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Volume 13 - issue 037
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Date: September 12, 2020 08:45AM


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Amtrak’s east bound Capitol Limited roars out of Carothers Tunnel on CSX’s Magnolia Cutoff three miles east of Paw Paw, WV on August 15, 2020.

Note the notching on the portal of the tunnel, which done to increase the vertical clearance of this and the other three tunnels on the Magnolia Cutoff
in 2011-2012. The enlargements were done as part of CSX’s National Gateway Project which permit CSX to run double stack and other high-clearance
trains on this line between eastern ports and the Midwest. A vertical clearance of at least 21 feet is required to enable double stack trains to pass
through the tunnels.

Alex Mayes photo



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Scheduled News


Decommissioned BART Train Cars Could Become Restaurants, Art Pieces, and More
[sfist.com]

Brightline using new technology to build train tunnels in Central Florida
[www.fox35orlando.com]

Derailed train in Scotland hit ‘washed-out rocks and gravel’
[wtop.com]

No engine, no oil: Firm pitches battery-powered trains
[www.sungazette.com]

Rare Michigan locomotive train gets sent to Pennsylvania for restoration
[www.freep.com]

NTSB releases preliminary report on July's Tempe train derailment
[www.azfamily.com]
and
National Transportation Safety Board Continues Tempe Train Derailment Investigation
[kjzz.org]
and
NTSB: No criminal activity involved in UP train derailment
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

JR West's new sightseeing train debuts after months-long delay due to coronavirus
[mainichi.jp]

Tri-Rail now adding more trains to schedule, reinstating fares
[cbs12.com]

World’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train hits the rails in Austria
[www.siliconrepublic.com]

Floating 311 mph train project from DC-Baltimore moves ahead, as Greenbelt struggles to challenge project
[www.wusa9.com]

MTA honors heroic transit workers for saving fallen man from oncoming train
[nypost.com]

All Aboard: Amtrak makes train travel safer with new COVID-19 protocols
[www.cbs8.com]

LIRR App Will Help Straphangers Avoid Crowded Trains
[flushingpost.com]

BART adding more trains during peak commute hours
[www.sfchronicle.com]

NJ Transit board approves new $18M Lyndhurst station, told positive train control on target
[www.northjersey.com]

Metrolink resumes local commuter train services in county
[www.mpacorn.com]

Bombardier VLocity train wins two prestigious Australian Good Design Awards
[finance.yahoo.com]

Rail firms stress safety as more train services resume
[www.bbc.com]

Train derailment in the Bronx causes Amtrak cancelations
[www.pix11.com]
and
Freight train derails in the Bronx, disrupting Amtrak service
[www.fox5ny.com]

Happy 88th anniversary to the NYC Transit A Train
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Why are Russian passenger trains so slow?
[www.rbth.com]

Firefighting Train Helps Battle WA Wildfire
[www.firehouse.com]

Union Pacific employs “water train” to battle western wildfires
[www.rtands.com]
and
UP dispatches 'water train' to fight California wildfires
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Xi'an launches first special train for South Korean LG Group as "Chang'an" China-Europe freight trains help China to open up
[www.prnewswire.com]

California’s scaled-back high-speed rail plan faces doubts amid financial crunch
[www.latimes.com]

Going somewhere? NCDOT officials hope you'll take the train
[abc11.com]

Train derails in Central Texas
[www.kwtx.com]

PATCO to reopen shuttered stations, increase train frequency next week
[www.phillyvoice.com]

Railways to run 80 new passenger trains from today: Full list, timings, stoppages
[www.livemint.com]

$18.5M Contract Approved For Replacement Of 107-Year Old Lyndhurst Train Station
[dailyvoice.com]

Faster train travel between South Bend, Chicago is closer to becoming a reality
[wsbt.com]

Amtrak fully restores Keystone train service between Philly and Harrisburg
[www.phillyvoice.com]

Amtrak CEO: $4.9 billion needed to avoid cuts to long-distance trains, workforce
[trn.trains.com]
and
In congressional grilling, Amtrak chief says railroad needs nearly $5 billion in federal aid
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Rail Reform Advocates Say Regulation Is Choking the Industry’s Access to Capital
[prescottenews.com]

Introducing Railroad OP Services LLC
[www.railwayage.com]

America’s highest railroad reaches the halfway completion point, set to reopen 2021
[www.fox21news.com]

Flaming railroad trestle west of Tri-Cities burns and collapses
[www.tri-cityherald.com]

US, Canadian railroads log traffic increase in Week 36
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
US weekly intermodal volumes push higher
[www.freightwaves.com]

Midwest & Bluegrass Rail acquires four short lines
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CP announces Safe Shipper Award winners for 2019
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
CP Honors 45 Safe Shippers
[www.railwayage.com]

Huron Central Railway to shut down in December
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Class I railroads, shippers alike weigh in on federal agencies’ feedback request
[www.freightwaves.com]

Q2 coal revenue per ton decreases across the board for railroads: STB
[www.spglobal.com]

Montana Rail Link laying groundwork for computerized safety system
[missoulian.com]

Duos Technologies wins $1.3 million contract from Class 1 railroad operator
[www.proactiveinvestors.com]

KCS rejects takeover bid, report says
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Union Pacific plans to lay off unspecified number of employees
[www.rtands.com]
and
Union Pacific to lay off employees; company ties cuts to efficiency efforts
[nonpareilonline.com]

USDOT introduces National Freight Strategic Plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Sound Transit seeks input on proposed service changes
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Tennessee lands $7M federal grant for rail project
[www.wkrn.com]

Could the Peak District get another railway line?
[www.bbc.com]

Works on US$620mn Brazil railway move ahead
[www.bnamericas.com]

Call for Shrewsbury-Wolverhampton railway line to be electrified
[www.shropshirestar.com]

Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps
[www.cbs58.com]

Railway Board Will Now Float Tenders For Rs 1,500 Crore Vande Bharat Train Project
[swarajyamag.com]

Wabtec and HP Partner on Facility for Railway 3D Printing
[3dprint.com]

Work to reopen railway at Stonehaven begins
[www.infrastructure-intelligence.com]

Saudi Railway Company awarded International Safety Award
[www.railadvent.co.uk]

Railway freight, cargo handled at government ports show sign ..
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

Audit finds safety, workplace culture issues among Metro railway operators
[www.localdvm.com]

Canadian National Railway orders 50 all-electric trucks for intermodal fleet
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

RailSpetsTrans orders 300 wagons
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Bangladesh Railway orders 125 vans to increase capacity
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Private Sector Investment in NEC Operations?
[www.railwayage.com]

FreightCar America to move production to Mexico under ‘operational realignment’
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Railway fleet receives 70 domestically-made, renovated wagons, locomotives
[www.tehrantimes.com]

Coronavirus: Ffestiniog railway 'back on track' after lockdown
[www.bbc.com]

Indian Railways to redesign sleeper and general coaches with AC
[www.railway-technology.com]

Shadow operator appointed to support Sydney metro expansion
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Running Extra


Boca Raton Historical Society Sells Historic Train Museum for $2.1 Million
[www.law.com]

KCS will not operate the Holiday Express train in 2020
[www.koamnewsnow.com]

The train has left the station: Historic Calistoga railcar heads to museum
[napavalleyregister.com]

No need for speed: Railroad motorcar enthusiasts attracted to E. Idaho excursions each Labor Day
[www.idahostatejournal.com]

Climax steam locomotive is on its way home to Corry
[www.goerie.com]

Niles Canyon Railway offering special trips this month
[www.danvillesanramon.com]

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