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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 it has been selected to provide remote control to multiple switch locations and install a shove track protection system at a Class I hump yard located in North Carolina.

A suit filed in federal court seeks to block CSX from improving and expanding its Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, D.C.

President Obama announced his intention Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, to renominate Daniel Ellliot III to the Surface Transportation Board for another term, and upon appointment assume the role of STB chair, which he currently holds.

Throughout its three decades of existence, Chicagoland’s Metra regional rail service has resisted the widespread adaptation of “fixed-seat” consists by other North American transit agencies, arguing that its customers prefer the choice of facing forward (or backward) on rides and, as well, ...

Nearing substantial completion of a decades-long effort to link downtown Dallas with outlying suburbs, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and City Council officials have begun looking into long-discussed rail transit upgrades within the city's core itself.

12 November 2014

Big-box bonanza

Railroads are searching for ways to keep intermodal moving, and growing, on a capacity-constrained network.

LNG or CNG? At the High Horsepower Summit in New Orleans, four newer players in the natural gas-powered-locomotive field described their plans.

Opposition to a proposed $3.3 billion multimodal bridge linking Oregon and Washington last year killed the controversial Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project, sinking additions to Interstate 5 road capacity and scuttling plans to extend MAX light rail service into Washington State. But both idea ...
Railway Equipment Co. (RECo) has announced additions and improvements to its high-efficiency, reliable Cragg Railcharger switch mode power supply battery charger line, including a new 60 amp Switch Mode Charger (SMC) that is one of the first SMC battery chargers that can produce 60 amps at voltag ...
11 November 2014

Is coal on a comeback?

With utility losses stabilizing and global demand still strong, carloads are edging upward.

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