New Westminster, B.C.-based Southern Railway of British Columbia (SRY) maintains the track, and was to begin seasonal service using thebridge next week, under its subsidiary Southern Railway of Vancouver Island. Thetrack is owned by the not-for-profit Island Corridor Foundation, a partnership includingFirst Nations representatives and local governments on Vancouver Island. <br><br>
Reading & Northern: Ready and able
Short line operators proposing new moves or trying to renegotiate rate divisions on old moves can be at a competitive disadvantage with their Class I counterparts.
Streetcars are returning, possibly to a neighborhood near(er) you, though in both the U.S. and Canada political headwinds may slow their arrival.
It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to turn this month’s column over to Norfolk Southern Chief Executive Wick Moorman, Railway Age’s 2011 Railroader of the Year.
The RRIF program was conceived to support more direct, local rail service. But such service may be in retreat.