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Volume 13 - issue 033
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Date: August 15, 2020 10:00AM


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The Texas, Gonzales and Northern RR new GP40s switch Gonzales Texas.

Gonzales has a storied history in Texas. It was established in 1825 by Green DeWitt and named for Rafael Gonzales, the Governor of Coahuila y Tejas. Gonzales is referred to as the “Lexington of Texas”, being the site of the first skirmish of the war of Texas Independence in 1835. The Mexican government had given Gonzales a small cannon to help ward off Indian raids. As the political situation deteriated, the Mexican government demanded the return of the cannon.

Soon there was a white flag, with the image of the cannon and the words “COME AND TAKE IT. The Mexican government dispatched 100 soldiers to do just that. They were met by a group of 18 men from Gonzales, the soldiers retreated and the cannon became a powerful symbol to Texans.

The locomotives have a depiction to the Gonzales flag on the cab.

“COME AND TAKE IT !

Norm Schultze photo



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Scheduled News


No injuries or hazardous spills reported in Kingston train derailment
[daily-tribune.com]

Stonehaven train derailment: Crash investigators confirm train struck landslip
[www.bbc.com]
and
Three killed in passenger train derailment after storms in northeast Scotland
[www.cnn.com]

Durango train extends service to Cascade, cancels chance of trips to Silverton
[pinerivertimes.com]

85-year-old train bridge in Newark delays riders. Amtrak working on plan to fix the problem.
[www.nj.com]

Train rolls across Tempe bridge two weeks after derailment, bridge collapse, fire
[www.azfamily.com]
and
Regulators approve repair of Tempe Town Lake bridge damaged by train derailment
[www.fox10phoenix.com]

Australia cane train derails after colliding with farm harvester crossing tracks, dashcam video shows
[www.foxnews.com]

Storm cleanup changes some Metro North train service
[www.wiltonbulletin.com]

US Class I railroads closer to fully implementing positive train control
[www.freightwaves.com]

Amtrak Completes Installation Of Positive Train Control System Designed To Prevent Accidents
[philadelphia.cbslocal.com]

Amtrak update provides real-time look at train’s capacity
[www.oc-breeze.com]

MBTA tests new Red Line train, the first of fleet expected to start running this fall
[www.bostonglobe.com]
and
First new MBTA Red Line train taken on test drive in Boston
[www.wcvb.com]

Train Connecting SoCal to Las Vegas Could Be Ready in 2024
[spectrumnews1.com]

CA: 'Horrible sequence of mistakes': How bullet train contractors botched a bridge project
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Report shows concerns about NJ Transit missing year-end positive train control deadline
[www.njherald.com]

Central Japan residents to seek injunction to stop maglev train work
[mainichi.jp]

As stealing fuel becomes more difficult, thieves turn to train robbery
[mexiconewsdaily.com]

Railroad report says LIRR still a ways off on hitting positive train control metric
[www.newsday.com]

Fortress Debt Sale for Vegas Train Sees Bond Market Skeptics
[finance.yahoo.com]

Brightline drops Virgin as partner for Florida passenger train service
[www.local10.com]

SYSTRA selected to lead design services during construction contract for BART’s train control modernization program
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Sound Transit to increase service on Link light rail, Sounder train
[www.kentreporter.com]

China charges full speed ahead on bullet train expansion
[asia.nikkei.com]

Rejection of light-rail route raises hopes for a train in north Minneapolis
[www.startribune.com]

Coachella, Stagecoach train plans halted by $8 million fee, officials say
[www.desertsun.com]

Train in Kent smashes into landslide but is NOT derailed and passengers are safely evacuated – just a day after similar incident in Scotland killed three
[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Judge grants immunity for train employees
[www.themonitor.net]

Amtrak sets schedules for triweekly long-distance operation
[trn.trains.com]

Amtrak, Waze introduce railroad crossing alert feature
[transportationtodaynews.com]

BNSF Railway officer injured in stabbing, shooting in Denver
[www.9news.com]

Greenfield railroad spur project will begin in 2021
[www.timesgazette.com]

Non-profit East Broad Top Foundation reopens historic railroad
[www.timesleader.com]

Local Senators Back Bill for More Railroad Taxation Following BLRT Vote
[ccxmedia.org]

Encinitas approves $13 million railroad underpass crossing in Leucadia
[thecoastnews.com]

Reading & Northern Railroad to resume running trains through Jim Thorpe
[www.pahomepage.com]

BTS: Freight TSI index edged up in June
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Texas High-Speed Railroad Found to Be Subject to Federal Jurisdiction
[www.jdsupra.com]

Railroad track preparation on Pool Creek Bridge starts this week
[www.sonomawest.com]

Move to again engage BNSF Railway on Bottineau LRT project fails
[www.startribune.com]

BART, MARTA to improve air filtration systems
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metro-North Railroad continues service restorations following tropical storm Isaias
[midhudsonnews.com]

NS signs pledge to eliminate plastic pollution
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA encouraged by significant advancements in PTC implementation
[www.rtands.com]

KCS joins global effort to reduce plastics pollution
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BNSF unveils 25th anniversary locomotive
[trn.trains.com]

CP to build solar energy farm in Calgary
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Pacific Harbor Line, BLET reach tentative agreement
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Connell rail interchange project completes design phase
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NYCT expands contactless fare payment system
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Caltrain adds revenue measure to November ballot
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TCU authorises renewal of Vale concessions in Brazil
[www.railjournal.com]

MARTA earns certification of quality management system
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rolling Processor Platforms
[www.railwayage.com]

PATH unions have been waiting 10 years for a new contract. It’s time to settle, Congressmen say
[www.nj.com]

RTD-Denver narrows CEO search to three finalists
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

STB defers decision in Metra-UP dispute over commuter-rail service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Running Extra


Where Do Subway Trains Go When They’ve Retired?
[www.rd.com]

Watch: California Cop Pulls Man in Wheelchair From Train's Path
[spectrumnews1.com]

Snoqualmie Railroad Days unveils 121-year-old train
[www.nwnews.com]

Congratulations, NTSB!
[www.railwayage.com]

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