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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
12 December 2012

CN blasts rail regulation legislation

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National, says there is no evidence of systemic rail service problems warranting the Canadian government's introduction Tuesday of legislation that would expand rail regulation to impose level of service obligations. ...
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
12 December 2012

Progress Rail acquires welding company

Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., said Tuesday it has purchased mobile welding assets from RibbonWeld LLC, a rail welding company based in Springfield, Mo.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
12 December 2012

Obituary: Dr. William J. Harris, 94

Dr. William J. Harris, who contributed to several industry improvements and who served with the Association of American Railroads from 1970 to 1985, died Dec. 5 at age 94 at his home in East Falmouth, Mass.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
12 December 2012

UP opens Austin, Tex., info tech center

Union Pacific said Tuesday it has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Tex., bringing the railroad closer to the top talent located in what it calls one of the hottest U.S. technology hubs.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
12 December 2012

UIC honor bestowed to TTCI FAST program

The Association of American Railroads Tuesday lauded the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) on its receipt of the International Union of Railways' (UIC) Innovation and Railway Research Award in the "Rail Freight Services" category for the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAS ...
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
12 December 2012

NJT: 261 passenger cars need post-Sandy fix

Questioned Tuesday by New Jersey's Assembly Transportation Committee—but not as harshly as some expected—New Jersey Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein said the company had sustained $100 million in damage to its rail equipment, including 62 locomotives and 261 passenger cars, due to H ...
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
11 December 2012

CP, Teamsters Canada workers reach accord

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED), representing 2,600 maintenance of way workers, and Canadian Pacific reached a tentative historic five-year contract settlement, CP announced Tuesday.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
11 December 2012

For Arlington County streetcar, a PPP option

Arlington County (Va.) Board members Monday approved plans to explore a public-private partnership arrangement to advance its proposed Columbia Pike streetcar. But the approval was strongly contested by a recently elected board member, whose campaign included strident disapproval of any streetcar ...
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
11 December 2012

NS welcomes Amtrak back to Norfolk

Norfolk Southern Corp. Tuesday heralded Amtrak's return to the corporation's headquarters city, Norfolk, Va., and the Hampton Roads area.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
11 December 2012

Virgin Trains extends Bombardier contract

British West Coast Main Line operator Virgin Trains has extended its contract with Bombardier until March 2016 to maintain its fleet of Super Voyager diesel trains. The contract is worth about £106 million (roughly $171 million).

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