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Old August 10th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #261
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US - Mexico rail link completed
Monday, August 10, 2015



THE first new railway bridge between the United States and Mexico for more than 100 years became operational on August 7, with the opening of the West Rail link between Brownsville, Texas, and the neighbouring town of Matamoros in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas

The project included the construction of 10km of new line on the US side and a new bridge across the Rio Grande, which marks the border between the two countries. The new railway replaces the existing Brownsville - Matamoros line and eliminates 14 level crossings in the Brownsville area

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Does EMD have any plan to develop 4-stroke engine again in the future?
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Old August 13th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #263
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America's railroad revival

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Does EMD have any plan to develop 4-stroke engine again in the future?
Yes.

EMD has plans to introduce CAT 4-stroke diesel engines in its new locomotives for American market. The classic GM-based 2-stroke engine isn't suitable for the new environmental laws (Tier 4).
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Old August 15th, 2015, 07:05 AM   #265
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America's railroad revival

http://www.zdnet.com/article/americas-railroad-revival/
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Old August 18th, 2015, 12:11 PM   #266
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Northtown Yard, Midway Subdivision, BNSF
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Old August 30th, 2015, 02:02 AM   #267
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In 1964, EMD developed an option for high-powered traction material.

It was a traction set formed by a DD35 cabless (B-Unit) locomotive and one GP35 in each side. It had a combined power output of 10,000 HP, wherein 5,000 HP DD35 plus two 2,500 HP GP35.


http://trains-and-locomotives.wikia.com/wiki/EMD_GP35



Union Pacific bought a set with two GP35 plus two DD35. Later, the same railroad brought more 25 DD35 without "its" GP35. Southern Pacific bought three combined sets.

All DD35 units were scrapped.
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Those were sexy beasts!!! Thanks for the memories
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CSX Freight Locomotive in the Kearny Yard


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Old September 16th, 2015, 12:21 PM   #271
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Union Pacific’s devotion to horsepower – turbine style – and the extraordinary experience of operating the iconic and powerful locomotives on legendary Sherman Hill is coming soon to TS2016! - See more at: http://www.engine-driver.com/article....1xB3i3vl.dpuf
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A working day in New York New Jersey Rail LLC (NYNJ), a short railroad that operates car barges in Port of New York.

This is the only way for freight trains to access LIRR tracks in Long Island and Brooklyn. In 2012, as a part of new Cross-Harbour Tunnel project, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey acquired NYNJ.



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Norfolk Southern acquired the former Delaware & Hudson line between Schenectady, NY and Sunbury, PA. This 282-mile line was owned by Canadian Pacific.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...300145733.html

Yesterday, NS trains began to operate in this D&H line.
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Norfolk Southern Buying Rail Line from Delaware & Hudson

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Old September 23rd, 2015, 05:05 PM   #275
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Old September 26th, 2015, 10:31 PM   #276
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Hopping freight trains across the Western USA.



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The $7.4B freight tunnel that could ease tri-state area traffic

By Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on September 25, 2015 at 3:20 PM

JERSEY CITY — A freight rail tunnel that would cost at least $7.4 billion is one of two final options being considered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to cut pollution and reduce congestion by taking trucks off the region's roads.

An environmental impact statement released by Port Authority today identified a tunnel across New York Harbor between Jersey City and Brooklyn as one of two "preferred alternatives" for its Cross Harbor Freight Program. The program is intended to reduce the number of trucks that now carry shipping containers between the two states, mainly from terminals in Newark and Elizabeth to New York City, Long Island, and other other points east and north.

The Port Authority held public hearings on the cross harbor program in February, when the agency was still weighing ten proposed alternatives, including five tunnel options with costs ranging from $7.4 to $10 billion. The tunnel option chosen in today's report, which would carry rail cars only would be at the low end of that cost range. More expensive tunnel options included one that would accommodate truck traffic as well as rail.

The other preferred alternative named in today's environmental report is a so-called enhanced rail car float operation, which would carry rail cars across the harbor on barges. The Port Authority already operates a rail float facility between Brooklyn and a rail head at the Greenveille Yard in Jersey City, though capacity is limited.
Sources : http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...a_traffic.html

http://www.panynj.gov/port/eis-tier-1-final/index.html
http://www.panynj.gov/port/eis-tier-...ternatives.pdf
http://www.panynj.gov/port/eis-tier-.../14_Errata.pdf (Maps)
http://www.panynj.gov/port/eis-tier-...Appendix_B.pdf
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That SD40 -- I'm guessing? -- in E-L colors is a bit random. Aren't NS' heritage fleet paint schemes on SD70ACe's?
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That SD40 -- I'm guessing? -- in E-L colors is a bit random. Aren't NS' heritage fleet paint schemes on SD70ACe's?
Close, a SD45-2 recently put through a modernization program.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2015/09/30-el-ns

The paint scheme was probably to fill a gap in the 20 unit heritage fleet using modern EMD and GE units.

http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp...comotives.html

Note that the modern units have schemes for Delaware, Lackawanna and Western and Eire predecessors but not for the merged Eire-Lackawanna.
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