U S Railroad News 2011-06-20 18:50:00

Intermodal traffic in the US still climbingifw-net.comIntermodal rail freight traffic in the US saw more gains last week, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). During the week ending 11 June, intermodal traffic was up 6.4%, year on year, to 237422 trailers and containers. …

Short Line gets back on track at WDMMoose Jaw Times-HeraldAfter two years without the Short Line steam locomotive in Moose Jaw, the sound of its whistle will be heard through the city once again. “This is a wonderful day for us,” said Kathy Fitton, Western Development Museum Manager. …

GE, unions agree to tentative labor contractGoErie.comIn May, the company announced that it will build a $96 million locomotive plant in Fort Worth, Texas, creating more than 500 jobs in a primarily nonunion environment. GE Transportation has added nearly 1000 workers in recent months. …

Maine Northern Railway Company–Modified Rail Certificate–in Aroostook and …TMC Net… all railroads subscribing to the car-service and car-hire agreement at 425 Third Street, SW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20024; and on the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association at 50 F Street, NW., Suite 7020, Washington, DC 20001. …

Coos Bay Rail Link opening pushed back to OctoberKCBY.com 11It seems the opening of the Coos Bay Rail Link will be pushed back even farther past it’s summer launch, as scheduling conflicts make for an October 1st opening. The port was planning to open the rail line for temporary service in September to work …

Canadian National to Sell AssetsGamut NewsCanadian National Railway Company (CNI) will sell assets of its indirect subsidiary IC RailMarine Terminal Company to Raven Energy, LLC, which is affiliated to Foresight Energy, LCC, a leading private company engaged in coal mining and a division of …

Intermodal Traffic Hits 2011 HighThe Journal of Commerce OnlineIt also continues a pattern from mid-May, when major railroads and short line carriers saw intermodal volume pick up again after cooling in April. During this same period, bulk railcar loadings of commodities and large cargoes including finished …

Frederick intermodal wins BNSF contractsMemphis Business JournalRCMR will now be maintaining BNSF intermodal equipment. BNSF Railway Co. has picked a division of Memphis-based IMC Cos. to repair and maintain its equipment at its Southeast Memphis intermodal yard. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad company awarded …

Tourist train may roll into TavaresDaily CommercialRichard Grigsby owns Reader Railroad and his steam engines, Drury said. Grigsby is going to invest tens of thousands of dollars into this operation, Drury said. Reader is a tourist railroad operating on tracks in Ouachita County and Nevada County, …

CN boosts rail access to northern AlbertaEdmonton JournalCN’s sunny profit outlook contrasts with that of its smaller rival, Calgarybased Canadian Pacific Railway, which has been hit hard by spring flooding on parts of its network in the southern Prairies. That’s reflected in the railways’ divergent …

Jackson to succeed Mackil as CEO of Beard Land, Modesto & Empire TractionProgressive Rail RoadingBeard Land & Investment Co. recently named Ronald Jackson president and chief executive officer, according to a news item posted on the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s web site. He will oversee the company and its subsidiaries, …

Rail Traffic Rebounds to Highest Level in 10 WeeksSeeking AlphaTotal N. American rail traffic rebounded from the expected Memorial Day week slump to rise to 678K cars, the highest level in ten weeks. What is interesting about the numbers is that both stone products (as in crushed) and metals, both large indicators …