railroads http://ijpr.org en Making Old Number 4 New Again http://ijpr.org/post/making-old-number-4-new-again <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The world of railroading has its extremes: speeding bullet trains overseas… and Medco number 4.&nbsp;</p><p>Number 4 is a steam locomotive built in 1925 for use in the logging camps of the Medford Corporation (Medco).&nbsp;</p><p>It is a rare example of a particular type of locomotive, and in the eyes of railfans, worth bringing back to operating life.&nbsp; Mon, 19 May 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 12514 at http://ijpr.org Making Old Number 4 New Again Expanding Passenger Rail In America http://ijpr.org/post/expanding-passenger-rail-america <p></p><p>If the "Back to the Future" movies had been correct, we'd have flying cars by now.&nbsp;</p><p>But we don't even have true high-speed trains in America… <a href="http://www.amtrak.com/home" target="_blank"><strong>Amtrak's</strong></a> 150 mph "Acela" on the East Coast does not quite count.&nbsp;</p><p>But trains do have plenty of fans, and more riders with each passing year.&nbsp; Thu, 08 May 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 12003 at http://ijpr.org Expanding Passenger Rail In America Getting The Railroad Show On Track http://ijpr.org/post/getting-railroad-show-track <p>What IS it about trains?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>They're just like big trucks and busses on steel rails… but the people who love them think of them as far more than that.&nbsp; Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:42:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 3760 at http://ijpr.org Getting The Railroad Show On Track Crime On Rails: Murder In Lower 13 http://ijpr.org/post/crime-rails-murder-lower-13 <p></p><p>The famous robbery-turned-murder outside Ashland may be Oregon's most famous railroad crime story, but there are others.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Including the story of "Murder in Lower Birth 13," which is the title of a presentation on the 1943 crime, November 8th at the Ashland Library.&nbsp; Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:42:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 2648 at http://ijpr.org Crime On Rails: Murder In Lower 13 Getting California's High-Speed Rail On Track http://ijpr.org/post/getting-californias-high-speed-rail-track <p>High-speed trains zoom across countries in Europe and Asia, but the United States is moving slowly toward fast trains (150 mph and faster).&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>California's planned high-speed rail system recently broke ground, amid lingering questions about costs and timelines.&nbsp; We talk with the <a href="http://www.hsr.ca.gov/" target="_blank"><strong>High-Speed Rail Authority</strong></a> about plans and progress. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:48:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 2239 at http://ijpr.org Getting California's High-Speed Rail On Track