Wednesday, April 13, 2011

RailAmerica Buys Three Alabama Short Lines | Journal of CommerceShort line operator RailAmerica is buying the assets of three small freight railroads in Alabama.

Watco inaugurates short line in AlabamaOn April 9, Watco Transportation Services L.L.C. launched the Autauga Northern Railroad (AUT), the short-line holding company's third railroad in Alabama ...

Genesee & Wyoming Announces Q1 2011 Financial Release Conference Call and WebcastBusiness Wire (press release)Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE:GWR) owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching services in the United States, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands. In addition, we operate the Tarcoola to Darwin rail ...

CSX's Ward sees efficiency improvements in coming yearFlorida Times-UnionCSX Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward said the third-largest US railroad will reduce its expenses as a percentage of revenue this year and continue that improvement in 2012, according to an interview with Bloomberg News. CSX lowered costs last year ...

Train comes off track in Old Town, MaineNECNOLD TOWN, Maine (AP) — Officials say a train has derailed in the central Maine town of Old Town. Public safety officials told the Bangor Daily News that several cars on a 33-car Pan Am train came off the tracks Tuesday morning on French Island in the ...

March Freight Rail Traffic Increases as Economy Continues to Show ...MARCH FREIGHT RAIL TRAFFIC INCREASES AS ECONOMY CONTINUES TO SHOW SIGNS OF RECOVERYM Freight Railroads Continue Hiring, Bringing Rail Cars Out of Storage ...

CN adds more containers for grocery goodsAlberta ExpressAiming to boost its share of Canada's domestic grocery and consumer goods shipping business, Canadian National Railway (CN) has bought over 1000 new ...

Railcar Owners Draw 22667 More From Idle FleetThe Journal of Commerce OnlineRailcar owners across the US, Canada and Mexico took 22667 cars of various types out of storage during March, shrinking the idled fleet to 18.7 percent of the total as freight traffic continues to build. The Association of American Railroads said ...

USDOT signs off on TIGER II grant for Nebraska freight-rail projectProgressive Rail RoadingDesigned to improve freight mobility and safety in the area, the project calls for installing switches, ties, rail and ballast on 7.5 miles of mainline and 1.2 miles of track in Chadron Yard. Work also involves rehabilitating an existing car storage ...

DOT Locks In $300 Million in State Rail GrantsThe Journal of Commerce OnlineThe grants are under the administration's High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail program, but nearly all the projects will upgrade tracks or otherwise expand capacity on routes shared by freight and regular-speed Amtrak passenger trains.

Train museum back on trackBaraboo News Republic"In some areas, the railroad tracks were elevated to accommodate proper drainage of the water." Jeffrey Bloohm, the museum's president, said the changes are substantial and dearly needed. "This will be a better facility for everyone," he said. ...

Little engine that could - run on natural gasMontreal GazetteOther truck transport firms will surely follow Robert Transport's lead, and the LNG locomotive could offer a viable alternative for railroads. LNG trucks are in use in California and Australia, but there are no known instances of LNG locomotives, ...

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