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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 129
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 02, 2015 05:28PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 129 - 07/02/15


This day in Railroad History

July 2, 1899
The Silverton Gladstone and Northerly, running from Silverton, Colorado 7.2 miles north to the mines at Gladstone was completed. The steepest grade was 5.5 percent with an average grade over the line of 3.91 percent. The railroad was built by the owners of the Gold King Mine in Gladstone after Otto Mears declined to build it. In 1909 the Gold King Mine closed due to litigation and strikes. The Gold King's problems created an opportunity for Otto Mears, who owned 2 other area railroads. He made a proposal to the owners of the Gold King Mine. Mears would lease the mine and reopen it. Mears had done very well with a similar venture involving the Iowa-Tiger proprieties years earlier. The offer was accepted and Mears also convinced them to let him lease the SGNRR. Mears held the lease on the mine until 1916, and later purchased the railroad at a tax sale.
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BNSF 2436, a GP30, and 3130, a GP50, switch Inland Empire Paper Co in Milwood WA on 1/22/2008

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Notices
#1 - The train fire and evacuation dominated search tonight. As usual I selected 3 articles to represent the story.

North American News

California agency awards $224 million in grants for transit, intercity rail
[progressiverailroading.com]

Railroads' intermodal traffic sets record in June
[progressiverailroading.com]
and
Intermodal sees highest-volume month in history
[www.railwayage.com]

Puget Sound agencies debut regional transit pass; Sound Transit to advance ballot measure
[progressiverailroading.com]

North Carolina DOT to close rail crossing in Harrisburg
[progressiverailroading.com]

Orlando Amtrak station undergoes $2 million repair project
[progressiverailroading.com]

CTA logs 21 percent decrease in fare-card fraud
[progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier updates from CAI International, Keolis, Ricardo, Alstom, American Business Research and Kuehne + Nagel
[progressiverailroading.com]

5,000 Evacuated After Train Carrying 'Highly Flammable and Toxic Gas' Derails and Catches Fire in Tennessee
[www.people.com]
and
Train Carrying Toxic Gas Derails in Tennessee
[www.wsj.com]
and
Tennessee train derailment: 'Highly flammable gas' car sparks fire
[www.examiner.com]

Devon bridge stuck; train delayed until further notice
[www.ctpost.com]

Railroad whistleblower awarded $1.25 million
[www.kirotv.com]

Updated CSX Statement/Outreach Center Established
[www.pressreleasepoint.com]

Norfolk Southern seeks to expand intermodal hub at Rickenbacker
[www.dispatch.com]

Huron Central Railway derailment near Fairbanks park: MTO waits on TSB report
[www.cbc.ca]

Cog Railway Breaks the Mold of Traditional Train Design
[www.constructionequipmentguide.com]

RiverCOG considers Essex Steam Train route expansion
[www.middletownpress.com]

'We will never join a boycott against Israel,' says Canadian railway giant
[www.ynetnews.com]

San Diego receives transport funding
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Southwest LRT advisory committee recommends ending project at Southwest Station
[www.rtands.com]

Congestion on Railroads Likely to Persist
[www.ect.coop]

Freight-rail accidents fall, despite high-profile derailments
[www.usatoday.com]

500 Metro-North riders stuck for two hours overnight
[www.lohud.com]

Metro service changes: It’s not just about the Blue Line
[www.washingtonpost.com]



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