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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 170
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 25, 2017 05:26PM

This Date in Railroad History

August 25, 1959
The new Arthur Kill Railroad Lift Bridge, which was built about 500 feet north of the Goethals Bridge (I-278), opened to rail traffic on August 25, 1959. Its 559-foot-long main lift span remains the longest of its type in the world. The bridge was built by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad after a ship bound for the nearby Esso Bayway refinery struck the center pivot pier of the earlier swing span bridge and damaged the bridge beyond repair. The original bridge, a 500-foot-long, steam-powered swing span, was the first fixed link between Staten Island and the mainland United States.

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Cass Scenic Railroad's Shay No. 11 approaches the passenger boarding area at Cass, WV on July 26, 2017 for a trip to Whittaker Station, which is half way up Bald Knob Mountain. This three-truck Shay was built for the Hutchinson Limber Company's operations in Oroville, CA in 1923. It was sold to Feather River Pine Mills in 1927, and following a few additional owners came to Cass in October 1998. The boiler and other major components were found to be in good condition, and No. 11 was placed in service in 1999.

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Florida East Coast Railway recognized for service quality

Congressmen visit rail suppliers in Minnesota, Utah and Ohio

SMART train begins service in North Bay with a ceremony and speeches
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Former Network Rail exec to head Metrolinx

All Aboard’s Brightline won’t start until track upgrades finshed

Update on Penn repairs: One of three tracks back in service

Today's International News

Here’s why India’s first bullet train project may get delayed

No quick fix for Cape Town’s trains, commuters told

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RMT union staff to strike on Northern train services

Russia to spend $2.5 bln on Trans-Siberian, Baikal-Amur railroads

Running Extra

Steam locomotive No. 765 returns to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's 'Steam in the Valley'

Rail-based concert venue draws iconic musicians for 10 years

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