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Siemer named Heartland Rail VP Leasing

Siemer is responsible for managing and growing the Heartland railcar fleet and all sales and commercial activity.  He received a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University and resides in Cincinnati with his wife and four children.
USA

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AvTalk Episode 58: Flying Nostalgia

UK
On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the Aeroflot 1492 accident.

WSDOT to retire Talgo trainsets

USA
“Amtrak is working with WSDOT to determine how to address equipment needs moving forward, and how we’ll provide Amtrak Cascades service without the Talgo Series 6 trains,” WSDOT said in a website post.

Free Raised on Records concert will be held at El Pueblo de Los Angeles on May 31

USA
The On the Move Riders Program and Metro Art Presents are hosting a free Raised on Records concert on Friday, May 31.

On the Hitop this week

Model Railways
As promised, this post will be from the prospective of working on the Secondary and Hitop branch.

[EU] Rail Freight Forward – EU railfreight operators present “Noah’s Train” [updatedx7]

Europe
On 14.12.2018 a mobile art installation on rails left Katowice in Poland, starting a tour across Europe. This is ‘Noah’s train’: Ten green containers serve as canvas for different graffiti artists from five countries: Poland, Austria, Germany, France and Belgium. 5 stops, and every time two more containers get a colourful new design – portraying animals.

FRA cancels crew-size NPRM

USA
Following numerous comment submissions during the past five years from interested parties on both sides of the issue, FRA determined, in part, that rail safety data as well as comments to the NPRM “do not support a train crew staffing rulemaking.”

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