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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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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...
On Sunday, Sept. 3, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Lindsey Marie Michaels, 21, a junior at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pa., and her boyfriend climbed onto a slow-moving Norfolk Southern coal train. Lindsey was killed when she fell under the train....
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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...

csx-ns-restart-after-hurricane-irma
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...
hub-group-offers-rail-and-truck-tracking-tool
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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MRT Holdings has introduced two new systems designed to help freight railroads and transit agencies improve track geometry inspection operations and work-zone sign management. The MRT Holdings Track Geometry System enables customers to take control of their inspection processes through a...
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Union Pacific and its rail partners plan to up the frequency of its Cold Connect refrigerated produce service with an eye on expanded market opportunities for Idaho potatoes in New York state. The trains originate from a UP-owned facility in Wallula,...
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The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) and CN on Sept. 8 announced two key developments affecting their international intermodal service partnership. According to Eric Powell, INRD Manager, Business Development, “the long-awaited increase in capacity at Prince Rupert (B.C.)—one of our strategic...

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