Thursday morning rail information:
Kentucky Steam facility to be centerpiece of improvement effort
A former CSX Transportation rail yard in Estill County, Ky., owned by Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. might be changed into a multipurpose improvement that includes meals, arts, music, and a heritage rail facility. With the assistance of a $120,000 contribution by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Vitality and Surroundings Cupboard and investments and assist by native industries, the power between Irvine and Ravenna, Ky., might be changed into “The Yard,” a 40-acre improvement. Together with a 4,500-seat multi-purpose facility for live shows and different occasions, the event will function the store constructing being utilized by Kentucky Steam Heritage to revive C&O 4-8-4 No. 2716, moved to the power in 2019 from the Kentucky Railway Museum [see “C&O 2716 restoration effort gets several boosts,” Trains News Wire, July 29, 2019]. The store might be open as an interactive museum and might be out there for space vocational colleges to assist college students study a commerce. Extra data is out there at the Kentucky Steam website.
CTA to supply merchandising machines promoting COVID-19 protecting gear
The Chicago Transit Authority is becoming a member of the record of companies providing merchandising machines promoting private protecting tools at some stations as a part of measures to take care of COVID-19. Later this 12 months, the CTA will introduce the machines at six stations — Belmont, Roosevelt, and 79th Road stations on the Crimson Line, Halfway on the Orange Line, Jefferson Park on the Blue Line, and Kedzie on the Inexperienced Line. Objects might be priced from $3.75 to $10. “The addition of those new merchandising machines is a mirrored image of our unwavering dedication to hunt out instruments and sources to assist reassure our prospects that we’re doing all the pieces we are able to to maintain prospects wholesome throughout this ongoing pandemic,” CTA President Dorval R. Carter Jr. mentioned in a press release.
REMSA gives COVID-19 webinar
The Railway Engineering-Upkeep Suppliers Affiliation is providing a webinar on secure practices in addressing COVID-19 as a part of its persevering with webinar collection. “Let’s Do This Proper the First Time: Safely Returning to Work within the Time of COVID-19” might be provided Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Japanese Time, that includes visitor speaker Tony Dublino of SafeRack loading rack applied sciences. Extra data and registration is out there at the REMSA website.