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Volume 13 - issue 038
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Date: September 19, 2020 11:42AM


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Westbound BNSF double-stack train descends Cajon Pass in California at the point where the old 3.2% alignment on the right diverges from the newer 2.2% alignment. October 1, 2019.

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Scheduled News


Train on Texas State Railroad derails
[www.kltv.com]

DCTA increasing A-train peak frequency
[www.crosstimbersgazette.com]

Bikes on a train: Amtrak allowing carry-on bicycles on Hartford-Springfield and Valley Flyer trains
[www.masslive.com]

Sound Transit delays construction of Kent parking garage for train commuters
[www.kentreporter.com]

NTSB: Alcohol, PTC restricted mode caused Ohio train accident
[www.rtands.com]
and
NTSB renews call for mandated cameras on locomotives
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Alaska Railroad Soon Starts Its Aurora Winter Train Service
[www.msn.com]

In Austria, a hydrogen train is set to travel on challenging alpine routes
[www.cnbc.com]

WATCH: Low Bridge Can Opens Train Damaging $2 Million Worth Of Fords
[www.autospies.com]

MA: Worcester-Boston express train to resume Nov. 2, at earlier time, with Framingham stop
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Brightline’s track construction pushes train tunnel under Orlando’s Goldenrod Road
[www.orlandosentinel.com]

Critics Question Financial Dealings of Bullet Train Developer
[www.nbcdfw.com]

Amtrak to reduce train stops in Wisconsin due to pandemic
[www.wiscnews.com]

Train derails on bridge near Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City, Kansas
[www.kshb.com]
and
Camera captures moment of train derailment at Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City, Missouri
[www.kmbc.com]

India hands over two modern trains to Nepal
[www.deccanherald.com]

Passenger train rides to Tamaqua have begin
[www.brctv13.com]

California's bullet-train project met with more uncertainty as costs climb
[www.arkansasonline.com]

2020 KCS Holiday Express: Train Canceled, Fundraiser On
[www.railwayage.com]

Ethiopian avocados exported by train
[www.railwaygazette.com]

San Juan County receives $2 million of federal funding for railroad planning study
[www.daily-times.com]

Local railroad project gets grant for $700K
[www.vindy.com]

Railroad groups’ HOS request open for comment until Sept. 21
[landline.media]

Amid Terror Warnings, Railroad Industry Group Passed Intel on Environmental Journalist to Cops
[theintercept.com]

Kathryn Farmer becomes the first woman CEO of an American railroad
[www.cnn.com]

SLSI's safety assessment tool 'transferable' to commuter railroads, report says
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

OIG: Amtrak needs more effective track outage planning
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Not Even a $23 Billion Buyout Is Rich Enough for a Railroad Anymore
[www.bloomberg.com]

Suspected arson fire burns railroad trestle in Ukiah Tuesday
[www.ukiahdailyjournal.com]

US Class I railroads prepare for Hurricane Sally
[www.freightwaves.com]

U.S. DOT announces $13.2 million infrastructure investment for Hattiesburg railroad project
[www.wjtv.com]

Freight Rails Digitize Supply Chain to Compete Amid Pandemic and Climate Change
[www.sdcexec.com]

Metro-North Railroad wraps up Mount Vernon bridge work
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Midwest intermodal hubs offer shippers eco-friendly savings via host of railroads
[ajot.com]

Garneau announces funding for rail safety initiatives
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA approves CTrail Hartford Line safety plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metrolink to be recognized for energy management
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Union Pacific's giving program awards grants to west central Nebraska communities
[nptelegraph.com]

Amtrak drops off-shore IT provision in RFP
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Department of Transportation awards Arkansas $3.4M for rail improvements
[www.kark.com]

Metra elects Brown as chair
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

OneRail poll: Americans support rail expansion
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Sound Transit names Shetty executive director of operations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Tri-Rail to add rail service, reinstate fares
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

LIRC Awarded Military Friendly Employer Designation
[www.railwayage.com]

OmniTRAX Brings Rail-Ready Sites Program to Georgia & Florida Railway
[www.railwayage.com]

Nepal to resume railway services after 7-yr suspension
[www.daijiworld.com]

Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway records increase in revenue despite pandemic
[africa.cgtn.com]

Q&A: using satellite navigation to revolutionise Brazil’s railway network with Inmarsat
[www.railway-technology.com]

Railway employees violate rules, carry kerosene drums on Khyber Mail
[www.samaa.tv]

North American Rail Freight Down 10.5% Through 37 Weeks: AAR
[www.railwayage.com]

UK railway news round-up
[www.therailwayhub.co.uk]

Egypt to receive an additional 22 Russian-Hungarian railway coaches
[egyptindependent.com]

Construction of new Pikes Peak cog railway halfway finished
[canada.constructconnect.com]

Monterrey commuter rail study
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Flood-Damaged Edinburgh-Glasgow Line to Reopen
[railway-news.com]

Southwest LRT federal funding confirmed
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Denver To Launch N Line Commuter Service Sept. 21
[www.railwayage.com]

Railways plans to rope in private firms to construct, operate 7 new bullet train projects: Report
[www.timesnownews.com]

Govia Thameslink Railway announces £55m fleet upgrade
[www.railjournal.com]

USDOT Awards $1 Billion for 70 Infrastructure Projects
[www.railwayage.com]

Fifth anniversary of the opening of the Borders Railway
[www.railadvent.co.uk]

Moscow orders 114 trams
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Normal train traffic restored on Konkan Railway network
[www.thehindu.com]

CP: Building Capacity in Vancouver, Montreal
[www.railwayage.com]

Guadalajara Line 3 Opens in Mexico
[www.railwayage.com]

BART’s Transbay Project Gets $1.2 Billion Boost
[www.railwayage.com]

Ffestiniog Railway informs staff of risk to jobs as coronavirus hits hard
[www.railadvent.co.uk]

Train services via Konkan Railway restored
[www.thehindu.com]

Running Extra


Rail cars from Passaic's defunct NY & Greenwood Lake donated to Operation Toy Trains
[www.northjersey.com]

Train cars dumped into ocean to create artificial reef off Point Lookout, Long Island
[abc7ny.com]

Lost car ferry discovered 110 years after sinking in Lake Michigan
[www.mlive.com]

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