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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 250
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: December 16, 2017 03:52PM


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Here are two photos of the Gold Line Light rail

Photo one: Westbound Gold Line light rail train just east of Azusa, California station with San Gabriel Mountains in the background. December 10, 2017.

Photo two: Westbound Gold Line light rail train departs Azusa, California headed for Los Angeles. December 10, 2017.

Louis Cerny Photos



This weeks news


Hunter Harrison, Lauded Railroad Turnaround CEO, Dies at 73
[www.bloomberg.com]
and
Hunter Harrison, CEO of railroad company CSX, dead at 73
[www.seattletimes.com]

Scathing report on Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train pilot
[www.bbc.com]

Houston-Dallas bullet train clears hurdle with environmental impact statement
[www.chron.com]
and
Federal Railroad Administration outlines preferred Dallas-Houston route for Texas Central: 5 things to know about the high-speed rail’s environmental report released Friday
[communityimpact.com]

Train derailment causes coal spill, water concerns in Harrison County
[www.wdtv.com]

CHRISTMAS TRAVEL WOE Virgin Trains strike starts today – what are the dates in December and January and which West Coast lines will be affected?
[www.thesun.co.uk]

CR to start first Bombardier train service on Monday
[mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com]

MTA abruptly releases L-train shutdown plan, still many unanswered questions
[www.brooklyneagle.com]

World's first solar train will begin service soon in Byron Bay, Australia
[www.treehugger.com]

State adds two PDX-Seattle trains
[tdn.com]
and
Amtrak Cascades ready to launch expanded service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

'Astronomical' Cost Estimate For Portland-Seattle-Vancouver Bullet Train
[kuow.org]

First Aqua line train arrives from China
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

Town selectmen reconsider choice to reject voter-approved train stop
[bangordailynews.com]

$12bn Berlin-Munich high-speed train plagued by glitches, cancellations in 1st week
[www.rt.com]

Myanmar to implement electric train project in 2020
[news.xinhuanet.com]

Darjeeling toy train resumes operations after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland protests
[www.firstpost.com]

US coal train loading volumes dip slightly on week: STB data
[www.platts.com]

Competitive tendering and automation planned for Copenhagen S-Train network
[www.railjournal.com]

Nine bogies of Khyber mail train derail in Sheikhupura
[dunyanews.tv]

Metro-North likely to miss deadline for positive train control
[www.lohud.com]

NJ Transit wants to hit train commuters with $1.9B surcharge
[www.nj.com]

SMART train braces for sales tax revenue drop after Sonoma County fires
[www.pressdemocrat.com]

Metra BNSF trains canceled, thousands left in cold; agency set to raise fares next year
[abc7chicago.com]

Incoming NYC Transit boss says he may shutter some train lines for repairs, upgrades: ‘It will be worth the pain’
[www.nydailynews.com]

Amtrak is finally refreshing its tired train interiors
[quartzy.qz.com]

CONCOR may launch a container train service between India & Bangladesh
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Efforts To Resume Train Service Between Vermont And Montreal Clears Border Control Hurdle
[nhpr.org]

Wabtec to provide yard train control for Rumo in Brazil
[www.railway-technology.com]

Japan says Thai bullet train to cost nearly $13bn
[asia.nikkei.com]

First fully automated subway system starts operating in Istanbul
[www.dailysabah.com]

Emilia-Romagna to renew regional train fleet
[www.railjournal.com]

Growing frustration over freight train delays spurs talk with railroad
[www.mlive.com]

Regional Board Criticizes Dakota Southern Railroad
[www.usnews.com]

Transformative modernisation of Long Island Rail Road approved
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]
and
$2.6 billion LIRR upgrade will connect Brooklyn workers to Long Island jobs
[www.brooklyneagle.com]

RAILROAD NEWS: Citing ‘Uncertain Future,’ California Transportation Commission Calls for Special Committee to Hash Out What to Do With the North Coast Railroad Authority
[lostcoastoutpost.com]

Metro-North rail fares going up Jan. 1
[www.ctpost.com]

Restless West Palm Beach neighbors seek relief from blaring train horns
[www.wptv.com]

Union Pacific Honored for Transportation Service Excellence
[www.up.com]

$1.7b Chinese LOC for Iranian Rail Project
[financialtribune.com]

Amtrak: Co-CEO Charles ‘Wick’ Moorman to Step Down at Year-End
[www.wsj.com]

Major railway renovation on Monona Bay
[www.channel3000.com]

Quebec port to construct container terminal
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra locomotive honors CEO Orseno
[www.railwayage.com]

Trains will soon pass through Seymour, Indiana, at twice the current speed
[www.wdrb.com]

Amtrak names team to redevelop Baltimore's Penn Station, surrounding Amtrak properties
[www.baltimoresun.com]

Canadian oil shippers find rail space is scarce as prices slide
[www.worldoil.com]

NCDOT: $6M for short line projects
[www.railwayage.com]

First of the new Orange Line cars arrive
[www.wcvb.com]

Metro-North announces $90 million station upgrades
[westchester.news12.com]

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