U S Railroad News 2011-02-17 05:44:00

BNSF affected by Amtrak bomb scareKAJ18 Kalispell Montana NewsThe bomb scare also caused 50 Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) trains to stack up between Browning and Glacier National Park. Most of those trains were headed from the Minneapolis area to the Pacific Northwest and were held up until 3:30 am Tuesday. …

Union Pacific to spend nearly $7M on Ariz. tracksBusinessWeekA 30-mile stretch of Arizona rail line between Wellton and Yuma is getting a major makeover costing nearly $7 million. Union Pacific Railroad officials say …

Greer Named President, BNSF Logistics, LLCBusiness Wire (press release)BNSF Logistics, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, provides sustainable supply chain solutions that range from single shipment execution to complete network design and operations. BNSF Logistics offers safe, …

New rail cars head back to the Red Line for wintry testChicagoNow (blog)The new Series 5000 rail cars have now completed testing on all eight rail lines, but are moving back to the Red Line starting Monday. …

Trinity Industries Q4 profit up; sees weak Q1ReutersFeb 16 (Reuters) – Trinity Industries Inc’s quarterly results beat Wall Street expectations, helped by fleet growth and higher utilization rates, but the railcar maker forecast a first-quarter profit largely below analysts’ estimates on uncertainty in …

Railroad repair work under way in KentuckyLexington Herald LeaderWorkers have begun the task of repairing miles of railroad track in Kentucky, starting in Frankfort. The State Journal reports officials from RJ Corman Railroad Group and Gov. Steve Beshear kicked off the first of the improvements this week in …

RailAmerica Stock Hits New 52-Week High (RA)TheStreet.comRailAmerica, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of short line and regional freight railroads in North America. As of December 31, 2009, …

Railroad bill steams through legislatureNatchez DemocratRuss said a commitment to providing rail service in Natchez and Adams County is part of Natchez Inc.’s continued plan to improve the city and county’s competitiveness with industrial and business development in the region. “This legislation and bill to …

P&ampL Railroad to announce rail service improvementsWAVE21 to unveil plans for significant improvement in rail service on the line that runs between Louisville and western Kentucky. The railroad also provides service to Ft. Knox. Officials with the Paducah &amp Louisville Railway say a major project planned …

Residents Get An Update A New Rail Terminal In Niagara FallsWKBW-TVAbout what the significance of this project is for rail in the region…across New York state…at the national level and even for cooperation on future rail with the country of Canada,” Dyster said. The entire project to build a new terminal and …

BNSF Launches Collaborative Online Supply Chain ForumBusiness Wire (press release)FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BNSF Railway today announced it has launched a collaborative online Supply Chain Forum aimed at encouraging understanding, participation and discussion about the important infrastructure and supply chain issues …

Vermont Looks To Restore Train Service To MontrealVermont Public RadioAP File Photo/Toby Talbot (Host) The Shumlin administration is working with officials in Quebec to restore passenger train service to Montreal. The governor says the ultimate goal is to build high speed rail between the US and Canada. …

Koppers Holdings Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 ResultsMarketwire (press release)Sales for Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CM&ampC) increased by 11%, or $19.8 million over the prior year quarter, while sales for Railroad and Utility Products (R&ampUP) increased by 19%, or $17.7 million over the prior year quarter. The increase in sales …

Amtrak’s Empire trains in line for free wi-fiAlbany Times UnionBy ERIC ANDERSON Business Editor RENSSELAER — Amtrak trains on the Empire Corridor are in line for free wi-fi service sometime this year, an Amtrak spokesman said Wednesday. Amtrak is rolling out the service on more Northeast Corridor trains, …

Scenic spring railway excursion through the mountainsTriCities.comThe railroad has become a favorite of film producers over the years. The train wreck scene in the 1993 movie “The Fugitive,” starring Harrison Ford and …

Railway Museum hosts benefit to restore Chapel Car 5SnoValley StarThe car is currently at the museum’s restoration project center and is on schedule. Three experts are working full-time on the project. The project is estimated to cost about $500000. The museum has raised about $450000, according to van Gerpen. …

Find the magic of steam at trains museum exhibitStaunton News Leader“We have just received Chesapeake and Ohio locomotive 614 for a four-month period before it goes to the Chesapeake and Ohio Heritage Center in Clifton Forge for another six months. This locomotive, which has been in storage for more than a decade, …