Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Mode Transportation Announces CSX as Rail Carrier of the YearPR Newswire (press release)DALLAS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mode Transportation, formerly Exel Transportation Services, a leading provider of truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal services, is pleased to announce that it has selected CSX Intermodal as its 2010 ...
CN raises outlook on solid earningsVictoria Times ColonistCanadian National Railway Co. barrelled through a tough winter to deliver a strong firstquarter result that also saw it raise its outlook for the remainder of the year. The country's largest railway said Tuesday it expected that positive momentum to ..

CSX sees US coal shipments for export reaching 40 mil st in 2011PlattsCSX expects to ship 40 million st of coal bound for export markets this year after hauling 10.7 million st to East Coast ports in the first three months of the year, the US railroad said Wednesday. The new projections, which are at the upper end of ...

BNSF plans to add jobs in west-central IllinoisChicago TribuneAP BNSF Railway says it plans to add 87 jobs in Galesburg this year as it emerges from the worst of the recession. During a stop in west-central Illinois on Wednesday, BNSF Vice President Paul Nowicki said the company plans to start work in June to ...

VIDEO: All Aboard! A Front-Seat Look at Train SafetyPatch.comTrespassing is the leading cause of death associated with railroads in the state. There were 250 deaths and 409 incidents statewide in five years (2006-2010). Union Pacific railroad line ranked highest in the state for number of incidents and deaths. ...

Lincoln County joins rail authorityNatchez DemocratWhen Canadian National announced the sale to Natchez Railway LLC in May 2009, CN said that the sale terms guaranteed rail service would continue for the two years following the sale. Exact terms of the sale were not publicly disclosed, however, ...

Carload volumes up 7 pctReutersBy Lynn Adler NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - US railroad Kansas City Southern (KSU.N) reported first-quarter profits that were slightly higher than expected, with increased revenues driven by its automotive and intermodal business. ...

Railyard project back on trackAlbany Times UnionNorfolk Southern and Pan Am railways formed a joint venture, called Pan Am Southern LLC, to build the facility on the site of a former Boston & Maine railroad yard. The yard will include space for intermodal trailers, an automotive yard where newly ...

Amtrak Announces Sale on Northeast Regional TravelPR Newswire (press release)WILMINGTON, Del., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak announces a sale on its popular Northeast Regional train service. Passengers can take advantage of low one-way rail fares for travel between select Northeast cities. ...

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad decides to lease antique railcarsNOLA.comBy Michelle Krupa, The Times-Picayune After opting last month not to sell a trio of antique Pullman railcars at the fire-sale price offered by a single bidder, board members of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad on Monday agreed to try to lease out ...

Old locomotive engine may be restored for tourist tripsMacon Telegraph (blog)By JIM GAINES - jgaines@macon.com For 52 years, Steam Locomotive 509 has been at rest. The century-old locomotive and its coal car are on display in Central City Park. An adjacent plaque says it's there to honor Benny A. Scott, whose 42 years of ...

Norfolk Southern Declares Quarterly DividendPR Newswire (press release)NORFOLK, Va., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced the regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share on its common stock, payable on June 10, to stockholders of record on May 6. ...

Expansion and Growth for CF Rail ServicesPR Newswire (press release)ROSEMONT, Ill., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CF Rail Services has reached key milestones with the recent addition of Darrell Waldrop, as Director of Mechanical, to its management team and the acquisition of Waycross Railcar. ...

UP, Watco and OmniTRAX make management changesProgressive Rail RoadingUnion Pacific Railroad recently promoted Linda Brandl to vice president and general manager-automotive to succeed Julie Krehbiel, who resigned. Brandl has served UP for more than 22 years, most recently as vice president of the National Customer ...

Big Changes Ahead For "Empire Builder"KFGORailroad officials say its not a matter of "if" but when the rising waters of Devils Lake will force suspension of Amtrak's service to Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby. WASHINGTON - Railroad officials say its not a matter of "if" but when the rising ...







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