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Thursday, 22 March 2012
22 March 2012

Rail employment barely down in mid-February

Class I rail employment numbers released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 159,333 people in mid-February, up 3.93% from February 2011, and down just 105 positions, or only 0.07%, from January 2012.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
21 March 2012

Smith, Furniture Row Racing, CSX finish mid-pack a ...

Regan Smith brought his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/CSX Play it Safe Chevrolet home in 24th place, four laps down, at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday following an early incident.

Monday, 19 March 2012
19 March 2012

GM names UP Rail Services Supplier of the Year

General Motors has named Union Pacific its 2011 Supplier of the Year for Rail Services.

Friday, 16 March 2012
16 March 2012

Amtrak, Michigan cry foul over NS slow order

Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation late Thursday publicly protested a decision by Norfolk Southern enacting speed restrictions of 25 to 30 mph on NS track between Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor. The decisions slow Amtrak Wolverine Service trains linking Chicago and Detroit from previou ...
Friday, 16 March 2012
16 March 2012

Another D.C.-area streetcar plan appears

Washington, D.C.-area municipality Alexandria and nearby Arlington County, both in Virginia, are jointly planning a five-mile streetcar line that local media suggest may come to fruition more quickly than the higher-profile Columbia Pike streetcar project.

Friday, 16 March 2012
16 March 2012

RSI scholarship deadline one month away

Applications for the Railway Supply Institute's 2012/2013 Academic Year Scholarship are now available online—but the deadline of April 20, 2012, is not all that far away, so apply now.

Friday, 16 March 2012
16 March 2012

RailComm names Michael Dampier VP

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm on Thursday announced that Michael Dampier has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing. Dampier will be based in Jacksonville, Fla.

Highlights from Kansas City Southern President and CEO Dave Starling’s remarks upon receipt of the Railroader of the Year Award, Union League Club, Chicago, Ill., March 13, 2012. “Railroading in North America: This Generation to the Next”

Thursday, 15 March 2012
15 March 2012

Butler succeeds Koraleski at UP

Union Pacific directors have named Eric L. Butler executive vice president, Marketing and Sales, succeeding Jack Koraleski, who is serving as acting president and CEO while Chairman Jim Young is on medical leave.

Thursday, 15 March 2012
15 March 2012

AAR: U.S. freight traffic stays mixed

U.S. freight traffic continued its mixed trends in the week ending March 10, 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.8% for the week measured against the comparable week in 2011. By contrast, U.S. intermodal volume for the week was up 4.2 ...
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