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A Chinese high speed trainset broke a world record Friday, Dec. 3, for the fastest unmodified revenue-service train, reaching 481.1 kph (298.9 mph), Chinese state media reported. News of the purported world speed record first appeared on CNN. ...
MTA New York City Transit—and for that matter the entire Metropolitan Transportation Authority—has been hardening its rail infrastructure against terrorist attack, comparable to actions taken by ...
The Federal Railroad Administration said it has awarded the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) $450,000 to conduct studies for potential rail service between the Northeast Corridor through the First State and toward Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula region.  ...
Russian Railways (RZD) says it plans to acquire 1,250 locomotives between 2011 and 2013, at a cost of roughly 112 billion rubles, or about $3.6 billion. RZD President Vladimir Yakunin, explaining the planned move, said, “The locomotive fleet has traditionally been one of the key el ...

Kansas City Southern has launched a new branding initiativehighlighting its capabilities throughout North America. 

The new brand incorporates the existing red logos of KansasCity Southern Railway Co., Kansas City Southern de Mexico SA de CV, and PanamaCanal Railway Co., along with the tag line “Business Without Borders.”

KCS said it will begin using the new brand on marketingmaterials, videos, print materials, and online efforts.

“KCS has both a proud history anda very bright future,” KCS CEO David Starling said in a statement. “Our unique cross-border franchise, with access to keyports on the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean, and strategic relationships withrail, truck and ocean shipping partners, truly allows KCS to offertransportation solutions to move our customers’ goods anywhere in the world.” 

 

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Local military families in and around aptly named North Pole, Idaho, were given a Holiday Express train trip Wednesday courtesy of BNSF. BNSF boarded roughly 300 people at its Hauser, Idaho, refueling stop for a 90-minute train trip, as a show of appreciation for those in military service. ...
U.S. freight carload traffic rose 3.2% for the week ending Nov. 27, measured against the comparable week in 2009, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. AAR noted the 2009 comparison week included the Thanksgiving Day holiday. U.S. intermodal traffic for the week was up 10.8% compa ...
Bombardier Transportation’s backlog of undelivered orders stood at a record $32.7 billion on Oct. 31, a 21% increase since the beginning of the year, said Pierre Beaudoin, president and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., on Thursday as he announced results for the company’s third ...

“Managing Risk and Minimizing Claims During Railroad Construction” is a featured seminar set for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the 2011 NRC Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Featured panel speakers include: Larry Laurello, representing Ashtabula, Ohio-based Delta Railroad Construction; T.H. Lyda and Chad Wissinger of Pittsburgh-based law firm Burns White LLC; and John Zuspan of Track Guy Consultants, Cannonsburg, Pa.

For more information on the seminar, contact Julie Meyers at 484-567-5738; email: jpmeyers@burnswhite.com. Seminar registration is available at www.nrcma.org/ps.nrcconference.

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The Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that trade using surface transportation between the U. S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 19.3% higher in September 2010 than in September 2009, reaching $68.3 billion. It remained 4.8% below September 2008.

In September, 86.9% of U.S. trade by value with Canada and Mexico moved on land, largely by rail, truck, and pipeline. Imports were up 30.6%% compared with September 2000, while exports were up 49.9%.

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