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Volume 13 - issue 031
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Date: August 01, 2020 12:34PM


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It’s just a little past 8:00 PM in La Coste Texas. LORAM Rail Grider RG 410 has backed onto the main line and is ready to head west. They will work all night before sunrise.

Norm Schultze Photo



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Scheduled News


San Jose to create a ‘quiet zone’ to stop trains from blaring horns at night
[www.mercurynews.com]

BNSF train cars derail near Yakima River bridge in Richland, causes traffic backups
[www.tri-cityherald.com]

Las Vegas Xpress train project plans for 2021 launch date
[www.reviewjournal.com]

NTSB, Union Pacific among agencies investigating Tempe train crash
[www.azcentral.com]
and
Arizona train derailment and fire described as 'a scene from hell'
[www.cnn.com]
and
Train derails, bridge partially collapses near Tempe Town Lake
[www.fox10phoenix.com]
and
Train derails on Arizona bridge that collapses, catches fire
[omaha.com]

SFMTA votes down Caltrain sales tax proposal, bringing train system closer to a shutdown
[www.sfchronicle.com]
and
Caltrain tax measure remains in limbo, railroad ‘in great peril’
[climaterwc.com]

San Francisco approves Caltrain ballot measure others call illegal, unwinnable
[www.smdailyjournal.com]

Timeline: How the Mexico-Toluca train survived despite soaring costs
[www.bnamericas.com]

EGEB: Germany builds the world’s first hydrogen train filling station
[electrek.co]

Wednesday: Caltrain holding public meeting on closure of Atherton train station
[www.almanacnews.com]

High-speed rail coming down the track: America's newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline
[www.usatoday.com]

EU approves Alstom-Bombardier deal to create train-making giant
[www.ft.com]

Law puts train back on JT track
[www.tnonline.com]
and
Reading & Northern’s Lehigh Gorge train trips returning to Jim Thorpe
[www.timesleader.com]

NV: Nevada approves private activity bonds for Virgin Trains' high-speed rail project
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Metra adds express trains to BNSF and Rock Island lines
[chi.streetsblog.org]

Brand-new Merseyrail train covered in graffiti before delivery
[www.bbc.com]

PATCO worker dies in accident at speedline train yard and repair facility in Lindenwold
[www.courierpostonline.com]

Repairs to Sandy-Damaged F Train Tunnel Coming Next Month
[www.boweryboogie.com]

Train switching change will clear blocked crossings
[www.journalreview.com]

Japan has a new bullet train that is completely earthquake-proof. Here’s what that means
[www.deseret.com]

Trains and toilet paper: Railroads step up during the COVID pandemic
[www.nevadaappeal.com]

GCC Railway: a train across a fractured Gulf?
[www.al-monitor.com]

Chinese supplier of Australian train parts accused of using Uighur labour vows to fight US blacklisting
[www.theguardian.com]

Homeless Encampments Cleared Near Railroad Tracks In Beaumont
[patch.com]

KDOT proposes new rule regulating railroad crew size
[www.wibw.com]

City completes $7 million Rochelle Railroad expansion project
[rochellenews-leader.com]

Freight-rail traffic slump continues
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Buckingham Branch Railroad acquires railcar repair facility
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Norfolk Southern nabs former CSX, Union Pacific exec as railroad pushes forward on PSR
[www.supplychaindive.com]

From dream to reality: Proposed railway would connect Alaska to the rest of the continent by rail
[www.ktuu.com]

Canadian Pacific issues climate change statement
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Pandemic's impact hammers Q2 intermodal traffic
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR recognizes CSX's Davis with Chaffee environmental award
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak tightens mask requirement
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

City finishes first of three phases in Rail Corridor Project
[www.tehachapinews.com]

Iran, Azerbaijan Discuss Railroad Connection
[www.tasnimnews.com]

Georgia Ports Authority sets tonnage record in FY2020
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CN outlines cap-ex plans for three Midwest states, Tennessee
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
CN rolls out infrastructure plans for Louisiana, Mississippi
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
CN Railroad announces $100M investment in Wisconsin
[journaltimes.com]

PUCO approves Ohio grade crossing upgrades
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Union Pacific Has Long-Term Growth Prospects
[www.fool.com]

High Speed Rail Project May Proceed With Application to Federal Agency, No Exemption Granted
[thetexan.news]

Report: Caltrain reduces GHG emissions by 44 percent
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Locomotive gift from Norfolk Southern to support Altoona program
[news.psu.edu]

APTA: Latest pandemic-relief bills ignore transit
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Running Extra


Engineers work out why fallen leaves on train tracks are so slippery
[phys.org]

Vintage Streamliner Train To Be Restored In Wisconsin
[wbbm780.radio.com]

Russian train enthusiast builds his own mini-railway
[www.timesfreepress.com]

Is that the Japanese bullet train in your underwear, or are you just happy to see me?
[soranews24.com]

Odd Old News: Building the Northwestern Pacific Tracks South to Ft. Seward
[kymkemp.com]

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