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Archive of posts to our forums related to big news stories.


Transportation in the NYC area immediately after 9/11

Archive of posts from the old Prodigy Trains Board detailing the massive changes wrought by the 9/11 disaster on the Greater NY City area, as well as the more gradual return to normal in the wake of the tragedy.

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NYC Transit Immediately Aft... - last post by AlanB

Blackout of 2003

Archive of posts to our forums related to the massive power outage that affected the Northeast and Midwest regions of the US on August 14-15, 2003.

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San Francisco Bay Area - last post by EllisSimon

Hurricane Isabel

Archive of posts to our forums for items related to Hurricane Isabel, which struck the US East Coast during the third week of September, 2003.

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WMATA:  Shutdown Was 'B... - last post by CNJRoss

Storms of 2004

This forum is an archive of all news items related to the string of hurricanes and tropical storms that hit the South, Southeast, and Northeast parts of the United States in August, September, and October of 2004.

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Storm chasers:  CSXT, FECR... - last post by CNJRoss

Storms of 2005

As bad as 2004 was, the tropical season of 2005 was much worse. Katrina, Rita, Wilma, and others affected rail service throughout the country, and as of the end of the calendar year, the effects are still being felt. All news related to how the 2005 weather affected rail service is posted here (except the ongoing saga of Sunset Limited restoration).

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Amtrak still suffering beca... - last post by KevinKorell

NYC Transit Strike 2005

Archive of stories related to the MTA NYCT transit strike that took place in December 2005.

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NYCT/Arbitrators Rule on Tr... - last post by AlanB

Storms of 2006

This archive contains stories related to tropical storms that affected rail service in 2006. Luckily, there was only one tropical story this year, Ernesto. No Atlantic hurricanes made landfall.

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Ernesto vs. Amtrak - last post by ICGsteve

Storms of 2008

Archive of all news & information pertaining to tropical storms or hurricanes in 2008 and their effect on trains (commuter, transit, Amtrak, tourist, freight).

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Hurricane Ike - last post by Sloan

Inauguration 2009

Archived news items related to all modes of rail transportaition going to, through, around, and from Washington, DC. during the period of Presidendtial Inauguration that took place on January 20, 2009.

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Maryland gets reimbursed fo... - last post by KevinKorell

National Train Day 2009

Forum to post any news items regarding National Train Day 2009, and to allow members to meet to ride trains or visit station displays.

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National Train Day forum - last post by KevinKorell

Blizzard of 2009

Post here any items related to the major snowstorm that is affecting the US East coast over the weekend of December 18-20, 2009. Any items pertaining to rail, including light rail, heavy rail, commuter rail, intercity rail, tourist trains, and freight are welcome here if affected by the storm.

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NS:  Winter Storm Impacting... - last post by CNJRoss

2010 Winter Storms

Post here any items related to the winter storms in the USA throughout the winter of 2009-2010

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Amtrak cancellations due to... - last post by KevinKorell

National Train Day 2010

All items regarding National Train Day 2010, including OTOL members meeting to ride trains or visit the displays, should be posted here.

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National Train Day in Los A... - last post by ShawnGraham

Storms of 2010

Use this forum to post items related to major tropical storms/hurricanes affecting train service during the 2010 storm season.

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DART minor effects from TS... - last post by KevinKorell

2011 Winter Storms

Post here any items related to trains during the Winter of 2010-2011, including the Western storms and Eastern blizzard that hit in December of 2010.

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MBTA alerts - last post by Sloan

East Coast earthquake 2011

Post items here related to trains in the earthquake that took place on August 23, 2011

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East Coast earthquake slows... - last post by KevinKorell

Storms of 2011

Use this forum for rail-related stories pertaining to tropical storms and hurricanes during the year 2011

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NJT/RiverLINE to return to... - last post by KevinKorell

Storms of 2012

Post any items related to tropical depressions, storms, or hurricanes that affect rail service, during the year 2012.

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Sandy: MNRR, LIRR, NYCT imp... - last post by KevinKorell

2013 Winter Storms

This forum is for posts related to storms that affected rail transit during the Winter of 2012-2013. All items here pertain to the blizzard that hit the Northeastern USA on February 8th & 9th, 2013.

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Blizzard/Metro North, Long... - last post by KevinKorell

2014 Winter Storms

Combined archived forum for all 2014 winter storms.

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Titan/CSX - last post by CNJRoss

Super Bowl 48

This forum is only being created because Super Bowl 48 in East Rutherford, NJ is billed as the "Transit Super Bowl" since driving is discouraged and parking will be near impossible. Most attending will be brought in by mass transit.

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How did they do? - last post by KevinKorell

Newark Airport Monorail & Station Closure

Items related to the temporary closure of the Newark Airport Monorail, as well as the suspension of service at the Newark Airport Rail Station should be posted here.

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NJT service advisory for Ne... - last post by KevinKorell

2015 Winter Storms

Combined archived forum for all 2015 winter storms

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63 Trips Being Restored to... - last post by KevinKorell

Papal Visit to United States 9/22-27 2015

  1. Papal Visit Washington, DC 9/22 - 9/24,
  2. Papal Visit New York City 9/25,
  3. Papal Visit Philadelphia, PA 9/26-27

Pope Francis visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia will undoubtedly "stress" the public transportation resources. General items relating to the visit may be posted here. City specific items should be posted in the appropriate forum.

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SEPTA Papal visit Regional... - last post by BillMagee

Storms of 2015

This forum was to discuss rail issues related to storm Joaquin, which spawned record rains in the Southeastern US in early October, 2015

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Forum now archived - last post by KevinKorell

Super Bowl 50

This forum is for all train-related items pertaining to the Super Bowl 50 event taking place February 7, 2016. It will be another event heavily reliant on rail transportation. Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara is directly served by Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, CalTrain and ACE commuter rail, and VTA light rail.

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Super Bowl 50/Capitol Corri... - last post by KevinKorell

2016 Winter Storms

This forum is for posts related to rail transportation impacts by winter storms during the 2015-2016 season.

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Winter Storm Petros - NICTD... - last post by CNJRoss

Storms of 2016

Use this forum to post any items related to storms of tropical nature in the year 2016 that affect any type of trains.

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Matthew - R. J. Corman - last post by CNJRoss

Super Bowl 51

Articles posted here relate to trains & transit pertinent to Super Bowl 51 in Houston, in February of 2017.

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HCMTA/Free LRT rides in adv... - last post by KevinKorell

2017 Winter Storms

This subforum is for rail-related news pertaining to operations during Winter storms during the 2016-2017 season.

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Winter Storm Stella/Amtrak - last post by CNJRoss

Storms of 2017

  1. Harvey,
  2. Irma,
  3. Katia,
  4. Maria,
  5. Nate

This forum is for rail news related to tropical depressions, storms, and hurricanes during the 2017 season.

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SunRail monitoring Hurrican... - last post by KevinKorell

Super Bowl 52

Post items here dealing with trains & transit pertinent to the Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, MN in February of 2018.

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Did Super Bowl efforts make... - last post by KevinKorell