Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Railcar Owners Take 12457 Cars Out of StorageThe Journal of Commerce OnlineRailcar owners in the US, Canada and Mexico took 12457 units out of storage in February, leaving the continent's idled fleet at 20.2 percent of all railcars available for service, said the Association of American Railroads. The trade group estimated ...

railroad struggling to stay on trackDeseret NewsThe Heber Valley Historic Railroad has carried thousands of passengers on nostalgic journeys through northern Utah for decades. But stark economic realities have created an environment of uncertainty for the historic train. The executive director of ...

Watco seeks STB approval to lease NS lines in AlabamaProgressive Rail RoadingPending STB approval, Watco would form the Autauga Northern Railroad LLC to operate the lines. The company currently controls 22 short lines operating in 18 ...

GET INVOLVED: Railroad museum seeking volunteersSan Angelo Standard TimesRegarding our document and picture scanning project, we have been given the right to create electronic copies of more than 50000 images that have been collected by professional railroad photographer Alan Johnson. Some of the images are rare and date to ...

Obama team gives CSX a breakBizjournals.com (blog)CSX Corp and other Class I railroads got about $500 million in total relief from the Obama administration. The administration has agreed to pull back on some its requirements for a $9 billion federal mandate. The federal requirement of a wireless ...

Dates announced for Union Pacific steam engine journeySoutheast MissourianUnion Pacific Railroad has set general dates for its Little Rock Express steam engine excursion, though exact dates of when the train will stop in local cities like Cape Girardeau haven't been announced. The excursion is set to depart May 31 from ...

Rail line grant gets in under the wireKCBY.com 11By KCBY News Staff A grant for the rehabilitation of the Coos Bay Rail Line is now officially secure, after it was approved by the Department of Transportation. Congressman Peter DeFazio asked them to expedite their approval. ...

Southwest Miss. counties taking initial steps to set up regional railroad ...The RepublicNatchez attorney Walter Brown said since much of the railroad's maintenance involves bridges or crossings, the authority could obtain funds to work on those types of public property maintenance. Stedman said a short line operator would operate the ...

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