U S Railroad News 2010-08-31 06:20:00

Amtrak route changes start Wednesday IL The State Journal-Register TJ Salsman/The State Journal-Register Chicago-bound customers board an Amtrak train last October in Springfield. By TIM LANDIS Amtrak passengers can expect ...

Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor rail route to Columbus finishes final link Columbus Business First That terminal was built with the expectation the rail line would connect to it, Husband said. “Rickenbacker remains, really, the anchor terminal for the ...

Railroad efficiency touted Topeka Capital Journal By Mike Hall The Union Pacific Railroad is spending more than $11.5 million improving its track between Topeka and Herington, part of $2.6 billion it will ...

Decision Provided Notice that An Oral Argument Will be Held on October 26 ...The Journal of Commerce OnlineUnion Pacific Railroad and Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad and BNSF Railway, NOR 42104. The oral argument will be open for public observation, ...

Norfolk Southern CEO and CFO to Address Transportation Conferences ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)25 -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) CEO Wick Moorman and Executive Vice President Finance and CFO James A. Squires will participate in two ...

KCS Makes Operations and Sales and Marketing Department Promotions Trading Markets (press release) Kansas City Southern (KCS) subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), announced the promotions of Mark A. Redd from general manager ...

Dome car returns to the Adirondack next month Albany Times Union (blog) Amtrak's “Great Dome” rail car, which features a glassed-in upper level that provides a panoramic view, returns to the Adirondack on Sept. ...

CN signs voluntary mitigation agreement with Long Grove village Trading Markets (press release)Canadian National Railway Company has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement with the village of Long Grove, Illinois, located approximately 35 miles ...

RIDING THE RAILS: REDISCOVERING SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PAST CA East County Magazine... passing wildflowers in bloom, we learned that this short line also was used for ... Founded in 1961, the Museum which houses over 80 types of railroad ...

Rail car set for Rutland City train station home Rutland Herald By Gordon Dritschilo The city is set to permanently park a railroad car outside the downtown train station. Though a few details still have to be settled ...

Railway Museum Expands into Adjacent Property iBerkshires.com The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum has taken a step towards expansion by purchasing the neighboring 1.5 acres of property now occupied by Daley Trucking. ...


U S Railroad News 2010-08-30 07:03:00

Genesee & Wyoming has the Lowest Sales Growth in the Railroads ...Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) had sales growth of 35.2% during the last fiscal year. The company has reported $1.7 billion in sales over the past 12 months and is expected to report $2 billion in sales in the next fiscal year. ...

Train to Montreal opens up new vistas Pittsburgh Post Gazette We entered a train where even a single open seat was rare, but an Amtrak conductor, unbidden, kindly asked another passenger to switch seats so we could ...

Ohio rail safety among worst in the nation Warren Tribune Chronicle An at-grade crossing is when train tracks intersect with a public or private road. Many of those crossings do not have gates and lights and the average cost ...

State approves money for mid-valley rail improvements OR Albany Democrat Herald $5190024 to the Union Pacific Railroad to extend central traffic control to the segment of its mainline that runs through Albany. ...

DOT Press release 8-20-10“Short line railroads play an important role in our nation's transportation system,” said Secretary LaHood. “Investing in this project will spur economic ...

Insurance issue may postpone Amtrak for Florida east coast run Florida Today At issue is the portion of the 350-mile route known as the South Florida Rail Corridor, which covers 81 miles from West Palm Beach to Miami and is owned by ...

Rail line on track in rural Sask. StarPhoenix The establishment of the shortline railway and the continuation of rail service on the old Canadian Pacific line has economic implications for communities ...

CN Railway provoke workers to strike, Teamsters say 680 News TORONTO, Ont. - The Canadian National Railway is provoking its workers to launch a strike, Teamsters Canada Union said. The statement comes after ...

Denver airport breaks ground on new rail lineUSA Today... $120 million for a "Regional Intermodal Transportation Center" that would allow rail, bus and rental car travelers to converge at one central point. ...

Engine No. 9 to arrive in Breckenridge this November CO Summit Daily News By Robert Allen BRECKENRIDGE — After many months of setbacks, historic locomotive No. 9 will be shipped in November from Grand Junction to Breckenridge. ...


U S Railroad News 2010-08-28 06:35:00

Union Pacific Employees On Board for Safety Safety.BLR.com Union Pacific Railroad employees achieved the best first half of the year safety performance in company history. For the period January 1 through June 30, ...

Railroad traffic shows economic pickup underway Gerson Lehrman Group The weekly railroad traffic reports from the American Association of Railroads are one of the timeliest indicators of economic activity, and the numbers in ...

Rail Traffic Hits Another Yearly High Seeking Alpha (blog) Further, Canadian/Mexican traffic dipped slightly for the week meaning there was even more strength in the US numbers that what the 1200 railcar gain would ...

Kansas tells Amtrak to slow down on parts of railroad tracks in western Kansas fox4kc.com(AP) — BNFS Railway has told Amtrak to slow down its trains on segments of deteriorating tracks in parts of western Kansas. BNFS, which owns the lines and ...

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad to celebrate 40th anniversary this week Conejos County Citizen ANTONITO — In a time when your vehicle is outdated before it's paid for, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR) is keeping the past alive on the ...

CSXT Enters Rail Security Partnership with Alabama PR Newswire (press release)"CSX and the State of Alabama are committed to securing our citizens, visitors and critical infrastructure," said Brock Long, Director of Alabama Emergency ...

Tulare Co. short-line rail track in jeopardy Fresno Bee Losing the tracks "throws a monkey wrench" into a long-range plan for a short-line rail from Bakersfield to Stockton, he said. San Joaquin Valley Railroad ...

FreightCar America CFO is leaving BusinessWeek Nagel will be replaced by Joseph E. McNeely, 45, who has spent the last 10 years in the railcar industry. Most recently, he was vice president at Mitsui ...

Short line railroads see traffic on the rise [Brotherhood of ...WASHINGTON, D.C. — North American short line and regional railroads are reporting freight traffic gains on the rise since mid-summer, a contrast to the wave ...

Coos Bay Rail Line Project Creates New Jobs KEZI TV The first project will upgrade the Port of Coos Bay Railroad. The $7.8 million project will upgrade the rail line, including investments in swing-span ...

New rail line under construction near ADM plant IA Ethanol Producer MagazineThe railway has stayed in close contact with ADM employees, both at its corporate offices and the Cedar Rapids plant, on the topic of increased traffic and ...

V&T Railroad extends Carson City to Virginia City operations through Dec. 18 Carson Now The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will extend its 2010 season to include new “Colors in the Canyon” train rides and will continue Saturday rides through Dec. ...


U S Railroad News 2010-08-27 06:11:00

Greenbrier Hiring 260 Workers in Portland, Oregon to Support Railcar Order Area Development OnlineAfter receiving a significant uptick in orders, railcar product and service provider Greenbrier will create 260 workers at its Gunderson facility in ...

Weekly intermodal traffic sets 2010 record again; container shipments hit all ...DC Velocity Continued growth in container volumes and a flock of new railcar orders suggest that 2010 will be a very good year for intermodal transportation. ...

Denver RTD breaks ground on commuter rail line project - News ...The $1 billion East Corridor commuter rail line is part of the FasTracks Eagle P3 project, an innovative public-private partnership which also includes the ...

Public, Private Investments Lifting Pennsylvania's Struggling Railroads Philadelphia Center City Weekly Press By Eric Boehm A short-line railroad executive on Wednesday told state lawmakers the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling boom in northern Pennsylvania has ...

CSX brings confusing news to Ogdensburg WatertownDailyTimes.com By BRIAN AMARAL OGDENSBURG — Confusion reigned at the Port of Ogdensburg Wednesday when a CSX official told a group of industry executives and officials ...

Mo. Department of Natural Resources recognizes Kansas City ...The Kansas City Southern Railway Company received a $43084 DERA grant that funded 75 percent of the cost to purchase and install automatic engine ...

Gatx May Sell Debt as Issuance Falls Amid Economy Concern: New Issue Alert Bloomberg By Sapna Maheshwari - Thu Aug 26 09:06:37 GMT 2010 Gatx Corp., a Chicago-based company that leases railroad cars and other equipment, may sell debt as ...

Repairs to NM trestle could cost $2 million NewsWest9.com AP - August 25, 2010 1:35 PM ET CHAMA, NM (AP) - It could cost around $2 million to repair a railroad trestle that burned on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic ...

Funding puts rail line right on track OR KCBY.com 11 And what this rail line means is a great quality of life, great workforce, great economics." When the line was shut down in 2007, Port Communications ...

Rail Line Talks Broken Off CA Valley Voice There has been interest by other short-line rail companies to purchase San Joaquin Valley Railroad but those too have been halted. ...

Norfolk Southern's New Heartland Corridor Cuts Length of Major Route by 250 Miles Earth & Industry Ten years ago, about 70 percent of the Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) international freight arrived in West Coast ports and was distributed from there. ...

Railfest 2010 on track at SteamtownScranton Times-Tribune Among those set to have equipment displays at Railfest are Amtrak, Norfolk Southern Railway, New Jersey Transit, Canadian Pacific Railway, ...

Exhibit of passenger rail travel opens today SW Iowa News Council Bluffs had nine depots and 62 passenger trains passing through daily,” states a sign at the entrance of a new Union Pacific Railroad Museum exhibit ...

Cow catcher stops afternoon train The Durango Herald A drooping cow catcher - mounted at the front of the locomotive to reflect obstacles - brought a train to a stop near the Main Avenue Bridge on Thursday ...


U S Railroad News 2010-08-26 05:33:00

Six States Submit TIGER II Grant Application for Norfolk Southern's Crescent ...PR Newswire (press release)"On behalf of Norfolk Southern, I commend and thank our partners for their recognition of the value the Crescent Corridor offers their states," said CEO ...

Public Belt Railroad commissioners to consider suspension for free-wheeling chief NOLA.com The board that oversees the beleaguered New Orleans Public Belt Railroad on Thursday is scheduled to consider whether to suspend its top administrator ...

Work on Kellar Branch signals historic day for project IL Peoria Journal StarBob Larabee of Unitrac Railroad Materials shakes a rail free from ties Wednesday while starting to remove rails from the Kellar Branch south of Pioneer ...

Port of Coos Bay gets $7.8 million state grant for railroad work OregonLive.com The Coos Bay Railroad Rehabilitation project was ranked third out of 41 projects in the running for $97 million in lottery-backed bonds slated for ...

Greenbrier gets $130 mln railcar deal, shares riseReutersN), and railroad operators BNSF and Union Pacific (UNP.N). In April, the company acquired a lease portfolio of nearly 4000 railcars along with private ...

Stuffed US grain elevators brace for huge harvestReuters... be how efficiently those trains move in and out of the export terminals," said Paul Hammes, a vice president of ag products with Union Pacific rail. ...