North American News - Archived Forum :  Trainnews.org The fastest message board... ever.
 

Online Users

Guests: 1
Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 141
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 20, 2015 05:16PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 141 - 07/20/15


This day in Railroad History

July 20, 2000
The largest rail merger in North American history was formally scrapped, as the railroads involved complained about regulatory interference and shippers remained convinced that they had not seen the end of the consolidation that has so far left just a handful of major freight railroads to serve the United States and Canada. The boards of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation and the Canadian National Railway voted to end an agreement to combine the two companies into one huge transcontinental system running from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the Mexican border and up to the Alaskan frontier. Executives of the two railroads said that the decision by the Surface Transportation Board to hold up all mergers for 15 months while new guidelines were issued had made going ahead with the plan too risky.
[www.nytimes.com]


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

SP&S 910, class Z-8 Challenger, rides the Parkwater (Spokane) WA turntable on April 10, 1956 prior to taking the "Scribner Turn" out to Scribner WA. This was the last train assignment for mainline steam power operating in the Spokane area. Dieselized in August, 1956. I managed a cab ride in the 910 this day to Scribner and back. At age 15, this was a MAJOR thrill for me.

Picture #2 - just west of the turntable

Bruce Butler Photos





Notices

North American News

STB to hold revenue adequacy hearing, reports employment slips in mid-June
[progressiverailroading.com]

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure recommended for Denver RTD light-rail extension
[progressiverailroading.com]

Washington state panel solicits rail-safety grant applications
[progressiverailroading.com]

Progressive Railroading names Greenfield western regional sales manager
[progressiverailroading.com]

SEPTA gears up for trolley tunnel repair 'blitz'
[progressiverailroading.com]

Teamsters ratify five-year pact with Ontario Northland
[progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier updates from Strato, Miner; and, in memoriam: Deane Folsom Sr.
[progressiverailroading.com]

Officials: Oil train didn't speed before Montana derailment
[www.sfgate.com]
and
Oil train traveled within authorized speeds before derailing in Montana, US officials say
[hosted.ap.org]

MARC train collides with dump truck in Silver Spring; all Brunswick Line service suspended
[www.wjla.com]

Probe into train accident focusing on railroad signal, engineer's actions, LIRR president says
[www.newsday.com]

Train derails in Harrodsburg
[www.wtvq.com]

Plans to Revive Winter Park Train Gain Steam
[www.outsideonline.com]

Lehi, high-tech companies say Utah owes them better highway, train line
[www.sltrib.com]

Steam train excursion set
[www.vindy.com]
and
All aboard: Steam locomotive coming to town this weekend
[www.starbeacon.com]

Former Vermont transit chief to push Montreal train restart
[www.whdh.com]

Finally! Opening date announced for 7 train extension
[pix11.com]

Cost to silence Eugene train horns estimated at $24 million
[registerguard.com]

Montpelier, railroad agree: Remove weeds without herbicides
[www.northcountrypublicradio.org]

Worcester rail yard to receive $450,000 upgrade with grant
[www.masslive.com]

Concerns about Adirondack Scenic Railroad addressed at public hearing
[www.uticaod.com]

Canadian National Beats Estimates on Lower Fuel, Labor
[www.thestar.com]

Quincy's Fore River Shipyard to see $500,000 in railroad work
[www.patriotledger.com]

Eighteen Metro-North workers among MTA’s highest-paid in 2014
[www.dailyfreeman.com]

Vermont seeks federal funding to fix crumbling rail network
[vtdigger.org]

Conservatives should support rail
[www.star-telegram.com]

Canadian National Railway : CN : declares third-quarter 2015 dividend
[www.4-traders.com]



Navigate: Previous MessageNext Message
Options: ReplyQuote


SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 141508 Espee99 07/20/2015 05:16PM


Your Name: 
Your Email: 
Subject: 
Attach a file
  • Valid attachments: jpg, pdf, png, gif
  • No file can be larger than 614.4 KB
  • 6 more file(s) can be attached to this message
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
  *******   ********   **     **  ********  **    ** 
 **     **  **     **   **   **   **         **  **  
        **  **     **    ** **    **          ****   
  *******   ********      ***     ******       **    
        **  **     **    ** **    **           **    
 **     **  **     **   **   **   **           **    
  *******   ********   **     **  ********     **    
Trainnews.org - Forum Statistics

Global
Topics: 3,427, Posts: 4,334, Users: 250.
Our newest member lugnut4449.

This forum powered by Phorum.