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Wednesday, 02 May 2012
02 May 2012

Whitmore acquires QHi Rail Ltd.

Rockwall, Tex.-based Whitmore Manufacturing Co., a producer of component protection technology, announced Monday it has acquired QHi Rail Ltd., a British-based manufacturer of gauge face and Top of the Rail (TOR) lubrication systems for railways.

Wednesday, 02 May 2012
02 May 2012

BNSF builds new capacity in Nebraska

BNSF announced Tuesday that it will invest approximately $202 million this year on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Nebraska.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
01 May 2012

NS shop: "Unprecedented safety milestone" ...

Norfolk Southern reports that employees at its Enola Locomotive Shop made history in March "as the first in the company to surpass 2 million employee-hours without an injury."

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
01 May 2012

Wabtec wins Australia locomotive order

Wabtec Corp's MotivePower subsidiary will build 10 locomotives for CFCLA Rail JV Pty Ltd., a joint venture of CFCL Australia Pty. Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Tokyo, the company announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
01 May 2012

L.B. Foster sales and backlog grow

L.B. Foster Co., which supplies and distributes products and services for rail, construction, energy, and utility markets, has reported net income of $3.4 million or 33 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2012 compared with 7 cents per diluted share in the prior year period. Sales we ...
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
01 May 2012

GWI leases Alabama short line from NS

Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming's newly formed subsidiary, the Columbus & Chattahoochee Railroad, Inc. (CCR), has signed an agreement with Norfolk Southern to lease and operate a 26-mile segment of NS track in Alabama.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
01 May 2012

GWI 1Q net income rises modestly

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. early Tuesday reported net income in the first quarter of 2012 of $22.2 million, up from $22.1 million in the first quarter of 2011. GWI's diluted earnings per share of 52 cents held steady in the quarter measured against the same period a year ago, though the company s ...
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
01 May 2012

DART marks management restructuring

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Monday said it had named Jesse Oliver deputy executive director and Carol Wise executive vice president, chief operating officer. As well, DART Senior Vice Presidents David Leininger and Timothy McKay were promoted to executive vice president. Tim Newby, previousl ...
CSX Transportation has partnered with Furniture Row Racing and the No. 78 Chevrolet Impala driven by Regan Smith in NASCAR’s top-tier Sprint Cup Series as an associate sponsor for the first half of the 2012 season. The six-race sponsorship program is built around CSX’s “Play it Safe” high ...
Monday, 30 April 2012
30 April 2012

Amtrak updates fleet strategy plan

Amtrak on Monday publicly unveiled its Amtrak Fleet Strategy Plan Version 3.1, an 82-page document designed to explain Amtrak's desire to implement a systematic approach to replacing the carrier's aged rolling stock and locomotive fleet.

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