Monday, May 16, 2011

Rail Traffic Remains MixedSeeking Alpha“The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported mixed results in weekly rail traffic with US railroads originating 281860 carloads for the week ending May 7, 2011, down 2.6 percent compared with the same week last year.

Economic Recovery Will Continue, Norfolk Southern CEO Tells StockholdersPR-USA.net (press release)"The economic recovery is well under way, and barring some unanticipated event, it will continue well on into 2012," said Wick Moorman, chief executive officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation, during the company's 29th annual stockholders meeting, ...

Tourist train opens final seasonGuelph MercuryOntario CA, The company's three rail cars have been sold and the new owner doesn't want delivery until mid August. “We were just reminiscing today as we were getting ready about all the work we did, but what are you going to do?” Carroll said as he helped people ...

Morris County Chester Branch rail line debuts after $6M renovationNJ.comThe symbolic golden spike was hammered into place last week, officially completing a $6 million stimulus project to save the Chester Branch rail line, a vital artery for freight traffic in Morris County. "Morris County will reap the rewards of the ...

Priscoli: Grafton & Upton Railroad is a positiveMilford Daily NewsBy Jon Delli Priscoli/Grafton & Upton Railroad owner The dictionary defines conundrum as an intricate, difficult, or insoluble problem (Chemical conundrum, May 12). We would submit, and the people we employ would agree, that far from being a problem, ...

BNSF freight train derails in northern Ariz.; Up to 15 cars overturned, no ...Greenfield Daily ReporterAuthorities say a freight train has derailed in northern Arizona and up to 15 cars are overturned but there are no reported injuries. The Coconino County Sheriff's Department says the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed about 5:30 pm Friday ...

State awards $3.1 million to improve short-line railroads in a dozen countiesDaily JournalKentucky has awarded grants of more than $3.1 million for improvements to short line railroads in a dozen counties. The funding is from the Short Line Railroad Assistance Fund maintained by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The cabinet says with one ...

Amsted Rail Acquires Holland L.P.'s Hollube® Wear Eliminator Product Line for ...Business Wire (press release)“Holland's Hollube® Wear Eliminator products are a natural fit to our system solutions due to the enhanced railcar performance and overall increase in the life cycle cost of an Amsted equipped railcar,” said William O'Donnell, Senior Vice President of ...

Banyan Rail Services Inc. Adds Redfearn as President, Ryan as CFOBusiness Wire (press release)Redfearn formerly served as President of RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE: RA), one of the world's largest short line and regional railroad holding companies, from 2004 to 2007, as Executive Vice President from 1989 to 2004, and as a director since its ...

Genesee & Wyoming says traffic climbed 12.3 percent in April partly on coal ...Washington PostShort line and regional freight railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Thursday that traffic on its lines climbed 12.3 percent in April, driven by an increase in shipments of coal and coke and pulp and paper. The company, which operates 63 ...

P&N rail line could be carrying trains by SeptemberGaston GazetteThe state then signed a five-year contract last year with Patriot Rail — a Florida-based short line and regional railroad company — to operate the track. Once upgrades are complete, the P&N will connect with two Class 1 carriers — Norfolk Southern ...

GE spurns Mexico, other US sites for locomotive plantFort Worth Star TelegramSimonelli said GE Transportation's biggest domestic rival is Electro-Motive Diesel, a unit of Caterpillar, which has begun work on a new plant in Indiana. ...

2 Border Patrol Agents Killed in Train CollisionFOX 4 NewsAs they crossed the railroad tracks, their black Border Patrol SUV was hit by a 3-engine Union Pacific train. Authorities say the train's engineer tried to get the SUV driver's attention by blowing its horn before the crash. The collision occurred at ...

Attorney General Will Take No Action Regarding SEDA-COG Joint Rail AuthorityNorthcentralPa.comThe inquiry was in regards to the contract which the Joint Rail Authority (JRA) renegotiated with Richard Robey, operator of the JRA's five short line railroads, in 2006. Acting in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act, ...

KCS seeks to solidify short-line partnershipsProgressive Rail RoadingEarlier this month, three Kansas City Southern executives attended the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's annual meeting in San Antonio to network with small railroad officials and participate in various educational sessions. ...

Queens Wins $295M Amtrak ProjectQueens TribuneThe Harold Interlocking project in Sunnyside Yards, a section of track that goes under the 39th Street (once called Harold Avenue) overpass, currently has Amtrak trains crossing tracks used by the Long Island Rail Road. The awkward interchange leads

California Considers New (Old) Route for High-Speed RailThe InfrastructuristCalifornia is going back to the future with its high-speed rail route. The board of directors of the state's high-speed rail authority approved a study of a track alignment that would follow Interstate 5 — also known as the Grapevine route. ...

RJ Corman Railpower delivers first of five locomotives to M&ETRailwayAge MagazineRJ Corman Railpower has begun delivery of five RP20BD GenSet locomotives to short line Modesto & Empire Traction Company. Funded through California's Carl Moyer Program dollars distributed by the San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Management District, ...

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