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Volume 14 - issue 051
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Date: December 18, 2021 07:49AM


Happy Holidays this is the last issue of 2021. Trainnews will return next year along with the Moderated Discussion Forum being opened to all readers have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.


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A west bound MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) train slows for the stop at the former B&O station at Point of Rocks, MD following the “Blizzard of 1996” on January 12, 1996. The massive storm dumped over two feet of snow on the Mid-Atlantic region, bringing travel to a standstill. The Washington DC-area Metro Rail system was discontinued on above ground lines for five days, and Federal and local governments were shut down. MARC service between Washington and Martinsburg WV resumed within three days. This is MARC’s Friday only mid-afternoon train to Brunswick slowing for the stop at the historic ex-B&O station at Point of Rocks on January 12th.

Alex Mayes photo



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Scheduled News


Metro returns 1st 7000-series train to service after derailment investigation
[wtop.com]
and
Metro Safety Commission Approves Plan For Return Of 7000-Series Trains
[dcist.com]

Metra to Offer Free Train Rides on New Year's Eve
[www.nbcchicago.com]

Final AZUR train commissioned into STM’s fleet
[www.masstransitmag.com]

San Pedro Train Engineer Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge for Intentionally Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy Hospital Ship
[www.justice.gov]

Italy to launch new high-speed Milan-Paris train today
[foreignbrief.com]

ME: Maine Loves Its Train. Can Other States Follow in Its Tracks?
[www.masstransitmag.com]

BNSF to pay $1.5 million after oil train spill in Iowa
[www.kwqc.com]

Revitalization: Long Island's freight train industry growing, looks to expand
[www.newsday.com]

SCOTUS to decide if stopped train is 'in use' under labor law
[www.reuters.com]

JR East plans largest-ever cut of train services in spring 2022
[www.japantimes.co.jp]

Town of Banff hits brakes on train whistle ban
[www.rmotoday.com]

Train derails due to high winds in Alfalfa County
[ktul.com]

Ripon seeks robust ACE train station
[www.mantecabulletin.com]

Chevron, BNSF, United Expand Hydrogen for Trains and Planes
[www.forbes.com]

All aboard! Inside Brightline's plans for Orlando expansion, Boca Raton station in 2022
[www.palmbeachpost.com]

Freight Train Companies Testing Hydrogen-, Battery-Powered Locomotives to Cut Emissions
[www.newsweek.com]
and
Freight railroads are experimenting with alternative fuels to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions
[www.marketwatch.com]

Colombia Is (Finally) Getting on the Trains Train
[theglobalamericans.org]

Train derails in Baldwin; East Carson, River Road closed as clean-up commences
[triblive.com]

Mayan Train, the president’s pet project exposing Mexico’s cracks
[ticotimes.net]

The port of Valparaiso's 'fruit train' starts its regular service
[www.freshplaza.com]

Norwich to Stansted train in 75mph 'near miss' with two cars
[www.bbc.com]

France: 10 Night Train Lines to Become Fully Operational by 2030
[www.schengenvisainfo.com]

Flight, train operations disrupted as smog blankets Punjab
[www.geo.tv]

Italian cops arrest man who yanked emergency brakes on nearly 100 trains
[nypost.com]

New Glasgow Subway train put to the test
[www.bbc.com]

China-Nepal freight train service launched, links Qinghai, Kathmandu
[www.globaltimes.cn]

Ponstein Elected Chairman of Port NOLA and N.O. Public Belt Railroad Boards
[www.bizneworleans.com]

Amtrak names railroad veteran Stephen Gardner as new CEO
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Amtrak Worker Sold Railroad Equipment for Years to Line His Pockets, U.S. Says
[www.nytimes.com]

CP railroad’s $31B purchase of Kansas City Southern advances
[www.chicagotribune.com]

S.D. rail board picks projects for U.S. grants
[www.keloland.com]

OIG: Amtrak HR staff shortage creates hiring challenges
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. railroads post traffic decrease in Week 49
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NS launches industrial site search engine
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

ASLRRA to STB: No Uniform Service-Metrics Reporting
[www.railwayage.com]

Pennsylvania OKs $33 million in grants for freight-rail projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA pilots fare changes to promote transit ridership
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Metro-North to offer discounts next year to lure back riders who've been working at home
[www.lohud.com]

LIRR dispatchers caught sleeping on the job with lights off: MTA probe
[nypost.com]

Reciprocal Switch Peril Grows
[www.railwayage.com]

Transport Canada proposes changes to dangerous goods regulations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Chicago RTA adopts transit operating, capital budgets
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak posts financial loss for FY2021
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Transport Canada OKs changes to track inspection regs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA awards contract for Metro-North's Penn Station Access Project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Hedlund Confirmed to STB
[www.railwayage.com]

UP names Miller VP, treasurer; Grosz to retire
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Armenia & Azerbaijan announce new deal
[www.rt.com]

Controversial Uinta Basin Railway is approved
[www.kuer.org]
and
STB OKs Uinta Basin Railway Project
[www.railwayage.com]

What’s NOT in the IIJA
[www.railwayage.com]

Brightline launches new technology to keep railways safe for drivers and pedestrians
[www.local10.com]

CSX Expanding Automated Railcar Inspection
[www.railwayage.com]

'We'll soon be running on coal dust': Heritage Railway chief warns ALL 400 steam trains will be forced to run on coal imported from thousands of miles away after UK's last pit closes in 2022
[www.dailymail.co.uk]

CN selects Google Cloud to upgrade railway services
[www.railway-technology.com]

Transit Briefs: DART, MARTA, MBTA, Metrolink, San Diego MTS
[www.railwayage.com]

China-owned Spanish company seeks to build Lithuania's longest railway bridge
[www.delfi.lt]

How Brazil’s passenger railway sector will expand after the pandemic
[www.bnamericas.com]

Brazilian government authorises investment in nine railways
[www.railjournal.com]


Running Extra


Fantasy-filled New Mexico Train Experience Offers Stargazing, Theater Performances, and More
[www.travelandleisure.com]


No wonder they call it Black Eye Friday! Drunk train passengers tumble down escalators as Network Rail warn partygoers to take it easy on last Friday night before Christmas
[www.dailymail.co.uk]

I Am UP: Taylor Morel, Brakeman and Total Safety Culture Facilitator
[www.up.com]

Lancaster to Carlisle railway celebrated in pictures
[www.bbc.com]

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