U S Railroad News 2011-02-21 06:40:00

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains in Carloads, Intermodal …17, 2011 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported gains in weekly rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 12, 2011, with U.S. railroads …

Freight Car deliveries and Orders exploded in fourth quarterGerson Lehrman GroupRail car deliveries almost doubled from third quarter levels and orders advanced on the already healthy levels reported last October. Trinity Industries announced that their deliveries doubled and Greenbrier reported substantially higher deliveries …

Genesee & Wyoming Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GWR)TheStreet.comGenesee & Wyoming Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Australia, Canada, …

O’Malley asks feds for $3.5B in rail fundsBizjournals.comO’Malley asked LaHood for $1.25 billion in funding to complete the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel replacement, a project concerning safety and capacity underneath Baltimore, and the BWI Rail Station project, a project that would allow boarding on up to …

VRE sets one-day recordThe Free Lance-StarWhile more riders are commuting on the train, the Fredericksburg Line saw a drop in on-time performance in January: 86.5 percent compared with 92.2 percent in December. System-wide on-time performance, which includes activity on the Manassas Line, …

Metrolinx OKs train purchase for rail link to PearsonCTV.caThe contract with Sumitomo Corp. of America for 12 of the train cars is worth about $55 million. Metrolinx says the 12 units will create six two-car trains capable of carrying 120 people. The contract would include an option to buy an additional six …

Shuttered dinner train might be leaving Stillwater stationMinneapolis Star TribuneUpgrading the train’s appearance and mechanics for use on a mainline railroad would cost another $100000, he said. He has contracted with a Missouri company, Ozark Mountain Rail Cars, to sell the Zephyr. “There’s been a fair amount of interest in the …

Steam train coming back throughGreat Falls TribuneThe train is heading back to Portland this week. / BRIAN KAVANAGH/CUT BANK PIONEER PRESS HAVRE — Spewing steam as it grandly chugged across Montana’s Hi-Line in July, the Southern Pacific “Daylight” No. 4449 steam engine was a sight not to be missed. …

Railroad companies in Iowa, Colorado swap enginesChicago Tribune“We’re taking part in a whole new concept in tourist railroads in the country.” Crull said MCRR and History Colorado are, in effect, “marrying” the two …