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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 224
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: November 12, 2015 04:46PM

This Date in Railroad History


November 12, 1905
The Washington, Idaho & Montana Railroad line to Potlatch, Idaho was formally opened when William Deary, W.W. Laird, and 500 guests took an excursion train from Palouse to Potlatch. The train consisted of one passenger car and three flat cars equipped with seats. The WI&M was owned by key figures in Potlatch Lumber Company, including Frederick.E. Weyerhaeuser and extended from Palouse, Washington to Bovill, Idaho. The original plans called for a later extension of the railroad eastward through the Clearwater country, across the Bitterroots into Montana, but events altered these plans. Probably the major reason was the Milwaukee Road's branch line from St. Maries to Elk River which connected with the WI&M at Bovill. In January 1909 an agreement was drawn up between the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound and the Washington, Idaho & Montana railway companies for joint use of tracks at Bovill and division of rates.
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Saw this reading and northern heading north near highway 61 just south of port Clinton pa a few weeks back during the fall colors 2015.

Chad Moore Photo



Today's North American News


Government, Amtrak officials reach deal to fund new Hudson rail tunnel
[progressiverailroading.com]
and
New corporation will oversee Hudson River train tunnel
[www.app.com]

Siemens obtains $118 million contract to provide 13 locomotives to SEPTA
[progressiverailroading.com].

MARTA awards $198.5 million contract for tunnel ventilation overhaul
[progressiverailroading.com]

Watco's Cicero Central Railroad to begin Illinois operations
[progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. rail traffic numbers fall during Week 44
[progressiverailroading.com]

NS expands land conservation agreement in South Carolina
[progressiverailroading.com]

Santa Clara VTA, Google partner on transportation study
[progressiverailroading.com]

Wisconsin train derailment blamed on broken rail: Company
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Federal Railroad Administrator Will Visit Site Of Alma Train Derailment
[www.wpr.org]

Feds looking at six potential Dallas-Houston bullet train routes
[transportationblog.dallasnews.com]

After pulling bogus votes, T announces paint survey winner
[www.bostonglobe.com]

TriMet says communication to blame for MAX train flooding
[www.katu.com]

Lansdale’s Ninth Street SEPTA train station will open Sunday
[www.thereporteronline.com]

MTA to halt train service for 12 hours this Sunday
[www.theislandnow.com]

Metra makes Rock Island Line weekend express trains permanent
[chicago.suntimes.com]

New LIRR Train Schedules Go Into Effect Monday, November 16 Highlighted by Extra Service for the Upcoming Holiday Season
[www.longisland.com]

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train To Make Appearance In Charles City
[kchanews.com]

Feds Release Study On Ambitious Proposals To Upgrade Connecticut Railroad System
[newyork.cbslocal.com]

First Circuit Court of Appeals Clarifies Limited Deference to Surface Transportation Board Views on Railroad Preemption
[www.natlawreview.com]

Union Pacific to Fund Chicago Area Safety Initiatives
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Manhattan-Albany ridership on Amtrak a record
[www.timesunion.com]

Short lines want more cars
[www.producer.com]

Rail advocate applauds potential Campbellton-Moncton route
[www.cbc.ca]

Today's International News


Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Gannett Fleming, Ricardo Rail, Nomad Digital and Lilee
[progressiverailroading.com]

Eurostar passengers delayed for nine hours after Paris-bound train hit a WILD BOAR that wandered onto the tracks
[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Train drivers running stop signals hits dangerous new high
[www.express.co.uk]

Train derails in Kanchanaburi, all passengers safe
[www.bangkokpost.com]

Central Railway to run 2 special trains to Pune from Nagpur
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

Three Trains Catch Fire at Odisha's Puri Railway Station, 1 Detained
[www.ndtv.com]

Changes to railway times from London ahead of Wembley event
[www.banburyguardian.co.uk]

Strike shuts down London Docklands Light Railway
[www.wsws.org]

Chinese Trans-Siberian intermodal traffic up 89%
[www.railjournal.com]

Kyiv receives Elektron tram
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Turkmenbashi-Baku railway ferry becomes competitive
[www.azernews.az]

Addis Ababa opens second light rail line
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Semi-automated containerised coke unloader inaugurated
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Scope of Shaw Report into Network Rail’s future published
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Three EU Rail Freight Corridors launched
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Renfe launches tender for 30 high-speed trains
[www.railjournal.com]

Farnworth Tunnel expansion nears completion
[www.placenorthwest.co.uk]

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