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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 126
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: June 29, 2015 05:00PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 126 - 06/29/15


This day in Railroad History

June 29, 1906
The Hepburn Act gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) the power to set maximum railroad rates and led to the discontinuation of free passes to loyal shippers. In addition, the ICC could view the railroads' financial records, a task simplified by standardized bookkeeping systems. For any railroad that resisted, the ICC's conditions would remain in effect until the outcome of litigation said otherwise. By the Hepburn Act, the ICC's authority was extended to cover bridges, terminals, ferries, sleeping cars, express companies and oil pipelines. The ICC staff grew from 104 in 1890 to 178 in 1905, 330 in 1907, and 527 in 1909. The limitation on railroad rates depreciated the value of railroad securities, a factor in causing the panic of 1907. Scholars consider the Hepburn Act the most important piece of legislation regarding railroads in the first half of the 20th century. Economists and historians debate whether it crippled the railroads, giving so much advantage to the shippers that a giant unregulated trucking industry — undreamed of in 1906—took away their business.
[en.wikipedia.org]


Tonight's Photo - Please send photos to photos@trainnews.org

The weather has been miserable in south central Texas of late. So far, we have recorded an entire years railfall, and we're not halfway through the year.
So days you get lucky, and have a partly sunny sky between bands of rain. As here. UP 1995, the C&NW Heritage unit has just pulled out on Engle siding in Engle TX. That is just a few miles east of Flatonia TX, where the Cuero Sub meets the Glidden Sub.

UP1995 is in charge of M-EWEP-20 headed from Englewood yard in Houston to Eagle Pass, for interchange with the rail system of Mexico. All is not well and the train will not be able to get beyond Waelder TX before the crew needs to be relieved.

Norm Schultze Photo




Notices

North American News

Legislators debut bill to invest in multimodal freight infrastructure
[progressiverailroading.com]
and
CAGTC applauds Senate support of multimodal goods movement
[www.railwayage.com]

Port Everglades, S.C. Ports Authority receive key approvals for expansions
[progressiverailroading.com]

Fort Worth transit agency appoints TEX Rail's chief engineer, director of procurement
[progressiverailroading.com]

BLET completes Safety Task Force restructuring
[progressiverailroading.com]
and
BLET restructures Safety Task Force
[www.rtands.com]

Phase 2 of CityLYNX Gold Line advances
[www.railwayage.com]
and
Charlotte City Council OKs additional $7.7 million for streetcar project
[progressiverailroading.com]

ASLRRA: More co-sponsors sign on to short-line tax credit bill
[progressiverailroading.com]

Metra dedicates renovated Flossmoor Station
[progressiverailroading.com]

Commuter association hires Anderson as exec director
[progressiverailroading.com]

Family of businessman killed in train crash sues Amtrak
[www.seattlepi.com]

Vintage train gives BNSF employees, family members 2-hour taste of the good life
[www.thenewstribune.com]

Altamont Commuter Express Provides New Train Time Text Message Service
[www.capradio.org]

Watch an Expo Line Train Pull Into a New Westside Station
[la.curbed.com]

Flood water on train tracks delays shipment supplies
[www.kfvs12.com]

Google hopes new partnership with feds will reduce car-train crashes
[www.bizjournals.com]

Long awaited railroad sale finalized
[www.myhorrynews.com]

Senate panel OKs reform measure on railroad-permit process
[riponadvance.com]

Bay Coast Railroad Must Move Hazardous Railroad Ties
[capecharleswave.com]

Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs expects to soon achieve milestone in visitors
[www.dailyjournal.net]

13 Metro-North Workers Indicted in Cheating Scandal
[www.nbcnewyork.com]

To boost safety, Union Pacific using superlong rail lengths to replace worn track
[www.omaha.com]

Detroit-Windsor rail tunnel project put on hold (UPDATED)
[www.crainsdetroit.com]

Amtrak plans major makeover for Chicago’s Union Station
[www.washingtontimes.com]

Revived transpo package has $1 billion in Spokane projects
[www.spokesman.com]

CARS appoints new directors and officers
[www.railwayage.com]

SacRT begins testing on blue line
[www.rtands.com]



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