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This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org KCS Business train at Savanna,IL. changing crews on the CP. Tom Farence Photo This weeks news After Tokyo Commuter Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes Man Tries to Steal Train Hours After Being Released From
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This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org The Dallas Streetcar rolls across the Houston Street Viaduct out bound from the Reunion District toward Beckley Station in the Bishop Arts District. The cars are built “Liberty” type streetcars are built by Brookville, and can operate fr
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Notice - Starting next week I will also publish a Wednesday edition as some news from early in the week does not show in the weekly scan. Happy Veterans Day, Thanks to all vets for your service. This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org On Thursday June 22nd, en route the tri
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This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org Former D&RGW K27 Mudhen rolls through Genesee MI on the Huckleberry Railroad. # 464 is one of only two surviving K27 narrow gauge Mikado’s, the other being # 463 of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The track layout is similar to
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This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org Surfliner waiting for its next assignment in San Diego. Its P42 looking a bit banged up and tired. Melissa Loftus photo This weeks news Train derails in North Knoxville damaging businesses Train inspector lacked experience
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This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org BNSF SD40-2 1899 and GP39-3 2699 team up for switching duties at Willmar, Minnesota September 29, 2017 Louis Cerny photo This weeks news Amtrak train delayed by police search in Lincoln ScotRail electric train makes first s
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This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org Former Conrail E33 No. 4601 now resides at the Illinois Railroad Museum in Union, IL. The 4601 was built by General Electric for the Virginian Railway in 1956 as their No. 131 to haul coal over steep grades between Mullens, WV and Roanoke, VA
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This Weeks's Photo Send photos to photos@trainnews.org Between Hudson and Keenesburg on Feb of 2016 and thought you might like it. A cold windy day in February 2016 with the wind blowing away all of Denver's pollution. John Hill photo This weeks news Train derails, knocks house off i
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This Date in Railroad History September 29, 1906 The Nevada Northern Railway marked its completion with a celebration in Ely, Nevada. The final spike—made of local copper—was driven by Mark Requa. Requa was also president of the Eureka and Palisade Railroad in central Nevada. Additional Ely-area trackage was soon constructed to serve the local mining industry. This trackage, known as the &q
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This Date in Railroad History September 28, 1933 The Wilmington & Western Railroad, owned by the Baltimore and Ohio RR, operated its last passenger train, a victim of the Great Depression. Shortly thereafter, the Pennsylvania Railroad discontinued its connecting service to Landenberg. With trucks and automobiles gaining in popularity, the W&W Landenberg Branch saw a sharp decrease in
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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
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This Date in Railroad History September 26, 1996 The North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR) announced that it has initiated litigation against Norfolk Southern in Superior Court and before the US STB asserting rental, property ownership, environmental, and other claims arising out of the expiration of its leases with Norfolk Southern. The 317 mile NCRR line had been built in 1856 and largely own
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This Date in Railroad History September 25, 1900 The Erie Railroad opened its new steel bridge 301 ft over Kinzua Creek. It stretched for 2,053 feet across an isolated valley in northwestern Pennsylvania. The first bridge here was built by the Phoenix Bridge Company using iron in 1882, constructed to carry bituminous coal from western Pennsylvania mines to Buffalo, N.Y. In only eighteen y
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This Date in Railroad History September 22, 1993 An Amtrak train on the CSXT Big Bayou Canot bridge near Mobile, Alabama derailed, killing 47 and injuring 103. This wreck occurred after a CSX swing bridge over the Big Bayou Canot was struck at 2:45 AM by a barge being pushed by the towboat Mauvilla whose pilot had become disoriented in heavy fog. The collision forced the bridge approximatel
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This Date in Railroad History September 21, 2004 An Alton and Southern Railway Company (owned by UP) remote control train derailed during switching operations at the Gateway Hump Yard in East St. Louis, Illinois. The remote control operator was unable to control the speed of the train as it crested the hump. As the train entered track 066, it collided at 9.6 mph with a tank car containing vi
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This Date in Railroad History September 20, 1930 The Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway ran the last of its regular excursion trains to Cloudcroft, New Mexico, serving the Cloudcroft Lodge which was built by the railroad as a popular escape from the Alamogordo area summer heat. The railroad started from Alamogordo Junction on the Southern Pacific, and in the first 19 miles climbed f
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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 s
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This Date in Railroad History September 18, 1968 Southern Pacific Krauss-Maffei diesel hydraulic locomotive #9010 is retired. The 9010 was bought new by the SP in 1964 in an order for 15 identical units, and is the only surviving example. They were high horsepower diesel hydraulic locomotives that had rather short careers on the SP. The SP wanted bigger locomotives than American manufactu
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This Date in Railroad History September 15, 1958 Central New Jersey Railroad train No. 3314 out of Bay Head bound for Jersey City inexplicably hurtled off an open drawbridge into Newark Bay. The first four cars plunged into the water just west of Bayonne. The fifth car, half of it submerged, dangled precariously over the edge of the bridge while the bay echoed with the screams of those trapp
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This Date in Railroad History September 14, 1891 The Empire State Express became the world's first high-speed passenger train, when it covered the 436 miles between New York City and Buffalo in just 7 hours and 6 minutes (including stops). The train averaged 61.4 miles-per-hour, a new world speed record in rail travel, with an officially-recorded top speed of 82 mph, though observers claimed
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This Date in Railroad History September 13, 1982 The ICC granted Southern Pacific Railroad permission to abandon the railroad between Niles, California, and Tracy after SP acquired trackage rights over the parallel Western Pacific track between Niles and Lathrop. The track saw some service after the ICC action, but a March 1983 mudslide stopped all trains and the rails were removed starting
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This Date in Railroad History September 12, 1930 The Union Pacific Railroad, in conjunction with the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, initiated the passenger train the Portland Rose, which ran between Chicago, Illinois, and Portland, Oregon. The Portland Rose was heralded as “A Triumph in Train Comfort.” The train had its own china pattern and specially decorated club observation car, th
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This Date in Railroad History September 11, 1996 Union Pacific Corporation was granted control of Southern Pacific Rail Corporation (formerly Rio Grande Industries) in federal court action today. Southern Pacific Rail Corporation controlled Southern Pacific Transportation Co., Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW), St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW, Cotton Belt), and the SPC
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This Date in Railroad History September 8, 1883 The Northern Pacific Railroad tracks were joined at Gold Creek, near the settlement at Garrison, Montana located some fifty-five miles west of Helena along the Clark Fork River, and ceremonies included a gold spike driven into the ground. Gold spike? Actually, it was a rusty battered iron spike; it had been first used to drive a spike at the be
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This Date in Railroad History September 7, 1907 Ground breaking ceremonies for the San Diego and Arizona Railway were held near the foot of 28th Street in San Diego, California. The first preliminary grading contract was let. The SD&A was to run to Yuma, Arizona. The SD&A Railway Company had been incorporated secretly in June by John D. Spreckels, his brother Adolph B., they being
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