Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The ballad of Richard Jay CormanFortuneMany railroads sold off their "short lines," usually meaning rail lines of 100 miles or less. These were like baubles to the trunk lines, but they were nice ...

Union Pacific to improve 75-mile stretch of Central Oregon trackOregonLive.comBy Allan Brettman, The Oregonian Union Pacific Railroad announced today it will improve a 75-mile stretch of track from Oakridge to Harrisburg and improve the rail yard in Eugene. The $33.5 million project includes installing 26 miles of new rail at ...

US intermodal traffic picks up after January lullifw-net.comIntermodal rail freight traffic in the US has picked up following lower volumes in January, the result of winter storms, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). During the week ending 19 February, intermodal traffic was up 16.9% to ...

Gates increases stake in CN RailwayToronto SunBy QMI Agency MONTREAL - Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the largest shareholder in Canadian National Railway Co., spent $8 million through his investment agency to increase his stake in the rail giant, Gates' firm said in a statement. ...

Locomotive UpgradesWHIZFunding from a public-private partnership allowed Ohio Central Railroad to replace a larger diesel engine on one of its locomotives, with two smaller computer controlled diesel engines. By doing so, it will help reduce emissions and save on fuel costs. ...

Scenic railroad ridership up in 2010Cumberland Times-NewsCUMBERLAND — To keep bringing tourists and money into the county, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has to keep putting money into its track and the steam locomotive known as Mountain Thunder. That's the message conveyed by the railroad's general ...

Sen. Herb Kohl's Railroad Competition Bill AdvancesThe State ColumnBy a vote of 14 to 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee today passed the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act, US Senator Herb Kohl's bipartisan bill to repeal ...

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