International News - Archived Forum :  Trainnews.org The fastest message board... ever.
 

Online Users

Guests: 2
Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 167 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 25, 2015 05:01PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 167 (International) - 08/25/15


This day in Railroad History

August 25, 1959
The new Arthur Kill Railroad Lift Bridge, which was built about 500 feet north of the Goethals Bridge (I-278), opened to rail traffic on August 25, 1959. Its 559-foot-long main lift span remains the longest of its type in the world. The bridge was built by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad after a ship bound for the nearby Esso Bayway refinery struck the center pivot pier of the earlier swing span bridge and damaged the bridge beyond repair. The original bridge, a 500-foot-long, steam-powered swing span, was the first fixed link between Staten Island and the mainland United States.
[www.nycroads.com]


Tonight's Photo - Please send photos to photos@trainnews.org

Notices

International News

Concerns about outback isolation as Broken Hill's train to Adelaide slashed
[www.abc.net.au]

Belgium steps up security following attempted train massacre
[www.travelmole.com]
and
Reconsidering Railway Security After Thwarted Thalys Attack
[skift.com]

Iran-Turkey Train Services Halted for Railroad Repairs
[www.tasnimnews.com]

Baku-Sumgayit railroad construction finalizes
[www.azernews.az]

Kenyan Railroad Wins IOSH Award
[ohsonline.com]

Central Railway employees on day-long hunger strike in Mumbai
[www.dnaindia.com]

Telstra signs multimillion-dollar deal with rail company
[www.zdnet.com]

Kenya: Standard Gauge Railway construction ahead of schedule
[www.standardmedia.co.ke]

China’s proposal for Indonesian railway to be 60% localized: Expert
[www.customstoday.com.pk]

Signal glitch halts Tokyo-Yokohama Tokyu trains for four hours, stranding 360,000
[www.japantimes.co.jp]

Toshiba to provide propulsion systems to Seibu Railway
[www.tradearabia.com]

Work starts on new Low Moor railway station in Bradford
[www.bbc.co.uk]

Railway workers cancel strike for tomorrow
[www.buenosairesherald.com]

London railway station closures set to cause Bank Holiday chaos
[www.courier.co.uk]


Navigate: Previous MessageNext Message
Options: ReplyQuote


SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 167 (International)245 Espee99 08/25/2015 05:01PM


Your Name: 
Your Email: 
Subject: 
Attach a file
  • No file can be larger than 614.4 KB
  • 6 more file(s) can be attached to this message
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically. If the code is hard to read, then just try to guess it right. If you enter the wrong code, a new image is created and you get another chance to enter it right.
Trainnews.org - Forum Statistics

Global
Topics: 3,282, Posts: 4,157, Users: 240.
Our newest member buz31.

This forum supported by Trainnews.