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, …