Short Lines & Regionals

inrd-opens-merom-transload
The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) on July 14, 2016 officially opened its new Merom Transload, which is “designed to provide efficient movement of commerce for current and future customers in the Wabash Valley.” Located near Merom, Ind., 35 miles south of...
twin-cities-western-railroad-celebrates-25-years-of-service
Later this month, Minnesota's Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W), one of Minnesota's busiest short lines, will transport something very different—dozens of passengers who, according to TC&W President Mark Wegner, have helped the company survive and thrive to celebrate its...
bnsf-and-swrr-reach-agreement-for-clovis-carlsbad-line
BNSF Railway and Southwestern Railroad (SWRR) reached an agreement which calls for BNSF to take over service of the rail line between Clovis and Carlsbad, N.Mex. effective Jan. 17, 2017. The line has been operated by SWRR since 2004. According to BNSF,...
us-dot-reports-second-consecutive-month-uptick-in-freight
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) released numbers on July 13 showing the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2%in May from...
reading-northern-railroad-promotes-three-to-vice-president-positions
Reading and Northern Railroad has  promoted three veteran employees to Vice President positions at the company. Erik Yoder (top) has been named Vice President of Maintenance of Way. He replaces Justin Levan (center), who has been promoted to Vice President Special...

us-dot-reports-second-consecutive-month-uptick-in-freight
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) released numbers on July 13 showing the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2%in May from...
reading-northern-railroad-promotes-three-to-vice-president-positions
Reading and Northern Railroad has  promoted three veteran employees to Vice President positions at the company. Erik Yoder (top) has been named Vice President of Maintenance of Way. He replaces Justin Levan (center), who has been promoted to Vice President Special...
msllc-plans-for-main-line-through-la-and-ms
Kansas City Southern announced June 22 that the Meridian Speedway©, LLC (MSLLC), is investing approximately $28 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Vicksburg and Meridian Subdivisions. MSLLC is a joint venture between KCS and Norfolk Southern for...
aslrra-files-opposition-to-two-person-crews-with-the-fra
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to abandon its call to require two-person crews in many types of service, citing lack of consideration for economic impact to its small business...
whiting-lb-foster-strike-a-deal
Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc. Known for its Portable Electric Jacks, Drop Tables, Transit Maintenance Systems, and other...