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2014-09-15 12:21:14

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As fall weather arrives, Union Pacific Railroad is urging professional photographers to refrain from taking photographs of sports teams, high school seniors, wedding parties and other subjects on or near train tracks or trestles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO Last year, more than 900 people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S., according to Federal Railroad Administration statistics....

2014-08-15 12:21:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania were approved for funding from two PennDOT-managed programs. "Transportation is a proven economic driver and these investments will help these companies maintain and create more jobs,'' Corbett said. "Ensuring that these facilities and assets are ready to meet consumer demands is vital to keeping...

2014-06-30 12:22:05

OMAHA, Neb., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad reminds drivers to use caution at railroad crossings while traveling during the Independence Day holiday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO "Independence Day is a special time for gathering with family and friends, and we urge drivers to use caution as they approach and cross railroad tracks," said Robert Morrison, Union Pacific Chief of Police. "Drivers should always expect a train and obey all railroad...

2014-06-20 16:20:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern and Operation Lifesaver are bringing their Whistle-Stop safety train tour to Delaware and eastern and central Pennsylvania to stress the importance of public safety around railroad tracks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119750 The Keystone Whistle-Stop Safety Train starts in Delaware on Monday, June 23, and by Thursday, June 26, the train will have transited through communities such as Harrington, Dover,...

2014-05-22 08:27:17

Brogan Accepted Honor for Building a Long-Lasting Practice in Service to the Greater Good, at the Third Annual MARKETING Awards SEATTLE, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rita Brogan, founder and chief executive officer of full-service communications agency PRR, was inducted into the "Marketing Immortals" pantheon at the MARKETING Awards on May 21 in Seattle. The designation as a "Marketing Immortal" stems from Brogan's iconic leadership since taking over the reins at PRR in 1989,...

2014-04-24 12:22:29

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX's Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program, with rolling classrooms and specialized hands-on training, will soon take to the rails on an expanded first responder training initiative. The train will travel over much of the company's crude oil service territory over the next several months. This CSX Safety Train will begin in mid-May, visiting numerous communities in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois....

2014-02-25 16:20:15

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today announced that its J&L Tunnel Modification Project in Pittsburgh has won the Project of the Year Award from the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA). These awards recognize the J&L Tunnel Project's safe completion, sustainability, cost-effectiveness and...

2014-02-25 12:21:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that 33 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain more than 43,000 jobs across Pennsylvania were approved today for funding from three PennDOT-managed programs. "Pennsylvania has more operating railroads than any other state, and investing in our rail freight network keeps these invaluable assets in prime position to generate economic growth and jobs,'' Corbett said. "Improving rail...

2014-01-15 23:23:58

National Railway Historical Society teams with rail industry partners to give high school students hands-on railroading and preservation experience. Scholarships are available. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Where else but at RailCamp can high school students learn how to inspect a working steam locomotive in a real roundhouse, visit Amtrak’s national operations center and take a course in railroad operations and dispatching? Limited space remains for this year’s RailCamp...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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