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OmniTRAX affiliate acquires Gerdau mill site in Sand Springs, Oklahoma Sand Springs Railway Company (SS), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., announced on September 1 it is acquiring the Gerdau mill site in Sand Springs, Okla.

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GE Transportation has acquired ShipXpress, a provider of “cloud-based software solutions that enable transportation, industrial, and commodities businesses to efficiently operate with supply chain partners.” GE said the acquisition “extends GE Transportation’s portfolio of solutions into the logistics value chain, giving...
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To celebrate its acquisition, Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) welcomed over sixty guests on a passenger train trip through the Humboldt Industrial Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Reading & Northern acquired the rights to provide rail service to Humboldt from...
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The Federal Railroad Administration, at a July 15, 2016 hearing regarding the agency’s proposed rule mandating two-person crews, heard two sharply contrasting arguments, one from freight rail management, the other from labor. Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger,...
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EXIM Bank (Export-Import Bank of the United States) has financed the sale of Railserve’s LEAF® locomotives to Societe d’Exploitation du Transgabonais (SETRAG), a railway operator in Gabon, Africa. The Bank guaranteed a $10 million loan extended by American Trade & Finance...
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“Volume vs. Velocity—Managing Change in 2016” will be the theme for the 247th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) to be held 
July 11–12, 2016 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisc. This year’s MARS Summer...

mars-volume-vs-velocity
“Volume vs. Velocity—Managing Change in 2016” will be the theme for the 247th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) to be held 
July 11–12, 2016 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisc. This year’s MARS Summer...
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The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis on May 24, 2016 awarded Wabtec Corp. a contract worth about $21 million to design, install, test and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system. Wabtec will provide its I-ETMS® (Interoperable Electronic Train Management...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on May 20, 2016 that it has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly-created Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant...
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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) installed Judy Petry, president and general manager of Farmrail System, as its new chairman. Peter Claussen, Jr., president of the Gulf & Ohio Railways, was selected as the new vice-chairman of...
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Norfolk Southern Corp. on April 20, 2016 announced that it will downsize its Knoxville, Tenn., classification yard, effective May 1. “The action is in response to lower traffic volumes and is consistent with the company’s ongoing implementation of its strategic...