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From branch line to blockbuster, the Indiana Rail Road story is largely that of one man's visionary leadership: Founder and chief executive Thomas G. Hoback.

Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J.

Brookville, Pa.-based Brookville Equipment Corp. said Monday, March 9, 2015 it "shipped an all-new highly-customized 88-ton diesel-hydraulic yard switching locomotive to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF) in Bremerton, Wash."

Canadian Pacific on Monday, March 9, 2015 announced that Unifor members have ratified a labor agreement covering approximately 1,200 active mechanical employees working on the Class I railroad.

U.S. use of public transit, including bus and various rail modes, in 2014 attained the highest level in 58 years, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 9, 2015. APTA said 10.8 billion trips were recorded on public transport in 2014.

Want proof that American cities away from the coastlines can commit to passenger rail and an auto-alternatives future? Look to Denver. Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) may be guilty of modesty.

Complete track renewal work calls for large machines that offer custom solutions.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given the Southern California Regional Railroad Authority—the governing board of Metrolink—the green light to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) in a revenue service demonstration on the San Bernardino rail line.
At first sight, the March 7, 2015 Reuters bulletin looked like an accidental re-filing of a three-weeks-old news flash: “A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil has derailed near the Northern Ontario community of Gogama, with crews reporting a fire, but no injuries.”

The Indiana Department of Transportation on Friday, March 6, 2015, officially pulled the plug on continuing Amtrak's Hoosier State passenger rail service, with the train's last day of service now slated for April 1.

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