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Regional of the Year: Conrail; Short Line of the Year: North Shore Railroad On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the morning general session during the ASLRRA Connections Convention, Railway Age will present its 2017 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards to the North Shore Railroad and Conrail, respectively.

aberdeen-rockfish-rr-celebrates-125-years-in-nc
The family-owned Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Co. is celebrating its 125th anniversary serving North Carolina’s Sandhills region. Still owned by the founding Blue family and headquartered in the same building since 1904, A&R claims consistent profitability through changing times, economics and...
badger-mining-expands-frac-sand-train-capacity
Badger Mining Corp. recently completed work on a 4,500-foot expansion project on rail siding near its Taylor, Wisc. facilities, allowing the site to now hold up to three unit trains concurrently. The supplier of frac sand and other products said that...
spring-hazards-a-focus-of-slsi-tips
Spring is here for most of North America, and the Short Line Safety Institute announced the second in a series of Safety Tips aimed at short line and regional railroads. Focused on springtime challenges commonly experienced on railroads, weekly safety tips...
aslrra-launches-short-line-education-fund
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association announced the creation of a Short Line Education Fund to address industry training, promote short lines, and build a storehouse of research and information. “It has become evident to our Board that short...
wabtec-acquires-thermal-transfer
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Thermal Transfer Corp., a supplier of industrial heat exchangers. No terms were disclosed. Thermal Transfer has annual sales of approximately $25 million, said Wabtec, based in Wilmerding, Pa. Thermal Transfer, a unit of Hamon Cos. based in Duquesne, Pa.,...

aslrra-launches-short-line-education-fund
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association announced the creation of a Short Line Education Fund to address industry training, promote short lines, and build a storehouse of research and information. “It has become evident to our Board that short...
wabtec-acquires-thermal-transfer
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Thermal Transfer Corp., a supplier of industrial heat exchangers. No terms were disclosed. Thermal Transfer has annual sales of approximately $25 million, said Wabtec, based in Wilmerding, Pa. Thermal Transfer, a unit of Hamon Cos. based in Duquesne, Pa.,...
adding-flexibility-to-the-scheduled-railroad
With a dynamic car scheduling system, railroads can improve train capacity utilization while improving service at the same time. What is a Scheduled Railroad? During the first decade of the 21st century, North American railroads universally embraced the concept of scheduled operations....
for-beet-sugar-you-can’t-beat-brg
“Rail Made Easy” is the OmniTRAX slogan, and it’s working in Brownsville, Tex. The Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway (BRG) has won the opportunity to serve CSC Sugar’s new packaging and distribution operation at the Port of Brownsville. Privately held...
regional-of-the-year-conrail-short-line-of-the-year-north-shore-railroad
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the morning general session during the ASLRRA Connections Convention, Railway Age will present its 2017 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards to the North Shore Railroad and Conrail, respectively. Conrail (known officially...

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