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Volume 13 - issue 044
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Date: October 31, 2020 08:14AM


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Luling TX as two photo worthy pump jacks adjacent to the UP Sunset Route. The Other one is a Monarch butterfly that flaps its wings when operating. These seldom operate now.

The ‘Luling Information Station” on US90 has a sculpture depicting the discovery of oil here.

Norm Schultze Photo



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Scheduled News


Train derailment in Texas leaks 'corrosive' product, prompts evacuation orders for 600 people; no injuries
[www.usatoday.com]
and
Cleanup continues after Thursday morning train derailment in Mauriceville
[www.12newsnow.com]

Metro-North resumes train service on Waterbury branch
[www.mycitizensnews.com]
and
CTDOT announces resumption of train service on Waterbury Branch
[www.masstransitmag.com]

$15.5M federal grant goes to improving train infrastructure in Michigan
[www.fox2detroit.com]

Faster, stronger: LIRR’s laser train cuts down ‘slip-sliding’
[www.rtands.com]

Construction begins on $945M Northwest Indiana commuter train line
[www.indystar.com]

China's new high-speed train to bolster cross-border travel
[www.xinhuanet.com]
and
MBtv: China’s new high-speed train to bolster cross-border travel
[www.macaubusiness.com]

‘For lack of political will,’ train blockades continue after 28 days in Michoacán
[mexiconewsdaily.com]

Bonding bill snub holds up second Amtrak train between St. Paul and Chicago
[www.twincities.com]

The brand new Amtrak Acela fleet is coming; Here’s a look inside the new trains
[thepointsguy.com]

Frankfurt begins construction of a US$590m hydrogen filling station for train fleet
[constructionreviewonline.com]

NJ Transit awarded $18M grant from feds to improve Trenton train station
[www.roi-nj.com]

Las Vegas to SoCal High-Speed Train Details Released, Project Targeting 2024 Completion
[www.casino.org]

NCTD Getting $10M in Federal Funding to Modernize Train, Crossing Controls
[timesofsandiego.com]

There’s Now a Direct High-Speed Train From Amsterdam to London
[www.afar.com]

Canadian Pacific deploying new broken-rail detection system in dark territory
[trn.trains.com]

Virginia Passenger Rail Authority meets for first time, outlines plans to boost train travel across the commonwealth
[www.whsv.com]

Driverless trains 'poor value' says leaked TfL study
[www.bbc.com]

Norfolk Southern's 3Q profit down 13% as railroad hauls less
[www.sfchronicle.com]

Shippers, unions, railroads take sides at Senate hearing
[www.freightwaves.com]

Del Mar reacts to controversial railroad fencing project
[thecoastnews.com]
and
California opposes district’s bid to control Del Mar bluffs, erect chain-link fence
[www.latimes.com]

Reading & Northern customer receives first rail cars
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR honors CSX's Atkinson for environmental stewardship
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Workers picket Canadian Pacific railroad
[www.clintonherald.com]

Railroad struggles to find $1 million to rebuild crumpled Prosser trestle with steel
[www.tri-cityherald.com]

Edwards to succeed Reinhart as Virginia port CEO
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FCC approves Southern California Rail Authority PTC operations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Patriot Rail to acquire Utah short-line operator
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Jim Cramer makes a case for Union Pacific to acquire Kansas City Southern
[www.cnbc.com]

USDOT allocates more than $291M in rail safety, reliability funding
[transportationtodaynews.com]
and
FRA awards more than $291 million in State of Good Repair grants to improve reliability and safety of America’s rail network
[www.masstransitmag.com]
and
FRA’s SOGR Grant Awardees
[www.railwayage.com]

Norfolk Southern works to woo shippers with 'truck-like' offerings
[www.supplychaindive.com]

Intermodal volume gain drives U.S. rail traffic increase in Week 43
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
AAR Week 43: Once Again, It’s Intermodal
[www.railwayage.com]

Georgia rail companies ask state for millions more in tax incentives
[www.washingtonexaminer.com]

KCS derailment delays Texas freight trains
[www.argusmedia.com]

Sound Transit appoints Wright chief safety officer
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Progress being made on Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project
[theislandnow.com]

OmniTRAX, RAEDC and City of Peru initiate promotion of rail-ready sites on Illinois railway
[ajot.com]

Revived after hiatus: What you need to know about Egypt, Sudan railway project?
[www.egypttoday.com]

Typhoon-hit Tohoku railway resumes services on all sections
[www.japantimes.co.jp]

Construction of Sichuan–Tibet railway to boost local development and border stability
[www.globaltimes.cn]

RheinCargo opts for green power
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Alaska-Alberta railway explored
[www.producer.com]

Railway supply industry news round-up
[www.railwaygazette.com]

EC investigation alleges Czech Railways engaged in “predatory pricing”
[www.railjournal.com]

Aberdeen – Dundee line to reopen on November 3
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Pakistan Belt and Road railway hits snag as China nixes low rate
[asia.nikkei.com]

No light in the tunnel for Japan’s railway giants as record losses mount
[www.livemint.com]

First batch of graduates obtain Railways Diploma Programme and join Etihad Rail DB
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

TMH locomotives arrive in Mongolia
[www.railwaygazette.com]

How Digital Twins Can Transform Track Maintenance
[www.railwayage.com]

BNSF Railway Will Resume Payments for Accumulating Taconite Dust
[www.fox21online.com]

Freight trains not running, clarifies railways
[www.tribuneindia.com]
and
Resumed operations of 97 goods trains in Punjab: Indian Railways
[www.business-standard.com]

Consultant lends expertise to north-east railway extension project
[www.eveningexpress.co.uk]

Report: Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Launched
[www.railwayage.com]

Argentina to launch tender for BA-La Plata railway
[www.bnamericas.com]

Chennai-Rameswaram train short terminated at Mandapam as crane hits Pamban railway bridge
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

Egypt awards contract for Alexandria light rail line modernisation
[www.railjournal.com]

Egypt, Sudan discuss joint railway project
[www.middleeastmonitor.com]

B50bn contract to be signed for part of high-speed railway first stage
[www.bangkokpost.com]

Russian Railways chairman predicts freight traffic growth in 2021
[www.railjournal.com]

TMH to supply 1300 passenger coaches to Egyptian National Railways
[www.iol.co.za]

FLIRT Trains from Stadler ordered for railway network in Portugal
[www.railadvent.co.uk]

East Japan Railway posts half-year $2.5 bil. loss
[www3.nhk.or.jp]

Electrification of round-island railway to be completed in December
[focustaiwan.tw]

CN reports falling revenue, rising demand
[www.railjournal.com]

East Midlands Railway’s new Intercity fleet named Aurora
[www.therailwayhub.co.uk]

Digital Automatic Coupling Project Enters Test Phase
[railway-news.com]

NCTD: More Power on Order
[www.railwayage.com]

Running Extra


Tommy Thompson Train is staying in Anacortes
[www.goskagit.com]

Local commuter train helps nuclear arms control researchers
[techxplore.com]

50th Anniversary of a Mistake
[www.cato.org]

Niles Canyon Railway photo charter to feature 'Skookum,' benefit restoration of SP No. 1744
[trn.trains.com]

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