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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 131
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 06, 2015 08:01PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 131 - 07/062/15


This day in Railroad History

July 6, 1881
17-year-old Kate Shelley risked her life in a raging storm crawling over the Des Moines River High Bridge to warn the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad about a collapsed bridge that was about to claim a 200 passenger express train. Kate lived near the collapsed bridge over Honey Creek and heard the noise when a freight plunged into the swollen stream. Kate, the daughter of a section foreman, knew the eastbound midnight express would also crash. The intensity of the storm meant she had to crawl across the High Bridge to reach the station to the west where the train could be stopped. The original bridge was replaced in 1900, and then again in 2009. Both bridges were named in honor of Kate Shelley.
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Tonight's Photo - Please send photos to photos@trainnews.org

4449 near Watsonville, CA in 1981. Taken from Elkhorn Road just north of
Elkhorn Slough, south of Watsonville, CA. It was the result of a call
from a co-worker who heard from a friend that it was coming through,
about when it arrived in Salinas. Panic drive to Watsonville, set up,
and this. Very foggy/overcast day (typical of the area), with only a
handful of fans. Ran over to Aromas after this (the train stopped in
Watsonville for about 20 minutes) got some shots near the Logan quarry
(with even fewer fans), but not as nice as this one. I couldn't get to
the 1981 Railfair in Sacramento, but this part of it (via LA) came to me.

Mike Brady Photo




Notices

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Amtrak study: St. Paul-to-Chicago most feasible for second daily train
[progressiverailroading.com]
and
Second train from St. Paul to Chicago would be popular, new study says
[lacrossetribune.com]

Tobias steps down from Canadian Pacific's board
[progressiverailroading.com]

Caltrain, trade councils OK labor pact for electrification project
[progressiverailroading.com]

MassDOT unveils new criteria for transportation projects
[progressiverailroading.com]

Toronto Transit Commission completes Union Station renovations
[progressiverailroading.com]

Crossings slated for upgrades in two Ohio counties
[progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, HNTB, Saft, Whitmore and Parsons
[progressiverailroading.com]

CSX train derails in Nashville, no injuries reported
[www.local8now.com]

Congressmen get tour of train safety system test facility
[www.pottsmerc.com]

Work continues at Maryville train derailment site; EPA detects chemical in nearby creek
[wate.com]

State lawmakers make new push for 'positive train control'
[abc7chicago.com]
and
Metra Under Deadline To Implement Positive Train Control
[www.msn.com]

New railroad connection will move freight trains away from South Florida downtowns
[www.sun-sentinel.com]

Lawsuits challenge railroad’s authority to approve oil pipeline on property
[www.news-journal.com]

Second Livingston passenger railroad proposed
[www.livingstondaily.com]

611 Excursions Bring Bygone Days Of Roanoke Passenger Service To Life
[theroanokestar.com]

DTE Energy rail project to eliminate dangerous crossing
[www.freep.com]

All Aboard pitch to commuters, tourists summed up in a word: certainty
[www.palmbeachpost.com]

Residents to Rally Against Oil Trains, Route through San Jose
[www.sanjoseinside.com]

Downeaster’s delays, cancellations persist as track project nears end
[www.pressherald.com]

Area officials fight for scenic railroad
[romesentinel.com]

Company Has No Plans to Repair or Replace Corner Bridge
[www.newsplex.com]

Is Hartford Line coming off the tracks?
[wtnh.com]

Coal Shipments Continue to Rise in the East and the West
[finance.yahoo.com]

Metro-North's New Pact To Accelerate Track Work
[www.courant.com]

Tentative plan to keep Amtrak running in Kansas and Missouri
[www.stltoday.com]

ABR launches U.S. high-speed railway division
[www.railwayage.com]



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