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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, killing co-pilot

Posted 1 hour ago in Other Transport News by Bethungra

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and spaceport in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

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Posted 3 hours ago in International Rail News by JimYarin

U.S. shippers’ increasing difficulties in finding long-haul trucks to move their loads is making intermodal rail, including the transport of refrigerated goods, more a “capacity play” than about saving money.

This holds particularly true for shippers, such as Harry & David, which are challenged geographically. The seller of fresh fruit, flowers and gift baskets has little trouble finding truck capacity to serve its Columbus, Ohio, facility, but getting over-the-road trucking services out of its Bedford, Oregon, distribution center is another matter, said Jeff Brady, director of transportation and logistics, at JOC Group’s Inc.’s 4th annual Inland Distribution Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Posted yesterday in Victorian Rail News by bevans

A train manufacturing company based in Ballarat says a Victorian Opposition election pledge will provide certainty for the industry.

Labor leader Daniel Andrews said if he was elected he would spend $800 million buying 30 new trains for Melbourne.

He said he wanted half the work to be completed by Victorian companies in either Ballarat or Dandenong.

Alstom said the announcement would provide long-term work opportunities.

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