U S Railroad News 2011-02-23 09:15:00

US Rail Lines Cut Jobs in January Journal of CommerceCanadian National Railway reported the largest decline with 457 fewer jobs in January on its U.S. lines, followed by BNSF Railway with a drop of 238. CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway's U.S. ...

CP and Vancouver port look to speed cargo movementVancouver SunHe added that he expects the agreement - similar to one signed recently with Canadian National railway- will increase the port's ability to compete against rival US ports. "This collaboration agreement strengthens our partnership with Port Metro ...

Wabtec Q4 beats Wall StreetReutersFeb 22 (Reuters) - US railcar parts and braking equipment maker Wabtec Corp , posted better-than-expected quarterly results and forecast 2011 earnings above analysts' expectations, helped by a recovering freight rail market. The company, whose rivals ...

Norfolk Southern Orders 1500 Coal CarsThe Journal of Commerce OnlineNorfolk Southern Railway is ordering 1500 high-capacity coal hauling railcars from FreightCar America, in an order valued at more than $100 million. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who announced the deal, said the coal cars will be built at FreightCar's ...

BNSF gives another $50K to YMCA campaignGalesburg Register-MailGalesburg BNSF terminal Superintendent Rick Danielson, left, and BNSF Public Affairs Director Amy McBeth, right, present a symbolic check for $50000 to Knox County YMCA Executive Director Linus VanderWyst Friday morning at the Y's new soccer complex on ...

Honolulu officials break ground on rail lineBoston HeraldNeil Abercrombie and Hawaii's congressional delegation are due to help break ground on the city's $5.5 billion commuter rail line. A blessing and groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday morning along Kualakai Parkway in Kapolei . ...


U S Railroad News 2011-02-22 09:27:00

Norfolk Southern railcar order to create 200 jobs in RoanokeRoanoke TimesFreightCar America will produce steel triple hopper rail cars than can carry up to 4200 cubic feet of cargo and a lightweight hybrid car that company officials describe as uniquely suited to carrying eastern coal. "They're producing a great car for us ...

GE and Transnet Celebrate Introduction of First AC Diesel-Electric Locomotives ...Business Wire (press release)Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, mining and wind power industries. GE Transportation provides freight ...

Mont. Rail Link Investigating Cause Of Train Derailment Near BelgradeNBC MontanaMontana Rail Link is looking into what caused 17 train cars to derail early Sunday morning west of Belgrade. The train was carrying grain when the cars went off the track around midnight. Of more than 100 cars being pulled, 17 went off track, ...

KCS Selects RMI's OASIS Terminal Operating System - CNBCAbout KCS Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. ...

Mud slides mucking up rail traffic between Everett and SeattleHeraldNetBy Bill Sheets, Herald Writer EVERETT -- An unusually high number of mudslides that have closed railroad tracks between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, this year has officials looking for ways to reduce slides in the future. And they are focusing a lot of ...

Coal ships create a traffic jam on Hampton Roads watersThe Virginian-PilotHampton Roads exports more coal than any other US port, and Norfolk Southern Corp.'s Pier 6 terminal at Lambert's Point in Norfolk is one of the largest coal-loading facilities in the world. But first the coal has to get from the coal fields in West ...

Alaska Railroad plans Seward projectsSeward Phoenix LogThe City of Seward electrical department has been working on the project and is literally down to the last wire, he said. According the Alaska Railroad open house informational poster, the plug-in will "provide power to support onboard food and ...

Union Pacific Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange OfferLive-PR.com (press release)Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America´s leading transportation companies : . Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing US ...

Amtrak would raze entire Midtown block for new "Penn South," rail tunnelThe Real Deal New York (blog)A proposed $13.5 billion Amtrak tunnel that would link New Jersey commuter trains to a new, expanded Penn Station would involve razing the entire Midtown block between 30th and 31st streets, and Eighth and Ninth avenues, DNAinfo reported. ...


U S Railroad News 2011-02-21 06:40:00

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains in Carloads, Intermodal ...17, 2011 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported gains in weekly rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 12, 2011, with U.S. railroads ...

Freight Car deliveries and Orders exploded in fourth quarterGerson Lehrman GroupRail car deliveries almost doubled from third quarter levels and orders advanced on the already healthy levels reported last October. Trinity Industries announced that their deliveries doubled and Greenbrier reported substantially higher deliveries ...

Genesee & Wyoming Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GWR)TheStreet.comGenesee & Wyoming Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Australia, Canada, ...

O'Malley asks feds for $3.5B in rail fundsBizjournals.comO'Malley asked LaHood for $1.25 billion in funding to complete the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel replacement, a project concerning safety and capacity underneath Baltimore, and the BWI Rail Station project, a project that would allow boarding on up to ...

VRE sets one-day recordThe Free Lance-StarWhile more riders are commuting on the train, the Fredericksburg Line saw a drop in on-time performance in January: 86.5 percent compared with 92.2 percent in December. System-wide on-time performance, which includes activity on the Manassas Line, ...

Metrolinx OKs train purchase for rail link to PearsonCTV.caThe contract with Sumitomo Corp. of America for 12 of the train cars is worth about $55 million. Metrolinx says the 12 units will create six two-car trains capable of carrying 120 people. The contract would include an option to buy an additional six ...

Shuttered dinner train might be leaving Stillwater stationMinneapolis Star TribuneUpgrading the train's appearance and mechanics for use on a mainline railroad would cost another $100000, he said. He has contracted with a Missouri company, Ozark Mountain Rail Cars, to sell the Zephyr. "There's been a fair amount of interest in the ...

Steam train coming back throughGreat Falls TribuneThe train is heading back to Portland this week. / BRIAN KAVANAGH/CUT BANK PIONEER PRESS HAVRE — Spewing steam as it grandly chugged across Montana's Hi-Line in July, the Southern Pacific "Daylight" No. 4449 steam engine was a sight not to be missed. ...

Railroad companies in Iowa, Colorado swap enginesChicago Tribune"We're taking part in a whole new concept in tourist railroads in the country." Crull said MCRR and History Colorado are, in effect, "marrying" the two ...


U S Railroad News 2011-02-18 07:28:00

Alaska Railroad Corp. gets new chairwomanFairbanks Daily News-Minerby Staff Report / newsroom@newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — John Binkley has left the chairmanship of the Alaska Railroad Corp. board, and Linda Leary has taken his place. Binkley, of Fairbanks, has served 13 years as chairman. He will remain on the board. ...

A secret to CSX's successBizjournals.com (blog)The results aren't as sexy as growth in earnings or revenue, but the Class I railroads, including CSX Corp., have done wonders in terms of improving their operating ratio, or productivity. It's not surprising that CSX CEO, President and Chairman ...

Amtrak Launches YouTube ChannelOccupational Health & SafetyAmtrak already had Facebook and Twitter pages. Amtrak announced its own YouTube channel on Feb. 15, saying it gives passengers a new way to get information. The channel will feature videos with information on topics such as safety and security, ...

Lanark County interested in rail bed of Ottawa Valley Railway lineEMC Smiths FallsEMC News - On the record, Lanark County is interested in the rail bed beneath the Ottawa Valley Railway (OVR) line between Smiths Falls and Petawawa (104 miles). The line is owned by Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail. During a special meeting of County ...

Bad weather hits US intermodal trafficifw-net.comIntermodal rail freight traffic in the US remained flat at the beginning of the month, as a result of winter storms in some areas, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). During the week ending 5 February, intermodal traffic was down ...

A 1913 Baldwin Steam Engine rolls into the Fillmore train stationCamarillo Acorn14 Baldwin Steam Engine 2-8-0 locomotive, originally built in 1913 and restored in 2010, was introduced to the public at an open house on Feb. 3 at the train station in Fillmore. County dignitaries were on hand to present proclamations to the owners of ...

FreightCar America narrows 4Q loss, expenses fallBloombergBy AP CHICAGO (AP) — FreightCar America Inc. said Thursday it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss as some expenses fell, but the coal railcar maker still struggled with pricing pressures and underutilization of its manufacturing capacity. ...

Florida's Governor Rejects High-Speed Rail Line, Fearing Cost to TaxpayersNew York TimesA stretch of Interstate 4 outside Tampa, Fla., where the federal government would have committed $2 billion for a rail link. Mr. Scott is the third newly elected Republican governor to turn down a portion of the administration's national rail system, ...


U S Railroad News 2011-02-17 06:20:00