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Volume 16 - issue 027
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Date: July 02, 2023 07:33AM


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Luling Texas grows a lot of watermelons. In 1954 the Luling Watermelon Thump had its beginnings. The celebration grew, and now includes a carnival, concerts and the election of the “Thump Queen” to preside over the venue. It’s a big deal for these young women, with parades and highlights of their scholastic and civic accomplishments.

The town of about 5,000 folks hosts about 30,000 folks during the late June festival. Years ago, the ripeness of a watermelon was determined by giving it a good thump, and, if the sound was right, you knew that it would be tasty.The 2023 “Thump Queen” is Samantha Ordonez, who is sponsored by the local Lions Club.

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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


Crews have hauled away most of the train cars that derailed and fell into the Yellowstone River after a bridge collapse, EPA says
[www.cnn.com]

Amtrak train with 198 passengers derails in Moorpark after hitting truck on tracks
[www.redlandsdailyfacts.com]
and
Amtrak train with nearly 200 passengers hits water truck and derails
[www.theguardian.com]

States clamp down on freight trains, fearing derailments and federal gridlock
[lacrossetribune.com]

Canada's first hydrogen train is taking passengers
[www.cbc.ca]

MTA rolls out more modern trains on NYC subway
[gothamist.com]

110 mph passenger service starts Monday on Chicago-St. Louis train line
[www.wrex.com]

‘It’s about time’: Honolulu’s long-awaited rail system has grand opening
[www.courthousenews.com]
and
Honolulu launches 'Skyline' transit-rail service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Brakes put on Amtrak Adirondack line
[www.adirondackexplorer.org]

Schuylkill River Passenger Train Authority Project Moves Ahead
[patch.com]

Passenger train from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City under consideration
[news3lv.com]

VIA Rail service set to return as GO Train exits London, Ont.
[globalnews.ca]

Safety concerns dominate Norfolk Southern railroad CEO’s job since Ohio derailment
[www.sent-trib.com]

CSX Honors Seaboard System Railroad Heritage with New Locomotive Paint Design
[www.csx.com]

Major Loring development could help revive Aroostook’s railroad
[www.bangordailynews.com]

Skagway’s railroad workers could go on strike
[khns.org]

Railroads move to create more access between Mexico, Texas, US Southeast
[www.freightwaves.com]
and
Job action on the table for trainmen at White Pass Railroad
[www.yukon-news.com]

Construction begins on railroad barrier wall at San Clemente landslide
[www.encinitasadvocate.com]

Coast Guard set new schedule for Stuart railroad bridge. Why isn't FEC following it?
[www.tcpalm.com]

Wabtec’s Certified Pre-Owned Program Wins Its Largest Order for 69 Locomotives from Six Genesee & Wyoming Railroads
[www.wabteccorp.com]

New Railroad Agreement Would Link Mexico, Texas and the Southeast U.S.
[www.supplychainbrain.com]
and
CPKC, CSX, G&W to create new corridor linking Mexico, Texas, US Southeast
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Construction on Petal railroad bridge completes; Norfolk Southern working on maintaining ‘footprint’
[www.hubcityspokes.com]

Seattle receives $2 million to study potential railroad closures
[www.thecentersquare.com]

Federal board sides with Navajo coal company, says BNSF Railway must ship to Canadian port
[abcnews.go.com]

Senate bill addresses 'unreliable' freight-rail service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

VRE opens $52.7 million lifecycle overhaul facility
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CN named to 'best' corporate citizen list
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA Metro-North Railroad wins top honors for safety, emergency management
[transportationtodaynews.com]

Rail Teamsters File Lawsuit against Genesee & Wyoming and Engineering Services
[teamster.org]

Union Pacific Broncos Pave the Way for Trains Over California Mountainside, Scouting for Rock and Mudslides
[www.up.com]

US intermodal traffic tumbles 5.5% in Week 25
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Brightline to resume high-speed testing Thursday in Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach
[www.wptv.com]

CSX celebrates its heritage with $5 million donation to museum
[www.dcvelocity.com]

Ottensmeyer elected to Greenbrier's board
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Gulf Coast rail revival: Major railways, Port Authority request passenger service pause
[mynbc15.com]

Transit Briefs: NYMTA, VIA Rail, SMART, DART
[www.railwayage.com]

International News


Rail disruption warning due to six-day train drivers' overtime ban
[www.bbc.com]

Japan's shinkansen bullet trains gearing up for automatic driving
[english.kyodonews.net]

Chinese Train Arrives in Uzbekistan via Iran
[financialtribune.com]

The first battery-powered trains have arrived in Europe
[www.cnn.com]

First Fuxing bullet train on Qinghai-Xizang railway begins operation
[news.cgtn.com]

Hyundai Rotem wins $917 mn Australian electric train project
[www.kedglobal.com]

Chinese bullet train reaches 453 kph in test run
[news.cgtn.com]

Trains return to top of Wales' highest mountain
[www.bbc.com]

Isle of Man Steam Railway celebrates 150th anniversary
[www.bbc.com]

Probe by Commissioner of Railway Safety Blames Signaling, Operations Staff for Balasore Tragedy
[thewire.in]

Running Extra


Turtle spotted riding Blue Line Metro train
[www.wusa9.com]

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