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FRA proposes rule that would require emergency breathing gear in locomotive cabs

(Source: 03/08/2023) The rule aims to protect train crews from inhalation hazards in the event of a hazardous materials spill following a derailment WASHINGTON — The Federal Railroad Administration today proposed a rule that would require railroads to provide emergency breathing apparatus for locomotive crews who are operating trains carrying hazardous materials that would…

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STB approves termination of Montana Rail Link’s lease with BNSF Railway

(Source: Trains Magazine, March 8, 2023) The Surface Transportation Board today approved Montana Rail Link’s plan to terminate its lease with BNSF Railway, paving the way for BNSF to regain control of the former Northern Pacific main line between Jones Junction, Mont., and Sandpoint, Idaho. Full story: Trains Magazine

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