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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 158
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 12, 2015 05:07PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 158 - 08/12/15


This day in Railroad History

August 12, 1939
The Southern Pacific Railroad's crack streamliner, the City of San Francisco, derailed near Harney, Nevada, killing 24 people and injuring 121. Of those hurt, 32 required hospitalization. A coroner's jury and a railroad hearing board both determined that the accident was caused by sabotage - the deliberate moving of a rail to cause derailment. The wreck occured where the tracks bridges the Humbolt River. During the investigation, divers recovered tools from the Humboldt River and a couple of jackets were found in the area. Railroad detectives maintained they were dropped by the saboteurs. Shady characters, 26 of them, were arrested, questioned and released. Several confessed but were written off as nut cases. Thousands were questioned in the following months but no was ever charged.
[www.gbcnv.edu]


Tonight's Photo - Please send photos to photos@trainnews.org

It is the middle of March, 1980 in Othello WA. Milwaukee's pacific extension is dead except for clean-up trains moving east with company materials and surplus cars. The second-to-last train is parked on the mainline and the power is at the engine terminal. (6 pictures)

Bruce Butler photos (Remaining 5 photos follow the news section)




Notices

North American News

Schumer proposes plan for new Hudson River rail tunnels
[progressiverailroading.com]
and
Chuck Schumer Has an Idea for How to Prevent ‘Transportation Armageddon’
[nymag.com]

Ferrara named interim president of MTA New York City Transit
[progressiverailroading.com]

Canadian Pacific preps 'dedicated trains' for western Canada's grain shippers
[progressiverailroading.com]

Operation Lifesaver awards $204,000 in rail-safety education grants
[progressiverailroading.com]

Canadian agency offers 'participant funding' for environmental review of CN intermodal hub
[progressiverailroading.com]

Metra maps out tie, platform replacement projects
[progressiverailroading.com]

Banta, Grabauskas named to international public transit board
[progressiverailroading.com]

San Francisco debuts plan to bolster safety for cable-car operators
[progressiverailroading.com]

Last BART train car with carpeted flooring removed from service in June
[richmondstandard.com]

Colebrookdale Railroad gets another train car
[www.wfmz.com]

Ground broken for new train depot in Dwight
[www.pontiacdailyleader.com]

CSX's Latest Woes Showcase Railroad Industry Weakness
[www.fool.com]

Union Pacific Railroad and Subsidiary Union Pacific Distribution Services Receive Nissan Honors for Superior Service, Environmental Savings
[www.prnewswire.com]

Sherwood railroad trestle collapses in fire
[registerguard.com]

Le Mars Opens Short Line Railroad
[www.siouxlandnews.com]

STB sets 2014 rail cost of capital at 10.65%
[www.railwayage.com]

CN Rail CEO to Take Leave for Treatment of Tumor as CFO Steps in
[www.bloomberg.com]

US coal carload volumes reach highest total since March: AAR
[www.platts.com]

Vancouver set to welcome freight congestion relief projec
[www.bizjournals.com]

Vancouver seeks Transportation agency clout in railway battle with CPR
[www.660news.com]

Railway Work Causing Problems for Florida Dig Site
[www.newhistorian.com]

MARC replacing electric locomotive fleet with high-speed diesels
[www.railwayage.com]




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