U S Railroad News 2011-08-01 14:58:00

AAR Reports Modest Gains in Weekly Rail Traffic AAR.orgWASHINGTON, D.C. – July 28, 2011 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported modest gains in weekly rail traffic, with U.S. railroads …

Newport News, coal terminals looking into wind fenceDaily PressPrice said he has often wondered why at the coal pier in Norfolk, the coal is deposited directly onto the ships and barges at Lambert’s Point, rather than stored in coal piles as it is in Newport News. Robin Chapman, spokesman for Norfolk Southern, …

Railroad operator rejects OBPA’s notice of its terminationWatertownDailyTimes.comThe dispute began when the authority issued a notice to the rail company citing several defaults on a lease agreement that allows the company to operate the railroad. The railroad runs from the Port of Ogdensburg to Norwood. …

UAE’s Etihad Rail to buy 7 locomotives from Caterpillar’s EMD division for …Washington PostBy AP, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The state company building the United Arab Emirates’ railway network has picked US train engine maker Electro-Motive Diesel to supply its first locomotives. Etihad Rail said Sunday that LaGrange, Illinois-based EMD …

22 rail cars full of coal derail in western IowaChicago TribuneAP Railroads crews are cleaning up after 22 cars of a coal train derailed in western Iowa. Mark Davis, spokesman for Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific, says the 136-car train was headed from Wyoming to Illinois when a section derailed about 6:40 am …

Nev. trucking firm sues Amtrak, UP over crashSacramento BeeA Nevada trucking company has filed suit again Amtrak and Union Pacific, claiming they failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing at the site where one of its drivers plowed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six people and injuring at least 20 …

Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 4.7% :: Chemical WeekChemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 4.7% year-on-year last week, to 41176 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR.

Norfolk Southern profit aided by 18% revenue jump – MarketWatchSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Norfolk Southern Corp. late Tuesday reported a much higher second-quarter profit as the railroad operator shipped more goods, …

Cornwall selectmen question abandoned Housatonic Railroad Company carsTorrington Register CitizenBy MAX WITTSTEIN CORNWALL — The Housatonic Railroad Company has responded to a letter from the Board of Selectmen concerning rail cars in town that appeared to be abandoned. In a letter dated July 21 to railroad president John Hanlon, First Selectman …

CSX train derails in Niles this afternoonYoungstown VindicatorBetween 43 and 73 train cars on the CSX train tracks at the southwest end of town derailed at 2:45 pm today, but no evacuation was necessary, no injuries were reported and no hazardous chemicals spilled. The derailment did produce quite a bit of noise …

Union Pacific agrees to remove old Pueblo railroad bridgeThe RepublicUnion Pacific has agreed to dismantle part of an old railroad bridge over Fountain Creek in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper reports that the railroad will take out six spans by May. The iron and lumber form a deck across the creek. …

Bucks County Historical Society waits for decision on railroad saleThe 128-year-old Stewartstown Railroad is a southern York County, Pennsylvania, landmark in the small town for which it.

Renovations to historic train depot beginAlbany Times Union19, 2010 photo shows a view of the main lobby of the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul, Minn., Workers are already laying track for the Central Corridor light rail line between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The west end of the line will …

Genesee & Wyoming has the Lowest RPE in the Railroads Industry (GWR, RA, KSU …Investor’s Business DailyGenesee & Wyoming (GWR) ranks first with an RPE of $270K; RailAmerica (RA) ranks second with an RPE of $271K; and Kansas City Southern (KSU) ranks third with an RPE of $318K. Norfolk Southern (NSC) follows with an RPE of $347K and CSX (CSX) rounds out …

Amtrak NE ridership up 10%Bizjournals.comAmtrak, which reached a record for passengers in May, saw June ridership decline, but the number of passengers remained above year-ago levels. Amtrak saw its biggest year-over-year passenger gain on its Northeast Regional service between Washington, …

Richard Allert Elected to Genesee & Wyoming Board of DirectorsMarketWatch (press release)In 2003, he was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through rail transport, business and taxation. GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and …

Trinity shares tumble on 2Q earnings, outlookBusinessWeekSecond-quarter railcar orders were more than double what he expected, but higher earnings at that division may have been overshadowed by problems at others, potentially energy, he said. KeyBanc’s Steve Barger said investors should treat Wednesday’s …

RMI Completes RailConnect(R) Transportation Management System (TMS …MarketWatch (press release)… successfully meet RailAmerica’s quality standards for Project Horizon and the RailConnect TMS implementations.” Working with the RailAmerica team, RMI began the implementation with Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway in Monroeville, Ala., in April, 2010, …

Rail America reports profit turnaround in 2nd quarterJacksonville Business JournalThe Jacksonville-based operator of short-line railroads increased revenue in the second quarter by 17 percent to $139.2 million from $119.5 million despite persistent weather challenges, low coal volumes and fuel price pressures. …