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2014-10-30 16:22:20

Fuel-efficient and EPA compliant units designed to meet future needs JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is about to take delivery of the first of 24 new Tier 3 locomotives, acquired from GE Transportation (GE). The new locomotives will be used in thru-freight, heavy haul service on the railway's 351-mile mainline route between Jacksonville, and Miami, Florida. The remainder of the locomotives will be placed in service by the end of...

2014-10-23 04:20:17

US' Boston Purchased 284 Rapid Transit Vehicles from China CNR BOSTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Department of Transportation today officially get the approval from the Board to purchase 284 rapid transit vehicles from China CNR Corporation Limited ("China CNR") to provide service for Boston metro's red and orange lines. Specifically, these rapid transit vehicles include 152 orange line vehicles and 132 red line vehicles, mainly for the replacement of the old...

2014-10-22 08:21:00

Company To Upgrade One Of The Largest West Coast Transit Railroads; Commences After Successful Year Long In-Track Testing ZANESVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX® rail ties/sleepers and STRUXURE® building products, and a vertically integrated re-processor and supplier of recycled plastic, announced today that it has received a purchase...

2014-10-20 23:00:39

NC3 will make IC3 the digital skills component of their set of stackable credentials Baltimore, MD (NASDCTEc Fall Meeting) (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announces the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) has endorsed Certiport’s IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) Digital Literacy certification as the digital...

2014-10-17 12:20:52

Whether harvesting corn, sugar beets, potatoes, soybeans, rice or Christmas trees OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year prior to and during harvest, all agriculture professionals are reminded to be aware and practice safe driving procedures when bringing in their crops. Many fields are adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad tracks and producers often use private railroad crossings to travel from field to field. Union Pacific urges producers to stay safe when crossing the tracks...

2014-10-16 08:22:14

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auconet, provider of next- generation Business Infrastructure Control solutions for Global 1000-grade IT Operations Management (ITOM), today announced that it is providing network infrastructure management technology for the Copenhagen "S-Bane" commuter rail network, as part of the Siemens Mobility and Logistics Division's project for modernizing the signaling- systems network. Auconet Business Infrastructure Control Suite (BICS) delivers...

2014-10-15 23:03:32

DB Schenker Rail UK is to fit Auto Engine Stop-Start technology supplied by ZTR to 90+ of its Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotives by the end of 2015. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 DB Schenker Rail UK is to fit Auto Engine Stop-Start technology supplied by ZTR to 90+ of its Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotives by the end of 2015. DB Schenker said trials undertaken since February had found that the amount of time the engine was running was reduced by approximately...

2014-10-10 12:20:41

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) ("Greenbrier") today announced that holders of its 2.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (the "Notes") are entitled to convert all or a portion of the Notes ($14.9 million total principal amount outstanding as of October 10, 2014) into cash and shares of Greenbrier's common stock, if any, subject to the terms of the Indenture, dated as of May 22, 2006, by and among Greenbrier, certain...

2014-10-09 20:20:26

~ Safer tank cars are available; customers are responding LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) continued its call for prompt regulatory action to require safer tank cars, in response to recent freight train derailments involving flammable liquids. "Recent derailments, including the derailment in Saskatchewan on Tuesday, and the findings of the Quebec coroner related to the tragic death of 47 people in the Lac-Megantic accident...

2014-10-08 20:20:12

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On 7 October 2014, a derailment occurred at 10:30 am CST involving a Canadian National freight train near Clair, Saskatchewan, approximately 200 kilometres east of Saskatoon. The train originated in Winnipeg and was destined for Saskatoon. Neither of the two crew members onboard was injured. The train included 100 cars; 40 loaded and 60 empty cars. Twenty-six cars derailed including 6 tank cars carrying dangerous goods (Hydrochloric Acid,...


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2012-06-14 08:19:43

Symbol: TRIMM Group: Lichen Family: Verrucariaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Verrucariales Family   Verrucariaceae Genus   Trimmatothele Norman ex Zahlbr. – trimmatothele lichen

2012-06-14 08:53:18

Symbol: THELO2 Group: Lichen Family: Acarosporaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Acarosporaceae Genus   Thelocarpon Nyl. ex Hue – thelocarpon lichen

2012-06-14 08:53:52

Symbol: THMI11 Group: Lichen Family: Verrucariaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Verrucariales Family   Verrucariaceae Genus   Thelidium A. Massal. – thelidium lichen Species   Thelidium minimum (A. Massal. ex Körb.) Arnold – thelidium lichen

2012-06-14 09:01:33

Symbol: TAXIT Group: Moss Family: Sematophyllaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Hypnales Family   Sematophyllaceae Genus   Taxithelium Spruce ex Mitt. – taxithelium moss

2012-06-14 12:04:55

Symbol: PSEUD39 Group: Moss Family: Leucodontaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Leucodontales Family   Leucodontaceae Genus   Pseudocryphaea E. Britton ex Broth. – pseudocryphaea moss

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