Short Lines & Regionals

image
Indiana Rail Road touts increased train speeds The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) said Tuesday, July 8, 2014 it will increase the speed limit for trains to 30 mph for the portion of its mainline between West Street and Stop 11 Road, beginning July 15.

bay-area-short-line-were-ok-with-smart-project
The general counsel for Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has moved to defuse complaints from NWP's Vice President Jacob Park related to implementing passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties in northern California. In a letter dated July 4, 2014,...
canadian-police-seek-to-block-sale-of-ill-fated-mma-locomotive
Quebec provincial police are attempting to prevent the auction of the former Montreal, Maine & Atlantic GE C30-7 locomotive that played a key role in the July 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, wrote Andy Blatchford of The Canadian Press on July...
bay-area-short-line-upset-with-smart-project
Schellville, Calif.-based short line Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has expressed displeasure with recent actions undertaken by Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) actions that the freight railroad says is disrupting its service capabilities. In a letter dated July 4, 2014, sent...
wildfires-damage-northwest-rail-lines
A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged. The largest fire, at more than 299,000 acres as of July 20, 2014, was...
cagtc-endorses-build-america-investment-initiative
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC), a freight transportation advocacy group, has endorsed the Obama Administration’s Build America Investment Initiative, which consists of plans to move infrastructure projects and the economy forward through a new Executive Action. The...

cagtc-endorses-build-america-investment-initiative
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC), a freight transportation advocacy group, has endorsed the Obama Administration’s Build America Investment Initiative, which consists of plans to move infrastructure projects and the economy forward through a new Executive Action. The...
genesee-wyoming-notches-record-2q-traffic
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. said Monday, July 14, 2014 its second-quarter traffic rose 6.0% measured against the comparable quarter in 2013. Same-railroad traffic was up 5.0% for the quarter. Gains in coal and coke (up 11.3%) and agricultural products (up 12.2%)...
indiana-rail-road-touts-increased-train-speeds
The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) said Tuesday, July 8, 2014 it will increase the speed limit for trains to 30 mph for the portion of its mainline between West Street and Stop 11 Road, beginning July 15. Most of this...
met-council-minneapolis-find-lrt-compromise
Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council jointly announced Tuesday, July 8, 2014, a "tentative agreement" to proceed with the planned development of the Southwest Light Rail Project, linking downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie, Minn. The two parties have sparred for months over...
canadian-grain-broker-acquires-saskatchewan-short-line
As part of its transformation from government marketing monopoly to privatized competitor, the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) has become the imminent owner of a work-worn 125-mile (200-km) short line connecting Saskatchewan growers and an Alberta petrochemical producer to a Canadian...