U S Railroad News 2011-08-25 11:19:00


AAR Reports Mixed Results for Weekly Rail Traffic AAR.org18, 2011 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported mixed results for weekly rail traffic, with U.S. railroads originating 292266 carloads ...

LaHood proposes changes to FRA regsBetter Roads Magazineby Tina Barbaccia US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed changes to the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) regulations governing the installation of positive train control (PTC) systems. The amendments will provide greater flexibility ...

Canola drives more CN rail loads to W.Canada portsReutersWINNIPEG, Manitoba Aug 24 (Reuters) - A record Alberta canola crop has pushed the number of grain cars transported by Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO) to British Columbia ports to a 20-year high, the railway said on Wednesday. ...

Rail Dispute Spurs Business Owner to Search for New SiteValley VoiceBy Julie Fernandez Tulare County - The owner of Superior Soil Supplements said this week that the issue of the nearly $900 per railcar surcharge the San Joaquin Valley Railroad is imposing on his company has not been resolved and he will have to find a ...

Regional Rail LLC News PageTyburn Railroad operates a shortline railroad, a liquid and dry bulk transload facility, and provides truck pick up and delivery services from its facility ...

Grain elevator near Fort Benton to get upgradeHouston Chronicle"There's not only competition now with more grain companies building shuttle loaders, but also competition for acres between crops." BNSF Railway offers lower shipping rates to shuttle loader elevators because the cars don't sit idle as long.

Railroad purchase pushed backSauk Prairie EagleThe state will not purchase the Reedsburg-to-Madison rail line from Union Pacific Railroad, estimated to cost about $30 million, this year. "We just got so many things to accomplish for that project to get going," said Frank Huntington, rail supervisor ...

Downeaster facility site riles residentsMainebiz DailyBy The Mainebiz News Staff The operator of the Amtrak Downeaster has chosen a site in Brunswick to build a $4 million train layover facility, but some residents aren't happy with the choice. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority board on ...

FreightCar America adding 200 jobs amid optimism for coming yearsNews/Talk 960 WFIRNorfolk Southern is ordering another Roanoke-built 1500 coal-carrying cars, this on top of the 1500 already in production. NS President Wick Moorman says coal still provides one-quarter of the railroad's revenue. The long-term outlook for job security ...

Maine Eastern Railroad receives regional recognitionBangor Daily NewsNew England Travel Magazine has named Maine Eastern Railroad winner of Best of New England Travel 2011 – Attraction — Way to Beat Summer Traffic in its recent publication, “ The Best of New England Travel 2011,” according to a news release Tuesday ...

First railcar arrives at parkTriValley CentralRail service in the park is provided by San Pedro and Southwestern, a shortline operator based in Benson. Besides the connection to Union Pacific Railroad's ...

Broward leases 42 acres at Port Everglades to Florida East Coast railroadPalm Beach PostHe said infrastructure projects that expand port commerce "are critical for enhancing our competitive position and sustaining our local economy." Husein Cumber, a vice president of the FEC, said the railroad's cargo capacity at the 14-acre Andrews ...

Riding the Rails: Growth of intermodal industry provides spark for commercial ...REjournals.comIn 2011, CenterPoint Intermodal Centers house the BNSF Logistics Park-Chicago, a 770-acre facility in Elwood, and Union Pacific-Joliet Intermodal Terminal, a 835-acre facility in Joliet. The actual intermodal terminals are only a portion of the overall ...

Historic train turntable, buildings razedShreveport TimesPlans were to piggyback it with a statewide study to expand passenger rail service as an alternative to mass transit and at the same time beef up tourism opportunities. The railroad in Cullen, acquired by Watco Companies from Kansas City Southern ...

NM names member to tourist train commissionHouston ChronicleSusana Martinez has appointed a federal water agency official to a commission overseeing the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Martinez announced the appointment of Billy Elbrock of Chama last week. Elbrock is supervisory facilities operations ...

Stewartstown Railroad opposes abandonmentYork Daily RecordBy TERESA ANN BOECKEL York, PA - The Stewartstown Railroad Company opposes the proposed abandonment of the railroad for many reasons, including that it's not in the public interest to shut it down and the company has identified prospective customers. ...



U S Railroad News 2011-08-25 11:19:00


AAR Reports Mixed Results for Weekly Rail Traffic AAR.org18, 2011 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported mixed results for weekly rail traffic, with U.S. railroads originating 292266 carloads ...

LaHood proposes changes to FRA regsBetter Roads Magazineby Tina Barbaccia US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed changes to the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) regulations governing the installation of positive train control (PTC) systems. The amendments will provide greater flexibility ...

Canola drives more CN rail loads to W.Canada portsReutersWINNIPEG, Manitoba Aug 24 (Reuters) - A record Alberta canola crop has pushed the number of grain cars transported by Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO) to British Columbia ports to a 20-year high, the railway said on Wednesday. ...

Rail Dispute Spurs Business Owner to Search for New SiteValley VoiceBy Julie Fernandez Tulare County - The owner of Superior Soil Supplements said this week that the issue of the nearly $900 per railcar surcharge the San Joaquin Valley Railroad is imposing on his company has not been resolved and he will have to find a ...

Regional Rail LLC News PageTyburn Railroad operates a shortline railroad, a liquid and dry bulk transload facility, and provides truck pick up and delivery services from its facility ...

Grain elevator near Fort Benton to get upgradeHouston Chronicle"There's not only competition now with more grain companies building shuttle loaders, but also competition for acres between crops." BNSF Railway offers lower shipping rates to shuttle loader elevators because the cars don't sit idle as long.

Railroad purchase pushed backSauk Prairie EagleThe state will not purchase the Reedsburg-to-Madison rail line from Union Pacific Railroad, estimated to cost about $30 million, this year. "We just got so many things to accomplish for that project to get going," said Frank Huntington, rail supervisor ...

Downeaster facility site riles residentsMainebiz DailyBy The Mainebiz News Staff The operator of the Amtrak Downeaster has chosen a site in Brunswick to build a $4 million train layover facility, but some residents aren't happy with the choice. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority board on ...

FreightCar America adding 200 jobs amid optimism for coming yearsNews/Talk 960 WFIRNorfolk Southern is ordering another Roanoke-built 1500 coal-carrying cars, this on top of the 1500 already in production. NS President Wick Moorman says coal still provides one-quarter of the railroad's revenue. The long-term outlook for job security ...

Maine Eastern Railroad receives regional recognitionBangor Daily NewsNew England Travel Magazine has named Maine Eastern Railroad winner of Best of New England Travel 2011 – Attraction — Way to Beat Summer Traffic in its recent publication, “ The Best of New England Travel 2011,” according to a news release Tuesday ...

First railcar arrives at parkTriValley CentralRail service in the park is provided by San Pedro and Southwestern, a shortline operator based in Benson. Besides the connection to Union Pacific Railroad's ...

Broward leases 42 acres at Port Everglades to Florida East Coast railroadPalm Beach PostHe said infrastructure projects that expand port commerce "are critical for enhancing our competitive position and sustaining our local economy." Husein Cumber, a vice president of the FEC, said the railroad's cargo capacity at the 14-acre Andrews ...

Riding the Rails: Growth of intermodal industry provides spark for commercial ...REjournals.comIn 2011, CenterPoint Intermodal Centers house the BNSF Logistics Park-Chicago, a 770-acre facility in Elwood, and Union Pacific-Joliet Intermodal Terminal, a 835-acre facility in Joliet. The actual intermodal terminals are only a portion of the overall ...

Historic train turntable, buildings razedShreveport TimesPlans were to piggyback it with a statewide study to expand passenger rail service as an alternative to mass transit and at the same time beef up tourism opportunities. The railroad in Cullen, acquired by Watco Companies from Kansas City Southern ...

NM names member to tourist train commissionHouston ChronicleSusana Martinez has appointed a federal water agency official to a commission overseeing the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Martinez announced the appointment of Billy Elbrock of Chama last week. Elbrock is supervisory facilities operations ...

Stewartstown Railroad opposes abandonmentYork Daily RecordBy TERESA ANN BOECKEL York, PA - The Stewartstown Railroad Company opposes the proposed abandonment of the railroad for many reasons, including that it's not in the public interest to shut it down and the company has identified prospective customers. ...



U S Railroad News 2011-08-15 11:01:00


Amtrak launches free iPhone applicationBreaking Travel NewsAmtrak passengers can now plan trips, purchase tickets, modify existing reservations, check train schedules and status, and view station information from the convenience of an iPhone® with the free Amtrak application (app) now available through iTunes. ...

RAIL TRAFFIC STILL CONSISTENT WITH MUDDLE THROUGH ECONOMY ...By Cullen RocheThe latest rail data from AAR is consistent with a sluggish economy. The good news is that the economy isn't cratering as some might think from the recent.

Weekly Rail Traffic Charts - Association of American Railroads PDF Weekly Traffic of Major U.S. Railroads. Carloads Originated. 1.Grain ... Weekly Railroad Traffic. Association of American Railroads ...

Freight railroads: Powering america's economy PDF “Short line railroads are the vital link between thousands of small towns and ... short line railroads means lower transportation costs, more flexible local ...

Scenic Saratoga & North Creek Railway trains back on track after engine ...The Saratogian24, the scenic railway will host an “Ales on Rails” event that leaves North Creek at 5 pm The two-hour trip will include a Dogfish Head glass, four tastings of Dogfish Head beer, appetizers, music and door prizes. Tickets went on sale Friday on the ...

Feds give $1.2 million to railside trailThe Adirondack Daily EnterpriseLAKE PLACID - The federal government has awarded $1.2 million for a proposed recreational path along the railroad tracks between Lake Placid and Ray Brook. US Sen. Charles Schumer announced Friday that $1208708 has been awarded to the state Department ...

Housatonic Railroad train derailsBerkshire EagleBy Trevor Jones, Berkshire Eagle Staff GREAT BARRINGTON -- Seven railroad cars derailed along one of the Housatonic Railroad Co.'s lines around 7 pm on Friday, displacing construction debris but not spilling any hazardous materials or causing any ...

Providence and Worcester Railroad Co Reports Operating Results (10-Q)GuruFocus.comProvidence And Worcester Railroad Company has a market cap of $66.9 million; its shares were traded at around $13.86 with and P/S ratio of 2.9. The dividend yield of Providence And Worcester Railroad Company stocks is 1.2%. Operating revenues increased ...

Operation Lifesaver demonstrates track safetyHastings TribuneCARLETON — If motorists just take their time and don't rush safety, everyone will leave a railroad crossing safely. Mike Russell, a Marysville, Kan.-based Union Pacific manager of operating practices, joked with passengers sitting in an Operation ...

U S Railroad News 2011-08-15 11:01:00


Amtrak launches free iPhone applicationBreaking Travel NewsAmtrak passengers can now plan trips, purchase tickets, modify existing reservations, check train schedules and status, and view station information from the convenience of an iPhone® with the free Amtrak application (app) now available through iTunes. ...

RAIL TRAFFIC STILL CONSISTENT WITH MUDDLE THROUGH ECONOMY ...By Cullen RocheThe latest rail data from AAR is consistent with a sluggish economy. The good news is that the economy isn't cratering as some might think from the recent.

Weekly Rail Traffic Charts - Association of American Railroads PDF Weekly Traffic of Major U.S. Railroads. Carloads Originated. 1.Grain ... Weekly Railroad Traffic. Association of American Railroads ...

Freight railroads: Powering america's economy PDF “Short line railroads are the vital link between thousands of small towns and ... short line railroads means lower transportation costs, more flexible local ...

Scenic Saratoga & North Creek Railway trains back on track after engine ...The Saratogian24, the scenic railway will host an “Ales on Rails” event that leaves North Creek at 5 pm The two-hour trip will include a Dogfish Head glass, four tastings of Dogfish Head beer, appetizers, music and door prizes. Tickets went on sale Friday on the ...

Feds give $1.2 million to railside trailThe Adirondack Daily EnterpriseLAKE PLACID - The federal government has awarded $1.2 million for a proposed recreational path along the railroad tracks between Lake Placid and Ray Brook. US Sen. Charles Schumer announced Friday that $1208708 has been awarded to the state Department ...

Housatonic Railroad train derailsBerkshire EagleBy Trevor Jones, Berkshire Eagle Staff GREAT BARRINGTON -- Seven railroad cars derailed along one of the Housatonic Railroad Co.'s lines around 7 pm on Friday, displacing construction debris but not spilling any hazardous materials or causing any ...

Providence and Worcester Railroad Co Reports Operating Results (10-Q)GuruFocus.comProvidence And Worcester Railroad Company has a market cap of $66.9 million; its shares were traded at around $13.86 with and P/S ratio of 2.9. The dividend yield of Providence And Worcester Railroad Company stocks is 1.2%. Operating revenues increased ...

Operation Lifesaver demonstrates track safetyHastings TribuneCARLETON — If motorists just take their time and don't rush safety, everyone will leave a railroad crossing safely. Mike Russell, a Marysville, Kan.-based Union Pacific manager of operating practices, joked with passengers sitting in an Operation ...

U S Railroad News 2011-08-13 00:50:00


08/12/2011 U. S. Department of Transportation Launches Initiative to Prevent Employee Fatigue and Increase Safety on America’s Railways

RailAmerica Traffic Drops on Coal, but Chemicals Gain Journal of ...Weaker coal traffic pushed rail carloadings down 7.4 percent in July at short line railroads that RailAmerica operated both in 2010 and 2011, ...

Stockton short line acquiredStockton RecordThe short line has been sold, and the new owners are looking to expand. Bejay Orth, brakeman,(right) and Wayne Faull, foreman, stand on the front of the engine before start of shift at the Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad yard in Stockton ...

Iowa to receive $773K in railroad repair grantsChicago TribuneAP Iowa will receive more than $773000 in federal grants to repair flood-damaged railroads in 11 counties in the state. The grants were announced Thursday by Sen. Tom Harkin, who says floods of 2008 severely damaged the state's railroad system. ...

BNSF Raising Tracks to Get Around FloodingKQ2 StJoeChannelDespite flooding throughout Holt County, BNSF Railways is working through the water. The change will allow the rail line to continue to operate even during a major flood event. The truss should also allow floodwater to drain easier once flooding ...


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