Friday, January 16, 2009

Railways positioned for long-term growth despite deep volume drop ...The Canadian Press - MONTREALRBC Capital Markets analyst Walter Spracklin said North America's railroad industry is positioned for long-term growth. "Despite the current period of ...

KRM commuter line hits major snagMilwaukee Business Journal - Milwaukee,WI,USAMilwaukee-area business leaders want the commuter rail line to help with economic development in southeast Wisconsin. The current KRM feasibility study “has ...

Montgomery Board Endorses Light Rail for Purple LineWashington Post - United StatesIts recommendation is expected to be ratified later this month by the County Council after more than 20 years of debate on the proposed 16-mile rail line. ...

Forest preserve district to fight CNJoliet Herald News - Joliet,IL,USA By STEWART WARREN swarren@scn1.com JOLIET — The members of the Will County Forest Preserve District voted Thursday to fight Canadian National Railway's

BNSF expedites transit time to MemphisBizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA BNSF Railway Co. announced Thursday it will offer express international container service from Tacoma, Wash., to its intermodal facility in Memphis. ...

Collector may be behind stolen hornNews Dispatch - Michigan City,IN,USAUNION MILLS - A horn was stolen from a locomotive near Union Mills in a crime that could be the work of a collector of railroad items. ...

New Haven Line: Weather problems causing 15-minute delaysLower Hudson Journal news - West Harrison,NY,USA... such as frozen door motors were backing up Metro-North trains on the New Haven line by as much as 15 minutes at 9 am today, the commuter railroad said. ...

Railroad celebration planned for Jan. 31Amador Ledger-Dispatch - Jackson,CA,USA After it was abandoned and removed decades ago, the Historic Amador Central Railroad turning wye has been reconstructed and brought back to life. ...

Beach Council to OK Norfolk Southern right-of-way purchaseThe Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA By Aaron Applegate The City Council has agreed to spend $10 million to buy the 10.6-mile Norfolk Southern Corp. right-of-way, the most likely route for a ...

30 cars from CN train derail in Sask., rail cars derailThe Canadian Press - DUFF, Sask. About 30 rail cars loaded with grain derailed has shut down the Canadian National Railway line. The train was headed east from Regina Tuesday night when the ...

Amtrak train hits garbage truck near CarlinvilleAlton Telegraph - Alton,IL,USA Four cars and a locomotive were involved. Only the front two wheels of the locomotive lost contact with the rails, the Amtrak spokesman said. ...

Advocates for Environment, Freight and Passenger Rail and ...PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA Members include American Public Transportation Association, Amtrak, American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association, Association of American Railroads, ...

Car, Train Collide In Auglaize CountyWHIOtv.com - Dayton,OH,USA Police said the driver of the car did not see the Southbound CSX freight train in time to stop. The woman driver was taken to a hospital in Lima with minor ...

Fullerton Railroad Days, which drew 30000, is no moreOCRegister - Santa Ana,CA,USA By BARBARA GIASONE FULLERTON – Railroad Days, which has drawn more than 30000 train enthusiasts each May to the Fullerton Transportation Center, ...

Tampa Bay NewspapersTransit needs present challengesTampa Bay Newspapers - Seminole,FL,USA The idea of using the present CSX tracks for passenger trains is viable because it connects cities with major shopping and employment hubs, ...

Truck Hits Railroad Trestle in CovingtonWKRC TV Cincinnati - Cincinnati,OH,USA CSX stopped rail traffic while the trestle was checked for structural stability. Covington public works is cleaning up the truck's top and the road is open ...

Officials to UP: It's time to switch: Railroad urged to move ...Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA "We're working toward an agreement to eliminate the Union Pacific switching operation at Fair Park," the mayor said. "That would be a first step to try to ...

CSX's coal delivery is costing utilityTMCnet - USA But for Lakeland Electric, one cost has risen sharply: the price to have coal delivered by CSX. The utility has one coal generator, the reliable Unit 3 at ...

Verde Realty Completes Rail in Santa Teresa Intermodal ParkPR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA When fully-built out, the park will have five rail spurs directly connected to the Union Pacific Main Line. The park provides a further benefit to users in ...

Kansas City Southern subsidiary starts senior-debt buybackBizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA Kansas City Southern Railway Co. has started an offer to buy back $200 million in debt to refinance it at a lower interest rate. ...

Metra service disrupted by derailmentChicago Tribune - United StatesAP CHICAGO - Morning service on the Metra commuter rail line between Antioch and Chicago has been canceled due to the derailment of a freight train. ...

Commuter rail may get back on trackThe Union Leader - Manchester,NH,USA By SUZANNE BATES NASHUA – A state official says there's a "very good chance" funds for a commuter rail line from Boston to Nashua and Manchester can be ...

Rail cars derail in PittsburgPittsburg Morning Sun - Pittsburg,KS,USAThe cars were a part of the Kansas City Southern railroad and may have been off the tracks as far back as the Empire power plant before screeching to a halt ...

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