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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.

Monday, 30 April 2012
30 April 2012

MAC Products Inc. acquires ProTran1

MAC Products Inc. on Monday said it has acquired ProTran1 LLC and ProTran Technologies, producers of worker and pedestrian related safety equipment and devices for the transportation industry.

Monday, 30 April 2012
30 April 2012

BNSF launches interactive network map

BNSF has announced “a new interactive map highlighting events and activities along its 32,000-mile rail network.”

Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. received the 2011 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President’s Award for its outstanding safety record. The President’s Award, first presented in 2006, is awarded to the ASLRRA-member railroad with the lowest injury frequency rate in its ...

Union Pacific General Director Car and Locomotive Engineering Michael Iden, Chicago, Ill., has been awarded the 2012 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award by the Association of American Railroads.

Friday, 27 April 2012
27 April 2012

BNSF honors 2011 Employees of the Year

BNSF Railway has honored the accomplishments of its 2011 Safety Employees of the Year, Achievement Award winners, and “Best of the Best” safety team leaders.

Friday, 27 April 2012
27 April 2012

BNSF, UP ordered to pay rate reparations

The Surface Transportation Board has ordered BNSF and Union Pacific to pay reparations totaling $9,244,144 to Arizona Electric Power Cooperative for rate overcharges for the movement of utility coal.

Friday, 27 April 2012
27 April 2012

Teamsters weigh strike against CP

The general committees of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing the conductors, trainmen, yardmen, locomotive engineers and rail traffic controllers employed by Canadian Pacific Railway, announced Thursday they have been authorized by their membership to launch a strike agains ...
Friday, 27 April 2012
27 April 2012

Amtrak revamps emergency, security approach

Amtrak said Thursday it is "creating a new Emergency Management and Corporate Security department to integrate existing company-wide efforts into a single, cohesive unit to more effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters, mitigate their effects and allow for fast and efficient response and ...
Thursday, 26 April 2012
26 April 2012

Rail Group aids Trinity Industries 1Q profit

Dallas-based Trinity Industries Inc., aided by its Rail Group, late Wednesday reported a first-quarter net profit of $52.9 million or 66 cents per share, compared with $24.2 million, or 30 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2011. Earnings beat the Wall Street consensus estimate of 51 cents ...
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