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Railway Age magazine has named Blacklands Railroad the 2011 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and the Reading & Northern Railroad its 2011 Regional Railroad of the Year. The awards will be presented at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s annual m ...
09 March 2011

AAR: Class I

Stressing that U.S. Class I railroads have committed “the three highest years of capital expenditure on record, in the middle of the greatest recession since the Great Depression,” Association of American Railroads CEO Ed Hamberger on Wednesday said “the individual freight railroa ...
PALM SPRINGS, CALIF: Close to 300 people from the mechanical, operating, financial, and supply sectors of the North American freight railroad industry are attending Railroad Financial Corporation’s 25th annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference at the La Quinta Resort & Club. The con ...
BNSF has informed its customers that by shipping via rail rather than truck in 2010, they reduced emissions by more than 21 million metric tons of CO2, “also equivalent to reducing the consumption and resultant emissions of more than 2 billion gallons of diesel fuel.” ...
PALM SPRINGS, CALIF: Close to 300 people from the mechanical, operating, financial, and supply sectors of the North American freight railroad industry are attending Railroad Financial Corporation’s 25th annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference at the La Quinta Resort & Club. The con ...
After experiencing near-record container traffic in 2010, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced that it will invest $283 million in 2011 to upgrade the port road network, enhance the existing ExpressRail System, and continue its program to deepen the port’s channels to 50 f ...
08 March 2011

New Metra

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on Monday signed a bill creating the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District, a step designed to implement regional rail passenger service for southeastern Chicagoland. The district will be overseen by officials in 20 municipalities along the future line, and ...
Lawrence Beal (1938-2010), who founded National Railway Equipment Company and grew it into a global supplier of new and rebuilt locomotives, and a pioneer in genset technology, was honored March 7 at the 2011 Rail Equipment Finance Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. ...
Despite harsh winter weather in much of the U.S. during February, U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal traffic rose during the month measured against February 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Monday. Freight carload traffic rose 4.2%, while intermodal advanced 10.3%, compared ...
Lexington, Mass.-based RailRunner, N.A., Inc. announced Monday a renewal of its European product certification efforts as a result of the European Railway Agency (ERA) recent modifications to its Technical Standards of Interoperability (TSI). ...
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