Thursday, May 12, 2011


NJ Transit to unveil dual-mode locomotiveNorthJersey.comBY KAREN ROUSE NJ Transit today plans to unveil its first locomotive powered by an engine that can operate on both diesel and electric lines. "This is the first of its kind on any railroad in North America," NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said of the ...

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Reports Traffic for April 2011Business Wire (press release)All remaining traffic increased by a net 471 carloads. The carloads in this press release include 1159 carloads in April 2011 and 1060 carloads in April 2010 from the Huron Central Railway (HCRY). On June 15, 2009, GWI announced its intent to ...

Re-enactors near Promontory, Utah, mark transcontinental railroad Golden Spike ...The RepublicPROMONTORY, Utah — If you thought the driving of the last spike to join the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, took place at Promontory Point, you're not alone. That point was made on the 142nd anniversary of the event by ...
Freight railroad operator CP boosts dividendCNBC.comThe Canadian freight-railroad company operates on a network of nearly 15000 miles of track. The shares fell $1.43, or 2.2 percent, to end regular trading at $63.65. They rose 34 cents to $63.99 in about a half-hour of extended trading.
Harsco secures $15M Saudi rail equipment contractCentral Penn Business JournalThe line is expected to spur further development and improve freight and passenger transportation. The deal could lead to additional bidding opportunities for Harsco's infrastructure group, which has a joint venture with Saudi construction company Al ...
RailAmerica, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Three Alabama RailroadsPR Newswire (press release)... Inc. RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 43 individual railroads with approximately 7400 miles of track in 27 US states and three Canadian provinces. ...

Amtrak says ridership on Lynchburg-DC and Newport News-DC routes is growingWashington PostBy AP, Amtrak said Tuesday that 16810 passengers used the service between Lynchburg and the nation's capital in April, up 40.4 percent from April 2010. Ridership between Newport News and Washington increased by 25 percent to 53900 passengers. ...
Amtrak to replace faulty ties, stall serviceBoston HeraldBy Richard Weir Riders on four MBTA commuter rail lines will soon face more crowded trains and reduced schedules as Amtrak begins a three-month project in Boston to replace what it says are “defective” concrete ties, the same product that has caused ...
Axion International Announces First Railroad Tie Order with MexicoStockhouseThe Company's "green" proprietary technologies allow for the development and manufacture of innovative structural products made from 100% recycled consumer and industrial plastics. Axion's up-cycled products are an economic and sustainable alternative ...

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