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2014-06-12 12:20:45

DORVAL, QC, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The occurrence On 7 January 2014, a Canadian National freight train was travelling from Toronto, Ontario to Moncton, New Brunswick, with 122 cars, 3 head-end locomotives and 1 remote locomotive. On the main track near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, 19 cars and the remote locomotive derailed. Nine of these cars were carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas. There were no crew injuries. Approximately 150 people near the accident site were...

2014-06-11 12:21:08

WINNIPEG, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13W0124) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that inadequate water drainage led to the collapse of an embankment, causing the derailment of a VIA Rail (VIA) train near Togo, Saskatchewan. On 28 April 2013, a westbound VIA train was passing over a raised portion of CN track when the crew observed a section of track where some of the roadbed ballast was missing. The train emergency...

2014-06-10 12:21:56

To support upcoming US and Canadian Tank Car Safety Requirements for Crude Shipments THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bourque Logistics, the leader in logistics software for industrial rail shippers, will help its clients identify newer and safer CPC-1232 tank cars for crude shipments. This important function will assist crude shippers and receivers to maintain safety compliance by utilization of tank cars which are manufactured to the higher safety CPC-1232...

2014-06-10 12:20:52

SHANGHAI, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its debut in 2002, Rail+Metro China has become the leading trade show in rail and urban mass transit industry in China. The event scale of Rail+Metro China 2014 reaches 20,000 sqm, with more than 180 renowned enterprises joining the event, highlighting CSR, CNR, Bombadier, Alstom, Knorr, ZTE, Vossloh, Thales Saic, Casco and ContiTech. The enterprises come from over 14 countries and regions, including Mainland China, Germany, Switzerland,...

2014-06-06 08:21:02

WILMERDING, Pa., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Fandstan Electric Group Ltd., a leading rail and industrial equipment manufacturer, for about $220 million. Based in London, England, Fandstan Electric has annual sales of about $245 million. Fandstan Electric designs, manufactures and installs electrical current and data collection products for a variety of markets, including rail and tram...

2014-06-04 00:20:08

~ Creates largest independent railcar repair network of 38 locations across North America, including 14 certified tank car shops LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. and PITTSBURG, Kan., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) and Watco Companies, LLC today announced a new company that will create a world-class network of railcar repair shops. The 50/50 joint venture forms GBW Railcar Services, LLC (GBW), which will own and operate Greenbrier's and Watco's respective railcar...

2014-06-03 23:17:14

IRIS successfully completes certification of their application with Apriva’s automated merchant boarding system for a number of the industry’s largest payment processors allowing ISO clients to onboard new merchants quickly and securely to the automated boarding interface of the Apriva Payment Gateway. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Integrated Reporting Is Simple (IRIS) announced today that it has integrated the automated boarding interface of the Apriva Payment Gateway into its...

2014-06-03 08:22:29

30% OFF STANDARD PREMIER TICKETS WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, announces a special offer in celebration of Eurostar's twentieth anniversary. Travelers who purchase Eurostar Standard Premier tickets from June 3 to June 24 will receive 30% off.(*) What better way to celebrate twenty years of Eurostar travel innovation and exceptional service than with this commemorative deal from...

2014-06-02 12:21:32

ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peach State Whistle-Stop Safety Train this week starts a 327-mile tour from the heart of South Georgia to the carpet capital of the world, calling attention to highway-rail safety and trespasser awareness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140602/93160 The train, stopping in nine cities from Valdosta to Dalton in three days, is operated by Norfolk Southern Railway and Operation Lifesaver to raise public awareness about being safe and...

2014-05-29 08:22:03

Receive an Extra Bonus on Eurail Select Passes that Include France WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is giving travelers $50 off a Eurail Global Pass or a Eurail Select Pass this summer. Between now and July 9, simply enter the code SELECTGLOBAL during checkout to receive $50 off*. When you choose to book a Eurail Select Pass including France and a seat reservation in France, simply...


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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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