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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 123
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: June 21, 2017 04:32PM

This Date in Railroad History


June 21, 1968
President Lyndon B. Johnson remotely set off the final charge of explosives completing the 7 mile Flathead Tunnel, part of the Great Northern (BNSF) railroad relocation to enable completion of Libby Dam. The construction of Libby Dam required the relocation of 60 miles of the GN tracks, including the new tunnel, and relocating the town of Rexford, MT. The east portal has a door that can be closed and fans to ventilate the tunnel. Trains started using the tunnel in 1970. The tunnel is 42 miles to the west of Whitefish, Montana, and is the second-longest tunnel in the United States.
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Florida’ Briteline now has three of the four train sets that will be used to inaugurate service between Miami and West Palm Beach. Testing is continuing and a soft opening draws closer. By fall, West Palm Beach will be a hotbed of activity: TriRail, Amtrak and now Briteline will all call at the station. The train sets are manufactured by Siemens in Sacramento CA and hauled by UP to New Orleans where they are handed off to CSX for delivery on the FEC at Jacksonville.

This is Cibolo TX and ‘Brite Green’ and ‘Brite Orange’ at being forwarded by UP. The smooth lower nose has been removed for the addition of the EOT, it will look better when fully operational.

Norm Schultze photo



Today's North American News


Metro-North President Giulietti to retire in August
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Chevron achieves milestone on Gulf Coast petrochemical project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metrolink to solicit input on proposed 2018 budgets
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor names Metro Ports terminal operator
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NARP to rally for funding of Amtrak long-distance trains
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Operation Lifesaver names new board members
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Short Line Safety Institute unveils interactive training
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
SLSI uses interactive training to encourage safety
[www.rtands.com]

MARTA launches rail system art program
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Train cars removed, track repair underway following Boulder derailment
[www.dailycamera.com]

Train derails near Earlimart, causes traffic jam
[abc30.com]

NGS Coal Train Derails
[www.lakepowelllife.com]

Additional Pittsburgh-Harrisburg rail service subject of study
[triblive.com]

Union Pacific Railroad Aiding in Getting Wyomingites Back to Work
[www.kcwy13.com]

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $5.1 Million in its Washington Rail Infrastructure
[www.up.com]

360 Rail Services acquires Railroad Specialties
[www.globalrailnews.com]

3rd track info meeting set for Thursday in New Hyde Park
[theislandnow.com]

CSX rebuts SRC member’s allegations
[atmorenews.com]

Here's what's wrong with SEPTA's West Trenton Line
[www.philly.com]

Erie-Lackawanna group adds circus cars to collection
[www.stamfordadvocate.com]

Today's International News


Preston train crash caused by trainee driver's brake error
[www.bbc.com]

Train accidents due to driver age, negligence, finds study
[www.thehindu.com]

Tom oks road test for hybrid e-train
[www.philstar.com]

The driverless freight train: as imagined in Germany
[www.railway-technology.com]

Running Extra


Scenic train rides start this weekend
[www.duluthnewstribune.com]

Steam train experiences return to Borders line this summer
[www.scotsman.com]

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