U S Railroad News 2010-10-20 06:33:00

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. Awarded New Locomotive Contract for Six SD70ACS …Business Wire (press release)Delivery of the locomotives is scheduled to begin during the fourth quarter of 2011. This will bring the number of EMD locomotives operating in Mauritania …

Bidding process for BC Rail was tainted from the startVancouver SunCanadian Pacific Railway, in a letter to the premier’s office, flatly accused the government of giving rival CN Rail “preferred access” to the BC Rail list …

Edgerton rail hub to begin work next yearKansas City StarBy BRAD COOPER BNSF Railway will start building its $250 million rail hub in Edgerton next year after selecting two Chicago contractors for the job on …

North Dakota, Maine and Texas DOTs land TIGER II grants for rail projectsProgressive Rail RoadingThe TIGER II grant will be used to reconstruct an intersection at the US 2/55th Street NE junction in Minot, build a grade separation over BNSF’s mainline …

Officials: Maine OKs purchase for railroad tracksBusinessWeekThe sales agreement calls for the state to pay the railroad $20.1 million in cash. The money will include $7 million from state reserve accounts, …

Sanford’s new Amtrak Auto Train station opensExaminer.comA new Amtrak station is open in Sanford, near Orlando, for the more than 244000 annual Amtrak Auto Train passengers. At about 10000 square feet, …

Engine chugging once againCumberland Times-NewsCUMBERLAND — The steam engine pulling the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad spent some time in the shop last week for repairs. While surgery took place on …

Officials conduct groundbreaking ceremony for Norfolk Southern’s rail yard in …Chambersburg Public OpinionThe Franklin County Regional Intermodal Facility will be built on about 200 acres next to the Antrim Commons Business Park. Developers envision a mixed-use …

Railroads to use federal dollars to create jobs PA Williamsport Sun-GazetteThe authority owns five short line railroads in the region, including, but not limited to, the Lycoming Valley line. Gohl watched as trains loaded with sand …

City may fund depot railroad museumKingman Daily Miner… enter into a formal agreement with the Mohave County Historical Society to fund the development and operation of a railroad museum at the train depot. …

Fort Worth’s Tower 55 project gets $34MDallas Business JournalThe funds were received through the Texas Department of Transportation and will aid the $91.2 million project, which will increase rail capacity at Tower 55 …