Monday, March 7, 2011

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains AAR.orgAAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains Weekly Rail Carloads, Intermodal Continue to Post Year-Over-Year Increases. WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, ...

US Senate panel clears rail antitrust billForexyardUnion Pacific Corp, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Corp and Norfolk Southern Corp are the major freight hauling railroads. They have a limited antitrust exemption under federal law and are permitted to negotiate rates with ...

Train demolishes 18-wheeler stuck on tracksWOAIBEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train has struck an 18-wheeler stuck on the tracks in Southeast Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Rod Carroll said the flatbed truck was "demolished" in the Friday morning accident between Beaumont and ...

Norfolk Southern Named to List of America's 100 Best Corporate CitizensPR Newswire (press release)NORFOLK, Va., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2011. Norfolk Southern ranked 79th on the magazine's 12th annual list. ...

Union Pacific Railroad Among 100 Best Corporate CitizensSacramento BeeBy Union Pacific OMAHA, Neb., March 4, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility has named Union Pacific Railroad among its 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the second consecutive year. Union Pacific is ranked No. 81 on the 2011 list. ...

STB Rejects BNSF's Coal Dust Plan as Too Cloudy Journal of CommerceThe Surface Transportation Board ruled that BNSF Railway's method for limiting a shipper's coal dust dispersion on its tracks was “not reasonable.”

US to Scale Back Train-Safety InitiativeWall Street JournalThe move could potentially save the freight-railroad industry hundreds of millions of dollars as it works to meet a congressional mandate for installing collision-avoidance hardware, known as "positive train control. ...

Warren County still working toward summer trains with operatorGlens Falls Post-StarThe tourist train's premiere event of the season has been a visit by Thomas ... and Saratoga Springs that will allow trains to get onto main railroad lines. ...

FreightCar America Back On Track With Coal BoomInvestor's Business DailyThe rail car maker has lost money for five straight quarters and isn't expected to turn a profit until Q3 2011. Sales rose just 3% in Q4 2010 vs. a year earlier — and that was the first gain in eight quarters. But Wall Street expects revenue to triple ...

L.B. Foster Supplies 1553 Tons of Rail for Iowa Interstate RRPR Newswire (press release)Iowa Interstate Railroad, a subsidiary of Railroad Development Corporation, is a Class II railroad that connects Council Bluffs, Iowa to Chicago and Peoria, Illinois. LB Foster Company is a leading manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products ...


House approves Rep. Mike Armstrong bill to give operators of state-owned grain ...The State Column (blog)The reason I helped the state negotiate the sale of this short-line railroad back in 2007 was so that local wheat growers could move their products to market.” Under Armstrong's bill, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) would be ...

Tweetsie Railroad's Hosts Annual Job Fair March 19dBusinessNews Charlotte (press release)Charlotte - If you're looking for on-the-job fun, Tweetsie Railroad will host its annual Job Fair on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm inside the Palace Saloon at Tweetsie. A diverse and enjoyable range of job opportunities are available. ...

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