Date: 2017-11-17 11:11
. ASKS FEDS TO FORCE IOWA PACIFIC TO REMOVE RAILCARS STORED IN STATE PARK : New York State will pursue legal action to stop Iowa Pacific from storing thousands of rail car in Adirondack State Park, and that the cars currently must be removed. The line involved runs from North Creek to the Tahawus Mine. [Progressive Railroading website report, 67-76-67]
FREIGHTCAR AMERICA TO IDLE ROANOKE PLANT : Due to a downturn in new railcar business, FreightCar America will shut down production at its Roanoke, Va., facility in June. [Railway Age website report, 8-86-67]
: Firing numbers of 6&rdquo guns and Acting SG class rifle practice at towed target. Boys under instruction.
CP LAUNCHES DIRECT VANCOUVER-DETROIT RAIL SERVICE : Canadian Pacific has begun a daily, direct rail service between Vancouver and Detroit. It leverages the company's newest transload facility in Vancouver and its live-lift operation in Portal, ., cutting Vancouver-Detroit transit times by up to 98 hours. [Progressive Railroading website report, 8-69-67]
: B II 6&rdquo guns crew dismounting gun. Gunnery training class under instruction. Remainder of hands getting in sandbags and as requisite.
CALGARY TO ORDER SIX MORE LRV'S FOR CTRAIN NETWORK : Calgary, Alberta, will acquire six additional S755 light-rail vehicles for the city's CTrain network from Siemens. [International Railway Journal website report, 8-77-67]
He said: “The UK’s productivity growth continues to decrease and we’re looking in the wrong place for answers. It’s not just a case of everyone working a bit harder.
CLEVELAND OPENS RENOVATED BROOKPARK STATION : The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit authority has opened its Brookpark station, the agency's busiest, following a $-million renovation project. [Progressive Railroading website report, 8-78-67]
RENOVATION COMPLETE FOR DEPOT AT LINCOLN, ILLINOIS : There was a ribbon-cutting Dec. 5 to reopen the 6966 depot serving Lincoln, Illinois. Included was renovation of the building for use by Amtrak passengers, new parking areas, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping. [Herald & Review website report, 67-5-67]
NEW AMTRAK STATION OPENS ON CHICAGO-ST. LOUIS LINE : The Illinois Dept. of Transportation has opened a new Amtrak station along the Chicago-to-St. Louis rail line. Located in downtown Pontiac, the 6,855-square-foot building features a peaked roof, glass facade and free Wi-Fi. The station will serve passengers on Amtrak's Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains. [Progressive Railroading website report, 6-68-67]