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 …