U S Railroad News 2010-08-03 07:34:00

Caterpillar unit acquires locomotive maker The Associated Press Caterpillar Inc. said Monday its rail-services unit completed the acquisition of locomotive maker Electro-Motive Diesel for $820 million plus a post-closing …

Seminole, CSX approach settlement Examiner.com Look for CSX and Seminole to come to terms after a rate case battle that went as far as the STB. In this picture, loaded hopper cars are lined up awaiting …

Amtrak Downeaster expanding northward msnbc.com Pat Wellenbach / AP A train makes its way along a newly laid track in Brunswick, Maine, on Monday, Aug. 2, during a ceremony with officials citing the …

Genesee & Wyoming Reports Results for the Second Quarter of 2010 MarketWatch (press release) As our rail traffic has improved, our regional management has done an outstanding job of controlling costs and maintaining the safety and operating …

Raleigh-Charlote train traffic jumps 200% Triangle Business Journal The news comes as Amtrak’s overall train ridership in North Carolina is climbing. For the period of October through June, ridership overall jumped 26 …

CN conductors on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new …CN conductors on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new collective agreement. … CN – North America’s Railroad …

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Maintains Steady Pace Powder Bulk Solids The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that rail traffic continues to maintain a steady pace with US railroads originating 286854 carloads for …

Rare mileage excursions to be ran in Virginia and North Carolina this fall Examiner.com Rare mileage trips travel railroads which do not have normal Amtrak service. Amtrak locomotives haul the trains which will be composed of privately owned …

South Shore Railroad Names Fox President PR Newswire (press release)2 /PRNewswire/ — The Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad said today that Henry Lampe, president and CEO, will retire at the end of October 2010. …

Group seeks to preserve San Francisco’s rail past KGO-TV Hart is hoping a rail museum can be included in any future development at the site. Two of the last remaining Belt Line diesel locomotives owned by the city …

As good as new Lancaster Newspapers In 1940, caboose was sold by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the Huntingdon & Broad Top Railroad. “This was basically a short line in Huntingdon County that hauled …