U S Railroad News 2010-10-08 06:51:00

Federal Railroad Administration. Safety Advisory 2010-02 has been added

Small Railroads Post Strongest Volume of 2010The Journal of Commerce OnlineWith an increase in chemical tankcar shipments that make up their largest commodity category, North America’s regional and short line railroads set …

NJ Gov. Christie kills Hudson River tunnel project, citing taxpayers woesNJ.comChris Christie pauses during a Statehouse news conference today where he announced he has killed a project to build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson …

Rail Traffic Maintains Year High LevelsSeeking AlphaTotal North American rail traffic was unchanged last week at 692k. It makes the 3rd consecutive week the total has surpassed 690K, a level not seen since …

Amsted Rail-Faiveley LLC A New Leader on the Market for Freight-Rail Brakes in …Business Wire (press release)These assets were previously held by its American subsidiary, Ellcon-National, which will retain primarily its transit-car business. Amsted Rail brings to …

CN improves boosts rail car capacity for North American steel tradeCanadianBusiness.comThe Montreal-based railway said it’s acquiring 200 standard gondolas and 200 open-coil gondolas to expand and improve the quality of its freight car fleet. …

Winnebago County leaders hope to buy railroad lineMason City Globe GazetteIowa Northern Railroad has agreed to operate the line when it’s purchased from Union Pacific. Union Pacific plans to abandon the 28 miles of railroad if …

Siemens Wins Battle of Fast TrainsNew York TimesBy DAVID JOLLY PARIS — In an effort to prepare for competition on cross-Channel rail traffic, Eurostar said Thursday that it had awarded a hotly sought …

Kellar rail-to-trail plans still on trackPeoria Journal StarWith the $1.25 million agreement between the governmental bodies and Pioneer Industrial Railway Co. and Central Illinois Railroad Co., it was decided the …

World’s largest operating steam locomotive travels to mid-MissouriCalifornia Democrat3985, the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, will be on a six-state, 2200 mile tour from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Gorham, Ill., to celebrate railroad …