Short Lines & Regionals

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Partnership sets Bakken transload terminal Northern Plains Rail Services (NPRS) said Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 it has formed a partnership with NorthStar Midstream "to provide switching operations at their new transloading terminal located in Fairview, N.D."

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Florida's Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board for permission to "construct and operate approximately 11 miles of new rail line to Port Canaveral (Port) in Brevard County, Florida." STB Docket No. FD 35852, issued, on Oct. 27,...
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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’...
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The Surface Transportation Board said it has awarded a contract to InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) "to conduct an independent analysis that evaluates potential alternative rate regulation approaches, with the goal of reducing the time, cost and complexity of rate reasonableness...
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The Surface Transportation Board on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, ruled in favor of a short line railroad seeking to build a propane storage facility in North Grafton, Mass., against the objections of local residents. Grafton, Mass.-based Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U),...
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With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations taking effect Jan. 1, 2015, Cummins Inc. says it’s well-prepared, with more than 100 engine installations on order for passenger locomotives, diesel multiple units (DMUs), and switcher locomotives in North...

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Tacoma Rail, a short line serving its namesake port facility and city in Washington State, has signed a contract with BNSF to supply fueling and maintenance needs for the Class I railroad. Tacoma Rail Superintendent Dale King said contract for BNSF...
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The Algoma Central Railway Passenger Service Working Group is seeking a contract operator for ACR’s passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, and has issued a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI). The purpose of this non-binding invitation...
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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...
R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Texas Lines LLC late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 announced the purchase of the assets of Texas Southeastern Railroad (TSE), previously a subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC. Located in Diboll, Tex., TSE serves several industry customers, including Atlas Roofing,...
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The Morristown & Erie Railway is constructing a new train-to-truck bulk transloading facility on Troy Hills Road in Whippany, N.J. It is expected to open in the Fall of 2014. The new Troy Hills Road Bulk Transload Facility, located just off...