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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 168
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 23, 2017 06:15PM

Note: If anyone is going to ride oe chase SMART on 8/23 can you send pictures to Photos@trainnews.org so we can include it in Friday's edition.

This Date in Railroad History


August 23, 1900
The P&NE (PA Division) was successful in laying one and one-sixth mile (2 km) of track to the east of Wind Gap about 1880. However, it was foreclosed on July 25, 1881, and reorganized as the Susquehanna and Delaware River Railroad on August 23, 1881
[en.wikipedia.org]

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The Delaware Coast line Railroad rosters an eclectic mixture of power. Most of it has toiled away for other railroads before coming to the DelMarVa peninsula. These lines, with rare exception may not run every day to every point on the railroads. Case in point. Delaware Coast line RS-18 rests at Gravel Hill DE. It’s shut down to day, but will run after the weekend. Still it’s a fine sight. And that owl…..

Norm Schultze photo



Today's North American News


CSX revises service metrics to better reflect performance
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Senators call on Chao to reconsider sleep apnea rule
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Trump signs off on WMATA safety oversight commission
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NCDOT project would improve CSX track
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

SFMTA wraps up tests for new light-rail trains
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

LIRR replaces switches, inspects track for double-track project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Cleveland RTA to open rehabbed Brookpark Station
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NJ Transit train derails at NY Penn Station
[www.nj.com]

MTA Promises 'Appropriate Discipline' After Poorly Secured Trash Falls on Tracks, Stranding Q Train Twice and Creating Epic Commute Nightmare
[www.nbcnewyork.com]

Free rides on North Bay’s SMART trains on opening day
[www.sfgate.com]

CSX Sparks an Epic Railroad Traffic Jam -- WSJ -2-
[www.foxbusiness.com]

Iowa Interstate Railroad Equips Entire Locomotive Fleet with Streaming Event Recorder and Advanced Video Analytics Technology
[www.digitalsignageconnection.com]

Vista Proppants & Logistics Commences Commercial Operations In Pecos, TX
[markets.businessinsider.com]

Groundbreaking held for Glacier Rail Park
[www.rtands.com]

NS bridge inspection “drones” on
[www.rtands.com]

Today's International News


74 injured as train derails in north India
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Heritage Billimora-Waghai narrow gauge train’s engine derails near Waghai
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

ALSTOM SA: Alstom signs maintenance contract for 8 years for regional trains in Sweden
[www.nasdaq.com]

1 dead, 12 injured as train derails in southern Zambia
[news.xinhuanet.com]
and
Zambia Railways train derailment leaves four coaches burnt
[www.zambiawatchdog.com]

Initial findings into Ely freight train derailment to be released
[www.cambridge-news.co.uk]

Russians To Finance 1 Billion Euro Rail Electrification In Iran
[www.payvand.com]

Running Extra


Train-related activities, attractions and entertainment pack Railfest weekend
[thetimes-tribune.com]

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