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Volume 13 - issue 034
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Date: August 22, 2020 07:29AM


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EX-PENN CENTRAL DIESELS CARRY ON – A pair of GP38-2s, Nos. 5643 and 5636, leads a west bound Norfolk Southern local across 4th street in Huntingdon, PA on August 12, 2020. These 51-year old diesels were delivered to the Penn Central Railroad as Nos. 7691 and 7692 respectively in June 1969 as GP38s and were acquired by Norfolk Southern during the breakup of Conrail in 1999. Starting in 2000, Norfolk Southern began upgrading GP38s and GP38ACs to GP38-2s at their Juniata Shops in Altoona, PA and by 2005 over 100 such upgrades were completed. Both of the above units are equipped with Positive Train Control so they can be leaders. In this age of seeing a steady parade of wide nose modern diesels it is refreshing to see standard nose diesels still plying the rails.

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Scheduled News


Stonehaven derailment: Widow says train driver 'did all he was told to do'
[www.bbc.com]
and
Stonehaven train crash: Train was travelling at 73mph
[www.scotsman.com]

China may replace subway train windows with transparent OLEDs
[www.techradar.com]
and
LG Replaces Subway Train Windows With Transparent OLED Displays
[www.pcmag.com]

Union Pacific, Amtrak resume train service through Glenwood Canyon
[www.postindependent.com]

As Maya train steams ahead, Mexico prepares more tourist-related projects
[www.bnamericas.com]

Port Jervis train station rolls ahead with modernization
[www.njherald.com]

Brightline replacing rusting downtown Melbourne train bridge with twin steel bridges
[www.floridatoday.com]

Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says
[www.northjersey.com]

Passengers evacuated after Tri-Rail train engine catches fire
[www.local10.com]

Weekend Metro Schedule: Pre-Pandemic Train Service Resumes
[patch.com]

LIRR, Metro-North Will Have Positive Train Control By 2021
[newyork.cbslocal.com]
and
MTA announces significant Positive Train Control advances on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad
[www.rtands.com]

Trains to start operating on Highway 2 tracks for the first time in 17 years
[www.1011now.com]

No ‘bomb trains’: 14 states aim to take new rule on LNG transport off the rails
[stateimpact.npr.org]
and
Groups File Legal Challenge to Stop “Bomb Trains”
[earthjustice.org]

Region getting $2.2M, free LRT train from Bombardier
[www.kitchenertoday.com]

Long-dormant railroad tracks cutting through south Lincoln to see trains again in January
[journalstar.com]

Japan Railways and Pixar Preps 'Toy Story'-Themed Bullet Train
[hypebeast.com]

Train loaded with "Made in Austria" goods leaves Vienna for China
[www.xinhuanet.com]

Vande Bharat Train Set Tender Which Attracted Bid From Chinese Company Cancelled By Railways
[swarajyamag.com]

Train fares to rise 1.6% as UK urged to get back to work
[finance.yahoo.com]

North Dakota adjusts oil conditioning requirement following federal oil train decision
[bismarcktribune.com]

State Coastal Commission says Del Mar train tracks need to move inland
[www.sandiegouniontribune.com]

MDOT MTA rolls out real-time MARC train tracking technology
[www.localdvm.com]

Brightline train won't adopt Virgin name
[www.travelweekly.com]

Ice near rail led to CN crude train derailment — report
[www.freightwaves.com]
and
TSB: 'Ice jacking' led to CN train derailment
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Chicago Rock Island, Pacific Railroad to begin Phase 1 of rail service to the Port of Rosedale
[msbusiness.com]

Railroad grant to help in Providence Academy project
[www.columbian.com]

Alabama State Port Authority’s Short-Line Railroad recognized for achievements in safety
[www.alreporter.com]

Railroad associations ask FMCSA for hours-of-service exemption
[landline.media]

R.J. Corman to acquire 4 railroad entities
[www.lanereport.com]
and
R. J. Corman to acquire three short lines, transload service provider
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Class I workforce continued to shrink in July
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Kansas City Southern earns recognition for logistics quality
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Federal agency identifies NJ Transit as at-risk of not completing safety system implementation
[www.thecentersquare.com]

Rebuilding a railroad above the clouds: Pikes Peak's cog
[cs.trains.com]

Process has begun to permanently close railroad lift bridge in New Jersey
[www.rtands.com]

Railroad employee health care plans agree to drop exclusions on transgender surgery
[www.metroweekly.com]

U.S. freight-rail intermodal volume inches up for second straight week
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MARTA partners with HOPE Atlanta to address homelessness
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rathdrum’s BNSF railroad facility going eco-friendly
[bonnercountydailybee.com]

Metra updates Hazel Crest Station
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

One bridge project delayed, one on schedule over Shell Creek
[columbustelegram.com]

OmniTRAX brings its Rail-Ready Sites Program to Greater Savannah area
[www.effinghamherald.net]

Wu Named NCRR Director of Engineering
[www.railwayage.com]

Silver Bow Co. gets federal grant for new rail project
[nbcmontana.com]

Mexican Rail Regulators Turn Up The Heat
[www.railwayage.com]

South Dakota rail panel authorizes sale of Sioux Valley Line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Labor, passenger group asks STB to issue injunction in Metra-UP dispute
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak completes PTC implementation 4.5 months ahead of deadline
[www.masstransitmag.com]

OmniTRAX forms audit committee
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA refutes index ranking regarding train derailments
[www.rtands.com]

BNSF honors customers for hazmat safety
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

GO Transit to increase rail service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA tests new signal room in Brooklyn
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

WMATA to reopen two more stations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BNSF closes Glendive facility, but says no staffing changes planned for Whitefish
[whitefishpilot.com]

Ship carrying railroad tracks from Japan for MR docks at Sule Port
[elevenmyanmar.com]

DART advances Silver Line construction
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FTA releases new TOD guidance
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Vancouver port rail dwell times rise on Asia import surge
[www.joc.com]

Running Extra


Zilker Zephyr tracks removed, new operator hopes to have train running by next summer
[www.kxan.com]

Walters: Bullet train symbolizes California’s crisis of competence
[www.mercurynews.com]

Inside the Harry Potter train in Scotland that takes you through epic Highland scenery
[www.goodhousekeeping.com]

Historic train makes its way to North Western Wisconsin
[www.weau.com]

Engine from GE test locomotive declared mechanical engineering landmark
[trn.trains.com]

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