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CSX

CSX Transportation Launches Track Maintenance Blitz

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During a nine-day blitz, CSX suspended operations on a key rail line from Elkhorn City, Ky., to Laurens, S.C., while hundreds of railroad employees performed track upgrades, highway-rail crossing improvements and bridge and tunnel repairs. The engineering “Jamboree,” which ran from June 30 through July 8, enabled CSX to complete in nine days what would take two months if train operations were not rerouted. This year’s Jamboree was the largest of several such events the railroad has held across its 23,000-mile rail network since 1999, and materials have been pre-staged during the past six months. “Jamborees have

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Amtrak

Amtrak No. 40: Time for a Paintjob?

ATLANTA — On a recent jaunt to Washington, D.C., on Amtrak’s Crescent, I noticed something on the train’s lead Genesis unit. It needs a paint job. I’m not sure why it struck me. Perhaps, it was the most detailed examination of a Genesis unit I had ever given. So, on my way down the stairs leading to the plat- form, I snapped a picture and captured the moment on film. In the scheme of railfanning, it’s not an Earth shattering development. But, nonetheless, I found the picture compelling and be worthy of publication here. The picture isn’t typical of what