U S Railroad News 2010-09-14 06:58:00

09/13/2010 Amtrak Joins FRA “Close Call” Pilot Program FRA Press Release

Alaska Railroad Corp. gets new chief executive Anchorage Daily NewsHe has also held senior positions at Union Pacific Railroad Co., The Texas Mexican Railway Co. and Houston’s Port Terminal Railroad Association. …

Battle steams ahead over North Charleston rail planCharleston Post CourierLawmakers have threatened to dictate how the new port on the former Charleston Naval Base will be served by CSX and Norfolk Southern if the region’s two …

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Reports Traffic for August 2010 MarketWatch (press release)All other traffic increased by a net 2024 carloads. On June 15, 2009 GWI announced its intent to discontinue operations of its Huron Central Railway (HCRY) …

Feds order halt to work on FrontRunner stretch UT Salt Lake TribuneBy cathy mckitrick A recent cease and desist order put the brakes on construction of a two-mile stretch of Utah Transit Authority’s commuter rail line …

Little-used rail line a key link to Worcester Boston Globe It is one of four properties in the state’s half-complete, $100 million deal with the shipping company CSX to acquire rail lines in Eastern Massachusetts …

American Freight Rail Traffic Spikes AltTransportThis is the second straight week where rail volume has set a record, the AAR said. During the first week of September 305000 carloads originated at American …

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad picks up some steam with antique locomotive Plain Dealer (blog)… Fong / The Plain DealerBryan Porter shows the firebox aboard the 2-8-4 Berkshire locomotive that will be used by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. …