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Volume 16 - issue 012
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Date: March 19, 2023 01:42PM


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A BNSF train of MOW equipment, lead by a KCS locomotive rolls off of the Neches River Lift Bridge in Beaumont TX. The opening and closing of the bridge is controlled remotely, from Kansas City .

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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


North America’s First Hydrogen-Powered Train Will Debut This Summer
[www.smithsonianmag.com]

Reps. Johnson, Sykes Introduce the Bipartisan RAIL Act to Prevent Future Train Derailment Disasters
[billjohnson.house.gov]

Brightline makes history, now the fastest train in Florida
[www.fox35orlando.com]

New York scraps planned $2 bln light-rail train to LaGuardia airport
[www.reuters.com]

Train Preservationists Enter ‘Final Mile’ of Restoration on Engine 576
[www.nashvillescene.com]

More than 20% of LIRR trains can’t run in Grand Central Madison tunnel
[gothamist.com]

Amtrak wants to study Mississippi-to-Texas I-20 train route
[www.clarionledger.com]

Massachusetts governor seeks to expand intercity passenger train service to Western Massachusetts
[www.smartcitiesdive.com]

Federal government approves $31 billion railroad merger
[iowacapitaldispatch.com]
and
National Wheat Organizations disappointed by approval of CP-KCS rail merger
[drgnews.com]
and
U.S. regulators approve first major railroad merger in more than two decades
[www.marketwatch.com]

ND may benefit from rail merger creating network linking Canada, the United States and Mexico
[www.kxnet.com]

Railroad Workers United organizer explains the push to nationalize railroads after Atlanta demonstration against Norfolk Southern
[atlantaciviccircle.org]

AAR Urges Railroads to Park Defective Coil Cars
[railfan.com]

FRA green-lights Virginia state rail plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Last Dance for Indiana SD90MACs
[railfan.com]

North County Transit’s Proposed Railroad Fence Awaits Decision More Than Two Years After Petition
[www.rtands.com]

Plans for rail spur steam ahead: residents calling it unconstitutional.
[wgxa.tv]

Brightline 110 MPH Testing in Brevard County Begins as Soon as March 28
[www.wqcs.org]

Rail Roundup: Norfolk Southern, 2 unions reach sick leave deal
[www.freightwaves.com]

Rail industry to implement new safety measures
[www.lpgasmagazine.com]

Federal program could be big boost for potential Scranton-to-NYC passenger train
[news.yahoo.com]

CSX merges network operations, design teams
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Reading & Northern shifts marketing roles
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak ‘Cascades’ Service Fully Restored, ‘Adirondack’ Back in April
[railfan.com]

US rail traffic fell again in Week 10
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Stockholder rights law firm sues Norfolk Southern over PSR
[www.freightwaves.com]

Brightline West, trade unions sign MOU
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metrolink expands leadership team, deploys earthquake warning system
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

2023 Small-Road Standouts
[www.railwayage.com]

Transit Briefs: ACE, Amtrak, BART, Brightline West
[www.railwayage.com]

Biden's budget calls for more rail-safety funding; US mayors endorse Railway Safety Act
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

OCTA Identifies Long-Term Rail Stabilization Efforts for San Clemente
[www.rtands.com]

International News


Why sleeper trains are being revived across Europe
[www.bbc.com]

The EU is giving out 35,000 free train tickets for travel across Europe
[www.timeout.com]

Tokyo train, subway fares go up Saturday in wave of price hikes
[asia.nikkei.com]

Greater Anglia says trains will run despite strike
[www.bbc.com]

Transit of foreign goods via Iran railroad reaches 1.2m tons
[en.mehrnews.com]

InvestEU: €3.4 billion to modernise the Palermo-Catania railway line
[ec.europa.eu]

Manx Electric Railway: 130th anniversary season begins
[www.bbc.com]

New railway link shortens ride from Kanagawa into Tokyo
[www.asahi.com]

Ukrzaliznytsia Creates Railway Route From Kyiv To Wizz Air Base In Iasi
[ukranews.com]

Saudi railway company signs deal to launch region’s first luxury train
[www.arabnews.com]

Running Extra


Dick Spotswood: SMART train officials did well to avoid fiscal cliff facing some public transportation districts
[www.marinij.com]

Railroad President's View: Rail remains safest way to ship materials — despite derailment
[www.duluthnewstribune.com]

Postal Service Celebrates Train Travel with New Forever Stamps Commemorating Railroad Stations
[goldrushcam.com]

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