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. …