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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 225
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: November 13, 2015 05:42PM

This Date in Railroad History


November 13, 1867
The Casement brothers construction company, building the Union Pacific Railroad, reached Cheyenne, Wyoming. “A vast assemblage of citizens and railroad men convened to celebrate the occasion of the advent of the U.P.R.R.,” the Cheyenne Leader cheered. “The large transparency near the speakers’ stand bore the motto: ‘The Magic City greats the continental railway.’” What the railroad crew found here was a fully developed town with a population of some 4,000 people, two daily newspapers, over 200 businesses and a functioning town government. The town had been surveyed within a week of Dodge’s visit in July and lots sold by the Union Pacific’s land company. The initial residences and businesses were housed in tents, shanties, adobes and prefabricated buildings that had been erected, dismantled and re-erected at different locations as the railroad moved westward. Cheyenne typified the end-of-tracks towns that followed the railroad’s progress. City lots that had initially sold for $150 had burgeoned to as much as $2000 in the speculative boom. All manners of vice could be obtained from the saloons, gambling houses and brothels that had sprung up literally overnight.
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Today's North American News


Wisconsin lawmakers unveil rail safety bill in wake of derailments
[progressiverailroading.com]

Metra OKs 2016 budget, partners with UP on rail safety initiatives
[progressiverailroading.com]

Gateway project financing details unveiled
[progressiverailroading.com]

Memphis to receive federal funds to restore rail trolley service
[progressiverailroading.com]

APTA honors five organizations for sustainability efforts
[progressiverailroading.com]

CORP reopens Siskiyou Line between Oregon, California
[progressiverailroading.com]

Cleveland RTA's Calabrese named a 'public official of the year'
[progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. Reps. Jenkins, Gibbs tour rail facilities
[progressiverailroading.com]

Route chosen for train from Indio to Los Angeles
[www.desertsun.com]

New Train Timetables Nov. 16
[patch.com]

All Aboard: Caltrain Announces Holiday Train Schedule
[patch.com]

Red Line trains to bypass North Side stations this weekend
[chicago.suntimes.com]

Train derails in North Otago
[www.odt.co.nz]

SEPTA Opening First New Train Station in 20 Years
[www.phillymag.com]

Federal Railroad Head Visits Alma Derailment Site
[www.wpr.org]

Officials eliminate routes to proposed depot for Houston’s high-speed rail
[www.bizjournals.com]

Pioneer Railcorp Announces Annual Dividend
[www.prnewswire.com]

CSX Corporation names new CFO
[www.delmarvanow.com]
and
CSX CFO discusses 2015 performance, 2016 outlook
[www.railwayage.com]

Historic designation sought for Amtrak building at center of Union Station legal battle
[www.bizjournals.com]

Balfour Beatty, R.J. Corman host congressional representatives
[www.rtands.com]

SEPTA awards CBTC contract to Ansaldo STS
[www.railwayage.com]

BNSF evaluating drones in New Mexico
[www.railwayage.com]

For NJT, a second PEB
[www.railwayage.com]

Siemens to deliver 13 electric locomotives to SEPTA
[www.railway-technology.com]

SEPTA names assistant GM of system safety
[www.rtands.com]

Today's International News


Goa Rajdhani train to be flagged off on Sunday
[indianexpress.com]

Caledonian sleeper rail workers balloted for industrial action over train safety fears
[www.dailyrecord.co.uk]

First Broad Gauge regular train on Palakkad-Pollachi to run on Nov 16
[zeenews.india.com]

High-speed train for extreme weather wins approval
[news.xinhuanet.com]

TRAN Committee approves technical pillar of Fourth Railway Package
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Railway supply industry news in brief
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Paris railway station evacuated over bomb alert
[www.business-standard.com]

Alstom to supply 800 electric engines to Indian Railways
[www.moneycontrol.com]

World’s longest and deepest railway tunnel completed
[premierconstructionnews.com]

SBB orders locomotives with ‘working and waiting’ cabs
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Qube and Brookfield fight to acquire Asciano
[www.railjournal.com]

£22m Rugby Rail Operating Centre opens
[www.europeanrailwayreview.com]

World’s first LNG-powered locomotive put into operation in Russia
[tass.ru]

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