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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 148
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 26, 2017 04:47PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 26, 1936
The first first revenue earning PCC in the world, No. 100, was delivered to Pittsburgh Railways from the St. Louis Car Company. It was placed in revenue service in August 1936, and the PR fleet ultimately grew to 666 PCCs. The PCC (Presidents’ Conference Committee) streetcar design proved successful in the US, and after World War II was licensed for use elsewhere in the world. The PCC car is an icon of streetcar design with 5000 built, and PCC cars are still in service in various places around the world.
[www.detroittransithistory.info]

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Brand new SD40-2 201 sits on two track of the Milwaukee Diesel House being readied for it’s first trip west to Tacoma,WA. that afternoon on the XL Special #261. Photo taken in 1974 in Milwaukee,WI.inside the Milwaukee Road Diesel House.

Tom Farence photo



Today's North American News


Norfolk Southern's Q2 net income surges 23 percent
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Norfolk Southern Railroad 2Q Profit Surges 23 Percent Higher
[www.usnews.com]

CN's Q2 profit jumped 20 percent on volume growth
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Lhota unveils plan to tackle NYC subway problems
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR calls on STB to withdraw proposed new regs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
AAR’s Hamberger calls on STB to promote, defend Staggers Act
[www.americanshipper.com]

NTSB: SUV driver's actions led to deadly Metro-North accident
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

PATH logs ridership surge during Penn Station repairs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

San Gabriel trench opens to train traffic
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BART's 'Fleet of the Future' to launch service in September
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BREAKING: Two hit by Tri-Rail train in Delray, rushed to hospital
[www.palmbeachpost.com]

What is Positive Train Control?
[www.northjersey.com]

Historic train making trip to Columbus
[columbustelegram.com]

$800 Million Subway Rescue Plan Adds Cars and Subtracts Seats
[www.nytimes.com]

Metro adding color to its trains to improve safety
[www.chron.com]

More passenger rail service is coming to Springfield
[www.westernmassnews.com]

Amtrak conductor shot by passenger in Naperville talks about recovery
[abc7chicago.com]

All Aboard Florida has requested $1.75B federal loan, would likely default, opponents say
[www.tcpalm.com]
and
NEW: Brightline foes’ new twist in fight against loan — President Trump
[www.mypalmbeachpost.com]

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bocanegra Bill to Reduce Railroad Fatalities – AB 695
[californianewswire.com]

Union Pacific and New International Shipper Team Up
[www.benzinga.com]

Illinois Supreme Court rules in favor of Union Pacific in closely watched case of injured worker
[legalnewsline.com]

LIRR’s modernization not possible without subsidy
[www.timesledger.com]

USTDA selects Seneca for Mexican projects
[www.railwayage.com]

KCS Announces New Sales and Marketing Appointments in Energy and Short Line Relations, Intermodal Operations
[www.businesswire.com]

Commuter rail bridge project swings into high gear
[www.gloucestertimes.com]

Today's International News


Modi, Abe To Kick Off Bullet Train Project In Sept
[energyinfrapost.com]

Saudi conducts Haramain Express Train passenger trial
[gulfbusiness.com]

The new trains you'll be going on to travel from South Wales to London
[www.walesonline.co.uk]

Two locomotives for Abuja-Kaduna train service arrives Lagos
[www.dailytrust.com.ng]

Auckland to get new $200m train fleet
[www.radionz.co.nz]

Egypt's first electric train project will cost $1.4bln
[www.zawya.com]

Bulgaria, Macedonia to sign MoU for completion of Sofia-Skopje railroad
[seenews.com]

Running Extra


Rising Stars: Laura Fotiou, Amtrak
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

India orders probe after dead lizard served in meal on passenger train
[news.xinhuanet.com]

Southern Alberta museum takes visitors on train ride through history
[globalnews.ca]

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