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Volume 16 - issue 033
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Date: August 13, 2023 08:00AM


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An east bound BNSF TOFC train rounds the sharp curve just east of Sullivan’s Curve on Cajon Pass in June 1997. Leading the 100+ car train is EMD SD75M No. 8255 wearing its original Santa Fe War Bonnet scheme. The SD75M was produced 1994-1996, the Santa Fe purchased 51 of them, BNSF purchased 25. EMD manufactured the SD75M in response to General Electric’s Dash 9-44CW.

Alex Mayes photo.



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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


Amtrak, Texas Central explore bullet train partnership
[www.axios.com]
and
US railroad Amtrak exploring high-speed rail service in Texas
[www.reuters.com]

Amtrak Launches Flash Sale Fares on Auto Train
[media.amtrak.com]

Metro operator drove a train drunk for hours, even a supervisor missed the signs
[wtop.com]

Amtrak Solicits Feedback On Train Accessibility, Plans Public Meeting For Later This Month
[www.forbes.com]

Plan for Amtrak passenger train picks up steam
[www.wnep.com]

MTA blames Long Island Rail Road train derailment on misaligned switch
[www.cbsnews.com]

Brunswick-Rockland train line launching weekend service
[www.centralmaine.com]

Cog Railway announces two new sunrise train dates
[www.fox21news.com]

OC Transpo looking at options to compensate transit riders during O-Train shutdown
[ottawa.ctvnews.ca]

NCDOT cautiously optimistic passenger train project could get major federal funding
[wlos.com]

Utah’s multibillion dollar oil train proposal chugs along amid environment and derailment concerns
[apnews.com]

Before Joining Federal Safety Program, Freight Railroads Push to Change It
[www.nytimes.com]

185-year-old locomotive coming to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
[www.abc27.com]

Railroad agency recommends Norfolk Southern improve its safety culture
[www.ajc.com]

Union ratchets up talks of strike on Metro-North: "We'll shut down the railroad before we settle."
[www.ctinsider.com]

Adirondack Railroad dealing with track washouts
[www.cnyhomepage.com]

Historic Lake Michigan Railroad Car Ferry to be Docked For Remainder of Season
[railfan.com]

LIRR employee had unauthorized dual employment, MTA says
[abcnews.go.com]

Train horns to temporarily resume in New Braunfels at multiple railroad crossings
[communityimpact.com]

Landowners sue BNSF railroad over 2018 derailment near Doon
[siouxcityjournal.com]

Largest switching and terminal railroad in US investigating ransomware data theft
[therecord.media]

Statement on Georgia Central Railway and Heart of Georgia Railroad Petition to Pilot Zero-Emission Rail-Freight Solution from Parallel Systems
[www.businesswire.com]

Historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot relocated in Cleveland
[bluebonnetnews.com]

Metro-North Railroad Celebrates Its 40-Year History of Public Service by Honoring Predecessors
[thecitylife.org]

Brightline Resumes High Speed Testing in St. Lucie County
[www.wqcs.org]

Governor Lamont Announces Purchase of 60 New Rail Cars To Modernize Commuter Rail Lines
[portal.ct.gov]

FTA: Grant funding now available for TOD planning
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Challenges for western coal in the US persist
[www.argusmedia.com]

BNSF Donates Hydrogen Test Locomotive to Oklahoma Railway Museum
[www.railwayage.com]

U.S. rail volumes fell 3.2% in Week 31
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
AAR: North American Rail Volume Down Through 31 Weeks
[www.railwayage.com]

BNSF’s Q2 earnings slide 24% on lower freight volumes
[www.freightwaves.com]

From the editor: Job 1 and Job 2 for CSX's Hinrichs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Report: Data should drive debate on freight train lengths
[www.freightwaves.com]

BNSF’s Sandpoint Junction project finally completed
[www.freightwaves.com]

Metro Transit-St. Louis, ATU ratify labor agreement
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Brightline delays launch of Orlando service
[www.railway-technology.com]

Transit Briefs: CTA, MARTA, Metro Transit, Metrolinx, SEPTA, Sound Transit, TTC
[www.railwayage.com]

International News


Express train derails in southern Pakistan, killing 30 people and injuring more than 90
[apnews.com]

Train strikes: RMT union announces new weekend walk-outs
[www.bbc.com]

No more ice cream with Mt Fuji: Japan train line phases out snack carts
[www.reuters.com]

France is raising taxes on flights to pay for trains: Should other European countries do the same?
[www.euronews.com]

Passenger train was 100km/h over speed limit before deadly crash north of Melbourne, report finds
[www.theguardian.com]

Switzerland: Freight train derails in a tunnel between Arth-Goldau and Bellinzona Aug. 10.
[crisis24.garda.com]

Commuter Train Lines More Congested in 2022
[www.nippon.com]

Composite railway transom installation to replace timber alternatives
[www.compositesworld.com]

Indonesia again delays launch of China-funded high-speed railway
[www.rfa.org]

China begins construction of high-speed railway link to Vietnam
[www.globaltimes.cn]

Uganda revives colonial-era railway after Chinese funds fall through
[www.rfi.fr]

Officials consider railway plan on Mount Fuji to curb tourists
[www.staradvertiser.com]

French Government To Raise Airline Taxes To Fund Railways
[simpleflying.com]

Running Extra


These Are The 3 Best Train Journeys In The World According To Travelers
[www.traveloffpath.com]

Editorial: This is no way to run a railroad
[www.timesunion.com]

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