U S Railroad News 2011-02-09 12:38:00

BNSF Railway to spend $3.5 billion this year on upgrades, equipmentFort Worth Star TelegramBy Bob Cox BSNF Railway says it will spend $3.5 billion this year to upgrade railroad tracks and buy equipment as the railroad reinvests to keep pace with a …

$53 billion Obama plan could put high-speed rail on track in stateChicago TribuneA funding boost to Illinois, Michigan and Iowa also would step up the pace on modernizing the Chicago-to-Detroit rail line for faster trains and building a …

Forex – AAR: Rail Traffic increases in JanuaryForexTV.comFrom the Association of American Railroads: January Freight Rail Traffic Continues Steady Growth. The AAR reports carload traffic in January 2011 was up …

US port sees increasing coal traffic as seaborne market boomsPlattsAfter shipping 1.54 million st of export-bound coal in January, Norfolk Southern’s Lambert Point pier is expected to alone load 1.95 million st of coal onto …

Perdue eyes 65-acre site in Conoy Township for $50M plant …Recently, the authority hired consultants to determine the cost of adding rail sidings from the existing Norfolk Southern rail line along the Susquehanna to the incinerator. The sidings could be extended to the industrial property by …

Genesee & Wyoming increases fourth quarter profits, revenuesProactive Investors USA & CanadaGenesee & Wyoming operates short line and regional freight railroads in the US, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. It has 63 railroads with …

CSX’s Management Is Creating ValueMotley FoolLet’s look at CSX (NYSE: CSX) and three of its peers to see how effectively they create value. Here are the trailing four quarters’ worth of EVA momentum …

Union Pacific workers set new safety recordNorth Platte Bulletinby North Platte Bulletin Staff – 2/6/2011 Union Pacific Railroad’s 2010 employee safety performance was the best in the company’s history, the company said …

Train pieces moved in LaramieKULR-TV(AP) — Crews have successfully moved a 75-ton steam locomotive 18 blocks through Laramie to a new home at the city’s Railroad Heritage Park. …