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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 142
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 21, 2015 06:52PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 142 - 07/21/15


This day in Railroad History

July 21, 1836
The Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad (C&SL) opened to great fanfare. C&SL was one of the first railways built in British North America. The C&SL was financed by Montreal entrepreneur and brewery owner, John Molson. It was intended as a portage road to connect the St. Lawrence River valley with Lake Champlain, cutting time from the trip between Montreal and New York. Over 300 guests crowded the passenger cars ior the first run. The locomotive, Dorchester, was unable to handle the load, therefore the two first-class coaches were hauled by the locomotive while the remaining cars were hauled by teams of horses. Canadian National Railways continues to operate the majority of this route, running from an interchange connection with the D&H (now CP) at Rouses Point, NY.
[en.wikipedia.org]


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After spending two decades on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, a fund raising campaign titled “Fire Up 611” was created in 2013 to restore ex-Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 to operation. The huge passenger 4-8-4 was towed to the North Carolina Transportation Museum (NCTM) in Spencer in 2014, where she underwent a $1 million restoration. Following a shake-down run between Spencer and Greensboro NC and some runs around the NCTM’s oval track in late May 2015, the 611 was ready to resume excursion service. On May 30th the streamlined4-8-4 pulled a 17 car passenger consist from to Roanoke over former Southern Railway and Norfolk & Western lines. The “Welcome Home 611” trip was pursued by hundreds of chasers, and thousands of onlookers lined the tracks the entire route. This train was symboled as NS No. 957 and ran about 40 MPH.

The steam special crosses the Yadkin River two miles north of Spencer as it begins its 207 mile trip to Roanoke.

Alex Mayes Photo




Notices

North American News

CP reports record 2Q net income, elects Reardon chairman
[progressiverailroading.com]

CN exceeds earnings expectations in 2Q
[progressiverailroading.com]

MTA OKs contract for new train control system on Queens Boulevard subway line
[progressiverailroading.com]

FRA launches safety review of New York & Atlantic Railway
[progressiverailroading.com]

Massachusetts Gov. Baker appoints members to new MBTA fiscal board
[progressiverailroading.com]

DART orders two additional streetcars from Brookville
[progressiverailroading.com]

WMATA adds fire and rescue liaison at rail operations center
[progressiverailroading.com]

HART awards contract for West Oahu rail stations
[progressiverailroading.com]

Boxer tours PTC project at Metrolink
[progressiverailroading.com]

CSX provides update on W.Va. oil train derailment cleanup
[gazette.com]

Metro says report of sparks on Red Line, but no impact on train service
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Stuck waiting for your train this morning? Blame the heat, Amtrak says
[www.nj.com]

Authorities Say Speed Not Factor in Mont. Train Derailment
[www.kfyrtv.com]

Train partially derails south of Santa Rosa
[www.koat.com]

Feds eye safety at railroad after NYC train-truck collision
[www.sfgate.com]

NJ Transit train delayed by wiring problems, running hour behind this morning
[www.northjersey.com]

Tracks cleared after Montana train derailment
[www.jamestownsun.com]

Technical issues force SEPTA to suspend sale of Papal train passes; traffic to e-commerce site significantly higher than expected
[buckslocalnews.com]

Railroad relocation finally moving forward
[www.argusleader.com]

Canadian Pacific Railway cuts its outlook
[www.thestar.com]
and
Canadian Pacific Plans Cuts in Jobs, Railcars Amid Cargo Decline
[www.bloomberg.com]

Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Catches Fire
[www.krgv.com]

P&W Railroad to invest $455,691 grant in Worcester rail yard
[www.wbjournal.com]

Union Pacific (UNP) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
[www.tickerreport.com]

EPA announces settlement of CWA violations with Pan AM Railways
[www.waterworld.com]

Canadian Pacific Railway Chairman Resigns
[www.wsj.com]
and
Canadian Pacific Railway Elects Andrew Reardon As Chairman
[www.nasdaq.com]

1 km long railway over bridge opened on Viramgam highway
[deshgujarat.com]

Lancashire railway workers face rule change after near miss with train
[www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk]

Australia launches railway research centre
[www.railjournal.com]



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