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Monday, 25 February 2013
25 February 2013

NS to discontinue some Roanoke operations

Norfolk Southern said Monday it will cease regional railcar classification operations at its Roanoke Terminal hump yard in Roanoke, Va., effective immediately. The move will eliminate 140 positions, NS said.

Monday, 25 February 2013
25 February 2013

State funds for Fort Lauderdale streetcar?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has championed cost-cutting during his administration, and rejected federal efforts to advance high speed rail in the Sunshine State. But Scott has allowed SunRail regional rail service to advance in the Orlando metropolitan area, and now seems willing to assist Fort Laude ...
Monday, 25 February 2013
25 February 2013

Late-race wreck mars CSX, Front Row Motorsports de ...

In spite of gray and threatening skies over Daytona International Speedway, the green flag dropped at the 55th Daytona 500 right on time on Feb. 23. David Ragan, driving the Front Row Motorsports No. 34 Detail Doctor/CSX Play It Safe Ford Fusion, started from the 22nd position, “feeling confident ...
Friday, 22 February 2013
22 February 2013

January employment up year-over-year

Figures released Friday by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,043 people in mid-January 2013, up 1.2% from December 2012, though down 0.37%, or 609 employees, from December 2012.

Friday, 22 February 2013
22 February 2013

ABB wins order to supply TTC

ABB said Friday it has received a contract from Toronto-based electrical contractor Ozz Electric, Inc. to supply and commission rail traction power equipment for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

Thursday, 21 February 2013
21 February 2013

As crude soars, U.S. freight traffic stays mixed

Carloads of crude oil on U.S. Class I railroads set a record in 2012, up 256% from crude carloads in 2011, modestly helping to offset declines in other freight carload categories last year, according to results released by the Association of American Railroads Thursday. Crude oil in 2012 represen ...
Thursday, 21 February 2013
21 February 2013

NOPB Railroad taps GE Transportation

Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said Thursday New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has signed an agreement to use GE's software applications for railroad transportation management and railcar repair and maintenance.

Thursday, 21 February 2013
21 February 2013

Record 4Q, full-year earnings for ARI

St. Charles, Mo.-based American Railcar Industries late Wednesday reported record fourth-quarter earnings of $24.4 million, up from $5.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue for the quarter was $207.7 million, up 6% from revenue in the year-ago quarter and the highest since the third qu ...
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
20 February 2013

Rail Group aids Trinity's 4Q, full-year resul ...

Trinity Industries announced Wednesday that Rail Group orders for 5,620 new railcars during the fourth quarter pushed its backlog to 31,990 units valued at $3.7 billion. The Rail Group shipped 4,960 railcars during the fourth quarter and 19,360 during the full year.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
20 February 2013

Metro-North plans for Penn Station access

MTA Metro-North Railroad could make access to Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station an official priority in its next five-year capital construction program to be released in 2014, despite decades of obstructions confronting the railroad.

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