U S Railroad News 2010-08-16 07:11:00

CSX conducting $10 million upgrade of its West Springfield freight yard MassLive.com WEST SPRINGFIELD – CSX has set December as its target to complete $10 million in upgrades and improvements at its freight yard off Day Street. …

Metra to buy new rail cars Chicago Tribune AP The Metra commuter rail service will purchase 160 new cars for its Electric Line, the first such purchase for the line since 2005. …

140-year-old Morris County railroad line gets $5M renovation The Star-Ledger – NJ.com The Chester Branch railroad, a four-mile short line in Roxbury chartered in 1867, is undergoing a major overhaul believed to be its first total …

City council meets day later, rail spur project on agenda Laramie Boomerang… of an existing railroad spur to connect to an Union-Pacific Corp. line south of Laramie. Phase one of the project would cost around $1.3 million. …

Back on track OR Albany Democrat Herald The Albany & Eastern, a Lebanon-based shortline operator, is Venell’s partner in the venture. It provides the engines and the crews to haul rail cars to and …

Railway plans to raze building Pittsburg Morning Sun… will recognize the looming structure from the 23rd Street railroad overpass — is being demolished by its owner, Kansas City Southern Railway Company. …

Worcester to seek rail line fix-up funding MD Delmarva Daily Times… and the city’s growing industrial park. Maryland, Delaware and Virginia would benefit from the rail, but Worcester County is leading the charge. …

Sights Unseen: Locomotive Repair Shop ME Lewiston Sun Journal A “blue signal” sign is set up when maintainers work on railroad tracks. A device that is locked onto the tracks would derail a locomotive or rail car if …

Railroad museum prepares for excursion program Chattanooga Times Free Press The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum teamed up with Norfolk Southern to rebuild and restore three steam locomotives as a part of hte “21st Century Steam” …

Steam locomotive excursion to Jim Thorpe PA Wilkes Barre Times-Leader Last Labor Day weekend, more than 500 passengers boarded several old-time passenger cars on a train being pulled by a restored steam locomotive and were off …