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Monday, 29 July 2013
29 July 2013

Freight car market headed for new growth in 2014

Economic Planning Associates, in its quarterly freight car building forecast released Monday, July 29, expects this year’s numbers, which are lagging about 11% behind 2012’s, to improve significantly in 2014. “Based on first-half assemblies and mid-year backlogs, we look for deliveries of ...
Monday, 29 July 2013
29 July 2013

Railroad Software offers cloud-based package

Railyard Management Software, LLC on Monday, July 29, 2013 announced its new cloud-based Railyard Operations & Inspection Management Software Solution, developed to meet the railcar tracking, record keeping, and inspection management needs of railyard operators and quality control professiona ...
Monday, 29 July 2013
29 July 2013

Oklahoma, FRA study Tulsa-Oklahoma City rail

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Railroad Administration, has launched the Tulsa-Oklahoma City Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan to evaluate passenger rail service linking the two cities.

Monday, 29 July 2013
29 July 2013

Bombardier sponsors Millennial Trains Project

Bombardier Transportation announced Monday, July 29, 2013, its sponsorship of The Millennial Trains Project (MTP).

Sunday, 28 July 2013
28 July 2013

UP: A return to steam for Big Boy 4014

One of the largest and perhaps most famous steam locomotives ever built—Union Pacific’s articulated 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” No. 4014—will be restored to operating condition by UP’s Cheyenne, Wyo.-based Heritage Fleet Operations within the next five years. 4014 will join UP’s two other f ...
Sunday, 28 July 2013
28 July 2013

Frank J. Richter, 1916-2013

Franz (Frank) J. Richter, an icon in railway industry journalism and publisher of two industry trade publications, died July 25 in his adopted country of Argentina, where he lived with his wife, Teresita. He was 97.
CSX and Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan will take to the famed Brickyard to remind fans to “Play It Safe” around railroad tracks. CSX is the primary sponsor of Ragan's No. 34 Ford Fusion for the July 28 Samuel Deeds 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one ...
Friday, 26 July 2013
26 July 2013

Metro-North: Normal Hudson Line service Monday

Metro-North Railroad says it expects all damaged track near Spuyten Duyvil (the Bronx) on its Hudson Line to be fully repaired by Monday, July 29, 2013, following a CSX train derailment July 18 which caused extensive track damage.

Friday, 26 July 2013
26 July 2013

“Final rail” laid for Tucson streetcar

Construction crews laid down the final link of rail Thursday, July 25, 2013, for the streetcar line in Tucson, Ariz.

Friday, 26 July 2013
26 July 2013

TriMet marks halfway point for LRT work

TriMet on Thursday, July 25, 2013 promoted the hypothetical "halfway point" of construction on its Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, linking the namesake cities in Oregon.

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