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Virgil and Lavada Staff Motion Picture Film Collection Online
Since 1996 Trainorders.com has been archiving the 16mm motion picture film collection of Virgil and Lavada Staff. We are pleased to announce that this extensive collection is now available for web download in the Trainorders.com AVShare library.

Canada to Require Reflectorized Markings on Equipment
All Canadian rail companies will be required to stick reflectors on each and every train car within the next seven years, a decision designed to prevent dozens of deaths at small rail crossings every year.

Fanfinder System Now Online
We are proud to announce the release of our new Fanfinder system. This system allows you to search for nearby Trainorders.com members. You can send a private message to other members by using this feature.

Trainorders.com Spring Newsletter
I want to start off with that our 2006 Trainorders.com private car excursion from last month between Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico went off without a hitch. More than half of our passengers traveled from areas outside of California, and many were repeat passengers from our previous excursions. With one exception all passengers on this trip were members of the web site. I have included a link to my photos of the trip in the event you missed them. Trip photos link

CSS Acquires 100 New Steel Coil-hauling Gondolas
The Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) is acquiring 100 new gondola cars equipped with insulated one-piece covers to handle shipments of coiled steel. Delivery from Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas, began in mid May 2006. Total cost of the new cars exceeds $8 million. The 112-ton capacity, 42-ft. long cars are equipped with end-of-car cushioning and feature a continuous trough with moveable crossbars to accommodate steel coils ranging from 30 to 84 inches in diameter.

CSX, KCS Instrumental in New Schneider Ohio Service
Schneider National Inc. has announced that it will begin offering dedicated intermodal service to customers in the Ohio Valley by June 5.

BNSF CA Derailment Near Tehachapi Spills LPG
A BNSF Railway derailment east of Bakersfield, Califorinia disrupted rail traffic over Tehachapi on Sunday night and Monday.

Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train Derailed in CPR Rogers Pass
A luxury passenger train derailment on in the Rocky Mountains on Canadian Pacific Railway\'s Roger Pass luckily resulted in no injuries to the 560 passengers aboard \"The Rocky Montaineer\".

Juniata Terminal E8As to Power June 15 Special in NJ
The Juniata Terminal Co. and the Morristown & Erie Railroads are set to operate a sepcial train over New Jersey Transit rails on June 15.

UP Head-on Collision Injures Four Crewmembers
Union Pacific has experienced a low-speed head-on collision between two trains in southern Bexar County near San Antonio, Texas.

NS Derailment in TN Ties up Rail Traffic on Major Route
Norfolk Southern reports that a train derailment in Oakdale, Tennessee at 21:30 EST on May 26, is resulting in traffic delays through Sunday morning.

CPR Completes Sale of Latta Subdivision to Indiana Rail Road
Canadian Pacific Railway announced that the sale of its Latta Subdivision to Indiana Rail Road Co. closed Friday.

New Site Messaging System
Trainorders.com announces a new private messaging system that allows web site members to send messages to other members without utilizing public email systems. During the past year many Internet service providers such as SBC and Time Warner have filtered mail to reduce spam. In many instances legitimate email has been marked as junk mail resulting in many of our members not receiving messages.

RRVW Appoints SVP/General Manager
The Red River Valley & Western (RRVW) has appointed Andrew J. Thompson to the newly created post of senior vice president and general manager of the 517-mile regional railroad, effective March 1.

RailAmerica Elects Pair of Directors at Annual Meeting
Stockholders of RailAmerica, Inc. elected two directors at its annual meeting of stockholders held Thursday in Boca Raton, Florida.

LNAC Purchased by Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil Rail Lines Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Lucas Oil Products Inc., has acquired the Louisville New Albany & Corydon Railroad for an undisclosed amount.

BNSF to Take Delivery of GEs 1000th Evolution Series Loco
General Electric Corporation on Thursday announced that it is preparing to ship its 1,000th Evolution(R) Series locomotive.

Northeast Corridor Shut Down by Massive Power Failure
According to first-hand and media reports, Amtrak's Northeast Corridor electried line that stretches between Washington, D.C. and New York City, has lost power.

Amtrak Capitol Limited Struck from Behind by Freight in PA
The eastbound Amtrak Capitol Limited train was struck from behind by a freight train early Thursday morning, after the Amtrak train had come to a stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

UP Rejects Salt Lake City Commuter Rail Plan
Commuter trains won't be rolling to Salt Lake City or Utah County after Union Pacific rejects the county's plans.

CSXT Raises Charity Money from Excursions in GA
CSX Transportation Inc. has raised more than $215,000 for five local organizations through its Charity Train, a dinner excursion on historic passenger and dining cars.

BNSF Handles Record Volume in April, May
BNSF handled a record 211,120 units (railcars, trailers and containers) for the week ending May 20, 2006, breaking the railway

Ohio Tourist Railroad Acquired, Renamed by Investors
A Lebanon, Ohio-based tourist railroad that operates from a station in downtown Lebanon has been bought by a local investor group.

VIA Rail Announces Participation in Clean Air Day
VIA Rail Canada announced it is a proud sponsor of activities in support of a reduction of atmospheric pollution, culminating with the 11th annual edition of Clean Air Day next June 7th.

KCSR Recognized at Harriman Awards Ceremony
In a news release, Kansas City Southern Railroad has announced that its subsidiaries, KCSR and Tex Mex, were recognized with three safety awards at the annual E.H. Harriman Safety Awards ceremony, hosted by the Association of American Railroads in Washington, D.C. on May 16.

CSXT Appoints Former NS Man to VP/CTO
CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced that David A. Brown has been named Vice President and Chief Transportation Officer, assuming operational responsibility for the railroad's 21,000-mile transportation network and the daily volume of 1,300 trains that run across it.

NCRR Looks at Rerouting Line Around Morehead City
North Carolina Railroad Co. is looking into rerouting rail lines away from their current route along U.S. 70 in increasingly congested Morehead City, a coastal community favored as a holiday destination by Triangle residents.

CN Rail Inks 4-Year Deal with SAP Canada for IT Solutions
CN Rail and SAP Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of the leading global business software company, today announced a joint information technology (IT) partnership to further improve CN efficiency and enable the company to improve its transportation supply chain.

British Columbia Railway Seeks Operator for Vancouver Wharves
The British Columbia Railway Company (BCRC) announced it will seek a long-term operator for Vancouver Wharves, its bulk marine terminal in North Vancouver.

VIA Rail Introduces First Casino Car to Niagara Falls Region
VIA Rail Canada in partnership with Fallsview Casino Resort and Peller Estates Winery is pleased to announce the new 2006 summer schedule to Niagara Falls featuring the Fallsview Casino Car, the first of its kind in Canada.

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