CSX ramps up hiring to match volume expectations

CSX hopes to have people in place to handle anticipated volume growth in 2022, particularly in the second half of the year, according to executives speaking on CSX’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings call late Thursday.
USA

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DRS adds Class 37 locomotive to fleet sale

UK
Direct Rail Services has added another Class 37 to its current fleet sale as its push to lower carbon emissions continues.

EMU operates at GoA 3 on Moscow Central Circle

Russian Rail News
OFFICIAL demonstrations of a Lastochka EMU operating at Grade of Automation (GoA) 3 took place on the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) network on January 13 and 14, a key step towards the start of commercial operation of the train at GoA 3 on the MCC later this year.

CHSRA Board Greenlights Burbank-Los Angeles Section

USA
The Final EIR/EIS was released in November and presented to the Board during meetings on Jan. 19-20.

Return to steam for GWR locomotive 5164! – Erlestoke Manor Fund Update

Railway Preservation
The Erlestoke Manor Fund (EMF) have recently held a vote over the future of newly acquired Great Western Railway (GWR) 5101 class 2-6-2T ‘Large Prairie’ No.5164, which has laid the foundations for bright future for the engine.

Elephants on the way to Guinea

Africa
Russian manufacturer Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivery of six TGM8A Elephant locomotives ordered by the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia bauxite mining subsidiary of aluminium producer RUSAL.

Railway line between Exeter and Teignmouth to be closed overnight for eight weeks

UK
For eight weeks from Monday, 24 January, the railway line between Exeter St. David’s and Teignmouth in Devon will be closed while work is carried out north of Parsons Tunnel between Dawlish and Holcombe.

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