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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