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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 137
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 11, 2017 04:32PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 11, 1851
The North Carolina Railroad Company held its ground-breaking ceremony in Greensboro. The NCRR Company was not the state's first railroad line, but its creation marked the culmination of two decades of both lawmakers' efforts and private development across North Carolina. It was the first rail line founded by the state and owned predominantly by it, and the company—together with its predecessors— would play a pivotal role in North Carolina’s economic development. The NCRR Company was created by the General Assembly in 1848, although efforts had begun as early as 1833 to pass legislation to sponsor a railroad. The 1848 plan stated that the state would purchase $2 million in company shares while another $1 million would be sold to the public. The first train traveled the completed line—from Charlotte to Goldsboro—in January 1856. Today, Norfolk Southern operates the line under a lease from NCRR.
[docsouth.unc.edu]

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Northbound BNSF freight approaching crossing with Union Pacific original transcontinental line at Fremont, Nebraska June 30, 2017

Louis Cerny photo



Today's North American News


Trump taps former Conrail President Batory to lead FRA
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Batory picked for FRA chief
[www.railwayage.com]

Grupo Mexico completes Florida East Coast Railway acquisition
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

PATH nears ridership high-water mark
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Select Sands expects bump in frac sand production, rail-car commitments
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Watco wins stevedoring safety award from insurance carrier
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TriMet wraps up renovations to Gresham City Hall light-rail station
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Pennsylvania city to cue up quiet zone
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Freight train derailment delays Metra's busiest line, BNSF
[www.chicagotribune.com]

Report: CSX workers killed by Amtrak train had no time to react, no chance to escape
[wtop.com]

What New England Can Learn From Old England
[www.bloomberg.com]

CTA train operators show support for strike; CTA: contract says no
[chicago.suntimes.com]

All Aboard The SMART Train! Thousands Take Free Preview Rides
[patch.com]

Train Testing from Tacoma to DuPont July 15-16
[patch.com]

All aboard: Free train service begins as RIDOT seeks to boost ridership
[wpri.com]

Local train inspections could reach the end of their line
[www.wdaz.com]

Changes in Amtrak Empire Train Service Started Today
[blog.timesunion.com]

Transportation museum escalates Nickel Plate Railroad fight
[www.ibj.com]

Cool Spring to Lewes railroad to be decommissioned
[www.capegazette.com]

Officials to talk on reload facility plans
[www.argusobserver.com]

How Union Pacific IT drives revenue: Strategy snapshot
[enterprisersproject.com]

Online petition calls on the CTA to restore the 63rd Street branch of the Green Line
[chicago.curbed.com]

Today's International News


Suppliers partner with U.K. universities to conduct rail research
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

8 Train Coaches Travel 30 km Sans Engine In Uttarakhand
[www.ndtv.com]

Train driver was on final warning when speeding train injured passengers
[www.news.com.au]

RailRunner to launch conventional train ahead of technology approval
[www.railwaygazette.com]

SMRT CEO explains why train system testing has to be conducted during peak hours
[coconuts.co]

Greater Anglia finalises new Stadler FLIRT train designs
[www.railtechnologymagazine.com]

High speed train rolls into Hong Kong on the rail network
[www.thestandard.com.hk]

Iran, Italy sign deals to develop high-speed railroad technology
[news.xinhuanet.com]

Thailand Greenlights First Phase of $5.5B Railway Project with China
[www.voanews.com]

Running Extra


From the editor: Amtrak's next leader
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Lynton and Barnstaple railway receives £600,000 investment to build a steam train replica.
[www.devonlive.com]

Ayrshire Steam train event this weekend
[www.largsandmillportnews.com]

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