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Volume 13 -Issue 010
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Date: June 13, 2020 02:40PM

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Ex-Denver and Rio Grande 2-8-0 No. 41, the Green River, prepares to depart Calico Square depot with a string of vintage passenger cars on the Calico Railroad at Knott’s Berry farm on April 6, 2018. The Green River was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1881.

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Scheduled News


Amtrak cancels Acela train service between NYC, Washington due to coronavirus
[www.marketwatch.com]
and
Amtrak responds to coronavirus risk with increased train cleaning, waivers to change fees
[www.usatoday.com]

Train Carrying Military Equipment Derails At Alabama-Florida State Line
[www.northescambia.com]

Additional Train Service To Atlantic City Could Be Game Changer
[wpgtalkradio.com]

TGV high-speed train derails in France
[www.cnn.com]

Marin, Sonoma county voters say no to SMART train tax measure
[www.sfchronicle.com]

Permits approved for high-speed train between Las Vegas, So. California
[news3lv.com]

Hillsborough leaders tour Orlando’s SunRail, hoping for a train of their own
[www.tampabay.com]

State leaders push for expanding MARC train service to Virginia
[bethesdamagazine.com]

Capital Metro Recommends Two Train Lines And Downtown Tunnel As Part Of Expansion Plans
[www.kut.org]

Proposed changes to Metra Electric schedule raises concerns with 59th Street stop, UChicago commuters
[chicago.suntimes.com]

F is for faster: MTA signal work to speed up trains in Brooklyn
[www.nydailynews.com]

Trump administration moving to allow railroads to haul liquefied natural gas. Opponents say it’s a risk.
[www.washingtonpost.com]

VIA Rail resuming normal train schedules
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Bakersfield-to-Palmdale bullet train segment, if built, could 'transform' Kern
[www.bakersfield.com]

Southeastern train stuck between Maidstone East and Bearsted after being damaged by rockfall
[www.kentonline.co.uk]

Windsor Locks to get downtown train station
[www.hartfordbusiness.com]

Bill would allow Amtrak to sue freight railroads for delaying trains
[www.wpsdlocal6.com]

There will be no trains between Hastings and Robertsbridge this weekend
[www.hastingsobserver.co.uk]

Mt. Hood Railroad to start spring season March 20
[www.hoodrivernews.com]

Update: Ellis & Eastern Railroad gets $14.5 million federal grant
[www.dglobe.com]

Railroad Day on the Hill attracts 450 industry reps
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Railroaders ascend Capitol Hill for Railroad Day
[trn.trains.com]

Amtrak taps another aviation executive to lead the railroad
[thepointsguy.com]

Railroad finalizes Tamaqua agreement
[www.tnonline.com]

Rep. Smucker cosponsors railroad bill
[pennbizreport.com]

US railroad traffic drops, again, for the week ending Feb. 29, 2020
[trn.trains.com]

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad runs rotary snowplow
[www.krqe.com]

Rail union urges rail industry to respond to coronavirus concerns
[www.freightwaves.com]

LIRR says it nearly double sections covered by PTC safety tech in the past week
[www.newsday.com]

Norfolk Southern creates, deploys autonomous track inspection system
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Norfolk Southern debuts autonomous track inspection technology mounted on locomotive
[www.rtands.com]

3 LIRR high-rollers busted for overtime abuse, watchdog says
[nypost.com]

STB releases final rule affecting fines levied by railroads
[www.recyclingtoday.com]
and
STB issues final rule focused on rail demurrage regulations
[www.logisticsmgmt.com]

PTC’s Less-Obvious Problems
[www.railwayage.com]

Why Intermodal Railcar Purchases Have Stalled
[www.railwayage.com]

Federal Railroad Administration Seeking Input on Blocked Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
[www.menastar.com]

PANYNJ logs January rail volume increase
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

New Monitoring System Provides Infrastructure Information to Railroads
[www.iotevolutionworld.com]

CRISI grants awarded to improve rail infrastructure in Kansas, Mississippi
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Louisiana Tech and UP offer new ICET program scholarship
[www.latech.edu]

Lawmakers want to end Amtrak’s forced arbitration policy, calling it ‘anti-consumer’ and ‘unfair’
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Federal Railroad Administration launches risk-reduction programme
[www.railwaygazette.com]

MARTA to kick off track renovation project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Union Pacific, North Platte talk about developing rail park
[www.nptelegraph.com]

Canadian National Railway Aims to Sharply Cut Freight Backlog This Week
[www.wsj.com]

KCS de Mexico again disrupted by protesters
[trn.trains.com]

Norfolk Southern announces leadership changes
[www.freightwaves.com]

Running Extra


View from the rails: Train engineer chronicles 25 years of PRB coal
[www.gillettenewsrecord.com]

Editorial: Why do drivers still go around train gates?
[www.dailyherald.com]

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