Friday, April 17, 2009

State OKs Amtrak route through Belvidere Rockford Register Star - Rockford,IL,USA The Illinois Department of Transportation has agreed to move its planned Amtrak route from the old Black Hawk line through Genoa to Union Pacific tracks ...

Another look for Norristown-Quakertown line phillyBurbs.com - Philadelphia,PA, Initial studies focused on an approximately 30-mile line that would run between Quakertown and Norristown, using both the abandoned commuter rail line as ...

PennDot moving quickly on rail stimulus Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA Among the 10 high-speed lines identified for potential funding are Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and its route between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. ...

ND flood stops Amtrak in central Minn., for now Grand Forks Herald - Grand Forks,ND,USA Amtrak trains won't run through central Minnesota until at least next week because of high water in North Dakota. ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Amtrak trains won't run ...

Halfmoon planning board eyes Mechanicville railway yard rehab Community News Weekly - Saratoga Springs,NY,USA PanAm Railroad and the Norfolk Southern Railroad combined on the project to form PanAm Southern LLC. In addition to the containerized cargo the facility ...

GE Evolution(R) Series Locomotive Engine Earns UIC IIIA Certification MarketWatch (press release) - USA announced today that it has been awarded UIC certificates E-001/2009-02 for its Evolution(R) V12 diesel locomotive engines that power its Evolution Series ...

Weekly US rail shipments plunge 24.5 percent Forbes - NY, Railroads are considered gauges of the nation's economic health because they haul everything from cars to lumber and chemicals across the country. ...

GRDA gets train sets at a bargain Pryor Daily Times - Pryor,OK,USA An agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe mandates all grda's coal train sets must be aluminum by 2011. The old steel cars, which are around 30 years ...

Car No. 553, where are you? Kenosha News.com - Kenosha,WI,USA 553, an 80-year-old rail car that has served the last five decades as a private club car. The North Western Commuter Club, a group of business people from ...

CSX Hearing Postponed Until Monday The Ledger - Lakeland,FL,USA TALLAHASSEE People wishing to travel to Tallahassee to weigh in on the CSX/SunRail deal will have to wait until Monday. Dozens of proponents and opponents ...

Resident hoping to gain interest in historical railroads Brazil Times - Brazil,IN, By CLAY CUNNINGHAM, Times Staff Reporter An area resident is reaching out to local railroad enthusiasts in hopes to increase membership in a nationwide ...

Alaska Railroad's annual report notes accomplishments in face of ...Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee,WI, Despite an “unprecedented year in terms of the economy,” the Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) registered 2008 total revenue of $180.4 million and net income of ...

Buffalo yard under review Buffalo News - NY, United States By Matt Glynn CSX Transportation's Frontier Yard in Buffalo is under review by the railroad for possible cutbacks or, in a worst-case scenario, closing, ...

PLS Logistics to Manage Rail Shipments for Martin Marietta ...PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties is a leading supplier of magnesium hydroxide slurry for use in environmental, electric power generation and paper pulp ...

Railroad Museum location approved; grants accepted Cleburne Times-Review - Cleburne,TX,USA4B funds, a voter-approved sales tax, will pay for the museum, which is the last 4B project on the original list. The 4B board recently established a ...

A cornfield meet in Petawawa's east railway yard Pembroke Daily Observer - Ontario, Canada He was a section man on the Canadian Pacific main line through the Chalk River subdivision. Until that day, trains came and went with relatively few ...

Operation Lifesaver Heritage train coming to town April 22 Lusk Herald - Lusk,WY,USA Operation Lifesaver is providing an opportunity for you to step back in time and ride a vintage passenger train. The train will be in Lusk by Hubbard's on ...

Ridership, Stimulus Good for Amtrak in Illinois WGIL Radio News - Galesburg,IL,USA Marc Magliari, a spokesman for Amtrak says, ridership seems to be holding up well including ridership on the Galesburg, Macomb, Quincy, and Chicago route. ...

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