Thursday, January 29, 2009

Railroad restoration still a moving targetGaston Gazette - Gastonia,NC,USABill Gray, president of shortline operator Carolina Central Railway, has promoted restoration of the P&N for several months and is negotiating with the ...

RailAmerica filling short-line logistics nicheJacksonville Daily Record - Jacksonville,FL,USA He’s also predicting that when the economic cycle returns to the upswing, the opportunities for short-line railroad acquisition will also be on the rise. ...

Freight train bridge, track repairs to startNovato Advance - Novato,CA,USA Roughly $14 million worth of improvements should get underway soon to a 26-mile stretch of railroad track that runs through Novato. The North Coast Railroad ...

Intermodal shipping: Norfolk Southern set to open new Va.-based ...Logistics Management - Newton,MA,USANORFOLK, Va.—Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern announced it will open a new intermodal terminal in Titusville, Va. on February 16. ...

Railroads Seek More Tax Breaks For InvestmentCNNMoney.com - USA Webb also suggested that Congress direct stimulus funding to short-line railroads, saying these branch lines need to constantly upgrade and install rails ...

CN snow plow damages train locomotiveVictoria Star - Grand Falls,NB,Canada A piece of a CN snowplow lays next to the railway line after striking a passing locomotive engine’s diesel fuel tank early last Thursday morning, ...

Quebec's Railpower puts out the for-sale signFinancial Post - Toronto,Ontario,CanadaQuebec locomotive builder Railpower Technologies Corp. has hung out the for sale sign and warned it may not be able to stay in business just eight months ...

Providence and Worcester Railroad Company Announces DividendFOXBusiness - USAWORCESTER, Mass., Jan 28, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (NASDAQ: "PWX") announced that, at its regular quarterly ...

Norfolk Southern to lay off 100 more employeesThe Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk,VA, By Kathy Adams Norfolk Southern Corp. will lay off 100 additional train and engine service employees over the next month, bringing the number of job cuts at ...

Kaleidoscope: Exploring railroad relics in East OhioAurora Advocate - Ravenna,OH,USA 27-28, I decided to hunt relics on long-abandoned railroad lines in Eastern Ohio. Although rails along many of the routes through Tuscarawas, Jefferson, ...

LEDA buys 220 acres to expand Rail Port industrial parkLubbockOnline.com - Lubbock,TX,USA Lawrence said extending such service through the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad into Rail Port's larger sibling - the Lubbock Business Park, ...

Regional railroad forced to trim staffTMCnet - USA Company president Bob Grindrod said that the railroad has been forced to lay off 75 of its 315 employees over the past six months. ...

Fairbanks residents weigh in on railroad projectsFairbanks Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks,AK,USA According to Brian Lindamood, Alaska Railroad project manager, the Northern Rail Extension route has been studied for more than a century, beginning in the ...

Getting all aboard the Wayne train station projectSuburban and Wayne Times - Wayne,PA,USA By Sam Strike The SEPTA renovation and restoration project of the Wayne Train Station is about one-third of the way done and is expected to be completed by ...

TheTimesOregon’s first commuter rail train opens its doors to passengers ...TheTimes - Portland,OR,USA The joint project included four cities, two counties, two railroads, multiple state agencies, two federal agencies and Congress, according to Washington ...

Scott County will talk to railroad about old corridorMinneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis,MN,USA That could mean financial help in making the project work. A Chicago attorney, experienced in railroad negotiations, is helping local officials and believes ...

KCSR switches from three operating divisions to twoProgressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee,WI,USA The Kansas City Southern Railway Co.’s (KCSR) operating divisions recently were reorganized from three to two divisions, according to an item posted on the ...

BNSF profits jump; Buffett jacks up stake in company againFort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth,TX,USA Separately, billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s company disclosed that it has bought more than 4.3 million additional shares of BNSF and now owns 21.7 ...

Rail-crash mess lingers in EarlvilleLaSalle News Tribune - La Salle,IL,USA Steve Forsberg with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad said the extreme cold weather has hampered cleanup efforts and he did not know how long it would ...

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