U S Railroad News 2011-08-11 14:15:00

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Reports Traffic for July 2011MarketWatch (press release)Excluding 7283 carloads from the FreightLink Acquisition(1), which closed December 1, 2010, same-railroad traffic in July 2011 increased 4669 carloads, or 6.4 percent, compared with July 2010. GWI’s other commodity group traffic grew 1752 carloads …

RailAmerica July traffic fell 6.8 percentCNBC.comRailAmerica Inc., which runs short-line and regional railroads, said Wednesday that freight carloads fell 6.8 percent in July compared to July 2010 because of lower coal shipments. Not counting coal, carloads fell 1.2 percent. …

Groups speak out about possible abandonment of Stewartstown RailroadYork Daily RecordBut the absence of traffic on the short-line railroad is a hurdle, he said. Freight has not moved on the railroad in decades, and the last tourist train ran in 2004. The Stewartstown Railroad needs to find a credible, potential shipper to create …

CEO Interview: Norfolk SouthernSmartmoney.comWick Moorman tries to keep Norfolk Southern on track. By RESHMA KAPADIA Among his hobbies, Charles “Wick” Moorman keeps bees and farms oysters, and soon he’ll try to make wine from grapes grown on his farm. Over the past year, however, …

700 Bombardier railcar workers strikeUPI.com10 (UPI) — Some 700 Canadian workers at Bombardier Inc.’s railcar manufacturing plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, were on strike Wednesday, union officials said. The employees are members of the Canadian Auto Workers union and walked off the job Tuesday …

Short-Line Railroad floats third coal export terminal proposal in …KPLU News for Seattle and the NorthwestBy Tom Banse A short-line railroad is taking a hard look at opening a coal shipping terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor. This is the third location …

Norfolk Southern’s Heartland Corridor Project Wins Railway Design AwardPR Newswire (press release)The Heartland Corridor project, one of the most extensive railroad engineering projects in modern times, was an initiative to raise the vertical clearances of 28 railroad tunnels and remove 24 overhead obstructions in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, …

Huron Central Railway Announces Start of $33.3 Million Rehabilitation ProjectVictoria Times ColonistHuron Central Railway Inc. (HCRY) today announced the start of its rehabilitation project. The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry (“MNDMF”) and the Government of Canada are each funding 45%, or $15 million, …

$90.1 million deal: Arizona Eastern Railway being soldArizona Silver BeltArizona Eastern Railway operates 265 miles of railroad between Clifton and Miami, Ariz. This includes trackage rights over the Union Pacific rail lines between Lordsburg, NM and Bowie, Ariz. The Arizona Eastern line serves the copper mining regions of …

Midwest Railcar Adds 2400 CarsThe Journal of Commerce OnlineMidwest Railcar announced plans to expand its fleet by 2400 cars, both new and used, by the end of 2012. The railcar leasing and management services firm has taken delivery of 900 new small-cube covered hoppers, with 900 more expected next year. …

Central Appalachian coal sees modest losses compared with wider energy marketPlattsBoth CAPP barge and CAPP rail (CSX) markets saw backwardation grow at the front of the curve, as prices slid further in Q4 than in September, the front month. Prices generally fell more in the front of the curve than in the back half. …

BNSF Profit Rises 14.4 Percent to $690 MillionThe Journal of Commerce OnlineBNSF Railway’s profit rose 14.4 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier to $690 million, as traffic grew only about 3 percent but per-unit receipts swelled 10.6 percent. BNSF’s top-line sales growth outpaced the net income, as revenue gained …

Kansas City Southern names new treasurerBusinessWeekRailroad company Kansas City Southern said Monday it appointed Michael Cline as vice president and treasurer. Cline replaces senior vice president finance and treasurer Paul Weyandt, who retired this summer. Cline will report to Michael Upchurch, …

Old Colony Railroad Announces Next Leg of Special Train ExcursionPatch.comThe Old Colony & Newport Railway has announced that it will run the second of three special scenic trains to the north end of Aquidneck Island on Sunday, Aug. 14. The first special train run on July 24, they say, proved immensely popular, …

Gov. marks start of Union Pacific projectLas Cruces Sun-News… today and the work they’re beginning today, that the economy of this country is going to come roaring back, and they’re going to be ready when it does come roaring back,” he said to a crowd gathered just south of a Santa Teresa industrial park. …

Back on track: P&N to roll again in GastonCharlotte ObserverBy Joe DePriest Bill Bartosh, Piedmont &Northern’s assistant general manager, is shown with the first locomotive that will run on the revitalized line in Gaston County. David T. Foster III – dtfoster@ charlotteobserver.com Bill Bartosh, a P&N manager, …

Disneyland Resort Donates California Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad MuseumStitch KingdomVisitors to the museum will learn about the history of the famous 1950s passenger train through the donated artifacts, while the recreated locomotive will offer the chance to experience what it was like for engineers to guide the stainless steel Zephyr …