GREEN LOCOMOTIVES COMING TO MIDWEST AMTRAK

Greener locomotives will soon grace the front of Amtrak passenger trains in the Midwest region. The engines, Siemens Chargers, meet the highest standards for US emissions, according to the Environmental Proctection Agency (EPA). Siemens, a German company, has operations in the US and is building the new locomotives in Sacramento, California. The new engines also…

NEW RAIL PHOTO EXHIBIT AT OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A new photographic exhibit at the Oklahoma Historical Society highlights the role of railroads in that state. “Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George” includes 25 images of the historic locomotives and railroad lines that passed thru Oklahoma. Those lines included the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad (known as the “Katy”), the Sante…

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID TOP UK HISTORY CHANNEL POLL

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the famous 1969 Western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, has been named the “most iconic Western of all time” in a new poll. The survey, conducted by the UK’s HISTORY Channel to mark its launch of Redford’s docu-drama series The West, saw the Newman-Redford film win almost half…