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Trainnews - volume 11 - issue 240
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: December 01, 2018 05:25PM

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Ferry Move to Alexandria - Following a series of excursions with ex-Norfolk and Western Class A No. 1218 out of Greensboro, NC the massive 2-6-6-4 was ferried north from Roanoke to Alexandria, VA on May 14, 1988 to begin a series of excursions the following weekend. The 1218 and its 14-car consist made a fine sight as they roared upgrade on the former Southern Railway main at Arrowhead, VA.

Alex Mayes photo



This weeks news


For First Time in a Decade, a South Korean Train Rolls Into the North
[www.nytimes.com]
and
Korea, after 10 years a train crosses the border between North and South
[www.asianews.it]

Engine fire on MBTA commuter rail train forces evacuation at Hanson station
[www.boston25news.com]

End of the line for train station's flipping departure board
[www.witf.org]

Second daily train from St. Paul to Chicago likely; high-speed rail prospects stalled
[www.wctrib.com]

Second Tejas train to run between Chennai and Madurai
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Ukrzaliznytsia launches express train from Kyiv to Boryspil airport
[www.kyivpost.com]

Rail fares rise 3.1% at the end of a miserable year for travellers
[www.independent.co.uk]

Network Rail boss apologises for ‘letting down’ train passengers
[www.standard.co.uk]

Rail strikes to continue until union gets 'clarity' over train guards
[www.nwemail.co.uk]

No Injuries After VTA Train Derails in San Jose
[www.nbcbayarea.com]

Russian military train derails west of Omsk
[defence-blog.com]

Rossman Baumberger Attorneys Win $2,576,069 Verdict for Conductor Injured in Train-Truck Collision
[www.businesswire.com]

The Texas bullet train now looks likely. Here’s what to expect
[www.bizjournals.com]

Last train from legendary Mt. Tam railroad on track to return home
[www.marinij.com]
and
Last engine of ‘Crookedest Railroad in the World’ coming back to the mountain
[www.sfchronicle.com]

Mayors, legislators discuss direct NYC train for NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line
[www.mycentraljersey.com]

First underwater bullet train route gets green light in China
[www.standard.co.uk]

PATH Train Completes Crucial Safety Upgrade Before Deadline
[www.wsj.com]

Alaska Railroad shuts down all operations due to earthquake
[www.newsminer.com]
and
Quake leaves Alaska Railroad north of Anchorage ‘impassable’
[www.ktva.com]

Freight railroad running through Rock and Walworth counties to receive improvement grant
[www.channel3000.com]

Federal Railroad Administration Gives RTD 2 Weeks To Present Fix To A Line
[denver.cbslocal.com]

AFBF Urges Extension of Biodiesel, Short Line Railroad Tax Incentives
[www.fb.org]

Union Pacific closes Downtown El Paso locomotive repair shop, lays off workers
[www.elpasotimes.com]

BLET conducts vote for CN-Wisconsin Central pact
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Moscow railroad tests facial recognition payment in pilot project
[www.rt.com]

U.S. railroads post carload, intermodal gains in Week 47
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CSX is not ruling out a merger
[www.supplychaindive.com]

LIRR may get reprieve on meeting crash-prevention technology deadline
[www.newsday.com]

Orange County authority to launch streetcar construction
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Hours of Service: Where we’ve been; where we need to be
[www.railwayage.com]

CN awards second rail-car inspection contract to Duos Technologies
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

New milestone for Southwest Light Rail project
[www.kare11.com]

Running Extra


Editorial: MBTA must make Keolis accountable
[www.bostonherald.com]

New BART train toy both mocked and coveted on Twitter [for mouse ed.]
[www.sfgate.com]

Now & Then: Driving the Golden Spike; the completion of the Sierra Pacific Railroad
[www.uniondemocrat.com]

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