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 …