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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 162
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 15, 2017 03:43PM

This Date in Railroad History


August 15, 1906
Revenue service on the 2ft guage tracks of the The Chicago Tunnel Company began. The company built an electrified freight tunnel network under the downtown of the city of Chicago. By 1914, about 60 miles of tunnel had been constructed, typically 7.5 feet high and 6 feet wide, with 2 foot gauge track. 19 elevators connected the tunnel with customers, and 5 elevators served universal public stations where freight could be dropped off or picked up by the public. The railroad operated 132 electric locomotives, typically 30 to 50 horsepower each, and had 2,042 merchandise cars, 350 excavating cars and 235 coal and ash cars. In 1914, the tunnel company handled 609,320 tons of freight, 275,218 of which were merchandise. The remainder was presumably coal, ash and excavation debris.
[mikes.railhistory.railfan.net]

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Northbound Amtrak Surfliner along Pacific Ocean just south of San Clemente, California station on Sunday, August 6, 2017, when the early morning coastal clouds had not yet lifted.

Louis Cerny photo



Today's North American News


Norfolk Southern names Earhart EVP, CFO
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Met Council seeks 2018 start to Southwest light-rail construction
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Way cleared for Southwest LRT project to seek nearly $1B from feds
[www.startribune.com]

IANA to honor Huffman with Silver Kingpin Award
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Gateway leaders seek private-sector ideas for Hudson rail projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR, GoRail present Railroad Achievement Award to U.S. Rep. DeFazio
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MBTA gears up to install PTC on Needham Line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TTC tests ATC system on subway line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Feds tell CSX: Stop delaying Amtrak trains; fix problems
[www.usatoday.com]

Firms chosen for Houston-Dallas bullet train
[www.houstonchronicle.com]

Sun Herald: Gulf Coast train service? Here's the man who could help make it a reality
[www.theadvocate.com]

Train derails near downtown Sioux City
[siouxcityjournal.com]

GE train production jobs departing from Erie to Texas
[www.phillytrib.com]

Your commute is about to get slower as Metro lowers speeds on key segments of Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines
[www.washingtonpost.com]

State taxpayers may pay for Amtrak derailment
[www.king5.com]

With traffic up, CN/CSX terminal may expand, add new management company
[www.bizjournals.com]

Construction begins on transit facility in Pittsburg for eBART extension
[www.eastbaytimes.com]

Al-Qaeda Targets D.C. to Boston Line, Hazmat Cargo Trains in DIY Derailment Guide
[pjmedia.com]

In CT’s battle with feds over rail, a new front in Fairfield County
[ctmirror.org]

More Seattle–Portland trains arriving soon
[www.king5.com]

Kansas City Southern Announces Dividend Increase and New Share Repurchase Program
[www.businesswire.com]

157,000 Barrels of Crude-by-Rail per Day to Puget Sound
[www.sightline.org]

Improvements carried out to the Newburyport/Rockport line in Boston
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

Today's International News


Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Linfox, ENSCO, WAGO and Stantec
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Train derails outside London Waterloo station
[www.bbc.com]

Derailed freight train near Ely causes chaos in the east
[www.bbc.com]

Rail fares to increase by 3.6 per cent
[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Indian Railways launches new train services: Here’s the complete list
[www.timesnownews.com]

Cape Town's deteriorating train service quantified
[www.timeslive.co.za]

New regional train fleet on track
[www.northernstar.com.au]

Korean consortium to supply train for Jakarta Light Railway
[www.globalconstructionreview.com]

Iran, Turkey Target 1m Tons in Rail Cargo Transit
[financialtribune.com]

Running Extra


Slow train through Spain: a narrow-gauge ride through España Verde
[www.theguardian.com]

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