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Metra seeks easy terms, as many cars and locos “as possible” The builders’ line forms to the right.
Miner hopper outlet gate a popular pick Miner Enterprises said that industry adoption of the company's Double Groove pneumatic outlet gate for plastics continues to accelerate, and has been specified on more than 2,400 new railcars in recent months.
CSX 1Q financials suggest an upside CSX Corp.’s first quarter 2017 non-adjusted net earnings of $362 million and a adjusted operating income of $712 million, yielded net earnings per share of $0.39 up from net earnings of $356 million, or $0.37 per share, in the same period of last year.
Coal leads modest U.S. weekly carload gains Coal again led just three of 10 tracked commodity groups posting on-year carload gains for the week ending April 15, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Micro-lubricant with mojo zMAX®, used in racecar and aircraft engines since 1946, is beginning to penetrate the railroad locomotive market—literally.

Breaking News

cn-off-to-a-strong-start
April 24, 2017
CN’s first-quarter 2017 financial and operating results reflect a strong start to the year and have prompted an upward revision to its 2017 financial outlook. Net income increased 12% to C$884 million, while diluted EPS increased 16% to C$1.16, compared with...
gibson-joins-wsp-|-pb
April 24, 2017
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Thomas Gibson Vice President and Western Regional Manager of its Transit and Rail practice, based in Sacramento. Gibson is responsible for technical and operational management, project delivery, staff acquisition and business growth. Gibson has 37...
massdot-purchases-20-remote-control-ballast-cars
April 21, 2017
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April.   The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division purchased the cars from FreightCar America and noted the innovative nature of the remote-control gates that MassDOT says will...
illinois-dot-testing-charger-locos
April 21, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives have begun testing in Illinois. The testing is expected to last through April 23, with the locomotives expected to go into full-time service later this spring. “The delivery and...
union-pacific-to-invest-millions-in-nevada
April 21, 2017
Union Pacific plans to invest approximately $26.8 million in Nevada infrastructure in 2017. The investment is part of .   The Class 1 says the investment will fund $22.7 million to maintain railroad track and $1.8 million to maintain the state's bridges. Key...

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jeff-morales-has-probably-stomached-enough-lunacy
April 24, 2017
For reasons unspecified other than he may have had enough of dealing with hostile politicians like Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rail Subcommittee, California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales announced April 21 he is stepping down...
it’s-not-starbucks-but-it’s-way-better-than-amtrak-coffee
April 20, 2017
I appreciate a good cup of coffee, especially a cappuccino or espresso (please don’t say expresso, especially in a good Italian restaurant). That’s why I have refused to drink Amtrak coffee, which is like ingesting lube oil—until now.
fra’s-new-chief-check-ego-at-the-door
April 20, 2017
Ah, to be a public servant fulfilling the boast of Caesar Augustus: “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” For the incoming Federal Railroad Administrator, it is best to check ego at the door and accept the pithy...
no-mr-munoz-arm-grabbing-also-is-improper
April 11, 2017
As United Airlines is learning, the grabbing by the arms of a fare-paying, law-abiding 69-year-old passenger, and forcibly dragging him through the aisle for removal from an aircraft for no reason other than United having overbooked the Chicago-Louisville flight and wishing to put a more...
a-simple-case-of-“confusion-to-the-enemy”
March 29, 2017
The Mexicans are coming. The Mexicans are coming—and within verbal-indignities-hurling distance of President Donald J. Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago “Winter White House.”

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