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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 127
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: June 27, 2017 07:20PM

This Date in Railroad History


June 27, 1895
The first train pulled by an electric locomotive operated through the Baltimore & Ohio's new Howard Street Tunnel under Baltimore, Maryland. The tunnel is brick-lined with iron-arched centerings. At the time of completion it was considered innovative for its use of electicity for illumination and likely was the first major US rail line with electric locomotives. General Electric provided the electric locomotives, powerhouse equipment and distribution system. Going upgrade ("eastbound", in B&O timetables) the electric locomotives were coupled to the front of the train at Camden Station and pulled the entire train, including the steam locomotive, through the Howard Street tunnel.
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Westbound NS freight heads across elevated approach to Ohio River bridge at Kenova, West Virginia on former Norfolk and Western mainline. March 1, 2017

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Today's North American News


Amtrak taps former Delta CEO Anderson as railroad's next leader
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Hall named FRA's deputy administrator
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Virginia panel OKs six-year plan for rail, transit projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

UP honors customers for safe chemical transportation
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA gears up for M line bridge replacements
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Bill would create dedicated funding for freight infrastructure
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TransLink expands retail offerings at SkyTrain stations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Sacramento transit agency fast-tracks rail car repairs following heat wave
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Harlem A train derailment injures 34 riders, disrupts service
[www.nydailynews.com]
and
A Train Derails in Harlem; 34 Injured
[www.ny1.com]

84 Amtrak passengers stranded five hours after train gets stuck on tracks in Charles City
[www.richmond.com]

SMART Train to Offer 'Preview' Service, Full Service Is Pending Positive Train Control System Approval
[www.govtech.com]
and
SMART Train To Offer Free Preview Rides Between Marin, Sonoma Counties
[patch.com]

California Court Overturns Approval of Bakersfield Oil Train Terminal
[www.biologicaldiversity.org]

Trains to pass through Brandon
[www.argusleader.com]

State Operation Lifesaver gets grant for safety education
[www.salisburypost.com]

Big rig crossed flashing signal prior to train collision, cops say
[www.lehighvalleylive.com]

Navajo council OKs lease extension for Arizona coal plant
[www.miamiherald.com]

National Group Launches Campaign to Save Empire Builder
[flatheadbeacon.com]

Today's International News


Heavy rain makes train commute a nightmare in Mumbai
[www.hindustantimes.com]

PM talks up Melbourne airport train link
[www.sbs.com.au]

Passengers left frustrated as train to Dublin from Cork takes SEVEN hours to reach the capital
[www.dublinlive.ie]

China introduces new high-speed Fuxing train
[www.railway-technology.com]

Two new railway terminals to be built in Moscow
[russianconstruction.com]

Running Extra


Longtime lover of train builds new Z&OO engine
[www.ktre.com]

Brothers Want Train Names for Alaska Ridge and 3 Peaks
[www.usnews.com]

Galloping Goose will run on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
[durangoherald.com]

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