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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 193
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: September 27, 2017 05:38PM

This Date in Railroad History


September 27, 1835
Phineas Davis was killed when his locomotive York derailed due to defective track. Davis was a well-known clockmaker and inventor who designed and built the first practical American coal-burning railroad locomotive, the York, in 1831. In 1832 he constructed the Atlantic, which employed a vertical firetube boiler that was far more commercially successful than the York. This was the Atlantic, which employed a vertical firetube boiler. Built at a cost of $4,500, Atlantic weighed 6½ tons and had two vertical cylinders. Davis’s 0-4-0 design proved successful, and 20 such locomotives were constructed at the B&O's Mount Clare Shops. Some operated for more than 60 years, and were finally retired in the 1890s. One was prominently exhibited at the New York World’s Fair in 1939.
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Southbound Norfolk southern coal train at Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia September 22, 2017

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Today's North American News


Norfolk Southern appoints Galanko, Scheib to new posts
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Texas Northwestern Railway lands Agrium as logistics park's first tenant
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Caltrain marks progress on business plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Six Class I execs to speak at RailTrends
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MBTA gears up for Wollaston Station accessibility improvements
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metro-North completes track improvements on Harlem, Hudson lines
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Harsco, UltraTech, Hub, Siemens and Transdev
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Final Brightline train set en route to West Palm Beach
[www.sun-sentinel.com]
and
BrightRed under way to Florida
[www.railwayage.com]

Shore Line East trains resume service
[wtnh.com]

"Grain Train" Gets Feed to Lake Okeechobee-area Dairy Cows After Irma
[www.dairyherd.com]

Coal train derails, railcars roll over in McKeesport
[triblive.com]

NJ Transit behind schedule on train-braking technology, but officials vow to meet U.S. deadline
[www.newsworks.org]-

South Shore Line Adds to Train Schedule and Increases Capacity for 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
[www.valpolife.com]

4 cars jump the line: Union Pacific investigating Mason City derailment
[globegazette.com]

Judge rules tracks must stay
[www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com]
and
Judge rules tracks must stay
[www.lakeplacidnews.com]

Federal Railroad Administration Nominee Plans to Push Rail Industry to Self-Regulate
[www.desmogblog.com]

Federal Railroad Administration Advances $5 Billion Rail Infrastructure Project
[www.lexology.com]

Music City Star completes mock disaster training in Lebanon
[www.thechronicleofmtjuliet.com]

RTD Dealt Another Setback In Quest To Open G Line To Arvada
[www.cpr.org]

Washington state agency denies permit to dock aiming to haul Montana coal
[www.kbzk.com]

Today's International News


Siemens, Alstom agree to merge rail operations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Siemens and Alstom Form European Train Giant to Beat Chinese Competition
[www.nytimes.com]

Goods train derails in eastern India
[news.xinhuanet.com]

Running Extra


WV FALL FOLIAGE: The Mountains are calling with early fall color and fun festivals
[www.herald-dispatch.com]

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