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J. Reilly McCarren, 1956-2015 J. Reilly McCarren, one of the most accomplished and respected railroaders of the past 35 years, died April 26, 2015 at his Kenilworth, Ill., home after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

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John Harrison Marino Sr., 76, career railroader, professional engineer and co-founder of RailAmerica, died May 19, 2015, at home. Marino received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from Purdue University. He then served...
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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has appointed long-time ASLRRA contractor and exhibition manager Kathy Keeney as Vice President, Membership & Exhibit Services. Keeney is stepping in for Cheryl Huyck, who formerly led the membership effort and retired...
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More than 170 delegates gathered on April 28-29, 2015 to listen to regulators, operators and business leaders discuss ways to collectively enhance safety within the industrial rail community. The inaugural Industrial Railway Conference, which took place in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada—part of Alberta’s...
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Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City. A graduate of City University of New York-Hunter College, Worrell honed her skills at Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction),...
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To help build its reputation on a broader stage and deliver significant value to its member organizations and the customers they serve via new education and business services, the American Short Line Regional Railroad Association has hired two new team...

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J. Reilly McCarren, one of the most accomplished and respected railroaders of the past 35 years, died April 26, 2015 at his Kenilworth, Ill., home after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. Praised as one of its most successful...
aslrra-creates-two-new-positions
To help build its reputation on a broader stage and deliver significant value to its member organizations and the customers they serve via new education and business services, the American Short Line Regional Railroad Association has hired two new team...
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Two Class I railroad presidents, BNSF’s Carl Ice and Norfolk Southern’s James Squires, will keynote the May 27 and May 28 sessions, respectively, of the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) 2015 annual meeting at the Drake Hotel, Chicago. “Discover the Possibilities”...
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Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) has named Nate Asplund to succeed Andy Thompson as President and CEO, effective May 1, 2015. Asplund most recently served as Assistant Vice President, Mexico for BNSF Railway, where he led a U.S....
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Brookville Equipment Corp. has shipped two EPA Tier-4 BL12CG CoGeneration™ low-emissions switchers to Central California Traction (CCT) that will be utilized on the 55.9-mile Stockton Public Belt Railroad Network and the 14.9-mile Central Valley Branch, with service from Stockton, Calif.,...