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Volume 16 - issue 031
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Date: July 30, 2023 07:04AM


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Southbound Union Pacific freight headed by lcomotine 7280 as seen from highway 99E in the Willamette Valley north of Harrisburg, Oregon. July 23, 2023.

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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


Montana train derailment report renews calls for automated systems to detect track problems
[apnews.com]
and
Damaged Tracks Caused Train Derailment That Killed 3, Investigators Say
[www.nytimes.com]

East Palestine train derailment has now cost Norfolk Southern $1 billion
[www.cnn.com]

110 mph: Brightline to launch high-speed train testing runs in Brevard County
[www.floridatoday.com]
and
Brightline gets one step closer to opening in Orlando with high-speed testing
[www.fox35orlando.com]

Oil-train opponents look to railroad’s expiring Moffat Tunnel lease for bargaining power
[coloradonewsline.com]

Can Middle Tennessee’s only commuter train be more rider-friendly? Riders are weighing in on the WeGo Star.
[wpln.org]

SANDAG to begin public outreach on train tunnel plan in Del Mar
[fox5sandiego.com]

OC Transpo must hit three milestones before O-Train service resumes on Monday
[ottawa.ctvnews.ca]

Yellowstone River at site of train derailment to reopen Saturday
[dailymontanan.com]

FRA wants Class Is to regularly report train-length information
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NCDOT eliminates train stops in smaller cities, leaving rider to ask: Whose Piedmont is this?
[greensboro.com]

Ride CTA vintage train cars this weekend
[www.cbsnews.com]

New Northlander train passes northern weather tests
[www.sootoday.com]

Skagway railroad, union reach tentative agreement
[www.alaskasnewssource.com]

Alaska Railroad Celebrates 100 Years of Service
[www.railwayage.com]

U.S. railroads say heatwave to reignite coal shipments this year
[www.reuters.com]

Ohio Voters Will Decide Whether Norfolk Southern Can Buy Publicly Owned Railroad
[truthout.org]

Former Wyoming Railroad Yardmaster Says UP Cuts Vital Safety Positions At Rail Yards
[cowboystatedaily.com]

Commuters of the Long Island Rail Road hit with fare hike
[liherald.com]

Green Mountain Railroad Will Require Extensive Repairs After Vermont Flooding
[www.rtands.com]

Alaska Railroad promotes Clemens to external affairs director
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Byford Urges ‘Through Service’ that Would Allow NJ Transit, LIRR and Metro North to Run on One Another’s Tracks
[www.westsidespirit.com]

Railroad orders fuel cell engines from Ballard Power Systems
[www.dieselgasturbine.com]
and
Ballard Lands Order for CPKC Hydrogen Locomotive Program
[www.railwayage.com]

Class I-served MacMillan-Piper acquired by GSC
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Anacostia's Khatami, Perri complete post-graduate degrees
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CN reports lower revenue, income in Q2
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BNSF Commended for ‘Excellent Service’
[www.railwayage.com]

G&W Canada acquires BMS Locomotive Service Group
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Wabtec Modernizing 60 Additional CN Locomotives
[www.railwayage.com]

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

Norfolk Southern, SMART-TD collaborate to enhance conductor training and raise craft trainer pay
[smart-union.org]

MassDOT Seeking Funds to Add More Frequent, Faster Worcester-Springfield Passenger Rail Service
[mass.streetsblog.org]

CSX Announces 2022 Chemical Safety Excellence Award Winners
[www.railwayage.com]

BNSF opens new Trinity Bridge in Fort Worth
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NICTD says train service likely to resume east of Gary in early 2024
[www.chicagotribune.com]

CSX Adds Conrail to Heritage Fleet
[www.railwayage.com]

Nova Scotia floods cut off major railroad. What we know so far
[www.msn.com]

Another ACE grade separation project wraps up in California
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

New labor agreements expected to cost Union Pacific millions
[www.freightwaves.com]

Sheep join BART's efforts to reduce wildfire risk
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

LA Metro posts progress on FY23 strategic goals
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Cando to develop battery-powered switching locomotive
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

People fight to keep BNSF Railway logistics center out of their small Grayson County city
[www.nbcdfw.com]

NTSB Issues MRL Derailment Preliminary Report
[www.railwayage.com]

Transit Briefs: DART, LACMTA, OC Transpo, WMATA, Amtrak
[www.railwayage.com]

Rodriguez Appointed as Canada’s Minister of Transport
[www.railwayage.com]

International News


Europe’s sleeper train network is expanding. Can it go the distance?
[www.cnbc.com]

Train strikes heavily affect services - as Mick Lynch accuses government of preventing settlement
[news.sky.com]

Why is travelling by train so much more expensive than flying?
[www.eco-business.com]

Vande Bharat sleeper train commercial production at TRSL's Bengal plant from June 2025
[psuwatch.com]

Train maker Alstom confirms targets after 4% order increase in Q1
[www.reuters.com]

Israel and Saudi Arabia to be linked by future railway – Netanyahu
[www.jpost.com]

Debt and lawsuits are piling up around China's railway project in Malaysia
[www.npr.org]

UK backs £680m loan guarantee for new high-speed electric railway in Turkey
[www.gov.uk]

Final phase begins on Turkey-Bulgaria high speed railway
[www.railway-technology.com]

Webuild Signs $2 Bln Deal for Part of Italy High-Speed Railway
[www.marketwatch.com]

UK: Unionized railway workers start nationwide industrial action July 29
[crisis24.garda.com]

Yangtze region high-speed railway projects hit significant milestones
[www.chinadaily.com.cn]

Network Rail works to shield iconic coastal railway line
[www.railtech.com]

Running Extra


Snake on a train shocks passengers heading to Leeds
[www.bbc.com]

FAQ on railroad hot-box-temperature sensing, part 1
[www.designworldonline.com]

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