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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.

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Watco Companies celebrated a new Safety Through Awareness and Training (STAT) Center with a ribbon cutting. The state-of-the-art facility is located in Fairfield, Ala. and will be home to training hundreds of Watco team members each year. The center was created...
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Central Washington state’s Port of Quincy is again promoting itself as a less-congested inland alternative to coastal intermodal centers. “[T]rains could be loaded at the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal with ocean containers of Washington State dry agricultural products (wheat, dry...
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I came to “The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I”, Prof. Rudolph L. Daniels’ book on the history of American railroads during World War I from a different perspective.During my 40-year career in railroad public...
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“Fire burn and caldron bubble … something wicked this way comes”—and it’s neither Shakespeare’s Macbeth nor his lady. Enter, stage right, Presidential adviser Stephen K. Bannon, desiring to “deconstruct the administrative state,” and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, toting a White...
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TRAC Intermodal’s Metro Pool chassis fleet, which serves the Port of NY/NJ complex, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New England and western New York State regions, has reached the 30% refurbished level, in “like new” condition with LED lights, and new tires/rims, electrical...

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has extended the implementation dates of Part 243 Minimum Training Standards by one year according to a notice in the May 3 edition of the Federal Register. Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 243, Training, Qualifications, and Oversight for Safety-Related...
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An investment group is seeking federal permission to construct a privately-owned, all-new railroad that would bypass the congestion of Chicago. Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. on May 1 filed an application with the Surface Transportation Board to construct and operate as...
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The Louisville & Indiana Railroad was named one of four winners of the Timmons Award for an outstanding effort hiring and retaining military veterans. “We are very proud that our team has received this national recognition from the American Short Line...
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IONX LLC, a unit of Amsted Rail, and Germany-based rail freight operator Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) have initiated field testing of its standards-based wireless intra-train communication system in freight rail revenue service. This platform marks IONX’s first European deployment of its ultra-low...
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The Trump Administration on April 26 released a proposed overhaul of the federal income tax system that promises to simplify the tax structure as well as reduce the rate at which large corporations are taxed to 15%. Association of American Railroads...

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