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Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC Inc. will design and produce a supervisory control system and communications systems for the Long Island Rail Road’s Harold Interlocking Complex in Long Island City, N.Y.  Harold is among the busiest such complexes in the U.S., handling LIRR, New Jersey Transit, and Amtrak train movements as well as some freight activity.

--> Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC Inc. will design and produce a supervisory control system and communications systems for the Long Island Rail Road’s Harold Interlocking Complex in Long Island City, N.Y.  Harold is…

Canadian National and West Chicago, Ill., have come to terms on CN’s operations over the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, which CN acquired in January. West Chicago will accept CN’s commitment to $1.8 billion in improvements on the line to reduce the impact of the anticipated frequency increase on the EJ&E.

--> Canadian National and West Chicago, Ill., have come to terms on CN’s operations over the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, which CN acquired in January. West Chicago will accept CN’s…

Charles H. Clay, a Soo Line alumnus and founder of several short line railroads in the upper Midwest, died March 1. He was 83.

Born in Troy, Mont., Clay worked in the forest service and served aboard the USS Wainwright in World War II before acquiring his business and law degrees at the University of Minnesota. His legal background included serving as a law clerk in the Minnesota Supreme Court before working for Soo’s legal department.

Clay also worked for the Minneapolis law firm of Head, Seifer & Vender Weide, but returned to railroading as, with two partners, he founded numerous short line railroads, including the Red River Valley & Western Railroad, the Twin Cities & Western Railroad (Railway Age’s 2008 Short Line of the Year), the Minnesota Prairie Line, and the Rutland Line. Clay also established the Western Railroad Equipment Co. (with an acronym Clay relished).

Active throughout his life in civic affairs, Clay served as a member of the Civic Caucus Core Group, and on the Board of Directors of the Citizens League, where he also served as its president from 1965 to 1966. He served on the Board of Directors of Deaconess Hospital, and on the Edina, Minn., school board.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers any memorials be made to the Nature Conservancy, Allina Hospice and Palliative Care, or Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn.

 

--> Charles H. Clay, a Soo Line alumnus and founder of several short line railroads in the upper Midwest, died March 1. He was 83.Born in Troy, Mont., Clay worked in…

The Metrolink engineer involved in the Sept. 12, 2008 Chatsworth, Calif., train crash had earlier allowed a teenaged railfan access to the locomotive cab, overseeing him as the railfan piloted the train, and planned to do so again the day of the accident, which killed 25 and injured 130, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

--> The Metrolink engineer involved in the Sept. 12, 2008 Chatsworth, Calif., train crash had earlier allowed a teenaged railfan access to the locomotive cab, overseeing him as the railfan piloted…

Seemingly overriding its own pessimistic assessment offered only last week, Austin, Tex.’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has reiterated its intent to open its initial 32-mile route on March 30, linking Leander with downtown Austin.

--> Seemingly overriding its own pessimistic assessment offered only last week, Austin, Tex.’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has reiterated its intent to open its initial 32-mile route on March 30, linking…
In a ruling March 2, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed an earlier decision by a federal court judge in Milwaukee, rejecting a claim by We Energies that Union Pacific overcharged it $23 million for coal deliveries to its Wisconsin power plants. Milwaukee-based We Energies is UP’s largest customer in the Badger State.

--> In a ruling March 2, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed an earlier decision by a federal court judge in Milwaukee, rejecting a claim by We Energies…
Miami International Airport began construction Monday of its 1.27-mile, $342 million MIA Mover line. The dual elevated guideway project will include two station stops while connecting the airport with Miami…
After years of postponements and delay, the 18-mile single-track rail route between Albany and Schenectady, N.Y., may finally be double-tracked in 2009, if the expected approval by the Capital District Regional Planning Committee later this month is backed by funding.

--> After years of postponements and delay, the 18-mile single-track rail route between Albany and Schenectady, N.Y., may finally be double-tracked in 2009, if the expected approval by the Capital District…

Dapco Technologies, a service arm of Ridgefield, Conn.-based Dapco Industries, has been renamed Nordco Rail Services to emphasize the company’s role in both rail diagnostic services and engineering. The company also announced a new president, Chris Smitka, and has relocated to a new facility in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

--> Dapco Technologies, a service arm of Ridgefield, Conn.-based Dapco Industries, has been renamed Nordco Rail Services to emphasize the company’s role in both rail diagnostic services and engineering. The company…

Dapco Technologies, a service arm of Ridgefield, Conn.-based Dapco Industries, has been renamed Nordco Rail Services to emphasize the company’s role in both rail diagnostic services and engineering. The company also announced a new president, Chris Smitka, and has relocated to a new facility in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

--> Dapco Technologies, a service arm of Ridgefield, Conn.-based Dapco Industries, has been renamed Nordco Rail Services to emphasize the company’s role in both rail diagnostic services and engineering. The company…
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