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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.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer and Trainmen (BLET) announced on Dec. 18, 2015. The deadline for receipt of completed materials is March 31 ...

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.

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), has appointed Shawnda Ewing to the position of Vice President of Human Resources, the company announced Dec. 21, 2015.

RailComm has completed installation of a remote control system for 19 switch machines at the north end of a Class I yard in Jackson, Miss.

As Canadian Pacific continues to pursue a merger with Norfolk Southern, CP CEO Hunter Harrison sent a response to the members of the Illinois Congressional delegation (all Democrats) who sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board on De. 14, 2015 expressing concerns about the potential tran ...

Amtrak announced on Dec. 17, 2015 that its Chicago-San Antonio Texas Eagle (Trains 21 and 22) is operating on a new route between Fort Worth and Dallas, and that the U.S. Senate confirmed Tony Coscia and Derek Kan as Amtrak board of directors members.

Montreal’s Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT) on Dec. 17, 2015 launched an international call for tenders to acquire new commuter railcars and award a contract for operation and maintenance of its entire passenger rail fleet.

The PRESTO rollout on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues as dozens of new electronic fare card readers are being brought online aboard lega ...

Canadian National Railway (CN) announced Dec. 18, 2015 that more than 1,500 first responders along its rail network have downloaded the AskRail mobile app to access real-time information about the contents of rail cars in their communities.

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