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Friday Reads – 28 January 2022

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Second-generation ‘Pandaroo’ locomotives delivered

Inland Rail Project
China’s CRRC Ziyang has shipped a batch of second-generation SDA1 diesel locomotives ordered by SCT Logistics.

More trailers on the rails in Sweden from next week

Europe
As of Monday 31 January, Sweden will have a new domestic service. TX Logistik AB, Swedish subsidiary of the German TX Logistik AG, has added a rail freight connection between Trelleborg and Eskilstuna, around 100 kilometers west of Stockholm, to its network.

Iconic British bridge structure faces major renovation works

UK
The Royal Border Bridge, which carries the East Coast Main Line over the River Tweed, is on the cusp of a year-long renovation project. Network Rail, the UK infrastructure agency, has begun a programme of works on the entire 28-arch structure, which will take all year to complete.

Rail Group On Air: Will the Labor Shortage Define 2022 for M/W Industry?

Railway Publications
Railway Age Engineering Editor and RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks about the state of the industry for the Maintenance-of-Way sector. Special guests on this podcast are Chuck Baker from the ASLRRA and Nate Irby from the RTA.

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway are offering the chance of a lifetime with their Steam Footplate Experiences

Railway Preservation
The sounds, the smell and the feeling of being part of a living, fire breathing machine is one you will never forget!

GWR grants £16,000 to transform historic railway goods shed in Llanelli

UK
A historic Grade II-listed railway goods shed in Llanelli is to be transformed into a thriving heritage centre thanks to a grant of nearly £16,000 from Great Western Railway (GWR).

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