U S Railroad News 2011-02-22 09:27:00

Norfolk Southern railcar order to create 200 jobs in RoanokeRoanoke TimesFreightCar America will produce steel triple hopper rail cars than can carry up to 4200 cubic feet of cargo and a lightweight hybrid car that company officials describe as uniquely suited to carrying eastern coal. “They’re producing a great car for us …

GE and Transnet Celebrate Introduction of First AC Diesel-Electric Locomotives …Business Wire (press release)Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, mining and wind power industries. GE Transportation provides freight …

Mont. Rail Link Investigating Cause Of Train Derailment Near BelgradeNBC MontanaMontana Rail Link is looking into what caused 17 train cars to derail early Sunday morning west of Belgrade. The train was carrying grain when the cars went off the track around midnight. Of more than 100 cars being pulled, 17 went off track, …

KCS Selects RMI’s OASIS Terminal Operating System – CNBCAbout KCS Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. …

Mud slides mucking up rail traffic between Everett and SeattleHeraldNetBy Bill Sheets, Herald Writer EVERETT — An unusually high number of mudslides that have closed railroad tracks between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, this year has officials looking for ways to reduce slides in the future. And they are focusing a lot of …

Coal ships create a traffic jam on Hampton Roads watersThe Virginian-PilotHampton Roads exports more coal than any other US port, and Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Pier 6 terminal at Lambert’s Point in Norfolk is one of the largest coal-loading facilities in the world. But first the coal has to get from the coal fields in West …

Alaska Railroad plans Seward projectsSeward Phoenix LogThe City of Seward electrical department has been working on the project and is literally down to the last wire, he said. According the Alaska Railroad open house informational poster, the plug-in will “provide power to support onboard food and …

Union Pacific Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange OfferLive-PR.com (press release)Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America┬┤s leading transportation companies : . Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing US …

Amtrak would raze entire Midtown block for new “Penn South,” rail tunnelThe Real Deal New York (blog)A proposed $13.5 billion Amtrak tunnel that would link New Jersey commuter trains to a new, expanded Penn Station would involve razing the entire Midtown block between 30th and 31st streets, and Eighth and Ninth avenues, DNAinfo reported. …