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Old October 21st, 2014, 09:49 PM   #181
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Old October 29th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #182
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Canaveral Port Authority seeks to revive NASA railway
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USA: Canaveral Port Authority has announced its intention to apply to the Surface Transportation Board for powers to build and operate a rail link between its port on Atlantic and the Florida East Coast Railway near Titusville, Florida. This would eliminate the need for road haulage between the port and a suitable railhead.

In documents published on October 27, CPA said the Port Canaveral Rail Extension would require the construction of 18 km of new single-track railway including a bridge across the Banana River, and would also make use of 27 km of the existing rail network within the John F Kennedy Space Center which has been out of use since the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle programme.

Initial traffic is envisaged at 170 wagon round trips per week in three or four trains moving at around 16 km/h, with an additional 50 double-stack intermodal wagons/week envisaged with 2½ years of the start of services.

The project would also maintain the possibility of providing rail services to support the launching of space vehicles.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 01:40 PM   #183
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GE delivering Florida East Coast Railway locos
31 Oct 2014


GE Transportation ES44C4 locomotive for Florida East Coast Railway

USA: Florida East Coast Railway is about to take delivery of the first of 24 GE Transportation ES44C4 locomotives which it ordered in January.

All of the Tier 3 compliant Evolution Series locomotives are scheduled to arrive in Florida by the end of the year. The four-motored locomotives will be used to haul intermodal, wagonload, automotive and port freight traffic on the railway's 560 km Jacksonville – Miami main line.

‘These locomotives will provide the fuel-efficient power we need to support current operations and the future growth of the railroad,’ said Fran Chinnici, Senior Vice-President of Mechanical, Engineering & and Purchasing at FECR.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 08:26 PM   #184
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CP sells Delaware & Hudson lines to NS
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CANADIAN Pacific announced on November 17 that its Delaware & Hudson Railway (D&H) subsidiary has agreed to sell a 455km section of its network in the northeastern United States to Norfolk Southern (NS) for $C 217m ($US 192.6m)

The transaction concerns the line from Sunbury, Pennsylvania, to Schenectady, New York, which connects with the existing NS network at Sunbury and Binghamton, New York. The acquisition of the line will give NS direct access from Chicago and the southeastern United States to Albany, New York, and the railway's recently-completed intermodal terminal at Mechanicville, New York. NS will also gain improved links to its joint venture subsidiary Pan Am Southern, which serves New England

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Old January 8th, 2015, 05:35 PM   #185
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Norfolk Southern unveils publicly-funded GP33ECO locomotive
08 Jan 2015



USA: A GP33ECO shunting locomotive remanufactured from an EMD GP50 at Norfolk Southern’s Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania, using funding from the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program was unveiled on January 6.

A total of 25 locomotives are being repowered with Tier 3 compliant EMD 12-710 ECO engines rated at 3 000hp, which are intended to offer lower emissions than existing older designs. The first two locomotives are to be deployed in Chicago and Atlanta following in-service testing.

Funding for the Chicago locomotive was awarded by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency, sponsored by Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Funding for the locomotive to be used at the Atlanta Terminal in Georgia was awarded by the state’s Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division
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Old January 10th, 2015, 03:57 AM   #186
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This makes me wonder. I though an aircraft fuselage would be outside the loading gauge of even US railways. Is the MRL a special case? Has their line had the loading gauge adapted for this kind of transport?
I've seen those come through Kansas City before. They are either being shipped to or from Wichita.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 08:34 PM   #187
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BNSF reveals details of $US 6bn 2015 capital plan
Friday, January 16, 2015



BNSF Railway has unveiled details of major projects in its $US 6bn 2015 capital programme, the largest planned capital expenditure in the company's history, which was first announced last November

The investments include $US 2.9bn for the replacement and maintenance of the core network and related assets, nearly $US 1.5bn for expansion and efficiency projects, $US 200m for continued implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC), and around $US 1.4 billion for new locomotives, wagons, and other equipment.

In BNSF's North Region (Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin), the railway will spend around $US 1.5bn on infrastructure maintenance and enhancement projects, around $US 700m of which is allocated to PTC implementation. BNSF says its North Region has experienced the most rapid growth in recent years, largely thanks to the expansion of the shale oil industry

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Union Pacific announces $4·3bn capital programme
09 Feb 2015



USA: Union Pacific Corp has announced a 2015 capital programme valued at $4·3bn, which it says is an increase of $200m on 2014.

UP said the programme would be ‘driven primarily by equipment acquisitions and infrastructure investments’. Spending on Positive Train Control is expected to total $450m, up from $385m in 2014

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Old March 12th, 2015, 11:07 PM   #189
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Oil tank cars would be retrofitted or retired to make freight tracks safer under proposed bill

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Old April 15th, 2015, 09:05 AM   #192
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The graph in the middle of the page drew my attention. What's the reason that from 2010 on the number of incidents has increased so much?
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The shale oil boom has left pipeline capacity wanting, so a lot of oil is instead transported by rail. More trains on the track carrying oil means more incidents with trains carrying oil.
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The shale oil boom has left pipeline capacity wanting, so a lot of oil is instead transported by rail. More trains on the track carrying oil means more incidents with trains carrying oil.
Am I correct to believe that to some extent operators of freight trains in Europe benefit from the fact that many tracks are maintained to higher standards than is the case with many tracks in North America, as most European tracks have to be fit for passenger trains whereas in North America this is not the case?

I'm asking this because I get a sense that derailments in North America happen fairly often. Am I right to have this impression? And if so, are defective tracks the main cause of these incidents?

I sometimes wonder if the people who are angry about the rise in oil trains in North America ought to simply be saying that the railroad companies need to invest more in track improvements.

It's not as if tanker cars are inherently unsafe. Just look at the massive volume of petrochemical traffic operating across the German network. Every day in Germany hundreds of freight trains carry all manner of nasty shit at speeds of 60mph without people protesting and without regular derailments.
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That's exactly the direction I was thinking of also.

It's incidents like a passenger locomotive that derailed on a curve, because the two rails separated slightly under the weight of the locomotive because of poor sleeper maintenance that get you thinking (they opted for a speed restriction instead of replacing the sleepers?!?).
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That's exactly the direction I was thinking of also. It's incidents like a passenger locomotive that derailed on a curve, because the two rails separated slightly under the weight of the locomotive because of poor sleeper maintenance that get you thinking (they opted for a speed restriction instead of replacing the sleepers?!?).
Good to know I'm not the only one. I'm a great admirer of the North American railroad system but sometimes I look at the state of the track on even what are apparently main lines and I see an image of the third world not the first.

In contrast some routes have clearly had a lot of love put into them and I'm sure that eventually there'll be concrete ties and welded rails almost everywhere eventually.
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Angry worker stole train, called his boss as he blasted down Wyoming tracks

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Another one of planet Earth's geniuses in action. He looks a bright chap as well. I doubt that he'll require any books from the prison library.
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Another one of planet Earth's geniuses in action. He looks a bright chap as well. I doubt that he'll require any books from the prison library.
He got Probation...no Jail time...
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He got Probation...no Jail time...
For doing something that had a high chance of causing death and destruction? Blimey.
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