Texas Central celebrates two more legal victories, but anti-high-speed rail group vows to continue fight

With the high court rejection, it appears Texas Central will now use eminent domain to construct a high-speed rail line. The project has been tied up in the courts for the last five years.
USA

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IR’s fresh push at unlocking bottlenecks

Asian Rail News
TWO years after India’s cabinet sanctioned the Rs 190bn ($US 2.6bn) infrastructure upgrade plan to raise train speeds on the Delhi – Mumbai and Delhi – Kolkata routes to 160km/h, Indian Railways (IR) has decided to float bids next month to execute necessary civil and signalling works on both routes.

Battery-Electric Tender for Modern Railway Propulsion

Technology News
Introducing battery-electric tender units into modern railway propulsion is based on several precedents. Electric traction motors in diesel locomotives operate at the continuous power rating.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

Railway History
There are many people interested in former transportation companies, whether they were trucking companies, railroads, airlines or ocean lines. The former companies are called “fallen flags.”

Is Traffic Recovery Leveling Off?

USA
The prior two U.S. weekly rail traffic totals were up similarly from the same period in 2020, while the May U.S. weekly totals saw increases of about 25% to 35% over 2020. So while the recovery remains under way, the gains may be leveling off, or perhaps slowing a bit.

Darlington delivery of outside connecting rods for steam locomotive 2007 Prince of Wales

Railway Preservation
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has announced that both outside connecting rods for P2 2007 Prince of Wales have been delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works.

Divided Union Support for CN-KCS Voting Trust

Canada
CN and KCS reported that the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) and three local SMART-Transportation Division (SMART-TD) General Committees of Adjustment that represent CN’s U.S. employees have filed support letters with the STB.

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