U S Railroad News 2011-09-07 23:23:00

Railroads Disappointed With NMB Decision To End MediationMarketWatch (press release)The statement can be attributed to A. Kenneth Gradia, Chairman of the NCCC, the railroads' bargaining representative. "We are extremely disappointed by the Board's decision to end mediation. It is clear this action reflects the enormous pressure the ...

Rail workers ratify national contractWorkday Minnesota1, 2010, the ratified contract covers some 38000 UTU members employed by BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Soo Line, Union Pacific and numerous smaller carriers – all represented in national handling by the rail industry's National ...

High-speed rail line connecting Houston, Dallas possible by 2020Community Impact NewspaperThe corridor between Houston and Dallas was selected for the first high-speed rail line because nearly 93 percent of the land in between the two cities is rural and flat, and there are few stops in between, Eckels said. LSHSR is studying several routes ...

Ethanol transfer station meets opposition from residents ...Nooga.comThe site chosen by the Englewood Enterprises at Bonny Oaks Industrial Park would put the company next to tank farms and railroad lines where the fuel will ...

Chicago Amtrak police on high alert for suicide bombersExaminer.comSeptember 6, 2011 Amtrak police have stepped up secuity patrols at Chicago's Union Station using the latest high-tech security tools available to detect a possible suicide bomber. In addition to increasing standard explosive detection devices and ...

12 SEPTA railcars damaged by Irene could take weeks to fix Philadelphia ...Philadelphia InquirerCaught by the unexpected rise of a creek that was "not on our radar screen," SEPTA rail operations managers realized too late that the trains could be in harm's way. They say they will shuffle cars in SEPTA's 365-car fleet to deal with the shortage ...

A detour in the Adirondack tourist train debateNorth Country Public RadioNone of this, of course, devalues the train-advocate community's larger arguments about the tourism railroad. It may be that a seasonal tourist train is the ...

Pam AM seeks to abandon railroadYork WeeklyThe railroad, formally known as The Boston and Maine Corporation and ... decides they want to dispose of it they have to send a bill of sale to the state, ...

U S Railroad News 2011-09-06 14:01:00

Small Railroads' Traffic Strengthens Journal of CommerceShort line and regional railroads saw total shipments rise 3.4 percent in the final week of August, with gains across various cargoes linked to industrial demand. ...

AAR: Railroads report dip in weekly rail traffic [Brotherhood of ...WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported a slight dip in weekly rail traffic, with U.S. railroads originating 299943 ...

Railroad Bridges Badly Damaged By FloodingVermont Public RadioThe Green Mountain line and the Vermont Rail South line rail beds have also seen a number of washouts, culvert failures and erosion of the rail bed. Freight traffic is still running between Burlington and Rutland, and the Ethan Allen Amtrak line ...

Union Pacific coal train derails, no injuriesHouston Chronicle(AP) — Union Pacific crews are working in northeast Kansas to clean up a derailment of a coal train. No injuries were reported when 56 cars of the train derailed early Monday near Emmett in Pottawatomie County. Kansas First News reports that crews ...

PennDOT creates plan to complete Middletown Amtrak station by 2013Patriot-NewsBy Phyllis Zimmerman, The Patriot-News A new Middletown Amtrak station could be ready for commuters by 2013, a state Department of Transportation representative told Middletown Borough Council on Aug. 23. “We're still 100 percent committed to the new ...

CSX announces $59 million expansion in OhioExaminer.comThe most recent development by CSX is a $59 million intermodal freight terminal expansion for Columbus, Ohio. This terminal expansion is part of the National Gateway initiative, linking deep water east coast ports with Midwestern markets. ...

Bombardier to Deliver Further 76 MOVIA Metro Cars to Delhi Metro from Savli ...Reuters (press release)BERLIN--(Marketwire - September 5, 2011) - Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received an order for 76 additional BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). The contract is valued at approximately ...

BNSF opens shop doors to publicTopeka Capital Journal"We're a big part of this community, and this is a big deal for us," said Curt Myers, BNSF superintendent of the first-ever open house event for the general public. "It's a celebration of labor. With 400 employees, we're labor-intensive here. ...

Feds grant preliminary approval to third rail lineMinnesota Public RadioA third light rail corridor serving the Twin Cities has federal backing, it was announced Friday. Federal approval has been given to begin engineering studies for the Southwest Corridor rail line linking Eden Prairie and Minneapolis, and St. Paul via ...

Verde Canyon Railroad is a ride into Arizona historyArizona RepublicUntil a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad helped bring it to life. Dry textbook accounts of the earliest Arizona settlements are nothing compared with this ride. It combines the romanticism of train travel, the stunning natural beauty of Arizona and ...

Agricultural businesses call for Michigan railroad improvementsMLive.comBy Rosemary Parker Kalamazoo Gazette Clint Schipper, left, and Hoss Cartwright, right, of Grand Elk Railroad begin repairs to the railroad crossing on East Michigan east of Pitcher street in this file photo. (Kalamazoo Gazette / Jonathon Gruenke) ...

$38 million to add 3rd track out of FullertonOCRegisterUpgrades include completion of the final segment of a third rail track between Los Angeles and Fullerton. By LOU PONSI / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded Caltrans three grants totaling $55 million for ...

G&W clinches short line acquisitionRailwayAge MagazineAZER is composed of two rail lines operating 265 track miles in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico that are connected by 52 miles of trackage rights over the Union Pacific Railroad. The Arizona Eastern line serves the copper mining regions of ...

All Aboard at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad MuseumPatch.comThis Central Vermont engine is one of the train stock you can see on the museum grounds at 55 Bridge St., Willimantic Nathan M. Oehler In its railroad heyday from 1850-1950, Willimantic hosted 50 trains a day on three businessman special lines that ...

U S Railroad News 2011-09-06 14:01:00

Small Railroads' Traffic Strengthens Journal of CommerceShort line and regional railroads saw total shipments rise 3.4 percent in the final week of August, with gains across various cargoes linked to industrial demand. ...

AAR: Railroads report dip in weekly rail traffic [Brotherhood of ...WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported a slight dip in weekly rail traffic, with U.S. railroads originating 299943 ...

Railroad Bridges Badly Damaged By FloodingVermont Public RadioThe Green Mountain line and the Vermont Rail South line rail beds have also seen a number of washouts, culvert failures and erosion of the rail bed. Freight traffic is still running between Burlington and Rutland, and the Ethan Allen Amtrak line ...

Union Pacific coal train derails, no injuriesHouston Chronicle(AP) — Union Pacific crews are working in northeast Kansas to clean up a derailment of a coal train. No injuries were reported when 56 cars of the train derailed early Monday near Emmett in Pottawatomie County. Kansas First News reports that crews ...

PennDOT creates plan to complete Middletown Amtrak station by 2013Patriot-NewsBy Phyllis Zimmerman, The Patriot-News A new Middletown Amtrak station could be ready for commuters by 2013, a state Department of Transportation representative told Middletown Borough Council on Aug. 23. “We're still 100 percent committed to the new ...

CSX announces $59 million expansion in OhioExaminer.comThe most recent development by CSX is a $59 million intermodal freight terminal expansion for Columbus, Ohio. This terminal expansion is part of the National Gateway initiative, linking deep water east coast ports with Midwestern markets. ...

Bombardier to Deliver Further 76 MOVIA Metro Cars to Delhi Metro from Savli ...Reuters (press release)BERLIN--(Marketwire - September 5, 2011) - Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received an order for 76 additional BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). The contract is valued at approximately ...

BNSF opens shop doors to publicTopeka Capital Journal"We're a big part of this community, and this is a big deal for us," said Curt Myers, BNSF superintendent of the first-ever open house event for the general public. "It's a celebration of labor. With 400 employees, we're labor-intensive here. ...

Feds grant preliminary approval to third rail lineMinnesota Public RadioA third light rail corridor serving the Twin Cities has federal backing, it was announced Friday. Federal approval has been given to begin engineering studies for the Southwest Corridor rail line linking Eden Prairie and Minneapolis, and St. Paul via ...

Verde Canyon Railroad is a ride into Arizona historyArizona RepublicUntil a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad helped bring it to life. Dry textbook accounts of the earliest Arizona settlements are nothing compared with this ride. It combines the romanticism of train travel, the stunning natural beauty of Arizona and ...

Agricultural businesses call for Michigan railroad improvementsMLive.comBy Rosemary Parker Kalamazoo Gazette Clint Schipper, left, and Hoss Cartwright, right, of Grand Elk Railroad begin repairs to the railroad crossing on East Michigan east of Pitcher street in this file photo. (Kalamazoo Gazette / Jonathon Gruenke) ...

$38 million to add 3rd track out of FullertonOCRegisterUpgrades include completion of the final segment of a third rail track between Los Angeles and Fullerton. By LOU PONSI / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded Caltrans three grants totaling $55 million for ...

G&W clinches short line acquisitionRailwayAge MagazineAZER is composed of two rail lines operating 265 track miles in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico that are connected by 52 miles of trackage rights over the Union Pacific Railroad. The Arizona Eastern line serves the copper mining regions of ...

All Aboard at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad MuseumPatch.comThis Central Vermont engine is one of the train stock you can see on the museum grounds at 55 Bridge St., Willimantic Nathan M. Oehler In its railroad heyday from 1850-1950, Willimantic hosted 50 trains a day on three businessman special lines that ...

U S Railroad News 2011-09-01 21:05:00

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAHOOD ANNOUNCES $34 MILLION TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION AT ONE OF THE LARGEST RAIL BOTTLENECKS IN AMERICA

FasTracks to get $1 billion in federal fundskwgn.comDENVER -- Efforts to expand light rail and commuter rail service across metro Denver will receive a major boost when US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces a funding award of $1.03 billion on Wednesday. The infusion of federal funds will help ...

Amtrak to restore Washington-Boston serviceReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amtrak has completed cleanup and repairs from Hurricane Irene and plans to restore most service for its primary trains in the Northeast on Wednesday. Amtrak said on Tuesday that engineering teams had finished work on signals and ...

Port Jervis rail line closed; repairs may take monthsThe Journal News LoHud.comSUFFERN — Sloatsburg and Orange County rail riders will have to find another place to catch the train because the Port Jervis line has been shut down as a result of massive damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Irene. The closure could last months and ...

RailAmerica secures new $75 million line of creditJacksonville Business JournalThe short-line railroad operator (NYSE: RA), based in Jacksonville, also said in a news release that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million of the company's common stock. The new line of credit replaces RailAmerica's ...

Indiana Rail Road begins to build locomotive shopProgressive Rail Roading(INRD) and Indiana Department of Transportation officials broke ground for a $6 million locomotive maintenance facility in Jasonville, Ind. To be located at INRD's Hiawatha Yard, the facility is part of the 500-mile regional's record capital spending ...

CSX plans $59 million Ohio expansionBizjournals.com (blog)CSX Corp. is expanding its Ohio operations, spending $59 million to grow its operations in the Columbus area. This comes after the company also bought 47 acres next to the new SunCoke Energy Inc. facility in Middletown earlier this year. US Sen. ...

Railroads continue to restore service post-Hurricane IreneProgressive Rail RoadingCSX Transportation's freight operations “are moving steadily toward full recovery,” and commuter train service in the Washington, DC, and Boston areas was restored yesterday. Power outages in several areas required the Class I to use generators to ...

AAR sues US governmentifw-net.comThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) is suing the federal government for giving Amtrak the “authority to promulgate binding rules governing the conduct of its contractual partners, the freight railroads.” AAR said such authority, ...

U S Railroad News 2011-09-01 21:05:00

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAHOOD ANNOUNCES $34 MILLION TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION AT ONE OF THE LARGEST RAIL BOTTLENECKS IN AMERICA

FasTracks to get $1 billion in federal fundskwgn.comDENVER -- Efforts to expand light rail and commuter rail service across metro Denver will receive a major boost when US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces a funding award of $1.03 billion on Wednesday. The infusion of federal funds will help ...

Amtrak to restore Washington-Boston serviceReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amtrak has completed cleanup and repairs from Hurricane Irene and plans to restore most service for its primary trains in the Northeast on Wednesday. Amtrak said on Tuesday that engineering teams had finished work on signals and ...

Port Jervis rail line closed; repairs may take monthsThe Journal News LoHud.comSUFFERN — Sloatsburg and Orange County rail riders will have to find another place to catch the train because the Port Jervis line has been shut down as a result of massive damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Irene. The closure could last months and ...

RailAmerica secures new $75 million line of creditJacksonville Business JournalThe short-line railroad operator (NYSE: RA), based in Jacksonville, also said in a news release that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million of the company's common stock. The new line of credit replaces RailAmerica's ...

Indiana Rail Road begins to build locomotive shopProgressive Rail Roading(INRD) and Indiana Department of Transportation officials broke ground for a $6 million locomotive maintenance facility in Jasonville, Ind. To be located at INRD's Hiawatha Yard, the facility is part of the 500-mile regional's record capital spending ...

CSX plans $59 million Ohio expansionBizjournals.com (blog)CSX Corp. is expanding its Ohio operations, spending $59 million to grow its operations in the Columbus area. This comes after the company also bought 47 acres next to the new SunCoke Energy Inc. facility in Middletown earlier this year. US Sen. ...

Railroads continue to restore service post-Hurricane IreneProgressive Rail RoadingCSX Transportation's freight operations “are moving steadily toward full recovery,” and commuter train service in the Washington, DC, and Boston areas was restored yesterday. Power outages in several areas required the Class I to use generators to ...

AAR sues US governmentifw-net.comThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) is suing the federal government for giving Amtrak the “authority to promulgate binding rules governing the conduct of its contractual partners, the freight railroads.” AAR said such authority, ...