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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 150
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 28, 2017 04:54PM

This Date in Railroad History


July 28, 1962
Pennsylvania Railroad Extra 4878 East, an eastbound passenger train being operated for an excursion to a baseball game at Philadephia, derailed near Steelton, Pennsylvania. It consisted of electric locomotive 4878, 4 coaches, 1 diner-lounge car and 4 coaches, in that order. The accident resulted in the death of 19 passengers, and injury of 95 passengers, 3 dining-car employees, 1 passenger representative, and 3 train-service employees. Five days prior, a MOW gang had replaced ties and rails the track in the derailment area. Examination of track No. 1 after accident occurred disclosed that the track had buckled out of alignment eastward starting at a point about 850 feet east of the point where the track force had commenced work earlier. The ICC report found that the portion of the track involved was insufficiently ballasted and anchored to secured the track, and the insecure track buckled prior to the time of the derailment due to excessive compression caused by expansion of rails.
[pennsyrr.com]

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Since most of the BNSF around this area have been slowed by flooding three trains are being held in Barstow Yard.

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Today's North American News


STB concerned about 'deteriorated service' at CSX
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Regulator letter to railroad CSX highlights customer complaints
[www.reuters.com]

L.A. Metro inks five-year pacts with transit labor
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

GE to transfer locomotive production to Fort Worth
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

PANYNJ, ExpressRail post records in 2017's first half
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Massachusetts DOT taps Arup to study proposed rail connection in Boston
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

USDOT releases TIGER funds for Illinois rail project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Railway Association of Canada rolls out new website
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Protran, Avtec, Arcadis, WSP and CHA
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

California bullet train faces more legal hurdles from state Supreme Court ruling
[www.latimes.com]

Supreme Court: North Coast railroad project must follow state environmental laws
[www.times-standard.com]

Metro Transit is raising prices for bus, train rides
[tcagenda.com]

By Bullet Train From Portland To Seattle To Vancouver, BC? Feasibility Study Underway
[nwpr.org]

No clear cause yet in Strathroy train derailment as TSB investigators take closer look at two cars
[globalnews.ca]

LIRR: Bridge fine after hit by 18-wheeler, service resumes
[www.newsday.com]

California's San Gabriel opens new line routing rail traffic below grade
[www.railwayage.com]

UP – Union Pacific Corporation: Union Pacific Corporation Declares Third Quarter 2017 Dividend
[www.twst.com]

Today's International News


Commuter train slams into Barcelona platform injuring 54 people
[www.thelocal.es]
and
Commuter train crashes in Barcelona; 53 are hospitalized
[abcnews.go.com]

You’ll soon save an hour on China’s Beijing-Shanghai bullet train ... but there’s a catch
[www.scmp.com]

Bristol to get new train station on Severn Beach line by 2020
[www.bristolpost.co.uk]

Renfe train strike
[www.rtnnewspaper.com]

Regions lobby for direct Berlin – Wrocław train
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Alstom modernizes 26 Coradia Lint regional trains for LNVG
[www.raillynews.com]

Tehran-Mashhad Railroad Capacity to Reach 25m Passengers
[financialtribune.com]

Running Extra


Rising Stars: Matthew Hipwell, CN
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AARS panel: Effective training helps railroads hang on to new recruits
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Ford workers find 277 pounds of marijuana on train cars from Mexico
[www.usatoday.com]

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