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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 216
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: November 02, 2015 03:50PM

This Date in Railroad History

November 2, 1993
The Burlington Northern Railroad tested one of the first trains with ECP (electronically controlled pnuematic) brakes on a US railroad last month. In 1991, Dana Maryott and his colleagues at BN approached TSM, a small company based in Kansas City, Missouri, to develop electronically controlled air brakes. A 65-car coal unit train, made its debut in October 1993. These were "overlay" systems, where the ECP system is overlaid with the traditional pnuematic only system. As with many new technologies, technical and financial issues delayed large scale impementation for some time. In October 2007, in the Monongahela Valley, Norfolk Southern began operating the first US freight train braked exclusively by ECP. This system relies on "wireline" control, so these systems are recognizable by an electrical cable (similar in appearance to a smaller diameter brake hose) connecting all trailing cars.
[spectrum.ieee.org]


Today's Photo

Rock Island’s Peoria Rocket departs Chicago on a warm afternoon in August 1978, beginning its 165 mile trip to Peoria, Illinois.

The Rock Island, along with the Southern Railway and the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, declined to join Amtrak at its creation in 1971, and continued to operate its two long distance passenger trains, which were this train to Peoria, and the Quad Cities Rocket, between Chicago and Rock Island, Illinois. By the late 1970s both trains were reduced to just two coaches and powered by one EMD E8. The Peoria Rocket was nearing its final days when this photo was taken, as it and the Quad Cities Rocket were discontinued on December 31, 1978. The E8 powering this train, No. 652, was painted into this striking bicentennial paint scheme by the 20th Century Railroad Club. Alex Mayes photo



Today's North American News

New York State DOT plots new Amtrak station in Schenectady
[progressiverailroading.com]

NS rescinds notice on PIH service cancellation
[progressiverailroading.com]

Collenette to advise Ontario on high-speed rail plans
[progressiverailroading.com]

BLET, DM&E agree on tentative pact; CMQ workers vote for SMART
[progressiverailroading.com]

First streetcar vehicle arrives in Cincinnati
[progressiverailroading.com]

Ohio DOT to replace 'yield' signs at rail crossings
[progressiverailroading.com]

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick launches port initiative
[progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Wabtec, Greenbrier and Harsco
[progressiverailroading.com]

Train car derails at Metro rail yard
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Train worker sues CSX Transportation, alleging unsafe place to work
[wvrecord.com]

More than $3M in grants to improve short line railroad projects
[www.lanereport.com]

Railroad funding expected to fuel growth
[www.brookingsregister.com]

Metro North sets closing date for Devon Transfer
[www.ctpost.com]

Company Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) Drops by -7.81%
[newswatchinternational.com]

Ashland Railway survives recession, expands
[www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com]

CAF delivers trams to two US cities
[www.railwaygazette.com]

CTA returns Yellow Line to service
[www.rtands.com]

City announces rail yard purchase is complete
[www.argusleader.com]

Today's International News

Dysfunction Junction: Railway Puts India on Slow Train to Future
[www.bloomberg.com]

India's New Fastest Train to Take Tourists to the Taj Mahal
[www.travelpulse.com]

Run of Delhi-Katra AC express train extended
[www.tribuneindia.com]

Siemens completes first Class 707 Desiro City train body shell
[www.railway-technology.com]

Changes in train services
[www.thehindu.com]

London's DLR train line set for two-day strike
[www.reuters.com]

Doubts over effectiveness of veneering in cutting coal train dust
[www.abc.net.au]

China’s great railway dream: Traversing South America
[www.sacbee.com]

China approves $6.7 billion high-speed railway project
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Fuel cell tram development deal signed
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Hitachi completes Ansaldo deal
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Eltel secures two-year rail project from Swedish rail operator SL
[www.railway-technology.com]

Alstom ‘entirely refocused on rail’ as GE deal completed
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Porterbrook orders Bombardier EMUs to meet future demand
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Avenio tram enters passenger service in Den Haag
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Yamanote Line EMU to enter service this month
[www.railjournal.com]

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