Friday, April 15, 2011


Rail Traffic Strengthening, Does This Bode Well For GDP? (CSX, NSC, UNP)BenzingaBy Roger Nachman A graph from Todd Sullivan's ValuePlays website shows that rail traffic continues to rise, and this should translate into healthy economic growth, and strong earnings for the major railroad stocks, like CSX (NYSE: CSX), Union Pacific ...

Northstar Rail highlights rise in Metro Transit ridershipMinneapolis Star TribuneAmong rider options, Northstar Commuter Rail showed the highest year-over-year gain at 6 percent. Northstar customers chose the rail service more than 146000 times in the first quarter of 2011. "We're off to a very encouraging start in 2011," said ...

BNSF service cut off in Grand ForksGrand Forks HeraldBurlington Northern Santa Fe has suspended rail service in Grand Forks, along with service in Mayville and Harwood, ND, because of flooding, the railroad company said. Burlington Northern Santa Fe has suspended rail service in Grand Forks, ...

7-ton locomotive plummeted to bottom of Miami mine shaftArizona Daily StarMIAMI - One of the seven-ton electric locomotives at the Miami mine dashed through the iron gate at the 420-foot level and fell to the bottom of the shaft, which is 720 feet deep, the distance of the fall being 300 feet, says the Silver Belt ...

18 coal cars derail in train wreck near SurveyorBeckley Register-HeraldBy Jeff Stover Digital News Editor SURVEYOR — A Norfolk Southern freight train accident near Surveyor late Wednesday night caused several coal cars to derail, spilling their loads and leaving the cars in a mangled pile of steel, coal and other debris, ...

Penn State Altoona to launch first Rail Transportation Engineering program in ...Penn State AltoonaNorfolk Southern Corporation, which operates a locomotive shop in Altoona, has jumped on board with the program by providing a $100000 grant to the college and donating equipment for courses, including a locomotive simulator. "As a Fortune 300 company, ...

New Exhibit at Nevada State Railroad MuseumKTVNA new exhibit is coming soon to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. It's the first major and permanent renovation the museum has had since first opening in 1990. The new exhibit features 110 historical photographs, models, illustrations, ...

CSX Announces 2010 Chemical Safety Excellence Award WinnersPR Newswire (press release)JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation today announced the 59 winners of its annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award (CSEA), which recognizes customers' commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail ...

Rail battered by neglect, bad bridge decisionVictoria Times ColonistToday, as huge negative decisions impact the future of Island rail traffic, a small but hearty group, the Island Corridor Foundation, is committed to countering the demise of the Island rail system. The E&N has grown old. With that and the shift in ...

CPR adding jobs to meet demandCalgary HeraldSpokesman Ed Greenberg said the positions include rail car and diesel mechanics, locomotive conductors and rail traffic controllers. "We've seen growing demands from our customers," he said. "We need to respond to that situation, as well as the natural ...

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