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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 154
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 03, 2017 03:47PM

This Date in Railroad History

August 3, 1995
Union Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad announce their intent to merge. The merger would finish the acquisition that was effectively begun almost a century before with the purchase of the Southern Pacific by UP in 1901, until divestiture was ordered in 1913. Ironically, although Union Pacific was the dominant company, taking complete control of SP, its corporate structure was merged into Southern Pacific, which on paper became the "surviving company"; which then changed its name to Union Pacific. The merged company retains the name "Union Pacific" for all railroad operations.

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The 2017 NRHS convention officially got underway on June 21st with a double-headed steam excursion from Chattanooga, TN to Summerville, GA over the former Central of Georgia Railway main. This trip was operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) and was powered by former Southern Railway engines Nos. 4501 and 630. This line is now operated by the Chattooga & Chickamauga Railway, a Genesee & Wyoming company, which provides freight service. Riders were bused the 133 miles from Nashville to Chattanooga, and then bused back to Nashville after the trip to save time. The two engines were turned on the turntable at Summerville and the train then deadheaded back to Chattanooga.

This photo was taken as the steam special exited 979 foot Missionary Ridge Tunnel, opened in 1858.

Alex Mayes photo

Today's North American News

MTA names Foye, Hakim to top leadership posts

Harrison apologizes to CSX customers for service issues

U.S. rail carloads fell in July

Honolulu transit agency names Robbins executive director, CEO

CSX rail cars derail, catch fire in Pennsylvania

North Carolina DOT readies rebuilt locomotives for passenger service

Alberta Midland Railway Terminal marks progress on rail logistics center

Sound Transit seeks input on six-year transit plan

Metro-North Railroad slates hearing on increased service proposal

Federal court avoids big issue for California bullet train

TSB blames botched rail repair for Northern Ontario oil train crash

LRT construction firms face $4M in fines for alleged workplace safety violations

Union Pacific Urges Safety for August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewers Near Railroad Tracks

CSX no longer funding certain safety equipment for railroad workers

Department of Transportation approves $8.67 million for railroad grant

Supreme Court Asked To Hear Important Railroad Employee Whistleblower Case

Great Lakes Basin Transportation replies to Chicago rail bypass opponents

STB Finds Arkansas City's Effort to Create New At-Grade Rail Crossing is Preempted

Passenger rail commission moves forward

Free TriMet rides continue Thursday as problems persist

Today's International News

These London Trains Have Real-Time Displays to Reduce Crowding

Indian Railways Bullet Train Project Set to Take Off With Shinzo Abe’s Visit

Greater Anglia to run second rail enthusiasts’ charity train

Freight Train Derails in Athens-Thessaloniki Line

France’s Rail Operator Comes in for Some Heavy Criticism After Long Delays

First ES43ACmi bound for India

Running Extra

Rising Stars: Michele Malski, Short Line Safety Institute

Virginia to Dedicate Train Line That Once Ran to Cape Henry

Legendary Lima-built train returning to northwest Ohio

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