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R&N handling Ukraine-bound coal In a development that harks back to the region’s mining roots, Reading & Northern Railroad said it will operate anthracite unit coal trains as part of a major shipment destined for Ukraine.

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In an effort to boost freight mobility in rural areas including rail, the Florida counties of Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, and Franklin announced the establishment of the Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone. The counties in a release described the public-private initiative...
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Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,790 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending August 12, up 2.75% compared with the same week in 2016. The Association of American Railroads reported total traffic of 268,364 carloads, up 0.3%, while U.S....
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The Association of American Railroads and advocacy organization GoRail have honored Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Recognized for his longstanding, bipartisan leadership on issues affecting both freight and passenger railroads, DeFazio accepted the award at the manufacturing...
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Short line railroads continue to emphasize their role as a critical economic link and job provider in events with elected representatives. Rep. John Carter, a Republican from the 31st District, on Wednesday met with company executives to tour the Temple &...
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Freight infrastructure improvements, particularly in rural locations, are a priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s latest round of awards. The DOT released its proposed list of 10 project awards under the small project fiscal year 2017 Nationally Significant Freight and...

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Freight infrastructure improvements, particularly in rural locations, are a priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s latest round of awards. The DOT released its proposed list of 10 project awards under the small project fiscal year 2017 Nationally Significant Freight and...
Confirmation of career-railroader Ronald L. Batory as Federal Railroad Administrator has been delayed by New Jersey and New York’s Senate delegation—Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand ((D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)—over what they say is concern...
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The North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has named North Shore Railroad Co. Chairman Emeritus Richard Robey as Transportation Person of the Year. Robey will be honored at the Association’s Fall Conference, Sept. 26-28, in Pittsburgh. Robey, a native of...
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The U.S. Senate Committee on Science, Commerce and Transportation on Aug. 2 favorably recommended, by voice vote, the appointment of Ronald L. Batory as the next Federal Railroad Administrator. Batory’s nomination went to the full Senate for confirmation on Aug. 3....
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Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd. (AMRT) is developing a strategically located rail logistics center within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. The $34 million center is located on Canadian National’s Prairie North Line between Edmonton and Winnipeg at Lamont, Alberta, in a region that...

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