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Monday, 25 June 2012
25 June 2012

UP sub acquires Ansaldo STS USA division

PS Technology (PST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Corp., on Monday announced it has acquired the Yard Control Systems division of Ansaldo STS USA.

Monday, 25 June 2012
25 June 2012

Walter J. Zable, Cubic Corp. CEO, 97

San Diego-based Cubic Corp. said Monday corporation founder, Chairman, President, and CEO Walter J. Zable had passed away, at age 97.

Monday, 25 June 2012
25 June 2012

RailComm adds CROR to DOC System Software

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system, used by RailAmerica's American Rail Dispatch Center, will soon have the ability to dispatch based on Canadian Railroad Operating Rules (CROR).

Friday, 22 June 2012
22 June 2012

Orlando airport eyes FEC rail link

Officials overseeing Orlando International Airport in central Florida say they have approved a request by Florida East Coast Industries to develop plans linking the airport to the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC).

Friday, 22 June 2012
22 June 2012

Court moves pricing suit against railroads ahead

Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted class certification to a lawsuit in which eight shippers allege that BNSF Railway, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and CSX Transportation conspired to fix the price of fuel surcharges. ...
Friday, 22 June 2012
22 June 2012

Tumult ongoing for Charlotte LRT extension

North Carolina's state legislature Thursday approveda budget that restores state funding contributions for Charlotte's $1 billion Lynx Blue Line light rail extension to University City. The extension's prospects have been volatile in recent weeks.

Friday, 22 June 2012
22 June 2012

CP, U.S. Silica set frac sand pact

Canadian Pacific and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Friday announced a multi-year agreement for the movement of frac sand from U.S. Silica's newest mining and processing facility in Sparta, Wis., as Class I railroads continue expanding their services in the energy field.

Thursday, 21 June 2012
21 June 2012

From UP, a 150-year timeline eBook

Union Pacific, which dates its beginning to the signing of the Pacific Railway Act by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, announced Thursday that it making a 150-year timeline eBook available free in the Apple iTunes Store under Books.

Thursday, 21 June 2012
21 June 2012

BNSF honors hazmat shippers for safe transport

BNSF Railway announced that it has presented 98 customers with the railroad's 15th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2011.

Thursday, 21 June 2012
21 June 2012

North American intermodal counters carload slump

Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. intermodal volume increased for the week ending June 16, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, even as freight carload volume fell in each nation, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

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