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2014-06-30 12:20:55

Ticketless travel, automated freight transport, maintenance drones and faster driverless trains will feature on our railways by 2050 NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has authored The Future of Rail 2050, which unveils a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change and emerging...

2014-06-23 12:21:05

Mineta Transportation Institute's report shows global trends likely apply to California SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence from the high-speed rail (HSR) systems of Europe and Asia demonstrates that the mode is very attractive to travelers who otherwise may have chosen airlines or other modes, according to a new Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) report, Modal Shift and High-Speed Rail: A Review of the Current Literature. The author, Peter Haas, PhD,...

2014-06-20 23:10:19

New Winter Maintenance Spreader Ideal for Professional Sidewalk Applications of De-icing Materials Madison Heights, Michigan (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 SnowEx offers its new SP-1675 Precision Pro spreader. Featuring the ability to accurately spread any bulk or bagged ice melting material from 4 to 12 feet wide, the unit is designed to accommodate varying sidewalk widths, which cannot be easily treated with drop spreaders. The SP-1675 Precision Pro has a 6-cubic-foot capacity. A unique...

2014-06-19 08:20:38

~ New awards for 7,700 railcars valued at more than $960 million LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) announced its first awards from multiple customers for construction of 3,500 units of its new Tank Car of the Future. These awards, along with other awards for 4,200 railcars across a full range of railcar types, bring aggregate awards to 7,700 railcars valued at more than $960 million since Greenbrier's press release...

2014-06-19 04:21:14

Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster with Tallest and Steepest Drop on the Planet GURNEE, Ill., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters makes its debut today! Six Flags Great America presents Goliath, the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world featuring the world's tallest and steepest drop. All total, this wooden marvel touts three world records and goes upside down twice making it the most extreme coaster of its kind on the planet! To view the...

2014-06-13 23:03:24

Leading rail preservation society awards a total of $46,000 to museums, historical societies and railroads in 11 states Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Continuing its role as the leading advocate for U.S. rail preservation, the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has announced 12 recipients of its annual National Railway Heritage Grants program. Spanning eleven states, the recipients include historical societies, museums, and an NRHS chapter. Projects range from the...

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,...

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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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