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It’s time for the 2014 Sunshine Region Convention
October 16 - 198, 2014

At the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne
The hotel is conveniently located near the Melbourne Airport Expressway.
200 Rialto Pl.
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 768-0200
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To Register for The Convention, click here

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The next Sunshine Region Board of Directors Meeting will be on Sunday October 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM
at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne,
200 Rialto Pl.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Don't forget to check out upcoming events in Sunshine Region on our calendar.


Model Railroading in the News

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:15:25 -0400

Chinese Americans: Don't Call Us 'Model' Citizens
Voice of America
The first significant immigration from China to the United States began in the mid-19th century, when Chinese laborers came to the American West to build the trans-continental railroad and work in other industries such as mining and agriculture ...

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:02:35 -0400

Tom Hayden: Town of Flower Mound making changes, progress
Dallas Morning News
Over the last several years, we have made a conscious effort to promote our park facilities while also increasing opportunities for our residents to shop, dine, and enjoy themselves in Flower Mound. I wanted to take this opportunity to review the ...

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:33:31 -0400

'Railroad garden' open for last time
The Newark Advocate
Twelve trains can run simultaneously. New this year is a scale model of the Klink home and "Unconditional Surrender," which is a scaled replica of the statues in San Diego and Sarasota that depict the famous photo taken in Times Square on VJ Day.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:37:48 -0400

TMCC is offering a class on 3D printing to the public
Reno Gazette Journal
"Instead of just bringing in a drawing or sketch, they can make a 3D model so their potential investor or whoever can get a better idea of what they want to do," she said. Radniecki has a favorite example of how the 3D technology can be used to benefit ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:03:40 -0400

Restored Steam Locomotive Unveiled At TVRM In 1-Week
Railfest is an annual celebration of railroading at the massive Chattanooga train museum, where actual engines and rail cars fill the massive complex. The September 6th and 7th gala includes train rides, special exhibits, model railroads, children's ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:48:30 -0400

Big Texas Train Show comes to the George R. Brown Convention Center on ...
Your Houston News
Model railroad clubs from Texas and Louisiana will be participating with operating model trains in all sizes, from tiny “Z” scale to big, garden size trains. In addition, Galveston Railroad Museum and Rosenberg Railroad Museum will be exhibiting, as ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:38:26 -0400

What Massachusetts residents do for work
Boston Globe
Models, 470, 0.14, $23,610, $26,600. Sewing Machine Operators, 2700, 0.83, $23,860, $23,400. Dining Room and ..... Transit and Railroad Police, 100, 0.03, $47,590, $58,200. Machinists, 8920, 2.74, $47,640, $41,020. Construction Laborers, 16450, 5.05 ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:04 -0400

Microphor management shuffle promises open door policy, 40 new jobs
Ft. Bragg Advocate-News
As John Mayfield, former owner and ex-President of Microphor explains, the pot usually had a sign asking passengers not to toss the waste out the window until the train had cleared the station. Eventually that system was updated to toilets that dumped ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:42:41 -0400

No Certification of Train Derailment Class Action
Courthouse News Service
"While for the class representative, a barbershop, it is intuitive that the business relies upon a physical presence to generate revenue, it is not so clear that all 381 businesses with mailing addresses in the shelter-in-place zone have a similar ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:09:39 -0400

Chattanooga Times Free Press

First Ford dealership in Cleveland named to the National Register
Chattanooga Times Free Press
22, 1911, first selling Buicks and later that year obtaining a Ford franchise to sell the Model T. Cars would arrive by the nearby railroad line, often unassembled. The auto company had its own assembly line to put them together. In 1911, Card sold ...

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Railroading in the News

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:09:42 -0400

Man's body found near railroad tracks in Bogota; police don't think victim was ...
BOGOTA – An autopsy will be done on a body discovered by two pedestrians around midnight in a secluded area alongside railroad tracks near Elm Avenue, police said. Police don't think the middle-aged-man was struck by a train, Bogota police Detective ...
Man's body found next to railroad tracks in

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:01:30 -0400

The Columbian

Press Talk: Of railroads and ...
The Columbian
And although the percentages are very small, some oil railroad cars have sorta, kinda — you know — blown up. Then there's that proposed oil terminal issue down at the Port of Vancouver. Lots more oil railroad cars are headed our way, and that oil ...

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:33:31 -0400

'Railroad garden' open for last time
The Newark Advocate
Runaway Railroad has 14 distinct sections that represent a variety of time periods and locations. Miniature landscaping completes the layout, and visitors can walk through the layout on pedestrian paths. Children and adults enjoy the whimsy and detail ...

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:32:48 -0400

Metra's Strategic Plan: For Commuters, Or For The Railroad?
Streetsblog Chicago (blog)
Carlson suggested that the strategic plan focus on railroad operations and management. The plan should “keep safety at the forefront of the railroad,” maintain workforce quality, ensure financial stability, and “tell people what Metra is doing and why ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:08:39 -0400

Railroad spikes volleyball team photo op
Fremont Tribune
A Union Pacific Railroad official said an incident at North Bend on Thursday was an example of a growing concern across the railroad industry. A train had to conduct an emergency stop because a photographer was trying to take a picture of the North ...
Working on the railroad crossingSalina Post
UP - Union Pacific Corporation: Union Pacific Announces Operating Leadership ...The Wall Street Transcript
Man Pinned in Truck Between Two Trains in DallasNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog)

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:01:55 -0400

New leadership for St. Augustine railroad training company after sale of firm
Jacksonville Business Journal
St. Augustine-based Roadway Worker Training, which provides railroad safety training to most major and small rail companies, has a new leader in the wake of the company being sold. David Oram, who has 38 years experience in the railroad industry, ...

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:44 -0400

Restored railroad offers trip back in time
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Virginia and Truckee Railroad runs between Carson City and Virginia City, Nev., on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Engine No. 18 is a steam locomotive, a 1918 Baldwin 2-8-2 from the McCloud Railway. (Las Vegas Review-Journal/Cathleen Allison).
Steam locomotive runs on Labor Day weekend at state Railroad MuseumReno Gazette Journal
V&T Railroad barrels through Labor DayKRNV My News 4
Labor Day trains set at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson CityNevada Appeal

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:41:11 -0400

Work on railroad quiet zone along Lincolnway to begin
Wyoming Tribune
A truck crosses the four main lines of the Union Pacific Railroad at the intersection of West Lincolnway and Southwest Drive as a freight train approaches Thursday afternoon in Cheyenne. The Wyoming Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:25:08 -0400

KCCI Des Moines

Coggon railroad bridge will require minor repairs after fire
COGGON — A fire Wednesday night damaged the railroad bridge over Buffalo Creek north of Coggon. Mark Hallman, spokesperson for Canadian National Railway Company, which owns the rail line, said the bridge would need some “relatively minor” ...
Crews battle fire on historic railroad bridgeKCCI Des Moines
Eastern Iowa railroad bridge goes up in flamesIowa City Press Citizen
Iowa railroad bridge damaged in Linn County

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:33:16 -0400

Blast from the past historical feature: The 150th railroad anniversary nobody ...
The Doings Western Springs
Each week, the Western Springs Historical Society brings us different historical tidbits from Western Springs. In this edition, we look at the development of a much needed rail line between our area and downtown Chicago. If you commute from Western ...

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