Friday, April 8, 2011

FRA notices:



Independent short line railroad company ends 114 year run in McCloudMarch 30, 2011 it was loaded on a 134 foot, 13 axle rear drive semi trailer and transported to its new owner, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in Garibaldi, ...

Volkswagen Drives Golden Spike In Rail Yard SystemThe ChattanooganThe rail yard at Volkswagen Chattanooga has access by CSX, which will serve the East Coast and Norfolk Southern, which will serve the other territories. The trains will deliver Passats to 16 US destinations, three Canadian destinations and one ...

Union Pacific to start Santa Teresa project in JuneBizjournals.comSusana Martinez on April 5 has paved the way for Union Pacific Railroad to break ground in June on a $400 million refueling station in southern New Mexico. The project, to be located next to the Santa Teresa municipal airport, is part of Union ...

CSX Chief Says He 'Can't Be Part of' Obama High-Speed Rail PlanBloombergRailroads such as Union Pacific, the largest freight rail company by revenue, are working with states to upgrade their tracks for passenger trains traveling as fast as 110 mph. Ward said another concern for CSX is that freight trains, which operate at ...

States compete for Florida's spurned rail fundsReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost half of the states, along with the national rail service Amtrak, are eager to get the funds for building a high-speed train network that Florida recently rebuffed, the Transportation Department said on Wednesday. ...

Operator chosen for northern Maine rail lineBusinessWeekBy CLARKE CANFIELD A Canadian company with a rail line in Maine has been chosen as the new operator for 233 miles of state-owned lines in northern Maine formerly owned by the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, the Maine Department of Transportation ...

Benton County to fight for rail lineCorvallis Gazette TimesLast week the Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the tracks, and shortline operator Willamette & Pacific, which leases the line, filed papers with the US Surface Transportation Board as a first step toward making the shutdown permanent. ...

UP promotes three execs in finance departmentProgressive Rail RoadingUnion Pacific Railroad recently announced three finance department promotions, which took effect April 1. The Class I named Jennifer Hamann general auditor to succeed Jim Hale, who retired; Michelle Gerhardt, assistant vice president of investor ...

Amtrak seeking $1.3 billion in federal aid for Northeast corridor improvements ...Philadelphia InquirerBy Paul Nussbaum Amtrak is seeking $1.3 billion in federal funds for major improvements to the heavily traveled Northeast rail corridor, including $450 million to make Philadelphia-to-New-York trains the fastest in the country, the passenger railroad ...

Arkansas Reader Railroad could reach North TexasBeaumont EnterpriseThe Bonham tourist train is one of many business opportunities Grigsby is exploring for the railroad in the meantime, he said. "Our vision of it would be ...

Canadian Pacific plans $100M expansion in ND in 2012Bismarck TribuneBISMARCK, ND (AP) - Canadian Pacific Railway says it will invest $100 million in North Dakota through 2012. The company says its investment plan will expand network capacity and enhance rail service to meet increased traffic demands. ...

Bangor-based Railway Company Fined for Clean Water ViolationsU.S. EPA.gov (press release)Bangor-based Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway operates a locomotive repair and maintenance facility in Milo, Maine, which has a total storage capacity of almost 108000 gallons of oil. According to EPA, a railway employee on Oct. 2, 2009, ...

Pan Am Southern presents plans forNashoba PublishingPan Am Railways, in a joint partnership with Norfolk Southern Railway, launched a new entity -- Pan Am Southern -- to run the automobile transfer facility atop the former San Vel lands. Ground was broken on Phase 1 in April 2009 as part of the ...

BNSF high-rail truck driver rear-ends trainMadison County RecordJames Bradley filed a lawsuit March 25 in Madison County Circuit Court against BNSF Railway Company. Bradley says he was working for BNSF Railway and was operating a high rail truck in June 2008. Bradley says he was following a train west of Melrose, ...

Union Pacific awards $50000 to area nonprofits in PinalTriValley CentralWith a $50000 donation to six non-profit organizations in Pinal County, Union Pacific Railroad is continuing its collaboration with local organizations that support community, cultural, and health and human services initiatives among the 23 states ...

Marin Voice: Defending railroad leaseMarin Independent-JournalPacific had said they would never do business with the NWP (the former operator) railroad again. • NCRA did not even have enough resources to pay its staff. This was the situation when the agreement was signed. Most of the other short-line railroads ...

Miller Felpax Acquires Locomotive Engine and Truck Components Supplier, AmfabAmerican Banking News (press release)Miller Felpax announced today the acquisition of Amfab, a full-line manufacturer of locomotive products specializing in engine and truck parts, including brake rigging and other truck components. Amfab has been a respected industry leader providing ...


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