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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 156
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 07, 2017 05:05PM

This Date in Railroad History


August 7, 1926
The new Southern Pacific Railroad "Natron Cutoff" Cascades line was officially completed. SP's general manager, J. Dyer, drove a golden spike to signify the event, just a few miles east of Oakridge, Oregon. Passenger traffic was delayed until the spring of 1927 to allow proper settling of the new roadbed. This became the primary route for trains to and from California. The new line was 25 miles shorter than the Siskiyou Line with much easier grades. The Natron line has a maximum grade of 2.2% northbound, and 1.8% heading south. The Siskiyou Line became a secondary route, but remained a critical route for industries between Eugene and Weed, California.
[spcascades.railfan.net]

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Eastbound BNSF double-stack container train about 4 miles east of Grants, New Mexico. Photo taken from bridge on historic route 66 July 14, 2017.

Louis Cerny photo



Today's North American News


USDOT proposes $79 million in FASTLANE grant awards
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

EEOC alleges CSX discriminates against women in hiring
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Caltrain OKs station improvement contract, fare hike
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MARTA cracks down on rail fare dodgers
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Safety report: Canadian Pacific trains crashed after missed signal
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MBTA's Poftak highlights infrastructure improvement projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

North Shore's Robey named 'Transportation Person of the Year'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from GE, Rail Partners, Andrew Stahl, and The Andersons
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak solar eclipse train sold out
[abc7chicago.com]

Green Line Train Derailed, Expect Shuttles
[patch.com]

Amtrak Says Penn Station Repairs Likely to End Soon After Labor Day
[www.njspotlight.com]

Canada 150 Train arrives in Sudbury on cross-country tour
[www.cbc.ca]

Trump Administration Drops Rule to Address Truck Driver, Train Engineer Fatigue
[www.insurancejournal.com]

2 Arrests as Anti-Oil Demonstrators Block Vancouver Railroad
[www.usnews.com]

CSX Rail Hub in North Carolina Expected to Create 1,500 Jobs
[www.ttnews.com]

Port of Moses Lake gets grant to finish railroad
[www.spokesman.com]

Eastern Pa. railroad to haul anthracite coal bound for Ukraine
[www.cpbj.com]

Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Revenues in 2Q17
[marketrealist.com]

Despite funding issues, projections rosy for high-speed train linking Las Vegas, Victorville
[lasvegassun.com]

FreightCar America, Inc. Declares Regular Dividend
[www.nasdaq.com]

Today's International News


No new trains for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
[www.couriermail.com.au]

Railways to make Delhi-Mumbai train journey a 'true overnighter'
[www.deccanchronicle.com]

Azadi Train to be launched on Aug 12
[dunyanews.tv]

Talks aimed at ending driver only train dispute have stalled
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4768694/Talks-aimed-ending-driver-train-dispute-stalled.html

New Route for Container Trains in UTLC Services
[www.maritimeprofessional.com]

Virgin Trains Found Not to have Breached Data Protection Laws
[businessnewswales.com]

St Petersburg receives new metro trains
[www.railjournal.com]

Running Extra


Rising Stars: Myat Ohn, HNTB
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Steam train rides among the attractions at Fifield Fun Day
[www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk]

Cost Of Restoring Former Locomotive No. 1309 Continues To Rise
[www.wcbcradio.com]



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