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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-21-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,663
Posted By JackInCT
Another Tragedy Re Youths On Trestle

From CNN on 02/21/10 Verbatim Copy & Paste

Train Hits, Kills 3 Youths In Melbourne (FL)
Victims Were Crossing Crane Creek Trestle Bridge

Authorities in Melbourne say three girls were struck...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-25-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By JackInCT
Addendum To My Original Post

Correction (thanks to a commenter on the WTNH article for pointing this out).

"The first 38 cars are being made in Japan and then the remaining 262 cars will be manufactured in Kawasaki's Lincoln,...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-24-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By JackInCT
Connecticut Commuters Get First Batch Of New Cars

Verbatim copy & paste from WTNH-TV (New Haven,CT, USA) dated 12/24/09; the cars referred to in this article are part of the Metro North, Tri-State (CT, NY, & NJ) commuter system. It is beyond the...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-05-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,744
Posted By JackInCT
Major RR Museum Vandalism Incident In Williamantic, CT (USA)

Verbatim copy and paste from today's (11/05/09) online edition of the WTNH-TV (New Haven, CT):

Willimantic [CT-USA](WTNH-TV) - Police say a vandal, or vandals, targeted historic trains at a...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-16-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By JackInCT
Obama unveils high-speed passenger rail plan

From CNN Thu April 16, 2009

Link for full story:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/16/obama.rail/index.html

Story Highlights:
1 He says it's needed to to unclog traffic, cut oil dependence,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-15-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,331
Posted By JackInCT
Railroad Retirement Board Front Page New York Times Article

For those railpictures.net forum viewers who are interested in this area, today’s (Dec 15th) New York Times had a lengthy front page article re the federal Railroad Retirement Board. This was at...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-11-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By JackInCT
CT New M8 Kowaski Railcars

A bit of background on a new CT railcar re politics, and revisionist type thinking re Senator Dodd.

Without getting into what would be a very elaborate description, suffice to say [for those...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-10-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By JackInCT
Follow Up Question

Each article in the Connecticut Post has a reader comment option (does NOT require any registration). Senator Dodd, as chairman of the banking committee, is under considerable fire locally and...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-10-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By JackInCT
CT US Senator Dodd, Big 3 automakers & building railcars

CT Senator Dodd who is the chairman of the senate banking committee (and who has been chairing the senate’s hearings with the Big 3 automakers) had an article in the Dec 9th online edition of the...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-28-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By JackInCT
RRs & The Economic Stimulus Packages

The next (as will likely be just a part of a series) ‘stimulus’ package of 800 billion has to my knowledge NEVER included any ‘ideas’ such as expanding AmTrak service, funding the building of a demo...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-24-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,013
Posted By JackInCT
Reply Re UP YouTube Commercial

Thanks once again PLEzero for the URL for the UP “commercial” on YouTube (not seen that before).

For my tastes they sure laid it on thick and heavy; almost overwhelmed me with tears of joy that...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-14-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,013
Posted By JackInCT
Thank You For The NS URL PLEzero

I had visited the NS website prior to starting this thread, but somehow missed the webpage for your URL. NS labels the particular commericial that I saw as the “Lonely Gallon” Television Commercial...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-14-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,013
Posted By JackInCT
Norfolk Southern TV Commercial

I don't know IF anyone has commented on this previously, but yesterday (08/14) I caught a NS commercial on CNN--quite a surprise. Since I'm not a regular watcher of CNN, I don't know how many...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-12-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,260
Posted By JackInCT
Don't Forget About RR Webcams

Perhaps RR webcams which have a fair number of sites could fill the bill for those just interested in trains rolling by [not to mention RR station platform areas]. Obviously there could be many...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-20-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By JackInCT
RR Personnel Policies When Crews Are In An Accident

This is a question for those who are familiar with such matters.

Todays Top Shots (March 20th), unfortunately once again show a fairly major accident; a previous pix of this particular accident...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-25-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By JackInCT
Tax Write Offs Factor?

If there’s a reader with a working knowledge of the federal tax code (and perhaps even a state’s tax code would apply as well), would they please give out with some estimates as to what it really...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-23-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By JackInCT
Locomotive Maintenance Questions

For those who know about such matters, I have some questions: do new locomotives leave the factory with the “equivalent” of an automobile type manual that specifies various types of maintenance at...
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