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For Texas short line, “Customer is king”. In 12 years, an upstart short line powerhouse has increased freight traffic 20-fold. In Texas, “think big” is a maxim, even for the smaller things such as short line railroads. Blacklands Railroad, Railway Age’s 2011 Short Line Railroad ...

Short line operators proposing new moves or trying to renegotiate rate divisions on old moves can be at a competitive disadvantage with their Class I counterparts.

Streetcars are returning, possibly to a neighborhood near(er) you, though in both the U.S. and Canada political headwinds may slow their arrival.

It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to turn this month’s column over to Norfolk Southern Chief Executive Wick Moorman, Railway Age’s 2011 Railroader of the Year.

The RRIF program was conceived to support more direct, local rail service. But such service may be in retreat.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to apply for the $2.38 billion in high speed rail funding that Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected. The money would permit the extension of extenda starter Central Valley segment of a planned 800-mile system.

Union Pacific is inviting rail industry suppliers and other interested parties to a High-Speed Rail General Contractor and Sub-Contractor Information Session, scheduled for April 20 at Chicago’s Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.), third floor, Festival Hall A, Room 301, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Centr ...
U.S. carload freight traffic rose 1.9% during the week ending March 26, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association o f American Railroads said Thursday. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, 5.7%, compared with the same week a year ago. ...
Metrolinx, Ontario’s regional transport agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, has purchased a section of CN’s Kingston Subdivision rail line, used primarily for regional and intercity rail operations in eastern Toronto, for C$299 million. The segment acquired runs from east ...
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