Friday, March 18, 2011

Greenbrier nabs $325M in new railcar ordersBizjournals.comIts new orders call for 4200 railcar platforms, the majority of which are double-stack intermodal platforms. The rest comes from boxcars, covered hopper cars and several car types for the European market. Delivery of the orders is expected later in ...

2011 Report: Economic and Environmental Benefits of Private Railcars in North America

Bombardier receives an order from Metrolinx for 50 BiLevel commuter rail carsLogisticsWeekBy NewsDesk Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has received an order from Metrolinx for the supply of 50BOMBARDIER BiLevel commuter rail cars to be delivered to GO Transit in Toronto. The contract for the 50 rail cars is valued at ...

Federal court rejects Canadian National appealNorthwest HeraldThe US Court of Appeals denied an appeal Tuesday that was made by Canadian National Railway to reverse a decision requiring the company to pay for the majority of costs associated with two highway grade separation projects, according to a news release ...

New Mexico Senate eliminates locomotive fuel tax to lure Union PacificEl Paso TimesCynthia Nava, D-Las Cruces, sponsor of the tax break for Union Pacific, said the tax break was necessary and the public would be protected. Texas does not charge a tax on locomotive fuel, so New Mexico had to offer a comparable deal to attract Union ...

Nonprofit owner of 120-year-old scenic railroad wants feds to let railways be ...The RepublicA nonprofit that owns the 47-mile Old Line Railroad in Polk County is hoping to revise the federal Scenic Byways Program to include railways. The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association previously tried to form a railroad authority to oversee the ...

Union Pacific Railroad invests $11.2m in track improvementsRail.coBy A. Samuel · March 16, 2011 · Freight Union Pacific Railroad will continue improving Colorado's transportation infrastructure with an $11.2 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Grand Junction, Colorado to near Somerset. ...

WisDOT considers buying rail lineSauk Prairie EagleThe Wisconsin Department of Transportation may allocate tens of millions of dollars to purchase the rail line between Madison and Reedsburg, including the aging Merrimac rail bridge. Sauk Prairie Eagle File photo The Wisconsin Department of ...

'Next-Gen' equipment committee signs off on locomotive standardsProgressive Rail RoadingYesterday, the Next Generation Corridor Equipment Pool Committee's executive board announced it approved new specifications for diesel-electric locomotives. Created under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, the committee is charged with ...

AAR: 'Freight rail investments propel record industry safety achievements'Rail.coTestifying on behalf of AAR, Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Manion told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that the rail industry's record safety achievements are due in large ...

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Ushers in Spring With Mother's Day Train, May 8 ...San Francisco Chronicle (press release)The 2011 season for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad is highballing down the track towards opening weekend, May 27 - 29 in Carson City (www.visitcarsoncity.com). Before the official opening weekend, the railroad is offering a sneak peek into the ...

Recovery On Track: Rail Traffic Continues To Rise (NSC, CSX, UNP, BRK-A)BenzingaHere is a chart of the railroad volume, highlighting the strength over the past year. Shares of Norfolk Southern, CSX, and Union Pacific are all higher this morning. As they say in the biz, "All Aboard!!"

Freight Rail Service Through Novato Could Start as Early as AprilPatch.comThe Federal Railroad Administration shut down the rail line in 1998 after El Nino storms damaged tracks and crossing signals near intersections, Stogner said. “The Federal Railroad Administration inspected the line in January and February, ...

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