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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 143
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 19, 2017 04:39PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 19, 2003
Part of a former Pacific Electric "Red Car" route was restored to trolley operation in San Pedro, California, today. Regular operation is conducted with two new replica railcars carefully patterned after an actual 1909 Pacific Electric “Red Car” design. A third car, restored in the 1960’s from an actual 1907-vintage Pacific Electric car, also operates occasionally. The 1.5 mile line connects San Pedro’s cruise ship terminal with other attractions along the waterfront. The $10 million dollar project was financed and constructed by the Port of Los Angeles, the independent City agency which manages the bustling port facility. The line uses parts of an old Pacific Electric right-of-way that continued to be used for freight operation long after the original Red Cars were gone. The line was rebuilt to accommodate trolley operations with traditional 600-volt DC overhead trolley wire.
[www.railwaypreservation.com]

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ASMKB-06 rolls through Converse TX. Just a few more miles until it reaches its destination in Kirby Yard.

Norm Schultze photo



Today's North American News


CSX posts Q2 revenue, profit gains as restructuring continues
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
CSX execs defend early progress in restructuring railroad
[www.sfgate.com]

Norfolk Southern to consolidate operating divisions
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA unveils report on restoring Amtrak Gulf Coast service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Gulf Coast leaders push for passenger train routes to Orlando, Mobile
[www.nola.com]

TTD elects Willis, Regan as labor group's new leaders
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Delaware DOT begins renovating Newark rail station
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra to close ticket office on BNSF Line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Maryland Transit preps for light-rail repairs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Subway rider tries to shove MTA conductor in front of oncoming train
[www.nydailynews.com]

Train derailment in Somerset County under investigation
[wjactv.com]

Faulty track caused NJ Transit train derailment at Penn Station
[www.nj.com]

Croton-Harmon train station newsstand of 51 years fights to stay
[www.lohud.com]

BART’s new fleet to start rolling out on mainline tracks; no passengers yet
[www.mercurynews.com]

After day of subway hell, De Blasio takes the 7 train
[ny.curbed.com]

Passenger trains cancelled after freight train derailment in Ontario
[nationalpost.com]

Beaconsfield mayor bullish on new REM train network
[montrealgazette.com]

Celebrating in style
[www.thepublicopinion.com]

Train cars derail near Cyr
[www.vp-mi.com]

CSX CEO drops bombshell during earnings call
[www.bizjournals.com]

Iowa Pacific's proposal for Nickel Plate Railroad gets highest score
[www.ibj.com]

Canadian Pacific Railway beats profit estimates
[www.reuters.com]

Amtrak extends railroad to Roanoke
[www.newsplex.com]

Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project: Why reaching the airport is proving a challenge
[wgntv.com]

Local bridge part of UP test project
[columbustelegram.com]

Eighth Circuit Strikes Down STB Rules Defining "On-Time" Passenger Performance
[www.jdsupra.com]

Today's International News


Trainy McTrainface: Swedish railway keeps Boaty's legacy alive
[www.theguardian.com]

Rail firms to be judged by 'to the minute' train punctuality
[www.theguardian.com]

Haramain high-speed train arrives in Jeddah for first time
[www.arabnews.com]

Queensland Rail trains 28 out of required 200 new train drivers
[www.westernadvocate.com.au]

Locomotive separates from passenger train in Romania, continues route on its own
[www.romania-insider.com]

Egypt’s first electric train to begin operations within 2 years
[www.egyptindependent.com]

Train traffic on Pamban Rail Bridge stopped as wind speed exceeds 60kmph
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

Alstom Started Overhaul of PKP Intercity's Pendolino Trains
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Rio Tinto going driverless Down Under
[www.railwayage.com]

Running Extra


The brainiest train in California
[www.sfchronicle.com]

Railroad Workers' Struggles Continue 140 Years after their First National Strike
[therealnews.com]

Get close but not too close to Carrizo Gorge trestle
[www.sandiegoreader.com]#

Commentary: Bill would give Caltrain permanent financial stability
[www.mercurynews.com]

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