U S Railroad News 2011-02-23 09:15:00

US Rail Lines Cut Jobs in January Journal of CommerceCanadian National Railway reported the largest decline with 457 fewer jobs in January on its U.S. lines, followed by BNSF Railway with a drop of 238. CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway’s U.S. …

CP and Vancouver port look to speed cargo movementVancouver SunHe added that he expects the agreement – similar to one signed recently with Canadian National railway- will increase the port’s ability to compete against rival US ports. “This collaboration agreement strengthens our partnership with Port Metro …

Wabtec Q4 beats Wall StreetReutersFeb 22 (Reuters) – US railcar parts and braking equipment maker Wabtec Corp , posted better-than-expected quarterly results and forecast 2011 earnings above analysts’ expectations, helped by a recovering freight rail market. The company, whose rivals …

Norfolk Southern Orders 1500 Coal CarsThe Journal of Commerce OnlineNorfolk Southern Railway is ordering 1500 high-capacity coal hauling railcars from FreightCar America, in an order valued at more than $100 million. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who announced the deal, said the coal cars will be built at FreightCar’s …

BNSF gives another $50K to YMCA campaignGalesburg Register-MailGalesburg BNSF terminal Superintendent Rick Danielson, left, and BNSF Public Affairs Director Amy McBeth, right, present a symbolic check for $50000 to Knox County YMCA Executive Director Linus VanderWyst Friday morning at the Y’s new soccer complex on …

Honolulu officials break ground on rail lineBoston HeraldNeil Abercrombie and Hawaii’s congressional delegation are due to help break ground on the city’s $5.5 billion commuter rail line. A blessing and groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday morning along Kualakai Parkway in Kapolei . …