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Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

When the trains stopped

Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

The supply side: We’re always dodging rain cloud ...

Railway suppliers are a resilient and optimistic bunch. They know that if times are tough, a better day will come. Over 1,300 railroaders and suppliers attended the September 2012 RSI/CMA meeting, and I detected a sense of optimism. I’d like to explore some of the reasons why.
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

Wall Street view: Stuck in neutral?

Looking ahead to 2013, we find the same central question facing us that we have over the past few years, and that is what the economic environment will look like. We have maintained the basic premise that the North American economy will grow modestly in 2013. There are several issues that likel ...
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

2013 Freight Rail Outlook: The challenge of change

Resilience and resourcefulness are two terms that have become closely associated with North American railroads in recent years. The industry has emerged from the worst economic recession since the Great Depression in relatively solid shape, and enters 2013 positioned for growth.
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

Stepping up the ol’ grind

Professionals juggle the miscellany of variables associated with grinding to ensure a target profile to manage and extend rail life. Rail remains one of the railroads’ most expensive assets, and employing maintenance practices to meet its useful life can save the industry millions every year.
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

Robert W. McKnight, 1923-2012

Robert W. McKnight, former editor of Railway Signaling & Communications, a Simmons-Boardman publication, and C&S editor of Railway Age, died Dec. 9. He was 89.
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

DART gets grant for DFW airport LRT access

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday approved a nearly $120 million loan that will enable Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to advance construction on the third phase of its light rail transit Orange Line extension project.
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

Michigan DOT completes NS rail line buy

In time for the holiday season, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. (NS) have finalized a $140 million agreement for MDOT to acquire ownership of 135 miles of NS right-of-way in the Wolverine State. ...
Friday, 14 December 2012
14 December 2012

FEC, Port Everglades sign intermodal site pact

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) said Friday it has signed a joint marketing agreement with Port Everglades to promote a new 42.5-acre near-port intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF), to serve south Florida as a major international and domestic freight hub.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
13 December 2012

Amtrak looks to new NEC trainsets

In testimony Dec. 13 before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman said the company “is advancing plans to acquire new next-generation high-speed trainsets and ending its plans to purchase 40 additional high-speed passenger cars to add t ...
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