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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 167
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 22, 2017 04:55PM

This Date in Railroad History


August 22, 1950
Canada's railroad workers go on a nationwide strike, crippling operations across the country. The strike proved the catalyst to the creation of today’s modern Canadian trucking industry. In August 1950 Canadians – who still relied heavily on rail shipments - faced a major catastrophe when the nation’s first mass strike of the railway unions occurred. There was grave concern that big cities could not be fed and businesses would shutdown from coast-to-coast while the railways sat idle. Spokesmen for the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National say that about 80,000 non-operating employees are on strike. Telegraphic services are also affected because they are operated by the CP and the CN.
[www.exporail.org]

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Cass Scenic Railroad's Shay No. 2 shoves hard on the rear of an excursion train to the summit of Bald Knob as it approaches the Back Mountain Road crossing a mile north of Cass, WV on July 26, 2017. This three-truck Shay was built in 1928 and spent many years in the Vancouver, BC area before being acquired by CSRR.

Alex Mayes photo



Today's North American News


CN logs record year for grain shipments
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
CN sees record grain tonnage
[www.railwayage.com]

SEPTA train crash injures 32
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
42 hurt in SEPTA train crash outside Philadelphia
[www.philly.com]

Port Freeport launches $21 million rail infrastructure project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

PATH achieved weekday ridership record in July
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TYR Energy acquires KCS-linked rail terminal in Texas
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Chicago South Shore adds covered steel-coil cars
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Caltrans report identifies rail's crucial role in California economy
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

GE, L.A. port expand pact to digitize shipping data
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Suspect Wanted for Causing SC Train Derailment
[www.wltx.com]

NTSB Blames Braking Issues In Preliminary Report On Hyndman Derailment
[www.wcbcradio.com]
and
NTSB releases report on August 2 train derailment; reveals details leading up to crash
[fox43.com]

Freight Train Delays Aren’t Endangering Supplies Of Pringles And Fries… Yet
[consumerist.com]

CSX Employee Hit By Train, Seriously Injured At Radnor Yard
[patch.com]

Feds give CSX until Thursday to fix problems that accelerate Amtrak delays
[www.jconline.com]

New Bay Area Commuter Rail Line Starts This Week
[nextcity.org]

Rail Runner to offer promotional fares
[www.santafenewmexican.com]

Murray, Foresight call for formal US STB proceeding on CSX service
[www.platts.com]

How Genesee and Wyoming’s Volumes Trended in July 2017
[marketrealist.com]
and
How BNSF Railway’s Freight Rail Traffic Trended in Week 32
[marketrealist.com]
and
How Norfolk Southern’s Freight Rail Volumes Trended in Week 32
[marketrealist.com]

Faceoff with Federal Government Possibly Looming Following California Supreme Court CEQA Ruling; Cal High Speed Rail Project Also Vulnerable
[www.natlawreview.com]

Today's International News


Women-only train carriages considered after double attack on Devon girl
[www.devonlive.com]

JR Kyushu resumes "Seven Stars" train service on new route
[english.kyodonews.net]

Cargo train links central China's Zhengzhou with Munich
[news.xinhuanet.com]

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warms to idea of bullet trains for NSW
[www.illawarramercury.com.au]

World’s fastest bullet train to connect Beijing and Shanghai
[eturbonews.com]

Construction of Metropolitan Train in Bolivia to Have Three Stages
[plenglish.com]

Stainless steel coaches can lower impact of train mishaps: ISSDA
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Huge shift from planes to trains on London-Scotland routes
[www.treehugger.com]

HS3 train line from Hull to Liverpool will be built, Northern Powerhouse minister confirms
[www.hulldailymail.co.uk]

Euston closure: no trains in or out of rail terminal over Bank Holiday weekend due to HS2 engineering works
[www.standard.co.uk]

India to Put Chabahar Railroad Link on Fast Track
[financialtribune.com]

Running Extra


Twinco Manufacturing Co. Inc.: TMC-1 Submersible Switch Machine
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Didcot Railway Centre is pulling out all the stops for Flying Scotsman's arrival
[www.oxfordtimes.co.uk]

Railcar owners use Vinton Depot as hub for excursion
[www.communitynewspapergroup.com]

Big Boy steam engine on display in Cheyenne
[www.wyomingbusinessreport.com]

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