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Volume 16 - issue 034
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Date: August 20, 2023 08:07AM


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Local trains can be the most interesting train you may see on a given day. Here is a small local on the Amtrak line in Canton Michigan. One tan followed by a group of steel coil cars. Not too surprising since the giant Ford Motors plant is just a few miles ahead.

Norm Schultze photo.



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Domestic News (Canada, Mexico and USA)


The US Could Be Getting a New, ‘World Class’ High-Speed Train in the South
[www.cntraveler.com]
and
Houston-Dallas high-speed bullet train gets back on the rails thanks to potential Amtrak partnership
[houston.innovationmap.com]

Caltrain to pilot the nation's first electric-battery powered train
[www.paloaltoonline.com]

Norfolk Southern and Michigan first responders practice for large-scale train emergency
[www.cbsnews.com]

Accelera power cells used in first green hydrogen passenger train in North America
[www.therepublic.com]

O-Train Line 1 service resumes between Tunney’s Pasture and Blair stations on August 14
[ottawa.ca]

New Adirondack High Peaks train ride to run during fall foliage season from Central NY
[www.newyorkupstate.com]

PHMSA extends comment period for proposed rule on train consist information
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Historic ‘Roger Williams’ Train, RDCs to be Leased to Berkshire Scenic
[railfan.com]

Why BART is getting rid of its old ‘legacy fleet’ trains
[www.sfchronicle.com]

M train track reconstruction to suspend line at end of month
[abc7ny.com]

After ‘unexpected’ $20M windfall, state to fund train from New Orleans to Baton Rouge
[www.nola.com]

Could a new passenger train be chugging your way? Potential new Oklahoma routes identified
[www.kosu.org]

Federal court vacates approval of Utah oil-train project opposed by Colorado local governments
[coloradonewsline.com]

SEPTA and Amtrak plan to reconnect their train stations at 30th Street
[billypenn.com]

Close to Home: What you’re missing on the SMART train
[www.pressdemocrat.com]

LA Metro’s new subway trains will include New York-style bench seating
[www.latimes.com]

CapMetro railroad tracks warp under extreme heat
[www.kut.org]

FBI alleges deliberate act to derail train in Corinth
[www.timesunion.com]

Railroad’s new CEO vows safety
[www.arkansasonline.com]

After rains wash out Adirondack Railroad lines, state to rebuild
[www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com]

Over $1 million in grants announced to improve safety at Kentucky railroad crossings
[www.wbko.com]

New St. Lucie River Railroad Bridge schedule app launched for boaters
[www.wpbf.com]

Transit Briefs: Metro-North Railroad, BART, MBTA, OC Transpo, Metrolinx, NYMTA/LIRR
[www.railwayage.com]

CARB Approves Regulation to Reduce Railroad Emissions
[www.jdsupra.com]

Norfolk Southern Sues CSX Over Pan Am Deal
[railfan.com]

WPYR celebrates 125 years moving trains through historic mountains north of Skagway
[skagwaynews.com]

FRA to Congress: Visual Track Inspections Still Necessary, for Now
[www.railwayage.com]

BNSF Logistics partners with Trucker Tools
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MassDOT issues update on South Coast Rail in Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, Middleborough, Lakeville, Freetown, Berkley
[fallriverreporter.com]

STB seeks nominees for rail energy transportation panel
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Connecticut Purchases 60 New Cars for Hartford Line
[railfan.com]

NCTD taps Ballad as interim executive director
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Railroad workers are going on strike with a list of surprising demands: ‘[This strike] shows the potential power of workers’
[www.msn.com]

International News


Train drivers to strike on 1 September and not work overtime a day later, says Aslef
[www.theguardian.com]

Cleanup after train derailment will close key Swiss tunnel for passenger traffic for months
[abcnews.go.com]

New orange and grey Vande Bharat train expected to launch on August 19
[www.lifestyleasia.com]

Ex-Abellio worker wins tribunal over train crash
[www.bbc.com]

The Jacobite Steam Train Is Resuming Its Journeys After Temporary Suspension
[www.mugglenet.com]

Norway Train Line Closed Following Bridge Collapse
[www.forbes.com]

Saudi Arabia Railways announces boom in train transport
[www.arabianbusiness.com]

Running Extra


8 Train Rides Around the World That Immerse You in Gorgeous Landscapes
[www.afar.com]

Close to Home: What you’re missing on the SMART train
[www.pressdemocrat.com]

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