Heritage Anniversary Weekend

Brush car 631 'Reginald Dixon' at Ash Street in Fleetwood, on the last heritage tour of the weekendThe 25th & 26th September 2021 saw Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours put on a special weekend of tram tours and events to mark the 136th Anniversary of the Blackpool Tramway.
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Iveco Achieves New Record Mileage for E-Way: 543km on a Single Charge

Bus Transport News
An IVECO BUS E-WAY has performed a record run by travelling 543 kilometers (337 miles) on a single charge in 48 hours.

Transit Briefs: Brightline; LACMTA; NYCT

USA
Brightline, which is restoring service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach during the first half of November, will also debut Brightline+.

For Miner, Friction Cushioning System Order, TTX Award

USA
The order, which the company said is from one of the Class I railroads for new steel coil cars, “is a direct result of our collaborative, innovative and rigorous field testing,” said Bill O’Donnell, Executive Director of Global Sales for Miner, which also supplies draft gears, brake beams, gates, constant contact side bearings, and other high-performance components.

Congestion, weather and chip shortages cloud rail’s outlook: Cowen

USA
Supply chain congestion, weather-related incidents such as wildfires and Hurricane Ida, and ongoing automotive production challenges could force the Class I railroads to revise their financial outlooks for 2021, according to a note from investment firm Cowen.

‘Unconscionable’: Councils fear government rail loop land grab

Victorian Rail News
The Andrews government would have new powers to build high-rise towers near train stations in the heart of Melbourne’s suburbs, according to councillors who fear the consequences of “heavy-handed” laws before Parliament.

The Caledonian Sleeper

Rail Travel
Damn! And I was so looking forward to my overnight ride from London to Fort William in Scotland on this train.

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