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Monday, 04 March 2013
04 March 2013

Cold Train to open Chicago office

Cold Train said Monday it is opening a new office in downtown Chicago in 2013 to aid "hauling more cargo and various products back from the Midwest and East Coast to Washington State and Oregon."

Monday, 04 March 2013
04 March 2013

Vermont rail speeds to increase, state says

The Vermont Agency of Transportation says speed limits will be raised on New England Central trackage from 59 mph to 79 mph beginning March 11, improving conditions for both freight rail movement and Amtrak's Vermonter.

Monday, 04 March 2013
04 March 2013

AAR spurns NITL's mandatory switching proposa ...

A statement released Friday by the Association of American Railroads commented unfavorably on a proposal by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) for mandatory switching, which AAR asserted "would harm all rail network users."

Friday, 01 March 2013
01 March 2013

Box tunnel pact presages Amtrak Gateway Tunnel

Amtrak has reached tentative agreement with private developers in Manhattan to construct an 800-foot-long box tunnel on site at the 26-acre Hudson Yards development site on Manhattan’s West Side. The tunnel would act as a placeholder for eventual expansion of Northeast Corridor capacity under t ...
Friday, 01 March 2013
01 March 2013

Monterey County eyes extended Capitol Corridor

Monterey County, Calif., is considering a proposal to extend rail service roughly 60 miles south of San Jose, in Santa Clara County, to Salinas, Calif.—in essence adding to the heavily used Capitol Corridor intercity rail service area.

Friday, 01 March 2013
01 March 2013

Timken Co. to buy Greenbrier Cos. asset package

The Greenbrier Cos. Thursday said it has reached agreement with The Timken Co. to sell "substantially all the equipment utilized in Greenbrier's reconditioned wheelset roller bearing operations in Elizabethtown, Kentucky."

Thursday, 28 February 2013
28 February 2013

OSHA: NS must redress whistleblower violations

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has been ordered to pay $1.1 million to three workers following an investigation by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which found that the company violated the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act, O ...
Thursday, 28 February 2013
28 February 2013

Same mix for U.S. freight traffic, AAR reports

U.S. freight traffic for the week ending Feb. 23, 2013 remained mixed, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. freight carload traffic slipped 1.2% measured against the comparable week in 2012, counterbalanced by a 4.1% gain in U.S. intermodal volume during the week compared to ...
Thursday, 28 February 2013
28 February 2013

Last leg of Denver I-225 LRT to get under way

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday for the the last segment of the 10.5-mile I-225 light rail transit line extending through Aurora, Colo.

Thursday, 28 February 2013
28 February 2013

PATH readies full weekend service restoration

Weekend PATH service between the World Trade Center and Exchange Place in Jersey City is scheduled to resume Friday evening, completing the final phase of service restoration to the system following disruption due to Hurricane Sandy Oct. 29, 2012.

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