Trains April 2019


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20 min
a vision realized

As the United States celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad, Trains is also taking a look at the other American transcons. This is the latest article in that series. CRAZY MAN, THEY SAID. Just a fool. Detached from reality. Delusional. What was he saying? This dirt-track railroad, meandering 7 miles southward from Topeka (population about 5,000), would be built across the vacant prairies of Kansas and Colorado to Santa Fe, N.M., endpoint of the famed Santa Fe Trail? And beyond that, to the Gulf of Mexico and California? After it took nearly a decade to lay that first 7 miles of track? Never going to happen. Except that it did. And the result was one of America’s great railroads. The man was Cyrus K. Holliday, a Pennsylvanian turned Kansan. Having enriched…

1 min
boat freed by swelling waters strikes csx bridge in ny

ONE OF EIGHT BOATS that broke free from their moorings in New York’s Capital Region in January lodged itself under the Livingston Avenue Bridge in Albany. Amtrak and CSX Transportation use the bridge for east-west traffic in New York and beyond. “There has been no damage to the structure, and no cancellation of any of our trains,” Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said. There were minor train delays because of speed restrictions on the bridge of 10 mph, Abrams said. The normal speed on the bridge is 25 mph. While CSX owns the bridge, a CSX representative said the tracks are leased to and maintained by Amtrak. State, local, and federal officials responded to the incident. The U.S. Coast Guard sent two ice breakers to the scene to dislodge the boat. The smaller of…

3 min
smooth moves

WHEN THE BIG 4-8-4 in Nashville’s Centennial Park left on the start of its road to restoration early on the rainy morning of Jan. 13, it was a sight to behold going down city streets and a vivid display of how far the art and science of dead and far-from-active-track steam locomotive relocation has come. In days past, such a job was given to cranes (and occasionally Caterpillar front-end loaders) and multi-axle low-boy trailers. As cables cinched around boiler barrels and fireboxes, even the most hardened observers winced for fear that a line might slip and shear off sheet metal, piping or, worse, important appliances like air pumps or injectors. When the locomotive in question arrived at the railhead, it was often the job of a big hook or derrick to do…

4 min

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up hires new operations chief

UNION PACIFIC hired former Canadian National executive and Precision Scheduled Railroading expert JIM VENA as its chief operating officer in January. A protege of the late E. Hunter Harrison, Vena was CN’s operations chief from 2013 to 2016 and will lead UP’s ongoing shift to an operating plan based on Precision Scheduled Railroading. Two weeks later, UP announced that Chief Strategy Officer LYNDEN TENNISON would retire March 31, less than a year after being promoted to executive vice president. Tennison, who reported to Vena, is a 27-year veteran of UP. He joined the company in 1992 and was responsible for developing and implementing the railroad’s strategic agenda, as well as network operations. Tennison previously served as senior vice president and chief information officer for more than a decade. News of…

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