Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Railroad re-regulation is going down wrong track Wis Opinion - Madison,WI,USA... of the Staggers Act of 1980, want to re-regulate the railroad industry, giving government bureaucrats the power to decide things like rail routes used. ...

Portec Rail Expands Market Offering With Total Friction Management ...GlobeNewsWire (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA In uncertain times the Canadian Pacific remains focused on long-term strategies". Railway Age, November 2008, pages 24-32 Portec Rail Products, Inc., ...

Rail spur, road closings concern neighbors Muncie Star Press - Muncie,IN,USA Nearly $2 million for the extension of a rail line from the nearby Norfolk Southern tracks was part of incentives included to attract Brevini. ...

Train derails after hitting truck MyFox Tampa Bay - Tampa,FL,USA DADE CITY - A CSX freight train derailed near Zephyrhills just before noon Tuesday. The train collided with a flatbed truck, sending 17 empty coal cars and ...

Railroad is front-runner for back of DE quarter WDEL 1150AM - Wilmington,DE,USA By Frank Gerace The front-runner for the historic site to be depicted on the back of Delaware's new state quarter is the Wilmington and Western Railroad. ...

Study gauges potential rail redevelopment Evening Sun (subscription) - Norwich,NY,USA In 2008, the development agency commissioned TranSystems / Stone Consulting to study the portion of New York Susquehanna & Western railroad’s Utica Line, ...

TRAIN DERAILS Chickasha Express Star - OK, United States“The two locomotives are on their side, the rail cars basically derailed in a pile,” said Espinoza-Williams. She said Union Pacific is sending officials to ...

BNSF Sheds 140 More Workers The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA BNSF Railway shed rail 140 more of its rail network employees, putting 2 percent of its mechanical workforce on the types of indefinite layoffs that ...

CSX closes Framingham Southside rail yard MetroWest Daily News - Framingham,MA,USA By Dan McDonald/Daily News staff CSX Corp has shut one of its rail yards in town, ceasing operations at its southernmost train port, which had acted as a ...

CN not ready to announce EJ & E reroutes Chicago Tribune - United States By Richard Wronski Tribune reporter, Wednesday is the first day Canadian National Railway Co. can begin running more trains on its newly acquired Elgin, ...

Car collides with suburban Philly commuter train CBS 3 - Philadelphia,PA,USA SEPTA officials say the accident resulted in 30-minute delays for nearly an hour on the R2 Warminster commuter line to Philadelphia.

Short Line Traffic Plunging The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA Traffic from short line railroads is running dramatically behind last year’s pace in the RMI RailConnect index. That gauge, reporting from 347 small ...

Jeff Koons' 'Train' would break a record Los Angeles Times - CA,USA The steel-and-aluminum "Train" is a 70-foot replica of a 1943 Baldwin 2900-series steam locomotive, and the aim is to suspend it vertically from an actual ...

Recession sidetracks rail cars by the thousands Houston Chronicle - United States Union Pacific Railroad, the biggest rail operator in Houston and North America, has 48000 rail cars sitting idle. It’s not clear how many are stacked up in ...

Kaleidoscope: Life-sized cabooses quite an attraction Aurora Advocate - Ravenna,OH,USA He also is a member of the Byesville Scenic Railroad, a tourist excursion train which I thoroughly enjoyed riding and later wrote about last summer. ...

Jafza Americas to be part of $700m project Zawya - United Arab Emirates... yard-switching operations within Port of Charleston facilities; and a short-line railroad in Berkeley County that serves BP Chemicals and Nucor Steel. ...

Below are just a few of the dozens of articles this week (so far) from all across the country where each community is seeking stimulus money for new high speed rail projects. It seems every state wants a high speed rail line, California wants at least two. I could post all the articles but that would be a waste of space and time. You get the picture, everyone has their hand out. Questions: Where is all this money coming from? Who decides which projects get funded? When will these projects actually begin?

High-speed rail line to Albany boosted Buffalo News - NY, United States By Jerry Zremski WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will give serious consideration to a high-speed rail line from Buffalo to Albany as it parcels out $8 ...

Could stimulus money finally put high-speed rail link to Madison ...Capital Times - Madison,Wisconsin,USA The final design and construction of the 88-mile-long rail line between Milwaukee and Madison, which would cost more than $500 million, is the state's ...

Get Norman-OKC rail first before Tulsa-OKC line Norman Transcript - Norman,OK,USA Wallace Collins wants to take the lead on getting the state focused on building a high-speed rail line to take folks between Oklahoma City and Tulsa in 30 ...

Official: Bullet trains could arrive in Valley in 2015 Visalia Times-Delta - Visalia,CA,USA The California line would be the first operational high-speed rail line in the United States. Such trains, which travel at speeds greater than 100 mph, ...

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