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Norfolk Southern late Monday said Erskine B. Bowles has been elected a director of the corporation. Bowles s ...
What would E. H. Talbott, Railway Age’s first editor, think of social media? I’m sure that at the very least, he’d be skeptical at first. Social media like Facebook and Twitter, like the title of the final Star Trek movie with the full original cast (William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, etc.), i ...
A railroad’s infrastructure may not always be thought of as a profit center, but how productively it’s built and maintained ...

Growth, planning goes on through budget crises

Rosement, Ill.-based CF Rail Services, a subsidiary of Chicago Freight Car Leasing, said Monday it has acquired Waycross, Ga.-based Mobile Railcar Cleaning Co., which will operate under a new name, Waycross Railcar. Waycross Railcar is located near both CSX and Norfolk Southern operation ...
Wabtec Corp. said Monday it has acquired Brush Traction Group, a British-based provider of locomotive overhauls, services, and aftermarket components, for about $31 million. With facilities in Loughborough, England, and Kilmarnock, Scotland, the company has annual sales of about $55 million. Wabte ...
In a move possibly reflecting Florida’s political significance, the Department of Transportation has extended by one week its deadline for a decision by the Sunshine State to use, or reject, federal funds for high speed rail. Florida Gov. Rick Scott last Thursday ...
Affirming his disdain for high speed rail, Florida Gov. Rick Scott late Thursday rejected a hastily arranged plan to rescue the state’s proposed 84-mile, $2.39 billion high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. The Republican governor’s move prompted angry reaction from state lawma ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Thursday made good its oft-stated intent to approve $75 million for purchase of Los Angeles’ Union Station, a rebounding rail and transit hub. The deal, is expected to close in 30 days, includes 38 acres and development rights ...
Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) said Thursday its Board of Directors approved funds to purchase 19 Siemens light rail transit vehicles, Delivery could begin as early as October 2012, METRO said, earlier than originally anticipated. The anticipated cost was not ...
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