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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 134
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 06, 2017 03:59PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 6, 1878
The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, which was chartered in 1870, completed its narrow-guage line over La Veta Pass to Alamosa, Colorado. The line was originally envisioned as part of an ambitious and never-realized narrow gauge line linking Denver with Mexico City. The railroad was pushed on to Antonito by 1880 and ultimately to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Silverton, Colorado. The D&RG built west from Alamosa, completing the line to South Fork and its terminus at Creede in 1881. The line was later sold buy sucessor UP to the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad. The highest point on the SLRG at La Veta Pass, is 9,242 feet above sea level, the highest rail freight line in North America. The primary commodities hauled by the SLRG are grain, minerals, specialty rock products and produce. SLRG also handles substantial bridge traffic to and from the San Luis Central Railroad.
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There has been a lot of track work done on Ups Glidden Subdivision this year. Ballast, tie replacement and grooming of the ROW.

Resting quietly at Flatonia TX is undercutter US 1443 awaiting its next assignment.

Norm Schultze photo



Today's North American News


USDOT to provide $537 million loan for Moynihan Train Hall project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

North American rail traffic gains continued in week 26
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra unveils new Maywood Station
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Short Line Safety Institute names Murta executive director
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MARTA names Goode executive director of diversity, inclusion
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metrolinx's Mohyla wins Operation Lifesaver Canada's top safety award
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rhode Island DOT offers free commuter-rail trips through year's end
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Feds probing implementation of train safety technology
[thehill.com]

Normal OKs $26K vehicle to move Amtrak passengers
[www.pantagraph.com]

City must "get creative" to pay for O-Train to Riverside South
[ottawacitizen.com]

Feds taking another step to help improve beleaguered Penn Station
[www.nj.com]

CQ grain on track for train gain
[www.graincentral.com]

HICKEY: Commuter rail expansion gathering steam
[www.thesunchronicle.com]

Travel Advisory - Major delays for VIA Rail - Trains between Quebec City and Montreal until further notice
[www.benzinga.com]

Recycled railroad tie maker doubling capacity
[www.plasticsnews.com]

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

High speed caused Amtrak derailment along Washington coast
[www.dailyprogress.com]

Great Lakes Basin Transportation Response Submitted Last Month After STB Decision
[northernpublicradio.org]

Two Spokane Valley factories imminent
[www.spokanejournal.com]

Vermont Railway salt shed prevails in U.S. District Court
[www.shelburnenews.com]

Western New York & Pennsylvania crews ratify BLET union contract
[www.railwayage.com]

Rising railcar demand prompts aggressive pricing: Matt Elkott
[www.railwayage.com]

Today's International News


China’s New High-Speed Sleeper Train is Literally a ‘Moving Hotel’
[nextshark.com]

China Preparing Freight Train Service To Pakistan
[www.ndtv.com]

New £580million Northern train fleet is taking shape
www.sunderlandecho.com/news/transport/new-580million-northern-train-fleet-is-taking-shape-1-8635088

Mixed response to proposed Govia train timetable changes for North Herts and South Cambs Great Northern services
[www.royston-crow.co.uk]

Rail users given chance to see Greater Anglia’s new trains for region
[www.eadt.co.uk]

France’s first semi-automated train to run on its network in 2022
[www.globalrailnews.com]

Japan Develops New Bullet Train with Top Speed of 360 KPH
[www.laht.com]

Over 100 trains suspended as tunnel flooded along railway between Beijing and Guangzhou
[news.xinhuanet.com]

Korail’s losses piling up this year
[www.koreaherald.com]

Running Extra


Progress Rail and New York Air Brake: A comprehensive suite of fuel-saving products
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MPL Innovations’ railroad fueling system: SpillX Velocity
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Power Drives fuel management testimonial: Buffalo Southern Railroad powers up the PowerHouse
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

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