U S Railroad News 2010-08-20 07:39:00

US railroad traffic up last week, but transfers between trucks and …The railroad industry’s main trade association said Thursday that traffic on US railroads posted further modest gains last week, but transfers between trucks and trains and shipments of retail containers are hitting records.

Caterpillar CEO says no double-dip recession The Associated Press Already in 2010, Caterpillar has announced several investments in its own production plants, and it acquired locomotive maker Electro-Motive Diesel. …

No Double Dip on the Rails New York Times (blog) There was a sharp increase in rail traffic that began in April. The rate of gain has slowed but is still rising. It is not all positive. …

Grant to fund Sacramento-area project to cut diesel train emissions Sacramento Bee LaGrange, Ill.-based Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. will develop the filters, or soot traps, that will be attached to the 3200-horsepower locomotive. …

Norfolk Southern completes Va rail upgrades The Associated Press Norfolk Southern says it has completed major work on its railroad system that will help ease traffic congestion in northern Virginia. …

Growth & Income: Union Pacific (UNP) Wall Street Pit (blog) Union Pacific operates a railroad in 23 Western states. It ships agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, energy, industrial products and Intermodal. …

Day 2 of Tenn. deluge washes out rail line Washington Examiner Deluged Tennessee saw more rain Thursday that washed out a commuter rail line a day after flooding swept away a home, trapped drivers in their vehicles and derailed a freight train.

Ground will be broken at railport Friday Iowa, Clinton HeraldChet Culver has been invited to attend, along with a representative for Congressman Bruce Braley and Union Pacific Railroad CEO Jim Young. …

Railcar Provider TTX Company Selects Global Crossing’s EtherSphere Service TMC Net TTX Company is a renowned provider of railcars and related freight car management services in North America. According to the newly signed agreement with …

City council moves forward with rail spur project Laramie Boomerang“What I don’t like, I am (concerned) about truck traffic going through and how heavy it might be,” Carstens said. “I suppose a lot of us (who live out …

Breathing new life into old locomotives NZ Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Two 33-year-old General Electric U10B locomotives, which belong to platinum producer Anglo Platinum’s (Angloplat’s) Amandelbult mine, were given a new lease …