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Nominations sought for RAILWAY AGE 2017 Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year competition. Class II and Class III and switching/terminal railroads are invited to submit entries describing outstanding achievement in one or a combination of areas.

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The Surface Transportation Board announced that it is adopting a tentative new measure of average change in railroad industry productivity for 2011-15.   The Board in a statement said it adopted 1.020 (2.0 percent per year) as the long-run measure of productivity,...
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With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with a Republican President who is unpredictable, impetuous, lacking previous government...
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Alaska Railroad is cutting 49 jobs as part of a major restructuring.   The state-owned carrier had kept 18 positions unfilled in anticipation of the job cuts, so the layoffs will affect 31 current employees, according to published reports. A decline in oilfield...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI), a non-profit affiliate of ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) has launched “Safety Tip Tuesday,” a new program that “provides easy-to-access training materials for small railroads.” Safety Tip Tuesday provides seasonal tips for...
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The 219-mile Heart of Georgia Railroad Inc. (HOG, informally known as “The Hog’) will be part of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. by the second quarter of 2017, pending Surface Transportation Board approval. GWI has agreed to acquire the shares of Atlantic...

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The 219-mile Heart of Georgia Railroad Inc. (HOG, informally known as “The Hog’) will be part of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. by the second quarter of 2017, pending Surface Transportation Board approval. GWI has agreed to acquire the shares of Atlantic...
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A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City. Speculation regarding a sales was confirmed by city, which issued a...
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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,500-5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry. ...
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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) Chairman of the Board of Directors Mortimer B. Fuller III, 74, has announced his retirement effective following the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting this May. His successor will be current CEO Jack Hellmann. “Mr. Fuller’s retirement will...
If Judge Neil Gorsuch is Senate-confirmed to the Supreme Court, federal regulatory agencies such as the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) could be closer to losing a handy, trusted and effective judicial ally in their interpretations...

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