June, 2009 - RAILWAYIST - myProgressiveRailroading Blogs - MyProgressiveRailroading
    • 29 Jun 2009

    "GRAIN JOURNAL 2009 Rail Transportation Update"

    The Grain Journal is "The voice of the grain and feed industry" The May/June 2009 Volume 37, # 3 edition -Rail Transportation Update- covers the following: An outlook for the 2009 harvest for the 6 Class I railroads in North America including: BNSF Railway, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Kanas City Southern Lines, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. I just got this copy in the mail courtesy of...
    • 24 Jun 2009

    "IRON ROAD" to air on -CBC TV- August of 2009

    The new film "IRON ROAD" will be broadcast by the CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on August 9th & 16th at 8:00pm EST and will tell the story of the over 17,000 Chinese workers who were recruited to build Canada's railroads at the turn of the late 19th Centruy, more than 4,000 of them lost their lives during this dangerous and epic endeavour. Canada was still a Dominion under the jurisdiction...
    • 22 Jun 2009

    "Only ALCO-G.E. builds -all three-"

    "All three types of motive power---steam---electric, and diesel-electric---were used to produce the amazing totals of 725,000,000,000 (billion) freight ton-miles and 85,000,000,000 (billion) passenger-miles in 1943." "Only American Locomotive Company---General Electric builds 'all three,' permitting us to help you apply each type to the service for which it is economically best fitted."...
    • 16 Jun 2009

    "this is the last word in railway transportation"

    The Olympian electric locomotive # 10254 built by Alco-General Electric in 1919 was equipped with 12 Bi-Polar gearless motorized bogies. At 76 feet in length and weighing 521,000 lbs, it "afforded Milwaukee Road passengers the smoothest and most comfortable riding in the history of railroad travel" "This is the last word in railway transportation" observed Thomas A. Edison in 1919 when he inspected...
    • 15 Jun 2009

    Michigan Tech/IBM Global Rail Innovation Center Partnership

    The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is close to 2 years old, the IBM Global Rail Innovation Center opened up last week. What does this tell you? The RAILVOLUTION is gaining steam...it's time for more of America's businesses, industries, schools, colleges, citizens and media to hop on this train as it departs the station---or be left behind---this is the 'TRAIN OF THE FUTURE'! "THE...
    • 15 Jun 2009

    "RAILS AIRPORT TOUCHDOWN - June's Railway Technology Newsletter"

    "The Growing Airport Market - Friday 12 June 2009" When you and I take a friend or business associate to the airport, this usually means 2 pick-up&drop-offs---a total waste of time and gazoline. What if you could still do the 'bye-bye'/'hand-shake' pick-up&drop-off at your local transit center, depot or train-station? Let the electric-rails take the passengers the rest of the way....
    • 14 Jun 2009

    "See America now by Pullman-Lowest Rates in History!"

    "EXCITING NEWS! As a feature of "Travel America Year" The Pullman Company (in association with America's railroads) is offering you a sensational travel bargain...the Pullman 1st class "Grand Circle" Tour Plan. Make Pullman your traveling home while touring the country! Numerous combinations of routes! Big savings on rates!" "Under this plan you can tour the entire country, at...
    • 13 Jun 2009

    CNBC "Fast Money" video: "Should you climb aboard the transports?"

    "Railroads are outperforming the markets": goto "Eye On Transports" on CNBC Fast Money June 12th 2009 5:00 EST Morgan Stanley upgraded BNSF-Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp- BNI to equal-weight and upgraded CSX which it called the cheapest rail stock of the group. Morgan Stanley also said: " that there is better growth opportunity in the rails than other areas of transportation." ...
    • 13 Jun 2009

    UNION PACIFIC Chairman & CEO James Young on Bloomberg TV: "For the Record"

    Mr. Young, Chairman & CEO of Union Pacific Railroad was featured on Bloombergs TV News interviewed by Monica Bertram on "For The Record", Friday 13th of July at 1:00 am. This program will be repeated throughout the weekend. Mr. Young: Freight volume has stabilized, transporting automobiles was down about 50%." "We must not slip--- saftey and service are top priorities, Rail is the best way to...
    • 12 Jun 2009

    "These trains touch the lives of 50 million people every day"

    "PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD" Carries more passengers, hauls more freight than any other railroad in America" "Rolling along the rails to a hundred cities and a thousand hamlets, the Pennsylvania's fleet of 6,700 trains---passenger and freight ---brings into millions of lives the reassurance that "all's right with the world," that passengers are speeding safely and surely to their destinations...
    • 9 Jun 2009

    "NOW - Worlds Largest Fleet of Newly Equipped Trains"

    "...bringing you the NEW in New York Central!" "You'll find a world of new comfort not only on the fleet shown here, but on dozens of other daily trains. Production's caught up with the world's largest orders for re-clining-seat coaches, private-room sleeping cars, diners and lounges, plus smooth, new Diesel-electric locomotives. And, all over New York Central, that means more luxury for...
    • 7 Jun 2009

    High-Speed Rail Candada=/=Transport efficiency of use-electric vs fossil fuel data:

    "The basic facts in favour of a shift from liquid fuel to electricity for transportation are these:" "1st---the purchase price of energy in the form of energy in the form of electricity in jurisdictions like ONTARIO, CANADA is usually less than gasoline/diesel. For example, if gasoline/diesel can be bought for about $1.00/litre(Canada)=$3.50/gal approx-US(1-litre=.26gal US/1-gal=3.8liter) and a...
    • 5 Jun 2009

    Governor Granholm of Michigan talking rail car building in auto-plants

    The Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm is walking and talking rail these days, definitely not about the roller-coasters at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio---even though they are quite sophisticated and well maintained rail systems in miniature. "WASHINGTON-Gov. Jennifer Granholm didn't just come to the White House grounds today to plug for money for a high-speed rail line in the Midwest that...
    • 5 Jun 2009

    CNBC VIDEO: "High-speed-rail is coming America---get ready"

    Street Signs with TV hostess Erin Burnett Airtime: Tuesday June 2nd 2009 / 2:35 PM EST US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said: "America is one big pothole today and we're going to fix it" "We are going to do projects of NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE " "They are certainly going to be intermodal, light rail, transit, buses, opportunities for streetcars, using all kinds of modes other...