U S Railroad News 2011-06-01 12:55:00

Union Pacific Publishes 2010 Sustainability and Citizenship ReportPR Newswire (press release)The railroad reduced its greenhouse gas emissions rate from locomotives by 3 percent on a gross-ton mile basis compared to 2009. Union Pacific improved fuel efficiency by 3 percent, saving more than 27 million gallons of diesel fuel compared to 2009. …

CSX earns Dept. of Defense awardBizjournals.comCSX Corp. has received the US Department of Defense’s highest recognition given to companies that give exceptional support to Guard and Reserve employees. The Jacksonville railway is one of 15 recipients of the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer …

Iowa Northern seeks to operate UP line, gain rights to CP trackageProgressive Rail RoadingIowa Northern Railway Co. has filed an exemption notice with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to operate 27.8 miles of track, referred to as the Forest City Line, which is owned by Union Pacific Railroad. The line is situated between Belmond and …

Amtrak Announces Sale for Travel on Northeast Regional And Keystone ServicePR Newswire (press release)WILMINGTON, Del., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amtrak announced today the start of a three day sale on its popular Northeast Regional service and Keystone Service. Passengers can take advantage of low one-way rail fares for travel between …

Freight train derailment causes heavy damage to train tracks in AmherstMassLive.comBy Patrick Johnson, The Republican Photo by Diane LedermanA photo showing two derailed train cars and the damage to the tracks following a train wreck Tuesday in South Amherst. AMHERST – The derailment of six to eight freight train cars presents no …

FRA Finalizes Accident Reporting ChangesOccupational Health & Safety… Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Amtrak, the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Norfolk Southern …

Amtrak taps RailComm for LA facilityRailwayAge MagazineFairport, NY-based RailComm is providing a wireless remote control derail system at Amtrak’s Maintenance Facility in Los Angeles. Two customized Local Control Panels, located within the maintenance building, provide wireless remote control to the …

Museum of the American Railroad breaks ground on 12.34-acre site in FriscoDallas Morning News (blog)Dozens of folks gathered this morning for the official ground-breaking for the Museum of the American Railroad, which is moving from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco later this year. Its new home will be on 12.34 acres just east of the Frisco Discovery …

Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway back in Belfast, pretty muchVillageSoup BelfastBy Ethan Andrews May 31, 2011 (Photo by: Ethan Andrews) Lead Car Attendant Nicole Swenson, left, punches the tickets of, from left, Eleanor and Sonya Dodson, and Marcus and Keith Martin on the opening day of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway …

Governor’s proposal could shutter historic railroad parkCalaveras EnterpriseOne advantage Railtown has over other parks is that it gets huge support from the Railroad Museum Foundation, a nonprofit that funds about half the railroad museum. That, plus a great group of volunteers, puts Railtown in a good position to make a …