Nene Valley visit for steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas

The Nene Valley Railway has announced that Ex-LMS Jubilee No. 45596 Bahamas will be making a visit later this year.
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ARCI 1Q21: Railcar Orders on the Rebound?

USA
While orders of 6,227 railcars were up 83% from fourth-quarter 2020’s 3,397, they “still remain below pre-pandemic levels, which averaged at about 9,300 railcars per quarter in 2019,” according to ARCI. First-quarter 2021 orders were virtually flat (up 0.89%) compared with first-quarter 2020’s 6,172 cars.

Watco opens rail and transloading facility in southeast Texas

USA
Watco is pleased to announce the start-up of a full-service rail, storage, and transloading facility near Refugio, Texas. The Refugio Transload Terminal is well positioned to support the growing Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Sinton industrial areas for bulk products, chemicals, oil and gas, wind energy, agriculture,and steel.

SFMTA F Line Historic Streetcars Returning

Tram and Light Rail News
The agency said returning the popular line to service will “support San Francisco’s economic recovery and reopening as tourism returns.”

Portugal completes Beira Baixa Line upgrade

Europe
PASSENGER services resumed on the Covilhã – Guarda section of Portugal’s Beira Baixa Line for the first time since 2009 on May 2 following the completion of a €77m renovation project.

Edmonton’s Valley Line should be ready to run later this year

Canada
The 13-km route connects downtown Edmonton to Mill Woods, and the city’s deputy city manager of infrastructure, Adam Laughlin, confirmed the opening on May 4 while announcing Edmonton’s $1 billion construction plan for this year.

New Name for Pioneer

USA
The company reported May 5 that the change not only reflects growth and modernization, but also long-term vision.

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