Asia, India – Jharkhand: Elephants on Giridih tracks hit Rajdhani service

By Divy Khare, TNN, The Times of India; July 5, 2020 BOKARO: A herd of 16 wild elephants, which h ..…

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Canada – Varcoe: Calgary to Banff rail link eyed in UCP’s grand recovery plan

By Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald; July 2, 2020 Alberta’s new economic recovery plan doesn’t lack for ambition. Premier Jason Kenney…

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U.S.: House passes $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2, 2020 The U.S. House yesterday passed the $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2,…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor kicks off environmental review of South Bay rail project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) earlier this week began the environmental…

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U.S., Commentary: House transportation bill fails to unite when it is needed most

By Ian Jefferies, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; June 30, 2020 The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed a $500 billion…

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Canada – Eastern ports risk falling behind if capacity isn’t increased: Canadian National CEO

By Michelle Zadikian, BNN Bloomberg; June 22, 2020 The chief executive officer of Canada’s biggest railway says capacity at the…

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U.S. – New York Cross Harbor Rail Tunnel? Not in our lifetime: The Federal Transit Man Opinion

By Larry Penner, RT&S Magazine; June 16, 2020 There is only $70 million for advancing an environmental study for the…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains USA, Wabtec Sign $120 Million PTC Deal

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 16, 2020 Virgin Trains USA (VTUSA), more commonly known under its original name,…

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Canada, Nova Scotia: Cape Bretoners call for repairs to crumbling rail line

By Tom Ayers ,CBC News; June 16, 2020 Some Cape Bretoners are calling for immediate repairs to the crumbling rail…

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U.S., New Mexico: George R.R. Martin buys the historic Santa Fe Southern Railway with two other partners

By Abhijeet Singh, Wiki of Thrones; June 1, 2020 Most of us may not remember when exactly we lost interest…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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U.S., Utah: Why a $600 million herd of iron horses has been put out to pasture in Salt Lake City

By John Hollenhorst, Deseret News; April 26, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — If a railroad locomotive is an iron horse,…

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Canada, Alberta: Grizzly bears eating grain contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons

By Cathy Ellis, St. Albert Today; April 16, 2020 BANFF – Bears are feeding on contaminated grain and vegetation along the…

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U.S.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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India: Indian Railways delivers camel milk for autistic child

From The Economic Times; April 12, 2020 The Indian Railways, which has deployed its manpower for transporting essential items across…

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U.S., Freight Railroads: U.S. Railroads Push Against Oil Industry Demands for Storage in Rail Cars

By Reuters, The New York Times; April 9, 2020 NEW YORK — Railroads are clamping down on rising demand from…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad netted solid profit in 2019 but uncertainty lies ahead

By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Daily News; April 7, 2020 The Alaska Railroad Corp. turned a solid…

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Canada, Ontario: Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has a new boss

By BayToday Staff, Northern Ontario Business; April 7, 2020 It’s been a long time coming and a lot of behind-the-scenes…

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Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway launching daily tribute to COVID-19 emergency workers

By Bryan Passifume, Toronto Sun; April 3, 2020 As part of the global movement to pay tribute to emergency workers…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad delays passenger season start

By Beth Verge, KTUU NBC 2; April 2, 2020 ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Alaska Railroad will not begin its passenger…

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U.S., California – Eduardo Moreno: California Man Tried to Crash Train Into USNS Mercy, Feds Say

By Tom Cleary, heavy.com; April 2, 2020 Eduardo Moreno is a California man and train engineer at the Port of…

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U.S.: California engineer derails train over suspicion about coronavirus aid ship USNS Mercy, feds say

By Vandana Rambaran, Fox News; April 1, 2020 A train engineer intentionally drove a locomotive full speed ahead off the…

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