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Thursday, 28 June 2012
28 June 2012

North American carload freight volume rallies

Freight carload volume gained ground in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. during the week ending June 23, 2012, measured against the comparable week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

Thursday, 28 June 2012
28 June 2012

Case against coal heats up—again

A ruling by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has cast new doubt on the future of coal as a source of electricity it for Americans—and a major revenue provider for American railroads.

Thursday, 28 June 2012
28 June 2012

Greenbrier reports record quarterly revenue

Greenbrier reported Thursday that revenue for its third fiscal quarter reached a record $507.8 million, up 11% from $458.2 million in the second quarter and up 60% from $317.3 million in the prior year's third quarter.

Thursday, 28 June 2012
28 June 2012

Jim Schultz joins Patriot Rail as EVP

Patriot Rail President and CEO John Fenton has announced the appointment of James T. Schultz, former vice president & chief safety officer at CSX, as executive vice president & chief administrative officer.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
27 June 2012

Bombardier Sustainability Awards go to GE, SKF

Bombardier Transportation has presented its Transportation Sustainability Awards to SKF Group and General Electric Co., "recognizing accomplishments in the field of sustainable development and emphasizing the strong strategic importance of a responsible supply chain as part of the ...
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
27 June 2012

Grant aids Port of Corpus Christi rail project

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (POCCA) has received a $10 million federal grant toward its Nueces River Rail Yard Expansion project. The grant comes from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program of the United States Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
27 June 2012

Alabama port railway gets GenSet switcher

R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives Wednesday said an RP14BD GenSet Switcher is destined for the Alabama State Port Authority's Terminal Railway (TASD).

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
27 June 2012

William D. Kennedy, 69

William D. Kennedy, an internationally recognized expert on tunnel ventilation who was instrumental in the development of tunnel ventilation systems for road and rail tunnels worldwide, died on June 23 at the age of 69.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
27 June 2012

Sygnet Rail Technologies lands Brazil agreement

Sygnet Rail Technologies Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with EIF Locomotivas of Brazil to assist in the supply of four locomotives to Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos, or CPTM), a Brazilian regional (commuter) rail company owned ...
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
26 June 2012

Bombardier affirms BART option

Bombardier Transportation Tuesday affirmed an option order worth about $266 million placed by BART for 150 additional rail cars.

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