Saturday, July 31, 2010

Amtrak's Maine Downeaster sets record, ME Sify Amtrak's Downeaster that runs between Portland, Maine, and Boston bounced back from a dip last summer and fall to finish the fiscal year with its best ...

Short Line Traffic Plunging Journal of Commerce Traffic from short line railroads is running dramatically behind last year's pace in the RMI RailConnect index. That gauge, reporting from 347 small ...

Special charges put RailAmerica in the red Bizjournals.com The short-line railroad operator reported a net loss of 8 cents per share compared with net income of 42 cents per diluted share, or $18.2 million, ...

Canadian National to buy back 2 million shares BusinessWeek By AP Canadian National Railway Co. said Friday that it will buy back up to two million of its shares through private agreements with a third-party seller. ...

New locomotives for VRE Washington Post (blog)Virginia Railway Express, state and local officials welcomed the first of 19 new locomotives Friday that will improve the efficiency of the commuter rail ...

Norfolk Southern Completes $21 Million Worth of Track Work in ...By Qualified EditorNORFOLK, Va., July 30 (Coal Geology)– Earlier this month, Norfolk Southern's Maintenance of Way and Structures Department completed $21 million in track, signal and bridge work in seven days on one if its primary coal lines in ...

FedBizOpps/CBD Insurance News Net (press release) LOCOMOTIVE RESTORATION BID OP. This request is for the restoration of Historic Locomotive # 278, and the option for the restoration of the Tender Tank car for #278. ...

Freight train derails in southern Iowa KSFY AP - July 30, 2010 ALBIA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say the railroad tracks may have been a factor in the derailment of 20 cars on a Burlington ...

US House boosts fast rail to Duluth Finance and Commerce So far, the project has received $1.1 million from the Federal Railroad Administration, and the state raised $900000 in bonding to begin the environmental ...

FreightCar America gets $30M credit facility The Associated Press CHICAGO — Railcar manufacturer FreightCar America Inc. said Friday that it has entered into a senior secured revolving credit facility for $30 million. ...

Union Pacific says railroad's operations chief will retire this fall ...CanadianBusiness.comThe Omaha-based company said Friday that Dennis Duffy is retiring after 27 years at the railroad. Duffy has led the operations department since 1998, ...

Rail facility opens in Stanley ND Williston Daily Herald John Hoeven, left, sits in the conductor's seat and gets a lesson on how a BNSF train carrying oil is run by Mike Neva, BNSF load foreman. ...

Virginia makes deal with CSX to advance DC-Richmond high speed rail Washington Post (blog)Virginia and CSX Transportation have reached an agreement about how to proceed with federal stimulus spending on a new high speed rail line between ...

BNSF completes 'Chihuahuita Connection' at US-Mexico border Progressive Rail Roading BNSF Railway Co. recently completed the “Chihuahuita Connection” along the El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico gateway. In conjunction with a planned grade ...

Railroad history comes alive NC Richmond County Daily Journal“We wanted to get people to reminisce about the railroad.” More than 300 artifacts were collected from people in Richmond County. All of the artifacts can't ...

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