Friday, May 29, 2009

Senator Backs Off Support For Rail Antitrust Bill Wall Street Journal - A Union Pacific executive, testifying before a House panel earlier this month, warned the antitrust bill would create considerable uncertainty in the ...

Regional railroad sees potential for growth Chaska Herald - Chaska,MN,USA The largest customer of the shortline railroad is the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Co-op in Renville County. The sugar is transported to Minneapolis and ...

FRA Grants $15M for Flood Relief Journal of Commerce Funding from the FRA's Railroad Rehabilitation and Repair Program will go to state Departments of Transportation to reimburse short line and regional railroads for the cost of repairs. “Freight railroads are critical to local economies ...

Silver Star ridership grows as overall Amtrak demand drops Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA By TED JACKOVICS TAMPA - Despite a 10 percent decline in Amtrak ridership in March compared with a year ago, down to 2.2 million passengers, Tampa ridership ...

NEW RAIL LINK WOULD TIE IN AT RED BANK; BOROUGH OFFICIALS VOW TO ...redbankgreen - Red Bank,NJ, The Red Bank station would be the northern terminus of a new commuter line from Lakehurst, linking central Ocean County to the North Jersey Coast Line. ...

Scenic RR and Tourism Office Work on Bus Tours WCBC Radio - Cumberland,MD, The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is joining with the Allegany County Tourism office to work toward re-establishing a strong bus tour presence in the ...

Texas law will improve rail crew carrier safety, BLET says Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee,WI,USA The original legislation came after an August 2005 contract carrier accident in Texas that caused one fatality and career-ending injuries to two BNSF ...

Disney 'Christmas Carol' train pulls into Williams AZ Central.com - May 27, 2009 Disney will bring the Christmas spirit to Arizona a little early when its "A Christmas Carol" Train Tour pulls into Williams this weekend. ...

Cordele, Ga., 160 miles from ocean, wants to be named a port Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL, Even better, one of the railroads is a closed-loop shortline whose short distance means trains moving from the port to the inland port will always have ...

Locomotive shop honored Altoona Mirror - Altoona,PA, Rick Geist, R-Altoona, today will present the employees of the Juniata Locomotive Shop with a copy of a House resolution honoring them for working 1 million ...

Penn Station will get hotel Baltimore Sun - United States... and run a "boutique" hotel inside the 1911 train station while it continues to operate as a railroad terminal. Construction of the $9 million project, ...

Railroad Crossing Systems Manufacturer Safetran Planning $2.8 ...Manufacturing & Technology eJournal (press release) - Lexington,KY,USAThe Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminarily approval for more than $2.2 million in tax incentives for the project as well as a ...

Amtrak Service to Dubuque Chugging Along KCRG - Cedar Rapids,IA, The long-awaited Amtrak passenger route connecting Iowa to Chicago is getting closer to becoming a reality. The proposed line would run from Chicago to ...

CN Railway eliminates eight jobs in Campbellton Telegraph-Journal - Saint John,New Brunswick,Canada Canadian National Railway has eliminated eight jobs from its train repair shop in Campbellton, according to CN spokeswoman Julie Senécal. ...

Warren County searching for contractor to repair damaged tracks Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls,NY,USA... stretch of washed out train tracks, but they're also exploring how financially responsible the county would be if further work on the railroad stopped. ...

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