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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 145
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 21, 2017 06:26PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 21, 1836
The Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad (C&SL) opened to great fanfare. C&SL was one of the first railways built in British North America. The C&SL was financed by Montreal entrepreneur and brewery owner, John Molson. It was intended as a portage road to connect the St. Lawrence River valley with Lake Champlain, cutting time from the trip between Montreal and New York. Over 300 guests crowded the passenger cars ior the first run. The locomotive, Dorchester, was unable to handle the load, therefore the two first-class coaches were hauled by the locomotive while the remaining cars were hauled by teams of horses. Canadian National Railways continues to operate the majority of this route, running from an interchange connection with the D&H (now CP) at Rouses Point, NY.
[en.wikipedia.org]

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Eastbound Union Pacific double stack at Kennard, Nebraska June 30, 2017

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Today's North American News


Kansas City Southern's carload growth drives record Q2 revenue
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

PANYNJ OKs $134.5 million for PATH substation work
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CSX, NC Ports to offer new intermodal rail service
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

L.A. Metro forms panel to oversee Measure M implementation
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Teamsters MOW division ratifies new pact with CP
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
MoW union ratifies CP pact
[www.rtands.com]

Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago passenger-rail service proposal enters next phase
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

San Francisco transit agencies begin new rail-car testing
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Caltrain seeks input on new train seats
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Q train derails while pulling out of Brighton Beach station during rush hour
[www.nydailynews.com]

San Francisco Muni train car testing to impact subway service
[abc7news.com]

Sounder train to run Sunday afternoon for Mariners vs. Yankees game
[mltnews.com]

Media are invited to CP Canada 150 Train kickoff launch
[www.benzinga.com]

Transit Workers Union presents 10-point plan to help fix NYC subways
[www.nydailynews.com]

Metrolink Riverside line trains will be running up to 30 minutes late
[www.dailybulletin.com]

Union Pacific says second-quarter profits up 19 percent
[www.nonpareilonline.com]

Gov. Jerry Brown marks the start of Caltrain's electrification project with rare praise for the federal government
[www.latimes.com]

Amtrak Chief Admits His Rail System Is a Financial Loser
[www.weeklystandard.com]

NTSB investigators to present finding of Metro-North Valhalla crash Tuesday
[www.lohud.com]

Railway Companies Fined $60K for Abandoned Railroad Ties
[www.usnews.com]

Union Pacific Improves Railroad Crossing Safety
[www.up.com]

CSX: New Pelham tracks should help with congestion in Shelby County
[abc3340.com]

What’s going on at CSX?
[www.railwayage.com]

Brian Mast encourages efforts to move rail freight traffic west
[www.tcpalm.com]

$5.6B in projects will cause LIRR ‘transformation’: Cuomo
[theislandnow.com]

Coal revival? Hampton Roads' coal exports are up big in 2017.
[pilotonline.com]

Freight rail provides an infrastructure model for California: Paul Granillo
[www.sbsun.com]

CP’s CEO aims to avoid labour friction with offer to union
[www.bnn.ca]

Safety probed after rail car workers pass out
[www.altoonamirror.com]

Today's International News


India train food 'not fit for human consumption'
[www.bbc.com]

In Japan, new luxury tourist train connects Yokohama, Izu
[www.newstimes.com]

Auckland mulls battery-electric train order
[www.railjournal.com]

China puts on trial its ‘Sky Train’
[www.samaa.tv]

Train service in Kashmir suspended yet again
[www.kashmirmonitor.in]

Southern strike union RMT in 'full and frank' government talks
[www.bbc.com]

Top signalling technology Class 180 train delivered to Grand Central
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

China Finances Tehran-Isfahan High-Speed Railroad
[financialtribune.com]

Phnom Penh Set to Open Airport Rail Link by April
[www.cambodiadaily.com]

Running Extra


Rising Stars: Winnie Chang, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Explore a marvel of Pennsylvania engineering at Kinzua Bridge State Park
[www.pennlive.com]

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