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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 138
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 12, 2017 06:57PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 12, 1883
The Carson and Colorado Railway, building a narrow gauge rail line from Mound House, Nevada on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad along the Carson River, reached its terminus at Keeler on Owens Lake today. The railroad was purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad in March 1900 which continued to operate it as the Carson and Colorado. In October 1904, the Hazen Cut-off was started as standard gauge and the narrow gauge track was changed to standard gauge south to Tonopah Jct., a few miles south of Mina. The new track was finished in August 1905. The name of the railroad was changed to Nevada and California Railway on May 11, 1905. In 1912 the name was again changed to Southern Pacific. The narrow gauge line from Mina to Benton was abandoned in 1938, and from Benton to Laws in 1942. The rest of the line from Laws to Keeler was abandoned April 30, 1959.
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BNSF train 402 climbs out of the Green River Valley at Briar Bluff,IL. on its way to Galesburg,IL. 7-2-17.

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Today's North American News


House committee's funding bill would axe TIGER program
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

California, Virginia ports pumped up container volume in June
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CTA rail operators opt to strike
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Progressive Rail to operate state-owned line in North Carolina
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AGT Food amps up unit-train abilities with Montreal port terminal deal
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Bay Line Railroad to continue serving Enviva at Florida port
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Royal Palm Railway tourist trains to begin rolling in late summer
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from United Rail, Vertex, Lochner and WSP USA
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Safety board releases train Maryland train crash findings
[www.tribdem.com]

CSX: Return of Gulf Coast passenger train is not workable
[local15tv.com]

The most-hated feature of NJ Transit trains is going away for good
[www.nj.com]

Beware of fast-moving trains. Sound Transit to test new bypass tracks
[www.thenewstribune.com]

Metra trains suspended between Fox Lake and Libertyville due to flooding
[wgntv.com]

Downeaster train reports high ridership for fiscal year
[www.seacoastonline.com]

Feds release high-speed rail plan, rethinking 2 states
[jg-tc.com]
and
Federal railroad officials put brakes on bypass proposal
[www.pressherald.com]

Amtrak considering tighter airline-style economy class seating: executive
[kfgo.com]

2nd railroad track opens between Schenectady, Albany
[dailygazette.com]

After weeks of delays, LIRR will get its third track
[cityandstateny.com]

Alpenglow Rail Acquires VIP Rail
[www.newswire.ca]

Today's International News


Trainline now gives you real-time train information in France
[techcrunch.com]

PeruRail suspends train to Machu Picchu due to protests
[www.reuters.com]

Thailand Approves $5.5 Billion Bullet Train Project With China
[www.ndtv.com]

Trains to the final day of The Open - but strikes will cancel ALL other services
[www.liverpoolecho.co.uk]

Railways To Launch First Train With Solar Power-Backed Coaches On July 14
[www.bloombergquint.com]

Testing of RRX prototype train set to begin
[www.globalrailnews.com]

Concern over competition as GWR's First Group wins bid to run both the south west's train services
[www.bristolpost.co.uk]

Newport chosen for new train-building plant
[www.railnews.co.uk]

Arriva retains Dutch regional rail concessions
[www.railjournal.com]

Upgrading of Yangon circular railroad commence in October
[www.elevenmyanmar.com]

Argentina Plans Billions of Dollars in Railway Projects
[www.ipsnews.net]

Running Extra


The Canadian government bets big on transit
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

First Lady Shore announces details for "Nebraska150 Express" statewide train tour August 4-6
[www.up.com]

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