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Conrail at 40: An experiment that worked April 1, 1976 was a watershed day in U.S. railroading history. On that day, Consolidated Rail Corp., better known as Conrail, began operating under the auspices of the U.S. government a new railroad cobbled together from six bankrupt Northeastern carriers: Penn Central, Erie-Lackawanna, Jersey Central, Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Lehigh & Hudson River. Conrail, now 40, continues to thrive, albeit in a very different form from when it first turned a wheel.

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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...
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Trackmobile presented its top four performing distributors with Awards of Excellence for 2015 during its annual Specialist Meeting and Awards Banquet. Recognizing its top performing distributors’ accomplishments, these awards honor Trackmobile distributors that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, professionalism, and continue...
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Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89. Regarded as “the dean of American transportation journalists,” Miller came to Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. and Railway Age in February 1958 from The Institute for Railway Progress...
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OmniTRAX Logistics Services, LLC (OLS), the transloading, terminal and logistics affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is rapidly expanding its service territory throughout the US in 2016. OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held rail and transportation service companies in North America...
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As the rail industry suffers through the 2015-2016 winter of its discontent, it is becoming clearer with each passing week that as an industry we are entering uncharted territory. Former mainstay coal is in long-term decline, removing the largest pillar...

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As the rail industry suffers through the 2015-2016 winter of its discontent, it is becoming clearer with each passing week that as an industry we are entering uncharted territory. Former mainstay coal is in long-term decline, removing the largest pillar...
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United Rail, Inc. announced on Jan. 6, 2016 a new partnership with German rail supply manufacturer, BBR Rail Automation GmbH (BBR), to represent and support its products and services to the North American freight and passenger rail transportation markets. United...
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In the latest twist in the ongoing saga of Canadian Pacific’s increasingly hostile pursuit of a steadfast Norfolk Southern as a takeover target, CP is accusing several unnamed Class I railroads of joining forces to block the transaction, and prevailed...
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Brandon, Manitoba-based Cando Rail Services is expanding into British Columbia with the recent purchase of an 89-acre site in Kamloops for a new terminal. The terminal will have the capacity for 1,000 railcar storage spots, in addition to providing transloading,...
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After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corporation, have selected...