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Montana Rail Link marking 30th year Oct. 31, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary for Montana Rail Link, a Class II regional operating more than 900 miles of main line and branch trackage from Jones Junction (Huntley), Mont., west to Sandpoint, Idaho, with trackage rights beyond Sandpoint to Spokane, Wash., over BNSF.

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Tradepoint Atlantic, the multimodal logistics center near Baltimore, announced the completion of FedEx Ground’s new distribution facility at Sparrows Point. The ribbon-cutting was attended by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives of FedEx Ground, the small-package...
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Watco Cos. LLC, a short line railroad holding and transportation services company based in Pittsburg, Kan., has selected Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) hosting services. HTI previously announced PTC hosting contracts with Tacoma, Wash.-based short...
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Senate confirmation of two new Republican members to the three-member National Mediation Board (NMB), and confirmation of a Democrat to a third NMB term, is anticipated in the next few weeks. The NMB will then be under Republican control for...
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Tacoma, Wash.-based short line Tacoma Rail and Ohio-based regional Wheeling & Lake Erie have selected Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) Hosting services. Herzog PTC Hosting “allows railroads nationwide to simplify and accelerate their PTC implementation utilizing...
I'm pleased (and relieved) to report that, with a push from readers of this blog and the Association of American Railroads, Subaru has thankfully removed its “Boxcar” ad from circulation, demonstrating at least some sense of corporate social responsibility. Now,...

tacoma-rail-taps-hti-for-ptc
Tacoma, Wash.-based short line Tacoma Rail and Ohio-based regional Wheeling & Lake Erie have selected Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) Hosting services. Herzog PTC Hosting “allows railroads nationwide to simplify and accelerate their PTC implementation utilizing...
I'm pleased (and relieved) to report that, with a push from readers of this blog and the Association of American Railroads, Subaru has thankfully removed its “Boxcar” ad from circulation, demonstrating at least some sense of corporate social responsibility. Now,...
pan-am-partners-on-new-canada-us-intermodal
Pan Am Railways is partnering with port operator DP World and Canada’s Port Saint John on direct intermodal rail service to the U.S. Northeast. “Pan Am Railways is excited to announce our partnership with DP World and the Port of Saint...
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Railroads restarted some services in Florida following Hurricane Irma, and began to assess damage throughout the southeast region. CSX said rail traffic resumed Tuesday night, and it re-opened its Jacksonville headquarters Wednesday after serious flooding inundated the downtown area. “Customers should expect...
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Transportation management provider Hub Group has launched Hub Group Connect, a multimodal tracking tool designed to provide customers with shipment visibility and online tracking from any device, including desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. “In today’s consumer-driven marketplace, visibility is no...

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