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December 2011

Homeless Man Escapes Death When Struck By Freight Train

December 24, 2011

Genesee County Sheriff’s officials received a 911 call just before 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.   The caller, a train operator aboard the CSX freight train, stated that a 31-year-old homeless man, later identified as Richard Kubus, had been struck by the train.  Eye witnesses reported seeing a man walking alongside the tracks near Wortendyke Road […]

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New Jersey Light Rail Train Derailed In Collision With Car

December 24, 2011

At 3 a.m. early Saturday morning, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service was delayed for almost seven hours after a Lincoln Town Car collided with the train near Jersey City’s Newport Centre Mall.  The force of the collision derailed the train and knocked the motor out of the Town Car. A spokesman on the scene said […]

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China Plans To Cut Rail Funding Next Year

December 24, 2011

China has announced its plan to cut spending on further railroad construction in the country.  The tragic July 23 crash in Wenzhou, which killed 40 people in a high-speed bullet train collision, has made investors wary of funding construction for more high-speed trains.  Since rail industry is one of China’s most expensive programs, the deadly […]

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‘Big Man’ Charged With Assault For His “Good Deed”

December 21, 2011

A common instance of a “fare-dodger” has now become an Internet sensation.  Nearly 2 million people have watched the YouTube video showing the nicknamed ‘Big Man’ throwing a teenager off the Scotrail train on 9 December.  The cell phone footage depicts a 19-year-old boy arguing with the train conductor about an unpaid fare.  When the […]

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Metro Equipment Malfunction Leads To Delays And Evacuations

December 21, 2011

Metro’s Orange and Blue lines were suspended at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington on Tuesday morning when an equipment failure affected the rails.  Officials initially announced that a piece of the Blue line train fell off and hit the third rail that is responsible for powering the train.  Further details on the event were not released […]

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Exclusive – Railroad.net Interviews Moving Platforms Guru – Paul Priestman

December 20, 2011

Every now and again, an idea comes around which can revolutionize an industry.  These ideas sometimes die right there – at the point of conception.  Other ideas get developed, but never make it to market.  Then, there are the ideas that do come to market – but never succeed.  And finally – there are the […]

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