Railfanning

ATLANTA — The much-anticipated Atlanta streetcar is set to open on Tuesday, Dec. 30, according to a number of media reports. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed earlier this year said streetcars would operate by the end of the year. The project has been fraught with complications, and it looked for a…

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has been ferrying tourists and railfans between Blue Ridge, Ga., and the Georgia-Tennessee state line since 1998. The heritage railroad train departs from the historic 1906 Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot in downtown Blue Ridge and treks northward for an hour, providing riders with a beautiful view of the scenic North Georgia landscape.

PHILADELPHIA — [tweetable]Amtrak is making a $35 million investment to upgrade the historic 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.[/tweetable] The upgrades, according to Amtrak, will improve the passenger experience and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility. The upgrades also meet long-term infrastructure needs of the 80-year-old station. “30th Street…