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Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/12/2016

There were 100 sightings for this week; this is 12 sightings more than last week, making a total of 3675 sightings for this year to date. On day 338 last year we had seen 3987 sightings, this is 312 sightings down on the same time last year.
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Network Rail to be 'stripped of control' of tracks

International Rail News
Network Rail will lose control over Britain’s train tracks as power is handed to private operators in a major shake-up of the railway system, the Government is reportedly to announce next week.

Genesee & Wyoming completes Glencore acquisition

South Australian Rail News
Genesee & Wyoming Inc announced on December 1 that its subsidiary Genesee & Wyoming Australia had completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail for A$1·14bn. GWA had concurrently issued a 49% equity stake to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets.

Sydney EMU order to cope with growth

Cityrail News
A further build of double-deck EMUs for the Sydney Trains suburban network forms the centrepiece of an A$1·5bn capital investment programme announced by New South Wales Transport Minister Andrew Constance on December 1.

Steven Santoro

Rail News
Assistant Executive Director of Capital Planning & Projects Steven Santoro has been promoted to Executive Director of NJ Transit, succeeding interim Executive Director Dennis Martin.

Three Gorges PDL inaugurated

Asian Rail News
The 247 km Chongqing – Wanzhou Passenger-Dedicated Line serving the Three Gorges area and the Yangtze River Economic Belt was opened for revenue operation on November 28. Test running on the route had started on July 16.

Wabtec completes acquisition of majority stake in Faiveley

Rail News
'The acquisition of Faiveley Transport is an excellent strategic fit, expanding our geographic presence, broadening our product and service capabilities, and strengthening our technology and innovation initiatives', said Wabtec Executive Chairman Albert J Neupaver on November 30, when the US-based group completed its purchase of the Faiveley family's 51% stake in Faiveley Transport.

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