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Trainnews - volume 11 - issue 197
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: October 03, 2018 06:48PM

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Swapping Power at Harrisburg – Amtrak’s Broadway Limited pulls to a stop at the Harrisburg, PA station in March 1978. The diesel-powered train has just completed a 715 mile overnight run from Chicago powered by an A-B-B-A set of Electro-Motive E8s. At Harrisburg, the diesels will be removed and a GG1 (on the right) will be coupled onto the head end of the consist to continue the run to Philadelphia and then to Penn Station, New York on the former Pennsylvania Railroad’s (PRR) electrified main. A little over two decades before this photo was taken the power swap at Harrisburg would have been from steam to a GG1. The PRR rostered 139 GG1s, which were initially placed in passenger service between Washington D.C. and New York in 1935. The Broadway Limited was the PRR’s premier passenger train between New York and Chicago, and ran between 1912 and 1971 on the PRR. When Amtrak was created in May 1971 the Broadway Limited was continued, however it was discontinued by Amtrak in 1995.

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This weeks news


Explosion, fire stop TRAX train and disrupt service in downtown Salt Lake City
[www.sltrib.com]
and
TRAX train delays Wednesday morning caused by overnight sparks, explosion
[www.deseretnews.com]

Lahore-Faisalabad non stop train inaugurated
[www.thenews.com.pk]

Judge tosses suit seeking to limit L train construction
[nypost.com]

Metro's 2nd six-car train to run from Thursday
[www.deccanherald.com]

Japan's newest bullet train passes through the world's deepest rail tunnel
[www.stuff.co.nz]

Chinese maglev train capable of travelling at 600km/h on track for 2020 test run as design completed
[www.scmp.com]
and
China to float new maglev train by 2020
[www.upi.com]

You can take a 100-year-old nostalgia train to the Yankees wild-card game
[www.timeout.com]

Saudi high speed train announces launch date for passengers
[www.arabianbusiness.com]

Trump administration repeals train safety regulation, triggering new oil spill fears
[www.theolympian.com]

Bombardier wins $324m high-speed train supply contract in China
[www.railway-technology.com]

Train hits Network Rail engineering equipment near Diss
[www.eadt.co.uk]

Cracks in light-rail tracks slow trains in South Seattle; expect closures for repairs over weekend
[www.seattletimes.com]

The Effect of Transmission Lines on Railroads
[www.tdworld.com]

Matt Rose, a Key Buffett Deputy, to Exit Berkshire's Railroad
[www.bloomberg.com]
and
BNSF's Matthew Rose, architect of railroad's sale to Berkshire Hathaway, to retire next year
[www.dallasnews.com]

New railroad link to connect Russia’s St. Petersburg with Germany’s Berlin
[www.rt.com]

FRA to relaunch Railroad Safety Advisory Committee
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra Union Pacific/West Commuter Railroad Station
[www.bdcnetwork.com]

New railroad president talks about future plans following purchase
[skagwaynews.com]

U.S. DOT announces upgrades, grant to Chicago rail connection
[www.roadsbridges.com]
and
Chicago receives federal grant to relieve South Side rail congestion
[abc7chicago.com]

Iowa Interstate Railroad orders new GE locomotives
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak OIG report identifies eight major challenges faced by the railroad
[www.rtands.com]
and
Report: Amtrak’s safety issues persist
[www.santafenewmexican.com]

New LIRR loyalty program offers discounts for local businesses
[www.newsday.com]

MTA names Warren chief safety officer
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR 'pleased' with new North American trade pact
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Moody's: Precision scheduled railroading could improve service
[www.supplychaindive.com]

Sea-rail route offers South Korean exporters new option to Europe
[www.joc.com]

Most Passenger Railroads Expect to Request an Extension and Substantial Work Remains Beyond 2018
[www.gao.gov]

G&W promotes Miller to president, North America
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Norfolk Southern begins running trains over new bridge in Painesville
[www.news-herald.com]

NICTD eyes $2 surcharge for on-train ticketing
[www.chicagotribune.com]

Coast-to-coast: CSX terminal in Ohio will have intermodal service from both LA and NY
[www.freightwaves.com]

BART kicks off engineer 'hiring blitz'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Milwaukee sets Nov. 2 for streetcar's debut
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program grant funding available
[www.austindailyherald.com]

Metro-North’s Harlem Line undergoing repairs after storms
[www.ctpost.com]

Running Extra


4 L.A.-to-Vegas Train Projects That Bit the Dust
[www.lamag.com]

Photos: CSX Safety Train
[www.northjersey.com]

See Life Aboard Cuba's Aging Trains
[www.nationalgeographic.com]

2019 Rose Parade® Float Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, Kickstarting Yearlong "Harmony Through Union" Program of Special Events and Educational Curriculum Across USA
[www.digitaljournal.com]

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