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Volume 14 - issue 008
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Date: February 20, 2021 08:57AM


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Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian rounds famed Horseshoe Curve as it descends the steep east bound grade en route to Altoona, PA and points east on August 13, 2020.

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Scheduled News


A look back at other Central Illinois train derailments in recent years
[herald-review.com]

Fargo man sentenced for attempting to derail a train
[www.valleynewslive.com]

Union Pacific Train Derails Near Downtown Fort Worth Thursday Night
[www.nbcdfw.com]

Europe’s sleeper trains wake up to a new era
[www.smh.com.au]

Most Japan bullet train services disrupted by quake to resume Feb. 24
[english.kyodonews.net]

National Bill Would Bring Billions for Bullet Train
[cal.streetsblog.org]

Is This High-Speed Train the First Megaproject of the Biden Era?
[www.bloomberg.com]

Palmer Rail Steering Committee focuses on potential location of train station
[www.masslive.com]

Bomb trains in Florida
[cbs12.com]

Metro Reduces Train Service During Peak Hours Under Revised Budget
[www.tysonsreporter.com]

Metra UP-W tracks cleared after freight train derails in West Chicago
[chicago.suntimes.com]

Turkey bands with German on high-speed train production
[www.middleeastmonitor.com]

SEE IT: Freight train plows into a semi-truck that stalled on a set of railroad tracks
[www.nydailynews.com]

All Aboard: APCD Helps Coaster Train Riders Improve Air Quality
[www.countynewscenter.com]

U.S. Airports No Longer Have to Build Their Own Terrible Trains
[www.vice.com]

End of the line for Ireland’s luxury sleeper train
[www.irishtimes.com]

Track-Switching Problems Halt Or Delay Multiple CTA Train Lines
[chicago.cbslocal.com]

Rail union demands suspension of on-train ticket inspections
[www.therailwayhub.co.uk]

GO train riders warned after passenger took multiple trips while infected with COVID-19 variant
[www.cbc.ca]

Freight railroads curtail operations as extreme winter weather blasts through
[www.freightwaves.com]

Allegheny Valley Railroad opens Pittsburgh transload terminal
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Railroad crossing closures in Palm Beach County for Brightline project
[cbs12.com]

UP shuts down most of intermodal network for weather
[www.joc.com]

UP, National Park Foundation extend partnership
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Burundi, Tanzania seek $1,9bln to build inter-state railroad
[www.ecofinagency.com]

UP Engineer Earns Top Safety Honor
[www.railwayage.com]

CSX executive Kevin Boone discusses impact of winter weather on railroad’s operations
[www.bizjournals.com]

PANYNJ ends 2020 with record highs in volume
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Short-line leaders meet with House rail subcommittee chair
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Valley Metro makes staff changes
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Centerpoint buys rail-served distribution facility near Houston
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BNSF dispatching, headquarters kept running during Texas power failures
[trn.trains.com]

Rail Shippers Defeat BNSF, CSX, NS, and UP’s Attempts to Insulate Anticompetitive Conduct from Liability
[www.streetinsider.com]

U.S. rail volume remains steady, thanks to intermodal traffic
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

USDOT issues call for INFRA grant applications
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA details positive train control milestone
[transportationtodaynews.com]

OmniTRAX marks Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub's debut
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CSX, Union Pacific caution about bad winter weathe
[www.freightwaves.com]

FRA grants unions' request for more time to file certification petitions
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra’s board approves plan paving way for greener locomotive fleet
[www.masstransitmag.com]

In Key Step for the Great Redwood Trail, NCRA Board Votes To Railbank the Line from Willits to Samoa
[lostcoastoutpost.com]

LOSSAN board selects 2021 leadership
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NS Calls Off Atlanta Rail Transfer Project
[www.railwayage.com]

SEPTA solar farm project now operational
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Railway operators to invest US$530mn in Mexico
[www.bnamericas.com]

Brazil senate to vote on new railway management framework
[www.bnamericas.com]

China-Laos Railway Set to Open by Year-End
[www.caixinglobal.com]

Denver DA Determines BNSF Railway Agent’s Fatal Shooting Of Trespasser Was Legally Justified
[denver.cbslocal.com]

Steam Power Returns to Grand Canyon Railway
[www.railwayage.com]

Texas: Transit Frozen Out of Service
[www.railwayage.com]

Sound Transit Requests State Aid for $11.5B Funding Gap
[www.railwayage.com]

COVID Relief Bill: What’s in it for Passenger Rail?
[www.railwayage.com]

BNSF Railway announces 2020 economic development results
[www.rtands.com]

East Midlands Railway to pay tribute to iconic HST fleet
[www.derbytelegraph.co.uk]

Thales Vehicle On-Board Controllers Selected for Vancouver SkyTrain
[www.railwayage.com]

Mississippian Railway receives MDOT grant for upgrades
[www.djournal.com]

Alstom installs signalling system for Egypt’s Beni Suef Assuyt railway line
[www.railway-technology.com]

Collapsed wall railway line to reopen in Aberdeenshire
[www.bbc.com]

Two railway lines may roll downtown with new objectives
[www.miamitodaynews.com]

People News: UP Elevates Hess, Kirchhoefer, Perkes
[www.railwayage.com]

NYCT Restoring Overnight Subway Service?
[www.railwayage.com]

LA Metro Moves on Sepulveda Transit Corridor
[www.railwayage.com]

Meizhou Bay cross-sea bridge of Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed railway under construction
[www.globaltimes.cn]

Running Extra


5 New Train Routes We're Excited About
[www.cntraveler.com]

That Time a Canadian Town Derailed a Diesel Train and Drove It Down the Street to Provide Emergency Power
[gizmodo.com]

B.C. train crew rescues bobcat found stuck, frozen to railroad track
[globalnews.ca]

Japanese Super Train Obliterates Snow At 200 MPH
[brobible.com]

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