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Volume 16 - issue 023
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Date: June 04, 2023 06:32AM


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A pair of Norfolk Southern SD40Es shove a heavy NS manifest train eastbound up the steep grade between Cresson and Gallitzin, PA on February 10, 2017. This location is on the former PRR’s Pittsburgh Line 11 miles west of Altoona, PA. Like other railroads, NS experienced difficulties with their fleet of EMD SD50’s, which included unreliable electrical systems combined with engine failures and excessive vibration. To resolve these issues, in 2008 NS management decided to significantly remanufacture the SD50s to produce engines that were more reliable and had longer service lives. The upgrades included rebuilt 16-645 prime movers, EM2000 microprocessors, new electrical components, and refurbished cabs equipped with air conditioning. The vintage PRR-era signal bridge equipped with color position light signals was replaced over ten years ago.

Alex Mayes photo.



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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


Metro’s Yellow Line to boost train frequency
[wtop.com]

Derailment of train carrying hazardous materials in Minnesota closes highway, but there are no signs of leakage, officials say
[www.cnn.com]

Freight Rail Safety—Potential Impacts of Longer Trains
[www.gao.gov]

Report: Equipment installed wrong led to New Castle train derailment
[www.wkbn.com]

Amtrak's Auto Train Flash Sale Has Fares Starting at $19
[www.thrillist.com]

Train status: Delayed. Amtrak's new Acela fleet not ready for service just yet.
[www.usatoday.com]

FRA proposes rules for certifying train dispatchers, signal employees
[www.freightwaves.com]
and
FRA proposes certification for rail dispatchers, signal employees
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Mexico extends GMexico train concession after rail track seizure
[www.ajot.com]

US passenger railroad Amtrak CEO to testify before House panel
[kfgo.com]

Federal Preemption in Railroad Regulation Before Supreme Court
[www.nlc.org]

Flood damage reported to Rail Board in Sisseton and Milbank railroad
[www.mykxlg.com]

OmniTRAX Partners With Short Line Safety Institute for Railroad Emergency Response Drill
[finance.yahoo.com]

Lawsuit filed against Norfolk Southern for blocking railroad crossing
[www.wpxi.com]

Federal board declines to rule on Del Mar railroad fence petition
[www.delmartimes.net]

LIRR track staff still allowed to work 84-hour shifts due to union contract: inspector
[nypost.com]

Cuts could come to Metro-North Railroad lines
[www.wtnh.com]

GRR Enters Asset Purchase Agreement
[www.railwayage.com]

Canadian Pacific Kansas City will expand Mexico’s railroad service
[mexicodailypost.com]

BNSF details role of AI in major projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Union Pacific, Port Houston form new intermodal service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Brightline wrapping up work for new service to Orlando
[www.wptv.com]

VIA Rail logs ridership, revenue growth in Q1
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TexAmericas Center launches qualified sites program
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA’s $645M OMNY fare system hit with software bugs, missed deadlines, and high turnover: docs
[nypost.com]

Passenger rail service restored a month after Southern California coastal landslide
[www.myjournalcourier.com]

TCRC ratifies pact with CN
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Donalds Reintroduces Bill Protecting Railroads Following Natural Disasters
[floridianpress.com]

UP, SMART-TD Ratify Agreement
[www.railwayage.com]

International News


An Indian railway official says signaling error caused a deadly train crash
[www.npr.org]
and
India train disaster: Signal fault the likely cause, minister says
[www.bbc.com]

Switzerland Is Turning the Gap Between Train Tracks Into a 'Solar Carpet'
[hardware.slashdot.org]

Construction begins for new Haneda airport train line
[english.kyodonews.net]

Cause of last year's train derailment that killed 5 in German Alps discovered by investigators
[www.foxnews.com]

Five train company executives charged
[www.ekathimerini.com]

Siemens Mobility acquires Optrail to expand its Train Planning System functionalities
[press.siemens.com]

FG increases trips on Abuja-Kaduna train route
[www.vanguardngr.com]

RENFE launches 360 km/h ‘Bullet Train’ in Spain
[www.theportugalnews.com]

First high-speed railroad in Russia to connect Moscow, St. Petersburg
[www.thestar.com.my]

Polish official sees deal on Ukraine railway link in June
[www.reuters.com]

Chinese experts train local staff members on operation of Chinese-built railway
[english.news.cn]

Track laying starts on Chinese-built Hungarian section of Budapest-Belgrade railway
[english.news.cn]

Over half of new railway cars lack ETCS: ‘no business case’
[www.railtech.com]

EMD® Joule Build Under Way Down Under
[www.railwayage.com]

Running Extra


Train mad eight year old gives boost to Severn Valley Railway Survival Fund
[www.railadvent.co.uk]

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