Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wabtec Signs $27 Million Contract To Provide Train Control Equipment, Services ...PR Newswire (press release)In addition, Wabtec will provide back office engineering and systems integration support, as well as enhanced locomotive simulators. The project represents the first use of interoperable PTC equipment in the transit industry under the US Rail Safety ...

NC officials say agreement brings railroad grantBusinessWeekTransportation officials said Tuesday they've reached an agreement that will allow them to obtain $461 million in federal grants to improve passenger train service between North Carolina's two largest cities. The pact will allow faster and more ...

Union Pacific begins work on railroadMcPherson SentinelBy Staff reports Union Pacific Railroad announced Monday that it is investing $19 million in enhancements to the nearly 33-mile rail line. The project will begin this week and conclude by the first of June. Work scheduled for the line includes removing ...

Rail spur proposal tabled for six weeksBrainerd Daily DispatchBy Matt Erickson A proposal by Crow Wing Recycling to lease land from the BNSF Railway has been presented to the Brainerd City Council. Crow Wing Recycling wants to use a rail spur to load scrap material into train cars for transport. ...

Union Pacific sets details of steam locomotive tour of Missouri and Arkansas ...The RepublicUnion Pacific has set the dates for its steam locomotive tour of Missouri and Arkansas and the winners of an online contest who will get to ride the historic train. The route for UP's No. 3985 "Challenger" locomotive was chosen by railroad fans. ...

Rail and Intermodal Growth, Bakken Oil to Highlight NARS MeetingPR Newswire (press release)"Meanwhile, short-line railroads are looking at shortened intermodal hauls of less than 500 miles." Another hot agenda topic is how railroads are tapping into the Bakken oil boom. "It's growing by leaps and bounds, due to insufficient pipeline capacity ...

Franklin County joins railroad authorityNatchez DemocratThe 66-mile stretch of rail runs from the Adams County Port through Adams, Franklin and Lincoln counties before connecting to a Canadian National rail line in Brookhaven. The railroad has been a source of worry and concern since Canadian National sold ...

Norfolk Southern Receives Graniteville RulingPR Newswire (press release)NORFOLK, Va., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 18, 2011, Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) received an unfavorable ruling from an arbitration panel regarding an insurance claim arising out of the Jan. 6, 2005, derailment in Graniteville, ...

Freight railroad operator Canadian Pacific says winter weather will cut first ...CanadianBusiness.comNEW YORK (AP) - Freight railroad operator Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said Monday that first-quarter earnings would be below expectations because severe weather disrupted rail service. The company said the bad weather and a lag in covering fuel costs ...

Future Is Bright For Montana Shortline RailroadTransportation NationTransportation Nation combines the work of public radio newsrooms and their listeners as the way we build, rebuild and get around the nation changes. ...

Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving ...MassLive.comBy Jim Kinney, The Republican An engine from Pioneer Valley Railroad operates ... County and the Pioneer Valley Railroad, a short line serving Westfield, ...

Railways fume over coming rule changesFinancial Post... the final recommendations of the Rail Freight Service Review, which was launched in 2008 to address systemic concerns about poor service from customers of Canadian National Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. Throughout the review, ...

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad likely to keep luxury Pullman carsNOLA.comBy Michelle Krupa, The Times-Picayune View full sizeChris Granger, The Times-PicayuneThe New Orleans Public Belt Railroad uses two 1920s-era railroad cars -- which it acquired and restored for about $2 million -- to host boozy catered parties for ...

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