Short Lines & Regionals

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Railway Age seeks nominations for 2016 Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year competition. Short lines and regionals—and there are more than 500 of them—are invited to submit entries describing outstanding achievement in one or a combination of areas.

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Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal industrial site in Baltimore, Md., that features a unique combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads and highways, announced on Feb. 4, 2016 that Paul Thomas has been named Terminal Manager for its railroad. In...
rsi-looks-to-sustain-momentum-in-2016
In 2015, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) advocated quite heavily against keeping truck size and weight from increasing. And it was successful on both accounts. Now, according to RSI’s Nicole Brewin, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, intercity passenger rail...
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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...
seda-cog-joint-rail-authority-welcomes-new-trucking-customer
Updegraff Trucking, a full-service motor carrier with common carrier authority in 48 states offering dry bulk, flatbed and box van services, has established a new transload facility at SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) subsidiary Lycoming Valley Railroad’s Newberry Rail Yard...
omnitrax-selling-hbry-port-of-churchill
Denver, Colo.-based short line holding company OmniTrax is selling the Port of Churchill and Hudson Bay Railway Company (HBRY) to an unidentified group of northern Manitoba-based First Nations for an undisclosed sum. OmniTrax accepted a letter of intent for the purchase...

seda-cog-joint-rail-authority-welcomes-new-trucking-customer
Updegraff Trucking, a full-service motor carrier with common carrier authority in 48 states offering dry bulk, flatbed and box van services, has established a new transload facility at SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) subsidiary Lycoming Valley Railroad’s Newberry Rail Yard...
omnitrax-selling-hbry-port-of-churchill
Denver, Colo.-based short line holding company OmniTrax is selling the Port of Churchill and Hudson Bay Railway Company (HBRY) to an unidentified group of northern Manitoba-based First Nations for an undisclosed sum. OmniTrax accepted a letter of intent for the purchase...
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The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed an omnibus spending bill late last week that will keep federal agencies funded through the end of September 2016. The $1.1 trillion Omnibus Appropriations bill includes an extension to the 45G short line...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has selected Ron Hynes as Executive Director to “advance its mission of providing the leadership to enhance the safety culture and safety conformance of short line and regional railroads,” the organization announced on Dec....
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2015 passed S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other provisions, will increase the number of STB members from three to five, improving STB’s structure and...