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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 253
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: December 20, 2017 03:36PM

Notice - Trainnews will not publish Saturday due to the holiday, but will publish the following Wednesday 12/27. Have at MERRY CHRISTMAS.


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UP 1943 rolls through downtown San Antonio TX after it was unveiled at the Sunset Station. After the speeches were over and the assembled guests departed, UP 1943 departed, picked up its short train and hurried eastbound. The special would bypass Houston TX for Beaumont.

Norm Schultze Photos



This weeks news


Last piece of Amtrak train wreckage removed from Washington highway as NTSB continues investigation
[www.cnbc.com]
and
Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed
[www.bbc.com]
and
What is positive train control, and could it have prevented the Amtrak crash?
[www.cnn.com]
and
Two train buffs were among victims of Amtrak crash in Washington state
[beta.latimes.com]
and
Engineer did not use emergency brake before deadly train derailment
[www.kiro7.com]

Brightline plans to install Positive Train Control technology that could have prevented Amtrak crash
[www.wptv.com]

Delhi Metro train rams into wall during trial run
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Japanese prosecutors raid more firms over maglev train contracts
[www.reuters.com]

Cracks Found On Japan's Iconic Bullet Trains: More Quality Issues From A Nation Famed For Excellence
[www.forbes.com]

Train safety system only partially installed on Chicago area railroads
[www.chicagotribune.com]

The world's first solar-powered train has launched in Byron Bay
[www.lonelyplanet.com]

Feds approve Brightline express train extension between South Florida and Orlando
[www.sun-sentinel.com]
and
Brightline train gets final federal approval to connect Orlando to Miami
[www.orlandoweekly.com]

MTA adds longer cars to C line for rush hour, fitting 25 percent more riders per train
[www.amny.com]

The new train operator in the West Midlands is splitting its business in two. Here’s why that’s a good thing
[www.citymetric.com]

450 Amtrak trains are getting an interior makeover
[www.curbed.com]

Holiday train stops in Oconomowoc and Hartland raised 9,000 pounds of food for the local pantries
[www.jsonline.com]

Death of CSX CEO raises questions about reforms at railroad
[abcnews.go.com]
and
CSX caught mid-revolution by death of rail legend Harrison
[www.post-gazette.com]

Quonset railroad sets transport record
[turnto10.com]

Acting CSX CEO Foote Is Running A Major Railroad For The First Time Following Harrison's Death
[news.wjct.org]

State regulators seek to vet North Coast Railroad Authority’s future
[www.times-standard.com]

Railroad officials assure Illinois lawmakers they’re investing in rail safety technology
[www.ilnews.org]

Tehran-Mashhad Railroad Project Gets Off the Ground
[financialtribune.com]

Railroad quiet zone fully implemented in Helena
[www.ktvh.com]

Reaction Following Federal Railroad Administration’s Issuing Draft Environmental Report On Houston To Dallas Bullet Train Project
[wtaw.com]
and
Federal Agency Is About To Take More Public Comment On Houston-To-Dallas High-Speed Rail
[www.houstonpublicmedia.org]

Amtrak reports record ticket revenue in November
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

APTA: Public transit ridership fell in third quarter
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Seward: Freight rail still on track in New York
[auburnpub.com]

TransLink mulls late-night SkyTrain service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

California high-speed panel publishes sustainability report
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Report: MBTA 'gaining speed' on reforms
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Contractor for repair work on Merrimac rail bridge selected; work to begin soon
[www.wiscnews.com]

State Plans Aggressive Action To Stop Rail Car Storage In Adirondacks
[wamc.org]
and
Gov. Cuomo Seeks to Derail Adirondack Rail Car Storage Plan
[www.usnews.com]

MRC Board advises DSR to address issues
[www.pioneer-review.com]

What needs to happen to bring passenger rail back to the QC by 2019
[wqad.com]

RPT-Canada oil producers exhaust options as pipelines, railroads fill
[af.reuters.com]

Tesla ups the ante once again
[www.railwayage.com]

Iran’s railroad transit up by 61%
[en.mehrnews.com]

RailWorks: Transformation on the Tracks
[thebossmagazine.com]

SEPTA’s working on the railroad as riders wait to see what’s next
[oakwoodherald.com]

Simplifying portable precision wheel truing
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

CNY regional council chair Simpson faults Cuomo administration on rail project
[www.syracuse.com]

Five questions about the Gateway Program, answered
[cityandstateny.com]

Why is Kansas City Southern Up More Than 30% Year to Date?
[www.nasdaq.com]

MTA OKs $91.5 million contract to update five Metro-North stations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Keolis, MBTA driving toward drones
[www.railwayage.com]

Chinese firm wins work on US project
[www.china.org.cn]

FRA approves high-speed passenger-rail projects in Florida, Texas
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Interesting reading


Did 'Antifa' Pour Concrete on Tracks Causing an Amtrak Train to Derail?
[www.snopes.com]

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