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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 164
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 20, 2015 05:07PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 164 - 08/20/15


This day in Railroad History

August 20, 2009
The Union Pacific Railroad inaugurated its new Kate Shelley Bridge spanning the Des Moines River in Iowa. The new bridge, which is more than 2,800 feet long and 190 feet high, replaces the previous Kate Shelley bridge which will remain standing. The bridge was designed for two trains to operate on the bridge at the same time at the maximum speed of 70 mph and features two tracks, 20 feet apart, set on a ballast deck that is supported by reinforced concrete towers and steel piles.
[www.uprr.com]


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

This photo was taken on the Saturday June 6th trip as the steam special was rounding the sharp curve at Cody, two miles west of Linden, VA

Alex Mayes Photo




Notices

North American News

North American railroad volume slips a tad so far in 2015
[progressiverailroading.com]

NCDOT preps for railroad crossing removal in Rowan County
[progressiverailroading.com]

Orange County transit agency pledges $56 million toward proposed streetcar line
[progressiverailroading.com]

FRA's regional plan to include Ohio-to-Chicago passenger-rail corridor
[progressiverailroading.com]

SC Ports Authority reports strong performance in FY2015
[progressiverailroading.com]

SFMTA unveils new online performance dashboards
[progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier updates from ENSCO, Water Train, MobileQubes and NRC
[progressiverailroading.com]

4, 5 trains resume service between Manhattan and BK, with delays
[www.amny.com]

San Clemente remains undecided on number of train stops
[www.ocregister.com]

Opening date set for Holyoke Amtrak train station
[www.masslive.com]

GO Transit to boost train, bus service in September
[toronto.ctvnews.ca]#

Railroad bridge collapses near Little Sioux, Iowa
[www.ketv.com]

Portion of US Highway 2, railroad closed for fire threat
[www.washingtontimes.com]

State, Federal lawmakers welcome new rail bridge in Southern Indiana
[wthitv.com]

Michigan Rail Conference Held in Grand Rapids
[wincountry.com]

Work near CTA Yellow Line raised alarm before embankment collapse
[www.chicagotribune.com]

Mississippi Transportation Commission approves state rail grants

[www.rtands.com]

SEPTA GM Casey to retire
[www.railwayage.com].

New York Assemblyman wants MTA to look into reactivating rail spur

[www.rtands.com]



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