U S Railroad News 2010-08-06 09:26:00

Rail traffic hits 2010 high BusinessWeek So far this year, traffic on US railroads is up 7.3 percent from last year and down 13.1 percent from 2008. US rail traffic fell sharply in fall 2008,

Plastics firm challenges CSX rates Examiner.com A CSX locomotive hauls covered hopper cars loaded with, perhaps, plastic pellets, in Columbus, Ohio on July 6, 2009. The Federal Surface Transportation …

Koppers Holdings Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results MarketWatch (press release) Sales for Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CM&C) increased by 25%, or $75.3 million over the prior year, while sales for Railroad and Utility Products (R&UP) …

NC Amtrak ridership up sharply Triad Business Journal The number of passengers traveling on North Carolina’s Amtrak rose nearly 200 percent in June compared with that time period a year ago. …

County to run tourist trains on Union Pacific railroad San Jose Mercury News By Kurtis Alexander County transportation leaders agreed Thursday to run tourist trains on the Union Pacific railroad when or if they buy the 32-mile rail …

Southbound Amtrak service stopped Washington Post (blog) Amtrak service south of Washington, DC has been disrupted by the derailment of a CSX coal train at Quantico, Va. The railroad is shut down at Quantico with …

Freight train derails in Baltimore tunnel Washington Examiner Emergency crews called to the northern exit of the Howard Street rail tunnel found that more than a dozen of the train’s 79 cars had derailed, …

Short-line tax credit extension still stuck in Senate, ASLRRA says Progressive Rail Roading… in the Senate before the August recess, according to an item in the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) latest newsletter. …

FreightCar America, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results MarketWatch (press release)Looking forward, we expect railcar pricing to continue to be very competitive, keeping downward pressure on margins until volume recovers to more normalized …