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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 223
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: November 11, 2015 04:08PM

This Date in Railroad History


November 11, 1856
Henry Bessemer received a US patent on the Bessemer Steel Process. At this time, iron was widely available, but steel could only be made in small quantities. Steel cost about 8 times the price of wrought iron, far too expensive to make bridges or the framework for buildings and thus iron had been used throughout the Industrial Revolution. After the introduction of the Bessemer process, steel and wrought iron became similarly priced, and most manufacturers turned to steel. The availability of cheap steel allowed large bridges to be built and enabled the construction of railroads, skyscrapers, and large ships.
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Today's North American News


FRA unveils draft environmental document for Northeast Corridor
[progressiverailroading.com]

MTA makes way for Long Island Rail Road concourse under Grand Central
[progressiverailroading.com]

CSX expects slight earnings decline in Q4; intermodal to lead growth in 2016
[progressiverailroading.com]

PHMSA rejects AAR's appeal of tank-car rule
[progressiverailroading.com]
and
Feds reject industry challenges to oil train safety rule
[www.bellinghamherald.com]

BART inaugurates tech training program
[progressiverailroading.com]

Cincinnati Streetcar naming rights up for sale
[progressiverailroading.com]

Sound Transit's tunnel boring machine arrives at U District station
[progressiverailroading.com]

Details unveiled of 235-mile Florida train service
[www.theconstructionindex.co.uk]

See the snowy Sierra with 2 winter train tours from the Bay Area
[www.latimes.com]

MBTA’s fun little paint scheme survey goes off track
[www.bostonglobe.com]

Trains on the move after signal and power failure on several Metra lines
[chicago.suntimes.com]

Railroad line between Ashland and Northern California re-opens after 7-year closure
[registerguard.com]
and
Siskiyou rail project restores service after seven-year hiatus
[www.rtands.com]

Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Railroad Comps Fell 14.7% in Oct.
[www.streetinsider.com]

Union Pacific and a Louisiana drilling company take the tension between surface and mineral rights to extremes
[www.businessreport.com]

Siemens to build new locomotives for SEPTA
[www.railwayage.com]

AAR salutes veterans for helping rail move nation’s economy
[www.railwayage.com]

Dynamic testing begins on Cincinnati Streetcar
[www.railjournal.com]

Today's International News


Inspectors Begin Search for Nazi 'Gold Train'
[abcnews.go.com]

Vandals hijack and derail train in Australia using actual ignition key
[mashable.com]

Arriva Trains Wales strike called off
[www.telegraph.co.uk]

China makes bullet train that runs in extreme cold weather
[www.chinadaily.com.cn]

ARTC to investigate ways to minimise coal falling off train wagons
[www.abc.net.au]

East Coast Railway registers positive growth in passenger traffic, freight
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

China to upgrade Peshawar-Karachi railway track: minister
[tribune.com.pk]

TAZARA takes delivery of locos and coaches
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Dieselnetz Augsburg operator selected
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Bremen approves tram funding
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Ethiopia gives Sub-Saharan Africa its first metro railway
[venturesafrica.com]

Istanbul Golden Horn tram plan moves forward
[www.railjournal.com]

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