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Volume 13 - issue 043
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Date: October 24, 2020 09:16AM


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The Nashville & Eastern Rosters a number of four axle General Electric locomotives in a variety of paint schemes. Now an R.J. Corman railroad, the previous schemes inherited from BNSF and CSX are giving way to the traditional RJC red. Here is one of RJCs rock trains traversing Eagle Park in Mt Juliette TN.

Tennessee is a real hotspot for GE U-Boats. Take a look at not only the N&E roster but also the West Tennessee RR in Jackson TN. Taken together, it’s quite a show.

Norm Schultze



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Scheduled News


New Mural Coming to Elizabeth Train Station This Year
[www.tapinto.net]

Oakley breaks ground on new Amtrak train platform
[www.eastbaytimes.com]

Crews deal with train derailment east of Midville in Burke County
[www.wrdw.com]

Modesto’s plan for ACE train depot passes muster with guardians of historic treasures
[www.modbee.com]

Five rail operators join forces to tag train cars with telematic sensors
[www.dcvelocity.com]

Del Mar residents fight plan to fence off train tracks blocking coastal access
[www.kusi.com]

TRA takes delivery of 'most beautiful' commuter train
[focustaiwan.tw]

Live Subway Map: MTA riders can now check for trains in real-time
[www.silive.com]

Grimes County joins lawsuit to fight bullet train project
[www.kbtx.com]

Alstom becomes first company to achieve full certification for latest digital train control standard
[www.masstransitmag.com]

New train sets for The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway
[yellowscene.com]
and
Check Out The New Train Cars For The Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway
[denver.cbslocal.com]

EGYPT: an electric train will link Cairo to the new cities by October 2021
[www.afrik21.africa]

MTA to resume service in two southeast Queens train stations
[qns.com]

Reservations Required On Surfliner Trains During Thanksgiving Holiday
[losangeles.cbslocal.com]

China unveils 400km per hour train to bolster international travel
[www.bignewsnetwork.com]
and
China launches prototype train for international travel
[www.khl.com]

80 Passengers Evacuated After Train Misses Hitting Car Struck On Tracks On Long Island
[dailyvoice.com]

Metro has 30 days to propose new emergency protocols following Red Line train 'uncoupling'
[www.wusa9.com]
and
Investigators are narrowing in on a root cause of this month’s Red Line train pull-apart
[ggwash.org]

Wales nationalises train operations after Covid passenger slump
[www.theguardian.com]

Rail traffic disrupted after two passenger trains derail
[www.dawn.com]

Bulgarian railways to halt 13 trains for an hour as clocks change to winter time
[sofiaglobe.com]

Goods trains back on track from today
[www.tribuneindia.com]

Removal of railroad tracks between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid begins
[mylittlefalls.com]

Mason researchers reviewing positive train control safety plan for transit railroad
[www.eurekalert.org]

Union Pacific intermodal service level suffers after sharp increase in West Coast volume
[www.supplychaindive.com]

U.S. railroad Amtrak sees travel down 70% in 2021 - CEO
[www.reuters.com]
and
Amtrak ended FY20 with half of previous year's revenue, Flynn says
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

UP raises Seattle surcharge to $1,000 for small shippers
[www.joc.com]

ASLRRA honors TRRA for supporting veterans
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
TRRA ASLRRA Veterans Engagement Honoree
[www.railwayage.com]

Salcef Acquires Majority of Delta Railroad Construction
[www.railwayage.com]

$15.6M for rail upgrades between Ypsilanti and Jackson part of plan for faster, better Amtrak service
[www.mlive.com]

CP honors U.S., Canadian 'Elevators of the Year'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Intersand opens OmniTRAX-served HQ in Colorado
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Fortress Plans to Sell $2.4 Billion for Vegas Rail, Still Record
[www.bloomberg.com]

AAR recognizes industry leaders in hazmat safety
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

UP: Vena, PSR Veteran, Moving to Advisory Role, Gehringer New EVP-Operations
[www.railwayage.com]

Metrolink introduces rewards program
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Senate Commerce Gets An Earful of Rail
[www.railwayage.com]

TransLink CEO to step down in 2021
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Canadian Pacific to serve new Viterra grain facility
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Private investors propose Mexico-U.S.-Canada rail link
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

California High-Speed Rail Authority reports sustainability actions
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CDC recommends riders, operators wear masks on trains
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. freight-rail traffic up slightly in Week 42
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Tri-Rail adds service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

LRW names Metrolink CEO Wiggins 'Woman of the Year'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Class I September employment down a bit from August count
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Top ten railway operators in 2020
[www.railway-technology.com]

OmniTRAX working with EDC; Railway to become part of Rail-Ready program
[www.valleymorningstar.com]

BNSF Railway lays off 104 employees in Topeka
[www.ksnt.com]

Turkey's private sector to join railway passenger transportation
[www.dailysabah.com]

Colorado Cog Railway Renovation Reaches Halfway Milestone
[railway-news.com]

Ocean transport of the first lot of railway coach to Myanmar completed: The first Japanese brand-new coach since its democratization
[www.hellenicshippingnews.com]

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

Will Ownership of Amtrak’s Keystone East Line Transfer to Pennsylvania?
[www.railwayage.com]

UP: ‘3Q Misses as 4Q Momentum Builds’
[www.railwayage.com]

CN Railway Revenue Drops 11% as Oil, Metals Shipments Plunge
[www.bloomberg.com]

Indian Railways To Withdraw Over 2,600 Diesel Locomotives And Pave The Way For 100 Per Cent Electrification
[swarajyamag.com]

Metis Nation ready for talks on Alaska to Alberta railway
[www.westernstandardonline.com]

Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway project receives $4.5 million US Department of Transportation grant for track improvements
[ajot.com]

Salco, Baier Rail Sign Distribution Agreement
[www.railwayage.com]

Nigerian standard gauge network takes shape
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Nippon Express doubles China – Europe freight services
[www.railjournal.com]

FS Italian Railways joins U.S. High Speed Rail Association
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

Baden-Württemberg wants to be Germany’s Number One railway state
[www.railjournal.com]

FTS Launching Battery-Operated Spike Driver
[www.railwayage.com]

Railway line will close for NINE days as essential repair work starts on 180-year-old viaduct
[www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk]

Govt Looking To Build Railway Lines Along Upcoming Major Expressways; Identifies Six Corridors For The Plan
[swarajyamag.com]

JR East to shorten daily railway services in Tokyo
[www3.nhk.or.jp]

Amsterdam – Wien sleeper train testing
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Wales railway nationalisation sparks calls for Scottish Government to follow
[www.thenational.scot]

China-Laos railway project reaches key milestone


[news.cgtn.com]

Running Extra


Two tragedies underscore the folly of Manteca pursuing quiet train crossings
[www.mantecabulletin.com]

Sacramento Southern Railroad Weekend Train Excursions
[www.rosevilletoday.com]

Tehachapi Railroad Depot Museum to reopen
[www.tehachapinews.com]

All Aboard! California Loghouse Retreat Has a Working Miniature Railroad
[www.realtor.com]

Moving on down the line: how a narrow-gauge railway staved off economic death to become the heart of a community
[www.thefirstnews.com]

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