U S Railroad News 2011-06-30 23:49:00

DOT Lends Amtrak $562.9 Million for LocomotivesThe Journal of Commerce OnlineThe Amtrak passenger system is borrowing $562.9 million, in what is the largest-ever credit issued by a federal rail loan program, to buy 70 locomotives to use on two high-density traffic corridors in the Northeast. The Department of Transportation ...

Still no agreement between Port, OCSRTillamook Headlight HeraldThe Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad operates tourist trains on a portion of the port's tracks, between Garibaldi and Wheeler. The group approached the port about reaching an agreement whereby OCSR would perform track maintenance in exchange for ...

Railway opening delayed by plants on trackGlens Falls Post-StarThe opening of the new Saratoga North Creek Railway has been delayed by an overgrowth of vegetation on and along the railroad tracks. The new operators had hoped to begin train service on the North Creek-to-Saratoga Springs line in early July, ...

OBPA may take over short-line railroadWatertownDailyTimes.comBy JIMMY LAWTON OGDENSBURG — The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority could assume operations of a short-line railroad operated by New York and Ogdensburg Railway Co. Inc. due to an alleged violation of a maintenance contract between the two entities. ...

Low emission locomotive at CSX rail yardAlbany Times UnionBETHLEHEM -- The US Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Dept. of Transportation and CSX will introduce the first ultra-low emission GenSet locomotive in upstate New York on Thursday at 10 am at the CSX Selkirk Yard outside of Albany. ...

Amtrak sues trucking company over fatal Northern Nevada crashLas Vegas SunThe westbound train was struck by a semi-truck and burst into flames. By Steve Green (contact) Another lawsuit was filed Wednesday – this time by Amtrak – over the June 24 crash of a truck into an Amtrak train in Northern Nevada, killing six people. ...

Union Pacific to build new facility in Santa Teresa, will not replace EP ...El Paso TimesSusana Martinez announced today that the state is working with Union Pacific Railroad Company to begin building a $400 million facility in Santa Teresa. Union Pacific officials said they hope to start construction this year and complete the project by ...

CN boosts Alberta operationsRailway Gazette InternationalCANADA: Canadian National has confirmed that work will start shortly on its planned 243 ha intermodal facility at Conrich, Alberta, northeast of Calgary. First announced in 2010, the C$200m Logistics Park will have more than 185 000 m² of warehousing ...

Cargill to build new Peace-area grain terminalAlberta ExpressThe terminal is to be built along Canadian National Railway (CN) track on the same site as Cargill's McLennan crop inputs distribution centre, which opened last month. The facility is expected to be able to load rail cars at a rate of 50000 bushels per ...

US intermodal traffic speeds up a littleifw-net.comIntermodal rail freight traffic in the US began to grow again after figures stayed flat over the past month, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). During the week ending 18 June, intermodal traffic was up 4.3% to 237682 trailers and ...

U S Railroad News 2011-06-30 23:49:00

DOT Lends Amtrak $562.9 Million for LocomotivesThe Journal of Commerce OnlineThe Amtrak passenger system is borrowing $562.9 million, in what is the largest-ever credit issued by a federal rail loan program, to buy 70 locomotives to use on two high-density traffic corridors in the Northeast. The Department of Transportation ...

Still no agreement between Port, OCSRTillamook Headlight HeraldThe Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad operates tourist trains on a portion of the port's tracks, between Garibaldi and Wheeler. The group approached the port about reaching an agreement whereby OCSR would perform track maintenance in exchange for ...

Railway opening delayed by plants on trackGlens Falls Post-StarThe opening of the new Saratoga North Creek Railway has been delayed by an overgrowth of vegetation on and along the railroad tracks. The new operators had hoped to begin train service on the North Creek-to-Saratoga Springs line in early July, ...

OBPA may take over short-line railroadWatertownDailyTimes.comBy JIMMY LAWTON OGDENSBURG — The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority could assume operations of a short-line railroad operated by New York and Ogdensburg Railway Co. Inc. due to an alleged violation of a maintenance contract between the two entities. ...

Low emission locomotive at CSX rail yardAlbany Times UnionBETHLEHEM -- The US Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Dept. of Transportation and CSX will introduce the first ultra-low emission GenSet locomotive in upstate New York on Thursday at 10 am at the CSX Selkirk Yard outside of Albany. ...

Amtrak sues trucking company over fatal Northern Nevada crashLas Vegas SunThe westbound train was struck by a semi-truck and burst into flames. By Steve Green (contact) Another lawsuit was filed Wednesday – this time by Amtrak – over the June 24 crash of a truck into an Amtrak train in Northern Nevada, killing six people. ...

Union Pacific to build new facility in Santa Teresa, will not replace EP ...El Paso TimesSusana Martinez announced today that the state is working with Union Pacific Railroad Company to begin building a $400 million facility in Santa Teresa. Union Pacific officials said they hope to start construction this year and complete the project by ...

CN boosts Alberta operationsRailway Gazette InternationalCANADA: Canadian National has confirmed that work will start shortly on its planned 243 ha intermodal facility at Conrich, Alberta, northeast of Calgary. First announced in 2010, the C$200m Logistics Park will have more than 185 000 m² of warehousing ...

Cargill to build new Peace-area grain terminalAlberta ExpressThe terminal is to be built along Canadian National Railway (CN) track on the same site as Cargill's McLennan crop inputs distribution centre, which opened last month. The facility is expected to be able to load rail cars at a rate of 50000 bushels per ...

US intermodal traffic speeds up a littleifw-net.comIntermodal rail freight traffic in the US began to grow again after figures stayed flat over the past month, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). During the week ending 18 June, intermodal traffic was up 4.3% to 237682 trailers and ...

U S Railroad News 2011-06-27 11:39:00

Northland railways merger will put new face on old industryDuluth News TribuneThe DM&IR is one of the railroads that will be absorbed by the Wisconsin Centrail railway, probably by the end of the year. (News Tribune file photo) Three Northland railroads under the Canadian National corporate umbrella are merging into a single US ...

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic GainsPowder Bulk SolidsThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported gains in weekly rail traffic, with US railroads originating 294310 carloads for the week ending June 18, 2011, up 3.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the ...

Reports on the Amtrak Crash in NevadaNew York Times (blog)By DAN BILEFSKY Investigators were sifting through the wreckage Sunday after a tractor-trailer plowed through railroad gates into an Amtrak train at a crossing early Friday in Nevada, killing at least six people and leaving at least 28 people ...

North Bay businesses await return of freight trainsSanta Rosa Press DemocratEngineer Eric Sprague was part of a crew that checked Northwestern Pacific Railroad tracks in the North Bay for flaws last week. By STEVE HART Freight trains hauled cargo on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad for nearly 100 years, in good times and bad. ...

BNSF Halts Rail Traffic in Holt CountyKQ2 StJoeChannelNow, the tracks are submerged along Highway 159 and rail traffic is being re-routed to Kansas City. Officials are unsure when the line will re-open, however they don't expect the closure to have a big impact on shipments.

Short line railroad thrives at McClellan Business ParkSacramento Bee"We've done well even when others have been struggling," said Richard McGowan, SAV's general manager and a third-generation railroad man. Short line railroads in the United States have undergone a dramatic change over a generation, starting with the ...

BNSF showcases new locomotiveGalesburg Register-MailNathan Stokes, 7, Pekin, looks at the side of a General Electric Corporation Dash 9 Locomotive, a newly designed diesel-electric engine at the on-track display at Railroad Days on Saturday. By BEN REEVES An orange and black BNSF locomotive sat on a ...

U S Railroad News 2011-06-27 11:39:00

Northland railways merger will put new face on old industryDuluth News TribuneThe DM&IR is one of the railroads that will be absorbed by the Wisconsin Centrail railway, probably by the end of the year. (News Tribune file photo) Three Northland railroads under the Canadian National corporate umbrella are merging into a single US ...

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic GainsPowder Bulk SolidsThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported gains in weekly rail traffic, with US railroads originating 294310 carloads for the week ending June 18, 2011, up 3.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the ...

Reports on the Amtrak Crash in NevadaNew York Times (blog)By DAN BILEFSKY Investigators were sifting through the wreckage Sunday after a tractor-trailer plowed through railroad gates into an Amtrak train at a crossing early Friday in Nevada, killing at least six people and leaving at least 28 people ...

North Bay businesses await return of freight trainsSanta Rosa Press DemocratEngineer Eric Sprague was part of a crew that checked Northwestern Pacific Railroad tracks in the North Bay for flaws last week. By STEVE HART Freight trains hauled cargo on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad for nearly 100 years, in good times and bad. ...

BNSF Halts Rail Traffic in Holt CountyKQ2 StJoeChannelNow, the tracks are submerged along Highway 159 and rail traffic is being re-routed to Kansas City. Officials are unsure when the line will re-open, however they don't expect the closure to have a big impact on shipments.

Short line railroad thrives at McClellan Business ParkSacramento Bee"We've done well even when others have been struggling," said Richard McGowan, SAV's general manager and a third-generation railroad man. Short line railroads in the United States have undergone a dramatic change over a generation, starting with the ...

BNSF showcases new locomotiveGalesburg Register-MailNathan Stokes, 7, Pekin, looks at the side of a General Electric Corporation Dash 9 Locomotive, a newly designed diesel-electric engine at the on-track display at Railroad Days on Saturday. By BEN REEVES An orange and black BNSF locomotive sat on a ...

U S Railroad News 2011-06-25 10:46:00

US railroads defend business practices at hearingBusinessWeekUnion Pacific and the nation's other major freight railroads are defending their business and pricing practices at a Washington DC hearing. The Surface Transportation Board began a two-day hearing on railroad competition Wednesday to consider whether ...

Greenbrier to launch train from DCWashington Post (blog)Justice says he hopes the $15 million train will help boost the resort's occupancy rates and bring back the glamour of rail travel. The train's 15 cars include a VIP suite car with private rooms, parlor cars, dining cars and an open-air car with safety ...

OBPA seeks to end rail contractWatertownDailyTimes.comThe OBPA issued a notice of termination to the railroad Tuesday, claiming the railroad is in breach of contract regarding maintenance of an antiquated locomotive. OBPA Executive Director Wade A. Davis was reluctant to reveal details regarding the ...

City rejects protests over rail car contract, sticks with AnsaldoHonolulu Star-AdvertiserBy Gene Park The city has upheld its decision to keep Italy-based rail car maker Ansaldo Honolulu as the main contractor to design, build, operate and maintain the rail cars for the $5.3 billion system. The city Department of Budget and Fiscal Services ...

Flooding Disrupts Railroad ServiceKFYR-TVRailroad track is also being washed out by high water, and today, flooding on the Souris River forced Burlington Northern Santa Fe to shut down both of its main tracks in Minot. Trains are still moving through North Dakota, but because of state-wide ...

Stewartstown Railroad's future unknownYork Daily RecordBy TERESA ANN BOECKEL and JOLI HARRINGTON York, PA - Members of the York County Rail Trail Authority want to see the 125-year-old Stewartstown Railroad corridor remain intact. But they worry that pieces might be sold off as the estate of George M. Hart ...

KCDC buying waterfront railroad spurKnoxville News SentinelIn return, the railroad will get funds to be used toward a track realignment project at Forks of the River Industrial Park. The Knox County Rail Authority signed off on the deal at its 2 pm meeting today. KCDC agreed to pay $221500 for the property ...

Rail authority still testing bridgesSonoma Index-TribuneThe Northwestern Pacific Railroad is load testing bridges between Schellville and Petaluma. Freight service won't start for at least a couple of weeks. It will be at least a couple of weeks before the Northwestern Pacific Railroad is running freight ...

DOT Provides $126 Million to Ease Train Congestion in Chicago Rail Corridor ...eNews Park ForestIt separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern (NS) corridor. “Untying rail congestion in Chicago is critical to developing a Midwest passenger rail network that will connect the ...

KCS to Update Investors on Intermodal Service and Cross Border ...Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, Kansas City Southern is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. ...

Caltrain gets $16M grant for signal upgradesPalo Alto Onlineby Gennady Sheyner Caltrain's effort to upgrade its train service surged ahead Thursday when the Federal Railroad Administration awarded the cash-strapped system a $16 million to design a modern signaling system. The funds would be used to design a ...