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UCIR welcomes GAF to shipper list New Columbia, Penn., was the site of a celebration for the Union County Industrial Railroad and GAF Materials Corp., as the latter hosted an inaugural railcar ribbon cutting at its new roofing materials facility along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

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The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced the appointment of Russ Gehl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Maintenance of Way), at Holland, to its Board of Directors. Gehl has worked in the railroad industry for 15 years in...
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The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 11 was 547,480 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2% compared with the same week in 2016. Total volume was 263,265 carloads, down 3.3%, while intermodal volume was...
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Tradepoint Atlantic, the 3,100-acre multimodal global logistics center near Baltimore, announced that locally-headquartered convenience store chain Royal Farms has signed a long-term lease. Royal Farms is the first tenant of Tradepoint Atlantic’s retail component, The Shoppes at Tradepoint Atlantic, a planned...
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The Georgia Ports Authority approved rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. The announcement comes after the agency reported 32% growth in containerized trade for October, an all-time record for...
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One of the last logging railroads in North America ended a century-long run Nov. 6 as Englewood Railway ceased operations on Vancouver Island off Canada’s West Coast. “This announcement is consistent with the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce costs and strengthen...

savannah-to-double-on-dock-rail
The Georgia Ports Authority approved rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. The announcement comes after the agency reported 32% growth in containerized trade for October, an all-time record for...
canada-logging-line-shuts-down-after-100-years
One of the last logging railroads in North America ended a century-long run Nov. 6 as Englewood Railway ceased operations on Vancouver Island off Canada’s West Coast. “This announcement is consistent with the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce costs and strengthen...
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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association marked a significant safety achievement as the industry’s 603 short line railroads operated for a full year fatality-free. “Our short line members focus every day on ‘making it a safe one.’ Safe operations...
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Amazon.com announced plans to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility at the Tradepoint Atlantic multimodal center near Baltimore. The new facility at Sparrows Point will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs. Based in Seattle, Amazon currently employs more than 5,000 associates...
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Joseph Parsons will take on the newly-created title of general manager at the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS), effective Nov. 3, concurrent with the retirement of Jerome Lipka from the position of president. Al Satunas was named chief operating officer and...

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