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    BNSF COVID-19 update video

    To: BNSF Consumer Products Customers 03/31/2020 Video Update from BNSF and Tom Williams Dear BNSF Customer, I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Please take a moment to watch this video that reviews the precautions we are taking during the COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we’ll continue...
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    BNSF network update 3/27/20

    BNSF NetworkUpdates Back Customer Notifications Home Customer Notifications inform BNSF customers of the latest news covering BNSF services, tools, prices and facilities. 03/27/2020 Network Update for Friday, March 27, 2020 Operational Performance The operation continues...
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    Amtrak's Commitment to Safety

    Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Friday, April 3 5:30 p.m. ET LATEST NEWS & UPDATES: At this time, various states are undertaking specific safety precautions at stations for customers arriving from out of state. Check with each state for specific guidance. The Centers for Disease Control and...
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    Amtrak Service Adjustments 4/3/20

    April 3, 2020 5:30 p.m. ET LATEST NEWS & UPDATES: At this time, various states are undertaking specific safety precautions at stations for customers arriving from out of state. Check with each state for specific guidance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged residents of...
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    BNSF Railway Takes Back Track to Kalispell

    One of the largest railroads in America has resumed operations on the 13-mile rail line between Columbia Falls and Kalispell. In March, BNSF Railway terminated the lease of its Kalispell branch to Watco Companies’ Mission Mountain Railroad, which had provided rail service on the line since...
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    It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

    Anyone remember the New York Central's "Flexi-Van" design? A slightly different approach, but the same concept.
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    It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

    An intermodal platform railcar developed at the turn of the century looks set to finally come into its own, as a new service, an innovative loading/unloading semi-trailer method called Megaswing, launches to improve intermodal freight movements between Germany and Austria. Frankfurt...
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    FTA Allocates $25B for Public Transportation

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), via the CARES Act, recently allocated a total of $25 billion in Federal funding to help the Nation’s public transportation systems respond to COVID-19. FTA is allocating the $25 billion to recipients of urbanized area and rural area formula funds, with...
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    Special Podcast Series—The Coronavirus and the Rail Industry:

    Special Podcast Series—The Coronavirus and the Rail Industry: Freight Railroads and Rail Equipment Market Analysis with FTR Transportation Intelligence and Railroad Financial Corporation What is the depth of decrease in freight volumes as a result of COVID-19? Is there an increased percentage...
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    Answering the Call: BNSF Keeps Supplies Moving in Times of Crisis

    BNSF, like all Class I interstate freight railroads, is designated as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure by law, Presidential Policy Directive and U.S. Department of Transportation. The continued operation of BNSF is necessary for delivery of food, fuel, medicine and other supplies...
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    Officials: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy | abc7.com

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/man-derailed-train-mercy-ship-los-angeles
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    Train Operator at Port of Los Angeles Charged with Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy’s Hospital Ship Mercy

    Press Release: Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Train Operator at Port of Los Angeles Charged with Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy’s Hospital Ship Mercy LOS ANGELES – A train engineer at...
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    Officials: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy | abc7.com

    More coverage: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/04/01/san-pedro-engineer-suspected-of-intentionally-derailing-train-near-usns-mercy/
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    Officials: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy | abc7.com

    More coverage: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/man-tried-to-derail-train-to-wreck-navy-hospital-ship-mercy-over-coronavirus-suspicions-feds-say/2339287/
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    Officials: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy | abc7.com

    Apparently he was an actual engineer. It also appears that he might not be the smartest guy on the roster.
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    Enhanced Site Security - Now Upgraded to SSL

    Correct, it can't be avoided. If the site is open to the public for posting, spammers will find a way in. It's just part of the deal, and the moderators put in a lot of time and effort watching things and deleting spam and spammer accounts. Most of their work goes totally un-noticed.


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