Wednesday Aug 27
The Citizens' Voice
Roller skating mania rolled in waves across the region
But decades before inline skates and years before boot skates with polyurethane wheels and bumper brakes on the front, roller skates had metal wheels, leather straps to hold them around your ankles, and you adjusted the curved metal flaps with a key to keep them on your shoes.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Group seeks money to renovate historic Waverly schoolhouse
The neighborhood group working to restore the oldest schoolhouse in Northeast Pennsylvania needs $100,000 to finish the project, its spokesman told supervisors Monday night.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Spectators hit the rails at model train show
For 40 years, Ned J. Marrow, 91, rode the rails as a freight train conductor, but on Saturday he was in Bedford to do a little train watching.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Steamtown National Historic Site
Railfest 2014 Participants, Activities Announced at Steamtown NHS
Visitors wait in line for their opportunity to climb stairs and view the locomotive cab of Union Pacific "Big Boy" #4012 Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is the place to create family memories on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 of Labor Day weekend, as the National Park Service joins with partners to host Railfest 2014.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Broad, breezy verandas, farm fresh cuisine; the Oneonta Hotel had it all
Last week, I wrote about the Oneonta Pavilion, built after the Oneonta Hotel burned to the ground in 1919.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Scarnati Announces Rail Freight Grants in the 25th Senatorial District
Two projects in the 25th District have been awarded grants through Pennsylvania's Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program , according to Senator Joe Scarnati .
$10M grant for railroad bridge
State Sen. John Yudichak, D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe, joined several state legislators in announcing Reading & Northern Railroad has secured a $10 million state grant to construct a new railroad bridge over the Lehigh River near Nesquehoning.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Police: Camper vandalized in Guilford Township
GUILFORD TOWNSHIP >> Police are searching for those responsible for vandalizing a camper parked in the 2000 block of Railroad Street.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Summer Day Getaway: Ride the Lines into American History at Strasburg
Located in Lancaster County in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country a scenic two and half hour drive away from State College the town of Strasburg has developed a unique historical character.
URA board chief: Cork Factory sale issues won't color decision on produce terminal developer
Kevin Acklin, board chair of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, said that Chicago-based McCaffery Interests' sale of the Cork Factory Lofts without a deed transfer would not influence the Peduto administration's decision on whether to choose it as a potential developer of Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction & Sales terminal building ... (more)
Rail Freight Projects Approved For State Funding; Action Sustains Nearly 34,000 Jobs
Gov. 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.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Altoona, Pennsylvania: The Capital of Railroading
Altoona, a city located near the middle of the state of Pennsylvania , is the tenth largest city in the state that sits in a valley just east of the Eastern Continental Divide, the divide that divides the waters going to the Atlantic Ocean and the waters going to the Mississippi River.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
The Ephrata Review
Akron council reverses trail crossing decision
To tunnel or not to tunnel? The question, apparently, is finally answered. The members of the Akron Borough Council, vexed for months over the controversy of the crossing of the Ephrata-to-Lititz rail trail at Main Street, ultimately came to the 6-to-1 conclusion a surface crossing was best.
Plans for 9-mile trail through Wissahickon stumble over section of Germantown Avenue
Susan Dannenberg, board chair of the Friends of the Cresheim Trail , points out the nine-mile project already many years in the planning and building stages.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Release data on oil trains
Even as insufficiently safe oil trains continue to rumble across the country, carrying billions of gallons of explosive oil, some railroads and governments want to deny the public information about the shipments.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
A Summerfest, a Mountain Fest and More
This weekend's live music slate includes festival events in Portage and Bedford County, along with a singing convention, a former Misfit, and some Irish-themed musical fun.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Developers pitch three different plans for Strip District terminal
Three development teams on Wednesday evening pitched plans for how to redevelop the Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction & Sales Building in the Strip District to the city.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Fairview Township supervisors approve wind energy ordinance amendment
Supervisors approved an amendment to the township zoning ordinance on Monday night which regulates wind energy facilities and small scale windmills.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
York County crime watch for 8/2
District Judge Jeff Joy's office covers Shrewsbury and Springfield townships; Glen Rock, Jacobus, Loganville, New Freedom, Railroad, Shrewsbury, I83 southbound from Route 30 to Maryland Line and I83 business loop.