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  • House Hearing on Passenger Rail Infrastructure Safety
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    House Hearing on Passenger Rail Infrastructure Safety

    The House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing on funding for passenger rail transportation during the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Surface…

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  • Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Passenger and Freight Rail System
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    Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Passenger and Freight Rail System

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on passenger and freight rail. Amtrak President and CEO William Flynn testified that…

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  • Amtrak CEO Anticipates Need for More than 4 Billion in FY 2021
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    House Hearing on Amtrak's Response to COVID-19

    William Flynn, Amtrak president and CEO, said the nation’s rail service will need more than $4 billion in additional federal funding for fiscal year 2021 in order to stay afloat, keep employees,…

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  • World War I US Railroad Operations
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    World War I U.S. Railroad Operations

    Historian Rudolph Daniels talked about his book, The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I. He argued that the ability to move troops, equipment and…

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  • Washington Journal Ian Jefferies Discusses Railroads and the Coronavirus Pandemic
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    Ian Jefferies on Railroads and the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Association of American Railroads President Ian Jefferies talked about railroad freight and passenger travel during coronavirus.

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  • Surface Transportation Infrastructure
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    Surface Transportation Infrastructure

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in…

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  • The Weekly With Stephen Gardner
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    The Weekly With Stephen Gardner

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    Amtrak Senior Executive Vice President Stephen Gardner talked about the future of trains in the United States. He discussed competition to the railroad, the northeast corridor, and the…

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  • Train Safety Control Implementation
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    Train Safety Control Implementation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing with rail industry representatives, including Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Ronald Batory, on train…

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  • Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Transportation Infrastructure
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    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Transportation Infrastructure

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on reauthorizing surface transportation infrastructure legislation. Committee Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) said lawmakers were…

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  • emTies Rails and Telegraph Wiresem
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    Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires

    Author Dale Martin examined the impact of the railroad on the development of Montana and the West in his book, Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires: Railroads and Communities in Montana and the…

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  • Amtrak Services and Operations
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    Amtrak Services and Operations

    The Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee held a hearing to examine Amtrak’s services and operations. Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson was among the witnesses who testified. He…

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  • Northern Pacific Railroad
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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

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  • Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford University
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    Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford University

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869, the Stanford Historical Society hosted a day-long symposium. In this symposium session,…

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  • Promontory Summit
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    Promontory Summit

    David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory…

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  • Transcontinental Railroad and the Big Four
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    Transcontinental Railroad and the Big Four

    Stanford University history Professor Richard White told the story of the “big four” key investors in the Transcontinental Railroad project: Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins…

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  • Railroads and American Culture in the 19th Century
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    Railroads and American Culture in the 19th Century

    Stanford University history Professor James Campbell presented a talk titled,"The Celestial Railroad Revisited: The Railroad in 19th Century American History and Culture." The Celestial…

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  • Chinese Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad
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    Chinese, Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad

    On May 10, 1869, a symbolic final golden spike was driven into a rail, linking the Central Pacific Railroad from the west and the Union Pacific Railroad from the east at Promontory Summit,…

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  • San Luis Obispo Railroad History
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    San Luis Obispo Railroad History

    Brad LaRose, director of the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, shared the history and importance of the railroad to the city and California’s central coast. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

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  • Discussion on the Dwight D Eisenhower Steam Engine
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Steam Engine

    Jacqueline Frank, executive director of the National Railroad Museum, talked about the history of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower” Train during World War II. She spoke about the role of the A4 Steam engine train prior…

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  • Senate Panel Examines Positive Train Control Technology Implementation
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    Train Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on implementing positive train control (PTC) technology, which is designed to automatically stop a train before…

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