U S Railroad News 2010-09-30 08:17:00

09/29/2010: Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $50 Million Recovery Act Grant for Vermont High-Speed Rail

Amtrak envisions 220 mph trainsBizjournals.comAmtrak unveiled a plan for high-speed rail between Washington and Boston that would carry passengers along the rails as fast as 220 mph and carry a price ...

Alaska Railroad realignment might go through North PoleFairbanks Daily News-Miner“It's the project that both the borough and the railroad agreed was the most beneficial and the priority,” said Bruce Carr, director of strategic planning ...

Effort to save shortline track in Tulare County coming down to the ...For some shortline rail shippers reliant upon rail in parts of eastern Tulare County, the situation is growing less and less promising with each passing day ...

Historic locomotive brings circus to townDenver PostBy Mike Peters The Ringling and Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Union Pacific Railroad's "Challenger," No. 3985 join together to celebrate railroad heritage ...

Freightcar Short Line, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Line of ...Trading Markets (press release)FreightCar Short Line, Inc. (FCSL), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire and operate approximately 5.00 ...

CN Rail and conductors set to resume mediated talks to avert strikeWinnipeg Free PressMONTREAL - Canadian National Railway Co. is set to resume mediated talks with Teamsters Canada to avoid a second strike within a year, this time by 2700 ...


U S Railroad News 2010-09-29 09:21:00

State grants fund local rail projectsThe Daily News OnlineALBANY — Funding for the Genesee County Economic Development Corporation's project to extend short-line rail service to the new Genesee Valley Agri ...

Unused rail line subject of suitWatertownDailyTimes.comBy MARTHA ELLEN NEWTON FALLS — The Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad Corp. is suing the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency for ...

Marine terminal seeks grant to extend rail lineDaily PressThe hope is it would mean more traffic at the facility." The total cost of the project is expected to cost $2 million, and the port authority would pick up ...

Kicking the tires on the Huron Central dealSault This WeekGenesee & Wyoming operates 62 short-line and regional railways in the US, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. The company controls 6000 miles of track ...

Wisconsin contractors low bidders for rail workThe Business JournalTwo Wisconsin contractors submitted the low bids Tuesday for state contracts to build portions of the Milwaukee to Madison high-speed rail project. ...

CN seeks "status quo" extension with conductorsAlberta ExpressGoing into talks starting Monday led by a federal mediator, Canadian National Railway (CN) says it's willing to accept a "status quo" contract extension for ...

Inspectors sign off on Durango train trestleThe Durango HeraldThe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad locomotive No. 480 crosses the Animas River near 15th Street on Tuesday morning as engineers with ...

VRE to test 10-car trainsWashington Post (blog)Virginia Railway Express will deploy two10-car trains on Wednesday as the commuter rail service tests whether a new engine can handle the load, ...

Wellsboro & Corning Railroad to get $201307 for improvementsElmira Star-GazetteThe total cost of the Wellsboro & Corning project is $223675 Projects to be funded were selected based on a number of criteria, including: project readiness ...

CSX Transportation's Cindy Sanborn Named as a 'Woman Worth Watching'PR Newswire (press release)28 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation's vice president and chief transportation officer Cindy M. Sanborn has been recognized as a "Woman Worth Watching" by ...

Union Pacific Railroad Unveils Its Pink Ribbon LocomotiveMarketWatch (press release)Union Pacific Railroad today unveiled its Pink Ribbon Locomotive, UP No. 7400, created as a tribute to the company's support of Susan G. Komen for the ...


U S Railroad News 2010-09-28 11:18:00

Despite earnings foreast, Greenbrier jumps on new railcar ordersOregonLive.comThe railcar orders Greenbrier announced Monday come on top of other new business reported last month. It could be a sign of thawing in an industry that had ...

Port, CN act to boost cargoMontreal GazetteThe Montreal Port Authority and Canadian National Railway Co. said yesterday they have signed a framework pact aimed at raising the port's efficiency and ...

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad chief financial officer says he kept board ...NOLA.comThe New Orleans Public Belt Railroad's chief financial officer is disputing allegations by former board members that he kept them in the dark about poor ...

Union Pacific Railroad plans to demolish last bit of transcontinental historyExaminer.comSet the Way-Back Machine to 1874, when the transcontinental railway was still new and the Central Pacific Railway had arrived in Oakland, CA. ...

Steam locomotive changes route to ToledoToledo BladeThe special train with the steam locomotive has passed Oak Harbor, Ohio, but is taking a different route than was previously announced. ...


U S Railroad News 2010-09-27 06:48:00

Nippon Sharyo receives US order for 160 rail cars Japan Today Nippon Sharyo Ltd has jointly received an order with Sumitomo Corp for 160 rail cars from a US train operator worth around 48 billion yen, the major rail ...

Amtrak names VP for high-speed rail Examiner.com WASHINGTON – Amtrak has named Albrecht (Al) P. Engel, a professional engineer, its vice president of a new high-speed rail department. ...

Railroad CSX spends $1.16M lobbying in 2Q BusinessWeek Railroad operator CSX Corp. spent $1.16 million lobbying the US government in the second quarter on issues including federal transportation spending and ...

Deadline imminent for public comment on railroad plan CA Porterville Recorder... Railroad Industries Incorporated for $90000, states. “All analysis shows that there is sufficient traffic currently on this line to support a short line ...

Union Pacific spends $1.28M lobbying in 2Q BusinessWeekFreight railroad operator Union Pacific Corp. says it spent $1.28 million lobbying the federal government in the second quarter on legislation to repeal ...

Canadian Pacific announces a $350 million debt offering and a prepayment to ...PR-USA.net (press release)Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX/NYSE: CP) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, is issuing US$350 ...

Vintage South Shore rail cars bound for Wisconsin museum Gary Post TribuneTrain lovers: An orange Chicago South Shore and South Bend rail car is stored on the tracks as visitors tour the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin, ...

Historic train to make trips through Greeley Greeley TribuneThe locomotive will make its way through Greeley next week with a historic 65-car circus train attached. Union Pacific Railroad's Challenger No. ...


U S Railroad News 2010-09-25 07:05:00

Railroad offering $20000 reward Greene County Daily World On July 7, 2009, at about 11:45 am, 70 cars loaded with potash and parked for long-term storage by The Indiana Rail Road Company on a unused railroad spur ...

GE Sells 115 Locomotives in Brazil The Journal of Commerce OnlineLocomotive builder GE Transportation said it signed the largest locomotive delivery deal in Brazil's history as Brazilian rail operator MRS Logistica agreed ...

New rail plan moves down track Topeka Capital JournalBy Mike Hall Kansas and Oklahoma officials already are at work on a development plan for rail passenger service between the Kansas City area and Oklahoma ...

Report says rail will create jobs, reduce trafficDearborn Press and Guide... high-speed rail network will create nearly 58000 permanent jobs, and support 15200 jobs during the 10 years that it would take to construct the project. ...

Feds finally cough up $15 million for short-line railway CANADA With a temporary service agreement set to expire a month' s end, Ottawa finally came to the table with much-needed money to upgrade a railroad between Sault ...

Union Pacific Railroad Earns Responsible Care Certification for Safe Chemical ...MarketWatch (press release)OMAHA, Neb., Sep 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Union Pacific Railroad's (NYSE:UNP) safety processes meet the certification requirements under the Responsible ...

CP freight train derails at St. Lazare A Canadian Pacific freight train flew off the tracks without warning in St. Lazare, just before midnight Thursday, injuring two crew members and producing a pileup that will likely halt rail traffic through the area for several days. ...