U S Railroad News 2011-05-31 11:37:00

AAR Reports Continued Steady Weekly Rail Traffic Results AAR.orgWASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 2011 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported steady results in weekly rail traffic with U.S. railroads ...

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad governance overhaul under wayNOLA.comBy Times-Picayune Staff Of all the facets of city government he inherited a year ago, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has perhaps caused Mayor Mitch Landrieu the most head-scratching. View full sizeEllis Lucia, The Times-Picayune archiveThe logo ...

Intermodal Container Volume Hits 2011 HighThe Journal of Commerce OnlineIntermodal rail traffic for US Class 1 railroads grew 8.7 percent year-over-year in the week ending May May 21, including a 10.2 percent gain in intermodal container loads to a new 2011 high, according to the Association of American Railroads. ...

Neptune plans coal terminal upgradeNorth Shore NewsThe $65-million investment also includes a $6.5 million mechanical rail car positioning system, designed to move trains quietly on the site, and a $12 million power-system upgrade. All of the projects are expected to be completed next year. ...

Tampa port building rail tracks to haul loads, cut truck trafficTbo.com"Tampa will be the only port in Florida with a 'unit-train' rail terminal on its dock," said Richard Wainio, the Tampa port director. Wainio proposed converting the original plan to handle ethanol rail shipments to include the capability to handle ...

Tourist Train Reopens, But Not The Full RouteKRWG 90.7NEW MEXICO (krwg) - The summer season for the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad kicked off this weekend. But the long-awaited reopening of the ...

Rail orders at 13-year high validate BuffettBend BulletinBy Bloomberg News NEW YORK — Rail-car orders rose to the highest level in more than 13 years, showing a strengthening economic recovery and confirming the “all-in wager” by Warren Buffett in buying Burlington Northern Santa Fe. ...

ALSTOM : becomes shareholder of Transmashholding and joins the Russian ...4-traders (press release)The companies are currently working on the joint development of the EP20 double-systems passenger electrical locomotive and the 2ES5 asynchronous mainline freight electrical locomotive. Employing Alstom's latest technology, the locomotives are designed ...

Bids awarded, launching railroad project into gearDaily RepublicThe South Dakota State Railroad Board awarded final bids Thursday at its board meeting in Mitchell to throw a railroad refurbishing project into full swing. Department of Transportation railroad transportation specialist Lynn Kennison, left, ...

U S Railroad News 2011-05-31 11:37:00

AAR Reports Continued Steady Weekly Rail Traffic Results AAR.orgWASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 2011 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported steady results in weekly rail traffic with U.S. railroads ...

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad governance overhaul under wayNOLA.comBy Times-Picayune Staff Of all the facets of city government he inherited a year ago, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has perhaps caused Mayor Mitch Landrieu the most head-scratching. View full sizeEllis Lucia, The Times-Picayune archiveThe logo ...

Intermodal Container Volume Hits 2011 HighThe Journal of Commerce OnlineIntermodal rail traffic for US Class 1 railroads grew 8.7 percent year-over-year in the week ending May May 21, including a 10.2 percent gain in intermodal container loads to a new 2011 high, according to the Association of American Railroads. ...

Neptune plans coal terminal upgradeNorth Shore NewsThe $65-million investment also includes a $6.5 million mechanical rail car positioning system, designed to move trains quietly on the site, and a $12 million power-system upgrade. All of the projects are expected to be completed next year. ...

Tampa port building rail tracks to haul loads, cut truck trafficTbo.com"Tampa will be the only port in Florida with a 'unit-train' rail terminal on its dock," said Richard Wainio, the Tampa port director. Wainio proposed converting the original plan to handle ethanol rail shipments to include the capability to handle ...

Tourist Train Reopens, But Not The Full RouteKRWG 90.7NEW MEXICO (krwg) - The summer season for the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad kicked off this weekend. But the long-awaited reopening of the ...

Rail orders at 13-year high validate BuffettBend BulletinBy Bloomberg News NEW YORK — Rail-car orders rose to the highest level in more than 13 years, showing a strengthening economic recovery and confirming the “all-in wager” by Warren Buffett in buying Burlington Northern Santa Fe. ...

ALSTOM : becomes shareholder of Transmashholding and joins the Russian ...4-traders (press release)The companies are currently working on the joint development of the EP20 double-systems passenger electrical locomotive and the 2ES5 asynchronous mainline freight electrical locomotive. Employing Alstom's latest technology, the locomotives are designed ...

Bids awarded, launching railroad project into gearDaily RepublicThe South Dakota State Railroad Board awarded final bids Thursday at its board meeting in Mitchell to throw a railroad refurbishing project into full swing. Department of Transportation railroad transportation specialist Lynn Kennison, left, ...

U S Railroad News 2011-05-25 11:26:00

Top Rails Add 935 Workers to US OperationsThe Journal of Commerce OnlineIt does not include hiring by hundreds of short line railroads, by passenger or excursion rail services, or count the workforce in Canada or Mexico of Class ...

Rail spur to link Davenport industrial park to EldridgeQuad City TimesThe property sales are likely to be completed by the end of the summer, said Liz Murray Tallman, vice president of regional business development for Quad-Cities First. “Getting rail is what the larger industrial sites need,” she said, declining to name ...

Freight train collision kills 2 in N.C.CBS NewsFirefighters try to extinguish a fire after a pair of freight trains collided south of Charlotte, NC, May 24, 2011. (CBS/WBTV-TV) CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said the locomotives were traveling through Mineral Springs when one train struck the other ...

Rail line might not be sold to ethanol investorsDaily RepublicThe board also will consider Thursday whether to lease the line in the meantime to the Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority and sublease the line to the Dakota Southern Railway Co. Dakota Southern was one of five companies that have submitted ...

Tourism train back on trackPueblo ChieftainFiremen last June battle a trestle fire along the tourist train's line near ... ANTONITO — Life for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad should be back to ...

Crews Clear Bangor Railroad Tracks After DerailmentWABIby Catherine Pegram - May 24th 2011 10:48pm - Read more Local News Bangor - Crews have finally been able to clear the railroad tracks behind Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a train derailment over the weekend. A spokesperson for Pan-Am ...

Freight Rail Traffic To Increase By 80-100% By Mid-CenturyAltTransportAs Surface Transportation Board commissioner Francis Mulvey explains, Many factors determine rail traffic levels and market share. Since Staggers [the 1980 law that partly deregulated railroads], the rail share of intercity ton miles has grown from ...

Canadian Pacific's 2816 Empress Steam Train Launches Summer Tour Benefiting ...Canada NewsWire (press release)Built by Montreal Locomotive Works in December 1930, the CP 2816 Empress is a class H1b Hudson-type steam locomotive. It is now the only surviving H1b Hudson and is one of only a handful of preserved and operating Canadian Pacific steam locomotives in ...

U S Railroad News 2011-05-25 11:26:00

Top Rails Add 935 Workers to US OperationsThe Journal of Commerce OnlineIt does not include hiring by hundreds of short line railroads, by passenger or excursion rail services, or count the workforce in Canada or Mexico of Class ...

Rail spur to link Davenport industrial park to EldridgeQuad City TimesThe property sales are likely to be completed by the end of the summer, said Liz Murray Tallman, vice president of regional business development for Quad-Cities First. “Getting rail is what the larger industrial sites need,” she said, declining to name ...

Freight train collision kills 2 in N.C.CBS NewsFirefighters try to extinguish a fire after a pair of freight trains collided south of Charlotte, NC, May 24, 2011. (CBS/WBTV-TV) CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said the locomotives were traveling through Mineral Springs when one train struck the other ...

Rail line might not be sold to ethanol investorsDaily RepublicThe board also will consider Thursday whether to lease the line in the meantime to the Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority and sublease the line to the Dakota Southern Railway Co. Dakota Southern was one of five companies that have submitted ...

Tourism train back on trackPueblo ChieftainFiremen last June battle a trestle fire along the tourist train's line near ... ANTONITO — Life for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad should be back to ...

Crews Clear Bangor Railroad Tracks After DerailmentWABIby Catherine Pegram - May 24th 2011 10:48pm - Read more Local News Bangor - Crews have finally been able to clear the railroad tracks behind Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a train derailment over the weekend. A spokesperson for Pan-Am ...

Freight Rail Traffic To Increase By 80-100% By Mid-CenturyAltTransportAs Surface Transportation Board commissioner Francis Mulvey explains, Many factors determine rail traffic levels and market share. Since Staggers [the 1980 law that partly deregulated railroads], the rail share of intercity ton miles has grown from ...

Canadian Pacific's 2816 Empress Steam Train Launches Summer Tour Benefiting ...Canada NewsWire (press release)Built by Montreal Locomotive Works in December 1930, the CP 2816 Empress is a class H1b Hudson-type steam locomotive. It is now the only surviving H1b Hudson and is one of only a handful of preserved and operating Canadian Pacific steam locomotives in ...