U S Railroad News 2011-01-31 19:39:00

“Modest gains” is too timid; Railroad carload traffic is “growing strongly”!Gerson Lehrman GroupCoal traffic fell -0.6% but is up 10.3% for the year, which is even more significant given the outsized share of all rail traffic contributed by coal …

Feds pledge $750G for rail studyThe Tribune-DemocratPennDOT has been awarded the grant to explore the feasibility and cost of extending the Amtrak Keystone Service west to Pittsburgh.

Texas short line extends RailComm contract – RailwayAge MagazineFairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday that short line Fort Worth & Western Railroad has extended its contract with RailComm for its computerized Track …

Norfolk Southern CEO and CIO to Address Transportation ConferencesPR Newswire (press release)28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) CEO Wick Moorman and Executive Vice President Strategic Planning and CIO Deb Butler will …

Industry numbers brighten outlook for GE TransportationGoErie.comWhen sales to Canadian and US railroads dried up in 2009, locomotive sales and employment both tumbled at the Lawrence Park-based business unit of the …

Alaska railroad CEO expects economic recovery to continue through fiscal yearThe RepublicAP ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Railroad Corp. CEO Christopher Aadnesen says he’s expecting the railroad’s economic recovery that began during fiscal 2009 to …