Friday, April 16, 2010

Rail group says freight traffic rose in March BusinessWeek The shipment of truck trailers on rail cars, called intermodal traffic, rose 2.1 percent. Intermodal traffic was up 12.1 percent compared with March 2009.

Amtrak wants to improve long-distance trains Seattle Times By MATT LEINGANG AP In many states, travelers who take Amtrak's long-distance trains for vacations or out-of-state business trips board or arrive at ...

Supporters turn out en masse in support of rail line purchase San Jose Mercury News... Commission meeting Wednesday night, most of them asking commissioners to buy the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line between Watsonville and Davenport. ...

Rail recovery well underway, but not unnoticed National Post (blog)... Railway Co. carload volumes have increased 14.6% during the first quarter compared to last year, while its smaller rival, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., ...

Norfolk Southern Goes Social: The Thoroughbred is on Facebook, Twitter ...PR Newswire (press release) News media, customers, shareholders, bloggers, and other opinion leaders now can keep up to date on Norfolk Southern news and information through Facebook, ...

RailAmerica gains two directors Examiner.com It also owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating 40 individual railroads with approximately 7400 miles of ...

Commuter rail fares going up 25 percent PoconoNews.net NEWARK – Rail commuters are about to get hit hard. PA riders who board the New Jersey Transit trains in Port Jervis, or drive to Hackettstown or Dover to ...

Feature film on track at Tweetsie Boone Mountain Times by Jeff Eason If you live anywhere between Blowing Rock and Boone, you probably heard Tweetsie Railroad's distinctive locomotive whistle blasting through ...

Preservation News: Railroad Heritage Items « The Thoughts of ...By tmorganriley Out of almost nowhere comes one of the more dramatic pieces of railroad heritage. A short-line conosseur has used the sale of his railroads to fund a working home – a full and true traditional-style roundhouse – for his personal ...

Rail tourism group meets here Byesville Village Reporter Ken Baldwin, president of ORTA, said, "This is a great opportunity each year for scenic railroad people to see how other rail tourism groups operate. ...

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