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Volume 16 - issue 011
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Date: March 12, 2023 07:43AM


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An east bound Conrail manifest train drifts downgrade at Slope Interlocking a half mile west of Altoona, PA on January 12, 1997. This location is on the former PPR’s Middle Division which became Conrail’s Pittsburgh Line. Leading the heavy train are two EMD six axle units, SD60M No. 5535 and SD50 No. 6824.

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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


There are about 3 U.S. train derailments per day. They aren't usually major disasters
[www.wsiu.org]

Americans Want Tighter Railroad Regulations After The Ohio Train Derailment
[fivethirtyeight.com]

Thousands Of New Archeological Remains Found Along Route Of Upcoming Maya Train
[thecancunsun.com]

Freight train personnel encourage two-person crew mandate for public safety
[nebraskaexaminer.com]

MBTA lifts some speed restrictions on train lines after problems with documenting track defects
[www.cbsnews.com]

California’s bullet train faces new shortfall. With Newsom quiet, will Washington save it?
[www.mercurynews.com]

Virginia sees record train ridership as passenger rail expands
[www.wric.com]

Brightline, Southern Nevada unions enter deal for train between Las Vegas, Southern California
[www.fox5vegas.com]

Amtrak's Adirondack train line will resume service in early April
[www.northcountrypublicradio.org]

Head of Norfolk Southern apologizes for Ohio train derailment in Senate hearing
[www.npr.org]

Fastest in Florida: Brightline train zooms up to 130 mph between Orlando and Cocoa
[www.floridatoday.com]
and
Brightline tests 'fastest' train at 130 mph
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Siemens Is Boosting U.S. Passenger Train Production With A $220 Million North Carolina Plant
[www.forbes.com]

EPA pauses moving train derailment material to Indiana landfill
[heartlandsignal.com]

Grand Central Madison alters LIRR train times, disrupting North Forkers’ commutes
[suffolktimes.timesreview.com]

Amtrak restores full daily train service to Vancouver, B.C.
[www.statesmanjournal.com]

Plans Revealed for NJ Transit’s North Brunswick Train Station
[jerseydigs.com]

MTA staffs up weekend LIRR trains more than weekdays despite low ridership
[nypost.com]

Survey: Would more people travel to Reno, California with expanded train service?
[mynews4.com]

As coastal train track is repaired, OCTA hopes $5 million study will help find longer term fixes
[www.ocregister.com]

Federal Railroad Administration Announces a Supplemental Safety Assessment of Norfolk Southern Railway
[www.hstoday.us]
and
USDOT’s Federal Railroad Administration Announces a Supplemental Safety Assessment of Norfolk Southern Railway’s Operations
[www.transportation.gov]

US railroad group warns carriers to stop using cars with loose wheels
[www.reuters.com]

How three letters reinvented the railroad business
[www.npr.org]

New Utah oil railroad by Colorado River raises health and climate fears
[www.theguardian.com]

Woman Wins $557m Against Railroad Company After Being Hit by Train
[www.newsweek.com]

USACE announces upcoming work on Railroad Bridge will cause Canal closures for marine traffic
[www.nae.usace.army.mil]

EXCLUSIVE: 'This company hates its employees.' Norfolk Southern puts profits before the welfare of workers with massive layoffs, safety shortcuts, and paying lobbyists and shareholders obscene amounts, say union bosses
[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Spokane County spending $1 million on gates, lights for railroad crossing
[www.spokesman.com]

Bill guaranteeing unpaid leave for railroad workers clears Washington Senate
[www.thecentersquare.com]

CSX Railroad responds to calls for added safety
[midhudsonnews.com]

Liberty Development Partners Relocates CMC Railroad Office to Dayton
[www.thevindicator.com]

Improvements ahead: Ellis & Eastern Railroad continues investments in infrastructure
[www.siouxfalls.business]

CSX Train Derails In New River Gorge, Injuring 3 Railroad Workers
[wvpublic.org]

BLET Ratifies Agreements With KCS, DM&E, Union Railroad
[www.railwayage.com]

Feds still sitting on Del Mar’s railroad fence decision
[www.delmartimes.net]

ASLRRA Names Short Line Hall of Famers for 2023
[www.railwayage.com]

Rail unions claim BNSF deferred some locomotive maintenance
[www.freightwaves.com]

Report: Union Pacific's board is majority diverse
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR: U.S. rail volumes continue downward slide
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CN, four unions negotiate paid sick leave benefits
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Kansas Governor announces almost $5 million for nine short line rail projects
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

Advocates say a passenger train route could come back to Yakima
[kimatv.com]

Amtrak to Provide Funds, Track Outages for NY Penn Station Access Infrastructure Project
[www.rtands.com]

International News


Europe is trying to ditch planes for trains. Here’s how that’s going
[www.cnn.com]

Strike slashes Belgian domestic and international train services
[www.reuters.com]

Making train trips cheaper
[www.theportugalnews.com]

Major train delays again cause chaos across Sydney
[www.smh.com.au]

Railroad staff to continue strike through Friday
[www.ekathimerini.com]

Engineer detained in Egypt railroad crash that killed 4
[apnews.com]

Colonial-era Tram Railroad Found at Woldae Excavation Site in Gwanghwamun
[koreabizwire.com]

Since Russia Can’t Afford It, China Will Build Railway North To Sakha
[www.eurasiareview.com]

Running Extra


U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Train Travel with Stamps
[about.usps.com]

Walt Disney’s favorite train returns to Disneyland after 5-year restoration
[www.sbsun.com]

After Successful Winter Spectacular, EBT Eyes Next 2-8-2 to Restore
[railfan.com]

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