U S Railroad News 2010-10-30 07:08:00

Weekly Rail Traffic Continues Upward TrendDaily MarketsWASHINGTON, DC – Oct. 28, 2010 – β€œThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that weekly rail traffic remains up over 2009 levels with US …

Railcar builders are looking to better timesGerson Lehrman GroupThe RSI announced the third quarter results for the railcar builders and there were improvements in all categories. Orders totaled over 9100 units and …

Siemens Mobility celebrates new Amtrak contractSacramento BeeThe Amtrak electric locomotive contract was touted as part of a new era of rail transportation nationally, as well as a plum for a region positioning itself …

Norfolk Southern commits to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions 10 percent by 2014Salisbury PostNorfolk Southern Corp. (NS), the nation’s fourth largest railroad, recently set a five-year goal to reduce its carbon footprint through fuel-saving …

Caterpillar Plans To Build New Railcar Facility In Indiana, Makes Jobs For 650 …Comtex SmartrendBy Chip Brian 10/29/2010-Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) is planning on a new railcar facility in Indiana that would create jobs for some 650 people, according to …

Intermodal group clearing way for proposed railroad tie plant at Hoxie, Ark.KSPR… lines have good reason to be positive about a proposal for a plant in the northeast Arkansas town of Hoxie β€” the facility would make railroad ties. …

Niagara Falls gets $16.5M grant for Amtrak stationWCAX… city of Niagara Falls is receiving $16.5 million in federal funding to complete the conversion of a Civil War-era building into a new Amtrak station. …

NYS getting another $28M from feds for upstate rail projects; Syracuse to …CanadianBusiness.comMost of that will be used for signal upgrades at a suburban rail yard and to improve Onondaga County’s transportation center, home to the city’s Amtrak …

Virginia gets funding for high-speed railThe Free Lance-StarVirginia will receive $44.3 million to fund required engineering and environmental studies of the railroad tracks, all with the goal of eventually running …

$825K State Grant Leaves Train Short for Trestle RepairsRio Grande SunBy Joe Crawford The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad would need to find another $90000 and empty its track repair fund, but it appears to have found a way …