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Volume 16 - issue 019
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Date: May 07, 2023 06:43AM


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Loram has been running a ballast cleaner just west of Sabinal Tx. Judging by the dust storm it has created, the cleaning is overdue.

Norm Schultze photo



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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


A First-Class Overnight Train Between Los Angeles and San Francisco Could Soon Become a Reality
[www.afar.com]

You Can Hitch a Private Train Car to Any Amtrak Train — Here's How Much It Costs
[www.travelandleisure.com]

Restored Santa Fe 2962 steam train moves again
[www.kob.com]

Boston-bound train strikes equipment in Kingston
[turnto10.com]

This new train connection will get you from Orlando to Miami in three hours
[www.lonelyplanet.com]

From Fun-Train to Brightline: The 25-year journey to Miami-Orlando service
[www.palmbeachpost.com]

Amtrak Cleared to Run Trains at 110 MPH on Routes Between Chicago, St. Louis
[www.nbcchicago.com]
and
Amtrak train between St. Louis and Chicago now can travel 110 mph
[www.kmov.com]

Metro Transit receives federal grant for new MetroLink Train cars
[www.ksdk.com]

Kelly moving ahead with Kansas mandate for two-person engine crews on trains
[kansasreflector.com]

“Welcome back Yellow Line, train service resumes for customers beginning Sunday” and “Statement from Councilmember Allen on WMATA’s Letter Delaying Fare Free Buses One Year”
[www.popville.com]

Rail bridge collapses as CN freight train derails in Kingston
[www.cbc.ca]

CTA is getting $200 million from the feds for new train cars
[www.chicagobusiness.com]

California takes aim at freight train emissions, bans non-electric train engines
[www.foxnews.com]
and
California passes 1st-in-nation emission rules for trains
[apnews.com]

‘The Greenest Bullet Train In The World’: Wes Edens Wants To Kickstart U.S. High-Speed Rail With A Vegas-L.A. Line
[www.forbes.com]

Tri-Rail ready to come downtown, wants trains on the tracks
[www.miamitodaynews.com]

Las Vegas-to-California bullet train gets bipartisan backing
[apnews.com]

MTA Plans More Frequent Off-Peak Service for Some UWS Trains
[www.westsiderag.com]

Amtrak Adirondack Train Resumes Today Between New York City and Montreal
[media.amtrak.com]

BNSF Railway provides train derailment update
[www.weau.com]

Brightline Orlando station opening date: How much will tickets cost and when can I buy them?
[www.palmbeachpost.com]

Railroad Tracks Back in Service After Wisconsin Derailment
[www.insurancejournal.com]

Union Pacific Railroad Museum to celebrate 20 years in Council Bluffs
[nonpareilonline.com]

Some Railroad Workers Finally Get Sick Days
[jalopnik.com]

R. J. Corman Railroad Services Opens New Emergency Division in Maine
[www.rjcorman.com]

BMWED ratifies contract with LS&I Railroad
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Railroad agency won't decide on Scranton-to-NYC train this month
[news.yahoo.com]

Union Pacific Asks Court to Overturn CPKC Merger
[railfan.com]
and
UP Challenging CPKC Merger—After the Fact
[www.railwayage.com]

3 US Class I railroads must keep giving STB service improvement updates
[www.freightwaves.com]

FRA seeks information on conversion of railroad ties to biochar
[biomassmagazine.com]

Coal company demands ‘emergency service’ from BNSF
[montanafreepress.org]

US railroads faced intermodal headwinds in April
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Full Closure of the St. Lucie River Railroad Drawbridge in Effect Now through May 22
[www.wqcs.org]

Billionaire Colorado landowner no longer pursuing Tennessee Pass rail line
[kiowacountypress.net]

FRA to Railroads: Approval Required for PTC System Outages Under Certain Conditions
[www.rtands.com]

Metra unveils 2023 construction plans
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

First of two railroad open houses slated for Anchorage
[www.newsminer.com]

MassDOT seeks applications for industrial rail grants
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Brightline Continues Test Runs Up to 110MPH This Week in Southern Martin and Palm Beach Counties
[www.wqcs.org]

Willmar Planning Commission approves $1.16 million purchase agreement to develop a rail park
[www.wctrib.com]

Watco Rolls Out iPads With Comply365’s Mobile App
[www.railwayage.com]

Rail service still closed near Casa Romantica as officials assess slope stability
[www.ocregister.com]

Debris and mud cover roads, trails, train tracks in Glenwood Springs
[www.postindependent.com]

Inspectors claim 1-minute railcar inspections not enough to flag faulty equipment
[local12.com]

CPKC ‘ready to compete’ as rivals plan US-Mexico intermodal service
[www.supplychaindive.com]

Teck, CPKC railway to trial hydrogen locomotives
[biv.com]

International News


Passengers smash windows to escape London tube train
[www.theguardian.com]

A New High-Speed Train Will Connect These 2 Iconic Italy Destinations Directly
[www.afar.com]

You can now ride a real Thomas the Tank Engine train in Japan
[www.timeout.com]

Railway explosion derails another freight train in Russia
[euromaidanpress.com]

RMT votes overwhelmingly for further train strikes
[www.theguardian.com]
and
Train strikes: Dates and all you need to know ahead of next rail walk-outs
[www.independent.co.uk]

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

Dutch railroad projects in trouble due to vacancies, supply shortages, & regulations
[nltimes.nl]

U.S., Saudi Arabia, others to discuss railway project connecting Middle East
[www.axios.com]

Chinese-built Belgrade-Novi Sad high-speed railway carries passengers at 200 kph
[english.news.cn]

Iran, Iraq sign MOU to complete Shalamcheh-Basra railway
[www.tehrantimes.com]

China completes delivery of trains for Indonesia's high-speed railway
[english.news.cn]

East Midlands Railway to reintroduce Leicester to Lincoln services
[www.railadvent.co.uk]

Running Extra


Amtrak launches special Harry Potter-themed trains – here’s how to ride one
[www.usatoday.com]

All aboard the slow train to Patagonia, a relic of a bygone era
[www.nationalgeographic.com]

Crossing Corsica on the "little train" is the best way to see its spectacular scenery
[www.lonelyplanet.com]

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