railyard, train yard; trainsBy year-end 2014, U.S. Class I railroads will have hired 45,000 employees since 2012, including an estimated 9,900 military veterans.

Some 17,000 will have been hired this year, far exceeding the projected industry target of 12,000, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Read the complete story at Railway Age.

John Wilson, a student from Howell High School, joined two dozen teens from across the nation to spend a week riding the rails.

They weren’t trying out the hobo life; they were participating in Michigan Technological University Rail and Intermodal Transportation Program, part of the university’s popular summer youth programs.

Read the complete story at the Livingston Daily.