U S Railroad News 2011-07-22 01:24:00

07/21/2011: U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $24.3 Million in Grants to Boost Keystone Corridor Train Speeds to 125 mph

Tourist train linking Saratoga and North Creek opensGlens Falls Post-StarJoint negotiations between Iowa Pacific, the town of Corinth and the Canadian-Pacific Railroad, which owns the rails south of Corinth, have brought trains from North Creek to Saratoga for the first time since 1956. Officials said the link with Saratoga ...

UPDATE 3-CSX profit beats forecast, shares edge higherReutersNEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - US railroad operator CSX Corp (CSX.N) reported an increase in quarterly profit and revenue, beating Wall Street estimates, on higher volume and pricing. Revenue rose across the company's major markets -- merchandise, ...

Union Pacific 2Q profit up 10 percent despite flooding, fuel ...Washington PostBy AP, RISING TIDE: Two of Union Pacific's rail lines remain closed because of flooding in the Midwest, and the railroad spent about $14 million defending against flooding during the second quarter. But Union Pacific still reported a 10 percent ...

Frontier train pulled by steam engine rolls through GreeleyGreeley TribuneUnion Pacific Railroad's historic steam locomotive No. 844 pulled the Frontier Days train through Greeley today, and hundreds of people including train enthusiasts and first timers lined the tracks on 7th Avenue to greet it. Roy Murray and friend Ray ...

Conn. to buy 25 more trains for NYC commutersBusinessWeekDannel P. Malloy says Connecticut will buy 25 more commuter rail cars for the heavily used New Haven line into New York City. Malloy said Tuesday that the 25 cars will cost about $93 million and will add to 380 already on order. ...

North Dakota rail terminal for Bakken shale oil begins constructionPlattsUtah-based Savage Companies Wednesday said it has begun work on a "multi-user rail terminal" served by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Trenton, North Dakota, to bring delivery of Bakken shale crude oil by rail. Savage CEO Allen Alexander said ...

Tower 55 project still on track, officials sayFort Worth Star TelegramIn all, roughly $226 million worth of work -- including earth movement, the construction of bridges and roads, and the laying of railroad tracks -- is taking place in and around the Davidson Yard. This report includes material from the Star-Telegram ...

Rail trail group interested in Stewartstown Rail landYorkdispatch.comAnother organization has expressed interest in preserving the Stewartstown Railroad, at least the 7.5-mile tract of land it runs through, if the historic short line is forced into dissolvement by its creditor. The York County Rail Trail Authority ...

Iowa Interstate begins to build locomotive shop, yardProgressive Rail RoadingIowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) recently began grading work near Homestead, Iowa, for a new locomotive maintenance facility and yard. The $19 million project has been in the planning and engineering stage for about a year, but construction now is ...

Mich. to buy rail line for AmtrakToledo BladeThe tracks' owner, Norfolk Southern, has determined that freight traffic along the line no longer justifies maintaining it for the ordinary top speed on many Amtrak routes, 79 mph. Beginning last year, after a maintenance agreement with Amtrak expired, ...

Protest by losing city rail car contract bidder tossed outHonolulu Star-AdvertiserBy Gene Park The state commerce agency Tuesday threw out one of the two protests to the city's billion-dollar rail car contract award. Bombardier Transportation filed an appeal with the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, ...

CSX expects volume to grow faster than economyThe Associated PressThe railroad operator also said Wednesday it thinks prices will continue to rise for the goods it hauls, further boosting revenue. CSX Corp. says China's appetite for US coal should keep growing this year, offsetting weakness in shipments to US ...

UTU tentative agreement on Georgia shortline - Railway Track and ..."What we are trying to do is bring parity in wages, benefits and work rules to the thousands of employees in the shortline railroad industry, in addition to ...

New rail facility to open at HersheyNorth Platte Bulletin... 7/20/2011 The new Greenbriar rail wheel plant east of Hershey will open in September, plant officials said Monday. The Lincoln County Commissioners approved a final piece of funding for the plant -- a $250000 community development block grant. ...

CN plans to build four new sidings on Northern Ontario corridor over two yearsCanadianBusiness.comBy The Canadian Press July 19, 2011 TORONTO - Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR) says it plans to build four more extended sidings on its Northern Ontario main line by the end of 2012 at a cost of $20 million. The company, which operates one of ...

CCN News 8 - Local Railroad Lines RecognizedTwo Central Pennsylvania short line railroads were recognized at Norfolk Southern's recent Annual Short Line Meeting. The Lycoming Valley Railroad received ...

Ely Nevada's Northern Railway Announces a One-of-a-Kind Opportunity to Operate ...PR Web (press release)Experience Ely Nevada's interactive living historic railway along America's Loneliest Road in the Pony Express Territory; Train enthusiasts can operate a locomotive at this year-round adventure place with haunted ghost trains, Railway Reality Camps, ...

Take a ride on the Twin Cities & Western RailroadChaska HeraldTickets are now available for commemorative passenger rides aboard the Twin Cities & Western Railroad on July 30, and July 31. The TC&W line runs through Chaska and Chanhassen. The money raised by the rides will be donated to the Lake Superior Rail ...

U S Railroad News 2011-07-22 01:24:00

07/21/2011: U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $24.3 Million in Grants to Boost Keystone Corridor Train Speeds to 125 mph

Tourist train linking Saratoga and North Creek opensGlens Falls Post-StarJoint negotiations between Iowa Pacific, the town of Corinth and the Canadian-Pacific Railroad, which owns the rails south of Corinth, have brought trains from North Creek to Saratoga for the first time since 1956. Officials said the link with Saratoga ...

UPDATE 3-CSX profit beats forecast, shares edge higherReutersNEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - US railroad operator CSX Corp (CSX.N) reported an increase in quarterly profit and revenue, beating Wall Street estimates, on higher volume and pricing. Revenue rose across the company's major markets -- merchandise, ...

Union Pacific 2Q profit up 10 percent despite flooding, fuel ...Washington PostBy AP, RISING TIDE: Two of Union Pacific's rail lines remain closed because of flooding in the Midwest, and the railroad spent about $14 million defending against flooding during the second quarter. But Union Pacific still reported a 10 percent ...

Frontier train pulled by steam engine rolls through GreeleyGreeley TribuneUnion Pacific Railroad's historic steam locomotive No. 844 pulled the Frontier Days train through Greeley today, and hundreds of people including train enthusiasts and first timers lined the tracks on 7th Avenue to greet it. Roy Murray and friend Ray ...

Conn. to buy 25 more trains for NYC commutersBusinessWeekDannel P. Malloy says Connecticut will buy 25 more commuter rail cars for the heavily used New Haven line into New York City. Malloy said Tuesday that the 25 cars will cost about $93 million and will add to 380 already on order. ...

North Dakota rail terminal for Bakken shale oil begins constructionPlattsUtah-based Savage Companies Wednesday said it has begun work on a "multi-user rail terminal" served by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Trenton, North Dakota, to bring delivery of Bakken shale crude oil by rail. Savage CEO Allen Alexander said ...

Tower 55 project still on track, officials sayFort Worth Star TelegramIn all, roughly $226 million worth of work -- including earth movement, the construction of bridges and roads, and the laying of railroad tracks -- is taking place in and around the Davidson Yard. This report includes material from the Star-Telegram ...

Rail trail group interested in Stewartstown Rail landYorkdispatch.comAnother organization has expressed interest in preserving the Stewartstown Railroad, at least the 7.5-mile tract of land it runs through, if the historic short line is forced into dissolvement by its creditor. The York County Rail Trail Authority ...

Iowa Interstate begins to build locomotive shop, yardProgressive Rail RoadingIowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) recently began grading work near Homestead, Iowa, for a new locomotive maintenance facility and yard. The $19 million project has been in the planning and engineering stage for about a year, but construction now is ...

Mich. to buy rail line for AmtrakToledo BladeThe tracks' owner, Norfolk Southern, has determined that freight traffic along the line no longer justifies maintaining it for the ordinary top speed on many Amtrak routes, 79 mph. Beginning last year, after a maintenance agreement with Amtrak expired, ...

Protest by losing city rail car contract bidder tossed outHonolulu Star-AdvertiserBy Gene Park The state commerce agency Tuesday threw out one of the two protests to the city's billion-dollar rail car contract award. Bombardier Transportation filed an appeal with the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, ...

CSX expects volume to grow faster than economyThe Associated PressThe railroad operator also said Wednesday it thinks prices will continue to rise for the goods it hauls, further boosting revenue. CSX Corp. says China's appetite for US coal should keep growing this year, offsetting weakness in shipments to US ...

UTU tentative agreement on Georgia shortline - Railway Track and ..."What we are trying to do is bring parity in wages, benefits and work rules to the thousands of employees in the shortline railroad industry, in addition to ...

New rail facility to open at HersheyNorth Platte Bulletin... 7/20/2011 The new Greenbriar rail wheel plant east of Hershey will open in September, plant officials said Monday. The Lincoln County Commissioners approved a final piece of funding for the plant -- a $250000 community development block grant. ...

CN plans to build four new sidings on Northern Ontario corridor over two yearsCanadianBusiness.comBy The Canadian Press July 19, 2011 TORONTO - Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR) says it plans to build four more extended sidings on its Northern Ontario main line by the end of 2012 at a cost of $20 million. The company, which operates one of ...

CCN News 8 - Local Railroad Lines RecognizedTwo Central Pennsylvania short line railroads were recognized at Norfolk Southern's recent Annual Short Line Meeting. The Lycoming Valley Railroad received ...

Ely Nevada's Northern Railway Announces a One-of-a-Kind Opportunity to Operate ...PR Web (press release)Experience Ely Nevada's interactive living historic railway along America's Loneliest Road in the Pony Express Territory; Train enthusiasts can operate a locomotive at this year-round adventure place with haunted ghost trains, Railway Reality Camps, ...

Take a ride on the Twin Cities & Western RailroadChaska HeraldTickets are now available for commemorative passenger rides aboard the Twin Cities & Western Railroad on July 30, and July 31. The TC&W line runs through Chaska and Chanhassen. The money raised by the rides will be donated to the Lake Superior Rail ...

U S Railroad News 2011-07-18 10:55:00

Central Florida's SunRail project finally gets startedOrlando SentinelBy Dan Tracy, Orlando Sentinel After years of debate and delay, construction on Central Florida's SunRail commuter train is finally ready to start. The work kicks off today with a groundbreaking at 2:30 pm on the railroad tracks outside Florida ...

AAR reports rail traffic is down for week ending July 9 - Article ...Rail traffic was down for the week ending July 2, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). ...

Saylor goes to bat for Stewartstown RailroadYorkdispatch.comThe Stewartstown Railroad is getting help from the Majority Whip of the state House of Representatives in its campaign to keep the historic short line from being dissolved in a sheriff's sale. The Stewartstown Rail Co. was created in 1885 but hasn't ...

FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILS: Bridge collapse at Locke LakePatch.comBy Chris Steller BNSF rail cars fell into Locke Lake at the site of a bridge collapse. High water from recent rains raised the lake around backyard furniture and statuary. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe trestle bridge over Rice Creek at Locke Lake ...

Columbia Star Dinner Train's opening night met with protestColumbia MissourianAbout $20000 more in public money was used to upgrade the exisiting train station's facilities and prepare them for use. The Columbia Star also uses the city's rail line, which run between Columbia and Centralia and the city-owned train station at 6501 ...

Genesee & Wyoming June traffic up 13.4 percentForbesAP , 07.14.11, 12:59 PM EDT Short line and regional freight railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Thursday that traffic on its lines rose 13.4 percent in June on increases in shipments of coal and coke, and farm and food products. ...

State police probing large-scale rail theftThe Tribune-DemocratPATTON — About 100000 pounds of train track – worth more than $45000 – have been stolen from the side of a short-line railroad, and state police need the public's help cracking the case. Troopers said late Thursday that 72 30-foot sections of rail ...

FEC rail project starts – 800 jobs expectedBizjournals.comThe remainder of the project cost is funded through $10.9 million from the FEC, $10.9 million from the Florida Department of Transportation and $4.8 million from the Port of Miami. The rail project, dredging the port to 50 feet and twin port tunnels ...

CSX Earnings Preview: Analysts Expect Rising RevenueBenzingaBy general It's time to get ready for CSX (NYSE: CSX) earnings! Don't be caught off-guard: The company releases its next round of earnings this Tuesday, July 19, 2011. No time to prep before Tuesday's announcement? Don't worry. ...

Hundreds of union workers block grain trainThe Seattle TimesBurlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the blockade has prompted BNSF to indefinitely suspend train traffic to the grain terminal. It's the third major protest this week in an increasingly volatile dispute between EGT and the ...

Railcars leave countyOPB NewsUnder the terms of the lease agreement, the county will continue to receive monthly payments from Union Pacific of $59400 in July, August and September and a final payment of $30000 for part of October, according to Hayward. The rail space rental ...

RailAmerica June traffic down 4.4 percentBusinessWeekThe short-line rail operator said it handled 70238 freight carloads in June, down from 73466 a year earlier. Shipments of metallic ores and metals and forest products increased. The June total included 660 carloads from three Alabama railroads acquired ...

Small Fire On Tourist Train In White MountainsNew Hampshire Public RadioBy Chris Jensen on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 A small fire on a tourist train operated by Conway Scenic Railroad sent worried fire fighters from Twin Mountain and Bethlehem rushing to the Crawford Notch railway station on Wednesday afternoon. ...

Antique trains en route to Bureau JunctionLaSalle News TribuneA trip to Bureau Junction on Friday, July 22 or Sunday, July 24 will offer a glimpse into the village's past as a bustling railroad town when two vintage locomotives come rolling down the tracks. The steam locomotive Nickel Plate 765 will chug into ...

CP reopens flooded railway line in North DakotaReutersVANCOUVER, July 13 (Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP.TO) has reopened its flooded mainline track running from southern Saskatchewan through North Dakota, five days earlier than it expected, a CP spokesman said on Wednesday. ...

Train switches to solar for Georgia PSC demonstrationFlorida Times-UnionNow, the train will become the Solar Express, a rolling seminar on energy from the sun chugging along the state's SAM shortline railroad. It departs Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele at 9:30 am with stops in Leslie for a tour of the first solar ...

Biz Park's WorkhorseJournal & Topics Newspapers OnlineThe Chicago Terminal Railroad is a "short line" with 25 miles of track in Elk Grove's business park that serves 12 businesses. Trains deliver everything from steel and wood to sugar, syrup and even motor oil to Elk Grove businesses at a rate of about ...

Full steam ahead for historic locomotiveCalaveras EnterpriseBy Kate Gonzales Volunteers work on the Shay locomotive at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. From left are Kaylinda Bechtold, Steve Bechtold and Doug Kohl. Courtesy photo Volunteers with the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum are pressing forward on the ...

SmartStart® Automatic Engine Stop Start (AESS) System Saves Millions of ...Business Wire (press release)For example, a Class 1 Railroad has saved 264225 gallons of fuel on one locomotive since implementing SmartStart in 1994—that's over 16000 gallons saved a year. With the recent US Department of Transportation announcements about $527 million for ...

Freight trains back in the North BaySanta Rosa Press DemocratAn NWP Co. locomotive arrived at Hunt & Behrens in Petaluma on Wednesday morning pulling five carloads of grain. By STEVE HART Freight trains returned to Sonoma County on Wednesday, hauling their first commercial cargo in almost 10 years. ...

U S Railroad News 2011-07-18 10:55:00

Central Florida's SunRail project finally gets startedOrlando SentinelBy Dan Tracy, Orlando Sentinel After years of debate and delay, construction on Central Florida's SunRail commuter train is finally ready to start. The work kicks off today with a groundbreaking at 2:30 pm on the railroad tracks outside Florida ...

AAR reports rail traffic is down for week ending July 9 - Article ...Rail traffic was down for the week ending July 2, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). ...

Saylor goes to bat for Stewartstown RailroadYorkdispatch.comThe Stewartstown Railroad is getting help from the Majority Whip of the state House of Representatives in its campaign to keep the historic short line from being dissolved in a sheriff's sale. The Stewartstown Rail Co. was created in 1885 but hasn't ...

FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILS: Bridge collapse at Locke LakePatch.comBy Chris Steller BNSF rail cars fell into Locke Lake at the site of a bridge collapse. High water from recent rains raised the lake around backyard furniture and statuary. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe trestle bridge over Rice Creek at Locke Lake ...

Columbia Star Dinner Train's opening night met with protestColumbia MissourianAbout $20000 more in public money was used to upgrade the exisiting train station's facilities and prepare them for use. The Columbia Star also uses the city's rail line, which run between Columbia and Centralia and the city-owned train station at 6501 ...

Genesee & Wyoming June traffic up 13.4 percentForbesAP , 07.14.11, 12:59 PM EDT Short line and regional freight railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Thursday that traffic on its lines rose 13.4 percent in June on increases in shipments of coal and coke, and farm and food products. ...

State police probing large-scale rail theftThe Tribune-DemocratPATTON — About 100000 pounds of train track – worth more than $45000 – have been stolen from the side of a short-line railroad, and state police need the public's help cracking the case. Troopers said late Thursday that 72 30-foot sections of rail ...

FEC rail project starts – 800 jobs expectedBizjournals.comThe remainder of the project cost is funded through $10.9 million from the FEC, $10.9 million from the Florida Department of Transportation and $4.8 million from the Port of Miami. The rail project, dredging the port to 50 feet and twin port tunnels ...

CSX Earnings Preview: Analysts Expect Rising RevenueBenzingaBy general It's time to get ready for CSX (NYSE: CSX) earnings! Don't be caught off-guard: The company releases its next round of earnings this Tuesday, July 19, 2011. No time to prep before Tuesday's announcement? Don't worry. ...

Hundreds of union workers block grain trainThe Seattle TimesBurlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the blockade has prompted BNSF to indefinitely suspend train traffic to the grain terminal. It's the third major protest this week in an increasingly volatile dispute between EGT and the ...

Railcars leave countyOPB NewsUnder the terms of the lease agreement, the county will continue to receive monthly payments from Union Pacific of $59400 in July, August and September and a final payment of $30000 for part of October, according to Hayward. The rail space rental ...

RailAmerica June traffic down 4.4 percentBusinessWeekThe short-line rail operator said it handled 70238 freight carloads in June, down from 73466 a year earlier. Shipments of metallic ores and metals and forest products increased. The June total included 660 carloads from three Alabama railroads acquired ...

Small Fire On Tourist Train In White MountainsNew Hampshire Public RadioBy Chris Jensen on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 A small fire on a tourist train operated by Conway Scenic Railroad sent worried fire fighters from Twin Mountain and Bethlehem rushing to the Crawford Notch railway station on Wednesday afternoon. ...

Antique trains en route to Bureau JunctionLaSalle News TribuneA trip to Bureau Junction on Friday, July 22 or Sunday, July 24 will offer a glimpse into the village's past as a bustling railroad town when two vintage locomotives come rolling down the tracks. The steam locomotive Nickel Plate 765 will chug into ...

CP reopens flooded railway line in North DakotaReutersVANCOUVER, July 13 (Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP.TO) has reopened its flooded mainline track running from southern Saskatchewan through North Dakota, five days earlier than it expected, a CP spokesman said on Wednesday. ...

Train switches to solar for Georgia PSC demonstrationFlorida Times-UnionNow, the train will become the Solar Express, a rolling seminar on energy from the sun chugging along the state's SAM shortline railroad. It departs Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele at 9:30 am with stops in Leslie for a tour of the first solar ...

Biz Park's WorkhorseJournal & Topics Newspapers OnlineThe Chicago Terminal Railroad is a "short line" with 25 miles of track in Elk Grove's business park that serves 12 businesses. Trains deliver everything from steel and wood to sugar, syrup and even motor oil to Elk Grove businesses at a rate of about ...

Full steam ahead for historic locomotiveCalaveras EnterpriseBy Kate Gonzales Volunteers work on the Shay locomotive at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. From left are Kaylinda Bechtold, Steve Bechtold and Doug Kohl. Courtesy photo Volunteers with the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum are pressing forward on the ...

SmartStart® Automatic Engine Stop Start (AESS) System Saves Millions of ...Business Wire (press release)For example, a Class 1 Railroad has saved 264225 gallons of fuel on one locomotive since implementing SmartStart in 1994—that's over 16000 gallons saved a year. With the recent US Department of Transportation announcements about $527 million for ...

Freight trains back in the North BaySanta Rosa Press DemocratAn NWP Co. locomotive arrived at Hunt & Behrens in Petaluma on Wednesday morning pulling five carloads of grain. By STEVE HART Freight trains returned to Sonoma County on Wednesday, hauling their first commercial cargo in almost 10 years. ...

U S Railroad News 2011-07-12 14:13:00

AAR reports steady growth in weekly rail trafficThe TruckerWASHINGTON – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported solid weekly rail traffic, with US railroads originating 285943 carloads for the week ending July 2, 2011, up 0.3 percent compared with the same week last year. ...

Coal exports near 19-year high may buoy US railroadsPeninsula On-lineNEW YORK: The United States is poised to export the most coal since 1992 this year, filling a gap created when flooding interrupted Australian supplies and buoying shipments for railroads such as Union Pacific and CSX. Union Pacific, the nation's ...

One dead after Amtrak train collides with truck in MaineReutersBOSTON (Reuters) - A dump truck trying to beat a passenger train through a railway crossing collided with the locomotive in Maine on Monday, killing the truck driver, an Amtrak spokesman said. The incident was the second accident involving a truck ...

US Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $72.8 Million for Massachusetts ...Media Newswire (press release)WASHINGTON th US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced travel time on Amtrak's Vermonter line will be cut by nearly 30 minutes through a $72.8 million grant to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. (Media-Newswire.com) - WASHINGTON ...

100 car train derails, no injuriesWISHBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - No one was injured when an Indiana rail road train carrying coal derailed Sunday evening in Bloomington on Garrison Chapel Rd. The train consisted of 100 cars. Of that 100, 26 were damaged. Authorities say clean-up could take ...

Mountain Division railroad draining City of Tacoma fundsTheNewsTribune.comOnce praised as a potential tourist boon, a city-owned railroad that long has been a drain on Tacoma's coffers is now testing the patience of some City Council and public utilities board members. Once praised as a potential tourist boon, a city-owned ...

Railroad ridership on upswingCumberland Times-NewsCUMBERLAND — After a banner year in 2010, the number of passengers hitching a ride on Mountain Thunder is holding steady in 2011, a Western Maryland Scenic Railroad official said Friday. Mountain Thunder is the nickname given to Engine 734, ...

Denver Ski Train Dispute Ends with $1.1M Jury AwardFirst TracksOnline Media Denver, CO - A federal jury on Thursday awarded $1.1 million to a company that says Amtrak derailed its plans to revive the ski train running from Denver to Winter Park ski resort. The former Denver-Winter Park ski train began operation in ...

Train service reopens from Peninsula-Akron n Cuyahoga ValleyCuyahoga Falls News Pressn Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is reopening train service from the Peninsula Depot to Akron Northside Station starting July 13. Train service from Peninsula Depot to Canal Visitor Center remains closed until construction of the track work on the ...

U.S. Railroads Invest in Future as Freight Volume SurgesArea Development OnlineHere are some stats: US rail volumes excluding grain and coal shipments rose 7.9 percent to 4.6 million carloads in the quarter ended March 31, according to data compiled by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) in Washington. ...

Railroad could become a world-class bikewayLake Placid NewsTwelve years ago a tourist railroad was installed between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. The operators predicted all sorts of economic benefits, none of which has materialized. Two years ago North Elba's town supervisor described this government ...

Bradford County supporting application for $700K to upgrade its main rail lineTowanda Daily Review"We need help in central Bradford County and Troy with alleviating this traffic," said McLinko, a Republican. "It's to the point where it's unbearable." Rail traffic has been increasing rapidly in Bradford County, due to gas drilling in the Marcellus ...

Greenbrier Revenue Soars 153 PercentThe Journal of Commerce OnlineRail traffic levels also fell during March and April, but many important cargo categories have strengthened since then. Furman indicated his customers feel confident, since “business visibility continues to improve . . . (and) we are experiencing a ...

Santa Maria Valley Railroad will soon celebrate 100th anniversaryKSBY San Luis Obispo NewsThe Santa Maria Valley Railroad is about to celebrate a milestone. Next week, marks its 100th anniversary. The railroad company started construction on July 11th, 1911. For decades, it was owned by the well-known Hancock family and in 2006, ...

KOHL CALLS ON ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT RAILROAD BILL THAT WILL ...PoliticalNews.meWASHINGTON – US Senator Herb Kohl called on officials at the Departments of Justice (DoJ) and Transportation (DoT) to support his Railroad Antitrust ...

Dinner train rides the rails between Columbia and CentraliaColumbia Business TimesThe advantage of a short-line, Weber said, is that it's much easier to schedule a dinner train around the freight trains that are the primary users of the railroad. The large freight railways, such as Union Pacific and Burlington Northern, ...

Unused Rail Line May Become a Walking, Biking PathPatch.comIn late June, Pan Am Railways informed Watertown officials of their plan to abandon 1.72 miles of the former Boston & Maine Railroad track known as the Watertown Branch.They requested input from town officials. Town Councilor Angeline Kounelis, ...