Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shortline railroads keep American towns humming Fresno Bee By BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer AVON, NY -- After an hour of shunting rail cars aside, a 1964-vintage locomotive operated by Tim "Brown Dog" Carney ...

Lawmakers pursue purchase of railroad tracks Mainebiz Daily I wanted to make the first move," he told the paper. "I feel that if the tracks were abandoned, it would isolate this area and hurt economic development."

Railroads are a boon for economic development Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop,LA,USA The short-line railroad from Monroe to Crossett, Ark. is an asset for attracting new businesses. By Wes Helbling Bastrop is unique in having two railroad ...

FreightCar America shares fall after downgrade The Associated Press NEW YORK — FreightCar America Inc. fell Tuesday after an analyst downgraded the stock, saying shares of the railcar manufacturer were too expensive to ...

Trains Will Soon Run Faster Through High Point Neighborhood WFMY News 2 Norfolk Southern Railway will increase the maximum train speeds at the rail crossing on Hoskins Street in High Point. Beginning August 31st, the maxmimum ...

Massa pushing for railroad tax credits Elmira Star-Gazette - Elmira,NY,USA The bill allows small short-line railroads a tax credit of up to 50 percent of their major maintenance costs so they can compete and remain operational, ...

Texas Requests $1.8 Billion For High Speed Rail Project KWTX AUSTIN (August 25, 2009)--The Texas Department of Transportation has submitted nine applications to the Federal Railroad Administration seeking about $1.8 ...

Intermodal/railroad shipping: Groundbreaking ceremony held for ...Logistics Management Plans for the National Gateway were first unveiled by Class I railroad carrier CSX Corporation in May 2008. CSX has committed $300 million to the National ...

Illinois Seeks Freight, Passenger Rail Grants The Journal of Commerce Online George Weber, bureau chief for railroads at the Illinois Department of Transportation, said the grant request was part of the first-round applications by ...

CSX executive confident economy beginning to rebound Jacksonville Daily Record by Max Marbut Clarence Gooden, vice president of Sales and Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer of CSX Transportation, Inc., was the guest speaker at ...

Do railroads have a free ride? CNNMoney.com In the US, the industry is dominated by a pair of duopolies: CSX and Norfolk Southern dominate the East Coast, while Union Pacific (UNP, Fortune 500) and ...

Silver Star to depart earlier in September Examiner.com Due to track work being performed by CSX Transportation, Amtrak says its northbound Silver Star train 92 will operate two hours earlier at all stations from ...

Md. seeks $360 million for rail upgrades Baltimore Sun... expand the BWI Marshall airport rail station and open up other bottlenecks in intercity and commuter train travel in the Northeast Corridor. ...

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