U S Railroad News 2011-02-08 06:33:00

AAR reports traffic ahead of 2010 numbers so far in 2011Examiner.comThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in a recent release that weekly rail traffic was up over 2010 levels for the week ending Jan. …

Canadian Pacific Railway averts strikeBy The Associated PressIn late January, the Canadian Auto Workers reached a tentative contract agreement with the Montreal-based Canadian National Railway, the country’s biggest railroad, also averting a strike. This article was published today at 12 :03 p.m. …

RailAmerica posts large volume increaseSteelGuruRailAmerica Inc is an owner and operator of short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 40 individual railroads …

Rail Reform Legislation Introduced in the SenateWisconsin Ag ConnectionThe Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act, S. 49, is very similar to S. 146 in the … This bill would effectively remove an antitrust exemption railroads …

BNSF Railway announces $3.5B capital investmentBloombergBy AP FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The BNSF Railway Co. said Monday it plans to invest $3.5 billion this year in infrastructure improvements that will include …

20 homes evacuated after train cars carrying ethanol explodeToledo BladeNo injuries were reported when about 33 cars derailed from the 62-car eastbound train at 2:20 am near the Cass-Washington township line in Hancock County, …

North Charleston’s rail plan short on community inputCharleston Post CourierNorfolk Southern now runs an average of two trains per day along rail lines in the LAMC communities. If the city’s plan is implemented, the combination of …

17-mile rail line near Fremont sold along with Nebraska Railroad Museum’s …fox4kc.com(AP) — A 17-mile rail line near Fremont and all the locomotives owned by the Nebraska Railroad Museum have been sold. Museum president Rudy Daniels told …

Cargo train derails in central MaineBoston HeraldBy AP READFIELD, Maine — Officials are investigating a derailment in central Maine after a train carrying lumber, paper products and scrap went off its …

Norfolk Southern Lands Indiana Ports DealInside INdiana Business (press release)Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) says it has been chosen to provide dedicated, onsite rail-switching services for the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. …

KCS sets monthly run-time performance record on Meridian SpeedwayProgressive Rail RoadingIn 2006, KCS and Norfolk Southern Railway created a joint venture to increase capacity and improve service on the 320-mile Meridian Speedway.

Unity group sells remaining B&ML railroad assetsVillageSoup BelfastIn a separate sale, Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad Preservation Society sold the property housing the Unity train station, completing its divestiture of …

Scenic railroad preparing for full season this yearBangor Daily NewsThe Down east Rail Heritage Preservation Trust displayed its equipment this fall including its latest addition of a new passenger car. …