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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 139
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 13, 2017 05:46PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 13, 1981
The 145 year old Skaneateles Short Line Railroad delivered its final shipment to Stauffer Chemical at Skaneateles, New York, and the line was cleared later that night. Ironically, returning from its last shipment to Stauffer, the small GE 44-tonner #6 derailed at a switch. Crews tried to put the locomotive back on the track using a bar and a jack. The jack broke and was smashed like a beer can after a few hours of trying to get the engine back on the tracks. A pay loader was called in to reset the engine back on the rails and that was the end of the ill-fated 5-mile short line... The Skaneateles Short Line served 17 industries from 1836-1981 and had a fleet of 6 steam engines, all retired by 1950, and 2 GE-Erie 44-tonners which were sold to New York State Electric & Gas in 1981. From 1831-1901 the railroad also operated the Skaneateles Steamboat & Transportation Company and operated 8 boats mixed of mail and dinner boats. The boat company still lives on and runs a dinner cruise weekly. The railroad employed 12 engineers, 9 firemen, 5 conductors, 6 brakemen, 8 management staff, and 14 yard staff.
[www.abandonedrails.com]

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Brand new again out of NRE at Silvis,IL. is the CP 6301(sx-SOO 6037)now an SD60-3.

Tom Farence Photo



Today's North American News


NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Amtrak incident in D.C.
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR: U.S., Canadian rail traffic rose in July's first week
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA unveils record of decision for NEC FUTURE project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Alpenglow Rail acquires VIP Rail
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

UP consolidates management at Council Bluffs Service Unit
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak station underway in Schenectady
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NJ Transit board blesses $1.34 billion capital budget
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Ohio commission OKs safety improvements at two crossings
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Safety board releases findings on D.C. train incident that killed Meyersdale man
[www.tribdem.com]

Christie vetoes oil train bill that would have given first responders more emergency info
[www.northjersey.com]

Brightline parent to build residences near two of its South Florida train stations
[www.sun-sentinel.com]
and
Parent company of All Aboard Florida announces train-oriented housing towers
[floridapolitics.com]

Train Signal Testing Being Conducted from Tacoma to DuPont this Weekend
[thesubtimes.com]

Heat restrictions may be placed on VRE train lines in Va. due to hot weather
[wjla.com]

Skagway voters will weigh in on new White Pass lease proposal
[khns.org]

BNSF to keep workers, move positions
[www.thekansan.com]

Fire danger convinces Montana Rail Link to cut back on grinding operations
[helenair.com]

Gaston’s beleaguered P&N Railway under new management
[www.gastongazette.com]

Amtrak Could Soon Reduce Its 'Seat Pitch'
[www.popularmechanics.com]

Today's International News


Southern Rail train drivers to strike after turning down £60,683 basic pay packet
[metro.co.uk]

300 train building jobs created at £30m Newport centre
[www.bbc.com]

LOOPY HYPE? Supersonic Hyperloop ‘train of the future’ completes first full test – but doesn’t even break British speed limit
[www.thesun.co.uk]

Sunderland's Arriva wins €1.6bn train contract in Netherlands
[www.chroniclelive.co.uk]

Running Extra


Railroads stress better practices, new technologies to cut fuel consumption
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Schenck Process: MultiTrain™ LegalWeight rail-car weighing system
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Orgo-Thermit Inc.: Tracksafe Barrier and Tracksafe Lube gauge face rail lubricator
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

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