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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 146
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 24, 2017 04:28PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 24, 1986
The Southern Pacific - Santa Fe merger. was denied in a 4–1 vote by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), who ruled that such a merger included too many duplicate routes and was therefore monopolistic. The Commission later also denied SFSP's appeal. The SFSP holding company, ordered to operate the Southern Pacific at arm's length until it sold it, disposed of it on October 13, 1988 to Rio Grande Industries for $1.02 billion and the assumption of SP's debt, which consolidated the SP with its Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad under the Southern Pacific name. The SFSP holding company retained all the non-rail interests of both predecessors and shortened its name to Santa Fe Pacific Corporation, with all of the California real estate holdings transferred to Catellus Development Corporation, becoming the California's largest private land owner.
[en.wikipedia.org]

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Here are two photos taken north of Greeley and south of Carr Colorado on July 20th. 844 is headed toward Denver with the Cheyenne Frontier Days Special that does the round trip from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming on Saturday. It's always a sellout run. A clear stack and running about 45-50 MPH oh a very hot day.

John Hill photos



Today's North American News


Caltrain breaks ground on electrification project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
CA: Caltrain Electrification Project Kicks Off with Groundbreaking Ceremony
[www.masstransitmag.com]

STB: Class I employment slide continued in June
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CSX designates Alabama location a 'Select Site'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra bested on-time performance goal in June
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Tucson streetcar marks third anniversary
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

UP notes six-month decline in crossing collisions
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Alstom, GCT, Quandel Consultants and Kontron
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metra train bumps into rail cars in train yard: 'Nothing is affecting service'
[www.chicagotribune.com]

What caused the Valhalla train crash? 5 things to know about Tuesday's NTSB meeting
[www.lohud.com]
and
Rail Design Led to Deadliness of 2015 Metro-North Train Crash: Official
[www.nbcnewyork.com]

Quieter ride on BART’s new train cars: Testing now ’95 percent complete’
[www.mercurynews.com]

'Abnormal Condition' on Car Caused Q Train Derailment, MTA Official Says
[www.dnainfo.com]

Trench Quiets Noisy San Gabriel Train Route
[www.nbclosangeles.com]

Commuter train service to start in May 2018 in New Haven – Springfield, Mass. line
[fox61.com]

Train derailment leaves 21 cars, locomotive off tracks in South San Antonio
[www.mysanantonio.com]

Will San Jose to Fresno bullet train become the Silicon Valley Express?
[www.mercurynews.com]

Muni tests newest trains during controversial subway shutdown
[www.sfexaminer.com]

Gold Line train violence prompts concern — South Pasadena mayor witnesses it firsthand
[www.pasadenastarnews.com]

NCTD Implements Positive Train Control RSD
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Union Pacific Railroad Safety Videos Receive Telly Awards
[www.up.com]

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Reports Record Earnings
[www.fool.ca]

KCS all aboard for record earnings in Q2 2017
[www.americanshipper.com]

CA: Amtrak Line Proposal May Someday Include Yuba-Sutter, Just Not Now
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Today's International News


Anderson takes helm as Genesee & Wyoming Australia CEO
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

First class train carriages to be scrapped to stop segregation, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says
[www.independent.co.uk]

Full speed ahead for train builders as minister pulls plug on electrification
[www.theguardian.com]

Vereeniging to Joburg train route restored
[www.enca.com]

Mandurah plans light rail network, train line extension
[thewest.com.au]

Luxury train debuts in Japan on Yokohama-to-Shimoda route along Izu coast
[www.scmp.com]

First train on Turkish section of Kars – Tbilisi railway
[www.railwaygazette.com]

France’s Alstom JV to Supply Iran With 1,000 Subway Cars
[financialtribune.com]

Running Extra


Rising Stars: Nick Chodorow, The Belt Railway Co. of Chicago (BRC)
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

To save his climate change program, Jerry Brown sacrificed his bullet train
[www.latimes.com]

The Maiden Voyage: SMART Full Ride [yes Virginia it does run]
[www.youtube.com]

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