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    Omaha Posse visits the Cumbres and Toltec

    Welcome back, haven't seen you around much lately. Hope to see more of your photos.
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    California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Draft Environmental Document for Burbank to Los Angeles Section

    California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Draft Environmental Document for Burbank to Los Angeles Section CHSRA Press Release: May 26 2020 Sacramento The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is releasing the project-level draft environmental document for another project...
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    Facebook is rethinking its commitment to help fund Dumbarton Rail Corridor study

    Facebook is rethinking its commitment to help fund Dumbarton Rail Corridor study https://padailypost.com/2020/05/23/facebook-is-rethinking-its-commitment-to-help-fund-dumbarton-rail-corridor-study/ Facebook may be backing away from funding a study that would bring the Peninsula one step...
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    RRF Coffee Shop

    Happy Memorial Day. Thanks to those who gave their life to protect our country.
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    Union Pacific's Bailey Yard lays off workers due to pandemic

    Union Pacific's Bailey Yard lays off workers due to pandemic https://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/union-pacifics-bailey-yard-lays-off-workers-due-to-pandemic/article_d43acfec-9a03-11ea-831d-0fa8fd5be31d.html The Union Pacific Railroad Tuesday laid off an unspecified number of workers in...
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    Amtrak Continues Testing on New Acela Fleet

    Amtrak Continues Testing on New Acela Fleet https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/amtrak-continues-testing-on-new-acela-fleet/ Amtrak’s new Acela fleet, scheduled to enter service on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in 2021, continues to progress with its high-speed testing at Transportation...
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    Comment by 'Bob' in media 'Mt Baker International Inaugural'

    Back when they were discontinuing the original Pacific International in 1981, I wanted to ride it before the trips ended. The way the train was scheduled, it left Vancouver in the morning and left Seattle late evening. I'd never even been to Vancouver, BC, so I didn't want to be looking for a...
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    What does summer hold for Amtrak?

    Amtrak: Clear or Restricting Signals This Summer? https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/intercity/amtrak-clear-or-restricting-signals-this-summer/ As states begin or continue the process of allowing more businesses and public facilities to open, some members of the traveling public wonder how...
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    NOPB Adds 8 Lower-Emission Locomotives

    NOPB Adds 8 Lower-Emission Locomotives https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/locomotives/nopb-adds-8-lower-emission-locomotives/ The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) upgraded its locomotive fleet with the arrival of eight rebuilt units in an effort to replace aging equipment, improve...
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    Rocky Mountaineer Suspends Rail Departures Until July 3

    Rocky Mountaineer Suspends Rail Departures Until July 31 https://www.rockymountaineer.com/media-centre/press-releases/rocky-mountaineer-suspends-rail-departures-until-july-31 Rocky Mountaineer Press Release 05/14/2020 Vancouver, BC – May 14, 2020: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and...
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    RRF Coffee Shop

    I have an area near my house that has a lot of Bald Eagles in the spring. I paid a visit, and the results were pretty good.
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    RRF Coffee Shop

    My Grandfather was part of the attack on Normandy on D-Day, and very rarely ever spoke of it. He was an active member of the VFW, he wasn't at all ashamed of his service. But he didn't like to talk about what happened, and never got into any specifics. He said something like "A lot of men were...
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    Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Completes Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension subway

    Soyeon, Elsie Complete Boring Task https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/rapid-transit/soyeon-elsie-complete-boring-task/ Two TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machines) employed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)—one named Soyeon, the other, Elsie—have completed many...
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    U.S. carload volume tumbles 30 percent in Week 20

    U.S. carload volume tumbles 30 percent in Week 20 https://www.progressiverailroading.com/rail_industry_trends/news/US-carload-volume-tumbles-30-percent-in-Week-20--60505 U.S. railroads logged 184,415 carloads in the week ending May 16, marking a 30.2 percent drop and the biggest decline in...
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    Seattle Sound Transit Service Revisions and Recovery Fares

    What's a "recovery fare?" A special reduced fare to help aid economic recovery. Recognizing the financial toll that the sudden recession is taking on our riders, we are implementing a special Recovery Fare for the month of June. Link rides will be $1 and Sounder rides will be $2, regardless of...
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    Seattle Sound Transit Service Revisions and Recovery Fares

    Several Routes, Link light rail, Sounder North & Sounder South Temporary Recovery Fares and Service Revisions Posted: May 18 - 2:05 p.m. (updated: May 20 - 5:36 p.m.) Effective June 1, Sound Transit will offer temporarily reduced Recovery Fares in response to the economic impact of COVID-19...
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    UP Officer Special on the Pengra Cliff

    Video by Dan R. Scheidell 5/17/2020 Here's the furlough express from yesterday along the Pengra cliff between tunnels 11 and 12.
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    UP 1988 on the Brooklyn Subdivision

    Video by Dan R. Scheidell 2/23/2020 UP 1988 made its way through the Brooklyn Subdivision leading a Portland bound train from West Colton. It is seen here in Oakridge which was the only place of sunlight that I was able to fly the drone and record since the rest of the way chasing back to...
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    FTA Announces $1.68B In Grant Funding

    FTA Announces $1.68B In Grant Funding https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/fta-announces-1-68b-in-grant-funding/ The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a total of $1.68 billion in grants for transit agencies around the country. As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...
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    AAR: “As the COVID-19 Situation Evolves, Freight Railroads Will Remain Focused”

    AAR: “As the COVID-19 Situation Evolves, Freight Railroads Will Remain Focused” https://www.railwayage.com/freight/class-i/aar-as-the-covid-19-situation-evolves-freight-railroads-will-remain-focused/ The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ended May...




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