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Trainnews - volume 11 - issue 033
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: February 14, 2018 05:17PM


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Here comes Santa Claus ! The KCS Holiday Express rolls across Lake Texana. Won’t be long until it arrives in El Campo for the second of three displays along the The Rosenberg Subdivison. The elfs are getting ready, and a line has formed in El Campo of lil ones waiting to meet Santa.

Norm Schultze photo



This weeks news


Austria: Deadly train crash rips windows from passenger car
[www.dw.com]
and
One killed, 22 hurt in Austrian train crash: police
[www.reuters.com]

Overnight inter-city travel by trains could soon be at 250 kmph
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

2 Possible Routes for High-Speed Train Linking Baltimore, DC
[www.usnews.com]

Senators call for train collision prevention technology
[www.bostonherald.com]

Oil train locomotive fire at Clinton snuffed out with little damage
[missoulian.com]

With the SkyConnect train (and more), Tampa International Airport marks a big new beginning, but also one small ending
[www.tampabay.com]
and
SkyConnect train opens today at Tampa International Airport
[www.wtsp.com]

Historic Train Depot Slated for Closure Gets 2nd Chance
[www.usnews.com]

Powerful LED-based train headlight optimized for energy savings
[eurekalert.org]

Railways to run special train for pilgrims between Sirsa, Nokha
[www.tribuneindia.com]

Lone consortium bids for Rs 2,700 crore Train-20 project
[www.tribuneindia.com]

Virgin Trains scrap quiet coaches in first class
[www.standard.co.uk]

Lawmakers want a new rule to increase freight train safety
[www.washingtonexaminer.com]

Date set for launch of train from Tashkent to Issyk-Kul
[www.azernews.az]

Brightline opponents sue federal officials for approving train
[floridapolitics.com]
and
Lawsuit seeks to stop Brightline train from reaching Orlando
[www.wesh.com]

MTA Conductors Spill Secrets of the NYC Subway System
[www.nbcnewyork.com]

Train derails in Hughson
[www.turlockjournal.com]
and
Freight train derails near Hughson
[www.modbee.com]

Can This European High-Speed Train Compete With Airlines?
[www.citylab.com]

India’s fastest train Gatimaan to slow down from 160 to 130 kmph on extended route
[www.hindustantimes.com]

CTA train operators, others would get raises under deal between unions, transit agency
[www.chicagotribune.com]

Train engine derails, is left running for a week
[poststar.com]

Hydrogen-powered train expected in UK by 2020
[www.railway-technology.com]

China's High-Speed Trains Are Taking On More Passengers In Chinese New Year Massive Migration
[www.forbes.com]

Ultra high-speed train may stop in Tri-Cities
[www.tri-cityherald.com]
and
Cascadia Rail pushes for Pacific Northwest bullet train
[www.koin.com]

Morning Commuter Surfliner Train Expected to Hit South Coast on April 2
[www.noozhawk.com]

Minister reveals plan to shunt every diesel train from the tracks by 2040
[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Here’s the ‘artful’ way Sacramento is covering bad paint jobs on light rail trains
[www.sacbee.com]

Network Rail says it will cut train delays by 15% in £47bn plan
[www.theguardian.com]

ACE train to begin offering Saturday service
[www.recordnet.com]

Seeing double: is the UK ready to embrace double-decker trains?
[www.railway-technology.com]

Greater Wellington Regional Council seeking $300m for new Wairarapa train fleet
[www.stuff.co.nz]

Cheap tickets on the high-speed train direct from London to Amsterdam
[www.iamexpat.nl]

Network Rail to install drinking fountains in majority of its train stations this year
[www.theguardian.com]

PATH Trains Resume After Suspensions, Delays Reported: 2/14
[patch.com]

Metra Trains Halted After UP Engine Derails Near Western
[www.nbcchicago.com]

Senate confirms Trump's railroad nominee
[thehill.com]

In secret deal, tax-backed Amtrak pays for private railroads' screwups: report
[www.foxnews.com]

City considers suing railroad company over street ownership dispute
[www.wpsdlocal6.com]

Heath Hall steps down from the Federal Railroad Administration
[www.msnewsnow.com]

G.P. city officials looking to resolve “hazardous” railroad trestle
[kobi5.com]

REVEALED: China’s ambitious plans to build bridge over Asia’s BERMUDA TRIANGLE
[www.express.co.uk]

Railroad seeks to abandon line through Aurora
[www.record-courier.com]

Find out why some concrete railroad crossings suddenly disappeared in Columbus
[www.ledger-enquirer.com]

Portugal's Railroad 2020 project faces major delays
[www.xinhuanet.com]

NJ Transit remains far short of completing safety system, report shows
[www.northjersey.com]

Hundreds of jobs coming to small Metro East town
[www.kmov.com]

Metro’s ready to work on the railroad again
[fairfaxnews.com]

BNSF to Improve Flathead Tunnel as Part of Annual Capital Program
[flatheadbeacon.com]
and
BNSF budgets $135 million for Montana improvements
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Trump's infrastructure plan draws mixed reviews
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

TransLink served record number of riders in 2017
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Sound Transit names Arnold customer experience chief
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Baltimore's subway system closed for emergency repairs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

North Coast rail agency faulted by state commission for vague financial plan
[www.pressdemocrat.com]

Freight Train Arrives at Astara From St. Petersburg
[financialtribune.com]

Wabtec inks $62 million PTC contract with SunRail
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Genesee & Wyoming Reports Traffic for January 2018
[www.businesswire.com]

Railway Workers Sue, Citing Discrimination and Low Pay
[www.nytimes.com]

Union Pacific facing dozen lawsuits alleging cancer-causing substances in workplace
[www.omaha.com]

As CSX workforce shrinks, accidents pile up and morale plummets
[www.bizjournals.com]

End user of recycled plastics plans Midwest facility
[resource-recycling.com]

Public invited to weigh in on CTA's planned Red Line extension on South Side
[www.chicagotribune.com]

Uzbekistan to restore railroad leading to Tajikistan
[akipress.com]

Rail supplier news from West Memphis Transload, Pandrol, Nisus, HNTB and AREMA
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Union Pacific to make repairs to Maine bridge
[www.enidnews.com]

Full Committee to Mark-Up Rail Data Security Legislation this Wednesday
[www.ajot.com]

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