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Volume 13 -Issue 022
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Date: June 13, 2020 02:56PM

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CSX train B709 passes the historic former B&O station at Point of Rocks, MD on a sunny May 7, 2020. Leading the 30-car train are two 40+ year old EMD diesels, Nos. 2001 and 2556. On the point is CSX GP38-3 No. 2001, delivered to Penn Central in 1973 as their No. 8124, which later became Conrail No. 8124. This engine underwent upgrading by CSX to GP38-3 standards and was renumbered. Trailing is GP38-2 No. 2556, purchased by the Durham and Southern Railway in 1972 as their No. 2000, which later became Seaboard Coast Line No. 556. This train originates at CSX’s Brunswick, MD yard and travels east on the former B&O Metropolitan Sub to the Dickerson Generating Station two miles west of Dickerson, MD where is it loaded with ash from the plant’s two coal-burning electrical generators. The loaded cars are later taken back to Brunswick and then picked up by train Q415 and taken to North Carolina where the ash is dumped. Train Q416 later transports the empty cars back to Brunswick where the cycle begins again.

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Scheduled News


Amtrak train collides with tractor in eastern Montana; one dead, more injured
[www.kxnet.com]

Bullet train would nick jobs, homes and parks on 14-mile route from L.A. to Burbank
[www.latimes.com]

Europe Puts Its Hospitals on Rails
[www.citylab.com]

Disconnected Brakes Caused Train Overshoot
[thebrakereport.com]
and
Sleeper train halted with emergency button in Edinburgh
[www.bbc.com]

Alaska Railroad consolidates summer train schedules
[www.ktuu.com]

What Amtrak passengers need to know as train service comes back from coronavirus pandemic
[www.usatoday.com]

“Brain Train” bill supports growth of passenger rail service in Mass, and nationwide
[www.wwlp.com]

Amtrak to resume limited train service through Middletown, with some restrictions in place
[www.pressandjournal.com]

Pacific Surfliner train service will be partially restored along 100 miles of the rail corridor sarting June 1
[www.oc-breeze.com]

Watch new Acela train travel at 160 mph
[wtop.com]
and
Acela train built in Alstom’s Hornell plant reaches 165 MPH during testing
[www.mytwintiers.com]

Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion
[urbanmilwaukee.com]

China-Europe freight train delivers first batch of Russia's frozen poultry meat
[www.xinhuanet.com]

With arrival of Durango train, Silverton says it’s open to visitors
[durangoherald.com]

ACE awarded $20M grant to keep trains running
[www.recordnet.com]

Turkey to lift travel ban, open gyms, restaurants on June 1
[www.heraldbulletin.com]

Rail passenger transport services in western Ukraine will resume on June 4.
[www.ukrinform.net]

Most Railroads Nearing Positive Train Control Implementation
[www.ttnews.com]

Indian Railways to start 200 trains from Monday: New rules you must know
[www.livemint.com]

2 weeks needed to switch 770-ton nuclear reactor from train to truck
[www.reviewjournal.com]

California Bullet Train Will Require Subsidies
[www.motherjones.com]

ACE train still targeted to reach Ceres by 2022
[www.cerescourier.com]

With Long Island and Hudson Valley cleared to reopen, MTA boosts train service
[www.6sqft.com]

The Maya train will run on an elevated bridge in Playa del Carmen
[www.theyucatantimes.com]

NCDOT receives $80 million for new Piedmont train cars but will it accept the money?
[www.newsobserver.com]

Israel’s plans to bring cable car, fast train to Old City Jerusalem threaten to derail
[www.jewishaz.com]

Amtrak Bringing Back Hiawatha Trains
[urbanmilwaukee.com]
and
Amtrak to restore Hiawatha service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Bombardier Seeks U.K. Relief on Train Delivery Timetable
[www.bloomberg.com]

15 Train Cars Derail Near Bosler
[k2radio.com]

Virgin Trains seeks $350M to build five stations in Miami-Dade
[therealdeal.com]

Chinese-made double-decker train for Sydney rolls off line
[www.xinhuanet.com]

Electric train cable theft stops train services near Hamhung for three days
[www.dailynk.com]

USDOT announces $302.6M in railroad grants
[transportationtodaynews.com]
and
U.S. DOT FRA announces $302.6 million in railroad repair grants across nine states
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

Federal Railroad Administration extends temporary safety waivers
[www.freightwaves.com]

5 Norfolk Southern Railroad engines, 14 train railcars derail in Warren County
[www.fauquier.com]

Rep. Moulton rolls out plan for national high-speed railroad
[transportationtodaynews.com]

BNSF railroad to clean up lead waste at Iowa property
[www.desmoinesregister.com]

South Carolina Property Tax Law Discriminates Against Railroads in Violation of 4R Act
[www.jdsupra.com]

Terminal Railroad Association Of St. Louis Completes Leadership Transition
[www.riverbender.com]

Crews to work on verticals of railroad bridges in Mich.
[www.rtands.com]

UP publishes annual sustainability progress report
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Virgin Trains announces work zones, closures to lanes, railroad crossings
[www.fox35orlando.com]

Railroad employment continues to shrink
[www.rtands.com]

AAR: Week 21 traffic trends show 'encouraging signs'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA begins Culver F Line signal modernization project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak says it needs new $1.5 billion bailout
[www.reuters.com]

BART, Metra outline reopening plans
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad updates locomotive fleet
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Port of New Orleans railroad upgrades locomotives
[www.freightwaves.com]

SMART approves plan to acquire California short line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FTA to offer grants for transit technology innovation
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Measure would help infrastructure loan program for short lines, passenger rail
[www.rtands.com]

MTA pilots UVC technology to kill virus
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. rail carload and intermodal units are down for the week ending May 23, reports AAR
[www.logisticsmgmt.com]

OCTA awards OC Streetcar operation, maintenance contact
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Hassan co-sponsors bipartisan bill to push rail development
[www.nhbr.com]

Indiana Rail Road and Venture Logistics win prestigious business development award for rail-served warehouse
[www.rtands.com]

Toronto Transit Commission lays off 450 workers
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BNSF continues layoffs in Topeka, Kan.
[www.rtands.com]

LIRR has record 98.3% on-time performance for April, with fewer riders
[www.newsday.com]

Resurrecting Part Of The Monon Line In Northern Indiana
[www.wibc.com]

LA Metro advances Purple Line extension tunneling
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Chabahar-Zahedan Railroad to Be Inaugurated by June 2021
[financialtribune.com]

Running Extra


The Incredible Story of the US Army's Earth-Shaking, Off-Road Land Trains
[www.thedrive.com]

Man Isolates in Train Station amid Pandemic — and Gets to Drive Them!
[people.com]

Commentary: Making a tough best guess market forecast
[www.freightwaves.com]

Dick Spotswood: Don’t count on freight rail to generate substantial new sums for SMART
[www.marinij.com]

Back in the Day on Maui
[www.staradvertiser.com]

It wasn’t so long ago that trains ran through the Mission
[missionlocal.org]

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