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Volume 16 - issue 016
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Date: April 16, 2023 07:59AM


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UP 6600 rolls through Marion TX on a balmy winters day. That solid train of tankers is placarded 1987. That is the Hazmat Code for ethanol.

Norm Schultze photo



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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


Train derails and causes forest fire in Rockwood, Maine but officials say no hazardous materials involved
[www.cnn.com]

TEXRail Slowly Resumes Service Amid Disruptions Caused by a Freight Train Derailment
[www.wbap.com]

Orange County’s Coastal Train Service is Back; But for How Long?
[voiceofoc.org]
and
Metrolink and Amtrak Train Services Resume
[www.nbcsandiego.com]

Belle Plaine institutes quiet zone, limiting frequency of train horns
[www.kwch.com]

NC By Train continues record-breaking ridership
[www.witn.com]

Power issues produce train delays at Grand Central Terminal
[gothamist.com]

Train Operator No Longer With Metro After He Put Train In Automatic Mode, Ate While Driving
[dcist.com]

Train derailment in Jasper injures two crew members
[www.al.com]

Can Utah oil-train project be derailed? Colorado lawmakers, communities hope so
[www.denverpost.com]

Bridgeport officials working with CSX to lower train speeds
[www.wdtv.com]

Beneath DTLA, ghost trains take final testing of LA Metro Regional Connector
[www.dailynews.com]

5 sent to hospital after crash between Metro train, ambulance
[www.houstonchronicle.com]

Maya Train To Offer Unique Foodie Experience, Here Are The Latest Updates
[thecancunsun.com]

Trains nearly hit MBTA employees four times in past month
[www.bostonherald.com]

Railroad Group Cancels Order to Change Wheels on Hundreds of Railcars
[www.wsj.com]

Canadian Pacific merges with Kansas City Southern railroad to connect Canada and Mexico
[www.twincities.com]

Railroad Workers United: “We Would Never Concede Our Right to Strike”
[jacobin.com]

Federal railroad official tours at-risk rail line in Del Mar, San Clemente. ‘It’s just a matter of time’
[www.sandiegouniontribune.com]

Over 2,000 Railroad Workers Filed Safety Complaints Over the Last 10 Years: Report
[jalopnik.com]

Comitta announces funding for West Chester Railroad track improvements
[www.dailylocal.com]

Surface Transportation Board Members Visit R. J. Corman Railroad Group
[www.rjcorman.com]

AAR to STB: Railroad Cost of Capital 10.58% for 2022
[www.railwayage.com]

Work on first tracks almost complete
[www.morningjournalnews.com]

Schumer calls for passage of Rail Safety Act
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Ford aims to make railroad crossings safer
[journal.classiccars.com]

Shortline Railroad Wins Award for PA Marcellus Transload Facility
[marcellusdrilling.com]

UTA marks 15 years of FrontRunner rail service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Successfully Securing Rail Property is a Joint Agency Effort
[www.up.com]

Brightline's plans for high-speed rail bring focus to Treasure Coast railroad crossings
[www.tcpalm.com]

Amtrak Kicks Off Procurement for East River Tunnel Renewal
[media.amtrak.com]

Railroad tracks to accommodate SCOUT Motors takes Blythewood residents by surprise
[www.wltx.com]

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw to testify before Ohio Senate in wake of train derailment
[www.dispatch.com]

Patriot Rail to serve Rocky Mountain Rail Park
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NCRR to fund eight 'Build Ready' projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Illinois begins $68 million Springfield rail underpass construction
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Forwarders demand change on US railways, as PSR 'doesn't work'
[theloadstar.com]

MBTA completes Widett Circle purchase
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Hartford Line Removes Bus Substitutions Effective April 16, 2023
[portal.ct.gov]

MIDWEST CONNECT PASSENGER RAIL GRANT APPLICATION SUBMITTED
[www.cityoffortwayne.org]

MBTA to boost hiring bonuses
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CSX, SMART-MD ink paid sick-leave pact
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BART Police Chief Alvarez to retire
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MARC Eyes Two-State Expansion Project
[www.railwayage.com]

North American Rail Volume Continues Decline Through Week 14: AAR
[www.railwayage.com]

Railway operator looking for people to take on life as conductors
[www.chroniclejournal.com]

International News


Australia climate change activists 'halt' coal train, 50 charged
[www.reuters.com]

New trains and new rail routes to experience in Japan
[www.cnn.com]

Marston Vale Line trains not returning till autumn, says LNR
[www.bbc.com]

Gulf Policymakers Should Let The Train Take The Strain – Analysis
[www.eurasiareview.com]

Royal Scotsman Belmond Train Unveils New Grand Suites—and They’re Every Bit as Lavish as You’d Expect
[www.afar.com]

Koncar orders train batteries from Leclanché
[www.electrive.com]

Man so fed up with not getting train seat he carries sofa around to sit on
[www.mirror.co.uk]

Work Starts on Iran-Iraq Railroad
[financialtribune.com]

Iran-Azerbaijan Rail Trade, Transit Surge by 60 Percent
[financialtribune.com]

Field survey for trans-Afghan railroad completed
[pajhwok.com]

Taiwan’s extraordinary 111-year-old forest railway gets a makeover
[www.cnn.com]

Laos-China Railway Launches Crossborder Passenger Service
[thediplomat.com]

Railway Traffic in Morocco Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
[www.moroccoworldnews.com]

Tunisia’s first new electrified suburban railway enters service
[www.railjournal.com]

Burundi and Tanzania collaborate on a cross-border electric railway project to boost trade
[africa.businessinsider.com]

Indonesian High-Speed Railway to Begin Operations in August: Minister
[thediplomat.com]

Panoramique des Dômes mountain railway trains to be refurbished
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Running Extra


Want a Relaxing Alternative to a California Road Trip? Hop on a Train.
[www.afar.com]

How to Ride on the Hello Kitty Shinkansen
[www.solosophie.com]

Former Train Supervisor Explains The Measures He Took To Meet His Wife Of 20 Years — 'Literally Moving Trains Just To See Her'
[www.yourtango.com]

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