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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 133
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 05, 2017 03:27PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 5, 1979
The Durham and Southern Railroad which had run through the center of Durham, North Carolina, since 1899, had its last run from Apex to Dunn. No longer was the railroad the cheapest way to transport goods to and from the industries of Angier and was no longer realizing a profit. Mayor Jack Marley and other town officials requested that railroad officials donate to the town the depot and the one hundred foot right of way within town limits. Construction began in 1898, with Mr. B. N. Duke and other capitalists of Durham providing funds. The complete line was finished from Durham to Dunn in the summer of 1903. Along the line, the towns of Angier (1901) and Coats (1905) were incorporated at this time. In 1906, the name was changed to the Durham and Southern Railway. The line operated independently until November 1981, when it was acquired by Seaboard Coast Line, later CSX.
[durhamsouthern.com]
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SP 4449 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin back in 09 with the Farence boy’s looking on.

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Today's North American News


UTA nets funds to double track S-Line streetcar route
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Western Group appoints Pajor to top business development post
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Western New York & Pennsylvania workers join BLET
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Valley Metro names new chairs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Pittsburgh transit agency postpones new light-rail fare payment system
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Minnesota DOT opens application period for freight funding program
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Leica Geosystems, Harsco, United Rail, HNTB and WAGO
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail Tracks Repaired in Vermont; Train Service Back
[www.usnews.com]

Amtrak train heading from Oregon derailed on special section of track near Tacoma
[www.oregonlive.com]

New Setback for Cross-Hudson Train Tunnel as DOT Withdraws From Project
[www.wnyc.org]

Maglev officials to brief Bowie leaders
[www.capitalgazette.com]

Is the cessation of GO train whistles worth the million dollar price tag?
[www.yorkregion.com]

SEPTA invests $5.6 million in making all those delays more bearable
[www.phillyvoice.com]

NTSB blames fiery 2015 BNSF crash on deferred track work
[www.americanshipper.com]

MTA workers get paid 5 times the normal rate on Fourth of July
[nypost.com]

White Pass railroad company wants 20 more years on lease to make way for urgent Skagway port improvements
[www.ktoo.org]

Allowing market forces to improve rail safety
[www.railwayage.com]

Today's International News


CIT to sell European rail leasing arm to VTG
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Virgin Trains and six other companies agree to sell advance tickets on the day
[www.theguardian.com]

Tram-train pilot scheme infrastructure costs up 401%
[www.metro-report.com]

When is the Arriva Rail North strike in July, why are RMT staff striking and which services will be hit?
[www.thesun.co.uk]

JR East will debut ALFA-X train to develop next-generation shinkansen model
[www.japantimes.co.jp]

JR East team prepares new bid to run UK train service
[asia.nikkei.com]

2 LRT trains along Sengkang line collide, but LTA and SBS Transit remain silent
[coconuts.co]

Italy to build high-speed railroad in Iran
[www.canindia.com]

Running Extra


Kalka-Shimla train ride: Northern Railway plans see-through coach on the UNESCO World Heritage Track
[indianexpress.com]

65-year-old 900-class DEB set restoration seeks crowdfunding
[www.goulburnpost.com.au]

Restoration work completed on L&N 2132
[www.thenewsjournal.net]

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