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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 126
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: June 26, 2017 04:46PM

This Date in Railroad History


June 26, 1894
The recently organized American Railway Union, led by the charismatic labor crusader, Eugene V. Debs, voted to support striking Pullman Palace Car workers. The union membership meeting in convention in Chicago, called for a national boycott of Pullman cars on all the railroads in the country. Within the next three days the strike halted nearly all railroad traffic across the nation. The first and continuous focal point of the strike was Chicago. That city was headquarters of the American Railway Union and the main Midwestern crossroads terminal of major railroads from the Eastern cities and trans-Mississippi lines to the West Coast. Employees who refused to handle Pullman cars were summarily discharged. Such actions immediately led to a strike by all the categories of workmen encompassed by the American Railway Union.
[en.wikipedia.org]

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Both the Council Bluffs/Blue Island and the Blue Island/ Council Bluffs trains meet nose to nose on adjacent tracks at the Silvis,IL. yard with heritage power on both.

Tom Farence Photo



Today's North American News


Canada pledges $333 million for Finch West light-rail line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

VTG acquires Redwood Rail rail-car fleet
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Sound Transit secures $88 million federal loan for light-rail shop
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

L.K. Comstock obtains MTA contract for LIRR project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BART OKs funding for new rail-car fleet
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

OmniTRAX affiliate files patent complaint against U.S. Silica
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

UP budgets $2.5 million for Wisconsin projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra names Deno chief HR officer, preps for new rail-car seats
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

SMART train begins free preview rides this week
[www.pressdemocrat.com]
and
SMART train plans free preview rides.
[www.northbaybusinessjournal.com]

High Speed Train Between O'Hare, Downtown Has Elon Musk's Interest: Rahm
[www.dnainfo.com]

Minor Train Derailment Occurs Between Gayville, Mission Hill
[www.yankton.net]

Passenger train to team with FPL, use green fuel
[www.bizjournals.com]

Train catches fire near Clovis
[www.newschannel10.com]

Metro Investing $81 Million In Blue Line To Reduce Train Delays
[laist.com]

Via figuring out how to retrieve train from Churchill cut off by rail closure
[www.thespec.com]

Amtrak Hires Delta Ex-CEO Anderson to Oversee Passenger Railroad
[www.bloomberg.com]

Dispute over 3.3 miles of CSX track in GR could cost some rail customers
[mibiz.com]

Report says 'no significant impact' of chosen route for new Amtrak Susquehanna bridge
[www.baltimoresun.com]

Week 24 US Freight Rail Traffic Rose with Canada’s, Mexico’s
[marketrealist.com]

Clock Ticking on STB to Make Permanent Decision on Rail Rate Challenges
[www.dtnpf.com]

A look at 2 months of CSX cuts under Harrison
[www.jaxdailyrecord.com]

Today's International News


New Shanghai-to-Beijing bullet train hits the tracks with 400 km/h top speed and free Wifi
[shanghaiist.com]

China’s high-speed trains rebranded for Xi Jinping era
[www.ft.com]

D51 steam train gets second wind 44 years after retirement
[www.asahi.com]

Trains ferrying fakes from China to EU should be 'on radar'
[www.securingindustry.com]

Smart signalling for swifter East-West
[www.telegraphindia.com]

DOTr seeks China funding for PNR south line
[business.inquirer.net]

All aboard! New Elizabeth Line train serving Havering and Redbridge launches
[www.yellowad.co.uk]

Running Extra


Train lovers find way to Galesburg
[www.galesburg.com]

Fundraiser to save iconic Quiet Man train station reaches €30,000 goal
[www.thejournal.ie]

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