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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 125
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: June 24, 2017 03:50PM

This Date in Railroad History


June 23, 1839
Gustavus Franklin Swift was born. He founded the Swift & Co meat-packing empire in the Midwest during the late 19th century, over which he presided until his death. In 1878 Swift hired engineer Andrew Chase to design a ventilated railroad car that was well insulated, and positioned the ice in a compartment at the top of the car, allowing the chilled air to flow naturally downward. Initially, ice was harvested from ponds in the winter and stored, later, railroads adopted mechanical refrigeration in central plants to make ice, but contined ice each railcar. Similar ice-cooled refrigerator cars were used by railroads for more than 50 years, until replaced by cars with mechanical refrigeration units in the 1950s, but by then much of the traffic was moving to trucks.
[en.wikipedia.org]

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Flatcars loaded with about 80 John Deere tractors eastbound on Norfolk Southern's Pittsburgh Line on February 11, 2017, seen here passing through Cassandra, PA west of Altoona, headed to the export piers at Philadelphia.

Alex Mayes photo



Today's North American News


Lhota named MTA's chairman
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

L.A. Metro OKs $1.4 billion budget for Gold Line extension
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Operation Lifesaver, FRA award $217,000 for rail safety education
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Kiewit named construction manager of Valley Metro light-rail extension
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Great Lakes Basin clarifies location of proposed freight-rail line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Canada pledges funds for Yonge subway extension
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Nomad, Yusen, Road & Rail and Transdev
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA warns subway riders after another stalled-train escape
[nypost.com]

Train derailed by strong winds in Mitchell County
[www.ktxs.com]

CTA decks out train with rainbow flag for Pride
[www.chicagotribune.com]

Full speed ahead for a Texas bullet train? Lawmakers let the market decide — for now
[www.dallasnews.com]

Phoenix Approves $100 Million To Extend Sky Train
[kjzz.org]

Rally for Trains: a nationwide effort to oppose Trump’s transportation budget cuts
[kdvr.com]

Arizona coal train serving Navajo Generating Station derails near Page
[www.azcentral.com]

Brightline, FPL to partner on biodiesel fuel for trains
[malled.blog.palmbeachpost.com]

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $2.5 Million in its Wisconsin Rail Infrastructure
[www.up.com]

UP veteran Tate joins RailPros Field Services
[www.railwayage.com]

Amtrak CEO: Trump Budget Eliminates Money to Upgrade Northeast Corridor
[www.northjersey.com]

Today's International News


Bombardier to Supply 83 Additional Regio 2N Double-Deck Trains to Ile-de-France
[globenewswire.com]
and
Bombardier welcomes £895 million deal to provide 750 train carriages
[www.burtonmail.co.uk]

First Elizabeth Line train enters service in east London and Essex
[www.railtechnologymagazine.com]

Port Adelaide to get new train station served by 1km rail spur
[www.abc.net.au]

Train services remain suspended in Kashmir for Day 2
[energyinfrapost.com]

Indonesia considers restricting used train car imports
[the-japan-news.com]

London MP slams “inflexible” Southeastern train bosses over “negligent and unsafe” refusal to fit air conditioning
[www.mayorwatch.co.uk]
and
Arriva Trains Wales to 'repair any problems' as air con goes off the rails
[www.shropshirestar.com]

DSB agrees sale of IC2 trains to unnamed buyer
[www.globalrailnews.com]

Running Extra


Supertrak: The Huddig 1260D 'All in One Package for the MOW Industry'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Ooltewah Grandfather builds backyard train
[newschannel9.com]

Brightline CEO Dave Howard recounts jump from sports to budding train service
[www.sun-sentinel.com]

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