Thursday, April 14, 2011

Norfolk Southern to kick off construction of McCalla intermodal facilityBizjournals.comNorfolk Southern said it will break ground Friday on its $97.5 million intermodal freight facility in McCalla. Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will be on hand to shovel the first dirt on the project and kick off the ...

GE Transportation looks to Texas for assembly siteGoErie.comBy JIM MARTIN, Erie Times-News GE Transportation won't be shipping overflow locomotive assembly work to an existing General Electric Co. plant in Lynn, Mass., but it will continue to look at manufacturing sites outside Erie County. ...

Rail car shortage eating into automakers' profitsThe Strategic Sourceror (blog)Now, US carmakers are also grappling with supply chain issues resulting from delays in rail shipping, the Wall Street Journal reports. During the recession, many shipping companies took hundreds of thousands of rail cars into storage and cut their ...

STB Should Ignore Calls to Re-regulate RailroadsOpenMarket.orgThis comparatively low demand is why another railroad hasn't built its own infrastructure to compete with the monopolist. Railroads generally charge these captive shippers significantly more — and why shouldn't they? Do customers deserve to be treated ...

RailAmerica shipments up 1 percent in MarchCBS MoneyWatch.comRailAmerica owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating 40 individual railroads with about 7300 miles of track ...

AAR Urges Congress to Continue Safety ProgramsVAdvert Press CenterThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) today called on Congress to continue supporting grade crossing safety programs, tax credits that help short line ...

CSX offers $2500 rewardRichmond County Daily JournalCSX Corporation is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect involved in the recent attempt of strong arm robbery and assault of a CSX conductor in Hamlet. On Mar. 17, at approximately 7:30 pm, ...

Crane used to right derailed train in Old TownBangor Daily NewsEmergency workers survey the Pan-Am train derailment which occurred parallel to Rt. 2 on Old Town's French Island. According to Old Town Fire Chief Steve O'Malley, the thirty car train derailed in two places in the late morning of Tuesday, April 12, ...

Reopening the rails after damaging floodsChattanooga Times Free PressAbout 18 months after floods wrecked the railroad tracks between Trion and Summerville, Ga., putting the brakes on tourism passenger and freight service, a $3.02 million project will open the route again. “This is a great opportunity for Chattooga ...

NY gets $3.3 million for track, rail capacityEquipment World MagazineThe New York Department of Transportation is contributing $3.5 million for this project, which has also signed a service outcome agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway. Construction will begin in spring 2011. “Adding rail capacity is an integral part ...

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