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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 186
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: September 18, 2017 04:54PM

This Date in Railroad History


September 18, 1968
Southern Pacific Krauss-Maffei diesel hydraulic locomotive #9010 is retired. The 9010 was bought new by the SP in 1964 in an order for 15 identical units, and is the only surviving example. They were high horsepower diesel hydraulic locomotives that had rather short careers on the SP. The SP wanted bigger locomotives than American manufacturers were offering. SP decided to experiment with diesel-hydraulic locomotives and stunned the industry by purchasing three 4,000 horsepower ML-4000 type locomotives from German manufacturer Krauss-Maffei. Delivered by ship and unloaded at Houston in late 1961, they featured two Maybach V16 2,000 horsepower diesel engines and Voith transmissions.
[sp9010.ncry.org]

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During the heyday of steam the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway constructed massive concrete coaling towers on their main lines throughout West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and other states. The large capacity coaling towers were needed to fuel their fleet of huge 2-8-8-2, 2-6-6-2 and 2-6-6-6 freight engines, and 4-8-4 passenger locomotives. With the demise of steam in the late 1950’s C&O management decided to leave the coaling towers standing since they posed no obstruction to normal operations, and were expensive to demolish. One such coaling tower is at Ronceverte, WV, built in 1935, which is still standing. On July 29, 2017, this east bound CSX loaded coal train was photographed passing the conic coaling tower. This train is en route to the coal export piers at Newport News, VA.

Alex Mayes photo



Today's North American News


LRIW recognizes TTCI's Stabler as 'Woman of the Year'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

House bill includes $900 million for Hudson tunnel project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

LIRR kicks off massive capital program
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

House bill would create new freight infrastructure fund
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR presents Fries Award posthumously to Carey
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

BART readies Warm Springs Station for Silicon Valley extension
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TransLink advances SkyTrain Station project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Railhead, Avtec, WAGO and Transdev
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Ann Arbor park chosen as preferred site for $81M train station
[www.mlive.com]

NJ Transit Votes to Spend on Land for Flood-Proof Train Storage
[nextcity.org]

New Ray-Mont Logistics transload facility welcomes its first unit train in Prince Rupert
[www.marketwatch.com]

Huachicoleros turn to robbing trains
[mexiconewsdaily.com]

Hydrogen-powered double-deck train design concepts wanted
[www.railwaygazette.com]
and
Ontario forges ahead with possible hydrogen-powered train project
[www.canadianmanufacturing.com]

OUR VIEW: MBTA is to blame for so-called 'fare evasion'
[www.thesunchronicle.com]

More Calgarians driving than taking the train downtown: 2017 report
[globalnews.ca]

Landlord shuts railroad out of building over unpaid rent
[poststar.com]

Why Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Volumes Fell in August
[marketrealist.com]

Port Milwaukee leading effort to bring back intermodal service
[www.biztimes.com]

Passenger train talk continues along Gulf Coast
[msbusiness.com]

Union Pacific to perform bridge construction near Ventura County Fairgrounds
[www.vcstar.com]

SunRail to run limited service on Monday
[www.bizjournals.com]

CSX starts daily rail service linking Norfolk, Pittsburgh
[www.dcvelocity.com]

TIGER, Calif. HSR absent from House spending bill
[www.railwayage.com]

Today's International News


When Japanese bullet train flopped in Taiwan: Lessons for India?
[economictimes.indiatimes.com]

ScotRail to test ‘world’s fastest’ in-train Wi-Fi service
[www.computerweekly.com]

Alstom’s Widnes train factory enters service with paint job
[www.placenorthwest.co.uk]

Class 68 diesel train journey raises more than £10,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
[www.edp24.co.uk]

London's Brand New £14.8 Billion Railway Gets Its Permanent Track
[interestingengineering.com]

MTR in David and Goliath battle with Swedish incumbent on Gothenburg-Stockholm trains
[www.scmp.com]

Trans-Siberian Railway extension could create route linking London to Tokyo
[newsinfo.inquirer.net]

World rail freight news round-up
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Siemens to deliver 30 Vectron locomotives to MRCE
[www.railway-technology.com]

Saudi Arabia to Seek Bidders for 1,000-Mile Red Sea-Gulf Railway
[www.bloomberg.com]

Clear Asset facilitates auctioning of Grindrod locomotives
[www.miningreview.com]

Running Extra


Rail safety technology: Suppliers showcase a range of offerings to help railroads boost safety
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

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