U S Railroad News 2011-02-04 11:58:00

RAIL TRAFFIC REMAINS STRONGBy Cullen RocheRail traffic remains strong according to this week’s data from the AAR. This is just one …

Rails Seek Delay of STB Competition Hearing Journal of CommerceThe American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association said the current schedule, of submitting initial comments by Feb. 18 and replies a month later, bumps into its preparations for the separate Feb. 24 hearing on cargo exemptions . …

Surface Transporation Board Takes Another Look at Tongue River RailroadExaminer.comThe federal government issued a notice they are re-visiting the prospect of the Tongue River Railroad. The US Surface Transportation board has said they are …

Empty train cars fall off rail bridge in DuluthMinnesota Public RadioTwo empty rail cars fell off a Duluth railroad bridge on Thursday morning. The cars landed in a brushy area, not far from where the bridge crosses busy …

Omya rail spur work could begin in 2013Addison County IndependentThey hope to start building the project during the spring of 2013. To that end, Vermont Rail has formed a new entity, “Otter Creek Railroad,” to take the …

UP to boost train speeds in western WisconsinProgressive Rail RoadingLater this month, Union Pacific Railroad plans to increase train speeds in western Wisconsin communities from 30 mph to 50 mph. …

Grant will put steam in vintage locomotiveBerkshire EagleLENOX — A tired, vintage locomotive will soon be given a new lease on life and transformed into a shiny, freshly painted machine, thanks to a recent grant. …