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Volume 13 - issue 039
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Date: September 26, 2020 09:23AM


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The Commerce Street crossing of the Union Pacific is right next to what was once the Sunset Station in San Antonio TX. Amtrak built a small station to the west of the original Sunset Station when it was turned into an entertainment center. The migration of young people to down town have resulted in the building of new lofts as seen here. Two cars for the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle connection are on the set out rack this morning.

With two main tracks, this is a busy place. The UP has been active west of town, restoring and lengthening sidings to 15000 ft. or more. Sidings at Noonan, Hacienda, and Yucca have or are being restored. Sidings at Hondo and Anachaco are being lengthened. New rail that is needed is going through San Antonio to the west.

Norm Schultze Photo



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Scheduled News


Booking a train? Amtrak will now show you how full it is in real time.
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Rail Startup Brightline Kicks Off $3.2 Billion Bond Sale For LA-To-Vegas High-Speed Train
[www.forbes.com]

Tampa Bay transit officials presented new proposal for Hyperloop bullet train system
[www.fox13news.com]

Bombardier celebrates unveiling of train design for India’s first semi-high-speed RRTS corridor
[www.globenewswire.com]

Canadian Pacific holiday train won't run in 2020
[www.mynbc5.com]

High-speed train between Dallas and Houston gets federal approval
[www.texastribune.org]

China's fastest metro train makes debut
[www.livemint.com]

Boca Raton Receives $16.4 Million For Brightline Train Station Project
[patch.com]

Grant awarded to start new round-trip train service between Twin Cities and Milwaukee
[www.fox9.com]
and
Federal Railroad Commission grants $31.8 million toward second train to Milwaukee and Chicago
[www.winonadailynews.com]

Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge
[sentinelcolorado.com]

NTSB: Loose Joint Caused Train Derailment that Killed Man in Texas
[www.insurancejournal.com]
and
NTSB Says Loose Joint Caused Deadly Train Derailment In Arlington
[dfw.cbslocal.com]

MA: Train commuters could see service cuts, says MBTA
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Parsons Awarded $45 Million Contract to Support New BART Train Control
[www.prnewswire.com]

Rail franchises axed as help for train firms extended
[www.bbc.com]

Blue Train to re-open – and prices have halved, for now
[www.businessinsider.co.za]

Metro-North announces new features for Train Time app
[www.stamfordadvocate.com]

Train service from Rockford to Chicago takes next step
[www.mystateline.com]

Lack of train crews force service cancellations
[www.expressandstar.com]

Amtrak to restore Virginia train services with new safety initiatives
[www.wavy.com]

Japanese-maintained Manila railway fields record number of trains
[english.kyodonews.net]

‘We have seen the economy start to pick up,’ says incoming CEO of Warren Buffett’s railroad
[www.cnbc.com]

Does Rising US Railroad Traffic Show That An Economic Rebound Is On Track?
[www.pymnts.com]

Egypt receives new batch of railroad cars from Russia
[www.middleeastmonitor.com]

U.S. Transportation Dept. rail improvement grants bring cash to New Mexico, Colorado
[www.daily-times.com]

Railroad tracks along Escambia Bay torn apart by Hurricane Sally
[weartv.com]

Texas Central Railroad reaches two milestones for Nation’s first high-speed train
[www.kbtx.com]

Federal Railroad Administration awards CRISI grants
[www.freightwaves.com]

Iowa Interstate’s Miller Retiring After 47 Years of Railroading
[www.railwayage.com]

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad has resumed through mid-October
[www.taosnews.com]
and
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad receives green light to depart from Chama
[www.kob.com]

France, Italy, and Austria Drive the European Railroad Rail Market
[www.globaltrademag.com]

Effort to expand railroad in northwestern New Mexico boosted
[www.sfchronicle.com]

Railroads near full implementation of lifesaving automatic-braking technology
[www.washingtonpost.com]

CFE Railroad in Lima receives $4.5 million grant for improvements
[www.hometownstations.com]

Port Freeport enters partnership with Cemex Servicios Logisticos and Union Pacific Railroad
[ajot.com]

New railroad engine house opens in Lackawanna County
[www.pahomepage.com]

Cantwell Announces $1.37M Grant for Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad for Elma Junction Project
[kbkw.com]

NS unveils 2020 sustainability report
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Protestors' blockade impacts KCS freight movement in Mexico
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

OSHA amends crane standard for rail work
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Class I railroads eye US-Mexico intermodal opportunitie
[www.freightwaves.com]

Train derailment forces suspension of Texas State Railroad September schedule
[www.palestineherald.com]

US intermodal volumes show signs of recovery
[www.joc.com]
and
AAR: U.S. railroads' intermodal volume climbs in Week 38
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Feds chip in $20M for major Stockton railroad project
[www.recordnet.com]

Valley Metro begins Northwest Extension Phase II construction
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

LA Metro approves 30-year transportation plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
LA Metro’s $400B, 30-Year Transportation Blueprint Approved
[www.railwayage.com]

25 Years On, Britain Clings to Privatized Railway
[www.bloomberg.com]
and
Britain’s experiment in radical rail privatisation is over
[www.economist.com]

China expands its railway presence in Caspian region
[www.timesca.com]

Kenya's Chinese-Built Railway Proves Pricey
[www.voanews.com]

Navis Rail Offering Webinar
[www.railwayage.com]

Track laying work of Chaoyang-Linghai railway starts
[www.xinhuanet.com]

Pikes Peak railway provides first look at new equipment
[trn.trains.com]

Laos-China railway's 75 tunnels nearing 100% completion
[www.thestar.com.my]

Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Recieves $13 Million CRISI Grant
[www.prnewswire.com]

Honolulu expected to replace railway director after 3 years
[www.thegardenisland.com]

Welshpool and Llanfair Railway searches for new General Manager
[www.railadvent.co.uk]

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

Pacific Harbor Line Signs 5-Year Union Contract
[www.railwayage.com]

Hotan-Ruoqiang railway under construction in China's Xinjiang
[www.xinhuanet.com]

Siemens to deliver railway signalling system for Singapore’s JRL
[www.railway-technology.com]

Railway to be built between Iraq's Mosul, Turkey
[www.hurriyetdailynews.com]

RTD N Line Phase 1 Bridges Denver With Thornton
[www.railwayage.com]

China Planning Railway To Transport Vaca Muerta Production
[pubs.spe.org]

Prorail to test new anti-wheel-slip gel
[www.railjournal.com]

Alstom Wins Rail Infrastructure Contract in Romania
[railway-news.com]

Rail Runner: Upgrading Wireless Service, Implementing PTC
[www.railwayage.com]

FTA Streamlining Project Management Oversight
[www.railwayage.com]

JR Hokkaido unveils updated Series 261 DMU
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Industry body backs calls for Borders railway invest to speed up journey times and increase freight trade
[www.insider.co.uk]

Short Line Safety Institute offers assessment model to commuter operators
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Switzerland’s mountain railways keeping communities alive
[www.therailwayhub.co.uk]

Legal dispute over aborted NRZ investment plan
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Bombardier Transportation opens Sofia office to support Bulgarian projects
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Gov’t invites train bids for Malolos-Clark railway
[www.bworldonline.com]

Railways issues revised tender for manufacturing 44 Vande Bharat trains
[www.livemint.com]

Belarusian Railways increases freight traffic to China 1.2 times in January-August
[eng.belta.by]

Running Extra


Snoqualmie train rides return on Oct. 3
[www.valleyrecord.com]
and
Train Rides Resuming in the Snoqualmie Valley
[livingsnoqualmie.com]

Train to Chicago an expensive fantasy
[www.rrstar.com]

Crashing a 100-MPH Train Into a Nuclear Fuel Container Is Our Kind of Science
[www.thedrive.com]

This timelapse video shows a 150-minute bullet train journey between Osaka and Tokyo
[factcheck.afp.com]

Swanton Pacific News

Hope Is Historic Railroad Damaged in CZU Fire Will Rise From Ashes
[www.nbcbayarea.com]

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