Will U.S. rail volumes take a hit from the proposed U.S. tariffs on China?

An additional $300 billion in proposed U.S. tariffs against China could result in lower railroad freight volume in the agricultural, manufacturing and intermodal sectors, but economic uncertainty and competition from trucks appear to be bigger threats for rail volumes as the second half of 2019 approaches next week.
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861 – Back on Track

Narrow Gauge
Following a noticeable drop-off in performance during last years final FETs (Footplate Experience Trains), 861 was transferred to the locomotive workshops at Belgrave to try and ascertain what was causing this decline.

End of the line for Sydney's 'sweat set' trains

Cityrail News
Unlike many commuters, NSW's longest serving train guard, Patrick Breen, is sad to see the last of the S-Set trains retired from service on Sydney's suburban rail network.

Working on the railroad…

Model Railways
I haven’t recently ran on the layout, nor have I been working on it for about two weeks now. The major reason for this was major surgery a little over two weeks now, so my body has been out of commission. However my brain has not.

Etihad Rail signs $1.2bn deal with China Railways

Arabian Rail News
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway, has awarded $1.2bn of civil and rail engineering work to the China Railway Construction Corporation and Abu Dhabi based infrastructure company Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting.

New Tram Coach campaign targets visitors to Melbourne

Yarra Trams
Since 2017, Yarra Trams safety mascot Tram Coach has been reminding Melbournians to follow a few simple safety tips to prevent slips and falls when traveling by tram.

Bathurst Rail Action Group welcomes spring launch of second Sydney train

New South Wales Rail News
Bathurst Rail Action Group chairman John Hollis has welcomed the announcement that the city's second daily service to Sydney will commence in the spring.

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