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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 187
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: September 19, 2017 04:54PM

This Date in Railroad History


September 19, 1949
The first Rail Diesel Car (RDC) was officially unveiled at the Chicago Union Station by the Edward G Budd Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the next few years, the prototype RDC No.2960 toured North America performing demonstration runs for prospective customers. The Budd company already had a successful line of corrugated stainless steel passenger coaches, and had gained experience in the use of compact diesel engines building tanks during the second world war. Although there had been various pre-war attempts to build a self-propelled passenger vehicle, their performance had been lacklustre and none had sold in any great numbers. The Budd RDC was manufactured between 1949 and 1962 and a total of 398 units were produced in five different configurations.
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Eastbound BNSF double-stack container train just west of Mesita, New Mexico (about 35 miles east of Grants) July 14, 2017

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Today's North American News


BNSF, WSDOT win AREMA's Hay award for 2017
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

UP streamlines six business units, merges four subsidiaries
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Ray-Mont transload facility receives first unit train in Prince Rupert
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Honolulu agency files rail-project recovery plan with FTA
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MBTA to issue first 'sustainability bond'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Siemens tapped to build streetcars for Fort Lauderdale
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak's Hiawatha adds late Friday, Cubs-Brewers trains
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Report: Operator Says He Tried to Stop Train Before Crash
[www.usnews.com]

Rail board members question bullet train budget overruns
[www.heraldcourier.com]

SEPTA train derails along Market-Frankford Line
[6abc.com]

California Zephyr is still on the rails, despite close call in Congress
[aspenpublicradio.org]

NS goes with Guardians for EOT
[www.railwayage.com]

Southwest Gulf Railroad Begins Construction On The Medina Line
[www.prnewswire.com]

X Rail Entertainment, Inc. (OTC: XREE) Launches its X Wine Railroad Service for Fall 2017
[news.sys-con.com]

Local rail advocates: Line restoration to be long, costly undertaking
[www.ukiahdailyjournal.com]

CSX's Piacente: ‘We're happy with the changes that we made’
[www.americanshipper.com]

RTD Makes Request To Start G Line Testing Again
[denver.cbslocal.com]

Rail status: least objectionable but not preferred
[www.richmond.com]

Today's International News


Heavy rainfall cripples local train services on Mumbai’s harbour line
[www.hindustantimes.com]

Autumn of discontent is on the way as London bus strike is announced on top of rail and Tube stoppages
[www.dailymail.co.uk]

New 'Super HSR' Could Cut SH-BJ Train Ride to 30 Minutes
[www.thatsmags.com]

ProPhotonix Delivers Digital Lasers for Train Wheel Inspection Systems
[www.marketwired.com]

KL Monorail four-car trains back in service soon
[www.nst.com.my]

Skytrain, airport train to be integrated before year-end
[www.antaranews.com]

Bad weather closes newly-fixed rail line between Picton and Christchurch
[www.stuff.co.nz]

Transport Focus to sit on Network Rail supervisory boards
[www.globalrailwayreview.com]

Saudis set to bid out 1,000-mile rail line
[www.arkansasonline.com]

Running Extra


California's bullet train isn't just fast transit, it's a way to bridge the divide between rich and poor
[www.latimes.com]

Smith: Look who’s riding up on the SMART train: customers from Marin!
[www.pressdemocrat.com]

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