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Volume 14 - issue 049
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Date: December 04, 2021 09:24AM


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There are a pair of eastbound trains in the KCS yard in Robstown Texas. The four track yard and adjacent office make this a busy place. KCS call this “Control Point – East Spear”.

Norm Schultze Photo



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Scheduled News


Train crossings through Old Town Lenexa are quieter now — here’s why
[shawneemissionpost.com]

TSA will force train and plane operators to tell the feds when they've been hacked
[www.cnn.com]

After stranded light rail riders hiked out of tunnel, Sound Transit says, next time, wait for the ‘rescue train’
[www.capitolhillseattle.com]
and
Apple Cup light-rail stall shows Sound Transit’s communication strategy needs to grow up
[www.seattletimes.com]

Caltrain's festive holiday train is back
[www.ktvu.com]

We tried SF's new Muni train seats. They're way comfier for your butt
[www.sfgate.com]

Lawmakers discussing east-to-west train across state
[www.wbjournal.com]

GO’s new London-Toronto train is moving fewer passengers than a half-full TTC bus
[www.thestar.com]

Skunk Train Denies County Environmental Health Access to Oil Spill at Fort Bragg Depot Claiming Federal Designation Exempts Railway from County or State Oversight
[kymkemp.com]

Atlanta train companies to help clear bottleneck on Port of Savannah
[www.wsbtv.com]

NTSB: Wheels on derailed Metro train out of alignment 32X allowable amount
[wjla.com]

State appeals court rejects long-standing challenge to California bullet train
[www.latimes.com]

Japan to oblige security camera installation on trains
[english.kyodonews.net]

CTA Red Line train operator injured in attack by 2 passengers on South Side
[abc7chicago.com]

VIA Rail Showcases First Siemens Test Train
[www.railwayage.com]

Florida’s Brightline Train Resumes Operations
[www.forbes.com]

Why Retired Subway Workers Are Getting $35,000 to Come Back
[www.nytimes.com]

Princeton's 'Dinky' Train Is Now the Subject of Some Big Plans
[www.tapinto.net]

For Moynihan Train Hall Project, Refinanced TIFIA Loan
[www.railwayage.com]

With 1,000 on board, first train leaves for Ayodhya, Kejriwal attends send off
[indianexpress.com]

Schumer to Amtrak: Use federal windfall to fix key Albany train bridge
[www.timesunion.com]

Norfolk Southern railroad names new CEO to take over in May
[www.wric.com]

Railroad exec highlights benefit of truck-to-rail freight conversion
[talkbusiness.net]

Amtrak prepares for possible service cuts as employee vaccination deadline nears
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Mexican regulators approve $31B deal that could create Mexico-Canada-US railroad
[thehill.com]

R. J. Corman rebrands transloading services as Transload Connect
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NTSB alerts transit, commuter railroads to check wheelsets
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Lewes Railroad Swing Bridge Removal On Hold
[www.wrde.com]

RJCM, LSRC, BIPR, GRYR Accept Railway Age Awards
[www.railwayage.com]

MTA completes elevator replacements in upper Manhattan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Short line railroad now has the money to tame Little Bull Creek in Ohio
[www.rtands.com]

Kazakhstan, Iran & Turkmenistan Agreed to Boost Cargo Volume via Railroad
[caspiannews.com]

KCS passed another grain volume milestone in November
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

A ‘Gow’ Infused STB Chairman
[www.railwayage.com]

A true North American railroad: what the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern merger means for vehicle logistics
[www.automotivelogistics.media]

OSHA extends comment period for COVID vaccination standard
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BRS elects Baldwin president
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

RAC bestows annual environment, safety awards
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Garden City, LIRR feud over plans on a third track
[bronx.news12.com]

Rail unions countersue Metra over COVID vaccine policy
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

STB lays out rule for trackage rights during emergency situations
[www.freightwaves.com]

A federal grant will be used to replace 100-year-old railroad bridge in Findlay
[www.hometownstations.com]

U.S. freight-rail traffic fell 4.5% in November
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Coming to Metro-North’s Waterbury, CT Branch: PTC, Increased Frequency
[www.railwayage.com]

FRA announces advisory committee’s charter renewal, Dec. 8 meeting
[www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com]

MassDOT issues South Coast Rail work update and its impacts
[fallriverreporter.com]

Bossier City to close 'dangerous crossing' at Union Pacific's behest
[www.shreveporttimes.com]

U.S. intermodal volume slide continued in Week 46
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Ground broken to expand Baltimore's 126-year-old Howard Street Tunnel
[www.wbaltv.com]

Railroads converting to batteries could save $94 billion in two decades
[ajot.com]

Azerbaijan reconstructs railway in liberated lands
[www.azernews.az]

'Game changer': Laos opens Chinese-built railway line
[www.france24.com]

Port of Montana Completes $8MM Rail Expansion
[www.railwayage.com]

Finally! Hudson Tunnel Project Green-Lighted for Construction
[www.railwayage.com]

Climate protesters stop coal train in Dunedin and cause railway disruption
[www.stuff.co.nz]

STB Permits Amtrak to Access CSX Yard
[www.railwayage.com]

Alstom Wins GO Transit Bilevel Overhaul Contract
[www.railwayage.com]

For Greenbrier, 6,200 New Railcars on Order
[www.railwayage.com]

Running Extra


Group Running Free Mini Train Rides In Costa Mesa Gets $15,000 To Repair Vandalized Junction
[losangeles.cbslocal.com]

Group Running Free Mini Train Rides In Costa Mesa Gets $15,000 To Repair Vandalized Junction
[losangeles.cbslocal.com]

Niles Canyon Railway’s Train of Lights Delights This Holiday Season
[www.independentnews.com]

Dick Spotswood: SMART already at risk of fumbling freight service
[www.marinij.com]

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