Switching & Terminal

new-orleans-mulls-public-belt-railroad-sale
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is requesting commissioners of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, a city-owned property, to consider putting the railroad up for sale to a private-sector operator. One potential buyer already has voiced interest, according to the New...
alabama-state-docks-taps-railcomm-for-car-tracking
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected "to provide and install a state-of-the-art car tracking and inventory management solution at Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks (TASD)." RailComm says its Car Tracking System offers "a near real-time inventory management solution to...
short-line-opens-machinery-distribution-hub
Greenville, S.C.-based Greenville & Western Railway Co. (GRLW) has opened its Big Creek Machinery Distribution Hub, located in Williamston, S.C., President and CEO Steven C. Hawkins says. The short line, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corp., has partnered...
shove-yours-railcars-safely-with-protran
Protran Technology has been selected to provide 14 Portable Shove Track Protection Systems to an undisclosed Class I railroad. The system includes 14 PT-501SM portable locomotive track detector units for determining limits of a shove zone and providing failsafe track...
bnsf-hotstart-partner-on-locomotive-retrofit
BNSF Railway is retrofitting 11 of its locomotives with Hotstart idle-reduction technology "to reduce emissions and conserve fuel in Washington" state, with the pool of locomotives to operate out of BNSF rail yards in Spokane and Pasco, Wash. (pictured). BNSF and...

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 it has been selected to provide remote control to multiple switch locations and install a shove track protection system at a Class I hump yard located in North Carolina. The switch locations will...
railserve
Brookhaven Rail subsidiary Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT), Yaphank, N.Y., has taken delivery of a new Railserve DUAL LEAF® genset locomotive. The locomotive uses two single Cummins QSX15-L3-600 gensets “to minimize fuel usage and significantly reduce emissions while maintaining the performance of...
honda-cites-road--rail-services-for-excellence
American Honda Motor Corporation (AHM) of North America has awarded Road & Rail Services, Inc., with two awards: “Processor of the Year Performance Excellence Award for 2014,” and “Superior Quality for 2014.” Both were presented to Road & Rail Services’...
long-beach-container-terminal-taps-railcomm
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 that a large Long Beach, Calif.-based container terminal selected the company "to provide remote automation to a new facility installation." RailComm is responsible for providing control and communication options to switch machines and...
pacific-harbor-line-extends-reach
Pacific Harbor Line said late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 it is now "serving customers located in three industrial areas near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, linked to a 10-mile industrial spur owned by Union Pacific Railroad." Wilmington, Calif.-based...