressure to surrender some of their wide-ranging rights to have access to the rail network as the government seeks to simplify the way railways are run.
For most Washingtonians, watching a train pass usually translates to missing the Metro by a few seconds. But for an obsessed -- er, dedicated -- subset of the local population, train watching is a pastime of choice, invoking a heated passion that other people might save for their local sports team (or a Trekkie convention). For railfans, there's no greater thrill than feeling the breeze from a 10,000-ton freight train whipping by at 60 miles per hour.
Small rail operators are claiming victory after the Commerce Commission found Toll New Zealand's previous charges for access to its rail network risked breaching competition rules.
A high-speed train will make money for Florida in the long run, proponents said Tuesday as a panel of state analysts begin looking at a proposal to kill the voter-approved project.