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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 122
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: June 20, 2017 03:45PM

This Date in Railroad History


June 20, 1930
General Motors acquired the Winton Company, an early manufacturer of diesel engines. Charles F. Kettering, of GM's Research Dept., experimented begining in 1921 to develop a smaller, more efficient diesel. Kettering's fascination with diesel engines led him to purchase a diesel engine built by Winton Engines in Cleveland, Ohio, for use in his personal yacht. Kettering was so impressed with the Winton engine that he convinced Alfred P. Sloan, GM's President, to buy the Winton Company. After looking at Winton's customers, GM also acquired Electromotive Company, a manufacturer of rail motorcars, and GM's Electromotive Division was soon created.
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BNSF employee special on the CN at Galena,IL.. 6-16-17.

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Today's North American News


Ontario begins environmental review of GO Transit's rail electrification
[progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. House reps sign bipartisan letter seeking Highway Trust Fund solution
[progressiverailroading.com]

MTA reopens two elevated rail stations in Brooklyn
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

North Carolina Ports set for arrival of new container services
[progressiverailroading.com]

Quebec railroad to haul iron ore concentrate from Bloom Lake mine
[progressiverailroading.com]

FTA reminds states to set up safety oversight programs for transit rail
[progressiverailroading.com]

Valley Metro forms training program for HVAC equipment on light-rail cars
[progressiverailroading.com]

Train Derailment Causes Fuel Leak in Sellersville
[www.nbcphiladelphia.com]

When the Job Is One Never-Ending Signal Malfunction
[www.nytimes.com]

UPDATED: Train struck by lightning in Northfield; towed to Brattleboro
[www.recorder.com]

Amtrak considered test run successful
[www.stwnewspress.com]

Push to expand Gulf Coast train service
[local15tv.com]

Amtrak conductor shot in Naperville making progress, wife says
[abc7chicago.com]

Second LRT vehicle delivery delayed to late August at earliest
[www.cbc.ca]

Railroad Company CSX Lays off 70 at West Virginia Facility
[www.usnews.com]

Both sides are talking again in tollway, railroad feud over O'Hare bypass land
[www.dailyherald.com]

Retiring Metro-North president draws praise for commuter railroad’s progress
[www.nhregister.com]

Railway Age Short Line of the Year North Shore Railroad takes a bow
[www.railwayage.com]

Skagway port consultants recommend $14.5 million ore dock modification
[www.ktoo.org]

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit’s ‘last-mile’ commute challenge
[www.northbaybusinessjournal.com]

Today's International News


Rail supplier news from Bombardier, GE, PowerRail, 360 Rail, CTLGroup and Revolution Rail
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Bomb Is Detonated in Brussels Train Station
[www.nytimes.com]

Railway engineers had nine seconds to escape 67mph train
[www.bbc.com]

Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract
[www.theguardian.com]

Coastal train line closed for summer repairs
[cphpost.dk]

First Hitachi-built Intercity Express Train arrives in UK
[www.railway-technology.com]

Iran To Construct 6,500 Km In Railroads By 2022
[www.eurasiareview.com]
and
Iran at Center of New Rail Transport Route
[financialtribune.com]

HTT signs on South Korea to build a full-scale Hyperloop system
[techcrunch.com]

Running Extra


Railroad reworks tourist train schedule for more trips
[poststar.com]

Railroad Museum to Celebrate Locomotive #28 with “Steam Weekend”
[www.fox21online.com]

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