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, …