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Eurostar: why the trains failed | World news | guardian.co.uk

Eurostar: why the trains failed | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

Union Pacific Railroad ditches its mainframe for SOA

At the heart of Union Pacific Corp.’s railroad operations is an IBM mainframe-based transportation control system that’s been chugging along like a hardworking locomotive for nearly 40 years. According to industry experts, it was a pioneering system when first introduced, and it made the Omaha-based transportation giant one of the first companies in the world to make extensive use of online transaction processing technologies.

Union Pacific Railroad ditches its mainframe for SOA.

Filed under: Amtrak

Chinese Infrastructure Awash in Money-12/21/2009 – NASDAQ.com

China”s planners seem to throw around dollar figures in the trillions almost casually when it comes to infrastructure investment. True, it”s in Renminbi (RMB), which goes for 6.83 to one U.S. dollar. The total is still lavish. Chinese companies benefiting from the windfall face tough competition from sexier stocks in the current bull market, but generous government investment makes infrastructure stocks worth a look.

Chinese Infrastructure Awash in Money-12/21/2009 – NASDAQ.com.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

Channel Tunnel: Eurostar halts trains, France plans inquiry

IN THE FIELD – Channel Tunnel: Eurostar halts trains, France plans inquiry. With our correspondent in London.

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Filed under: Uncategorized

Coming to defense of high-speed rail – SignOnSanDiego Newsletter – SignOnSanDiego.com

Top entry in Letters to the Editor. It’s from the California High Speed Rail Authority.

Coming to defense of high-speed rail – SignOnSanDiego Newsletter – SignOnSanDiego.com.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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