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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 172
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 29, 2017 07:17PM

This Date in Railroad History


August 29, 1866
Sylvester Marsh operated a demonstration train on the beginnings of the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Peppersass, as the first engine was named, successfully pushed a car loaded with passengers up the short distance and back down again. The demonstration was deemed a success, and the necessary funds were secured to build the Mount Washington Cog Railway. It was completed three years later on July 3, 1869. The Peppersass as originally built, resembled the standard stationary steam engine of the time. There was no tender or fuel storage, these features being added later. The vertical boiler was mounted on trunnions which allowed it to remain vertical on the steep grades of the railway. It's boiler was of hand riveted design and operated at 50 pounds of steam pressure, yielding 45 horsepower. The original name Hero did not last long before a comment was made that it resembled a peppersauce bottle. From that point on it was called Peppersass.
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Northbound KCS business train from KC to Chicago just north of LeClaire,IA. on the CP Davenport Sub. 10-2-09.

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Today's North American News


FTA approves $900 million for Maryland light-rail line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CSX updates STB on restructuring plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak unveils new Siemens Charger locomotive
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail service suspensions extended in Texas; UP, CSX pledge funds to hurricane relief
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Western railroad operations remain suspended
[www.argusmedia.com]

Michigan DOT unveils state freight plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Pittsburgh transit agency adds Wi-Fi to seven light-rail stations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, L.B. Foster, RATP, Mott MacDonald and Road and Rail
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NTSB Head: Ellen Schaeffer Brody distracted before 2015 Valhalla train crash
[www.lohud.com]

Amtrak train with 143 passengers aboard collides with tractor trailer in Va.
[wjla.com]

Cleaning fluid results in hazardous-materials response on light-rail train in Sodo
[www.seattletimes.com]

Trains crashed at 69th Street despite safety protections
[www.philly.com]

Brightline Miami-to-Orlando train CEO 'determined to see it fulfilled'
[www.bizjournals.com]

Newburyport-Rockport weekend trains resume Sept. 2
[www.bostonglobe.com]

CA: Sonoma-Marin Rail Reports Full Trains as Commuter Service Opens
[www.masstransitmag.com]
and
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Begins Revenue Passenger Service
[www.jdsupra.com]

Feds approve Metro’s plans to cut down on red signal violations
[wtop.com]

Québec to invest $263m in new underground train garage
[www.railway-technology.com]

Amtrak: CSX CEO Hunter Harrison is wrong, and things aren't improving
[www.jconline.com]

Capital Metro greenlights millions more for MetroRail
[www.austinmonitor.com]

VALLEY HOLDS AN ACE
[www.mantecabulletin.com]

Despite steady profits, more cuts are likely in the future for railroads
[www.nonpareilonline.com]

Metro-North top union leaders back rail strike vote
[www.lohud.com]

Smaller Connecticut railroads seek Esty’s help for permanent tax credit
[www.nhregister.com]

Fire Burning Near Sugar Pine Railroad North Of Oakhurst
[sierranewsonline.com]

Union Pacific Railroad donating $250,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief
[www.ajot.com]

Port of Moses Lake will pay for land for railroad project
[www.columbiabasinherald.com]

US transportation secretary to hear about Indiana projects
[www.southbendtribune.com]

Hurricane leaves KC Southern, YRC on hold
[www.bizjournals.com]

Today's International News


Railways resume goods train services for North East states
[indianexpress.com]

Stockholm-Oslo train line threatened
[www.newsinenglish.no]

Boost for Norwich to London train users as rail line upgraded to improve reliability
[www.eveningnews24.co.uk]

Seven coaches of passenger train derail in western India
[www.stuff.co.nz]

Bank holiday work to train lines ‘is a pain’
[www.echo-news.co.uk]

New container train from Georgia to Azerbaijan launched
[www.azernews.az]

Further strike action this week in dispute over Merseyrail's plan for driver-only trains
[www.wirralglobe.co.uk]

Russia suspends joint projects with North Korea
[www.upi.com]

Running Extra


Virginia port hosts largest ship to call on East Coast
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Hundreds turn out to see steam train trip to Great Yarmouth
[www.bbc.com]

All aboard for Rail Fair
[www.tricityvoice.com]

News leak: SEPTA's urine-repellent spray not a success
[www.philly.com]

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