Tuesday, March 24, 2009

With rail freight expected to increase through Waco, talk grows of ...Waco Tribune Herald - Waco,TX, One possibility might be to turn the existing track into a short-line track, perhaps operated by a county rail authority, Evilia said. ...

CP Rail trying to control costs as volumes slump Reuters -TORONTO, March 24- Canadian Pacific Railway's (CP.TO) average weekly carload volumes are down around 16 percent so far in 2009, the company's ...

Danbury branch line to receive improvements with more than $30... Danbury News Times - Danbury,CT,USA With an improved rail line, he said, the communities it serves will be more attractive to businesses and commuters. "This will help real estate values and ...

Meeting set for railway crossings The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - Harrisburg,PA, John Pullman, the president of the short line railroad that carries mostly tourists for pleasure rides, said a Hummelstown station might be years away, ...

Charles Webb, founder of Watco Cos., dies Forbes - NY,USA It later became the third largest short-line railroad in the US and the largest railroad care repair service. Brenner Mortuary officials confirmed Tuesday ...

Amtrak Suspending Service To 3 ND Towns WCCO - Minneapolis,MN, AP Amtrak said it's detouring its Empire Builder around three North Dakota communities for at least a week due to flooding. ...

Should the Federal Government Regulate Railroads? WSAZ-TV - Huntington,WV, In essence, it deregulated the railroad business. Some lawmakers in Washington DC are now considering stepping back in to oversee it. ...

Work begins on bridge The Tribune-Democrat - Johnstown,PA, By MIKE FAHER Rail company Norfolk Southern has started its share of restoration work on the historic Stone Bridge, and the remainder of the project is ...

Red River floods disrupt rail shipments of grain Reuters - Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI.N) has already seen washouts along its north-south line in North Dakota ahead of the Red River crest, forecast to hit ...

Connecticut getting $1.73 million from stimulus for projects to ...Stamford Plus Magazine - Stamford,CT,USA The truck stop and locomotive projects will be undertaken in New Haven. The other is the statewide program to retrofit diesel vehicles operated by the ...

Rail Groups Welcome Szabo to FRA The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA It also conducts research on railcar safety and other types of rail equipment, and at times levies fines on carriers for violations of its rules. ...

Caboose to become railroad museum White Lake Beacon - Whitehall,MI,USA The caboose, now located behind the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, will soon become a railroad museum. The historic railroad caboose displayed on the ...

Greenbrier-GE Railcar Talks Stalled The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ, Talks between railcar manufacturer Greenbrier and General Electric’s car leasing unit to curb or delay a huge order “are currently stalled,” said Greenbrier ...

Railroads, shippers and rail labor unions need to jointly resolve ...Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee,WI, USA... that balances rail industry growth with an equitable process to settle captive shipper concerns over rail market power and pricing," said Futhey. ...

Norfolk Light Rail WAVY-TV - Portsmouth,VA,USA"When they have that power driving going on it hits like a reverb. It's traumatic," Chalk said, "It has taken over my life." Chalk's life is symbolized by a ...

Cheney-Coulee rail deal in jeopardy Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA The state owns the lines and regulates the railroads. Spokane, Whitman, Lincoln and Grant counties oversee the business and economic development aspects of ...

Amtrak’s Acela Train Ridership Plunges 17 Percent in February Bloomberg - USA By Angela Greiling Keane March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Amtrak said ridership on its high- speed Acela train line plummeted 17 percent in February from a year ...

Richmond wants to give trains the silent treatment Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA By Katherine Tam Vehicles await an approaching train at the intersection where Giant Road meets Collins Avenue and Griffin Drive near Parchester Village in ...

KC Southern raise $275M through debt, equity sales NTV - Kearney,NE, AP - March 23, 2009 5:14 PM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Regional railroad operator Kansas City Southern says it plans to raise up to $275 million through ...

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