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Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Southern Pacific Engine 1673 which has a new house at the train depot, Friday July 19, 2002 in Tucson, Ariz.

May 08, 2014 3:28 pm
Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

The "William Crooks," Pioneer Railroad Locomotive in America's Northwest, comes back to where it was built 78 years ago and receives a welcome from several thousand people in Paterson, N.J. on March 27, 1939. The old engine came from St. Paul, Minn., under its own power, enroute to the New Y…

May 08, 2014 3:29 pm
Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

The "Thatcher Perkins," built in 1863 for the Baltimore and Ohio R.R, is shown in Chicago on July 12, 1948. A four-six-0, the locomotive was one of the first coal burners and is being exhibited at the Chicago Railroad Fair. (AP Photo)

May 08, 2014 3:29 pm
Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

The "William Crooks," a wood-burning locomotive built in 1861 by Smith and Jackson Builders in Paterson, N.J., is shown in Chicago on July 15, 1948. The four-four-0 engine was operated in the first division of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad and was designed by railroaders to indicate the …

May 08, 2014 3:29 pm
Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Two federal railroad commissioners on an inspection trip sit on the pilot of this wood-burning locomotive over newly built sections of the Central Pacific Railroad in Promonotory, Utah on May 10, 1869. The railroad, then being built eastward across Nevada, was to meet the westward building U…

May 08, 2014 3:29 pm
Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

Old, new and toy trains for National Train Day

An illustration of old time railroads is shown in an undated photo. (AP Photo)

May 08, 2014 3:29 pm
Locomotive 1673

Locomotive 1673

Southern Pacific Engine 1673 which housed at the train depot. Photo taken Friday July 19, 2002 in Tucson, Ariz.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am

Town, feds, railroad company silence Marana train stops

Train whistles near residential areas can be viewed as charming or a nuisance. The point is now moot in Marana, which has arranged to have eight crossings designated as a quiet zone.

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The not-so-great, attempted train robbery

The not-so-great, attempted train robbery

No, this isn't the train that was held up. The Morgue Lady just wants a photo of a train. Southern Pacific Engine 1673 which has a new house at the train depot,Friday July 19, 2002 in Tucson, Ariz. This historic locomotive will have a ribbon cutting in September. Photo by James S. Wood. 

November 26, 2013 12:00 am
Ron Medvescek

Ron Medvescek

Scott Ryan kisses his daughter Juliauna as she het up with him following his truck/train collision at Old Nogales Highway and Teton Rd. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005. Ryan was driving the truck alone and did not see the train coming until it was too late. The train hit his pickup and turned it …

May 29, 2013 12:25 pm
Tucson Oddity: Local monument defines on-track

Tucson Oddity: Local monument defines on-track

The Epes Randolph Plaza near Hi Corbett Field honors a man who was instrumental in rail development here.

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Tucson Oddity: Local monument defines on-track

Tucson Oddity: Local monument defines on-track

Catch a glimpse of a large bust of a man flanked by what look like gargantuan barbells and you might well wonder, is this a monument to Arnold Schwarzenegger or some other bodybuilder?

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Tucson Oddity: Boxcar in air has pulled in shoppers for 4 decades

Tucson Oddity: Boxcar in air has pulled in shoppers for 4 decades

A towering railroad boxcar on pillars still turns the heads of motorists traveling down a busy commercial street in midtown. The yellow freight car reads - "Excalibur Center" - and it overlooks East 22nd Street, just east of South Craycroft Road.

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Tucson Oddity: Boxcar in air has pulled in shoppers for 4 decades

Tucson Oddity: Boxcar in air has pulled in shoppers for 4 decades

A railroad boxcar hoisted onto two pillars bears the name of a small-business complex started nearly 40 years ago by Virgil Dile, owner of a store that formerly sold usable merchandise from damaged freight cars.

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Spotlight on National Train Day

Spotlight on National Train Day

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Acid trip inspired Matos to break up Tucson band

For Mark Matos, the decision to break up his popular Tucson band Campo Bravo came in the form of an enlightening acid trip.

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Number of jobs aided by stimulus found to be inflated

WASHINGTON — A Colorado company said it created 4,231 jobs with the help of President Obama's economic recovery plan. The real number: fewer than 1,000.

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Around the w o rld

Around the w o rld

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Around the w o rld

Around the w o rld

 

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Road runner: Downtown lights jam traffic

Road runner: Downtown lights jam traffic

The east end of downtown has become a gridlocked mess during morning rush hour when people are heading west on Congress Street.

October 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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