Wednesday, January 14, 2009

NEW – Train derailment in Johnstown causes no threat to publicThe Tribune-Democrat - Johnstown,PA,USABy Bernie Hornick Norfolk Southern and city fire officials were on the scene of a train derailment in the Woodvale section this morning. ...

Broken wheel may have caused derailmentMyWebTimes.com - Ottawa,IL,USA... the investigation's focus, but the cause is still under investigation, said Steve Forsberg, public relations director of Burlington Northern Santa Fe. ...

Acquisitions behind Genesee & Wyoming's carloads growth - MarketWatchWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s carloads from continuing operations increased 14.2% last month from December 2007, reaching 70555 carloads, the railroad operator said. And for the fourth quarter, Genesee & Wyoming ...

Ishida heads to DC to lobby for purchase of tracksVisalia Times-Delta - Visalia,CA,USAIshida will spend the next few days lobbying to keep the railroad tracks from being torn up for scrap. Ishida is traveling with representatives from the ...

BNSF Sends Six Maintenance Crews to Alabama for Track WorkWebWire (press release) - Atlanta,GA,USABNSF Railway Company dispatched six maintenance crews last week to replace rail, ties and ballast between Reese and Adamsville, Ala. ...

Suspected trespasser dies in Jackson train mishapJackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USAThe 107-car train was being moved from CN’s Jackson yard to the Kansas City Southern yard in Richland. Jackson police said remains also were found in ...

MDOT, CSX agree to RR crossing closings - State - SunHerald.comState transportation officials and CSX railroad have agreed to shut down eight Gulfport crossings that are considered dangerous.

Wheat Board: "Give it Back to the Farmers"Discover Moose Jaw - Saskatchewan, CanadaThe Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) recently ruled that both Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) respectively earned $26 ...

Neb. lawmaker wants trains to stop blocking roadsKPTM-TV - Omaha,NE,USA... bridge washout and other emergencies. Railroad companies Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe opposed a similar measure last year.

Secret Service agent causes Metra scare :: The SouthtownStar :: NewsBurlington Northern Santa Fe express train No. 1252, which was not scheduled to stop in Lisle, left Aurora at 7:52 a.m. It was stopped at the Lisle station, near Lincoln and Ogden avenues, and police with semi-automatic weapons ...

US 24 opens; track work continuesDefiance Crescent News - Defiance,OH,USA The accident occurred at 7:30 am on the dual-track CSX Railroad line that travels along Baltimore Road. Crews from Hulcher Services Inc. and RJ Corman ...

KCS Seeks US Permit for Laredo Bridge Traffic World, DC - Dec 31, 2008 The railroad already has an aging bridge there, which runs across the Rio Grande River between that Texas city and Mexico's Nuevo Laredo. KCS wants to build ...

Railroad shores up golf course trestleAlbany Democrat Herald - Albany,OR,USABy Steve Lathrop It was a long wait, but when funding finally arrived, Portland & Western Railroad didn’t waste any time getting to work on the trestle that ...

GE warns of layoffsGoErie.com - Erie,PA,USA The company has a backlog of 1500 locomotive orders, but in a reflection of the slowing global economy, many customers don't want their orders filled ...

Quiet zones to take effect in AuroraNaperville Sun - naperville,IL,USALast month, the federal government approved the sale of the EJ&E to Canadian National Railway Company, which plans to divert much of its Chicago-area ...

Authorities sweep patrol railroad tracksElk Grove Citizen - Elk Grove,CA,USA The authorities also issued seven other citations to juvenile suspects for trespassing on the tracks as well as four railroad track gate violations to ...

Ex-state senator gets $150G gap settlement from LIRRNewsday - Long Island,NY,USA LIRR spokesman Joe Calderone said the railroad is "pleased we were able to reach an equitable settlement in this case. "We have taken significant actions ...

Defendant in railroad suit ends bid to seal recordsConnellsville Daily Courier - Connellsville,PA,USA Allan Bluman of North Huntingdon filed the civil lawsuit in September against Fayette Central Railroad Inc., a tourist train that lists a Connellsville ...

Collierville board backs railroad yard opponentsMemphis Commercial Appeal - Memphis,TN,USA But the railroad doesn't have to follow normal local land-use regulations, Russell said. Meanwhile, the mayor and aldermen quickly made appointments to ...

US 24 expected to remain closed until midnightDefiance Crescent News, OH - The accident occurred at 7:30 am Monday on the dual-track CSX Railroad line that travels along Baltimore Road. "We do not have a cause yet. ...

MIDDLEPORT: Community effort kept railroad crossing openLockport Union-Sun & Journal - Lockport,NY,USABy Joyce Miles A state administrative judge ruled in December, just ahead of the holidays, that the Falls Road Railroad Co. may not abandon the north-south ...

Train hits big rig near LA; no one injuredThe Associated Press - He also did not know what the truck was carrying or which train line was involved in the crash. The Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads both run ...

Landowners' suit accuses BNSF of causing wildfireSeattle Times, United States - Eleven property owners who live or own land near Marshall, Spokane County, have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against BNSF Railway. ...

Brentwood residents feeling trappedVictoria Advocate, TX - Kansas City Southern is rebuilding the rail line next to Brentwood. It could be running eight or more trains a day over the line until a bypass is built ...

Railways overcharged farmers: suitWinnipeg Sun, Canada - The lawsuit filed by Gordon Wallace also claims Ottawa was negligent for letting Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway overcharge producers. ...

CATS hopes to extend Charlotte light rail lineNews14.com, NC - Peter Zeiler, with Transit Station Economic Development, said the city has seen $265 million in home and retail construction along the light rail line. ...

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