Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rail traffic up for week ending March 5, according to AAR ...Rail traffic up for week ending March 5, according to AAR. By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor March 11, 2011. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) ...

UP foundation providing grant to fund area projectsFremont TribuneThe Union Pacific Foundation is granting $1040000 in 2011 to continue funding The Principals' Partnership and several projects submitted by nonprofit organizations in Nebraska. Now in its 10th year, The Principals' Partnership is the Union Pacific ...

Scott delays SunRail decision until JulyOrlando Sentinel... commuter train in Central Florida move forward until mid-summer, long after the 60-day legislative session ends. The governor has kept $235 million in contracts for rail cars, an engine and construction for the 61-mile line on hold since January, ...


72 train cars derail near ThedfordOmaha World-HeraldThe ruckus was actually 72 coal cars from two BNSF trains, derailing across the meadow from where he lay sleeping. “When I first heard the boom, I thought I was a goner. I thought my camper had blown up with me in it, and after I checked to make sure I ...

KCS' Mike Haverty earns 'railroad innovator' honor for 2011Progressive Rail RoadingProgressive Railroading has named Kansas City Southern Executive Chairman Mike Haverty the 2011 recipient of its “Railroad Innovator Award,” which ...

Amsted Rail is hiring, just two years after mass layoffsBelleville News DemocratBY WILL BUSS - News-Democrat GRANITE CITY -- A metro-east manufacturer of railcar carriages has brought back furloughed employees and plans to hire more workers. Chicago-based Amsted Rail Co. has brought back workers to its Granite City plant just two ...


America's Freight Railroads Announce Record Capital Investments in 2011PR-USA.net (press release)The Association of American Railroads today announced the nation's freight railroads in 2011 are planning to spend a record $12 billion on capital expenditures, after setting a record with $10.7 billion in capital spending in 2010. ...

Sen. Bob Casey expresses support for national railThe State Column (blog)The construction of new tracks and rehabilitation of old ones will position the railroads to accommodate increases in rail freight traffic associated with natural gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale formation. ...

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